To the editor,
I must make two points in response to the article in the most recent issue of the Orient concerning Susan Rice as an Honorary Degree recipient at graduation. First, the number of communications to the College disagreeing with the above action hardly constitutes a “backlash” of alums. Second, this action has certainly not divided the alums on this issue. This is a gross exaggeration to say the least. Some alums, probably of a conservative political persuasion, certainly oppose this action. I can certainly understand how this occurred, but, absent a serious and professional poll, that opinion is way over the top. Lastly, let me affirm the decision to give this honor to Susan Rice in the strongest possible way. Ms. Rice has the academic credentials. She has given our country outstanding service, and she is a highly intelligent and highly successful woman of great stature. I know that President Rose and the Board of Trustees have made an excellent and important choice.
Robert Morrison is a member of the Class of 1952.