25 years ago today - Jun 8, 1996

A Salt Lake Tribune story that, contrary to the recommendation of her department and college, BYU has fired English professor Gail Houston for expressing feminist views off-campus. In support of this decision, the university spokesman notes that 5 percent of her student-evaluations complain that Houston's courses in English literature do not offer "gospel insights" and are not "spiritually uplifting," even though 95 percent of student evaluations rank her highly. In October the American Association of University Professors begins investigation of this action in terms of due process and academic freedom.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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