A Head Rolls at Temple College after Censorship of Nietzsche Quotation

November 12, 2008

It looks like Temple College’s president, Glenda Barron, is getting her house in order. About one hour after we wrote to her about the censorship of the words “God is dead” (in German) on Professor Kerry Laird’s door, she announced to all faculty and staff that such censorship had been “inappropriate.” Yesterday, the college announced that Lesley Keeling-Olson, Interim Division Director of the Liberal Arts division, was stepping down at the close of business that day—less than one week after FIRE intervened on behalf of Professor Laird. Keeling-Olson had communicated the censorship order that had come from Mark Smith, Interim Vice President of Educational Services.

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Schools:  Temple College

Cases:  Temple College: Censorship of Cartoon and Nietzsche Quotation on Professor’s Office Door