Read the whole article, including the verbal attacks on this student from two faculty members.
When I began examining the political affiliation of faculty at the University of Oregon, the lone conservative professor I spoke with cautioned that I would "make a lot of people unhappy."
Though I mostly brushed off his warning – assuming that academia would be interested in such discourse – I was careful to frame my research for a column for the school newspaper diplomatically.
The University of Oregon (UO), where I study journalism, invested millions annually in a diversity program that explicitly included "political affiliation" as a component. Yet, out of the 111 registered Oregon voters in the departments of journalism, law, political science, economics, and sociology, there were only two registered Republicans.
A number of conservative students told me they felt Republican ideas were frequently caricatured and rarely presented fairly....
What I didn't realize is that journalism that examined the dominance of liberal ideas on campus would be addressed with hostility....
Let me suggest a related and more disconcerting problem. The lack of intellectual diversity among students, and the need felt by some liberal students to act as the thought police. These politically-correct cops on the beat spend their days looking for a conservative student or faculty member to ridicule. While these enforcers may view themselves as intellectuals, in fact they seek an anti-intellectual homogenization of the student body. And they are too narrow-minded to appreciate the destructive nature of their actions.