Thursday, July 28, 2016
Trump event at UCCS stirs controversy
By J. Adrian Stanley
on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Donald Trump will speak at 2 p.m. Friday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Gallogly Event Center
Not everyone is happy about it.
In a letter released to the public
, Chancellor Pam Shockley- Zalaback
noted that, "Many faculty, staff, and students have expressed disappointment and anger at Mr. Trump's appearance on our campus."
It should be noted that UCCS, as a public university, cannot refuse to host a political event on the basis of preference for (or distaste for) a candidate. But many faculty at the university have signed on to a protest letter in advance of Trump's event. Both the faculty protest letter and a letter from the Chancellor explaining the decision to host the event are posted below after the jump:
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