Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The new Prez

Michael Roth, the incoming president of Wesleyan, introduced himself at a public address in the chapel on Friday. (You can even watch the video of the talk). See coverage in the Argus. It's pretty great:

When asked if he knew where the president's office was, Roth gave a tongue-in-cheek response. "Yeah, I slept there when we occupied it," Roth remembered, referring to a 1977 student protest against companies invested in South Africa during apartheid. "That wasn't an invitation."
The Argus also has an extensive accompanying interview. Roth elaborates a bit on the take-over, and while it's unclear what he'll do with chalk, he mentions that "Someone gave me a box of chalk yesterday and my daughter immediately grabbed it thinking it was for her."

Good to know someone is still fighting the good fight. Stay tuned.


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