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9.24.2008

BAD DAY AT GFU

They found a cardborard effigy of Obama hung by the neck on the Campus of George Fox U in Newberg this morning.

attached was a note that stated opposition of aprogram to enroll minority students in the School.

Here is the link to the story

Wow,

The School is doing all the right things...
but
Wow....

Update:

Mike McGeehon has written an excellent post addressing the events in Newberg,


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Comments:
Peggy, I've put up a blog about the incident, and how the university's response now is a very different response to past moments of homophobia on campus. You can read it here:
http://e-mcgideaspace.blogspot.com/2008/09/diversity.html

Fox is my Alma Mater, a center of my moral and spiritual development, and a central part of my family's livelihood and history (Heather's dad still works for Fox; her grandparents were professors there). I hate that this has occurred, and am impressed by the Universities response. But there are some SERIOUS issues that will not be addressed: it's institutional homophobia, it's duplicitous clinging to quaker values while it continues to expand regardless of its resources. I hope that this event will linger, and cause a serious reevaluation of its values.
 
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