Here (Michigan State U):
Emily Weigel, an MSU graduate student in evolution and a member of the BEACON center, says the event has made her feel like she’s under attack—in part because of her own religious faith. “As a religious BEACONite, I’ve never felt unwelcome” at MSU, she says. “But this conference on campus has made me uneasy about my identity on campus for the first time. It’s antiacademic in the way it is being carried out, and honestly, it is shaming for fellow Christians to target individuals in an attack such as this one.” MSU plant biologist David Lowry says that he and some colleagues also worry that the event could harm MSU’s reputation within the scientific community.
Shoutout to Emily: Get over yourself, will you?
If you can’t deal with people you disagree with, why are you even at a university?
No really, this is a serious question: Many of us have had just about enough of people who claim to want advanced degrees but cannot deal with the level of contention one might find in a hairdressing shop or checkout line in Canada. Such people spoil freedom for everybody else because they can’t handle it themselves.
Either attend the event and write about it, or mind your own business.
Fortunately, so far
University officials say they have no plans to interfere with the event. “Free speech is at the heart of academic freedom and is something we take very seriously,” said Kent Cassella, MSU’s associate vice president for communications, in a statement. “Any group, regardless of viewpoint, has the right to assemble in public areas of campus or petition for space to host an event so long as it does not engage in disorderly conduct or violate rules. While MSU is not a sponsor of the creation summit, MSU is a marketplace of free ideas.”
So you mean MSU is really a university and not just another tax-funded degree mill?
Let’s hope the idea catches on.
Note: I am tempted to start a new topic category: Whining
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