Legislators Smack down Boise State
Critics of Boise State say the university has not been friendly to conservative beliefs and conservative speech in recent years. BSU was mentioned by then US Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not being a place where conservatives could practice free speech. (You can see the video here.)Now the new president has received a letter from 28 Idaho state legislators suggesting that she terminate the university's diversity program. The legislators wrote President Tromp that the program is divisive and is not the 'Idaho Way', says the Idaho Statesman.
The paper reveals some of the issues addressed in the letter from Representative Barbara Ehardt of Idaho Falls: support of multicultural events at the expense of helping all students, six graduate fellowships for under represented minority students, gender based violence based community response, a equity center gender based center for funding LGBT+ on sexual misconduct prevention and response programing, the proper name of students of names and pronouns of students, adding bias sections to hiring and search curriculum, prep school for graduate school prep course for under represented groups.
Conservatives has taken to the airwaves and editorial boards over their concerns about the direction of Boise State and other Idaho universities. Boise State President Tromp has not responded to the letter from the legislators at the time of this publication. Look for more discussion from the legislators when the legislature returns for the 2020 session .