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Millikin University > Alumni & Friends > Stay Connected > Out of The Blue > Posts > Senator Durbin speaks to the Millikin community.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited campus Thursday, May 3, to discuss his opposition of a proposed student loan rate hike that would nearly double the minimum interest rate on Stafford loans. Two Millikin students shared the podium with Durbin to tell their personal stories.


Why Durbin

I question the wisdom of having an extreme liberal like Senator Durbin on Millikin’s campus. I surely will not be in attendance. Nothing out of Durbin’s mouth interests me!
Guest at 5/15/2012 11:55 AM

On Playing the Patsy

I don't have any difficulty with having Senator Durbin on campus; he is a U.S. Senator from Illinois and the majority leader of the Senate.

He is also, however, a hostile and vicious person who will, without a moment's hesitation, vilify political opponents meritlessly and mercilessly. The description here suggests that Millikin didn't simply allow a speaker or a speech, it participated in and played patsy to Durbin's self-serving political hackery.  It's a bit hard to endorse the University's decision to participate in a liberal/left dog-and-pony show that is purely, absolutely, manipulatively political.

To paraphrase the First Lady, I've never been ashamed of my alma mater before.

Paul Ground, '70
Guest at 5/16/2012 6:25 PM

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