The initial precious snowflake that got offended has been at that "hateful" campus for 7 years. I want to know who the hell is paying for his education but also why he continues to stay at such a "hateful" place. Also, what are his grades?
I hate how much money is concentrated for football. They are big money makers, sure, but the students are usually idiots who rarely ever go to class. When they do, they are barely C students anyway.
Nice post.Whoever drew the feces swastika should be beaten until the bone shows. Using body waste to draw your hate symbols shows a level of commitment that goes uncomfortably beyond bog standard shock value ***hole behavior.
The others? Public apology, and some form of inconvenient punishment. Like having to spend their weekends for the rest of the year having to work cleaning details around the campus.
If anyone wants anything more, they don't get it. This recent trend of punishment being absolute and life altering is pretty disturbing in and of itself.
Very proud to see journalism senior Tim Tai explain the First Amendment while still doing his job. And, his followups on Twitter regarding the coverage of his interaction with the student protests are surprisingly wise:In the run-up to the protest, the activist student body requested the media’s attention.
They had tweeted, “Hey folks, students fighting racism on the MU campus want to get their message into the national media. Who among my friends knows someone who would want a scoop on this incredible topic? The story involves the failure of administrators, a student on day 6 of a hunger strike, and creative, fearless students. If you can help, please let me know!”
Guess what happened after the fact? A media shutdown.
A photographer for media checking out the protests were met with angry students and professors. What is it they were hiding? Sooo vituperative.
And, that's exactly it. There's no right to privacy in a public sphere and there's no legal right to block, shove or otherwise block a reporter from observing and photographing an event. If people don't want to be photographed or filmed, they need to find a private space....The news media have First Amendment rights to cover public events. Tai handled himself professionally and with poise.
Also, for clarification, Assistant Professor Melissa Click, featured in several videos confronting journalists, is not a faculty member in the Missouri School of Journalism.
She is a member of the MU Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Science. In that capacity she holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Journalism. Journalism School faculty members are taking immediate action to review that appointment.
1. Media has a 1st Amendment right to occupy the campsite.
2. The Media is important to tell our story and our experiences at Mizzou to the world.
3. Let's welcome them and thank them!
I've had to do mandatory anti-corruption training at work, not sure this is very different.Here's a list of the protesters' demands http://m.columbiatribune.com/list-of-demands-from-concerned-student-group/pdf_345ad844-9f05-5479-9b64-e4b362b4e155.html
And a couple I've highlighted:
Drunk students hurling racial epithets should be disciplined, as well as the people who made the feces swastika, and anyone else involved in similar incidents. I'm just not seeing how any of this warranted the president's resignation. It almost seems like these students are taking advantage of the situation rather than merely getting those wrongs addressed.
That being said, it's pretty laughable that he has a $1,000+ camera with a huge telephoto lens and insists he must be right up in their faces to do his heroic "documenting for history." Reporters have every right to cover a story, but they should also do their best not to interfere with or become part of the story. Evidently they haven't taught that in his J-school.Very proud to see journalism senior Tim Tai explain the First Amendment while still doing his job.
Forcing him to apologise for being a white male is ridiculous.Kids who do dumb sh*t tend to hurt themselves..
I think that's the tack I'd take on this not kicking the president of the university out, but then again they want him to apologize for being a white male soooo...
A distinction without a difference. It changes nothing.A majority of voters, not a majority of eligible voters.
My point is that mandatory anti-corruption training seems a bit like mandatory racial sensitivity training or mandatory consent training.Your anti-corruption training is not dissimilar to the list of demands? Or did I misread your post?
I didn't suggest an issue either way.My point is that mandatory anti-corruption training seems a bit like mandatory racial sensitivity training or mandatory consent training.
I don't see an issue with the former so what's the issue with the latter?
I'm not talking about the whole list just the mandatory training aspect.I didn't suggest an issue either way.
I was asking if your comment was that the anti-corruption training was not unlike the List of Demands. Still unclear.
If it is similar, I'm curious how well it works when your participants admit to their white privilege.
That was what started it, yes. He put up no fight whatsoever when state politicians and law makers said they wanted women's health care cut from the graduate student health plan. This all goes back to what I said earlier about him not having a backbone; that's why he should've been removed and it's why he was removed. If you can't lead effectively and stand up for what's right, then you shouldn't have a position like that.From reading the coverage in the NYTimes it sounds like a lot of this is related to the fact he was cost cutting and eliminating employee benefits.