Friday, March 29, 2013

Attack on Free Speech, Again!!

"It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate."  Chief Justice Abe Fortas in majority decision in Tinker v. Des Moines School District (1969)

Can this be true?  Student athletes were reportedly told that they could lose their scholarships if they attend the April 11 demonstration against the Watson regime called by students.  Does anyone else know more about this?  

I was also told by student workers and students at the fitness center that they are no longer allowed to play music there.  According to sources, Wayne claims that the finest fitness centers do not have music playing so neither should we at CSU.  The story goes:  Without consulting anyone at the center Wayne had the audacity to turn off the music that others in the gym were listening to as they worked out. He wanted to listen to the television.  He was challenged and reacted by issuing an edict that the office of the Director of Athletics should no longer allow music in the fitness center.

Do the pettiness and lack of respect ever cease?  

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