Vanderbilt anti-bias policy comes under attack before meeting

Posted by Kendall Harmon

State Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, and other lawmakers sent the Board of Trust a letter with legislation attached, threatening to block the policy because Vanderbilt receives state funds.

Wednesday morning, Vanderbilt students from 11 Christian organizations began handing out 4,000 MP4 players loaded with a seven-minute video outlining their objections. The video, also on YouTube, features alumnus Tom Singleton, a retired health-care executive, who said later he won’t so much as renew his football season tickets until the school backs off.

The university’s provost said Vanderbilt stands by the policy.

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5 Comments
Posted April 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) has been all over Vanderbilt’s case of late, and I think for good reason.

April 22, 8:52 am | [comment link]
2. Formerly Marion R. wrote:

FYI, it is not clear from either Kendall’s headline or the linked headline at the Tennessean that the “Anti-Bias Policy” mentioned is not that ‘anyone can study at Vanderbilt’, but that ‘anyone can be eligible to lead any on-campus student organization’—a complete totalitarian gutting of the freedom of association.

April 22, 12:21 pm | [comment link]
3. David Keller wrote:

Wait unti a straight person wants to join a gay organization, a white wants to join the African American students association or a Jew wants to join an Islamic group and you will find out very quickly what this policy is really about.

April 22, 1:04 pm | [comment link]
4. SC blu cat lady wrote:

#3, Yep. Absolutely. I still find it shocking that the Vanderbilt administration could be so fundamentally wrong. It makes no sense.

April 22, 3:01 pm | [comment link]
5. Nikolaus wrote:

Just further proof that straight A’s and fancy degrees do not mean that one is intelligent.

April 22, 3:17 pm | [comment link]
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