Gen. David Petraeus heckled by students on first day teaching at CUNY
General David Petraeus has started his new job teaching with the City University of New York system, but he had a rough first day.
Students at the Macaulay Honors College harassed the four-star general, yelling, “Petraeus out of CUNY!” as he made his way to teach his first class.
Others called the former CIA Director a “war criminal.”
The demonstrators vowed to heckle Petraeus after every class he teaches.
Petreus, who resigned his post with the CIA in November of 2012 after his extramarital affair came to light, was offered a position teaching one class at the CUNY school in April.
Originally, Petreus was offered a $200,000 salary but decided to only accept $1 after he drew criticism from local lawmakers and students. Petraeus’ lawyer said he cut his pay to “keep the focus on the students, on the school and on the teaching, and not have it about money.”
On average, full time professors earn $56,664-$102,235.