SB 83 would, among other things, affirm higher education institutions have full intellectual diversity and have intellectual diversity protections.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published in the Ohio Capital Journal.
Ohio state Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, danced around a question about college professors interacting with a student with “a dissenting view” of the Holocaust Wednesday morning during the House Higher Education Committee Meeting.
State Rep. Casey Weinstein, D-Hudson, asked Cirino, “If a student had a dissenting view about the Holocaust, which there is a very active denial group out there, would the professor be obliged to agree with the student and could the professor take a side on the Holocaust?”
“I think Holocaust deniers are off the charts,” Cirino said before proceeding to answer what he would do as a college professor in that situation.
“I would expect the professor to not shout that person down and throw him out of the classroom or embarrass them in front of their other …