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Pribilsky: Convocation address should welcome but challenge students

December 11, 2014

Dear Editor: The students from Hillel-Shalom, whose letter (Nov. 13) regarded this year's convocation speech, are to be commended for their courage in making public a debate that has played out largely in the shadows. They were correct to label Professor Semerdjian's speech divisive. For me, a third generation Walla Wallanwho...

Statement on convocation from President’s Office draws skeptical response from faculty

Andy Monserud

November 6, 2014

In an email sent to members of the student religious group Hillel-Shalom on Oct. 24, President George Bridges asked members to help create "a set of principles" for future convocation speeches. His email led faculty members to issue a statement objecting to possible infringements on academic freedom. President...

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