Rowan University speaks out against hate speech after protest
Rowan University officials have spoke out against hate speech after a protest on campus drew the ire of students. The demonstration occurred Thursday on the Glassboro, New Jersey campus. Protesters appeared to be holding anti-gay signs. The university said two students were arrested for throwing sodas at the protesters. University President Ali Houshmand released a statement to the community on social media, reacting to the incident. It was titled "Responding to hate." It read in part, "Rowan is obligated as a public institution to allow freedom of expression, but we do not endorse or condone hate speech in any form."
Houshmand statement continued, "Rowan University is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the community and rejects the abhorrent sentiments expressed by the protesters." "Today, many of us had the opportunity to stand against hate. I am proud of who we are."