Student says professor claims moon landing was faked
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s William Paterson University says school officials are reviewing videos that show a professor telling students the moon landing was faked and promoting other conspiracy theories.
Freshman student Benny Koval, of Fair Lawn, says she raised concerns after sociology professor Clyde Magarelli said things in class that she says made her and others uncomfortable. Magarelli — who has taught at William Paterson since 1967 — did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press on Wednesday.
One video shows Magarelli telling students that landing someone on the moon was impossible.
University officials said Tuesday they are looking into the complaint and videos. Koval says she was told Magarelli previously had complaints filed against him.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, New Jersey, http://www.northjersey.com
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com