FULL AUDIO: Louisiana College Leaders Discuss Suppressing Criticism of Joshua Joy Dara
On Feb. 25, 2019, Louisiana College President Rick Brewer and two top officials, Philip Caples and Cheryl Clark, met with Professor Russell Meek in hopes to prevent Meek from publishing criticism of misogynistic comments made by Joshua Joy Dara, LC’s Dean of Human Behavior.
Today, Meek provided the Bayou Brief with permission to publish the full recording. While Meek did not disclose his decision to record the meeting with Brewer, Caples, or Clark, he was fully within his rights to do so, as stated in La. R.S. 15:1303 of the states’s Electronic Surveillance Act. Like many other states, Louisiana law provides that such a recording is permissible as long as one party is aware (i.e. Meek).
Three days after this meeting, Meek submitted his resignation from Louisiana College.