The University of Notre Dame told President Trump that he wasn’t going to deliver the commencement address this spring. That’s a break with tradition, as I noted in my recent blog post, because
the past six presidents have been invited during their first year in office to speak to the graduating class.
It didn’t take long for another university to invite him. The Chronicle of Higher Education notes the president will address the graduates at Liberty University, and
The invitation from Liberty’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., may not be a surprise given his associations with the U.S. president. Some students protested Mr. Falwell’s endorsement of Mr. Trump during last year’s campaign. In January, President Trump asked him to head a new task force to recommend changes in the Department of Education’s policies and procedures.
It’s not often you’ll hear this USC graduate state “cheer, cheer for ol’ Notre Dame,” but you’d be safe in assuming that I agree with the decision that institution made. And, yes, that tells you what I think of the choice Liberty’s leaders made.