A Columbia University educator accused of punching a female coworker after a racially-heated argument skipped his court appearance on Monday. After failing to appear in court, a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of associate urban-planning professor Lionel McIntyre, and a judge ordered that his parole be revoked, according to the Columbia Spectator.
The Post reports that the instructor in the urban-planning program at the Graduate School of Architecture punched School of the Arts production manager Camille Davis at the bar Toast on Nov. 6 after a dispute about white privilege. McIntyre faces assault and harassment charges. The case has been adjourned until Jan. 26, but because there is a warrant out for McIntyre's arrest, he could be cuffed at any time. The 59-year-old has also been banned for life from the bar where the altercation took place.