In today's episode of FIREside Chats, Adam Kissel, Director of FIRE's Individual Rights Defense Program, is joined by Kara Spencer, the Michigan State University student government leader who faces suspension for e-mailing faculty members with what an administrator has deemed "spam." Spencer e-mailed about 8 percent of the school's faculty members encouraging them to express their views about changes to the freshman orientation and academic calendars. Kara and Adam discuss the factors that led to Kara's long, ongoing ordeal with the school's administration and how her hearing before the MSU Student-Faculty Judiciary has played out so far. The outcome of that hearing is pending. FIRE will keep you updated on this disturbing case.
University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill and board chair Scott Bok announced their resignations after McGill said the university should back away from its traditional protection of speech.