Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young
In recent days, there has been a significant outpouring of concern by members of the Aggie community and beyond regarding an individual scheduled to speak on campus next week. Students, faculty, staff, former students and members of the community expressed their outrage over the speaker’s previously-expressed views and have roundly condemned everything for which he seems to stand.
I strongly agree with those sentiments. I find the views of the organizer – and the speaker he is apparently sponsoring – abhorrent and profoundly antithetical to everything I believe. In my judgment, those views simply have no place in civilized dialogue and conversation.
As emphasized in our November 23rd statement, no invitation by anyone on our campus was extended to the speaker nor to the private individual who rented meeting space in a room on campus available to the public. At the…
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