“We are a community still in the process of healing”
Marc Short, a low level person in the Trump administration, has been made a senior fellow at UVA and some students are having a hard time with that.
Campus Reform reports:
UVA students triggered by hiring of former Trump official
Students and professors are demanding that the University of Virginia revoke the appointment of former Trump administration official Marc Short as a senior fellow.
“The university should not serve as a waystation for high-level members of an administration that has directly harmed our community and to this day attacks the institutions vital to a free society—the very thing that the University of Virginia, as an institution of higher education, is meant to protect,” the petition argues.
Short, the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs under Trump, was recently hired to work with the University of Virginia Darden School Business and the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate that specializes in studying “presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history,” according to its website.
“We are a community still in the process of healing,” it continues, referring to the “Unite the Right” rally that resulted in one death and multiple injuries last year.
“More personally, as we approach the first anniversary of the white nationalist violence against this university, this town, and our friends, neighbors, students, faculty, and staff—all of whom are represented among the injured—it is unconscionable that we would add to our university a person who served in a high-level position for the administration that first empowered, then defended, those white nationalists,” the petition argues.
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