From here:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30066221/ [Broken]
Great, it's in national press.....
There seems to be some confusion between the stories, but this one seems to suggest that the showing is no longer taking place on campus. Thus, I'd say your funding is safe (and the students' demonstration really isn't doing anything! Anyone can rent out a building somewhere and show a film!)A group of students led by Terrapin junior Kenton Stalder -- a porn star's name if ever there were (not really) -- are organizing a second, unofficial showing of the film off-campus, perhaps at one of College Park's many fast food restaurants.
When you fight a battle that doesn't need to be fought, you gain nothing by winning and stand to lose a lot.uh oh, I think I'm on their side, Cyrus. government has no right to censor the "arts", and withholding funding over what some people find distasteful is a form of censorship. I think freedom of speech should be defended over even the most trivial stuff. It's all or nothing to me.
so yea, this is really stupid and trivial... all the more reason to make a point about it.
Yes, when in high school, we nominated Howard Stern as democratic presidential candidate in our school-wide mock democratic convention, we weren't doing it to prove a point, we were just having fun...and emphasizing the "mock" part...Cyrus said:The point is, this is stupid and they are doing it to be 'coool mannn'.