Shadows of the ‘water buffalo’

December 2, 2005

Recent controversy surrounding a photograph of a sex scene marks at least the second time in just over a decade that the University has come under fire over free-speech issues.

Like the present case -- in which the University initially sought to punish an Engineering junior who posted a photograph of a couple apparently having sex in an open Hamilton College House window on a Penn Internet server -- the "water buffalo" incident of 1993 revolved around the issue of student rights to free speech in a university setting...

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