BoredatVassar is back online.
A new message reads:
"Thank you for your thoughtful comments and suggestions. It is clear that boredatvassar.net has affected the Vassar community in a very emotional way, both positively and negatively. However, there is also a positive that I simply cannot ignore. I cannot, in good faith, deprive you of a necessary outlet to be heard, especially when your community is trying to silence you. Therefore, in the interest of free speech and a true democracy of ideas, I’ve decided to bring back boredatvassar.net. I simply cannot turn a blind eye to a community that cannot speak their mind. This is exactly the purpose and solution of the Boredat project."
Mads is all for freedom of speech (i.e. this blog). But as we have said before, there is a difference between free speech and hate speech.
Let's please not abuse it this time.
UPDATE Saturday morning: The page is down again. A message reads:
"Threats to sue from your administration has once again forced me to shut down boredatvassar. This is the first time I have ever been forced to shut down a site in the project’s two-year history.
I sincerely apologize for my inability to provide you with a medium for free speech at this time. I encourage you to show your support and leave your comments as I attempt to work with the administration to find some common grounds."