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Evergreen State College Continues Descent Into Madness

Evergreen State College Continues Descent Into Madness

“reasonable debate has made itself absent at Evergreen”

The student takeover at Evergreen State College has gotten so out of control that lawmakers in Washington State are now talking about defunding the school.

The New York Times has finally taken notice of the story as well. Bari Weiss writes:

When the Left Turns on Its Own

Bret Weinstein is a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., who supported Bernie Sanders, admiringly retweets Glenn Greenwald and was an outspoken supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Mr. Weinstein, who identifies himself as “deeply progressive,” is just the kind of teacher that students at one of the most left-wing colleges in the country would admire. Instead, he has become a victim of an increasingly widespread campaign by leftist students against anyone who dares challenge ideological orthodoxy on campus.

This professor’s crime? He had the gall to challenge a day of racial segregation…

Reasonable people can debate whether or not social experiments like a Day of Absence are enlightening. Perhaps there’s a case to be made that a white-free day could be a useful way to highlight the lack of racial diversity, particularly at a proudly progressive school like Evergreen. Yet reasonable debate has made itself absent at Evergreen.

Additionally, Campus Reform has published a video of student protesters holding Evergreen staff and administrators hostage while they were making demands.

Here’s some background from Anthony Gockowski:

VIDEO: Evergreen protesters hold admins hostage over demands

Video from inside Evergreen State College continues to leak, showing that protesters had at one point held administrators hostage until they agreed to comply with their demands.

The incident took place during the second day of demonstrations demanding the resignation of Professor Bret Weinstein, who angered many students when he challenged the school’s decision to ask white people to leave campus for a day of diversity programming in an all-staff email.

Having already accosted Weinstein with such vitriol that campus police suggested he leave campus because officers could not guarantee his safety, the students set their sights on the administration, confining school officials in an office until they capitulated to an ultimatum demanding various diversity-related initiatives.

“The priority is that they stay in that room. If they aren’t in that room, then we did something wrong, so you all need to watch that door, watch all the doors, the windows, you need to keep eyes on them,” one protester commands, referencing all of the potential exit points that administrators could use to make an escape. “Somebody needs to go in that room real quick to make sure there’s no way for them to leave.”

The video pans to a closed conference room leading to College President George Bridges’ office, which is surrounded on the outside by dozens of student protesters who made it their stated mission to establish a “physical presence” outside the office to ensure that Bridges and his staff “aren’t leaving.”

Shortly thereafter, one demonstrator emerges from Bridges’ office and triumphantly informs her companions that Bridges “talked to the chief of police and he said police will not show up.”

Here’s the video:

Finally, John Sexton of Hot Air reported yesterday that the campus was shut down due to a threat:

Evergreen State College closes for the day after ‘violent threat’

The campus of Evergreen State College has been closed after a threat was made to campus safety. From the Seattle Times:

Evergreen State College has closed for the day because of a “direct threat to campus safety.”

Everyone is asked to leave the Olympia campus or return to residence halls for instructions, the college announced shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday.

The Olympian has a bit more detail on what prompted the closure:

College spokesman Zach Powers told The Olympian that the closure was “out of an abundance of caution… due to a violent threat against the college received by local law enforcement.”

Powers said the threat was called in late Thursday morning to the the business line for Thurston 911 Communications, which dispatches emergency calls in Thurston County. Officials at that agency informed Evergreen Police Services about the threat, and they passed it on to college president George Bridges.

Eric Weinstein, the brother of Professor Bret Wenstein who was at the center of the triggering event, tweeted this:

He also said this:

When do the adults show up and take control away from the children?

This school is becoming a laughingstock, their donors and supporters should be outraged.


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Close the check book with a loud slamming noise.It has the same chilling effect as the slide on a pump shotgun

Academic Venezuela

The value of an Evergreen State College degree in the job market is approaching zero.

What does it take to revoke a Colleges accreditation?

    puhiawa in reply to RodFC. | June 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Teach American exceptionalism, patriotism or normality. Grade on a curve. That kill it to the accreditation board in an instant.

I do love it when lefties eat their own, but I fed up with tax dollars being pussed away for glorified day care centers.

“…so out of control that lawmakers in Washington State are now talking about defunding the school.”

Dream on. That’s what it will take to quash these marxist anarchist cry babies on all these diversiversity indoctrination camps formerly known as ‘university’, but the gutless wonders in most any legislature will never do it. Because ‘anti-education.’

In “Lord of the Flies”, it took the British Navy landing ashore to end the madness. What will it take to discipline these angry feral children in “Lord of the Snowflakes”?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Expelling every single one of the students doing the takeover. Give them 4 hours to gather their things and clear out. After that, force removal.

    Thrn, close ever one of the grievance studies departments, toss out any and all instructors who only teach nonsense courses.

    Close the school for the remainder of the term’ no summer sessions. This will allow things to cool down.

    Reopen in the fall, offering only “real” majors, and “real” classes..

    /How am I doing?

iconotastic | June 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

I have sent letters to my legislators requesting that the State defund this institution. I see no reason why my taxes should fund an institution that not only permits but enables blatant racism. Letter to the governor to follow.

As a non-lawyer type I would think that by allowing these acts of racism and even ordering the campus police to withhold protection must break civil rights law. Wasn’t this the sort of activity that led to the laws written in the 60’s??

Ii think it would have been very interesting to take pictures of the students as they were physically blocking the exits, and send them to their parents.

Do you know what your child is doing??

The most disgusting part is the lack of balls on any adult that stayed hidden in that room. You want to hold me against my rights, first there will be blood, second I’m making sure the police bring each and everyone of them up on kidnapping charges. Enjoy your time in the federal lock up while you can be involved in gender studies from the wrong side of the bed.

    gmac124 in reply to scaulen. | June 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I understand your point but I am more disgusted that the administration had no clue how to take control of the situation. As long as these protests keep working they will become more bold until a Kent State happens again. The sorry part is taking control would have been relatively easy. Just tell the mob that they have 10 minutes to present a coherent argument. After that you will take 10 minutes to consider the request/s and give them you answer. At this point they will be required to leave the building and if they refuse the police will come over and arrest everyone still there for kidnapping. Gives the students a chance to be heard while also informing them that these tactics will lead to severe penalties if tried again.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to scaulen. | June 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Only if the police will act. And, in this time of “stand down” orders, the likelihood of that is virtually nil. They obey orders.

Up here we don”t call it Evergreen, we call it “Mostly Black”

Remember this is the engineering department that taught Rachel Corrie that a bullhorn and a soft body would stop a bulldozer in its tracks.

This horrified me. What ARE those administrators thinking, to give those children control over everything, to not even call the police? What are they afraid of? To be called racist? It’s amword that has lost its meaning, due to decades of Jesse and Al lying. Pull,the funding, pull,The accreditation, refund the tuition of the non-participating students, cancel all classes, and cancel graduation.

I thought holding hostages, just holding anyone against their will was criminal??? Am I missing something? Why aren’t those people students facing charges?

    ConradCA in reply to amwick. | June 3, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I would think that the police and FBI would be obligated to make arrests if someone reported this kidnapping. Someone should report it to the police.

Once you start judging people by the “color of their skin”, it’s [class] diversity all the way down. Character (e.g. principles) matters.

Most of the kids in so-called colleges today have no business being there.

Colleges serve three purposes today:
1) indoctrination
2) making educators rich
3) enslaving kids with debt

You can in the pool, but at some point it will become polluted.