Syracuse reverses course after expelling student for Facebook post


“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.”