I want to clarify to the university community that the Department of POlitical Science had no role in sponsoring the lecture by Ryan Anderson on religious liberty. The Anderson talk was supported by a grant from the Institute for Humane Studies [IHS] and the John Templeton Foundation. Tigers for Liberty is the student group that served as the official sponsoring event at the university. I served as the liaison with IHS to secure the grant — but only in my capacity as a faculty member, not as department chair.

David Crockett is the chair of the political science department.