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Northeastern U. Threatens Students Who Responded ‘Yes’ to Poll Asking if They Would Attend Parties

Northeastern U. Threatens Students Who Responded ‘Yes’ to Poll Asking if They Would Attend Parties

“committing any action that presents a clear and present danger to self or others’ is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct”

You have to wonder how the school would have reacted if the question was about protests instead of parties.

The College Fix reports:

Northeastern U. threatens students who said ‘yes’ to poll asking if they would attend parties

Officials at Northeastern University informed freshmen who responded “yes” to a poll asking if they would attend parties that they will face consequences for “fail[ing] to follow social distancing restrictions.”

According to The Huntington News, 115 students and their parents received an emailed warning due to the students’ answers on the Northeastern Class of 2024 Instagram page poll.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook wrote “It has been brought to our attention that on a social media platform you have indicated an intent to gather in large groups and engage in parties […] This is unacceptable, will not be tolerated, and presents a danger to your health and the health of our community.”

The Wall Street Journal reports the pollster, when asked by Northeastern officials, gave up the names of all who answered in the affirmative. The pollster refused to speak to The HN, indicating he/she did not “want this to drag on longer.”

Estabrook’s email states the students in question are required to respond to her, “specifically recognizing that ‘Inciting, participating in, or encouraging any disturbance for purposes of committing any action that presents a clear and present danger to self or others’ is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.”

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So, saying you’d go to a party (not even going to one, just saying you will) is a clear and present danger?

If this isn’t an example of a hysterical over-reaction, then there is no such thing.

Another so-called “university” that needs to be razed. Rebuilding optional.

That’s not Stasi-like or creepy or anything /sarc

First of all, what does the “Code of Conduct“ have to say about supposedly ‘anonymous’ polls not being very anonymous. Remember that, Students!

Second, in the letter sent to students/parents, the Studentfuehrer accuses the recipient of having ‘displayed a disregard for health and safety measures’ … by answering a question on a supposedly anonymous poll. I hope the university if prepared to justify these allegations with something beyond “because we said so.”

Third, the Studentfuehrer demands the student demonstrate that they have ‘got their minds right’ and certify in writing their willingness to subjugate themselves to the directives of the university or have their offer of admission revoked.

But I bet they’re just okey-dokey with Burn, Loot, and Murder, Inc., and Antifa though.

“Demonstrated an intent”? Is pre-crime a thing now?

The Friendly Grizzly | August 24, 2020 at 5:54 am

I learned long ago that “anonymous” surveys and polls are not. Decades ago I worked for a division of that three-letter company known for offering a payroll service. “This survey about the facility is anonymous!”

No. It was not.

More than a few of us were called into meetings to “discuss” our survey answers. I suspect there was some sort of coding on the pages not readily visible. Some sort of 1980s equivalent of those unique dot patterns computer printers put on on print jobs in order to “assist” “law enforcement” in their “inquiries”.

In short, anonymous surveys and polls aren’t.

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control

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