Tweeting and job security.
The event that likely precipitated the policy change was one incendiary tweet in the wake of yet another mass shooting. David W. Guth, a tenured journalism professor at University of Kansas, unleashed a 140-character rant that insisted the “blood [was] on the hands of the #NRA.” Opinionated, but not necessarily objectionable, but then he went on: “Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters.” Oof. After a highly predictable and not wholly undeserved reaction, Guth was temporarily suspended.
So, Guth is an unhinged leftist....so what?
He's an unhinged leftist who has a right to say what the hell he wants.
I'd rather have him saying it out loud, where we can play "spot the idiot," than have him playing the indoctrination game on students where no one can see it.