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President Gregory Vincent

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

College basketball was rocked recently by a scandal involving bribes and corruption including coaches from a number of programs. Hobart and William Smith President Gregory Vincent came to the Colleges from a Division I school and played sports when he was a Hobart student. Finger Lakes Public Radio's Kelly Walker asked President Vincent to offer his perspective on college athletics.  

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On Sunday, the president of the University of Texas at Austin ordered the removal of four statues of figures with ties to the Confederacy from a main area of campus. President Fenves had already removed a statue of Jefferson Davis from a prominent campus location 2015. Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Gregory Vincent was at UT Austin in 2015 and remembers that the move to evaluate the statues on campus began with students.

 

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio

The last time we spoke with Hobart and William Smith President Gregory Vincent, he was in his first week with the Colleges. Since that time, events off campus have given him reason the address the campus community via email over issues of affirmative action in higher education and larger issues of equality and justice after the events in Charlottesville. We asked President Vincent back into the studio to talk about those issues and to look ahead a bit to the upcoming start to his first academic year.