Red Alert: Michigan State University Demands That Personal Opinions Stay Off Campus E-mail

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Red Alert: Michigan State University Demands That Personal Opinions Stay Off Campus E-mail

by Adam Kissel

After FIRE notified Michigan State University (MSU) President Lou Anna K. Simon that MSU remains on FIRE’s Red Alert list because of its extremely restrictive new “spam” policy, President Simon responded by defending the policy. “The University’s email services are not intended as a public forum for the expression and dissemination of personal opinions,” Simon wrote in her response. “Rather, other means exist within the University community for the expression and dissemination of personal opinions.”

MSU used a similar policy last academic year to find a student government member guilty of “spamming” after she e-mailed a number of professors about controversial changes to MSU’s academic calendar…

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