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Of all places, public universities should be viewed as havens of free speech, intellectual marketplaces where knowledge and ideas are permitted to flow freely.
Obviously, the market is closed at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
A controversy began brewing in march when Arlene Scala, chair of the women's studies department, sent out a mass, unsolicited e-mail advertising a screening of the movie Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House, described as a "lesbian relationship story." Nothing wrong so far...