Everything you need to know about the alleged Nazi TA in the chemistry department
His sections will be taken over by another TA
Dylan Bleier, a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison, has been removed from his teaching assistant position in the chemistry department after a blog post emerged claiming Blier has anti-Semitic, racist and Islamophobic viewpoints.
This isn’t the first time Bleier has faced repercussions for this kind of behavior. In 2013, he was allegedly expelled from Oberlin College in Ohio after an incident in which he vandalized buildings with anti-Semitic, racist and anti-Islam flyers and graffiti.
At the time of the incident, Bleier told the police he passed out the flyers as a “joke to see the college overreact to it.” Bleier denied involvement with the graffiti.
With a bit of shameless Twitter stalking, UW-Madison graduate student CV Vitolo-Haddad uncovered these tweets which appear to target Muslims, Jews, black people and the LGBTQ community.
Although Bleier’s Twitter account has since been disabled, we have screenshots of the incriminating tweets.
According to the Daily Cardinal, Bleier claims he left Oberlin college in good standing, and he does not have any racist views. Bleier has not confirmed the Twitter account belongs to him.
UW-Madison released a statement regarding the issue, writing that, “UW-Madison is aware of past statements on social media attributed to a teaching assistant that run counter to our university values of inclusivity, respect and non-violence.”
Effective immediately, Bleier’s sections will be taken over by other instructors. UW spokesperson Meredith McGlone states the university hopes to avoid classroom disruption during this process.