Bush Library Opposition
Some professors at Southern Methodist University aren't pleased that their school is the front-runner to house President Bush's presidential library. The fear is that the library would celebrate a presidency that some of the faculty believe unnecessarily took the country into the war in Iraq.
While the library has its detractors, many students would welcome it. SMU political science major, Luis Arango says that school has "a very conservative vibe and most students like Bush. The only people who don't, seem to be the faculty," Bush family connections to the university include SMU graduates first lady Laura Bush, Bush advisor Karen Hughes and former White House counsel Harriet Miers. Even Vice President Cheney served on the school's board. The project will be financed with a private fund drive and is expected to raise at least $200 million.