Duke Students Interrupt University President’s Speech, Get Booed
“Whose University? Our University”
These students deserved to get booed. No one was at the event to hear them talk.
The College Fix reports:
Duke student protesters interrupt school president’s speech, get booed off stage
Protesters at Duke University crashed President Vincent Price’s (no, not him) address to alumni earlier today to demand, The Chronicle reports, “institutional change in labor practices and student support, among other areas.”
With shouts of “President Price get off the stage” and “Whose University? Our University,” the demonstrators invoked the school’s 1968 “Silent Vigil” which followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
“These events would later be summarized as a turning point for Duke, but 50 years later so much has still remained the same,” junior Trey Walk said. “We are still here.”
Except that, while in ’68 Duke students protested things like the Vietnam War and racism, the contemporary activists are demanding a $15 per-hour wage for all Duke employees, mandatory staff training for dealing with undocumented students, and doing way with “medically unnecessary surgery on intersex infants in [the] Duke Health System.”
Many alumni in attendance “did not respond positively” — booing, yelling, and even turning their backs to the stage as the activists attempted to lay out their demands.
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It’s about time we see some push back.