Martin Preib

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Cop Killer Chic...

Have the students at Goddard been talking to the professors and students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism or Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn? 

"Will the left ever fall out of love with cop-killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal? 

Apparently not. Though still serving a sentence of life without parole for murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981, Abu-Jamal will be giving yet another commencement speech today, delivered via a pre-recorded video.

This time the clueless host institution is Vermont’s Goddard College, an experimental school that issues no grades and allows students to design their own curriculum and then study it without attending classes. 

Is it really any surprise that students attending a school that apparently sets no hard standards for an education would find themselves choosing a cold-blooded murderer for their speaker?"