haverford students plan to protest commencement speaker robert birgeneau

by Tim Phillips

For this Sunday’s commencement ceremony, Haverford College invited former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau to speak. In California, more than two dozen students and activists sued Birgeneau, among others, after being arrested and beaten by police during an Occupy Cal protest in November 2011. Haverford students, just outside Philadelphia, are now planning to protest Birgeneau in solidarity with the students and activists who were arrested and beaten in the Bay Area.