Update: Tom Woods comments on rejection from IU

Several days ago CampusReform.org published an article from the Indiana Standard, the independent conservative/libertarian student newspaper at Indiana University.  As reported there, Indiana University refused to host Dr. Thomas Woods on campus on the lame excuse that he doesn’t have “sufficient academic credibility.”

Woods himself agreed and, with his typical wit, commented: “If it’s my academic credentials they question, anyone can judge for himself at TomWoods.com.  But from their point of view I’m surely uncredentialed: unlike other speakers they might consider, I haven’t wrecked any economies.”

So what’s next for the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at IU which is still interested in bringing Tom Woods to speak on campus?  Well, that’s where you can help.

As explained by the chapter’s president, Sam Spaiser:

With or without the help of the university, YAL @ IUB is committed to bring Woods to IU to shed some light on a gloomy liberal/statist campus.

In order to do so, we need to raise $3000.

Please help us to further the cause of liberty on campus and spread the Austrian School perspective by making a donation towards funding this event.

Click here to donate now.

UPDATE:  Sam Spaiser reports on IU YAL’s Facebook page:

BIG NEWS:

YAL @ IUB has one the activism grant of $150, great job guys!!!!

Furthermore, we’ve just received a few big donations, and that added with the activism grant puts us at $1065!!!!!! We’ve also teamed up with the College Republicans to raise money. Keep up the good work everyone! We’re on our way to getting Tom Woods, who we’ve just scheduled to come speak on campus Wednesday, September 22nd.

Please keep donating and spreading the word about this!

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