Monday, February 14, 2011
The Torch | FIRE's Blog - FIRE: "An article published Friday in the Tufts student newspaper The Tufts Daily discusses the list and explores the university's troubled record of interfering with free expression on campus. This history includes Tufts finding the conservative student newspaper The Primary Source responsible for 'harassment' for its controversial pieces on affirmative action and Islamic extremism. The Tufts Daily article quotes Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Reitman, who vehemently disagreed with FIRE's characterization of Tufts as stifling free speech. Reitman's response displays both a misunderstanding of free speech protections and a startling lack of logic:"