PrezBo to da People
Written by Bwog Staff
After waiting, and waiting, and waiting to respond, President Bollinger…called a meeting! Top administrative brass as well as members of undergraduate student councils, governing boards, and Community Impact were invited to powwow with PrezBo in C555 Lerner this afternoon, where they discussed how we can all get along a little better. The press wasn’t invited, but Bwog was able to cobble together an account of the events by talking to those on the guest list.
The main event was introduced by the ever-charming Dean Austin Quigley, who remarked that all of this could have been avoided if we were a religious, monarchical state where everyone agreed on everything. What else would you expect from a Brit?
Bollinger then launched into a discussion about free speech theory, which does come naturally to one who wrote the book on it. According to one source, he stayed away from the Minuteman event itself, using it as a jumping off point for lingering issues. Students discussed the possibility of having town halls before controversial events–that idea was shot down–and a few leaders pushed the long-discussed Community Principles Initiative, a document that will tell us what we all agree on once they decide what we all agree on.
Reactions varied. ESC President Dan Okin called the meeting a “very very constructive discussion,” even though “nothing directly resulted” from it. CCSC VP of Finance Sarah Hwang wan’t so positive. “Nothing came out of it. If nothing came out of it, then why did we do it?” Hwang asked. “It’s what we’ve all been doing since Wednesday night.”
PrezBo reportedly bolted from the meeting right after it ended at 1:30 PM. Word is that he was cranky in his Free Speech and the Press class
today yesterday, and has been talking about the KKK alot more recently. Feel better, Lee.