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Breaking: Federal Jury Finds College President Personally Liable in ‘Facebook Collage’ Case

By February 1, 2013

by Greg Lukianoff

The Huffington Post


Earlier today, a federal jury in Georgia found former Valdosta State University (VSU) President Ronald Zaccari personally liable to the tune of $50,000 for violating the due process rights of former student Hayden Barnes.

Barnes was expelled from VSU in 2007 after posting a collage on Facebook mocking the university president's plans for a parking garage. Barnes had protested the garage plans on the grounds that there were more environmentally friendly and cost effective ways to deal with the university's congestion problem. In expelling him, Zaccari claimed that, because the collage referred to the parking garage as the "S.A.V.E.-Zaccari Memorial Parking Garage," Barnes was a "clear and present danger" to campus...

Schools: Valdosta State University