Hypocrisy Reigns at Eugene Lang College

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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According to the Princeton Review, “Eugene Lang College is an ‘unconventional,’ highly urban school with few academic requirements where courses have ‘really long poetic titles’ and professors ‘go by their first names.’” Yeah I’d pay well north of $20K a year for that – wouldn’t you, you groovy hipster? And we wonder why young adults can’t find decent paying jobs after graduating college. Because they graduate with worthless degrees by taking courses like “queer ecologies.”

This upcoming semester, the college will offer this four-credit course entitled, “Queer Ecologies.” The course is said to be, “for students who wish to ‘disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and nature.’” Yep – that’s a really long poetic title all right, which means absolutely nothing to most but sure does sound edumicated, don’t it. I swear. I think they just purposely string a bunch of multi-syllabic words together to make them sound erudite. And the more confusing it is, the more high-brow it must be. read more

Students Take on Liberal Academic Establishment

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The more things don’t change, the more they stay the same, as another college demonstrates its idea of campus diversity.

We’ve all been preached at by every diversity advocacy group from blacks, to Muslims, to feminists, to LGBT equality groups and more. Every special interest on campus has to be equally represented – all except Christians, whites and conservatives. Some may consider this to be redundant.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst demonstrated recently just what diversity looks like on the average college campus. UMass – Amherst has approximately 1300 faculty members. Why is this important?

Well, a student run debate club hosts different events throughout the school year. The problem developed during a recent debate when the club needed to find a faculty member to present a conservative point of view. Out of 1300 teachers and professors, the club could not find one willing or able to represent conservatives. Not one! read more