Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
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November 12, 2003
Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) writing instructor Elizabeth Ito has been dismissed for using a brief part of her class to discuss the war in Iraq. Ito criticized the Iraq war in a writing class on March 28, 2003, while the ground invasion was still underway. Her remarks, which later served as the basis for a writing assignment, lasted only ten minutes, but as a result administrators at the college decided not to renew her contract. FTCC President Gary Green subsequently ignored a request from the FIRE, sent on Ito’s behalf, for an explanation of the college’s actions.» Read More
considered highly offensive or inappropriate
to the Forsyth Technical Community
College community, such as pornography
or other inappropriate material.
unsolicited, unwelcome verbal and/or physical
conduct of a sexual nature or with sexual
implications made by any employee or student
when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect
of interfering with an individual's
performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive environment in the
workplace or the classroom.
Student Code of Conduct: General Campus Rules- Assault or Verbal Abuse of Persons Other Than Employees 09-10A student shall not intentionally cause,
or attempt to cause or threaten to cause
physical injury, verbal abuse, or harassment
or communicate a threat or direct any
profane language toward any other student
or Forsyth Tech agent, guest or visitor at
any time while such student is enrolled
at Forsyth Tech or while such student is
on Forsyth Tech grounds or is attending a
Forsyth Tech activity, function or event held
off Forsyth Tech grounds.
to every citizen by the constitution of the
United States and by the state of North
Carolina shall not be denied any student.