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November 29, 2021

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Darleen

OT, but it is about flippin' time.

Jim Whyte

Darleen - many thanks, I saw the link at Instapundit but can't vault the WSJ paywall. Agreed, damn near time.

Daniel Ream

I've mentioned in other fora that I don't think the western university system can be saved. Most of the worst offenders are running not off of alumni donations but interest on their endowments, which can't be affected short of massive lawsuit judgments *cough*Oberlin*cough*. The state university system essentially guarantees that universities will always be beholden to the politics of the day because that's where the funding comes from.

There are a couple of current attempts to start new private universities focused on a traditional liberal arts education, but Conquest's Second Law will not be denied.

Ben

racially neurotic lefties.

F*cking hell. 🤡

David

F*cking hell. 🤡

Well, yes. Quite. You see, you can’t just listen and make up your own mind. You must approach with deference and promptly atone. For being white. Because rap music can only be appreciated via prostration, neuroticism, and racial agonising.

Wokeness, needless to say, is very bad for realism, and for one’s mental health.

Steve E

There are a couple of current attempts to start new private universities focused on a traditional liberal arts education,

Like this one? Though it's odd they would pick decidedly left-leaning Austin for its location.

David

[ Fixes Steve’s HTML, resumes slurping of coffee. ]

Steve E

Oops screwed up the html. Preview is your friend. Preview is your friend.

There are a couple of current attempts to start new private universities focused on a traditional liberal arts education,

Like this one. Though its odd they picked decidedly left-leaning Austin for its location.

Steve E

[ Fixes Steve’s HTML, resumes slurping of coffee. ]

Fastest HTML in the west! A cup of java after Java?

David

Fastest HTML in the west!

I just can’t abide mangled HTML. I hope you heathens appreciate all this behind-the-scenes labouring I do.

Utterly unrelated.

What?

WTP

From Darleen's wsj article:

To allay Mr. Neuss’s concerns, the development office introduced him to some politically moderate professors, he said. The attempt backfired. The professors, he said, told him they felt humiliated by the diversity training they were required to attend and perpetually afraid they would say something factual—but impolitic. “If you say the wrong words, you could lose your position or be shunned,” said Mr. Neuss.
I have zero sympathy for these people. Then quit and get a real job. Ooh, how they love to dress up in grownup clothes, well figuratively anyway, and have their every utterances taken seriously. Don't you dare touch my tenure! Yes, I can even come to work, open a bottle of beer and drink it through my lectures! Tenure is my right and a fundamental element of education! How dare you criticize me for anything that I choose to do in my intellectual pursuits! I am brave! I will stand up to you and your silly middle-class values and beliefs! You must listen to me for your own good!

Get lost you worthless leeches. The greatest threats of institutionalized anti-intellectualism are our college campuses.

WTP

The confidence she expresses here is almost as funny as the exposure of the coverup.
https://mobile.twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1465486435050561540

pst314

FWIW, the Sunlight Foundation and ProPublica have a fairly longstanding initiative to auto-archive politicians' tweets and automatically generate reports of deletions.

They should do that with journalists' tweets, too. Not to mention people in academia.

Tony

You provided a link to her song (?) “For My Tittas.”
I obediently clicked on your link, and was subjected to the full breadth and force of Barkaa’s artistry.

You owe me 15 IQ points.

pst314

You owe me 15 IQ points.

Credit note only.

Bob

Aborigines get very uppity when somebody does a 'dot painting' (as if they were the first to use dots in art, but, moving on...) yet they can't spell the English word "black". They indulge in this twee, arch practice of spelling it "blak", perhaps as a badge of honour that they failed English at school. Apparently no-one's allowed to misuse their culture, but they make a pig's breakfast of everybody else's culture. The moral of the story is, they are best ignored. And btw if you want to make an angry activist's head explode, just correct their spelling on "Blak". It works every time.

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