As I reported a couple of weeks ago, George Mason University has renamed its law school after Justice Antonin Scalia. As one might expect, a lot of GMU faculty members aren’t very happy about it, and, in fact, the faculty Senate has adopted a resolution in which they express a number of “deep” concerns, including:

The reinforcement of the external branding of the university as a conservative institution rather than an unaligned body that is a comfortable home for individuals with a variety of viewpoints.

 In a post at, Roger Pilon points out the irony:

We’re invited to believe … that the average American university is an “unaligned body”—like Princeton, for example, where in the 2012 presidential election, 157 faculty and staff donated to Barack Obama’s campaign, 2 to Mitt Romney’s—a visiting engineering professor and a janitor.