Former Indiana governor strove to stifle free speech at Indiana public universities while in office

http://www.jconline.com/viewart/2013...

The funny thing is that he is now president of Purdue University.

Universities have been done a good enough job stifling free speech that we don't need the government helping.

Ya know, I very nearly went to Purdue many moons ago.

Yet another reason why IU is superior to Purdue

(class of '01)

Now that this is out I very much expect some of those persnickety "liberal activist" professors to flaunt this by loudly and proudly adding some Zinn to their curricula.

Tanglebones wrote:

Yet another reason why IU is superior to Purdue

(class of '01)

I always knew you were a good egg.

(class of '07)

Aren't there conflict of interest clauses and whatnot in these situations? I mean, getting a position that's voted on by a board that you have yourself put into place is ludicrous... Trying to pressure something you don't like through reduced funding is another thing. Either take your money and leave or shut up and accept it but don't threaten people over it.

My general disgust over human beings grows ever larger as I get older.

This and the Intelligent Design Astronomer thread has me wondering how trustees at state institutions are handled in Indiana? Are these elected positions on ballots like in many other states? Every few years I am voting for trustees at the University of Michigan, Michigan State, etc.

Dyni wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Yet another reason why IU is superior to Purdue

(class of '01)

I always knew you were a good egg.

(class of '07)

Class of '06 right here(grad school):)

Also, this suprises me not. My man Mitch, indeed.

Ulairi wrote:

Universities have been done a good enough job stifling free speech that we don't need the government helping.

Citation needed.

(Unless this was just semi-related, drive-by snarking, in which case nevermind).

SallyNasty wrote:
Dyni wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Yet another reason why IU is superior to Purdue

(class of '01)

I always knew you were a good egg.

(class of '07)

Class of '06 right here(grad school):)

Also, this suprises me not. My man Mitch, indeed.

Since we are all navel gazing: Class of '90, Indiana State.