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Ivy League Schools Snub Conservatives for Commencement Season Again

Ivy League Schools Snub Conservatives for Commencement Season Again

“This year’s lineup features three prominent several prominent liberals”

Thus proving once again that all the talk of diversity is nothing more than talk.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivies snub conservatives at commencement for third straight year

In keeping with tradition, none of the eight Ivy League universities has invited a conservative to deliver the keynote speech to this year’s graduates.

In fact, the most recent conservative graduation speaker at any Ivy League school was David Brooks, who delivered the 2015 commencement address at Dartmouth College. Other Ivies, though, have not had a conservative speaker for over a decade, and Campus Reform was unable to find a single conservative who spoke at Brown University’s baccalaureate service in the last 20 years.

The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprised of eight elite institutions: Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Cornell University. All except Cornell possess charters pre-dating American independence.

While Harvard, Dartmouth, and UPenn invite external speakers to their commencement ceremony, the other five schools feature external speakers at ancillary events. Students at Yale, Princeton, and Columbia welcome an outside speaker to their respective Class Days, Cornell has a speaker at convocation, and Brown’s headline speaker delivers an address at its baccalaureate ceremony.

This year’s lineup features three prominent several prominent liberals, including three Democrat politicians: U.S. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis at Harvard, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Yale, and Senator Cory Booker at Princeton.

In addition, left-leaning NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell is speaking at the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown is giving the honor to its outgoing legal counsel, Beverly Ledbetter, who has argued against the federal travel ban and advocated for the preservation of DACA.


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