Susannah Bartlow Knew About, Supported Assata Shakur
Until now, we have entertained the idea that this was merely an act of gross negligence on the part of Bartlow and the staff at the GSRC. Did they not know who Shakur is? Was it just “failure to Google?”
But an assiduous web surfer brings us this information: Bartlow signed a petition at change.org demanding that Barack Obama remove Shakur from the “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.
So Bartlow knew perfectly well who Shakur is. And she chose to present Shakur as a sage and a role model for Marquette students.