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Saint Louis U. Threatens to Expel Student for Hanging Posters Advertising Talk by Matt Walsh

Saint Louis U. Threatens to Expel Student for Hanging Posters Advertising Talk by Matt Walsh

“Administrators present outside the event took issue with the school and organization’s names being used on flyers”

This is political harassment and it always seems to go in the same direction.

From the YAF blog:

SLU Threatens to Expel Conservative Student for Hanging Up Matt Walsh Event Flyers Off Campus

In the latest development in the Saint Louis University saga, school administrators are threatening to suspend or expel a conservative student for putting up posters advertising Matt Walsh’s lecture off-campus.

In a Thursday zoom call, administrators at SLU told student James Dowling he could face expulsion for alleged “failure to comply” and “inappropriate conduct.”

Dowling, a member of SLU College Republicans, was putting up posters at an off-campus location on December 1 before Matt Walsh’s appearance—which had caused quite a stir at the school. Administrators present outside the event took issue with the school and organization’s names being used on flyers for the event and demanded he remove every poster.

Since removing every poster was not feasible nor fair, Dowling, wanting to remain in the school’s good graces, offered to cross out the names with a sharpie. This was not good enough for them, despite not having any jurisdiction over the off-campus location.

“If you were to be found responsible for a policy violation, suspension or expulsion from the institution are included within the range of possible outcomes that could be applied,” Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards (OSRCS) Assistant Director William Bowey told Dowling on the call.

During the call, he was informed that he was being charged with both “failure to comply” and “inappropriate conduct.” According to Bowey, he was “allegedly confrontational, disrespectful, and failed to comply with reasonable requests made by the staff in accordance with their duties.”

You can watch Matt Walsh’s speech below:

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“During the call, he was informed that he was being charged with both “failure to comply” and “inappropriate conduct.” According to Bowey, he was “allegedly confrontational, disrespectful, and failed to comply with reasonable requests made by the staff in accordance with their duties.”

Downright uppity.

Sounds to me like they just wanted an excuse to clamp down on those icky conservatives.

This school needs to face a federal investigation for civil rights violations. They already did it just down the road in Ferguson so the staff should be familiar with the area.

“Oh look, it’s a Jesuit University getting all ugly about a pro life event. How unlike them.” Said no one ever.

Welcome to the world of a Jesuit pope.