Haverford College Speaker Calls Students Immature, Arrogant
HAVERFORD (AP) — A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted college students as “immature” and “arrogant” for protesting another speaker who then decided to withdraw.
William Bowen, former president of Princeton University, used his commencement speech at Haverford College to criticize students who campaigned against Robert Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California Berkeley.
Birgeneau is among several commencement speakers who canceled their appearances this spring amid student protests.
More than 40 students and three professors had protested Birgeneau’s invitation to speak, objecting to his handling of a 2011 incident at UC Berkeley in which police used force at a student protest during the Occupy movement. READ MORE HERE