In light of recent protests and plans for protests at high schools, including in Bowling Green, over weapons in schools and gun control, Bowling Green State University is reassuring protesting students that their admission to the university will not be jeopardized. Cecilia Castellano, vice provost for strategic enrollment planning issued a statement Wednesday: “‘Free speech and the open exchange of ideas are bedrock principles of higher education. Bowling Green State University takes a holistic approach to our admissions process. Applicants to BGSU who have participated in lawful protests or other free speech activities have never been denied admissions or scholarships. We welcome their applications and look forward to considering them for the many opportunities at BGSU.” Ohio University issued a similar statement earlier this week.