Protesters Cascade On UO President

, Malcolm A. Kline, 2 Comments

When university presidents get even a fraction of the abuse the rare conservative speaker in academe gets, they go into overdrive. “We write in a unified voice as representatives of major constituencies at the UO to express our concern with the response of your office to the October 6, 2017 student protest of the State of the University Address,” four officials from the indicated organizations did indeed write. “During the demonstration, activists took the stage and presented a list of demands created by a coalition of students.”

“Your actions since this event have potentially endangered these students by calling out their actions in a national venue, and have escalated tensions in such a way as to obscure the concerns which precipitated the protest. Since the protest, you have availed yourself of campus, community, and national platforms to express your voice and reading of events. This is in contradiction to the claim that you were silenced.”