Schmidt’s McCallum article requires clarification

Jennifer Dieter

I would like to draw attention to an incorrect statement that appeared in Mr. Schmidt’s editorial on Governor McCallum two issues ago. Jim Doyle was not invited by the administration to visit Lawrence University. In fact, the administration is not allowed to endorse or invite candidates to campus, as it is a violation of their tax-exempt status.

Secondly, while the College Democrats hosted Attorney General Doyle, his campaign sought out the opportunity to come to campus over the lunch hour.

If Governor McCallum had the desire to meet Lawrentians, he would take the initiative to arrange a visit to campus. He too would not wait to be invited.

Thank you,
Jennifer Dieter
Lawrence University College Democrats