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Declan J. Sheehy: Gazette headline struck reader as most bizarre

To the editor:

When are we going to be rid of religious labels? I was reading your paper July 19 when I came across the most bizarre headline “University of California names Muslin as student regent.”

I immediately thought that the century must have been incorrect and the real date was sometime in 1803. But alas no. I could not believe that this headline was published. Could you imagine it saying a Catholic named as student regent, or a Protestant. I am in complete disbelief. Why not a headline saying “University of California names talented young women Sadia Saiffudin as student regent. Now that would be something, but do we have to wait another century or two?

Declan J. Sheehy


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