I would like to commend the university for standing firm and resisting the extremists that have plagued this campus for so long. In the face of opposing groups that resorted to cheap theatrics, misleading information, emotional diatribes and personal atta cks, the university continued to present its case using real facts and figures and always remaining professional in all of its dealings. This composure finally paid off in the form of legislation allowing the university and its international business part ners to begin construction on Mt. Graham's Large Binocular Telescope.
The actions of the university should be a lesson to anyone else who would like to have a say in public policy or debate. Being loud and controversial is easy to do, but sticking by the truth is far more rewarding.
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