DA-DUM! MY FACULTY COLLEAGUES HAVE CIRCULATED A PETITION AND SENT IT TO THE POWERS THAT BE. .

January 27, 2015



To:
Ralph Kuncl, President of the University of Redlands
Kathy Ogren, Dean of the College
Leela MadhavaRau, Associate Dean for CDI
Steve Wuhs, Chair of the College Assembly
Bill Rocque, Faculty in the CAS
Denise Davis, Advisor to ASUR
Jennifer Dobbs, Marketing and Strategic Planning
Morgan York, Editor of the Bulldog Weekly
Taylor Holmes, Editor of the Bulldog Weekly
Ben Purper, Editor of the Bulldog Weekly
Hal Gordon, ASUR Cabinet
Jake Funk, ASUR Cabinet
Danny Gillman, ASUR Senate
Amara Markley, ASUR Judicial Council

From: The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences and some members of the School of Education

RE: The Re-structuring of the Bulldog Weekly

To whom it may concern:

The following petition was circulated among faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and some faculty in the School of Education.  Although many untenured and contingent faculty members expressed support for this petition, many of them expressed a reluctance to sign for fear of professional retribution.  Faculty members who signed the petition were welcome to add comments, which are included at the end of this document.  We hope that this petition and the attached comments will be helpful for the committee currently reviewing the status and structure of the Bulldog Weekly.





The following members of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences affirm the value of a
student newspaper. In our view, a newspaper is essential to our institutional identity as a liberal arts
college, and, further, the student newspaper offers a valuable pedagogical and professionalizing
opportunity for our students. We support the reinstitution of a newspaper that a) is appropriately
funded, governed, and mentored, b) has the ability to self-correct in the context of professional and
pedagogical standards, and c) operates independently and under the protections of “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the press” that are enshrined in our democratic society.

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