Letter from Nichloas J. Massiello to BGSU President William T. Jerome
Massiello, Nichloas J. “Letter from Nichloas J. Massiello to BGSU President William T. Jerome.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17262. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.
|Title||Letter from Nichloas J. Massiello to BGSU President William T. Jerome|
|Subject||Massiello, Nicholas J.|
|Jerome, Wm. Travers (William Travers), 1919-|
|Bowling Green State University -- Administration|
|Bowling Green State University -- Students -- Political activity|
|College student parents|
|Description||A letter from Nichloas J. Massiello to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing his disgust at Jerome's approval of student protests.|
|Creator||Massiello, Nichloas J.|
|Source||William T. Jerome presidential papers; UA-0002f; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
|Rights Holder||Massiello, Nicholas J.|
May 11, 1970
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Dear President Jerome:
As a taxpayer and father of a student attending your University, it behooves me to inform you of my grave disappointment and disgust in your Administration. As President of this institution it is your duty to insure these student's their education.
Colleges across the nation have been victims of violence and disorder. Bowling Green, to this date, has been an exception to this destructive behavior. Closing the University to incorporate a work studies on Civil Rights is not the answer to this crisis. Is it fair to the students who want to learn or is it more important to appease the militant minority? I realize a compromise must be met, but I do not feel thousands of students should suffer to consequences of not being able to complete the academic year.
Destruction and violence breeds decay. If you do decide to close the University you are just as guilty as the students running rampid across the nation burning buildings and destroying property. You are merely gratifying their "cries" and encouraging their actions. Another factor to be considered is the tremendous amount of money put into education. For what? Not for students to demonstrate, rally, and protest, and destroy property, but to guarantee the education these students are so fortunate to receive.
A Concerned Parent and Taxpayer
Nicholas J Massiello
Nichloas J. Massiello
1809 Karen Drive
Euclid, Ohio 44117