Adjuncts May Be Shut Out of Obama's Speech at Morehouse College

Adjuncts May Be Shut Out of Obama's Speech at Morehouse 1

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Usually, commencement exercises at Morehouse, like the 2002 ceremony above, don't require tickets and anyone can attend. Things will be different this year, with high demand for a reduced number of seats and presidential security measures in place.

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Usually, commencement exercises at Morehouse, like the 2002 ceremony above, don't require tickets and anyone can attend. Things will be different this year, with high demand for a reduced number of seats and presidential security measures in place.

[Update (5/15/2013, 11:15 a.m.): Morehouse College announced on Wednesday that adjunct faculty members would each receive one ticket to be in the audience at the commencement ceremony because additional tickets became available after students’ ticket needs were met. The adjuncts will not, however, be able to sit with full-time faculty members on the stage.]

Despite all the time they spend in its classrooms, part-time faculty members at Morehouse