Shirvell was obsessed with Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student-body president of the University of Michigan. Shirvell had a blog dedicated to accusing Armstrong of advancing the "radical homosexual agenda" and posting various creepy things about Armstrong and his friends. Anderson Cooper conducted the bizarre interview with Shirvell that made him a national figure:
Shirvell was suspended last week, pending a disciplinary hearing, and the Detroit Free-Press reports that the "hearing" consisted solely of telling Shirvell that he's fired.
Shirvell's lawyer calls the decision "political."