DENVER (AP) — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university’s international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush.
Bush is scheduled to be recognized Monday at a fundraising dinner in Denver, both for his service as president and his efforts to fight HIV, cervical cancer and malaria in Africa.READ MORE: 'Going To Take Some Time': Community Gathers To Remember Victims, Heal Together After Olde Town Arvada Shooting
The Josef Korbel School’s decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners.READ MORE: Water Quality Control Commission Votes Down Proposal To Allow More Pollution In Colorado Waterways
University spokeswoman Kim DeVigil says the university is honored that a two-term former president is visiting. She says a university should be a place where civil discourse involving all different views can take place.
More than 1,100 people are expected to attend the private, sold-out event.MORE NEWS: Colorado Woman Cassondra Stratton Missing After Miami Condo Collapse
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