Bucknell Suspends Three For Racist Comments On WVBU
March 30, 2015 at 6:12 AM (PT)
Three BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY students have been suspended pending conduct proceedings for airing a racial slur on WVBU, the campus radio station. PENNLIVE.COM reports, "the three, a disc jockey and two guests on the show, used reprehensible language that also included references to racially motivated violence, BUCKNELL spokesman ANDY HIRSCH said SATURDAY."
"I am deeply saddened for the pain this will cause in our community," University President JOHN BRAVMAN said. "We are better than this," adding, "all will be held fully accountable for their actions, with possible sanctions up to and including expulsion," He then added, "we will not perpetuate racist and violent comments by sharing the audio or recapitulating the language used, Doing so would only give greater exposure to messages that are hurtful and antithetical to our institutional values."
BUCKNELL did not release the names of the students who have been suspended.