Greg in ‘Huffington Post’ on Southwestern College

By November 5, 2009

Greg’s most recent article for The Huffington Post, entitled “Professors Suspended At Californian College for Peacefully Protesting Outside of ‘Free Speech Patio,'” highlights FIRE’s recent struggle with Southwestern College in California. The case, about which we have written a lot this week, deals with the school’s suspension of professors for participating in a peaceful student-run protest about the school’s recent budget cuts. As Greg points out:

President Chopra needs to understand that dissent and protest are signs of a healthy university, not an infirm one, and that limiting free speech to a patio is not only unconstitutional, it is an insult to the principles of free speech on which higher education relies.

Read more about this shocking case here and check out Greg’s full article on The Huffington Post.

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