Category Archives: Batshit crazy Universities

Phyllis Chesler Disinvited from Academic Conference on Middle East Honor Killings

Scholar Phyllis Chesler was disinvited from a speaking event on honor killings at the University of Arkansas due to articles she has published on Breitbart News.

College Speaker Whines About Prison But Fails To Mention That She TORTURED AND KILLED A Man

Donna Hylton – sodomized man with steel pole before murdering him

Convicted felon Donna Hylton spoke on a civil rights panel at a fancypants college earlier this month but completely failed to mention that she — along with several others — kidnapped a man, forcibly sodomized him with a steel pole and then tortured him to death.

When a student at the event asked Hytlon about the heinous crime, a second panelist loudly berated the student for having “embarrassed” Hylton.

More Hysteria: Students Reported to Campus Thought Police for Glaring, Burnt Toast

Black Toast Can’t Be Racist!

Apparently just looking at someone the perceived “wrong way” or burning breakfast can get you reported on college campuses across the West today.

Yes, the latest bouts of snowflake-contrived hysteria occurred at University of Wisconsin Madison where a “white, female student” was reported to the school’s “bias incident” team for glaring at two female peers. The other incident involved… wait for it: a piece of burnt toast.

America’s Campus: The Necessity of Violence

If the campus hooligans want violence, will they be on its receiving end?

If you think that the mobbing of Charles Murray at Middlebury College in early March was the final stage of campus bullying, especially after denunciations came from conservatives and liberals alike, you missed the events at Claremont-McKenna College two weeks ago. People who came to hear Heather Mac Donald, who argues that the excessive scrutiny of policemen has led them to back off from their work and thus has increased crime levels, couldn’t enter the building. Protesters screamed at and pushed them, also threatening bystanders and journalists if they got too close. Heckling the speaker wasn’t enough. We saw full-on intimidation of anyone interested in the event.

Drexel Professor Who Called for ‘White Genocide’ Under Investigation As Donors and Students Flee

A radical professor who once wished for “White Genocide” for Christmas and wanted to “vomit” after seeing someone give up their first-class airline seat to a soldier, is currently under investigation by his embattled employer, Drexel University, citing negative coverage that led to fleeing students and donors.

Academic Intolerance Is Having Chilling Effects Even Beyond the Campus

Student thuggery against non-leftist viewpoints is in the news again. Agitators at Claremont McKenna College, Middlebury College, and the University of California’s Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses have used threats, brute force and sometimes criminal violence over the past two months in efforts to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos, Charles Murray, Ann Coulter and me from speaking. As commencement season approaches, expect “traumatized” students to try to disinvite any remotely conservative speaker, an effort already under way at Notre Dame with regard to Vice President Mike Pence.

This soft totalitarianism is routinely misdiagnosed as primarily a psychological disorder. Young “snowflakes,” the thinking goes, have been overprotected by helicopter parents, and now are unprepared for the trivial conflicts of ordinary life.

We should treat a history of campus SJW as the social equivalent of a criminal record.

From Alex Southwell (pseudonym of a prof at a top-ranking U) at Quillette,

In the fall of 2005, I began working as a full-time faculty member in the General Studies program at Hudson University. I was promoted to full Professor last year. Thus, the tale I tell does not represent sour grapes.

No, it represents something more like immunity from prosecution. The quest for “diversity” has landed standards in the septic tank because nothing is more diverse than quality under siege by ulterior motives. For example,

In a more recent election for writing curricular chair, my competitor accused me in his mission statement of writing books and publishing essays. He treated these as blemishes or sins that somehow disqualified me for the position. “I haven’t written any textbooks. I don’t like textbooks. I don’t have a Ph.D. or scores of academic, scholarly publications to my name,” he wrote. These comments were made as part of a diatribe that diminished the importance of academic credentials and accomplishments, representing the Ph.D. and scholarly publications as pedantic, fuddy-duddy detriments rather than qualifications. As things go in my program, he won the election.

Among the writing faculty, most of whom hold M.F.A. degrees, a disdain for scholarship, and in particular for Ph.Ds. in English, is palpable. This attitude is likely owing to the fact that many of the faculty with M.F.As. are frustrated with having to teach first-year writing and other lower-level writing courses, apparently believing that they are soon-to-be-discovered literary authors who deserve sinecures within elite M.F.A. programs. More.

Reality check: The prof is too kind. The M.F.As of who he writes sound like over-promoted mediocrities whose true source of frustration is tnis: They cannot yet force everyone to listen to their intellectual Garbage Day pickup 24/7, while real talent hides, in fear of anti-free speech laws.

Anyway, “Southwell” should be glad he can even talk about the problem without ending up in the hospital like some. Meanwhile, cowardly colleagues snicker and hide, adminicrats fuss, alumni pay genteel shakedown, and campus brownshirts boast.

And campuses become indistinguishable from prison yards. And to study the faces of so many SJWs, that’s a natural setting. And why fight it? As for the tax expense, we have to pay for prison yards too, right?

