I just got a fundraising call from Wesleyan and to be perfectly frank, since the WSA has voted to cut the Argus’s funding, I honestly do not want to donate any of my money to the university. What kind of message are wesending to the students ? If you don’t tow party line, you will be silenced ? Cutting funding to the media because they express a different viewpoint is the antithesis of liberalism and is in essence, totalitarianism. I am very sad and disappointed in the WSA and the administration for allowing the defunding to happen. I have give every year faithfully since I graduated and it’s sad that this year I have no desire to help. My money that would otherwise be earmarked for my annual donation will be donated to other organizations and causes that I believe in.
Kawka is a member of the Class of 1999.