When he criticized East Georgia College’s sexual harassment policy for offering no protection to the falsely accused, Professor Thomas Thibeault was accused of sexual harassment himself and escorted off campus by police. No specifics were provided. Now, under pressure from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the college has withdrawn the harassment charge for lack of evidence, but reprimanded the professor for “offensive speech.” Once again, Thibeault hasn’t been told who accused him or what he’s supposed to have done. FIRE remains on the case.
FIRE is celebrating its 10th birthday.