An adult in charge of a college in Texas

For some time, I’ve asked: Where are the adults in college administration? Why are brats running our universities cancelling speakers they disagree with and graduating with meaningless degrees that won’t translate into a decent career? A mess, to say the least.

Hello West Texas A&M University president Walter Wendler.  This is the story:   

West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler is drawing ire for canceling a student drag show, arguing that such performances degrade women and are “derisive, divisive and demoralizing misogyny.”

Students and First Amendment lawyers reject those assertions, calling his comments a mischaracterization of the art form. They also argue that the cancellation violates students’ constitutional rights and a state law that broadly protects free speech on college campuses, potentially setting the university up for a lawsuit.

“Not only is this a gross and abhorrent comparison of two completely different topics, but it is also an extremely distorted and incorrect definition of drag as a culture and form of performance art,” students wrote in an online petition condemning Wendler’s letter and urging him to reinstate the show.

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