George Washington University is actually bringing a one-time Republican officeholder to its’ Foggy Bottom campus, of course, he is no longer a member of the GOP. “New York City Mayor and well-known philanthropist Michael Bloomberg will serve as the keynote speaker for the University-wide Commencement in May, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service, University President Steven Knapp announced Friday,” Shaeera Tariq reported in The GW Hatchet. “Knapp made the announcement on Bloomberg’s turf in Manhattan, N.Y., at the second annual GW Global Forum, which brings together global leaders and GW alumni to discuss worldwide economic issues.”
“We believe he will be an inspiring speaker as a three-term mayor of a very important city,” Knapp said.
“The choice is an unsurprising one for the University, as Bloomberg is noted for his public service and philanthropy, two cornerstones of the University,” Tariq reports. “Bloomberg is also a public figure without major ties to either mainstream political party. Conservative students have expressed discontent with the University in the past for having a string of liberal speakers.”
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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