Shaw University: Severe Punishment for Criticizing Administration

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Shaw University

Gale Isaacs, a nineteen-year veteran professor at Shaw University, was removed from her position as chair of her department, terminated from employment, and escorted from her office by campus police after she co-authored a faculty resolution critical of Shaw’s President and Trustees. Shaw Student Shaniqua Bizzell, who was one month from graduating, was also expelled by Shaw and removed from campus housing after she read the resolution aloud and distributed copies of the text in Shaw’s student center; though her expulsion was later rescinded, Bizzell was ordered to vacate university housing.