“Why not give deference (to university discipline)? Because, after all, they’re the university, and they have to provide for the safety of their students.” — Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson to the attorney representing Amanda Tatro, a University of Minnesota mortuary-science student disciplined over possibly disturbing comments she made on Facebook involving a cadaver. Read more

Arguments before the Minnesota Supreme Court are scheduled today for Tatro v. University of Minnesota, that Facebook-free-speech case I mentioned back in July. The issue is whether the U should have been able to punish a mortuary-science student for posting crude/disturbing Facebook comments about a cadaver. The Chronicle of Higher Education has its own take on Read more