WKU, and Other Schools, Taking Part in Rally for Higher Education Thursday

Apr 12, 2018

Credit WKU Public Affairs

A rally for higher education is being held on Western Kentucky University’s campus Thursday afternoon.

It’s an event being coordinated with other universities in the state, which are planning to hold similar rallies.

The rally at WKU is being organized by several groups, including the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Queer Student Union, Transgender Non-Binary Student Group, and Center for Citizenship and Social Justice.

Supporters say the WKU rally is intended to bring attention to the cumulative impacts that budget cuts, pension payment increases, faculty and staff reductions, and the weakening of the tenure system are having on Kentucky's education institutions, its students, and the state as a whole.

Thursday’s rally for education at WKU is being held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Centennial Mall, near the Downing Student Union.