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Huckleberries: Boyington Snub Redux

You’ve heard that the University of Washington Student Senate dissed North Idaho WWII hero Pappy Boyington by refusing to honor the UW alum with a campus memorial. But did you know Jill Edwards received her comeuppance – you know, the sophomore senator who said Boyington and other Marines weren’t the type of people the university wanted to produce? Seems 18 co-sponsors submitted a resolution demanding that Edward ap-hollow-gize in writing to all Marines associated with U-Dub, living and dead, and that her mea culpa be printed in full in the student paper and read over the campus radio. Further, the resolution says: “To realize her mistake, she must acquaint herself with the history of the person she is so keen to dismiss, by reading Col. Boyington’s book, ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.’ All of these requirements are mandatory, under pain of losing her seat on the Student Senate.” Do I hear a second?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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