On Wednesday, FIRE sent a letter to Columbia University calling for President Lee Bollinger to reinstate the men’s hockey club. The club’s season had been suspended because it posted flyers around campus that contained the phrase “Don’t be a pussy, play Columbia hockey.” The phrase is a play on the school’s mascot, the Columbia Lions, and has been used in other Columbia events, including a school-approved 2004 Homecoming T-shirt saying “We eat PUSSYcats like you for breakfast.”
Since then, the Associated Press has covered the story, and we expect more media attention to follow this case. Stay tuned to The Torch and FIRE’s media coverage page for updated information on the situation at Columbia as we continue to fight for students’ rights there.
Schools: Columbia University