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Jarrar Makes Grand Entrance in Return to Fresno State Classroom

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In an entrance that resembled a Mardi Gras parade, controversial Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar returned to campus Wednesday morning.
A university police officer escorted her into the classroom.
Jarrar declined to answer questions as she entered her English 103 Masterpieces of American Literature class with 25 students. The officer locked the door afterward.

Controversial Tweets While on Leave

The professor returned to campus after taking a leave of absence last semester. Her tweets following the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush ignited a national controversy.
Jarrar called Bush an amazing racist among other unflattering descriptions of the Bush family.
Since those tweets, other controversial comments by Jarrar about President Trump, farmers, and “white editors” have emerged.
A handful of protesters, led by local conservative provocateur Ben Bergquam, also greeted Jarrar.

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email