So what do OSU students feel about the whole thing?
"It's something students are definitely talking about. It's at the forefront of conversations: How can we get her to campus?" says Associated Student President Andrew Struthers. He and the campus
Women's CenterWomen's Affairs Task Force Director are circulating a petition to see if students would be up for re-inviting Taormino and funding the gig with student activity money. Struthers says every student he's talked to so far has been in favor of bringing Taormino to campus, but believes the administration that the cancellation is about funding, not the content of Taormino's talk.
Senior women's studies major Alea Payne, from Gresham, criticizes OSU admins for not talking with organizers earlier and working out a solution. "There was no conversation with students, no dialogue," says Payne, pointing out that the policy of who can and can't be paid using the state's funding is not a written policy but a subjective one.