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USC valedictorian banned from graduation speech: 'The university has betrayed me'

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Asna Tabassum, a graduating senior at USC, was selected as valedictorian and offered a traditional slot to speak at the 2024 graduation. After on-and-off campus groups criticized the decision and the university said it received threats, it pulled her from the graduation speakers schedule. Tabassum, photographed on the USC campus on April 16, 2024, opposes the decision. When Asna Tabassum learned that USC had banned her from speaking at next month’s graduation, she hadn’t yet planned what she would say in her remarks, beyond that she would convey a message...

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