Loyola University in Chicago refused to allow Karl Rove to speak on campus this fall. University officials said it was due to their tax status but they have allowed liberal speakers on campus in the past.
Evan Gassman at the Young America’s Foundation sent out this press release today:

HERNDON, VA –While many college students are currently enjoying their time off, some are utilizing this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. Conservative activists at Loyola University Chicago were planning to bring best-selling author and Young America’s Foundation lecturer Karl Rove to their campus for the fall semester. Administrators had other plans, however.

University officials denied the request to host Karl Rove, arguing that due to their 501(c)(3) tax status, they cannot host a “political” speaker before the midterm elections. Those with even the faintest knowledge of tax law understand that is simply not the case.

Kimberly A. Moore, director of student affairs and Greek affairs at Loyola University Chicago, told students in an email that, “The timing of this event is problematic given the campaign cycle. Loyola has to maintain impartiality in order to protect our tax-exempt status.” It is important to note that Karl Rove is not working for any campaign this season.

As if that weren’t egregious enough, Loyola University Chicago has a history of hosting partisan speakers on election years. On September 1, 2004, Howard Dean was allowed to speak on campus. Just a couple weeks later, third party candidate Ralph Nader not only spoke on campus, but it was also advertised as a campaign event and donations were solicited.

After long discussions, Loyola officials offered to host the event after the midterm elections, but given Karl Rove’s busy schedule, that is simply not possible.

Sean Vera, the student who is trying to bring Karl Rove to his campus, commented on the situation: “It is very disconcerting to see Loyola not live up to the standards of academic freedom that they frequently preach about. I never expected Loyola would prevent the free exchange of ideas and that they would do so in such a partisan manner.”

UPDATE: Apparently, Loyola University had no problem allowing Maoist SDS members hold their reunion on campus.

 

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    MANHATTAN DECLARATION @ 4:09 pm #20

    great video, thanks..

    but we must remember he is not alone, opponents have been working hard to discredit the church for decades, with some success i might add..

    ie: for shame on you ND.. :(

    Obama has them drinking his kool-aid..

    just a sample:

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

    ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’

    ‘my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country’ …

    UCC member Sen. Barack Obama discusses faith and politics

    ["I believe that democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal values," Obama said. "Social justice and national security are both universal values, values that may originate for some in their religious beliefs, but are shared by us all."]

    ”I am certain nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after the mirage
    of social justice.”

    “I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term ’social justice’.”

    ~Friedrich A. von Hayek

    National Day of Prayer Is Unconstitutional

    Obama agrees..

    oh wait..

    Christians to Pray as White House Observes Ramadan

    ==

  2. Well, you know what pointy-headed liberationists the Jesuits can be.

  3. Ever notice how “the seamless garment” turns out to be not a robe but a dunce cap?

  4. Parents, pull your kids out of college. I’m serious. They are yet another beast that needs to be starved. Your kids can go to college at a later date or you can help them select a trade school to attend now. Or both: trade school now to learn a trade to get them by until they can return to college without being brain washed into libturdism.

  5. “A Jesuit Catholic university dedicated to knowledge in the service of humanity. A comprehensive, independent, urban institution of higher education…”-from its site..

    what is happening to the Roman Catholic Institutions of higher learning!?
    C-CS

  6. Starve the crap universities .. oh, wait! Who has money to send their kids to Uni anyway?

    It’s already shaping up to chaos in some states. Arizona’s ASU has a 70% drop-out rate – New Mexico’s wondering where the students are disappearing to – 70% drop out. Guess one can’t get a degree in “Partying” after all.

    The country will go Tea Party, out of raw necessity and basic survival – the Left has screwed up EVERYTHING it touches. Half the college degrees are worthless crap, watch for overpriced idiot majors being shut down – majors that should have never been offered in the first place, universities that grew like The Blob over communities, taking over normal private sector functions like housing and food, and their beloved mass transit, will be shedding these budget-busting, egotistical monopolistic services to stay afloat.

    CHicago univerisities especially deserve to be boycotted to collapse – their influence on our entire education system has been absolutely toxic and they’ve provided shelter for destructive radicals like Bill Ayers.

  7. pjean
    July 25th, 2010 | 2:36 pm | #12
    Found a list. Do you see any politicians?
    ……………..
    LOL!

  8. Loyola University in Chicago is clearly playing a political game in that they have decided to only allow one political side to be presented.

    Therefore the IRS should revoke their 501(c)(3) tax status.

    Clearly, this is not a university that supports diversity of opinion.

  9. An Irish Catholic university in a city run by an Irish Catholic. Surprise!

  10. I thought it was slightly humorous several years ago when I overheard someone say that they dailed prayed for the conversion of the Jesuits. It is not that funny any more. There seems to be something about Jesuit institutions, universities in particular, that is fundamentally hostile to those of us who try to be faithful to the magisterium of the Church and the basic tenets of the constitution. I’m not sure what has happened to the Order in the last quarter century, and I personally know there are still a few good Jesuits remaining. But for the most part they seem to be gleefully pursuing the destruction from the inside of any institution that upholds traditional values or basic common sense.

    I am a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and would no more think of giving money to the alma “mater” than I would to funding an al Queda bomb plot.



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