A faculty committee at Florida Atlantic University has made a preliminary finding that academic freedom was compromised when the school banned a controversial classroom exercise that asked students to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and step on it.
The finding was read during a packed FAU Faculty Senate meeting Friday in which University President Mary Jane Saunders and Provost Brenda Claiborne voiced support for academic freedom but said they couldn’t answer specific questions about the “Jesus” exercise and the instructor who led it.
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