Phi Beta Cons

Duke It Out

Duquesne University Law School tries to prevent its commencement address from becoming a partisan political platform. But will it succeed?

As politicians, all have been deemed “inappropriate” to serve as graduation speakers.
Duquesne President Charles Dougherty’s decision, based on a new university policy and concerns about partisanship and Catholic Church teachings, has sparked debate on campus and led to circulation of a petition in the law school by students unhappy with it.

Hat tip: IHE.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.