From the comments:
Cadance M.In my view, Wong's remarks concerning GUPS from about a year ago are considerably worse than the behavior of his ill-mannered and ill-educated students.
No consequence for the disruptors?
This seems to be Pres Wong’s admission that there were no consequences for those responsible for the disruptions. And as long as there are no consequences, these embarrassments will continue.
Les Wong is on record as saying, regarding the group that organized the disruption, “I want to offer my personal congratulations to the student leadership of GUPS. They have been an inspiration for me. And they have helped me when I have to tell other community groups to mind their own business. GUPS is the very purpose of this great university.”
When the idiots at GUPS stand in Malcolm X Plaza, or before that insidious mural of Edward Said, screeching for an intifada, they are calling directly and specifically for the murder of Jewish people.
Thus when Wong says that "GUPS is the very purpose of this great university” it is a true kick in the head to Jews everywhere.
If I were Barkat I would never return to that campus.
Sonia Melnikova-RaichWong suggested that the Jew Hating savages in GUPS might face consequences after investigation.
Too General and Vague
I am glad to see President Les Wong’s op-ed but I am disappointed by the careful and “politically correct” generalities about freedom of speech rather than explicit public apologies to Mayor Barkat and the Jewish students whose meeting was so rudely and unceremoniously ruined in front of nonchalant university security guards. Not a word on whether the hooligans are going to be made responsible for their ugly action or whether security may need to be tightened in the future, especially at a time when openly anti-Semitic attacks on campuses have become commonplace.
I would not hold my breath.