KU Faculty Senate Affirms Free Speech In Professor Twitter Incident

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas Faculty Senate has affirmed free speech rights for faculty after a professor was placed on leave following a tweet.

The Faculty Senate statement says in part that the group endorses the principles of First Amendment rights, academic freedom and due process.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/18UPluE ) the statement didn't mention David Guth, who's been on paid leave after a tweet last month after the Navy Yard shooting. Guth's Twitter post said: ``The blood is on the hands of the (hash)NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.''

The Senate resolution was prompted in part by a statement from a Faculty Senate committee that said Guth's leave appeared to be a professional sanction, which the university denies.
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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com


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