Monday, March 23, 2015

Reed student says prof barred him from class for views on rape; college says he was disruptive

March 21st, 2015

Imagine the national headlines that would result if a professor at Reed College, a liberal-arts bastion of free speech and thought, banished a student from class for expressing his views.
Indeed the Portland college did get a raft of negative publicity this week for suppressing free speech and academic debate after Professor Pancho Savery told freshman Jeremiah True that he could no longer attend Humanities 101 class discussions.
True, a student from southern California, said Savery booted him after the 19-year-old disputed a statistic that one in five women in college are sexually assaulted. But a Reed spokesman said True was bounced for being persistently disruptive.

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