More news from Arkansas Tech:

The production of “Assassins,” apparently mock gunfire and all, will go on. The university announced today that “security” issues had been resolved and the play will proceed March 14.

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The university president, Robert Brown, gets the last word. His halting of the production was not about censorship, but public safety, he emphasizes. I expect this will be the last word on the matter. The news release smells of an agreed-on deal. The ACLU had been nosing around. Drama buffs also had been working the president over, including in national education journals. So there you have it. The president saves a bit of his dignity. The show goes on. And, as we noted earlier, the theater department’s decrepit quarters are apparently due for an upgrade.

 

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