White Supremacist Retires Early From University of Leeds

Frank Ellis, a 53-year-old lecturer of Russian and Slavonic studies at the U.K.’s University of Leeds, was suspended this past March for racial comments he made to a student newspaper. Ellis told the paper that he believed blacks were “educationally inferior” to whites and that immigrants to Britain should be “rounded up and deported.”

The university has now agreed to give an early retirement package to Ellis, rather than go through a lengthy legal proceeding to determine if his suspension was justified. In addition to standard retirement benefits, Ellis will receive a year’s salary and an undisclosed sum to reimburse him for legal costs that he has incurred.