Thousands sign petition defending Carnegie Mellon University professor whose tweet about dying queen went viral

Nearly 4,000 people have signed a petition defending Uju Anya, a Carnegie Mellon University professor whose viral tweet about a dying queen Elizabeth II — wishing her “excruciating” pain — drew scorn but also touched off a debate about free speech on college campuses.

The signees — a mix of academics and alumni from various institutions in the U.S. and beyond — say Ms. Anya is a highly accomplished scholar and a force for diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of linguistics.

Read more on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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