Letters to the Editor

Letter: KU ultimatum

June 13, 2014


To the editor:

It sounds like a threat to me: Accept or else. According the Journal-World (June 9), Provost Vitter expects that the new social media policy currently being developed will eventually be endorsed by Kansas University faculty and staff governance bodies. They will not, however, see it before it becomes all-university policy.

“Shared governance” before the fact, once an honored concept at KU, has met a sad and ignominious end.


James Kirk 3 years, 10 months ago

Gosh Beth, welcome to the real world. The world where there are consequences for posting stupid things on the internet.

Bob Forer 3 years, 10 months ago

In an open and democratic society where free expression is an ostensible foundational cornerstone, the only consequence for "posting stuipd things on the internet" should be the embarassment of "posting stupid stupid things on the internet." Consequences beyond that nullify the "freedom" contemplated by "freedom of speech."

Bob Forer 3 years, 10 months ago

Of course, such narrowly circumscribed limitation of consequence is applicable in all other mediums, not just the internet.

...........For example, posting stupid things on a publicly accessible newspaper blog.

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