Jan 26, 2017
Professor Carol Swain will retire from Vanderbilt University in August, according to an announcement she posted on her website and social media accounts Monday.
In the announcement, the outspoken and controversial conservative said her “early retirement” will not be a time of rest. Instead, Swain said, “it will be an opportunity for me to impact more people across the globe.”
Swain appeared on CNN and wrote several columns for news outlets after coming to Vanderbilt in 1999 to teach law and political science. Her remarks — about Islam, Black Lives Matter and other hot topics — regularly sparked controversy.