A Ferris State University professor has been put on leave after a bizarre video about grades, attendance, COVID and a bunch of other topics. Barry Mehler is a 74-year-old instructor at the school in Big Rapids. He told students in the video, “I don’t even want to know your name. I just look at the number and assign a grade. That is how predestination works. Take your complaints to God.” It didn’t stop there.
“I’m old enough to be your grandpa, and you people are vectors of disease to me,” said Mehler. “When I look at a classroom filled with 50 students, I see 50 selfish kids who don’t give a [expletive] whether grandpa lives or dies. And if you won’t expose your grandpa to a possible infection with COVID, then stay the [expletive] away from me.”
Ferris State says Mehler is on leave while his conduct is investigated.