If you think that Professor Anderson is the only trigger angry professor at her university, think again. She said she consults her Chair and Dean every time she looks into a possible risk. That means other people helped her decide to have Wahlberg taken into custody. And a tenured member of the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, Jerold Duquette, says he doesn’t know that he would have reacted differently. I tried to find a member of the Faculty Senate Committee on Firearms Freedom but there isn’t one.
My solution to professors like Paula Anderson is one based upon my belief that our universities would be better off if they did the exact opposite of what they are doing now. For example, Hamline University in Minnesota expelled a student for merely mentioning that he supported concealed weapons permits on campus. The student was re-admitted but only after taking a psychological evaluation.
So I propose that we put Professor Anderson on paid leave until she can be psychologically evaluated. In the unlikely event that she passes the exam she can be reinstated. If not, so much the better for Connecticut taxpayers.