Nicholas Fleet, a U of O economics student, said it’s an “affront” that the student federation has prevented him from putting up posters at the University Centre.
“People like Ann Coulter will come and go, but freedoms such as expression need to be tested and should be respected by student unions,” said Fleet, adding that he’s agreed not to distribute the posters.
But he noted that the posters for Coulter’s appearance were printed by Campus Print, the university printing department that is operated by the student federation.
“They took our money for printing the posters, but in the end they said we couldn’t put up the posters,” said Fleet.
That’s the best economics lesson you’ll have learned for your $$$ tuition,
Meanwhile, London Free Press thinks “Saturday” is really far away from “Monday”:
Walker’s comments have served to shine the spotlight on Coulter’s visit, and in doing so, has sapped attention from another American visiting two days later, Robert Kennedy Jr., a talk paid for by Western.
So says Mark Wellington, manager of student life for the University Student Council at UWO.
“It’s frustrating, all this attention on Ann Coulter,” he said, adding tongue-in-cheek, “Maybe if I protest (Kennedy) we’ll get more attention.
See, son: it’s the “tongue in cheek” part that proves you’re wasting your time in higher education…
Alas, Randy Richmond wasn’t assigned this story…