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Saturday, February 23, 2008

And there were riots in Denmark over a cartoon?

Powerline has a story about the resignation of Gene Nichol, the President of Virginia's College of William & Mary. Nichol, you may recall, was embroiled in controversy for ordering the removal of a cross from the college's Wren Chapel so as not to offend non-Christians. Nichol is apparently claiming that "ideological opposition" on the college's board of governors forced him to resign:

Nichol also cites his decision to permit a “sex-worker” show on campus (which he refers to merely as a "program") as a basis for ideological opposition to his administration. Perhaps so. But Nichol fails to explain why it was illegitimate to raise questions about the relationship between supporting that "program", which featured among other things a stripper sucking on a gun shaped dildo and dancing to Schubert’s Ave Maria while wearing a cap with the symbol of the Red Cross, and the educational mission of William & Mary.

Predictably, Nichol's departure has prompted protests from students at the college who want him to stay.

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