U of Houston Student Govt. Lifts VP's Punishment

August 9, 2016

The student government at the University of Houston has lifted a series of punishments it imposed on Rohini Sethi, the association's vice president, for a social media post that said, "Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter," Houston Public Media reported. Sethi had been suspended and told that to resume her position, she would have to attend three cultural events per month, write a letter reflecting on the controversy over the social media post and speak about the issue at a student government meeting. The university said it played no role in the matter, but many accused the university of violating Seth's First Amendment rights to free expression. Now, the student government has lifted the punishments, saying that they may have violated internal rules. But Sethi said she plans, voluntarily, to participate in diversity training.

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