College Big Shot: Go Easy on Goons

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Evergreen State College, in Washington–the state legislature is trying to de-fund it, but no luck so far–home of a “diversity day” that bars white persons from the campus, is in the news again.

The interim provost there has asked the school’s professors to go easy on the thugs and goons who “have diverted time and energy from their academic work… to promote institutional change and social justice” (http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9398)–by vandalizing property, threatening and assaulting anyone who won’t agree with them, shutting down classes, and turning the campus into a combat zone.

Oh, heck, yeah, they should be rewarded for that! Good grades for all! Everybody who threw a brick through a window, or at someone else’s head–a nice big A for you!

Why don’t they just offer a degree in hooliganism?

America has ten times as many colleges and universities as any civilized country needs, ten times as many students, and probably twenty times as many professors, instructors, diversity experts, and full-time ninnies on stilts as the whole blamed planet needs.

Cut it down.

Just cut it down.

 

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

17 responses to “College Big Shot: Go Easy on Goons

  • Phoebe

    They, and many others, already do have a “degree in hooliganism.” Only the call it “social justice” instead.

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  • UnKnowable

    It seems to me that they’ve lost track of their purpose. They are supposed to be teaching, not promoting social causes. Giving students a break on academic requirements to whom have “have diverted time and energy from their academic work”, is not fulfilling their role as educators.

    In the long run, they will pull the plug on themselves. When employers hire people who only have a degree because their professors have gone easy on them while they “diverted time and energy from their academic work” and find that these people aren’t able to perform in the workplace, the market value of those degrees will decline commensurately. I think it’s already happening. A relative that works for their state’s employment service has told me that people are starting to leave their degrees off of their resume.

    I’ll be looking forward to hearing from Joe C. later today. He must be purty smmart, cuz I “feeel” alot smarter Avery tiem I read one Of “his” posts.

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  • marlene

    I wonder just how hard the legislature is “trying.” I wonder what the governor’s doing.

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    • UnKnowable

      In this case “trying” sounds like the first step in excusing a failure.

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    • leeduigon

      Washington is a Democrat state, and I’m afraid there’s no way the bill to de-fund Evergreen will ever be enacted. Democrats, after all, sponsor the chaos in the colleges. It’s their kind of thing.

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      • marlene

        OK. Thanks for the info. I don’t know enough about to ask anymore questions – yet.

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        • leeduigon

          Of course, we can all see that nobody at Evergreen seems to be taking that bill seriously. They aren’t afraid of being shut down.

          But maybe they should be. Yesterday Walter Williams called for de-funding the colleges. He’s about six months behind me doing it, but at least it’s a start.

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          • UnKnowable

            Such a movement could snowball. I suspect that there are a lot of people these days whom are tiring of seeing their tax dollars poured into a black hole.

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          • leeduigon

            I should’ve linked to Williams’ column. He brought up the role played by the universities’ boards of trustees in this mess–or, rather, the role they should be playing, but aren’t. I’ll go back and see if I can find it for you.

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          • marlene

            Everybody’s “behind” you, Mr. Duigon. I read all your articles on newswithviews and they are most satisfying as they always hit the nail on the head. I suspect the Board of Trustees have their own globalist viewpoints. BTW: Dr William Williams was my microeconomics professeur in college. He once said to us, “If everyone’s going in one direction, take the other route.”

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          • leeduigon

            Wow! I envy you the experience of being taught by him.

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          • marlene

            He taught Grad School at Temple University in the late 70’s. He once told the class for $1,000 he’d give us an “A” for the course. I don’t know what expression I had on my face, but he pointed at me and laughed. Then a student, who took him seriously, asked if he would get in trouble for selling grades, He answered: “Two things – one, so would you and I’m already where I want to be; and two, this is a life lesson you won’t get anywhere else.” Of course, he was kidding about the $1,000…

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    • leeduigon

      At least we ought to salute the legislator who introduced the bill.

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      • marlene

        OK. (but being suspicious of everything political these days, I wonder how hard he tried to garner votes and was it just for show, like so many GOP senators put on when they know their bill doesn’t stand a chance).

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