The University’s announcement that alumna and leader of the national conservative movement Phyllis Schlafly will receive an honorary degree has spurred students to protest and led several professors to announce their intention to boycott commencement exercises. Student Life spoke with Schlafly earlier this week about reasons for protest, her ideological issues with feminists and her political history.
On Wednesday morning, Washington University Professor Mary Ann Dzubak stated that the school awards honorary degrees to people whom it wishes to hold up as “worthy of emulation.” Phyllis Schlafly, she argued, is not this sort of person. On the contrary, I would argue that Mrs. Schlafly fits the qualification perfectly.
I am putting my diploma up for sale to the highest bidder! Doesn’t that have a familiar ring? Bidding starts at $100,000 (inflated to match the egos of those who should be ashamed.) But I will settle for much, much less (deflated to match actual value).
I am mystified that Washington University in St. Louis is choosing to honor someone who believes that women should not enjoy the full rights that men enjoy and that it is impossible for husbands to rape their wives. This sends a terrible message to the young women Wash. U. is trying to educate and to other bright young women we would like to recruit to join our university.
After organizing at a meeting earlier this week, students have created the Coalition for a Responsible Washington University in order to protest the University’s decision to award an honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly.
Schlafly, a national conservative activist, will receive the award at this year’s Commencement Ceremony on May 16.
As students and faculty flock to a group calling on the University to reverse its decision to offer prominent conservative Phyllis Schlafly an honorary degree, Schlafly is standing by controversial statements she has made in the past that have made her famous within the conservative community and infamous among liberals.
Washington University men’s tennis captured the school’s fourth national championship of the season today with a 5-3 win over rival Emory University at the NCAA Division Three Championship in Lewiston, Maine. The fifth ranked Bears avenged a loss to the third ranked Eagles in the finals of the UAA Championship on April 27 en route to the team’s first national title.
Standing firm in its decision to award conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly with an honorary doctorate, the Commencement ceremony occurred yesterday in the midst of students and other University members silently protesting the University’s decision to award Schlafly with an honorary degree.
Phi Delta Theta has partnered with Extra Hands for ALS to sponsor “Run For Your Life,” a 5 kilometer race to benefit the fight against ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The dreaded Olympic Torch passed through South Korea yesterday. Considering the number of Chinese and Tibetans living in Korea, some kind of an eventful occurrence was to be expected. Both parties were granted permission from the authority to peacefully congregate.