“posted roughly 600 flyers depicting an email exchange”
The student put up flyers documenting a professor’s claim that conservative students are miserable to work with.
Campus Reform reports:
College drops disciplinary charges against conservative student
Siena College has dropped charges against a student who posted hundreds of flyers to raise awareness of the hostility conservatives face from professors.
Zachary Butler, a junior studying political science, told Campus Reform last week that he posted roughly 600 flyers depicting an email exchange in which a Siena College professor called conservative students “miserable” to work with.
As Campus Reform reported, Professor Jenn McErlean sent an email on March 20 announcing that she quit her school’s committee on civil discourse because the thought of working with conservative students was “making me miserable.”
Though Butler was not involved in the initial email exchange, he told Campus Reform that he was deeply dismayed by the school’s lack of reaction to it. To him, the email was symbolic of the overarching climate of hostility towards conservatives on campus, and he wanted to help fix it.
“So in order to keep the dialogue going, I took it upon myself—with the help of a friend—to post 600 copies of that email all over campus,” Butler said, adding that all 600 flyers were posted overnight on March 22.
Though he was initially charged with violating the school flyering policy and negatively impacting the “health, welfare, and/or safety” of the school community, his April 10 meeting with the school conduct officer—a few days after Campus Reform’s initial story on the issue—revealed that both charges had been dropped.
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