George Mason University students organized, collected 10,000 signatures, and met with administrators in hopes of convincing them to rescind their invitation to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to teach a class this summer. Their efforts failed to convince administrators to reverse course.
According to CBN News, Justice Kavanaugh signed a contract to teach one class each of the next three summers at the University’s Antonin Scalia Law School campus in the United Kingdom. Students opposed Kavanaugh’s presence on campus because of accusations that he sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when the two were teenagers in the early 1980s.
George Mason’s Student Government Association, along with an advocacy group called Mason for Survivors, organized a town hall in which administrators met with students for more than two hours last week. For the first hour, administrators heard students tell their stories of being sexually assaulted. Then, the administrators responded to a set of prescreened questions.
When pushed on retracting Kavanaugh’s contract, University President Angel Cabrera told students that the school’s reputation is at stake and that students must accept the decision even if they find it difficult to swallow. He said, “Even if the outcome is painful, what’s at stake is very, very important to the integrity of the university.
University Provost S. David Wu told students that the law school hired Kavanaugh, but he saw “no reason for the university to override” their decision. Cabrera seconded Wu’s comment, saying the law school should be free to hire who they want.
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Source: Christian Headlines