“statue will remain where it is”
The school considered the arguments from both sides and decided to keep Jefferson. Good for them.
The Washington Examiner reports:
After extensive debate, Hofstra University to keep Thomas Jefferson statue
More than a month after a statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized at Hofstra University and an extensive campaign to remove it from campus, the school’s president has announced that the founding father’s visage will remain.
In April, Hofstra students on either side of the issue held dueling protests, with some students holding up the American flag, and others hoisting signs reading “RAPIST” and “SLAVER.” Tensions peaked later that month, and anti-Jefferson activists ultimately resorted to vandalizing the Jefferson statue with spray paint.
Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz apparently put the issue to bed on May 30, releasing a message announcing that the statue would remain on campus.
“After consultation with students, faculty, administration, alumni, trustees, and other friends of the University, I have decided that the Thomas Jefferson statue will remain where it is at the entrance of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center,” Rabinowitz wrote.
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