Band is Back
The Columbia Spectator is reporting that the athletic department has relented and will let the CU Marching band perform at the game against Brown tomorrow.
Based on this announcement fromt the department, I don't think it's a leap to guess that President Lee Bollinger had a lot to do with the latest reversal:
“We have reconsidered our decision regarding the he Columbia Band’s performance at this Saturday’s last game at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at the football game between Columbia and Brown University on Saturday, November 19,” said M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. “We are proud of our talented and dedicated student-athletes—but as we have discussed this issue over the past day, we come to the conclusion that the core free speech values of the University are best served by providing a forum both for speech that might sometimes offend—as well as for the kind of open discussion that ultimately leads to greater understanding and collegiality among all members of our community.”
Remember, Bollinger's great claim to fame is championing free speech.