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Warn the Title IX office: Joe Biden named professor at University of Pennsylvania

So this is what the satirical Onion meant when it “reported” that Joe Biden was “making plans to go completely legit” after his vice presidency concluded.

The famously grabby Washington insider, known for manhandling other men’s wives in front of audiences, has just been named the “Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor” at the University of Pennsylvania, The Daily Pennsylvanian reports:

Biden will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, based out of Washington, D.C. The center, which is set to open later this year, will be focused on diplomacy, foreign policy and national security, according to a University statement released Tuesday morning.

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That fancy title means that Biden won’t be in front of students regularly (phew), at least for now:

In fact, a spokesperson for the former Vice President said Biden won’t be teaching at all.

“He will not be teaching classes,” Biden’s spokesperson Kate Bedingfield told The Daily Pennsylvanian on Tuesday morning. Biden’s work with Penn will be based out of Washington and Philadelphia, Bedingfield added.

Biden said he will “be engaging with Penn’s wonderful students while partnering with its eminent faculty and global centers” at the Biden Center.

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The University of Delaware also wants a piece of its former senator, setting him up as “founding chair” of its new Biden Institute.

It approaches public policy like a mall food court, tackling subjects “ranging from economic reform and environmental sustainability to civil rights, criminal justice, women’s rights and more,” according to the university.

The Daily notes that Biden was swarmed by students when he showed up on campus on Election Day, and sure enough, “It’s On Us” Joe couldn’t resist planting a wet one on a gal’s cheek.

Read the story.

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Greg spent several years as a technology policy reporter and editor for Warren Communications News in Washington, D.C., and guest host on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.” Previously he led media and public relations at Seattle’s Discovery Institute, a free-market think tank. Greg is developing a Web series about a college newspaper, COPY, whose pilot episode was a semifinalist in the TV category for the Scriptapalooza competition in 2012. He graduated in 2001 with a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, where he co-founded the alternative newspaper PUNCH and served as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Falcon.

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