WSU chief stands by protesters at biting play

July 14, 2005

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins refused Wednesday to renounce the school's position on an "intentionally offensive" student play that deteriorated into a shouting match in April.

A national advocacy group, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, asked Rawlins to do so, arguing that his apparent support for about 40 protesters who disrupted a performance of "Passion of the Musical" amounts to supporting the censorship of the "heckler's veto...

Schools: Washington State University Cases: Washington State University: Administrative Support for Heckler’s Veto of Student Play