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Rutgers Graduate Organizing Committee


Rutgers, Corporatization, and the Lack of Democracy in Public Universities: No to Rice, No to Pearson, and No to Cuts

On 3 May 2014, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backed out of giving Rutgers University's commencement speech amid growing opposition among the school's students, staff, and faculty. Rice, one of the architects of the US war in Iraq, was not only due to give an address to the graduating cohort. She was also to receive an honorary law degree. Not surprisingly, the decision to invite Rice as a commencement speaker at Rutgers was met with resistance. In the words ...

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The Rutgers Graduate Organizing Committee is a group of affiliated doctoral students from across the University, who believe in collective action towards more inclusive and socially just education and labor practices at Rutgers. Follow information and testimonies from the group, and learn how to get involved, at