But just hours after BuzzFeed News first published this story, Gaither Sparks sent an email to students informing them that "Taylor Ragg is no longer enrolled at Transylvania University." She continued, "Per University policy and federal laws, we cannot offer any further details into the matter," she wrote. Reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, Gaither Sparks said she could not say whether Ragg was expelled or had left voluntarily.
This is not the first racial incident that has occurred at Transylvania University.
Transylvania University made headlines in April when a Trump-supporting former student allegedly stormed a campus café with a machete and a bag of knives, quizzed students on their political affiliations, and injured two women.