American University Museum in Washington D.C. flubbed its approach to a controversial sculpture after it claimed it did not want the message of the sculpture to be deemed the institution’s own.
The University have justified the decision based on the group’s “political goals” and support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which they say are contrary to Fordham’s “mission and values.”
The disciplinary charges constitute a neglect of Winthrop’s role as a ‘marketplace of ideas’ and its responsibilities under the First Amendment.
An artwork depicting the Ku Klux Klan, intended to make a statement about post-election U.S.A, was labeled “hate speech” by students at Salem State U.
NCAC’s letter condemns the producer’s actions and describes how Columbia’s University’s commitment to free speech, academic freedom, and journalistic excellence are incompatible with censorship.