Faculty members scold San Diego State’s president for criticizing a dean who demeaned conservatives

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Yet another controversy over free speech has erupted at San Diego State University, where 27 faculty members and directors expressed anger with President Adela de la Torre for using Twitter to criticize a dean who made demeaning remarks about political conservatives. A faculty group says that de la Torre was wrong to publicly rebuke Monica Casper, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, for the remarks she made on a private Twitter account — even though, they said, some of the responses to Casper’s comments included threats of violence against her and the campus community. The gro…

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