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Boren changes political expression e-mail policy

By October 28, 2008

OU President David L. Boren sent a campus-wide e-mail Monday revoking an OU policy over political expression on the OU e-mail system.

Boren's decision to clarify the university's position came after several OU students and a national individual rights group expressed concern with a Sept. 12 e-mail from Nick Hathaway, vice president for executive and administrative affairs.

In the clarification e-mail sent Monday, Boren said he admired those who questioned the original e-mail and thought a clarification to the OU community was appropriate.

"I applaud those who asked the questions about this policy which was worded to make it appear overly restrictive," Boren said in the e-mail. "I am encouraged by the vigilance of members of the OU family in defense of free expression...

Schools: University of Oklahoma