Wilfrid Laurier University’s president apologizes to Lindsay Shepherd for dressing-down over Jordan Peterson clip

“After listening to this recording, an apology is in order. The conversation I heard does not reflect the values and practices to which Laurier aspires. I am sorry it occurred in the way that it did and I regret the impact it had on Lindsay Shepherd.”

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  • Ed

    Oh PLEASE!

    “Big Education” is now off line, furiously drafting new policies prohibiting the recording of star chamber sessions.

  • Killer Marmot

    When The Red Star tells you’ve gone too far down the progressive rabbit hole, you know you’ve lost battle.

  • Killer Marmot

    This statement by McLatchy will likely take the heat off of Wilfrid Laurier University.

    But when happens a few months from now, when the nasty tweets are a distant memory? Will WLU come out with new policies that put in place concrete protections of academic freedom, or will they lapse back into the same old practices?

    • Watchman

      As Ed says above, their first step will be implementing a rule that single party recording inside their university can be punished by expulsion or sacking for employees. Any attempt to get agreement for any recording will be automatically rejected by the university and any staff of the university. This will also work when concerned conservative students record SJW lecturers documenting their rot, and thus risking expulsion to make those recordings public.

      • Killer Marmot

        That occurred to me as well. These cockroaches fear sunlight more than anything.

        Still, I would record absolutely everything. At a minimum, it’s a big help for your lawyer. At a maximum, you can drag down some of these academic bullies with you.

  • Watchman

    What the apology would be with the university President wrapped in Wonder Woman’s lasso: “I am sorry we got caught. Had you not had a recording, this apology would not be necessary nor have been given. We will ensure that your future career is accorded an appropriate treatment for someone who has shamed me and the university. We are sure that other universities will see your actions and treat you accordingly.”

    • tamale

      Sadly, you are right. Any dreams she had of an academic career are now over.

  • ntt1

    I take great delight in Lindsay Shepard, she redeems my faith in sensible educated Canadians able to lead in the future. However the the poisonous frankfurter school wienies are still there spreading hatred for the society that upholds them and allows them the complete freedom they seek to limit for others. Wilfred Laurier is due for a deep house cleaning.

  • Miss Shepherd was right. Laurier was caught. THAT is why they apologised.

  • JohnfromToronto

    A useless apology with no disciplinary action. There were three employees of the university in that room who thought they would get away with this. And they had every reason to think that they would. The university’s early statements were even going in that direction. They would have got away with it if not for the recording.