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Magazine editor resigns over Dickman’s controversial poem, as U. community weighs in

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.


Professor Tom Roche
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Professor Thomas Roche Jr., Renaissance scholar and ‘generous teacher,’ dies at 89

“[Roche] was the consummate host, the consummate professor, the consummate Spencerian, the consummate mentor, an extraordinary friend. And one of the most caring, wicked, hilarious, big hearted people I know,” reflected John Smelcer ’98, a founding member of Princeton Shakespeare Company (PSC), in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 


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