I wrote yesterday about Samantha Pfefferle, an incoming freshman at Marquette University who made a Til-Tok video that showed she is a Trump supporter. In response, Marquette threatened to revoke her acceptance, even though she had paid for housing, had been assigned roommates, and had been given a complete class schedule.
Today I got an email from a Marquette official asking me to update my post to say that Samantha’s acceptance has not been revoked. I assume the public outcry helped:
Date: Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Updating Post
To: [email protected]
Please update this story https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/a-new-low-in-higher-education.php to make it clear that Marquette University has not rescinded her admissions offer.
Senior Director of University Communication
Well, that is reassuring, although I am not sure she is looking forward to a happy future at Marquette. I thought this communication opened the door to getting some additional information, so I responded as follows:
[L], glad to hear it! Is there someone at Marquette whom I can interview to get more details? I would be interested to know what communications Marquette employees have had with Ms. Pfefferle.
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
The university has not responded to my email.