Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Only some may "hate" 

At Gonzaga University, flyers for a lecture by Dan Flynn, author of "Why the Left Hates America" were ordered to be either modified or removed by the administration. The Young Americas Foundation chapter on the campus informs that now,
[f]urther erosions of students� free speech occurred when the trustees of Gonzaga University passed new rules on who students can sponsor as a guest speaker on campus. Now the administration must give approval of the topics that speakers will present on campus. According to the new guidelines, university officials may forbid a guest speaker or event if �the speech or event would not constitute a legitimate educational experience or otherwise contribute to the University�s mission,� leaving the student�s expression of thought and diversity of ideas to university bureaucrats.
Somehow I don't think this would be concern for people who invite Mark Morford or Ted Rall.

Meanwhile here at SCSU, the faculty senate has rejected the civility code, though some voted against it because it didn't go far enough.