Glendale Community College: Professor Sanctioned for Sending E-Mail

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Glendale Community College

After a months-long campaign led by FIRE, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) reached a settlement with Professor Walter Kehowski, allowing him to return to teaching classes. Kehowski was placed on forced administrative leave and faced possible termination because he e-mailed George Washington’s Thanksgiving address to the MCCCD community. Kehowski found the address on Pat Buchanan’s website and linked to the site, where Buchanan also discussed his views on immigration and other topics, in the e-mail. Some MCCCD employees were offended, and Kehowski was charged with violating district policies. However, in the end, Kehowski was vindicated in his settlement with the school.