University Of Minnesota Professors Objecting To Condoleezza Rice Speech

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Dozens of University of Minnesota professors are objecting to the speech tomorrow by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as part of the Humphrey School lecture series. Nearly 200 have joined with students who have raised objections to inviting Rice to speak due to her role in the decisions by the Bush administration to go to war in Iraq and over how prisoners were treated. In a letter to the university, the professors said while they support the right of the former Cabinet official to speak about foreign policy and her experiences, the civil rights lecture series is the wrong forum.