Century Marks

Calvinist reaction: President Bush, scheduled to give the commencement address at Calvin College on May 21, was the recipient of two separate letters from the college community protesting his policies. One was signed by over 400 alumni, students, faculty and friends of Calvin and was scheduled to appear as a full-page ad in the Grand Rapids Press. The other was signed by about 140 faculty and staff, including over one third of all active professors. The letters point to inconsistencies between the faith the president proclaims and the policies he has instituted, especially in regard to the war in Iraq, poverty and the environment. Philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff was originally scheduled to speak, but was bumped to 2006 after presidential advisor Karl Rove arranged for the president to speak.


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