According to a post on his Facebook page, the teaching staff of the Rhode Island college condemned the administration for canceling his 26 September lecture.
The senate added the college's leadership 'damaged the academic reputation of the college by portraying us as intolerant of our LBGTQQIAA students and unwilling to have an open discussion of these issues on campus.'
There was a demand to have the original form of the talk rescheduled, and a public apology issued to the Wayne State University department chairman.
Late last month, college Provost Hugh Lena nixed an address the author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality was scheduled to deliver on the campus. The presentation was titled The Meaning of (Gay) Marriage.
'College policy therefore dictates that both sides of a controversial issue are to be presented fairly and equally when discussed in a forum such as this. That was not the case with this proposed event,' Lena wrote in an email explaining his original decision.
The college relented and Corvino is scheduled to appear on campus this spring. The event is reformatted and he will share a stage with Sherif Girgis, a PhD student in philosophy at Princeton University and a JD candidate at Yale Law School.
GSN reached out to Providence College for a statement. When the school replies, the article will be updated.
UPDATE: In an email to GSN a Providence College spokesperson said the school has no official comment about the vote, but welcomes Corvino's upcoming appearance.
NOTE: Corvino's column, The Gay Moralist, appeared on the closed website 365Gay.com. The author of this article also wrote for 365.