ne of my friends, our manager, a former student at university of rochester, was an academic who was in his late teens when it occurred to me how this was going to shake out for a certain student, and he knew nothing about politics. It was a big deal and I was stunned. And at least after I was here, he felt that something was seriously wrong with his administration.
So what I decided to do was to sit down with him, and I started by explaining what was going through his mind, so I could see what I was doing right. And because of his political beliefs, we sat down and then, as I sat down in the first chair with him, I asked him what the big deal was about. And he said, «I was very disappointed that my own university government is the one that has taken away the freedom of political speech. I think that has been very disappointing for the university that has been able to get away with its political policies.» He went on to say that it was important for him to stand up for what he felt was the student government’s rights, so that he could do his job.
And what followed was a massive outpouring of support for him. So I think that’s when it made sense to talk to the administrators. And so, then I had to figure out what I wanted to do, and I found out that the reason I wanted to be here was so that I could support my former boss in his decisio