Editorial: “Mr. Weber Won’t Allow It—But the Constitution Does”

This Minnesota Daily editorial criticizes the red-baiting tactics of State Senator J.V. Weber, who called for the resignations of faculty members supporting the formation of a “Communist Club” among undergraduate students. Student organizations required a faculty sponsor and five members of the faculty provided support once they were convinced that the club was independent of outside organizations. The journalist takes issue with the suggestion that the group intended to propagandize, and further rebukes the senator for attempting to infringe their academic freedom.

CreatorMinnesota DailySourceEditorial: “Mr. Weber Won't Allow It—But the Constitution Does,” Minnesota Daily, March 12, 1937, p. 2.Date12/03/1937RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.CoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1930s