“the school will be flushing out the plans over the summer”
This is an update to a story we featured recently. The school is beginning to see why the optics on this are so bad.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports:
Social justice advocate position at University of Arizona questioned
Buffeted by claims it was creating “speech police,” the University of Arizona is backing down from its plan to create “social justice advocates” on campus — at least for the time being.
Spokeswoman Pam Scott said Monday that applications are no longer being accepted while the university reevaluates both the job title and the responsibilities. Those duties, according to the online ad for the positions, had included reporting bias incidents or claims to university residence life staff.
But Scott said the U of A still believes the idea — perhaps reimagined and retitled — still has merit. And she said the school will be flushing out the plans over the summer in time for the fall semester.
The blow-up involves the university seeking some $10-an-hour students who would be responsible to focus on “the mosaic of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity,” including creating and maintaining bulletin boards in residence halls.
But the bigger concern was that the successful applicants would be reporting bias, a description that led to comments that students were going to be spying on each other.
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