Quick Takes: Missouri State Settles Student Complaint, Attempted Pie Attack on David Horowitz, Students Fight Over 'Pledge' at Orange Coast

November 10, 2006
  • Missouri State University has reached an out-of-court settlement with a student who sued over a class assignment in which she says she was told to write a letter to legislators endorsing adoption rights for gay people, the Associated Press reported. Missouri State officials said that not all of the facts in the case matched what the student had said, but that some concerns were legitimate.
  • Two students at Ball State University were arrested Wednesday in connected with an attempt to throw a pie at David Horowitz, Newslink Indiana reported. Horowitz was unharmed, but one of the pies hit a police officer. The news service quoted Horowitz as saying during his talk, which proceeded after the pie incident: "There are problems on this campus, quite obviously."
  • Some student leaders were outraged after the board of the student government at Orange Coast College approved a motion questioning the legitimacy of the Pledge of Allegiance, The Orange County Register  reported. One of the trustees who supported the motion said: "While it's great to be an American, and I'm proud to be an American, yadda-yadda-yadda, and I appreciate all the rituals, I'm done" saluting the flag.
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