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Leaving Over Campus Carry

• by Scott Jaschik

Jacob Dorman isn't going quietly.

After 10 years (and earning tenure) in the history department at the University of Kansas, he's leaving in large part because of a state law that, as of this summer, will allow guns on campus. That includes academic buildings. When faculty groups oppose campus carry laws, as they did in Kansas, supporters of the legislation frequently voice the view that no one will leave as a result of such laws. Dorman's resignation is evidence that some will leave.

Dorman is leaving for a comparable job (also with tenure) in another state, one without campus carry. The Lawrence Journal-World published his resignation letter Friday.

He starts off by writing about how much he has come to love Kansas, including "getting to know Kansans from rural communities where gun ownership and hard work are equally a way of life."

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