OSD Approves Students for a Free Marketplace of Ideas
The approval came after OSD rejected a local chapter of Students for Academic Freedom, claiming it infringed on the “academic freedom” of faculty. Students for Academic Freedom submitted a Constitution that proposed that “note and object to” bias in all kinds of activities at Marquette, including teach-ins, faculty conferences, reading lists, and speakers’ programs.
OSD believed any such criticism should not be allowed.
The Constitution of Students for a Free Marketplace of Ideas is sanitized, with the sorts of free expression that OSD objected to removed.
Note the huge irony here: Marquette approved Students for a Free Marketplace of Ideas with the stipulation that a whole wide range of ideas, inconvenient for ideologically biased faculty and administrators, cannot be expressed.
The organization still has to be approved by Marquette Student Government. Such approval appears likely.