American University prof upset by student reporter’s inquiry about classroom breast-feeding

UPDATE: American University’s Eagle has yet to publish a story about the controversy. (It’s only published Rants section reader posts about it.) I asked editor Zach Cohen about that and he responded:

We will make a decision on whether or not to run the story once we have all of the facts, including more details on the legal or administrative implications.

Frankly, if Insider Higher Ed beats you to a story on your campus, you should probably just consider it old news that you missed and move on.

* An unusually public discussion of breast-feeding while teaching (
* Prof: “I was shocked and annoyed that this would be considered newsworthy” (
* Student: “That article should be the end of her career at AU” (