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Duquesne University professor on paid leave after repeatedly using 'N-word' during online class: reports

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A professor at a Pennsylvania university has been placed on paid leave after a video shared on social media showed him using the “N-word” repeatedly during an online class.

Duquesne University confirmed that education professor Gary Shank was no longer teaching, pending an investigation. Another faculty member will take over the educational psychology course, WTAE reported Friday.

Officials at Duquesne, a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, said the matter is being treated seriously and is under investigation.

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