“has built a career off of making money from war”
The students don’t like this person because he used to work in the defense industry. Do you think they’ll also try to cancel Biden and Harris for bombing Syria? Probably not.
The College Fix reports:
American University student group tries to cancel new Board of Trustees member
An American University student group wants a member of the school’s Board of Trustees due to his previous work in the aerospace and defense industries.
Dissenters, a group which “hopes to divest schools from war,” has petitioned AU to dismiss former Northrop Grumman head Wesley Bush as his career was dedicated to “making money from war,” according to The Eagle.
Bush oversaw the development of the naval aerial vehicle MQ-4C Triton, the airborne radar system VADER and the F-35 stealth fighter.
Dissenters has sent more than forty letters to AU since yesterday regarding Bush. Its Action Network petition says Bush is a “war profiteer” who oversaw the manufacture of “lethal weapons and technologies used to assault and destroy populations all over the world.”
“Wes Bush has built a career off of making money from war,” the petition continues. “As concerned students, community members, and university affiliates, we are calling for Wes Bush’s immediate removal from the American University Board of Trustees.”
From the story:
Helen Luffy, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of Dissenters, said that Bush’s background does not align with AU’s values.
“This cannot fly for a university that its entire motto of one of our schools is ‘waging peace,’” Luffy said. …
Although the University has emphasized Bush’s philanthropic work, Luffy said that it doesn’t take away from his work in the defense industry.
“It’s completely the antithesis of what AU believes its message to be and just because he’s a member of Conservation International, for example, doesn’t mean that the things he’s done is good,” Luffy said.
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