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The students, who have launched a Web site and petition drive in support of suspended junior Justin H. Park, say the university is caving in to public pressure to protect its image, rather than protecting one of its own.
“This is a violation of the school’s moral obligation for free speech on campus,” said Lars Trautman, a junior who joined more than 30 students waving signs at a rally yesterday.
Park is appealing a punishment that suspends him from the university until January 2008, during which time he can’t come onto campus, he confirmed yesterday. He must also complete 300 hours of community service, read 12 books and write a paper on each, and attend a workshop on diversity... Download file "Race debate shifts to free speech"