April 18, 2006

NKU professor canned

Prof. Sally Jacobsen was booted by Northern Kentucky University the other day for encouraging her students (and taking part in herself) to tear down a display of crosses symbolizing abortion deaths. Part of the university's statement:

While the University supports the right to free speech and vigorous debate on public issues, we cannot condone infringement of the rights of others to express themselves in an orderly manner. By leading her students in the destruction of an approved student organization display, Professor Sally Jacobsen's actions were inconsistent with Northern Kentucky University's commitment to free and open debate and the opportunity for all sides to be heard without threat of censorship or reprisal.

UPDATE: More good news -- Scott Savage, the librarian at Ohio State who was under investigation for "harassment" and "discrimination" has been cleared.

Posted by Felix at April 18, 2006 09:15 AM | TrackBack

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Hear, hear for OSU. There at least the inmates aren't running the institution, unlike some Ivy League Schools.

Posted by: Fred at April 18, 2006 10:37 AM

Amen, good to see my alma mater hasn't fallen victim to the PC crowd. Go Buckeyes!

Posted by: G Rex at April 18, 2006 11:59 AM

I suppose all left leaners will get beslimed by the rightwingnuts for this reprehensible behavior.
PLEASE!! This lady is a wingnut.

There are crazy wingnuts on either side of the aisle!!!!

My parents are both Ohio State grads and natives of the buckeye state. DuPont grabbed a good Chem E when they hired dad in 1942.

Posted by: Nancy Willing at April 18, 2006 03:32 PM

"I suppose all left leaners will get beslimed by the rightwingnuts for this reprehensible behavior."

Then let the sliming begin. You'll notice that the article refers to the NKU professor and her nine graduate students. So, either these nine students felt pressured to go along with their teacher rather than risk her displeasure in the form of bad grades, or they were willing accomplices, having been thoroughly indoctrinated in intolerance by her and her ilk. Nowhere in the incident does anyone say, "Hey, maybe throwing crosses in trash cans is disrespectful of someone's religious beliefs." Nope, the drumbeat of freedom from religion (not of religion) rings in their ears so loudly that anything else is drowned out. This is indeed the product of the mainstream left.

Posted by: G Rex at April 18, 2006 04:40 PM

Ok, so wading right in here - I, for one, would have been offended by the crosses. I am, quite frankly, offended by male pro-life demonstrators. But that's another argument for another time.

I don't defend their destruction of the display. If there were indeed signs indicating that this was a protected display, then they were wrong, and there are no two arguments against that.

I'm not sure that I would not have been at the door of the University President asking that the display be taken down, though. Or asking permission to construct one of my own.

Abortion is one of my lefty feminist hot-button issues. Can you tell?

Posted by: Bronwen at April 22, 2006 08:53 PM

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