Had I not been in a rush yesterday when I posted on Crystal Dixon, the University of Toledo Administrator suspended for saying some politically incorrect things (and expressing some downright crazy notions), I might have learned that she has since been fired for speaking her mind.
Last Friday, she “received verbal notification from the University of Toledo that she has been fired.” Via Don Surber who asks “shouldn’t a university be open to ideas that are unpopular?” (Via Instapundit).
After expressing his views in the Toledo Free-Press, University President Lloyd Jacobs said he disagrees with “a number of those view points and . . . that some of those viewpoints don’t seem at least on the face of it consistent with the University stated values.”
Wait a minute, so the university president gets to express his views in an article, but someone who says something inconsistent with what he calls the university’s stated values loses her job? Sounds like a dictatorship to me.
I guess this university administrator doesn’t much value the free exchange of ideas. But, then again, that exchange does seem to be lacking at many American universities today.