U. of Chicago Student Questions University’s Reaction to Facebook Post

March 25, 2010

A student at the University of Chicago says an innocent status update on Facebook led to an investigation by university police.

Joseph Dozier, a third-year political-science and classics student, posted a comment on his Facebook page on December 6 saying "Dreamt that I assassinated John Mearsheimer for a secret Israeli organization-there was a hidden closet with Nazi paraphanelia [sic]. Haha! :-)" Mr. Mearsheimer, who has been one of Mr. Dozier's instructors, is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago...