from what i understand, the primary charge underlying this admins move is SJP’s act of distributing those evac notices. Under the rule of law, the admin has every right to pursue such a course of action esp if the student body complained. thoughts?
I agree that they need to attend to the complaints and investigate them, making sure that all types of people have the academic space needed!
However, there are two issues with the administration’s response: a) the response doesn’t match the “crime” by any means at all whatsoever, b) this is supposed to be one of the most liberal campuses that promises a safe space to say whatever (in theory) so they can’t turn around and be like …”oh wait, no, not you though” c) the administration is being discriminatory on two accounts, firstly, the searches seem to target certain groups more than the others even within the SJP group and secondly, the administration has taken borderline punitive measures against the SJP in the past meanwhile another group who did the same exact thing as the SJP had no consequences at all whatsoever.
My greatest issue is c of course. If the school was like “I want no discussion of this” and applied the rule equally to both sides of the argument, I would be somewhat ok with it because everyone who has had even the slightest exposure to Political Science has a pretty good understanding of the “Free” part of Free Speech.
But since the school is all for activism and dialogue but chooses to allow it selectively, that’s what gets me.
My only complain with the SJP is that they didn’t complain proactively about this kind of treatment early on.
Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine have been dissolved as a student organization and all of the belonging students banned from…
Please sign and reblog! Furthermore, at the bottom of this page, there is a list of other helpful actions. There is no way that what the administration did is ok and it needs to know that we know.
On March 7, members of Northeastern Universityâs Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the schoolâs Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at le…
So disappointed in my Alma Mater, honestly. It’s just incredibly sad to hear that even in one of the most liberal states and one of the most liberal and green campuses, there is discrimination in basic constitutional rights.
What I want to know is who is telling these teenage girls that “people watching” is a quirky thing.
"I know I’m really weird but I have a casual interest in the thousands of lives mine intersects with every day."
"I’m such a freak—I really can’t help wondering things about the humans I see instead of pretending they’re slabs of limestone with no histories or futures."
Roast that shit with some olive oil and garlic salt or crushed garlic.
It’s the bomb.
Steamed with melted cheese
Even raw it tastes amazing.
Mmm love it! In Lowfat Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, with General Gao’s Chicken, in mini egg white and asiago bakes, plain steamed with black pepper and salt. Now I feel like having some.
every 5 seconds a woman gives birth to a baby. stop this woman.