Bill Hobbs has this post about "the hate-speech scandal at the University of Tennessee." The UT College Republicans site has a collection of links to news coverage of the story. This Daily Beacon story outlines what it is about.
What happened, among other things, is that another fellow has gotten into trouble for sending out a stupid e-mail, which got sent inadvertently to and read by a whistleblower, who was no longer even a member of the group to which the e-mails were directed but his address was still on the list. Apart from the speech story, this is a story about perils of e-mail.