Students and faculty at Occidental College are protesting the school’s choice of Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy as their commencement speaker for his controversial statements on race-related activism and the film “The Hunting Ground.”
From left to right, Ivy orators Aaron I. Hendricks ‘16 and Christina M. Teodorescu ‘16 and Harvard orators Mariam H. Jalloul ‘16 and Min-Woo S. Park ‘16 pose for a photo before the steps of Tercentary Theater. The four were chosen to speak on this year’s Class Day, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.
Four seniors have been selected to speak at the Class of 2016’s Class Day festivities this year, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.
At a time when she faces immense pressure to address what some have alleged is racism at Harvard Law School, Dean Martha L. Minow challenged a crowd of about 900 graduating students from the University of Michigan on Sunday to stand up against injustice in their post-graduate lives.
Joined on the stage by former Stanford Law School dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed landmark cases she argued during her career as a litigator.