On Saturday, Eric LeGrand got wonderful news. Rutgers University, his alma mater wanted him to give this year’s commencement speech later this month.
The decision came after former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice announced that she would not be giving the speech, after a wave of protests from faculty and students at the school.
It was Greg Jackson, chief of staff for Rutgers President Robert Barchi who offered LeGrand the speaking engagement. Then something strange happened. The school took the invitation back.