Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
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Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit
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December 4, 2007
Having already completed his Ph.D at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and postdoctoral work at M.I.T and Columbia University, Jun Xiao was attending St. Louis Community College to prepare himself for medical school. Unhappy with the performance of his organic chemistry professor, Dr. Xiao sent an e-mail to several of his fellow students stating that he intended to withdraw from the course and suggesting that his fellow students do the same. A few days after this e-mail and without any notice or a hearing, Xiao received an e-mail from an administrator stating that he had been placed on “Disciplinary Probation” […]» Read More
Red Light Policies
following: ... Sexual harassment, which is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for
sexual favors and other oral, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature, of any
person on college property or at college-authorized activities.
harassment may include, without limitation, unwelcome sexual advances, attempts to coerce
any member of the college community into a sexual relationship or to punish such persons
for refusing to submit to sexual advances, or conduct of a sexual nature which creates an
intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or work environment.
January 31, 2008
St. Louis Community College has dropped all charges against a student it had placed on probation for various infractions, some of which stemmed from e-mails he sent to classmates inviting them to drop a class with him and to find a different professor. In return, Jun Xiao, a student at the Meramec campus, has agreed not to sue the college or its employees, according to the settlement agreement signed last week. The national advocacy group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which has said the college treated Xiao unfairly, posted the settlement agreement to its website. The American Civil Liberties […]» Read More
January 29, 2008
St. Louis Community College at Meramec has lifted hazing and disorderly-conduct charges against a student who disrupted classes and invited his classmates to join him in enrolling at another institution, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education announced today. That group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri had backed the student, Jun Xiao, whose free-speech and due-process rights they said the college had violated. Mr. Xiao and the college reached an agreement before he took legal action. In publicizing the case, the group, known as FIRE, emphasized two e-mail messages Mr. Xiao sent in October to his […]» Read More
December 19, 2007
Jun Xiao became so frustrated with his organic chemistry professor at St. Louis Community College at Meramec that he dropped the class—and sent e-mails inviting his classmates to do the same. He never mentioned his current professor’s name or directly criticized her in the e-mails, though several websites such as www.ratemyprofessors.com allow college students around the nation to comment on their professors by name. So he was surprised when he received a letter from the college a couple of days later that said he had been placed on disciplinary probation for the 2007-08 academic year for violating the student handbook, including sections […]» Read More
January 29, 2008
As today’s press release states, St. Louis Community College at Meramec (STLCC) has fully exonerated student Jun Xiao of hazing and disorderly conduct charges that STLCC brought against him after he sent e-mails to his classmates inviting them to take a class with him at a different college. We are happy to report this victory in Xiao’s case, especially after earlier this month, we reported some rather disturbing news on this case. After STLCC conceded that it could not punish Xiao—who was put on disciplinary probation and banned from e-mailing his classmates—for his constitutionally protected e-mails, the college kept him […]» Read More