“shit just got serious”
– ACB, post 18
Since I last wrote on the issue, new developments have come about. Most notably, FIRE – the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education – has shot off a letter to President Roth, indicating their grave concern about…
…the threat to freedom of association posed by Wesleyan University’s new policy banning students from “participating in social activities” on any property “owned, leased or operated by private societies that are not recognized by the University.”
FIRE, founded by UPenn history professor Alan Charles Kors and attorney Harvey A. Silverglate, is a non-profit group that seeks to clamp down on university administrations that gravely limit the civil liberties of their students. From a brief flick through their Wikipedia entry (thank gawd for the wikis), they appear to be an outfit who knows what they’re doing. (For evidence, see here and here and here.)
You can check out their views on the case here.
Will their warning bring about a positive outcome? We’ll see. (I sure do hope so, though.)
This is not a Beta protest. This is a student rights protest. Let’s make that clear.
– ACB, post 1
Well, Wes. It’s your move.
PS: Thanks to the anonymous tipster on the FIRE development!