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Stifling Times at College Campuses

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Article/book #: 72055
Title: Stifling Times at College Campuses
By: Grant F. Smith  
Published in: Dissident Voice
Date of issue: Monday, 15 October 2007
Topic(s) addressed: People/entities mentioned in this item:
Commentary

Abstract:

»When President Dennis Dease denied Archbishop Desmond Tutu an opportunity to speak on the University of St. Thomas campus, he was quietly responding to the opaque pressures of a dangerous national trend. None of the names of the many great and sometimes controversial speakers and professors who grappled with and educated me appears on my diploma. However, the name “Dennis Dease” does. I believe that the reputation and comportment of a university follow degree recipients long after they’ve graduated. This is why I mailed my diploma back to Dease, stamped “return to sender.” That Dease has now changed his mind in the face of public protest matters not. The pressure to deny relevant venue to controversial thinkers is spreading across American campuses, and both students and graduates need to be vigilant. Dease can keep the diploma.«











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