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Wash U Statement on Phyllis Schlafly’s Honorary Degree

May 6th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Media Credit: Sam Guzik

Students, faculty and members of the University community met on Monday afternoon outside the library to plan a protest of the University’s decision to award conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly an honorary degree
Don’t you just love this display of liberal tolerance and understanding?

“Clearly, in any community with a large number of people and a diversity of viewpoints, it would be impossible to make a selection with which everyone would agree. That is the very nature of a university.

Alumna Phyllis Schlafly’s articulation of her perspectives has been a significant part of American life during the last half of the 20th century and now the 21st century, serving as a lightning rod for vigorous debate on difficult issues where differences of opinion are profound and passionate. Not only should a university serve as a place where such discussions take place, but it may also choose to recognize those who provide leadership and articulation — both pro and con — on vital issues.” Read more…

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