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Since last March, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ minister and community activist the Rev. Graylan S. Hagler has ministered to Catholic University janitors interested in unionizing. The university has hardly been preaching the same gospel (“Union Blues,” 5/5). Last month, after leaving a campus teach-in, Hagler was stopped by university police. “Give us the proper spelling of your name,” Hagler recalls the officers asking him. Hagler refused. He was then told that he was on private property and no longer welcome at Catholic. “He was informed that if he wishes to come on campus, he has to have our permission,” explains university spokesperson Victor Nakas. That should happen soon enough: At the invitation of two professors, Hagler says he will speak on campus Oct. 17. Elissa Silverman
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