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The U responds to SDS: Rice allegations 'not within (our) jurisdiction'

Posted by: Maura Lerner Updated: April 16, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Here's a follow-up to yesterday's blogpost about the latest attempt by Students for a Democratic Society to protest Thursday's appearance by Condoleezza Rice, the former Secretary of State, who is scheduled to speak at Northrop Auditorium. It was sent by the University of Minnesota's general counsel, William Donohue:

"Dear Students for a Democratic Society,

            I am writing in response to your email to Chief of Police Hestness at the University of Minnesota of April 10, 2014.  I understand your letter to be a rhetorical statement of your position with respect to the conduct of former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.  While it is not clear to me that it merits a response, the allegations you set forth are not within the jurisdiction of the University of Minnesota Police Department."

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