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My husband and I are Nittany Lion Club members who love Penn State and football. My husband spent years as an orthopedic surgeon at Penn State. That’s why we are shocked and dismayed to see Koch Industries advertising on the JumboTron at every football game.

Our nation is under attack from within. Trump, his cabinet, and his supporters in Congress demonstrate no respect for truth, science, freedom of speech and the press, public education, or human rights. Koch money helped fuel Trump’s presidential victory — and his anti-science, climate denier agenda.

Penn State is a state-supported institution, where two of the world’s leading climate scientists conduct research and teach, where truth, science, freedom of thought and speech, and support for human rights are heralded and taught.

Penn State is no place for advertising from the very people who would quash the values upon which this University has always stood.

Take down the Koch Industries advertisements. Our University should not accept money from those who threaten our democracy and actively deny the peer-reviewed findings of our own renowned researchers.

We should not sell our souls to finance any aspect of Penn State.

Mick Smyer


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