Identity of Speakers
Invited for non-academic lecture
Vincent Price is the president of Duke University.
Incident Political Orientation:
Rally or Protests
- No protest Occured
- Did not involve Speech Codes
Vincent Price is the president of Duke University. Price was scheduled to deliver an address to Duke alumni during its alumni weekend in April, 2018. As he was about to address the assembled crowd in Page Auditorium, student protestors commandeered the stage, yelling “Vincent Price get off the stage.” For about 15 minutes, students listed their demands through a bullhorn as administrators stood by and conferred about how to handle the situation. Many in the crowd began shouting.
The protestors’ demands included guaranteeing need-blind admissions for international students, loan-free financial aid, opening Board of Trustees meetings to the public and banning medically unnecessary surgery for intersex newborns at Duke Hospital. The students eventually left to further address their demands in front of the Chapel. Price was ultimately able to deliver his address.