Sunday, March 09, 2014

Should Condolezza Rice be allowed to speak at Rutgers's commencement ceremony?

Condolezza Rice has been picked to give the commencement speech at Rutgers's University this year. She is scheduled to receive $35,000 and an honorary doctorate for her speech. A Faculty group at Rutgers opposes her being chosen as the speaker.

Last month, Rutgers' New Brunswick Faculty Council passed a resolution calling on the university’s board of governors to rescind its invitation to Rice. The faculty resolution said Rutgers should not honor Rice because of her role in the war in Iraq and the Bush administration's adoption of waterboarding and other controversial interrogation techniques.

"Condoleezza Rice ... played a prominent role in the administration’s effort to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction," the resolution said.

Do you agree with the faculty group or do Condolezza Rice's accomplishments as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State warrant her speaking at the commencement ceremony?

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