The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 17th, 2014
A huge prayer rally, with Gov. Bobby Jindal as host and a
controversial Christian group as sponsor, is set to take place next
month at an arena at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and a
faculty leader is questioning whether that’s an appropriate use of a
public higher-education facility, The Times-Picayune reports.
Kevin L. Cope, president of the Faculty Senate at LSU, told the New
Orleans newspaper that the senate would not meet in time to try to push
the January 24 event off campus, but he said it would consider asking
the university to put more restrictions on the use of campus facilities.
The resolution would require that facilities host only events that
“advance the mission of the university,” he said.