More diversity in the news: Wery’s query on Muslim students makes USA Today
Green Bay Alderman Chris Wery has apologized to the founder of UW-Green Bay’s Muslim Student Association for responding to her question asking why public bus service isn’t free on Election Day – as it is on Packers game days – with his own questions about whether she and her former student group condemn Islamic terrorism. The local resident, Heba Mohammad, a May 2014 UW-Green Bay graduate, is also the former president of the Student Government Association. Mohammad, Wery and Prof. David Coury, faculty adviser to the Muslim Student Association, were quoted extensively in a Press-Gazette story that was picked up by the USA Today website Tuesday night. Mohammad, who politely declined to answer the alderman’s questions, said she accepted Wery’s later apology and preferred the focus be on public transportation and voter access to polling places. To read the full story in USA Today.