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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Condi Rice Backs Out of Rutgers Speech After Student Protests

 Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who had been invited to give the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey this month, said on Saturday that she would no longer give the speech. Her announcement came after weeks of protests by some students and faculty members over the university’s decision to invite her.
Protesters had argued that Ms. Rice should not have been selected as the speaker because of her involvement in the Iraq war during the Bush administration. Students staged a sit-in last week outside the office of the university’s president, Robert L. Barchi, to protest the speech, scheduled for May 18th.
On Saturday, Ms. Rice released a statement saying that she did not want to detract from the day’s festivities...

h/t Doug D.

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