This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.thesheaf.com from:
I wish to object in the strongest possible terms to the extraction of a resignation from Will Robbins. From what I understand, considerable pressure was exerted on him to resign and therefore it cannot be considered a legitimate resignation. I urge the Sheaf board to reconsider that issue and also the wider issue of the cartoon. It is distressing indeed that President MacKinnon has entered the fray because academic freedom, which accrues to students as well as faculty, and freedom of speech and expression, which apply to all of us, are under threat by his intervention. I therefore urge the Sheaf board to reconsider its position on the cartoon and to strongly assert the right to publish it unhindered by any pressure from the President or anyone else. Please ask yourselves this question: Will you succumb to pressure whenever you take a controversial stand? If so, there is, unfortunately, little rationale for having a student newspaper that is independent of the USSU.
Professor of Law and Member of the Executive Committee, University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.