Donate

UNC-CH Student Committee Cuts College Republicans Funding, Stifling Diversity

September 10, 2013 | Karin

Last week, I wrote a post on the budget controversy at UNC over a request submitted by the College Republicans for funding to bring two conservative women to campus. The students ended up launching an online fundraising campaign and raised enough money to pay for the speakers. I have a piece out today in the News Observer, UNC-CH student committee cuts College Republicans funding, stifling diversity:

Some in student government might find benign ways to explain the budget process, but it will be difficult to explain away the student leaders who called McElhinny and Pavlich “non-intellectual.” If Pavlich were a liberal journalist, MSNBC contributor and New York Times bestselling author of a book on climate change, for example, it is difficult to imagine student government leaders using the term.

The budget cut wasn’t the end of the story. Realizing the need to get conservatives on campus, UNC students successfully launched an online fundraising campaign and raised enough money to pay for the speakers.

But it also should be a wake-up call for conservatives around the country. We must not concede campuses. We must encourage greater intellectual diversity on campus today and support the outside groups and individuals who are working to bring about a change in campus culture.

Read the rest of the piece here.

 

»
Latest News

Feminist Fail: Senators Ignore Two Women

This week, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani wrote a New York Times op-ed calling out female Senate Democrats for completely ignoring them while testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the full committee hearing on, “Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism,”...

Read more

UPDATE: Kellyanne Conway Will Speak At 9:30AM

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, will now be speaking on Friday, June 23, at 9:30am at The Heritage Foundation. The updated schedule is as follows: 2017 National Conference Agenda Thursday, June 22 2:30pm: Registration at The Heritage Foundation 3pm: Welcome and Let’s Talk Feminism: How Opportunity Feminism Is The Wave of the Future by Karin...

Read more

Get the latest gear from the NeW store!

Shop Now