Former Provost: There are lessons to learn from the meltdown at Evergreen College

Michael Zimmerman, former provost and vice president for student affairs at Evergreen State College, wrote a lengthy piece for HuffPost Sunday describing how the school developed into a place where students felt comfortable calling professors racist and demanding they resign. Zimmerman argues there are important lessons from the Evergreen meltdown which other college administrators can learn from lest their schools wind up where Evergreen has.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Other college administrators don’t give a shit as long as the money keeps rolling in.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Unfortunately true. There seems to be a chronic lack of moral and ethical fibre in the contemporary academic class. Sad.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Give a white man a pile of bricks..he will create a city….give a black man a city…he will create a pile of bricks…….

  • simus1

    You get the impression there may be a few more maoists hires at Evergreen than are really called for ?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Is there really a downside if a third of so called colleges descend into anarchy?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Nope. Indeed, I think the country would benefit overall if “soft degrees” in the Humanities and Social Sciences were reduced by 75% or more. We could benefit from shutting down at least half of community colleges, universities etc, and redirect the funding to certification-bestowing trade schools. We actually need more HVAC professionals, electricians, plumbers, construction workers etc. We could use a lot less (as in 90% less) Bachelor and Masters degrees in non-STEM disciplines and studies.