A suspect was also injured and taken into custody.
Ravi's roommate Tyler Clementi committed suicide after Ravi broadcasted images of him kissing another man.
Ravi was convicted on multiple charges after he used a webcam to record his roommate kissing a man.
A commencement speech provides no space for direct, democratic engagement. The speaker arrives, receives an honorary degree, delivers their remarks, and leaves. There is no room for free speech since the event is one-directional.
He'll graduate next month from a public high school in a New Jersey suburb, one of those places where 98% of the class attends a four-year college. Some go to Ivies or near Ivies, many to prestigious liberal arts colleges, and another group to public research universities. That's my kids' peer group. So Dan and I exulted our way through April.
Sure, I cried, and often. But more, "The Narrow Door" made me want to call a few people, and say the magic words, and feel at home in the world. It's hard to think of a book that can give you more than that.
We -- the universities -- are the ones sitting in the midst of these realities, facing the choice between being walled citadels that separate the privileged from the uninvited other or being welcoming hubs connecting young individuals with opportunity.
What unnerved the department was that a black woman could be placed at the center of academic inquiry, and that black women's thought was proving more engaging to this generation of students than that of European feminists or American historians. In the quest for a safe space, will my Beyoncé course be the next to go?
The two were destined to be together from the beginning.
Fortunately, Muslim Americans at Rutgers have refused to be intimidated or let their anxiety silence them. One small silver