Members of the Trump administration in attendance - assistant to the president, Omarosa Manigault and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos - were greeted with loud choruses of boos from graduates and audience members when they were announced by school officials.
I guess maybe the lesson here is don't give a rich white woman an honorary doctorate to a historically black university when her biggest achievement is donating to the Republican Party. Beyond that, a Change.org petition was also started in an attempt to stop her from delivering the commencement address.
"As a fellow community leader, who is responsible for presiding over the legacy of such an historic and treasured institution, we deem your decision reckless, irresponsible and in direct conflict with the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune". "Their success has shown that more options help students flourish".
"I believe (graduates) deserve a speaker who could relate to them as far as the struggle we go through within the education system, and I feel like she cannot relate in that aspect", Smith said.
Clifford Porter, assistant vice president for institutional advancement, said while the university is "very aware of the misstatement", he hoped Wednesday's event would be an opportunity to educate DeVos about HBCUs.
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"What makes the Bethune-Cookman University approach unusual", Nweze said, "is their plan to honor a person who has been on the job less than 100 days and has no record of advancing educational equity for all students". When university President Edison Jackson introduced her, the boo's rained down mercilessly.
Both DeVos and the Trump administration have endeavored to engage HBCUs in conversations about higher education, meeting with leaders of HBCUs and voicing support for their contributions.
"I'm all for building bridges, and I welcome Secretary DeVos to meet me and more undergraduate students. but not at a commencement speech where it's so one-sided", Smith said.
HBCUs were created in response to Jim Crow laws in the South that prevented black students from attending other schools.
DeVos' speech had to be interrupted to warn students that their degrees would be mailed to them if they persisted.
That proved futile, as DeVos did indeed speak.
"It's important to understand people will disagree", Jackson said.
Trump and the Pope have diametrically opposite views on issues as varied as immigration, climate change and arms sales. The pope's gifts to Trump included a medal by a Roman artist depicting an olive branch , which is a symbol of peace.
Malaysia's Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani is expected to make an official announcement on the deal shortly. Geely Holding will also acquire a majority share of 51 per cent of Lotus from Proton.
He will also be touring the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park, where it was heavily damaged by Tuesday's tornado. Authorities have reported no injuries from Dayton, where a tree fell on a house during one storm Tuesday evening.
The capper was a remark in which Colbert said the only thing Trump's mouth is good for "is being Vladimir Putin's c-k holster". President Trump is out of the country, and Stephen Colbert said that gave him a little extra pep in his step.
The open-world game set in Chicago is at your fingertips as most of the city is prone to hacking straight from your smart phone. New games will be added every month, and Microsoft hopes that new releases will come to the service in the future.
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But it does prompt some people to purchase insurance, which helps curb premiums and make markets viable. The other possibility is that the lack of Health Committee savings would be a "fatal" violation.
There was no immediate comment in North Korea's state-run media, and no reports that the North had returned fire. Some of them traveled into Seoul's territory, defense ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun said on Wednesday.
Before becoming Trump's national security adviser, Flynn ran a consulting firm called the Flynn Intel Group. Burr said that such a step was unlikely. "Everything is on the table", he told reporters at the Capitol.
According to the World Bank, Iranian economy bounced back sharply in 2016 at an estimated 6.4 percent, compared to the previous year.
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Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines
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141 killed in south Libya airbase attack
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DJI Launches Spark, the Ultimate Flying Selfie Stick
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Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he longs for back home
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