The survey also asked students if they have a learning disability. The third commenter on that link identifies another law Mount St. Mary’s may be violating, besides the ADA: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
[SL] Longtime friend of the blog Carrie Shanafelt observes:
The violations of tenure and academic freedom at Mount St. Mary’s are bad enough, but they are cover for the original betrayal. In case you haven’t been following, the university began distributing a survey to students that contained questions about mental health and depression, and were told that the results would not be used against them. However, students who admitted to feelings of helplessness and sorrow were to be encouraged to drop out of the school before they could count against retention rates. When President Newman said “You just have to drown the bunnies…put a Glock to their heads,” he was referring to at-risk students with severe emotional distress. The faculty members who are being terminated are the ones who passed this advice along to student journalists, who published it in campus media. This is at a Catholic university where the administration signs off its emails in the name of Christ. Don’t waste your time looking for the part in the Gospels where Jesus says about depressed people, “put a Glock to their heads.”