Over the past year or so, many college campuses have been awash with protests, most notably at the University of Missouri, Yale University, and Ithaca College. In almost every instance, the administrations of these universities and colleges folded in the face of protesters who were obstructing regular campus life, staging boycotts, and making outrageous demands.
Well, finally, we have an example of a university faculty that knows how to handle protesters. A group of students at Ohio State University decided to occupy the university’s administrative building with a series of outrageous demands, including, as detailed by The Daily Caller, “complete, comprehensive and detailed access to the Ohio State budget and investments immediately,” divestment from Caterpillar Inc. and Hewlett Packard because of alleged human rights abuses in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and, last but not least, increased purchases of organic, locally-grown food.
Thankfully, the Ohio State administration wasn’t having any of this. In a calm, clear, and forceful way, they informed the students that if they did not end their occupation they would be arrested and expelled.
Click below to listen to my recent podcast session describing how Ohio State handled the situation and what the protesters did after they were threatened with jail and expulsion. Those of you who know me and know my feelings about their college football team know that it pains me to say this, but kudos to Ohio State. Job well done.
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