Education | Calvin College serves up a chilly reception for commencement
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/04/05, 12:00 am
First Lady Laura Bush said she wasn't surprised by protests she met when visiting religious sites in the Middle East last month. Her husband didn't say if he was surprised by protests he met when visiting a Christian college in the Midwest the same weekend.
President Bush addressed 900 graduates at Calvin College's 85th commencement ceremony in Grand Rapids, Mich., on May 21. One day earlier, more than 800 Calvin College "alumni, faculty, and friends" took out a full-page ad in The Grand Rapids Press protesting the president's visit.