Former New York City professor who made threatening remarks with a machete has found a new teaching position at a different institution.
Andre Massena, a former adjunct lecturer at the City University of New York (CUNY), resigned in 2021 following an incident in which he brandished a machete and made threatening comments during a virtual meeting with students. The incident, which occurred during a discussion about student evaluations, led to Massena’s resignation and legal consequences.
However, reports now indicate that Massena has been hired as an adjunct professor at Medgar Evers College, another CUNY institution. The decision to hire Massena has sparked controversy and raised questions about the vetting process for adjunct professors and faculty at academic institutions.
Massena’s case highlights the challenges that academic institutions face when dealing with faculty and staff who have been involved in incidents that could potentially impact campus safety and the learning environment. It also underscores the importance of thorough background checks and evaluations when making hiring decisions in higher education.