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James Hughes Jr. (left) and Paul Zwier. (Courtesy photos)

A confidential report by Emory University administrators recommending that a law professor’s suspension be continued without pay for as long as two years for using a racial epithet will play a key role in a hearing to determine his academic fate.

The university faculty hearing committee convenes Friday to decide whether to accept the conclusion of a report by Emory’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) that professor Paul Zwier violated the university’s discrimination and harassment policy last year or to reinstate him.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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