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William and Mary president resigns in disgrace
Michelle Malkin ^ | February 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 02/12/2008 8:57:25 AM PST by 3AngelaD

The head of the College of William and Mary, Gene Nichol, has resigned in disgrace. Several readers send along his resignation letter. You’ll recall that he roiled the campus with his decision to hide the cross at the famous school chapel to make it “less faith-specific.” More recently, he hosted a sex workers show on campus while restricting critics who wanted to tape it. Here’s his letter:....

Dear Members of the William & Mary Community: I was informed by the Rector on Sunday, after our Charter Day celebrations, that my contract will not be renewed in July. Appropriately, serving the College in the wake of such a decision is beyond my imagining. Accordingly, I have advised the Rector, and announce today, effective immediately, my resignation as president of the College of William & Mary. I return to the faculty of the school of law to resume teaching and writing.

I have made four decisions, or sets of decisions, during my tenure that have stirred ample controversy. First, as is widely known, I altered the way a Christian cross was displayed in a public facility, on a public university campus, in a chapel used regularly for secular College events — both voluntary and mandatory — in order to help Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and other religious minorities feel more meaningfully included as members of our broad community. The decision was likely required by any effective notion of separation of church and state. And it was certainly motivated by the desire to extend the College’s welcome more generously to all. We are charged, as state actors, to respect and accommodate all religions, and to endorse none. The decision did no more...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: academia; cosmicjustice; highereducation; justdesserts; karma; wandm
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1 posted on 02/12/2008 8:57:39 AM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

I bet his replacement turns out more intolerant of Christianity, morality, etc than he is.


3 posted on 02/12/2008 9:01:39 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: 3AngelaD
"The decision was likely required by any effective notion of separation of church and state.

The day an "effective notion" takes precedence over law should be interesting.

4 posted on 02/12/2008 9:01:57 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: Morgana

I think it was some event where prostitutes talked about their experiences.


5 posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:11 AM PST by Callahan
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To: 3AngelaD

Very articulate, a stand-up guy.


6 posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:16 AM PST by kenavi (Save romance. Stop teen sex.)
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To: Morgana
See: "College of William and Mary to Allow Sex Workers' Art Show on Campus" at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961700/posts

7 posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:24 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: 3AngelaD

What a miserable s.o.b. this guy must be.


8 posted on 02/12/2008 9:04:18 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (www.conservativesgetbonedagain.com)
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To: 3AngelaD

This man was a disgrace to a fine university. Congratulations to the people who FINALLY decided they had enough.


9 posted on 02/12/2008 9:04:25 AM PST by alarm rider ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -)
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To: Morgana

My guess is strippers, prostition or 800 number type females that “talk dirty” for a living to hard up men.

It’s no wonder they didn’t want a cross seen.


10 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:07 AM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: Morgana

My guess is strippers, prostition or 800 number type females that “talk dirty” for a living to hard up men.

It’s no wonder they didn’t want a cross seen.


11 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:26 AM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: Morgana

“sex workers” = “whores, pimps, and strippers”


12 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:28 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Morgana

It was a group of “artists”, porn stars, hookers, etc that either put on plays or showed photos/films/examples of their “work”, and gave talks, described what their jobs are really like, and answered questions. I didn’t see it, but it was said to be much less risque than folks were led to believe.


13 posted on 02/12/2008 9:05:56 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Maybe the drunk who ran Mary Washington College can fishtail down I-95 and get a job there.


14 posted on 02/12/2008 9:08:02 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: kenavi
"Very articulate, a stand-up guy.

Yeah. Too bad he was wrong about damn-near everything, but at least he is a good writer....

15 posted on 02/12/2008 9:08:02 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: Morgana
"Okay, I hate to ask but I have to. WTF is a sex workers show?????"

"You know, there's going to be sex, drugs, rock-n-roll... chips, dips, chains, whips... You know, your basic high school orgy type of thing. I mean, uh, I'm not talking candlewax on the nipples, or witchcraft or anything like that, no, no, no. Just a couple of hundred kids running around in their underwear, acting like complete animals."

16 posted on 02/12/2008 9:08:45 AM PST by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
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To: Callahan

Would that be a ‘focus’ group?


17 posted on 02/12/2008 9:10:06 AM PST by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Morgana

I guess it’s like a trade show where whores of both sex display their wares.


18 posted on 02/12/2008 9:11:33 AM PST by Hiddigeigei (Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. [Arnold Toynbee])
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To: Callahan

If it’s the same one they had recently at Duke, the workers did more than talk.


19 posted on 02/12/2008 9:11:39 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: Morgana

prostitutes and strippers and adult video performers. IOW people go sell the sex act explicitly.


20 posted on 02/12/2008 9:12:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: theDentist

The real problem is how a closet perv/anti-Christer like this man was given this position to begin with.

He is just the sacrificial lamb.
Someone / some group is responsible for placing a man like him in this job to begin with.

Heads should roll at a higher level.


21 posted on 02/12/2008 9:13:06 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“sex workers” = “whores, pimps, and strippers”

and PC educrats.


22 posted on 02/12/2008 9:14:29 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: 3AngelaD

In a further move to appear more nondemoinational he was advocated changing the name if the university to William and “Old Whats-her-name”.


23 posted on 02/12/2008 9:15:46 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Morgana

Just another exploitative “see how far we can push the envelope in the name of free speech” live “sex as art” show. These universities are suckers for this garbage, and the “artists” are laughing all the way to the bank.


