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Wesleyan U. President Laments Trump’s ‘Degradation Of Our Culture’

Wesleyan U. President Laments Trump’s ‘Degradation Of Our Culture’

“pollutants of cynicism and craven disregard for principle in our national atmosphere”

https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/

People in academia need to take stock of the current ‘culture’ on college campuses where many people aren’t even allowed to speak without being mobbed. I’m pretty sure Trump had nothing to do with that.

The Daily Caller reported:

University President Laments Trump’s ‘Degradation Of Our Culture’

A university president lamented the “degradation of our culture” caused by President Donald Trump, in a Tuesday column.

Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth made this remark and others critical of Trump in a column for The Washington Post.

“The climate on campus [during graduation] is always festive, but this year, we can’t help but be affected by the pollutants of cynicism and craven disregard for principle in our national atmosphere,” Roth noted. He has served as a university president for nearly two decades, first at California College of the Arts and now at Wesleyan in Connecticut. “The Trump White House has set the tone, and far too many politicians and pundits are dancing to the tune. Graduating students will be entering a world in which invective, insult and manipulation threaten to become the norm.”

Wesleyan University’s head emphasized intellectual inquiry and diversity of thought in his column, but went on to characterize life in the United States as life “under an anti-education regime.”

“President Trump’s disregard for facts didn’t prevent him from being elected, of course, but that doesn’t mean as educators we should give him a pass when he lies, when he incites hatred, or when he engages in reckless behavior that undermines the very notion of learning from one’s mistakes,” Roth explained, going on to note that many individuals who supported Trump in the election have shown disgust at his “dangerous rhetoric” and his policies.

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Roth explained, going on to note that many individuals who supported Trump in the election have shown disgust at his “dangerous rhetoric” and his policies.

Well, isn’t he an optimist.

But it will have to be far more than “many” if the Left hopes to elect more filthy-shit D’rats this year.

healthguyfsu | May 31, 2018 at 10:48 am

Trump is not responsible for the climate on your campus, you are, lame duck politician.

I bet his diversity doesn’t include actually knowing anyone who voted for Trump, just like no socialist has ever done an honest day’s work.

As a former academic, I would argue that colleges are more about disseminating propaganda than actual inquisitive learning these days.

Believe it or not, but many of these issues were addressed by a Doonesbury commencement speech Sunday spread at Walden years ago, about the time when the Millenials were making their presence known.

And Matt Groening (rhymes with complaining) also addressed it in I believe the original Life in Hell book, where Bongo points out unpleasant truths to education and is summarily gagged and tied to a chair.

PostLiberal | June 1, 2018 at 12:04 am

“A university president lamented the ‘degradation of our culture’ caused by President Donald Trump.”

Definition of “degradation”: the university command cycle has degraded to the point where the peasants in the outside world are not universally doing what their university betters tell them to do.
Like they say, the peasants ARE revolting.

PostLiberal | June 1, 2018 at 12:06 am

“President Trump’s disregard for facts didn’t prevent him from being elected, of course, but that doesn’t mean as educators we should give him a pass when he lies…

The universities gave Obama a pass when he informed us “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

1. If Roth wants to find an “anti-education regime,” he need only look around on his own campus.

2. Here are the bios for Roth and his wife. If these guys don’t check all the blue boxes, no one does.

http://www.nescac.com/news/2006-07/WES_Roth_Pres_032707

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