Thursday, January 20, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Visits BYU; Speaks on Education

Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, visited BYU campus on January 13, 2011 to speak for the university devotional.  

Rice, currently a professor of political economy at Stanford University in the graduate school of business, commented strongly on the declined state of K-12 education.  She encouraged students to volunteer at local schools as tutors and also get involved in "Teach for America."

Student response to the event was extremely supportive, with the Marriott Center reaching capacity.

There were, however, a few concerned about Rice's visit.  Protesters were present outside the Marriott Center Thursday protesting Rice's participation in the U.S.-Afghan-Iraqi war.

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