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UGA faculty incensed at choice of Clarence Thomas as graduation speaker.

By Amanda Terkel  

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University of Georgia faculty are “concerned” that having Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as this year’s graduation speaker “sends the wrong message after a year of sexual harassment scandals on campus.” The announcement of Thomas as the speaker “setting off rounds of angry and frustrated e-mails between faculty members”:

thomasc.jpgWhat a slap in the face this is to everyone who has been working to bring to light the realities of sexual harassment, and to establish appropriate methods and offices for addressing this significant problem on our campus,” Chris Cuomo, director of UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies, told The Red & Black student newspaper.

Since September, three UGA professors have resigned over sexual harassment complaints.

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