Protests at Boston College Over an Honorary Degree for Condoleezza Rice

Two professors at Boston College have protested the decision of the institution to award an honorary degree to Condoleezza Rice at commencement ceremonies on May 22. David Hollenbach, a professor of theology, and Kenneth R. Himes, an associate professor of theology, wrote a letter to the administration saying that on moral principle the Jesuit institution should not be honoring a woman whose policies are “inconsistent with the humanistic values that inspire the university’s work.”

At least 150 faculty members at the university have voiced support for the two professors’ protest.