Shaw University: Severe Punishment for Criticizing Administration
Gale Isaacs, a nineteen-year veteran professor at Shaw University, was removed from her position as chair of her department, terminated from employment, and escorted from her office by campus police after she co-authored a faculty resolution critical of Shaw's President and Trustees. Shaw Student Shaniqua Bizzell, who was one month from graduating, was also expelled by Shaw and removed from campus housing after she read the resolution aloud and distributed copies of the text in Shaw's student center; though her expulsion was later rescinded, Bizzell was ordered to vacate university housing.
- "President of Shaw University Fires a Professor and Evicts a Student for "Disloyalty"," February 13, 2003: At Shaw University, in North Carolina, a professor of nineteen years has been fired and a student evicted, for "faithlessness in and disloyalty to" the president.
- "Letter from Shaw University President Talbert O. Shaw to FIRE, January 15, 2003," January 15, 2003
- "FIRE Letter to Shaw University President Talbert O. Shaw, January 13, 2003," January 13, 2003
- "Letter from Shaw University President Talbert O. Shaw to Dr. Gale J. Isaacs, November 16, 2002," November 16, 2002
- "Letter from Shaw University Vice President for Student Affairs Vaughan Witten to Shaw University Professor Shaniqua N. Bizzell, November 12, 2002," November 12, 2002
- "Petition from Shaw University Professor Gale J. Isaacs to Shaw University President Talbert O. Shaw, October 24, 2002," October 24, 2002
- "The Chill Is Nothing New,"
by Greg Lukianoff, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 9, 2005
- "Bullies in the School Yard,"
by Kathleen Jachowski, American Voices, February 19, 2003
- "Shaw graduate seeks redress,"
by Cindy George, News And Observer, February 13, 2003
- "Letter Critical of Shaw Actions,"
by Cindy George, The News and Observer, January 18, 2003
- "Shaw professor fired over letter,"
by Cindy George, News and Observer, December 12, 2002