September 26, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the “threat assessment team,” and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door. Campus police at the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UWS) censored theater professor James Miller’s poster depicting a quotation from actor Nathan Fillion’s character in the television series Firefly, and the police chief threatened Miller with criminal charges for disorderly conduct.
I graduated from UW-Stout in 2006, and took a few of Miller’s classes as part of my Speech minor. I refuse to make any alumni contributions to the university until they issue a full apology.