The other day I posted “How Ironic” to alert you all to what was happening at Butler University. It was announced over the last two days that the University was dropping its lawsuit (see “Butler Drops Suit Against Student Blogger”) against the anonymous student blogger. But it was also indicated that there was still the potential for Butler University to seek some sort of administrative action against Jess Zimmerman, the student in question.
It is interesting to read what the University’s attorney said and what the University actually did and what they propose to do. In a world where we claim to have such a thing as academic freedom, it apparently means that one is free to write or say whatever you want just as long as it supports authority, be it governmental or academic in nature.
It was also interesting to read the next article (right after the Butler announcement) about the VA and its handling of education claims for veterans.