“told that their graduation will be postponed until at least next year due to the coronavirus unless they identify as “LGBTQIA+ students” or as another minority group”
If true, it’s not a surprise. St. Olaf College has proved itself to be a hotbed for social justice activism in recent years.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Minnesota college holding virtual graduation for gay, lesbian, and minority students, postponing ceremony for everyone else: Report
Students at a Minnesota college are being told that their graduation will be postponed until at least next year due to the coronavirus unless they identify as “LGBTQIA+ students” or as another minority group, in which case they will able to participate in a “virtual ceremony.”
St. Olaf College has told the majority of graduating students their graduation will not be held as scheduled except for some minority groups who will be given a virtual graduation, according to Campus Reform.
“Self-identified domestic students of color, international students, and LGBTQIA+ students” at the Minnesota school will receive their own virtual graduation ceremonies at the conclusion of this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per an administrative email. Meanwhile, graduation for the rest of the class of 2020 has been “rescheduled for a date in late May/early June of 2021,” the St. Olaf website says.
The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion was established in part to celebrate the “awesomeness factor” of gay and lesbian and international students, according to the website.
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