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Between January 2008 and February 2009, University of Louisville Nursing Student Nina Yoder wrote dozens of posts on her MySpace blog.
"Let's say I was being unorthodox and expressing my opinions," she says.
...Opinions on topics like abortion, gun ownership and patients she'd treated as part of her training. It was the last topic that led to Yoder's expulsion.
"They put in front of me printouts of my blogs and said due to the nature of my blogs I'm being dismissed from school," says Yoder.
U of L says it can't publicly discuss student expulsion cases, but the school sent Yoder a letter saying her posts about unnamed patients were the reason for her dismissal because they violated the department's honor code... Download file "5"
Schools: University of Louisville