Northwestern distances itself from former lecturer Joseph Epstein -- calls his views on Jill Biden 'misogynistic’

Northwestern University has distanced itself from a former lecturer who penned a controversial op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that called for future first lady Jill Biden to drop the “Dr.” before her name. Calling Biden’s use of the designation “fraudulent” and “a touch comic,” Joseph Epstein argued in the column published online Friday that she should drop the honorific since she has a doctorate in education and is not a doctor of medicine. Epstein, described by the newspaper as a longtime contributor, goes on to reference his tenure at Northwestern, saying that he was at times called “Dr. ...


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