This is the commencement address that GJR Editor Jackie Spinner delivered at the graduation ceremony for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts on May 8. Spinner received an honorary doctorate in media arts. Thank you. Happy Mother’s Day. Eid Mubarak all of you who are celebrating next week. And congratulations to everyone of you who walked, crawled, ran, … [Read more...] about Differences don’t divide us. What divides us is our inability to accept that we are different.
The following is a letter signed by 15 University of Missouri journalism faculty and sent to University of Missouri System president and chancellor Mun Choi. The letter came after Choi blocked students from his Twitter account. Freedom of expression, scrutiny of public officials and open government are bedrock principles of a democracy and of institutions of higher learning. … [Read more...] about Mizzou journalism faculty criticize MU chancellor for discouraging dissent
Freeport, Illinois, Aug, 27 The late August morning brought along a chilly rain. I have dressed the warmest I can, and I find it quite surprising to see such a crowd. Lining the street are Lincoln supporters; some of the crowd still is recovering from Douglas’ arrival the night before. As in Ottawa, Douglas arrived with the sound of a booming cannon still attached to … [Read more...] about Freeport Doctrine helps Douglas win Illinois and lose nation
Charleston, Illinois, Sept. 18 As fall becomes well and truly upon us so does the frequency of the Lincoln and Douglas public feud. This debate is set to take place on the Coles County Fairgrounds, and it is filled with upwards of ten thousand people, perhaps nearer to fifteen thousand. Eleven railroad cars of people arrived from Indiana. Again there is much pageantry … [Read more...] about Lincoln: ‘Physical differences…forever forbid the two races from living together’
Quincy, Illinois,Oct. 13 The Lincoln Douglas debate moves to downtown Quincy. It could be assumed that this city is a fan of Lincoln. Quincy is a city of Whigs, Mr. Lincoln’s former political party. Today is a clear sky and without any of the cold and bracing wind of Galesburg. The Quincy Whig published a programme for the speech. Judge Douglas arrived the prior night in … [Read more...] about Lincoln: Granting negro equality as fantastical as proving ‘horse-chesnut to be a chesnut horse’