Lake Superior State University: Veteran Professor Ordered to Remove Posted Materials from Office Door

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State University (LSSU) ordered a professor to remove materials dealing with issues such as Islamic terrorism, gun control, presidential politics, and the war in Iraq from his office door or face charges of “insubordination.” After an anonymous person complained that the materials were offensive, LSSU officials told Professor Richard Crandall, a nearly 40-year veteran of teaching, to immediately remove the items and to practice his academic freedom with “responsibility”—while allowing other professors to maintain similar postings about the same issues on their office doors