CIRCULATED ON INSTAGRAM: The photo drew a strong response from UCA.
Here's the Saturday open line. News in Arkansas today concerns a UCA student
who had the bad idea to go blackface in a Bill Cosby-style sweater
for a Halloween party. UCA President Tom Courtway
denounced the act and promised an appropriate university response.
KARK has been all over the story.
Courtney provided a hand-written statement to KARK,
KARK's Mitchell McCoy later posted on Twitter a
copy of an apologetic Facebook message by the student in which he said he'd received threats.
Sigma Tau Gamma, the national fraternity in which the UCA student was a member, noted that it had sent a message to members
last week urging them to think carefully of how they portrayed themselves at Halloween events that might turn up on social media. The national fraternity posted a message on Twitter today that said "the actions of these students is completely unacceptable. The chapter has been suspended immediately."