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Faculty Members at Eastern Kentucky U. Upset Over Use of School for Trump Rally

Faculty Members at Eastern Kentucky U. Upset Over Use of School for Trump Rally

“threatening rhetoric”

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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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I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts they had no issues with anything Obama said.

Suggested administration response to faculty:

“Thanks for your concern. Now make an appointment with a good therapist, get on medication, and do your best to be productive, functioning adults.

Another Voice | October 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

As a state university which receives funding by the taxpayers which supplied the funds to build the venue for an event such as this is, I see little merit in the “employees” appeal to “who”uses the facilities having already been approved and wherein the users have signed to be in compliance of usage rules of the facility..as in use of any public usage state owned building.

Perhaps all 100 of them should look for employment at a private college as is Oberlin where there voices rule.

“They aren’t opposing use of the school for this purpose, but they sent a strongly worded letter making their displeasure known.”

If you’re making your displeasure known then you are opposing the use of the school.

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