SU Students Walk Out To Protest Kavanaugh

posted by Becky Palmer - 

It all happened yesterday outside of Hendricks Chapel on the SU campus. More than 100 students and faculty walked out to protest the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's seat in the U.S. Supreme Court. The walkout was to make a statement and show that many SU students stand in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct from the 1980s. Kavanaugh denied these allegations last week in a hearing.

During this protest, many students and faculty not only chanted together, but spoke to the crowd. Many students spoke about the "frat culture" that has previously been on display at SU, and the need for the SU administration to reassess how it handles sexual assault cases. Many students expressed their beliefs that "Brett Kavanaughs" don't just come out of no where, but are created by the culture around them.

Professors at the university were also involved. A physics professor at the protest said other professors should be encouraging their students to participate in protests like this if they so choose to. The professor claims that students in these protests are not skipping out on their education by missing class for this, but rather this is just a part of their education.

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