Since it happened in my local neighborhood, I thought the story below, presented in chronological order, may be of some interest.
University of Calgary Once Again Attempting to Censor Campus Pro-Life Club
University of Calgary Pro-Life Students Defy Threats of Arrest over Pro-Life Display
High-ranking Political Science Profs Say U of C “Overreacted” To Pro-Life Demonstrators
University of Calgary Pro-Life Students Victorious (for now – ed) – Administration Backs Down from Arrest Threats
Such stories are only really a surprise if you subscribe to the old canard that universities are all about ‘free speech’, ‘open enquiry’, ‘thoughtful discourse’ etc. Simply put, that is a fiction and fallacy. I have two degrees, and I never saw universities like this. Usually they are hotbeds of ‘rightthink’, ideology of which swallowed by many (not all – but many) immature people who really don’t have much of a clue, or interest in finding one. Full of people required to jump through lecturers hoops to get the grades needed and hardly able, interested or encouraged to study further.
Sorry for the rant (not one of my better days, alas). Everything is broken, universities included, and only Jesus Christ can redeem us.
UPDATE: So apparently the U of C is now charging their own students with trespassing (here and here). This would be the University of free and open enquiry, debate, exchange of ideas etc (you can see my viewpoint on that above), now helpfully moderated by the University administration, courts and police?!
UPDATE2: And the SU joins in the persecution. Pathetic.
UPDATE3: There’s an online petition here – please add your support. Thanks!