I was very unhappy to read in today’s Spokesman-Review about Gonzaga’s rejection of the Ben Shapiro speaking opportunity.
A lifelong Spokane resident, I attended GU for my pre-medical courses and have valued my educational experiences at Gonzaga. Reading this article damages my respect for Gonzaga and removes any incentive I might have had for estate-giving support. Freedom of speech and discussion of political opinion differences is fundamental for university discussions. Dignified and mannerly participation is an essential part of both student ethics training and faculty growth. Managing hostility at events of this kind is a university responsibility.
Shame on you for taking this negative position and retreating from your duty!
Gary D. Bumgarner