Faculty at Obama alma mater goes full-bore anti-Trump

Faculty at Obama alma mater goes full-bore anti-Trump
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The Faculty Council at one of Barack Obama’s alma maters has vowed to challenge the “positions and policies of President Trump” at every turn.

In a recent statement published by the Occidental College Faculty Council, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office, professors at Obama’s former college assert their commitment to “challenging positions and policies of President Trump and his administration,” especially those that “advance bigotry, discrimination, and hate.”

Consequently, the faculty members declare their support for “the declaration of Occidental College as a sanctuary” while denouncing any of President Trump’s “positions and policies that violate core Occidental College values, including the right to free, open, and respectful exchange of ideas, as well as creative expression, science, and evidence and reason-based inquiry.”

The resolution was partly inspired by a recent letter penned by the school’s science faculty, who wrote “out of concern for the future of science in the United States of America,” referencing a laundry list of scientific consensuses that Trump has allegedly “denied.”

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