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UMich medical dean refuses to cancel pro-life speaker in face of demands

‘We would not revoke a speaker because they have different personal ideas than others’

The dean of the University of Michigan Medical School has so far refused to accede to demands from activists to cancel an upcoming speaker who opposes abortion.

Some at the university want to see med school Professor Kristin Collier (pictured) canceled as the speaker at the July 24 White Coat Ceremony.

Dean Marschall Runge has told the mob no.

He wrote in a letter to the med school community:

We have received both positive and negative feedback on the choice of our keynote speaker. The White Coat Ceremony is not a platform for discussion of controversial issues, and Dr. Collier never planned to address a divisive topic as part of her remarks. Our values speak about honoring the critical importance of diversity of personal thought and ideas, which is foundational to academic freedom and excellence. We would not revoke a speaker because they have different personal ideas than others.

“A forum on the importance of diversity of thought is being planned by Michigan Medicine, and additional details will be shared soon,” he added.

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