Northern Officials Pass Resolutions Despite Concerns

August 28, 2014

By Ralph Chapoco at Rio Grande Sun

 Despite concerns from a prominent first amendment rights group and one community member, Northern New Mexico College Board members passed two resolutions at its July 28 Board of Regents meeting.

Nearly all Regent members voted to approve resolutions 2220 and 2240, also known as Freedom of Expression and Dissent and Respectful Campus policies. Board member Donald Martinez was the only one to vote no on both measures.

The two policies regulate what students, faculty and staff may say while affiliated with Northern. They also outline how people should behave, what constitutes bullying or intimidation and the disciplinary actions the administration can take should someone violate those policies...