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Volume 129, Number 11                                                          December 8, 2000

Treasurer Summers Met with Protest, Catcalls

Cry for Freedom: Eve Goodman and Erika Blechinger protesting Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers' visit to Oberlin to speak about the challenges of the New Economy. (photo by Areca Treon)

by Meghan Purvis

    "We're the Larry Summers Welcoming Committee," announced sophomore Eve Goodman, in front of a crowd of thirty-odd protesters in front of Finney Chapel. Lawrence Summers, Secretary of Treasury, was in Oberlin to present a speech entitled "Economic Challenges and Priorities in the New Economy."

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Quote of the Week:

"Being from a Third World country and being adamantly against globalization, if I could sit here quietly for his speech, I don't see why all of you could not."

-Shahana Siddiqui

During the question and answer session of Secretary Summers' speech on Monday.


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