Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Big Mistake! HUGE!

My university, Cleveland State, made a boneheaded, and over-reaching move this weekend.
Tiffany Roberts, chapter president of CSU’s Turning Point USA club, told The College Fix that members of the chapter gathered around 6 p.m. Sunday evening to chalk a 9/11 tribute onto the sidewalks of the public university to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks. Roberts said that around 7:45 a.m. Monday morning, a university employee arrived at the memorial with a power washer and removed the memorial.
Like many, Cleveland State University’s Turning Point USA chapter wanted to recognize the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So members of the pro-capitalist student group gathered Sunday evening to chalk a memorial onto the sidewalks of the public university’s campus, an exhibit that included an American flag with the words “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” under it.
However, the artistic memorial didn’t last long. Hours after it was created, the university removed it. An image tweeted by Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, shows a maintenance employee washing away the memorial with a power washer this morning.
That employee had been directed by his boss, the university’s Director of Facilities Maintenance, Shehadeh Abdelkarim. Make of that what you will.

This is likely to bite CSU in the butt.

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1 comment:

David Drake said...

Great story - hadn't heard about the power washing. Absurd.

Found another story from Aug 31, 2017 that may be of interest:

Cleveland State reduces building and grounds maintenance to save money

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/cleveland_state_saves_money_by.html