Marist Manuevers

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 05:29

Brother, can you spare a band? On what should be a happy 200th-anniversary celebration for The Marist brothers, the organization has become involved in a political controversy that neither Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers nor the folks at The Marist Poll could have possibly predicted.

As a former distinguished visiting professor and a faculty member there, I can say that Marist has some notable alums like Fox News' Bill O'Rielly, but not The Donald. The question which begs to be asked is why is Trump's alma matter not marching at his own inaugural?

The controversy has been covered by some of the best-known news organizations. This one is from one of the nation's oldest newspapers. Marist community reacts to band's scheduled performance via @pokjournal

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:56


Why not force Trump University's marching band to perform?