Tag: American Colleges

Students required to attend Trump-inspired ‘solidarity rally’

Gettysburg College students were required to attend a “student solidarity rally” where they would “critically reflect on the new administration.”

Professors were also encouraged to “bring their students with them” to the event, and students who were required to attend complained that it was not relevant to their studies and “painted a dark picture of the Trump administration.”

Source: Students required to attend Trump-inspired ‘solidarity rally’

Whites-only group explores its ‘racist superiority’ at MIT

MIT employees have created a “White Person’s Accountability Group” to help white people combat their privilege and “internalized racist superiority.”

Membership in the group is intentionally kept small, but the organizers encourage others to form their own “white caucus” groups and provide summary reports of each meeting to “people of color” on campus.

Source: Whites-only group explores its ‘racist superiority’ at MIT

Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’

A new study contends that moral outrage towards injustice is actually a way of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings.

The authors note that such moral outrage is particularly common on college campuses, where it plays a role in fueling student activism by arousing “interest and motivation.”

They also warn, however, that while moral outrage can be expressed in positive ways through peaceful protest, it can also “push people toward actions like vandalism or violence.”

Source: Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’

The Trigger Warning Controversy

By Chris Lyford – According to some critics, an overly protective approach to presenting college course materials deemed too triggering—in books, lessons, and lectures—could soon be coming to a university near you. Are they a boon to student mental health, or just promoting a culture of avoidance?

Source: The Trigger Warning Controversy

The University as a Total Institution | Quillette

Interesting piece about colleges today, and how they are creating more of a hostile environment than the one they propose there is, and the indoctrination into social justice that take place.

via The University as a Total Institution | Quillette

BLM flag on display for two weeks at Northwestern

The Black Lives Matter flag will fly for two weeks at Northwestern University as part of a student-led dialogue on the BLM movement.

Source: BLM flag on display for two weeks at Northwestern

FIU student body prez circulates anti-Trump ‘holiday message’

FIU’s Student Government president sent a campus-wide email to air grievances about Donald Trump’s immigration plans under the guise of a holiday greeting.

Source: FIU student body prez circulates anti-Trump ‘holiday message’

SIU student gov’s demand sanctuary for families of illegals

SIU student leaders are demanding sanctuary not only for illegal immigrant students, but “their families, and related community members” as well.

Source: SIU student gov’s demand sanctuary for families of illegals

AEI Panel: Marxists outnumber conservatives in social sciences

Panelists for the American Enterprise Institute agree that American universities are driving away much-needed conservative intellectuals because of their liberal policies.

Source: AEI Panel: Marxists outnumber conservatives in social sciences

Prof. warns against cultural appropriation in shopping

A Simon Fraser University professor suggests asking permission to use cultural ideas.

Source: Prof. warns against cultural appropriation in shopping