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Annoy UNC to silence its profs

June 23, 2011

If you're wondering how solid UNC's commitment to free speech is, the verdict is in: Not very. North Carolina's flagship university will defend your right to speak out -- until the higher-ups get tired of doing so.

UNC Professor Emeritus Elliot Cramer found this out the hard way when his efforts to promote animal welfare at shelters in North Carolina drew the ire of a New Yorker named Joseph Villarosa. Their dispute remained private until Villarosa began to relentlessly complain to UNC that Cramer had an e-mail address and Web page on UNC's servers -- a privilege UNC extends to all emeritus professors...

Schools: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Cases: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Heckler’s Veto Results in Termination of Emeritus Professor’s Network Access