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Kpard

1987 all over again

Thanks to the open minded liberals in academia, Condi Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers alba Jean Kirkpatrick at LC in 1987. Freedom of speech is only free if you agree with the liberal agenda.
BillS

Re: 1987 all over again

Kpard wrote:
Thanks to the open minded liberals in academia, Condi Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers alba Jean Kirkpatrick at LC in 1987. Freedom of speech is only free if you agree with the liberal agenda.
I'm a militant moderate and I think the extremes on both side try to impose their agenda without honest civil debate.  CHEERS
ed65

Re: 1987 all over again

Kpard wrote:
Thanks to the open minded liberals in academia, Condi Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers alba Jean Kirkpatrick at LC in 1987. Freedom of speech is only free if you agree with the liberal agenda.


I immediately thought of the Jean Kirkpatrick incident, a stain on the reputation of Lafayette College if there ever was one.
bethlehempard

Politics kills sports boards.

I'm a big believer in all opinions being respected. This stuff is even in the "everything else" section. But the truth is, political talk kills sports boards. The current matter isn't even a Lafayette issue.
That's all from me!
BillS

Re: Politics kills sports boards.

bethlehempard wrote:
I'm a big believer in all opinions being respected. This stuff is even in the "everything else" section. But the truth is, political talk kills sports boards. The current matter isn't even a Lafayette issue.
That's all from me!
Amen!!!
Kpard

Mentioning that it happened to our school 27 years ago and is still happening. Just sayin'

Moving on.
Bogus Megapardus

I know it's politics (and politics and sports usually don't mix) but still . . . this now is developing into something that's just too damn funny and ironic to ignore.

First Condoleezza Rice, the former Provost of Stanford University, was blocked from addressing graduates at Rutgers.  And now it seems that Robert Birgeneau, the former Chancellor of Cal-Berkeley, has been blocked from addressing graduates at Haverford College.

When was the last time a Provost from Rutgers was invited to address anybody at Stanford about anything?  And what do you think the odds are that Waldo Weiss ever would be asked . . . well, you get the picture.  I mean, forget the politics of it all.  It's just too friggin funny not to laugh about.
Bogus Megapardus

Sorry, I can't resist just one more dig . . .

*Hey Dan* - that renowned fencing program at Hartford has got to go.  Flexible, blunt-tipped foils are deadly weapons and must be banned from campus.  No two ways about it - better act now.

And given the impetus behind the recent Haverford student protest over Robert Birgeneau, you'd best hide the relay batons from the Haverford Track & Field team.  Those innocuous little tubes of aluminum are gonna get you in deep trouble, you'll see.  After all you're dreaming to be able to lecture to all the graduates and faculty at Berkeley some day, aren't you?
LC Fan

BM--Give it a break! Try resisting the temptation for a change and move on.
BackintheDay

Many love BM's jibes to Danny.  I'm surprised Danny boy got off so easy on Haverford's recent drug scandal.  Think about it - a liberal arts unaffiliated undergraduate from a Haverford dealing drugs???  How can this be?  Waldo has gone underground as he has yet to speak to any of the papers about it.    C'mon Dan, who are you going to blame?  Admit it, even your handpicked students unaffiliated with fraternities cause problems.
Lafalum

As much as Dan deserves jibes over the anti frat moves it is principally an out of touch BOT leadership that is living in the 1980's that perpetuates the attitudes and policies. They have a chance to put it behind them next week by ending IGGL, admitting the Greek community can be a plus to campus life, and allowing Greeks sidelined in recent years to return because of the obvious demand. Anything less is just denial of the obvious. Just like the BOT 's wasteful and destructive stonewall on scholarships in the early part of the century….it's time for the BOT to move on…next week's meeting is an opportunity to go down a new road!!
Lafalum

From William Bowan's remarks at Haverford this week end:

At the weekend commencement Bowen called the withdrawal of Robert Birgeneaus as a commencement speaker a defeat for the college and its ideals.

"In keeping with the views of many others in higher education, I regard this outcome as a defeat, pure and simple for Haverford- no victory for anyone who believes, as I think most of us do, in both openness to many points of view and mutual respect." He said he was disappointed that Mr Birgeneau had failed, "to make proper allowance for the immature and yes, arrogant inclinations of some protesters."

His remarks drew a standing ovation.

Just because some of these Brown shirted professors have PhD after names doesn't imply an ability to respect freedom of expression.( Except for their protestation and that of their facist in training student apprentices.)
Kpard

Hear! Hear!
Pard4Life

Yeah, it's always 20-30 people causing trouble out of 2000.  And the papers love controversy.  I would have spoken.  I am in no way a fan of Condi Rice, but having her cancel was ridiculous.
SixtyEighter

For anyone who is interested Weiss published an op-ed piece in the Inquirer on May 20 about the speaker situation at Haverford. To my shock and dismay although he over stated the case I largely agreed with him.If I am wrong about the date then it was published on the 19th. By the way my brother who was a Zete got an email that Zete got a 5 year suspension for some alcohol related incident in connection with a rented bus.It seems some brothers rented a bus for a non-house purpose but the college imputed the house as a culpable party because the bus was rented by brothers .I am still trying to find out the full story which I will share .Nevertheless I predict Zete will go the way of Chi Phi.I'm sorry about not being able to include a link to Weiss's article but my computer skills are limited.
bethlehempard

Probation violation.
Lafalum

So a five year suspension like Chi Phi that has now gone on for 8 years. Chi Phi never went through the disciplinary process or went inactive and the college still reneged on the agreement.

The BoT should reinstate Chi Phi at this meeting. We will see.
bethlehempard

They rented a bus to go to a baseball game this violated probation. How I don't know.
Lafalum

bethlehempard wrote:
They rented a bus to go to a baseball game this violated probation. How I don't know.


More than that involved.
bethlehempard

Yes. Also the college's action might not be settled yet.
Pard4Life

Lafalum wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
They rented a bus to go to a baseball game this violated probation. How I don't know.


More than that involved.


Strippers?  Wouldn't be a first...

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