Friday, June 14, 2013

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In the spring of 2007, Valdosta State University took vigorous action against an undergraduate student it believed was a "clear and present danger" to campus. What had Hayden Barnes, a decorated paramedic in his early twenties, done to terrify the VSU community? He had publicly protested the decision by the university's president, Ronald Zaccari, to build two parking garages on campus. Believing that the $30 million price tag was an exorbitant expenditure ($15,000 per parking space) and that more environmentally friendly parking options were available, he had written a letter to the editor of the student newspaper and contacted members of the board of regents to voice his objections, politely, by all accounts.

- From Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and The End of American Debate by Greg Lukianoff

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