Phi Beta Cons

Re: Dr. Wright

Robert, I share your pain: Jerry Springer delivering the law-school commencement address, a hastily withdrawn honorary doctorate for an anti-American race baiter, and the ongoing employment of unrepentant terrorist Bernardine Dohrn … it’s enough to make a young alumnus ignore those fundraising letters, isn’t it?

At least NU president Henry Bienen had the wherewithal to rescind the honorary degree offer, prompting Wright to complain, “[Bienen] called and told me he was withdrawing the degree because I was not patriotic.” It’s been a rough few days for the Reverend. Kicked to the curb by Obama, and now NU. Good thing he’s known for his placid temperament.

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