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Praise for Christopher Newport University


I’m biased, of course, since my son was part of it, but I still want to put in a good word for the graduation ceremony at Christopher Newport University last month. There was the standing ovation given the students who were not only graduating but receiving their officer commissions in the military. And there was the commencement address that extolled freedom and the United States, quoted Shakespeare to the terrorists, and cited the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a Bradley Foundation study, for Pete’s sake. The speaker, Douglas Gordon, says he reads NRO and fondly remembers a visit to CNU by our own Victor Davis Hanson (and cited NRO and Hanson in the address!). Here’s his address, just recently posted.


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