UNC Grads Have to Sit Through Political Campaign Speech Billed as Commencement Address

POLITICS & POLICY

Despite North Carolina’s new law requiring public universities to remain politically neutral, the speaker chosen for this year’s commencement address at Chapel Hill, a woman who is currently running for Congress in the state, delivered a talk laced with leftist bromides. One of those in attendance, Magdelene Horzempa, writes about this unpleasant experience in Monday’s Martin Center article.

The speaker, Gina Collias, could not resist attacking the pro-life laws passed recently in Alabama and Georgia, and lamenting her white privilege.

You Might Like

Horzempa writes, As a political figure and Carolina alumnus, Collias could have used this opportunity to congratulate and inspire students regardless of ideology, but she chose differently.

She is right in saying that the politicization so many colleges and universities now allow or even encourage is damaging their reputation.

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Articles You May Like

ABC’s Donna Brazile: Biden Has Done a Fabulous Job on Economy
Top vaccine expert with FDA and NIH warns healthy young people not to get COVID-19 booster: ‘There’s not clear evidence of benefit’ versus risk
84-year-old pro-life volunteer shot in Michigan after she had a ‘heated’ exchange, anti-abortion group says
Pro-Putin ideologue predicts World War III as Russian leader calls up 300,000 reservists for war in Ukraine
Pharmaceutical company agrees to settle for $900M to resolve allegations it provided kickbacks to physicians and submitted false claims

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.