“It’s quite disturbing that Syracuse called this ordeal the standard process,” he said. “Is it normal to expel someone without issuing charges or having a hearing, then to require psychological counseling and mandate diversity training for just the chance of readmission—all because of Facebook comments? I doubt the School of Education’s accreditor will agree.”

Meanwhile, college students and free-speech advocates on Facebook and Twitter excoriated Syracuse for its handling of the latest social media controversy.

Several tweets labeled Syracuse a place “where free speech goes to die,” while others bemoaned an “abuse of students’ rights.”

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