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Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Mike Pence’s Commencement Speech At Graduation

Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Mike Pence's Commencement Speech At Graduation

When Mike Pence took the stage at Notre Dame’s commencement on Saturday, more than 100 students (1/3 of the class) quietly got up from their seats and left.

This was not a surprise, but rather a staged protest some students had been planning for weeks. When Notre Dame announced that the vice president and former governor of Indiana would be the university’s 2017 graduation speaker in March, the student organization WeStaNDFor began brainstorming ways to take a stand.

Bryan Ricketts, who served as Notre Dame’s student body president from 2015-16 and graduated Sunday with a dual-degree in political science and chemical engineering, was one of the leaders. Ricketts told IndyStar that many of his peers were “upset and hurt” by the school’s decision to invite Pence because his “policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates.” The Indianapolis Star

 

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