Monday, April 23, 2007

The university is the last place you'll find free speech: This AP story shows why I have so much contempt for these O'Briens I have to work with at the university:

Professor fired over Va. Tech discussion

An adjunct professor was fired after leading a classroom discussion about the Virginia Tech shootings in which he pointed a marker at some students and said "pow."

The five-minute demonstration at Emmanuel College on Wednesday, two days after a student killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus, included a discussion of gun control, whether to respond to violence with violence, and the public's "celebration of victimhood," said the professor, Nicholas Winset.

During the demonstration, Winset pretended to shoot some students. Then one student pretended to shoot Winset to illustrate his point that the gunman might have been stopped had another student or faculty member been armed.

"A classroom is supposed to be a place for academic exploration," Winset, who taught financial accounting, told the Boston Herald. [More...]

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Free speech only applies to the right opinions and people in academia. If you are not on the "list", then you are fucked.


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