April 18, 2015
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President William J. McKinney Issues Statement Regarding April 17 Protest

President William J. McKinney issued the following statement regarding the April 17 on-campus protest: 


"The American flag represents everything that is best about our country.  As the Supreme Court has held, one of those things is the right to free speech, which includes the right to disrespect even the symbol of our country.  While I firmly disagree with the actions of the protesters, I understand their right to protest." 

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