ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Some students at New York's Ithaca College are unhappy the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company is honorary head of a school fund-raising campaign.
In an action reminiscent of the 1960's campus unrest, several dozen students staged a protest when Robert Iger spoke on campus to kick off the college's effort to raise $115 million, The New York Times reports.
Demonstration organizer John Haurin says accepting Disney money would send the wrong message to the school's journalism students about the importance of objectivity.
He complained about the Disney docudrama "The Path to 9/11" aired on ABC last month as well as the company's labor practices and environmental record.
Ithaca College President Peggy Williams says she was delighted the students were voicing their concerns but pointed out that Iger's donation to the school is a personal gift, not a corporate one.
A spokesman for Disney characterized the protestors as "people who can't distinguish between fact and fiction."