College's Many King Tributes Rise above Sophomoric Name Nonsense
Byline: Burt Constable
Most of North Central College's myriad tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. take place in the White Activities Center.
In a juvenile, sophomoric and maybe even a tad disrespectful display, I laughed when a copy editor alerted me to the irony of our greatest black leader being feted in a building known as the White Activities Center.
"Jay Leno would agree with you," admits Carrie Fleszewski, associate director of public information for the Naperville college. The late-night host of the "Tonight Show" recently used the college's center as a punch line.
"African-Americans get no respect," Leno quipped while holding up a schedule …
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Publication information: Article title: College's Many King Tributes Rise above Sophomoric Name Nonsense. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: January 18, 2003. Page number: 11. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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