The CMU Professor is Gary Peters - and he is running for Congress.
Redstate.com, as a part of the right's continuing effort to intimdate and stifle academic voices that refuse to goosestep along with Dear Leader, sent out an alert this morning directing people to harass the Board of Trustees at CMU (with the aim of trying to harm Peters or his candidacy).
Here's the Redstate alert:
Dear RedState Reader,
This is the first time we have an action item at the state level. Whether or not you live in Michigan you should be concerned about it.
My friend Dennis Lennox is a student at Central Michigan University ("CMU"). He is a model for student conservative activists on campus.
CMU Professor Gary Peters is running for Congress. Dennis wants to make sure Professor Peters is not using taxpayer money to subsidize his political campaign. He's filed open records requests, he's videotaped Professor Peters, and Dennis has put out the word to conservatives about what's going on.
You can find out more information here.
Naturally, the University banned the public videotaping of people in public places on campus causing the ACLU to intervene. CMU has also threatening to bring expulsion proceedings against Dennis and has engaged in other forms of harassment against Dennis.
CMU's Board of Trustees will meet on campus December 6th. That's this Thursday.
We're asking everyone to contact the school's president, Michael Rao, and the Board of Trustees before the meeting to express your outrage, frustration and disappointment in the way CMU is handling the Peters controversy by trying to crush political dissent, belittling students who speak out against a professor or a politician and most importantly, for their efforts to subvert the Constitution.
Please shoot an email to each of the following Board members and ask them to defend Lennox's Constitutional rights:
Mr. Jeffrey R. Caponigro, chair: email@example.com
Ms. Stephanie Comai: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Brian W. Fannon: email@example.com
Ms. Jacqueline N. Garrett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Marilyn French Hubbard: email@example.com
Dr. Sam R. Kottamasu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. John G. Kulhavi, vice chair: email@example.com
Ms. Gail F. Torreano: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael Rao: (989) 774-3131, email@example.com
All the best,
Redstate is apparently working with some arrogant little snot who is a student at CMU. This student apparently has delusions that he is going to "save the world from evil liberals."
LET'S CONTACT THOSE LISTED ABOVE AND TELL THEM WE SUPPORT ACADEMIC FREEDOM, AND WE WON'T TOLERATE THE RIGHT'S CONTINUED INTIMIDATION TACTICS AGAINST EDUCATORS IN GENERAL.