Wow. Former Oberlin President Frederick Starr (1983-94) lays into the current Oberlin administration’s mad policy of denying the obvious and fighting the judgment. Here’s his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today - “Oberlin College’s Legacy and the Need to Have Enemies”: https://www.wsj.com/articles/oberlin-colleges-legacy-and-the-need-to-have-enemies-11562360792
"Oberlin College should be ashamed of its conduct, but it’s not. It’s emboldened, if anything, as witnessed by the post-verdict crisis management public relations campaign to spin Oberlin College as having been held liable for student speech. It’s just not true.
“Oberlin College needs an intervention. Someone who truly cares about the college needs to tell the administration and its defenders to stop. …”
“What can Oberlin do to reclaim its better self? That’s ultimately a question for the college’s trustees, faculty, alumni and students. But there is a common-sense answer that would probably seem obvious to most anyone in Lorain County or any of a thousand smaller communities around the country: Pay the court’s judgment, don’t fight it; apologize to the Gibson family and to the community and take steps to show you mean it; and then calmly think through all that has happened and do whatever is necessary to reaffirm the institution’s identity as a college, not a cause.”