Vincent Price, Duke University

From April 2018 to April 2018
Duke University (Private college or university)
Durham, NC, United States

Identity of Speakers

  • Vincent Price
    Invited for non-academic lecture

    Vincent Price is the president of Duke University.


Additional Information

  • Incident Nature:
    University-sponsored lecture/address/panel
  • Incident Political Orientation:
  • Incident Responses:
    Rally or Protests
  • Incident Status:
    No litigation
  • 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.