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Catholic-style academic freedom

Screen-Shot-2016-01-21-at-10.53.39-AMThe president of a private Catholic college in Maryland compared incoming freshmen to “bunnies who need to be drowned.” The college has decided to retain the president and fire two faculty members who leaked his remarks to the student newspaper. Apparently their concept of academic freedom doesn’t extend to anything having to do with college administration. But you can argue this is useful training for the students, because in private industry it’s standard practice to always fire the employees for the boss’s misdeeds. Read the story here.

imagesPhotos: Mount St. Mary’s College President Simon Newman (above) and some of his students (right) 


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