Tuesday, May 31, 2005

UW Stout Reverses Position: Now Anti-Gay

Thank God this story has a happy ending. Rather than go on about the stupidity of the UW-Stout administration, which has been covered at length in other blogs, I prefer to give credit to the right-thinking UW administrators that took control of this issue. For instance, Chancellor John Wiley at the UW-Madison never wavered in his support of ROTC, and Kevin Reilly, the system president, evidently put pressure on Stout to change their inane position. While it is unlikely that either of these UW leaders agrees with the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, it is refreshing to see them fight for true diversity on campus - the diversity of ideas.

It didn't hurt, either, that this issue came up as the Legislature is deliberating the UW System budget. The last thing Kevin Reilly needed was another system embarassment.