An Update on Valdosta State University Featured in New Podcast

May 5, 2008

Our latest installation of FIREside Chats features an interview with Hayden Barnes, the student at Valdosta State University (VSU) who was expelled for publicly protesting the school’s decision to construct two new parking garages on campus. Hayden is currently embattled in a lawsuit against the university, VSU President Ronald Zaccari, and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In today’s podcast, FIRE’s Media Director Emily Guidry and Hayden discuss the school’s arguments against him, his legal team’s response, how the ordeal has affected him personally and how he hopes his case can help other students around the country. Be sure to check back every Monday for new episodes of FIREside Chats.

Schools:  Valdosta State University

Cases:  Valdosta State University: Student Expelled for Peacefully Protesting Parking Garages