College Cracking Down on Jokes

August 28, 2014

By Mary Lou Byrd at The Washington Beacon

Students at the University of Oregon began their fall semester on Monday amid controversy over conduct charges filed against a female student for making a joke.

The university is under fire for filing five charges against the student after she yelled “I hit it first” to a couple passing under her window during the summer semester. The student, who requested anonymity, said she did not know the couple and called out the phrase in jest, according to her account to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

Schools: University of Oregon Cases: University of Oregon: Student’s Four-Word Joke Results in Five Unconstitutional Disciplinary Charges