24 posted on 02/12/2008 9:16:05 AM PST by Melinda
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To: 3AngelaD
I wrote this up BEFORE the President of W&M resigned. See here:

http://www.theacru.org/acru/sex_worker_show_at_william_and_mary/

John / Billybob

25 posted on 02/12/2008 9:16:43 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Morgana

Guess you did not watch: “how I met your mother” last night on tv.


26 posted on 02/12/2008 9:18:17 AM PST by edcoil (Go Great in 08 ... Slide into 09)
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To: Morgana

“WTF is a sex workers show?????”

That’s where you juggle dildos and play “Hide the Salami” at the same time. If you juggle the salami or hide the dildo, you’re eliminated.


27 posted on 02/12/2008 9:19:55 AM PST by toddlintown (Building More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: 3AngelaD

I read his letter in it’s entirety.

His departure was, unfortunately, delayed by his self absorption, arrogance, and ego.


28 posted on 02/12/2008 9:22:06 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: theDentist
I didn’t see it, but it was said to be much less risque than folks were led to believe.

If the earlier thread is correct, one of the "performers" had a sparkler sticking out of his back door while he sang "patriotic" songs.

29 posted on 02/12/2008 9:22:11 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Morgana

A HO- SHOW!


30 posted on 02/12/2008 9:24:23 AM PST by 70th Division (If we loose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: 3AngelaD

about time.


31 posted on 02/12/2008 9:27:37 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: kenavi

He may be “articulate” but an absolute moron, nonetheless.


32 posted on 02/12/2008 9:27:48 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Morgana
WTF is a sex workers show?????

Bill Clinton's favorite form of entertainment?

33 posted on 02/12/2008 9:35:40 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: 3AngelaD
The College of William & Mary

"..The College of William and Mary is a public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. It is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivies. It is also considered a Southern Ivy.[snip]

[snip]William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler and other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and 16 signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. U.S. President George Washington received his surveyor's certificate there and noted legal scholar George Wythe was both an early student and, later, the first head of W&M's law school..."

Now we get this PC crap!

34 posted on 02/12/2008 9:37:03 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Iron Munro

BINGO!

This is just a sacraficial annode to distract from the “shadow movers” who hire this deviants but remain concealed.


35 posted on 02/12/2008 9:37:14 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jiggyboy

To be fair, that particular performance was at “The Sex Workers Art Show” which appeared at Duke University.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1968689/posts


36 posted on 02/12/2008 9:39:51 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: 3AngelaD

I have copied and pasted this guy’s letter and will print it out to show to my 14 year old son. My son is studying logic and rhetoric in a classical Christian school and is becoming quite adept at finding inconsistencies etc... This resignation letter is a classic example of convoluted, twisted liberal-speak and will be a good exercise for him and his classmates.


37 posted on 02/12/2008 9:39:54 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Drawsing

I counted 42 instances of the word “I”. Talk about someone missing the point. He is a public servant nothing more. What a load of navel-gazing drivel.


38 posted on 02/12/2008 9:43:55 AM PST by slackerjack
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To: 3AngelaD

God help us the day we accept reasoning like this pinhead’s, that chapels are “public facilties” if they are used to host secular events.


39 posted on 02/12/2008 9:46:14 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: 3AngelaD
Good riddance. Nichol was incompetent, unfit to be president, and caused the college to lose alumni donations. His explanation for regarding the cross is nonsense. If anyone is so bigoted that they have a hizzy over seeing a cross in a chapel - tough.
40 posted on 02/12/2008 9:48:31 AM PST by Dante3
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To: 3AngelaD

After reading that, all I can say is “shut t f up” and get out!


43 posted on 02/12/2008 9:57:17 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: 3AngelaD
"Appropriately, serving the College in the wake of such a decision is beyond my imagining."

Hmmm... is "I return to the faculty of the school of law to resume teaching and writing" to be translated as 'not serving the College' then?

Geez fella, after a put-down like you just got, maybe you should depart for a different employer. Can't leave that cushion though, can you? What a brave stance you take.

44 posted on 02/12/2008 10:01:33 AM PST by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: Iron Munro
Someone / some group is responsible for placing a man like him in this job to begin with.

Agreed. Someone had their own agenda in hiring him.

45 posted on 02/12/2008 10:03:46 AM PST by Faith
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Bingo! I’m a W&M alum. Nichols never seemed to get that the institution was bigger than him - he thought it was all about him. That departure letter is positively Clintonian, dripping with pious self-pity that reveals the utter narcissism of the writer.


46 posted on 02/12/2008 10:09:10 AM PST by rockvillem
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To: 3AngelaD

Don’t worry, Gene old cud, all the Ivy League schools will be fighting over you.


47 posted on 02/12/2008 10:16:10 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Much obliged. I would assume that it’s the same show every time they do it but I suppose that’s not necessarily so.


48 posted on 02/12/2008 10:22:04 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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I’m just kidding. I’m sure its the same show (or something equally obnoxious, idiotic and perverse) each time.

Amazing that Duke would support this show after castigating its students for hiring a stripper.


49 posted on 02/12/2008 10:26:12 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: 3AngelaD

What an exhibitionistic, narcissistic, drooling POS..... he is the Paris Hilton of academe.....


50 posted on 02/12/2008 11:11:52 AM PST by Enchante (Hillary Clinton: As a little girl near Chicago I always dreamed of the NY Giants in the SuperBowl!!)
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