Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
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January 13, 2003
Gale Isaacs, a nineteen-year veteran professor at Shaw University, was removed from her position as chair of her department, terminated from employment, and escorted from her office by campus police after she co-authored a faculty resolution critical of Shaw’s President and Trustees. Shaw Student Shaniqua Bizzell, who was one month from graduating, was also expelled by Shaw and removed from campus housing after she read the resolution aloud and distributed copies of the text in Shaw’s student center; though her expulsion was later rescinded, Bizzell was ordered to vacate university housing.» Read More
4. To celebrate diversity. I recognize and therefore affirm the dignity and worth of others who live, work or study in this academic community.5. To discourage any behavior within myself or among my peers that would jeopardize the
integrity or the reputation of this University. I will accordingly report any and all violations to
the appropriate authority.
Sunday. This service is mandatory for all freshmen and sophomores who are Raleigh day
students. Participation by these groups is a graduation requirement. Any student missing more
than four (4) Sunday services during each semester is required to complete another full semester
until the requirement is met.
September 9, 2005
There is a chill on campus, but that’s nothing new. For decades, campus speech has been chilled by speech codes and other attempts to prevent expression that might offend. Some would like to imagine that the excesses of “political correctness” are ancient history, but repression in the name of tolerance hasn’t gone anywhere. Oppressive speech codes are not only still around—they have actually multiplied, even after numerous court decisions declared them unconstitutional. Within the past year, college students have been punished for such things as expressing a religious objection to homosexuality and arguing that corporal punishment may be acceptable. Students […]» Read More
March 8, 2005
The recent injunction against UNC is only the latest development in a state that seems downright uncomfortable with basic freedoms. As I have often said on Viewpoints, a radio show in North Carolina on which I have frequently been a guest, North Carolina is a place where students and faculty are punished in violation of basic moral and legal principles right, left, and center. The case of Gale Isaacs at Shaw University is one of the most dramatic examples I have seen of non-political repression at a college. As we wrote in our press release in February 2003: At Shaw […]» Read More