What a year it was…
2017 was a wild year for news and politics in higher education. Let’s all take a look back and have some fun. I already did a top 10 list about Trump Derangement Syndrome on campus, so this list will exclude that topic.
Here are the top 10 craziest stories from colleges and universities across the country that I covered in 2017 in chronological order.
Back in January, a student at Dartmouth got a surprise visit from lots of men on motorcycles after word slipped that he was planning to burn a flag. The event was ultimately cancelled.
Who can forget this one? Technically, this was covered by my colleague Leslie Eastman but I had to include it on the list for obvious reasons. Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was set to give a talk at Berkeley about free speech and all hell broke loose. The campus police stood by and let far left goons cause thousands of dollars in damage.
This was another crazy free speech story. In March, Charles Murray was mobbed by crazed leftist students at Middlebury College who ended up sending a professor to the emergency room. Here’s a clip:
This actually happened in the UK. It’s from the – you couldn’t make this up department. Students complained about restraints on free speech and ended up getting no free speech at all.
We covered pretty much all of the crazy events at Evergreen State College but this was the story that kicked it all off. Professor Bret Weinstein, himself a progressive, became a target of the left wing mob.
I take credit for calling this one a hoax when it happened. The racist notes were placed on campus by the same people who later issued a list of demands, including mandatory courses in social justice.
This guy ended up being one of Tucker Carlson’s most humorous guests of the year. A pro-Antifa professor who taught at a college for criminal justice. Again, you couldn’t make it up. I’m including the video below:
This just goes to show how out of hand things have gotten on some campuses. NYU students were meeting in secret to discuss books without the threat of politically correct thought police.
In this case, a student mob interrupted a speech by the school president who was about to announce a massive financial gift to the school. They later whined about being reprimanded as if they were the victims.
This was, as far as I can recall, the first and only time that having to take an exam was deemed racist. The professor and even many of the students weren’t buying it.
UC Berkeley is a mess.
— The Columbia Bugle ???????? (@ColumbiaBugle) October 6, 2017
So there you go. Who knows what craziness 2018 holds in store?DONATE
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