John, thanks for linking to YAF’s list of top ten academic abuses in 2008. It’s worth noting that students and professors are not helpless in the face of abuse. The top abuse on YAF’s list — and the item you highlighted in your own post — has been challenged in court.
The Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom (where I work) filed suit on Ryan Dozier’s behalf, challenging not just the speech zone that YAF highlights but also a truly overbroad campus speech code. Last month the judge ordered the college not to enforce its speech code or speech zone policies against Ryan while the case continues.
A hearing is set for next month, and Ryan is determined to see justice done in the case. We’ll keep PBC readers informed of his progress.