On September 7, Sharon Fuhrmann of Aberdeen signed a facilities use agreement with Northern State University to allow her fearful, bigoted friends to host an anti-Islam rally at the Krikac Auditorium on campus. Fuhrmann agreed to pony up $300 use of the august lecture hall, plus $25 an hour for janitorial service and $50 an hour for any lighting/sound tech assistance.
Fuhrmann also agreed to provide a million dollars of liability insurance coverage.
Unfortunately for Fuhrmann, she has already violated this agreement by allowing to be published the big color ad in Sunday’s Aberdeen American News. Section 12.1 of the agreement obliges the user to submit copy for all such advertisements to the university “for written approval prior to publication.” NSU Director of Communications and Marketing Justin R. Fraase tells this blog, “The university was never consulted regarding the advertisement in Sunday’s Aberdeen American News.”
The contract does not make clear what consequences accrue from violating Section 12 of the Facilities Use Agreement. But this violation indicates what we might suspect of the Trumpists who’ve been hauling these unreliable out-of-state speakers to stir fear and hate in our community: they just don’t read very attentively.