End of President Folt ceremony

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    Troy70

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    BOT Chairman Rick said see you at the Coli. From the tone of Dr Folt ‘s speech will be shocked if Urban gets considered. She said wants change fast . Well, Lynn agrees . Focus on students with 600 million FA to reduce student debt, Fight On. SC medical highlited. Pointed out Coli rehab done with no public funds & thanked supporters.
     
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    I didn’t see or hear the speech, but you had to figure that she’d focus on the academic stuff, not so much on the athletic stuff.

    But I didn’t ever think that she would give serious consideration to hiring Meyer anyway.
     
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    She talked about fixing things . Why she talks I think she has a large Ax, lol
     
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    I didn't get to hear the whole speech. However, just as she began, some protesters standing right in front of me held a banner reading "Silent Sam" and then chanted something. I couldn't make out what they were saying, but they temporarily drowned out President Folt. I have no idea who Silent Sam is.
     
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    http://dailytrojan.com/2019/08/21/silent-sam-should-inform-vkc-name-change/
     
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    Should fit right in with the liberal progression of the school... safe spaces and removal of "their" history.
     
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    I left shortly after President Folt began her address. I heard her say something about "diversity" and "climate change," so I'm pretty sure she's no conservative.

    I also noted that the the invocation invoked the Hindu god Ganesh as well as "the spirit of Rosh Hashanah," but not God. The Rev. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who was watching from his perch atop Bovard Tower, was probably not pleased.
     
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    "Silent Sam" was a statue on the University of North Carolina campus dedicated to students that fought in the Civil War (reportedly on both sides). The monument was considered to be a Confederate one, so there were protests arguing that it was racist. Sort of like the USC student who felt Traveler, who had a name similar to Traveller, Robert E Lee's horse, and is white, was also a racist symbol.
     
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    I'm not 100% certain, but I believe after the statue was torn down, she authorized funds for it to be fixed and placed in a separate area of the NC campus, as a way to try and appease some groups and to try and defuse the issue, if that was at all possible.
     
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    Is it my computer, or is this post missing about every third word?

    "She said wants change fast." Ok, Tonto. Dark cloud bring big rain. Many buffalo.
     
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    It’s not your computer.

    It’s Troy70 reporting. Be glad he left out abbreviations, lol.
     
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    "Folt should make it one of her first actions as president to rename VKC and start addressing other statues and structure names that no longer align with the University’s values, like Traveler, USC’s mascot white horse that may have been named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller. "

    How does a writer for the Daily Trojan advocate such an indefensible concept?
     
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    This made me lol
     
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    von KleinSmid was a passionate supporter of eugenics, which he described as "the science of good birth", and related sterilization programs, KleinSmid co-founded the Human Betterment Association. He argued that "The acceptance is even now upon us, and the application of the principles of Eugenics to organized society is one of the most important duties of the social scientist of the present generation." He wanted to ban interracial marriages and weed “inferior” genes (aka people of color) out of the American DNA pool.

    Glad to know who his current day supporters are... I would bet that 100% of the players on the team would find his views repugnant and offensive.
     
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    Will this writer demand that Deborah Harry be banned from campus? After all, Hitler's dog was also named "Blondi."
     
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