PLAINFIELD, Vt. — After a week of telling the media they were honoring students’ wishes in selecting cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to speak at graduation, Goddard College administrators secretly rescheduled the event, closed it to the public, and called the cops.
Goddard stirred controversy last week after announcing that students of the school’s undergraduate program had selected convicted murderer Abu-Jamal to be their commencement speaker. Abu-Jamal is serving life in prison for the 1981 shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
But on Sunday, administrators secretly moved the graduation to 1 p.m instead of 4 p.m., thus avoiding potential protests and the media.
Students were made aware of the switch Sunday morning. WCAX-TV, FOX 44, Times Argus and other local news outlets received no notice of the time change. However, state and local police had been informed…