By the responses to the Campus Insanity Project published in
this paper I feel many people may have false impression of what it
is. Most importantly the College Republicans are not trying to
silence any opposing voices on campus. There is understandable
confusion on this issue, as it was not presented clearly. One
aspect of the project is to address the graffiti found around
campus. This includes spray-painted images and inappropriately
placed chalking (such as on the side of buildings). The spray
painting is clearly vandalism and should be removed, and the
misplaced chalking just looks trashy. I would hope all students
would support this.
Our project then evolved out of member concerns and debate over
Bill 1315 to address bias on the campus. This is a hot topic
currently in Colorado and perfectly appropriate for us to address.
The issue of biased professors is important, and we are merely
trying to present evidence supporting claims that some (certainly
not all), are. We are not trying to have images on professor doors,
or their opinions, changed. We are only presenting them as they
are. This has been combined with the showing of the prevalence of
groups against Republican positions on campus with the purpose of
gaining campus and community support for our efforts.
In summary, we want the graffiti and inappropriately placed
chalking removed. We are merely presenting the images of fliers,
posters, appropriate chalking and professor doors to give evidence
of bias on campus and make the argument for an increased need for
our group’s presence. I hope this clears up some misconceptions. If
students have any questions join in on our discussion boards at
csurepublicans.com or meet us in person at our meeting Thursday
with guest County Commissioner Tom Bender at 7 p.m. See our website
for room location.
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