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Idiots in Charge Week at College Insurrection

Idiots in Charge Week at College Insurrection

Have you gotten a sense that idiots have taken over higher education?

Steve Hayes seems to know what I’m talking about…

Religious Studies update…

Higher Ed Bubble update…

Porn Studies update…

Don’t worry. You have a right to not be offended.

Finally, some good news…

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As much as the people at my alma mater, Rutgers, tend to be pinkos, commies and idiots, they did not cave. Rice caved. She should have seized the opportunity (akin to the Professor at Vassar) to educate some people, have the “conversation” that is so often talked about. It would likely have turned out that the people wanting to hear her speak easily outnumbered the idiots.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Tank. | May 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

    The students at your alma mater are pussies. They should have stood up for Rice and publicly demanded her presence, demonstrating in numbers for her. Instead, they brought a knife to a gun fight, and wrote politle little letters to a cowardly administrator, not putting themselves on the line so the thug crowd wouldn’t snap at them. Rutgers is a waste of time. The majority of the students don’t have the guts to fight openly for what they want.

    Condie Rice was right to walk away from them. Why should she put herself on the line for them when they don’t have the balls to take the thugs to the wall for her?

      Juba Dooba

      The students are students. Rice is a former Secretary of State and Dean. I expect more from her than from some 22 year old snotty nosed kid. If she is as capable as everyone says she is (including me), she could handle it, and do some good, instead of hide. You don’t see the Professor here hiding when he is “not welcome.”

        Juba Doobai! in reply to Tank. | May 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm

        Tank, A 22-year old is not a kid. Those students knew the SJP crowd were kicking up, when they got the notice from some professor they ran and hid instead of raising hell and putting that professor on the back foot. They did not want to fight for their right to hear Condie, and she was not going to foist herself on them. In this life, take what you want and pay for it. Those mickey mouse Rutgers’ students need to kearn that.

Juba Doobai! | May 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

The best thing to say about many of today’s college students is that line in Henry V, from Exeter to the Dauphin: “Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,/And any thing that may not misbecome/The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.”

LukeHandCool | May 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Re: Triggers

The whole trigger concept has been around for years.

Roy Rogers rode it to fame and fortune.

The last class I had to take to graduate was a public speaking class.

I took and dropped the class twice, each time before my first speech. Talk about agony, anxiety, and panic attacks.

I was complaining to a friend that I would never be able to graduate because of this … and he introduced me to Xanax.

The third and final time, I got through. The only problem then was struggling to stay awake during my speeches and, when the professor told us one of our speeches was to be about a great woman, she vetoed my pick of Margaret Thatcher as “too controversial.”

I guess I was pulling triggers way back then.

A couple years ago our daughter was telling me about some advanced math class she was taking … really crazy-difficult abstract class. She was one of the few girls in the class and lamented she had to work harder because the boys had an inherent advantage with their male brains.

It caused her a lot of stress. Still, she’d have laughed at the thought of a trigger warning for the class.

And, I don’t remember if it was the midterm or the final, but on one of them she got the highest score in the class.

So, sometimes triggers and stress push you to accomplishment.

LukeHandCool (who, always the peacebroker, thinks maybe a compromise might be had by just renaming “prerequisites” as “triggers.” Can I get an Amen?)

They’re not idiots. They’re evil.

I though Notre Dame was a Catholic institution. So-called “traditional” marriage was one of the primary directives given by God. For others, it derives from the natural order.

Subversion from within is the most insidious betrayal.

The thing that galls me about the UCSB prof, is that he is teaching his students that death threats are acceptable and expected in debate.

I saw that sort of thing often enough when I was still living in LA. In the end, it is why I finally left Los Angeles.

When you reach that point when you suspect if someone walked in the door and killed you, that your coworkers would cheer, not because of any personal animosity towards you, but rather, because you were an evil Republican, and deserved no better, there is not much point to staying.