Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Big Brother

Look out all ye who blog here or anywhere... big brother is watching you.

Oh, not all at once, but slowly and over time. Big brother also only cares when you write things that: "in any way discriminate against or favor any group or are harassing in nature."

Marquette University stuck a dental student on probation and is trying to make him repeat a $14,000 semester for "inappropriate" language he posted about his classmates and professors on a blog.

Indeed, the administration threatened expulsion for anyone who continued to write on "any blog sites that contain crude, demeaning and unprofessional remarks."

The article claims that since Marquette is a private institution it has more ability to regulate speech than a public university does. I hope that all of you who write editorials and publish websites while in school are OK with that comment.

The student called his classmates and teachers "idiots" and claimed that they had the "intellectual/maturity of a 3-year-old." Is that harassment? Is it still if it's true, considering the kid is getting kicked out of school for saying it?

So yes, FBI, CIA, and my current and former University administrators - I apologize for what I said about you, Tom Cruise and Sean Penn. Please don't expel me!

1 comment:

John McAdams said...

I broke the story on my blog, and you can find more information here.

http://mu-warrior.blogspot.com/2005/12/marquette-dental-student-suspended.html