Staff Editorial: Confronting Controversy

The Hatchet’s editorial board argues that controversial speakers are an important part of a well rounded college experience.

A new record may have been set this year for how quickly controversy came to GW’s campus. It’s only two days into the new academic year, and already two different public figures have stirred emotions in Foggy Bottom. Yesterday, the coup-removed President of Honduras, Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, spoke at the Elliott School. Only hours later, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R) spoke in the Marvin Center. Regardless of our personal reservations toward both speakers, the Hatchet’s editorial board wholeheartedly supports their appearances on campus.

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