Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wabash, DePauw Ring Monon Bell for Equality

The rivalry between Wabash and DePauw is bitter and longstanding.  If the two schools come together in opposition of something, you know the cause must be just.

Freedom Indiana announced on Monday that Wabash and DePauw have joined the fight against HJR-6 in the name of equality.

The Presidents of the schools, Brian Casey of DePauw and Greg Hess of Wabash said, in a news release from Freedom Indiana,

“The rivalry between Wabash and DePauw is longstanding and hard-fought, but today we stand together to join this coalition and lend our voice to support this campaign."
“Our students come from around the country and around the world, and our fundamental goal is to educate them to think critically, exercise responsible leadership, communicate effectively, and tackle complex problems. This depends on attracting talented faculty and staff, a task that is made more difficult by the passage of this amendment. We are also engaged in the enterprise of fostering ideas and innovation, a mission which inherently depends on an environment of openness and inclusion that would be compromised should this amendment be enacted.”
Wabash and DePauw join Indiana University and major Indiana employers like Eli Lilly and Cummins in support of Freedom Indiana and against HJR-6.  The Indy Chamber also announced it would support the fight last week.

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