Johns Hopkins suspends student for Facebook Halloween party advertisement

December 6, 2006

Advocates are calling the suspension of Johns Hopkins University student Justin Park a serious threat to students’ rights after he was disciplined for posting a controversial Halloween party advertisement online.

Last month, Park posted an advertisement on the social networking Web site for the Sigma Chi fraternity’s “Halloween in the Hood” party. An administrator from the university’s Greek Affairs office asked Park to remove the posting after several students said it was offensive. Park complied, but later put up another ad after receiving inquiries whether the party would still take place, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Samantha Harris said. The Halloween party took place on Oct. 28...

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