30 years ago today - Jun 10, 1993

BYU officials terminate five junior professors, including D. Michael Quinn, Cecelia K. Farr (pro-choice feminist) and anthropologist David Knowlton, who has published studies of Latin American terrorism against LDS buildings and missionaries. In an immediate response, more than 100 students rally to protest the lack of academic freedom at BYU, the first such student demonstration at BYU since 1911. Subsequent rallies include holders of the prestigious "Benson Scholarship," and developing-nation students who compare BYU's current situation with the repressive regimes these students have fled. This is reported at length in the 'Chronicle of Higher Education,' thus worsening BYU's reputation for academic freedom among administrators of the nation's universities and grant-giving foundations.

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

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