This story about the practical limits of the University of Chicago’s free speech policy, which that institution has enacted in recent years preening about as an example of how anti-wake it is, features this quote:
Mary Anne Franks, a University of Miami law professor who studies civil rights and technology, said universities should pay more attention to intimidating faculty members.
Cyberbullying “is much more intentional, vicious and threatening to a person than someone shouting nasty things at a person during a speech,” she said, adding that Mr. Schmidt’s behavior “has been calculated to generate exactly the reaction it has.” caused”.
This in turn reminded me of an incident involving Mary Anne Franks, egregious cyberbullying, and, among others, a certain University of Chicago Distinguished Professor, whom I blogged about a few years ago, though I’ve dropped my names of all the culprits out of it, as well as that of Franks, the only innocent part in the whole sordid mess.
But now I’m toying with the idea of reprinting that post with all names and institutions revealed. For the benefit of free speech, you don’t know. Especially at the University of Chicago.
. . . Here is the original post referenced above, now with identifying information regarding the individuals and institutions involved.