Petition update

Administration Response (Senate Faculty, 2 of 2), New Associated Student Goverment Resolution!

Northwestern University Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends in Support of Academic Integrity

Apr 5, 2016 — Photo source: http://fsi.stanford.edu/news/eikenberry-trains-east-africa%E2%80%99s-rising-military-leaders

No need to post our own analysis of the administration when you can read the reporting on Senate in the Chicago Reader. Kudos to journalist Deanna Isaacs for nailing Eikenberry on his strategy to use his position to advance U.S. soft power. http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/northwestern-buffett-institute-eikenberry-military-controversy/Content?oid=21436952

Meanwhile, students are voting tomorrow on their own resolution to keep the hands of the military off their cherished Buffett Institute. Come support them at the Associated Student Government meeting Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm in the Northwestern Room in Norris University Center.

Here's also a link to Virginia Nowakowski's North by Northwestern article (3/31/2016) describing student concerns voiced at last week's meeting: “We are just concerned that these strong ties to the military can affect the integrity of the mission of Buffett,” [Neha] Reddy said. “Now you have someone as head of the institution that has obviously interacted with the military and many students are not comfortable with the military and its imperialistic agendas.” http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/story/asg-hears-bill-on-eikenberry-removal-elects-new-sp/

The ASG resolution is here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AnnXOmbzLa1eOu7vW9mc7prpIHEDS1OJH_kv2tJOyXY/edit

Photo is of Eikenberry in March, 2015 training forces for President Paul Kagame's murderous, authoritarian regime. Kagame's government jails dissidents and journalists. "The authorities detained people unlawfully in unofficial detention centers, including in military custody; some were held incommunicado and ill-treated." (Human Rights Watch, Africa report, 2016.)

Eikenberry: "I look at Rwanda serving as a very great example not only for this region of Africa, but actually globally.” http://mod.gov.rw/index.php?id=41&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=2384&cHash=8e46fbfb66ac66d15cbdb8c1e7412f8c

For more information on Rwanda's track record, please see information in the links below. Eikenberry's full-throated endorsement of the regime suggests he cares much more about the U.S. maintaining military ties to the country than the Rwandan citizens killed and jailed for their support of democracy.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/19/president-paul-kagames-rwanda-legacy/
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/with-arrests-and-assassinations-paul-kagame-prepares-2016-re-election-bid-d19e4a531532
http://www.newsweek.com/case-against-rwandas-president-paul-kagame-63167
https://www.hrw.org/africa/rwanda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcmCNqmHoaw


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