Last month Samuel Abrams, a politics professor at Sarah Lawrence College, published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.” Abrams, who describes himself as conservative leaning, pointed to the titles of some recent events put on by his campus’s Office of Student Affairs: “Stay Healthy, Stay Woke,” “Understanding White Privilege,” and “Microaggressions.” He described these events as politically lopsided and noted that this kind of highly politicized socialization of college students is occurring throughout the country. A lot of campus critics have pointed to the left-wing political skew of faculty, he said, and have worried about indoctrination in the classroom. But indoctrination is much more likely at campus events outside the classroom, and the political skew of administrators in charge of student life is even greater than that of faculty. (He surveyed a representative sample of 900 “student-facing administrators” and found a ratio of 12 liberals for every conservative, compared to 6 to 1 for academic faculty.)
“Starting January 4, 2019, in an approach that is inclusive and neutral, UQAM will be the first French-language university in Quebec that will allow, under certain conditions, all students who apply to add a chosen first name to their student file,” Danielle Laberge, vice-rector in charge of academic life, told students and staff in a statement.
A religion and philosophy professor is suing his university employer in federal court because he believes he was wrongly penalized for dismissing a transgender student’s requests to use female gender words to refer to her.
Professor Samuel Abrams is a conservative-leaning tenured professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College. He is active in Heterodox Academy, a group of almost 2000 academics devoted to intellectual diversity on campus.
Prof. Abrams recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the lack of ideological diversity among administrators at his school and elsewhere. The column, titled Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators, brought together research Prof. Abrams had done on left-leaning bias among college professors and administrators, and how it stifles open debate.
On October 15th the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union (UTMSU) hosted a barbecue to rally against the minimum wage freeze, introduced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford. The lunch was advertised outside of the Student Center as free, but at a closer look, had a steep price.
A burger cost you a signature and a vote of support for the 15$/hour minimum wage, proposed by former Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne. The event forced hungry students to decide between lunch, and their political stance on the matter.
Ever noticed that most radicals claiming they’re “stickin it to the man” want free money?
The University of Winnipeg said that anti-Semitic statements were made at a faculty-sponsored event on Israel.
A team that included the Canadian university’s human rights and diversity officer reviewed comments made during a February 28 panel discussion, “My Jerusalem: Responding to the US Embassy Announcement,” and determined that it promoted anti-Semitic tropes, according to a statement by B’nai Brith Canada, which first denounced the event as “anti-Israel propaganda.”
The president of a university students’ union has been criticised for saying a mural in memory of First World War soldiers should be ‘painted over’ because it displays only ‘white men’.
Brown claims that society’s definition of masculinity may be “toxic to men’s health,” causing them to “die at younger ages,” adding that the way in which men have been socialized also “plays into the type of violence that exists in college communities.”
Too many college-educated white liberals don’t know how to lose and don’t accept the rules when it doesn’t suit them. They think that all institutions should be like the administration of Evergreen State College — corrupt, partisan, and on their side. These liberals are used to playing Calvinball (making the rules up as they go along) and find it terribly unfair when the rules are applied as written instead of how they would like them to be in that moment.
A variety of motivations may prompt a student to make up a hate crime, but one thing is for certain: The overwhelmingly dominant ideology on college campuses celebrates victimhood, even above achievement, and achievement itself is worthless without victimhood.
Jason Rantz of KTTH radio first discovered the tweets. The conservative students were talking about the formation of a new campus group, “Students for Self Defense” and suggested organizing a “Beers for Brett” event to celebrate Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
The Bronx Jesuit school’s offices received angry calls and emails last week after an evangelical organization, the Tradition Family Property Student Group, posted a petition ripping the event at a school auditorium.
We have been following the increasing violence seen on college campuses, particularly directed against conservative and pro-life speakers. The latest incident occurred at Ryerson University in Ontario where a video captured Ryerson Student Gabriela “Gabby” Skwarko attacking two members of Toronto Against Abortion (TAA). Skwarko works for the school’s Office of Social Innovation. The video below shows a violent and unprovoked attack to stop an act of free speech on campus.
If the scandal involving Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., self-identifying as a Native American to gain preferred hiring status at Harvard University some years ago bothers you, get ready to be perpetually upset about such things.
That’s because America’s increasing Marxist-Left universities (and especially the “Ivy League” schools) are enshrining that kind of misrepresentation into official policy.