Students, faculty protest award given to former President George W. Bush
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DENVER - Students and faculty at the University of Denver, and others are protesting the school's decision to give a global service award to former President George W. Bush.
About 100 people demonstrated outside a fundraising dinner at a downtown hotel Monday. Bush is being honored for his service as president and his efforts to fight HIV, cervical cancer and malaria in Africa.
Opponents fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners, and say he shouldn't be given an award.
University spokeswoman Kim DeVigil says the university is honored by Bush's visit and should be a place where civil discourse involving all different views can take place.
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