Bucknell President Resigns Effective June 2010

June 24, 2009

Maybe it’s related, maybe not. But we know that just one day after the national media picked up Bucknell University’s pattern of mistreatment of the Bucknell University Conservatives Club, Bucknell President Brian Mitchell announced his resignation.

Bucknell had shut down the group’s protests against President Obama’s stimulus plan and against affirmative action policies, using inapplicable university policies as pretexts. After FIRE publicized the case, Bucknell responded with false and misleading information about what actually happened, contradicting the audio, video, and other documentary evidence of the case. Yesterday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, and Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported on the case, and today President Mitchell has announced his resignation effective June 30, 2010.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Schools:  Bucknell University

Cases:  Bucknell University: University Slams Door on Student Satires of Obama Stimulus Plan and Affirmative Action