College Fix: A trio of conservative students at the University of Washington recently got together for lunch on campus — and unbeknownst to them their conversation was recorded, a photo of their faces was published on Twitter, and their politics mocked — cyberbullying done by a faculty member at the school.
University of Washington Teaching Assistant Rebecca Ferber openly admitted in recent tweets she recorded the young men so she could get “useful information.” Teaching assistants are grad students provided the opportunity to gain teaching experience under the mentorship of professors.
The incident took place Oct. 4 while UW freshmen Zach Wildfang and Cameron Edwards and UW College Republicans President Chevy Swanson met on campus for lunch. During their hour-long meeting, they discussed plans to form a new campus group, “Students for Self Defense,” as well as talked about having a “Beers for Brett” celebration at a local restaurant, they told Jason Rantz of KTTH radio, who first reported the story.
Screenshot of Ferber’s tweets obtained by Rantz show that she posted a Twitter poll saying she was sitting next to a couple of “white male students organizing a ‘Beers for Brett’ event,” then asked what she should throw at them, her “water bottle,” her “entire backpack,” or her “insides.” Her “insides” won with 60 percent of the vote. more