Over the past day, many news outlets have covered, and in general expressed disgust over, the treatment Anthony Maschek, 28 and a GS freshman, received while speaking at the second town hall.
Maschek today offered the following comment:
To all who have expressed concern or outrage over the reported events at the Columbia University ROTC Town Hall meeting:
Comments by a small number of individuals at the town hall meeting have not changed my positive experiences at Columbia. Thus far, my fellow students have been very interested in hearing about my past life and military experiences. Columbia has been attempting to get more veterans to share their experiences here, and the atmosphere here has been supportive despite the actions of a very small minority of the town hall participants.
News will have a full story on the national media coverage in a few hours.