College Faculty Joins Students In Opposing George W. Bush Award
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From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope.
Outcry is escalating around the decision made by the University of Denver’s international studies school to honor former President George W. Bush at a fundraising dinner this September. In addition to 1,500 students and alumni protesting the award, 24 of 40 full-time faculty members at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies have signed a letter decrying the honor.
“When we first learned of the award to the former President, ‘for improving the human condition,’ we were shocked, disappointed, and embarrassed in light of his administration’s decisions to repudiate the U.S.’s responsibilities as a signatory of the UN’s Convention against Torture by authorizing the use of waterboarding of prisoners,” wrote members of the faculty in the July 5 letter to Dean Christopher Hill, a top diplomat in Bush’s administration, University Provost Gregg Kvistad and Chancellor Robert Coombe.
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