But for our own safety we must sideline the grads of U programs from any social power. We should treat involvement in campus SJW as the unofficial equivalent of a criminal record.

The intellectual life will eventually need to be re-established apart from the university.

See also: Why free speech infringes on “liberty” It is easy for the naturalist prof to dispense with liberty of the mind because she does not accept the existence of the mind.

and

The war on intellectual freedom: How political correctness morphed into a monster.

Young Americans for Freedom speaker announcement sparks petition to cancel Robert Spencer event

UB’s Young Americans for Freedom club (YAF) announced on Monday that it will host an event, “Exposing Radical Islam: The dangers of jihad in today’s world” on May 1 featuring guest speaker, Robert Spencer.

Spencer is a self-proclaimed expert on radical Islam and runs a blog called “Jihad Watch.” He is the author of 16 books including The New York Time’s bestsellers, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.

Just one day after the event was announced, students and faculty started a petition asking Student Association (SA) president Matt Rivera and other SA members to “rescind their explicit sponsorship” for the event by removing the SA logo from all flyers and advertisements and to abide by their anti-discrimination policy when approving club events.

If US campuses can’t protect free speech, they need new management

UC-Berkeley this week canceled an April 27 Ann Coulter speech, fearing riots. This lunacy will only grow until colleges start standing up decisively for free speech.

The school is trying to negotiate a new date, venue and ground rules with the group that invited her, but so far has failed.

Its worry is obvious: Masked, rock-throwing thugs prevented a February speech by Milo Yiannopoulos. And the area saw 20 arrests last weekend as extremists of left and right battled in the streets.

Mizzou, a five-star political correctness U, unaccountably faces empty dorms

From Tom Knighton at PJMedia:

Perhaps nothing better foretold what was ahead for American college campuses like the November 2015 protests at the University of Missouri. The prolonged protests featured professor Melissa Click calling for “some muscle” to evict a student journalist from a public space, giving us a pretty good glimpse of how the left is again embracing violence and intimidation over debate.

The fervent embrace of Correctness resulted in three dorms being shuttered due to a 23% decline in enrollment. Knighton adds,

As the parent of a high school student, I watched the events in Missouri and knew I wouldn’t support my child being anywhere near such an environment. Despite taking place around the same time as the shrieking Yale student, that seemed to be an isolated event, and not representative of the administration’s competence or the student body’s makeup. Missouri, however, boasted faculty assaulting a student on video and another lashing out against journalists, and a large portion of the student body whipping up race tensions. More.

Reality check: It’s sad when people who just happened to be there are affected. But the obvious solution is: Don’t be one of the people who just happen to be there! Take action against Correctness first.

Alternatively Mizzou could enthusiastically embrace its mission to train Orwell’s Outer Party and turn those empty dorms into recruitment and training centres. The next truly progressive US government will offer free tuition.

See also: Campus thought police: Even silence can be violence

The Anti-Free Speech Movement – UC Berkeley’s gravediggers of freedom.

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has stabbed free speech in the back once again.

Last week it effectively canceled a long planned speech by David Horowitz. Today it canceled a long planned speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27.

As they did with Horowitz, UC officials, citing safety concerns, first tried to bureaucratically shrink the Coulter speech out of existence by informing Young Americans for Freedom, sponsors of the event, that Coulter could speak only in the afternoon when students were in classes; that only students could attend; and, in a Kafkaesque twist, that the location of the speech would be distant from the center of campus and not be announced until just before it occurred.

College disinvites professor who won’t use gender-neutral pronouns because of ‘safe space’ joke

University of Toronto Psychology Prof. Jordan Peterson – a lightning rod in Canada for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns – was scheduled to speak at Linfield College in Oregon next week.

That is, until the nominally Baptist school pulled the rug out from under him.

Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech

Progressive college students seem to think violence is okay as long as it’s silencing ‘hate speech.’ Someone should tell them there’s no such thing.

For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech.

That should go without saying, since freedom of speech and free inquiry is supposed to be what college is all about. But the recent spate of violent student protests, from the University of California at Berkeley to Middlebury College in Vermont, have been met with a collective shrug from an alarming number of college students, professors, and administrators who seem to be under the impression that violence is okay so long as its purpose is to silence “hate speech.”

We Few, We Miserable Few

Black students at Pomona College and neighboring schools in Claremont, California, have published an open letter declaring their hostility to free speech—other people’s free speech, that is. The letter shows that the faculty of the Claremont colleges are failing in their most basic educational duties.

The manifesto, written by “We, few of the Black students here at Pomona College and the Claremont Colleges,” was triggered by a statement on academic freedom by outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby.  Oxtoby’s statement in turn responded to a student blockade that tried to shut down a talk on policing I was supposed to give at Claremont McKenna College on April 6. Leave aside for a moment the signatories’ unblemished ignorance regarding free speech and the role of unfettered discourse in creating their own liberties. Viewed purely formally, the letter is a major embarrassment to the faculty of Pomona and the Claremont colleges.