General Schwarzkopf http://wamc.org en Vassar College celebrates diversity http://wamc.org/post/vassar-college-celebrates-diversity <p>TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Hundreds of Vassar College students, intent on celebrating diversity, overwhelmed a brief protest by the hate-monger group Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, KS. A small group of church members came to the Mid-Hudson Valley Thursday with plans to protest at the West Point funeral of Gen. Normal Schwarzkopf as well as picket a Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.</p><p>They got nowhere near the Schwarzkopf funeral.</p><p>The college protest was aimed at damning the school for its inclusion of gay students.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Hank Gross 58863 at http://wamc.org Vassar College celebrates diversity General Schwarzkopf brought home to West Point http://wamc.org/post/general-schwarzkopf-brought-home-west-point <p>WEST POINT – The war hero known as “Stormin’ Norman” was remembered with tributes, humor and emotion during an hour-long memorial service at the United States Military Academy Thursday afternoon.</p><p>General Norman Schwarzkopf graduated from the academy as a member of the Class of 1956, and went on to legendary leadership during an illustrious military career.</p><p>The highlight was his role as commander of the coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, which ended 22 years ago, to the day, of the memorial service yesterday..&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:05:42 +0000 Hank Gross 58862 at http://wamc.org General Schwarzkopf brought home to West Point