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August, 2009
Volume II, Issue 1

The Western™ Reacts to Gates Arrest

In July, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., arguably America’s foremost African-American scholar, was arrested at his Cambridge, MA, home by a white police officer and charged with disorderly conduct. The incident sparked several weeks of heated, nation-wide debate about race, law enforcement, and the Black experience in America.

Big Red Tool reporters polled the The Western™ community.

  • Walter Samuels, Pre-Law Major: “Oh, no, not again! If there’s one lesson we should have all learned from the Rodney King crisis, it’s that racism simply doesn’t exist on the police force unless a trial jury says it does.”

  • James MacPhearson, Police Officer: “Police are always trained to use racially sensitive tactics when on patrol. In Bowling Green, we carry black nightsticks, instead of our usual white-painted ones, when we go into minority neighborhoods to enforce law and order.”

  • Rachel Wicks, Evanston freshman: “I’m glad they finally bagged that monopolist Gates. I hate Windows Vista.”

  • Brock Llewellin, Evangelist: “It is abhorrent that race may have played a role in the Gates arrest. It’s not as if the guy’s gay!”

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “What did Obama say about it? I say the opposite.”




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President Ransdell Gears Up For The Listening Tour

In This Issue:

Presidential "Listening Tour" To Be Followed By . . . More >

Provost Announces Retirement . . . More>

New Dean of University Coilege . . . More>

Incoming Freshman Style Guide . . . More>

The Western™ Reacts . . . More>

The Western™ Football in Transitional Year. . . More>

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Faculty at a 2009 "Engaging the Spirit" Session


The Big Red Tool spent summer break in President Ransdell's bedroom closet. Observing.
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