This week, CNN will air "The Hunting Ground," a film that charges FSU and other institutions of higher education with turning their backs on the victims of sexual assault. The film has been shown theatrically and on campuses across the country. Now, as part of its national television debut, CNN has invited me and other university presidents to join a televised panel discussion defending the university and critiquing the film.

After thoughtful consideration, I have declined and I want you to know why. My full statement regarding this matter can be found at:

John Thrasher

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