Rowson still shakes things up

August 23, 2010

Alexander Rowson is no less passionate about political topics since the events of last spring, but said he has learned better outlets for it.

"I want to shake things up in the area, but there are better ways to do that and that is what I am going to try to do," Rowson said.

Rowson made political comments at the Cesar Chavez and "Take Back the Night" events last spring and was initially charged with harassment and discrimination by the university. The university dropped those charges after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wrote the dean and argued that Rowson's statements were neither harassment nor discrimination, and "the charges against Rowson violate his First Amendment right to free expression...

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