Skip to comments.Georgetown Edits Sebelius Announcement, Backtracks on ‘Commencement Speaker’
Posted on 05/08/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
Rather than rescind its invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the graduation ceremony for its Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on May 18, Georgetown University has quietly edited its website announcement of the event and is now attempting to deny that she is a commencement speaker.
Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetowns commencement. She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institutes annual student and faculty awards event, Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society.
Georgetown has 28 ceremonies to honor the achievements of our graduates and our faculty. We have 10 official commencement ceremonies to award degrees for the different schools within the university, and 18 other awards ceremonies to honor student and faculty achievements. We do not have one main commencement speaker. The GPPI ceremony is one event during commencement weekend, but it is not a commencement ceremony (degrees are not conferred), the email continued.
At this event, GPPI Public Policy Institute will give end-of-the-year awards, several students speak, the Dean will speak, and GPPI will give awards to a faculty member and an alumni, Pugh concluded.
The announcement is still headlined Commencement 2012 to Feature Wide Range of Speakers, and Georgetown President John DeGioia is quoted celebrating our commencement speakers. In the following list of speakers, Sebelius is now listed under the subhead, Speakers at Other Ceremonies, and is identified as speaking at GPPIs Tropaia ceremony. Tropaia is described as as Greek word meaning trophies.
But thats not what Georgetown announced Friday. The Friday subhead declared, Speakers at Other Commencement Ceremonies, and Tropaia was not mentioned. The Cardinal Newman Society has a printout of Fridays announcement which we can make available to reporters.
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LOL! Why is she even there, regardless of whom she is speaking to?
Get this non-Catholic, excommunicated Catholic out of there, period!!!!