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College official resigns in wake of Twitter comments

August 16, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university official has resigned from his post in the wake of complaints by conservative activists about his Twitter posts that made disparaging comments about Republicans.

News outlets report N.C. State University confirmed that vice chancellor and dean for student affairs Mike Mullen resigned, effective Friday. While the school acknowledged Mullen’s decision, it didn’t say why he resigned. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Mullen’s resignation came hours after an N.C. State student who has been active in conservative politics wrote for a conservative website TheCollegeFix.com, that Mullen’s tweets made him and other conservative students feel alienated.

An online description says TheCollegeFix.com focuses on higher education.

Mullen was also a professor in the university’s crop sciences department. No one answered the phone at Mullen’s office on Friday.

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