Coble Won’t Speak at His Alma Mater



Ed Cone has the story:

Congressman Howard Coble has withdrawn as commencement speaker at his alma mater, Guilford College. The N&R reports that “about a third of the graduating class of about 160 students presented him with a petition Wednesday asking him not to speak at graduation.” Students were dismayed by Coble’s rationalization of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and also by his support of the war in Iraq, which some complain is at odds with Guilford’s Quaker traditions.