Found May 06, 2014 on With Leather:
Getty Image Earlier this morning, Steve Politi of the New Jersey Star-Ledger wrote a scathing takedown of Rutgers University, based on the idea that the school has totally mishandled its commencement speaker hiring. Condoleezza Rice was the original choice to tell the new graduates about how wonderful life after college is, before they’d go home and realize that all that student loan debt was going to have to be deferred for two years until they accepted jobs that they were embarrassingly overqualified for, but then she bailed when some students protested her presence at Rutgers. That’s when Rutgers turned to former Scarlet Knights football player and inspiration to so many people, Eric LeGrand, to replace Rice. According to LeGrand’s account, as written by Politi, Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s Chief of Staff reached out to LeGrand to ask him to step in, so he could not only share some words with his fellow graduates, but also receive his degree in person. But then, a strange a...
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