Thursday, October 30, 2014

College Admits Error for Disciplining Professor for ‘Game of Thrones’ Photo

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 30th, 2014

A community college has admitted that it may have violated a professor’s constitutional rights when it suspended him for posting a photograph of a shirt featuring a quotation from the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones, reports The Record, a New Jersey newspaper.
Bergen Community College suspended Francis Schmidt, an art and animation professor, after he posted the photo, which shows his daughter, on Google+ in January. The quote on her T-shirt—“I will take what is mine with fire & blood”—apparently alarmed a dean at the college.

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