Students Learn Behavior from Their Professors

from Thomas Sowell:

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him.

Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters.

The moral dry rot in academia — and beyond — goes far deeper than student storm troopers at one college. read more

Climate Change Claims Another Victim

from IBD:

Global Warming Alarmists Claim A Scalp, Drive Skeptical Scientist From University

Former Georgia Tech Professor Judith Curry, who resigned due to the "craziness" of global warming advocates in academia. (Wikimedia Commons)Former Georgia Tech Professor Judith Curry, who resigned due to the “craziness” of global warming advocates in academia. (Wikimedia Commons)

 

Officially, Judith Curry is retiring from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. But it’s not because she feels she has nothing left to contribute. She’s leaving the school she once chaired because of the madness that’s infected climate science. read more

Students Must School the Teachers

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We’ve all heard or seen the man-on-the-street interviews Sean Hannity does from time to time. He sends one of his people out on the streets of New York City and asks questions of passersby – usually having to do with politics or government. He doesn’t do it for the fun or to feel superior, but to demonstrate how woefully ignorant our population is.

There have been many man-on-the-street type stunts done over the years. One might think, okay, your average Joe may not know the makeup of our government. They should, but that’s beside the point.

They may not know who the Speaker of the House is, who Russia is invading, or which terror group is currently battling Israel and who the good guys are. Maybe they just aren’t educated? Maybe they didn’t go to a fancy college to learn how to be critical freethinkers.

But certainly students at major universities understand world events and have been taught to recognize the good guys from the bad guys. Yet, when Caleb Bonham, editor of Campus Reform, interviewed some aspiring Ivy League geniuses, he found two common themes – they were idiots in America sucks.

One of the interviewed students said, “As a Western civilization, we’re to blame for a lot of the problems that we are facing now. I don’t think anyone would argue that we didn’t create the problem of Isis, ourselves.” Umm…what? That may have made sense if not for the double negative.

“American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,” said another student. read more