DAILYKENN.com -- Were ironious a word, this would be the place to use it. Unfortunately it is not a word, so we'll have to go with the phrase, "Oh! The irony!"
|In this Photoshopped image, president Vincent Price appears|
to be seated on the pedestal where Robt E Lee once stood
A speech by Duke President Vincent Price was disrupted by a group of gangly student extremists, including one wearing the hood-and-robe uniform of the world's largest hate group, Islam.
The crowd booed. The extremists made for the exit.
Keep in mind this is the same extremist president who ordered the removal of a statue honoring Robert E. Lee from the school's chapel "to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university." [source]
Apparently hating those with whom you disagree is a deep and abiding value of Duke University. The student extremists were simply following Price's example and applying the school's deep and abiding values by demonstrating their intolerance.
The extremists students reconvened in front of the chapel near the very spot where Robert E Lee had vicariously been removed. There they continues their demand for the removal of Price.
From dukechronicle.com ▼
A group of organized students disrupted President Vincent Price’s address to alumni Saturday, calling for institutional change in labor practices and student support, among other demands.
Looking back to the legacy of the 1968 Silent Vigil, approximately 25 undergraduates—who identified themselves as being from diverse backgrounds—took the stage in Page Auditorium as Price was about to accept class gifts.
“President Price get off the stage,” the group chanted, while rushing the stage with signs and a megaphone. Once they gathered onstage, the group continued chanting “Whose University? Our University.”
Junior Trey Walk took the megaphone first, connecting the protest back to the Vigil.
“These events would later be summarized as a turning point for Duke, but 50 years later so much has still remained the same,” Walk said. “We are still here.”
Walk continued, noting that task forces and other measures are still being used to pacify students.
After he passed off the megaphone, Price attempted to interject before relenting. Many in the crowd began shouting.
Amid the shouting, the protesters continued listing their demands—ranging from guaranteeing need-blind admissions for international students and loan-free financial aid to opening Board of Trustees meetings to the public and banning medically unnecessary surgery for intersex newborns at Duke Hospital.
Many alumni did not respond positively, booing to drown out the student’s explanation of their demands, some standing up to turn their backs to the stage. Among the comments heard from alums in the audience “get off the stage”, “not the time or place” and “a**holes.”
After approximately 10 minutes, Sterly Wilder, Trinity ’83 and associate vice president for alumni affairs, initially announced that the talk would be canceled. Five minutes later, the students left to further address their demands in front of the Chapel.
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