They aren’t opposing use of the school for this purpose, but they sent a strongly worded letter making their displeasure known.
The Hill reports:
Dozens of faculty at Eastern Kentucky University sign letter opposing Trump ahead of rally
Dozens of faculty and staff members at Eastern Kentucky University have sent a letter to the school’s president in opposition to President Trump.
The letter, with over 100 signatures, comes days before Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally on the university’s campus.
The faculty letter does not oppose the rally itself, but condemns Trump and the campaign he ran, saying it is against to the university’s values. It also raises concerns about “disruption” to student life from the rally.
“We must object to this campaign which has consistently, openly, and unambiguously attacked the values of inquiry, learning, and free speech which lie at the heart of higher education and form the core mission of this University,” the letter reads.
The faculty express concerns about Trump’s approach to science, immigration, and civil rights, in addition to “threatening rhetoric.”
“Their representatives have worked to silence and discredit opponents rather than entering into dialogue with them, while those same representatives have objectified and demonized countless minority and disenfranchised groups who have made easy targets for their exclusionary rhetoric,” the letter reads.
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