The Harvard Crimson reports:
Faculty members chose to remove two summer economics courses at the Summer School taught by Subramanian Swamy, a controversial Indian political figure. Over the summer, Swamy published an op-ed that advocated for the destruction of hundreds of Indian mosques and the disenfranchisement of non-Hindus in India.
Chief Information Officer for the University Anne H. Margulies concluded the meeting by updating faculty on the newly-created Harvard University Information Technology system and its future vision, which included greater collaboration with the library and further digital pedagogy. [Link]
Although DNA never apologised for publishing “How to wipe out Islamic terror,” Swamy’s hate-filled column, (and Kapil Sibal thinks Facebook will cause riots), Harvard University has done the right thing.
This should also serve as a reply to those who wrote in response to my post back then, that one should have ignored that article rather than respond to it :)
The Hindustan Times reports:
“The debate was, putting it simply, over whether Swamy’s views constituted political speech protected under the values of the freedom of speech that all academics hold dear, or whether they represented an incitement to violence,” said a senior professor in the university’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences who participated in the December 6 meeting. “And we concluded that it did incite violence.” [Link]