Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sauce for the goose 

The Phi Beta Kappa Society last spring rejected an application for a chapter at George Mason University because GMU rescinded an invitation to Michael Moore to speak on its campus. They expressed concerns over GMU's commitment to academic freedom. FIRE has upped the ante now, inviting Phi Beta Kappa to look at speech codes on the campuses where it does have chapters.
We urge Phi Beta Kappa to stand behind its demonstrated commitment to academic freedom by insisting that its member institutions respect the free speech rights of their students and faculty. To this end, we request that you respond to FIRE detailing how you intend to ensure that academic freedom is protected at all Phi Beta Kappa institutions.
Don't hold your breath, guys.