Thirteen civil liberties organizations unite to fight Michigan State U on ‘spam’ conviction

December 19, 2008

I sometimes like to think nothing surprises me anymore with regard to censorship on campus, but it seems as though every couple of weeks I see something that proves me wrong. As I reported last week, Michigan State University charged student government leader Kara Spencer with "spamming" for sending an e-mail to a targeted group of faculty members. The e-mail, an extension of the efforts of a formal student-faculty committee of which Spencer was a member, detailed the committee's objection to MSU's decision to reduce the academic year by several days...