University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Let DeVos speak at UB

Let DeVos speak at UB

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised given this era of over-the-top political correctness, but when it hits as close to home as the University of Baltimore, where I’m a law professor, I sense something sorely amiss.

How does UB, largely known as a commuter school that prides itself on educating a diverse population of hardworking city-dwellers, find itself in the middle of a maelstrom for having deigned to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be its commencement speaker?

The DeVos invitation, tendered back in January by UB president and former city mayor Kurt Schmoke, appears to have generated widespread dismay on campus among both students and faculty. By early...