Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More Censorship on Campus

I posted Monday about an instance of censorship of art at Penn State. Now it's Brandeis's turn. The Boston Globe reports today that university officials shut down a student exhibition because the exhibited works "depicted only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." As David Bernstein points out at the Volokh Conspiracy, because Brandeis is a private university there is no constitutional issue. But it's still stupid. As Tyler Green puts it: "Art does not equal journalism. An art exhibit is not a newspaper story. It is not required to present 'both sides' of a story."