“We are appalled that the Iowa State University administration has decided it will not invoke disciplinary action on a student organization”
Luckily, the school rejected her demand. I fully expect to see this happen on more college campuses. The radical left wants to ban conservative thought.
As I mentioned in an earlier quick take, the College Republicans are being targeted for simply warning that this was going to happen.
The College Fix reports:
Iowa State rejects journalism professor’s demand to ban College Republicans
Last week, Iowa State University backed down from its plan to investigate and possibly punish the College Republicans chapter for a tweet that encouraged gun purchasing in anticipation of Joe Biden’s election and possible gun control measures.
“Everyone, you must arm up, expect these people to attempt to destroy your life, the elites want revenge on us,” the College Republicans tweeted on November 7. Ryan Hurley, Iowa State College Republican president told The College Fix that the tweet did not intend to promote violence.
Now, university officials have written a response to an “open letter” that called for disciplinary action against the conservative student group.
The open letter, created by journalism Professor Kelly Winfrey (pictured), called for “removal of recognition as an official student organization” until every “remaining current student member from the roster has graduated from the University.”
Another journalism professor, Novotny Lawrence, and an academic adviser for the journalism school, Kelsi Poe, signed onto the demand to restrict free speech. In total, over 500 people signed the letter, primarily a mixture of professors, students and alumni.
The letter said:
We are appalled that the Iowa State University administration has decided it will not invoke disciplinary action on a student organization, the Iowa State University College Republicans (@IStateCRs), for a tweet that, having nothing to do with the political nature of the organization, incites violence and creates a campus climate that feels threatening to and isolates students, faculty, and staff of marginalized and historically oppressed populations.
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