The Case of the Vanishing Crucifix Earns League Letter

March 27, 1995 by  
Filed under Catalyst Online, Features

Dr. Ron Collins
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Eastern Michigan University
Room 106, Welch Hall
Ypsilanti,MI 48197

Dear Dr. Collins:

It has come to my attention that Professor Joanna Scott, Chairperson of the Department of Political Science, has removed a crucifix that was affixed to the wall above the desk of graduate assistant Thomas C. Skrobola. Mr. Skrobola found the crucifix in his desk with a note that said that it had been removed since it is a personal statement and not an expression of university policy (i.e. Ist Amendment).” (Italics in. the original.)

As the president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization., and as the author of several books and articles on the First Amendment, I would be most interested in seeing a copy of the university policy that Professor Scott was referencing.

Thank you for your consideration..
Sincerely,
William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
President


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