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May 18, 2004 2:15 pm


Free Speech at UA-Birmingham Post-Herald



Luke Connell of the Birmingham Post-Herald has written a concise account (scroll down on link) of the latest assault on free speech by the administration at the University of Alabama.

As the article indicates, the first reflex of UA's president and provost, on issues ranging from window displays to the Alabama Observer, is to ban and restrict any dissenting voice.

Fortunately, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has intervened on the side of the Alabama Scholars Association in this case.

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David T. Beito - 5/18/2004

Lets try this http://www.alabamascholars.org/page97.html"> link.


David T. Beito - 5/18/2004

The Tuscaloosa News is hopeless. For more on the priorities of its chief education reporter, Gilbert Cruz, see this http://www.alabamascholars.org/page97.html"> hilarious send-up by Charles Nuckolls. I will put it up on the blog if Charles doesn't


Robert L. Campbell - 5/18/2004

David,

It's good to see that the suppressive measures being taken by the upper administration of the University of Alabama are getting covered in a Birmingham newspaper.

If this trend continues, even the Tuscaloosa newspaper may have to say something...

Robert

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