11/12/09

Alma mater welcomes disgraced Wade Rathke

Radical leftwing activists are always in fashion on campus
Another activist, meanwhile, did speak on campus this week, but did so without drawing much attention.

The Tuesday appearance of Wade Rathke, founder of the scandal-prone Associations of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), also was sponsored by the social thought department. Rathke sparked one of the largest public disturbances in Springfield’s history.

In 1969, as a 20-year-old Williams College student, he organized a sit-in at the public welfare office on State Street. The demonstrators were ordered to leave the office, but stayed, triggering a rock-and-bottle throwing riot. Later, 50 were arrested. Rathke also spoke Monday at Springfield College. (from masslive.com)
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