Illegitimate use of Political Science Association


On Friday, Oct. 14, an e-mail was sent out to all political science students on behalf of the Political Science Association (PSA). The e-mail indicated that the PSA would be hosting a guest speaker named Michael Coren. Mr. Coren is an ultra right-wing conservative who has spoken outwardly about his opposition towards gay marriage and recently blamed the riots in London on “black thugs.”

The PSA is meant to be a nonpartisan association, not one which brings in ultra right-wing conservatives whose focus is to push their ideals and values onto students. I am outraged that the PSA’s budget is being spent on Mr. Coren. The budget should be spent on speakers who inspire and create discussion rather than speakers like Mr. Coren.

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