Yes, let’s segregate students on the basis of race, and offer such riveting courses as:

“Recreational tree climbing” – Cornell U.

“Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame” — S. Carolina U.

“Philosophy and Star Trek” – Georgetown U.

Sounds like a perfect plan…for raising a new generation of dummies who will fall for more “Hopey/Changey” tripe.

Via Daily Signal:

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers, and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based housing.” That’s segregated housing for students who—because of their race, culture, gender, or sexual orientation—have “historically experienced oppression.”….

University of Connecticut administrators think more black men will graduate if they spend more time together. According to Campus Reform, they are building a new residence hall to facilitate just that….

Adding to campus lunacy are classes such as “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame” at the University of South Carolina. Cornell University’s physical education department offers a class titled “Recreational Tree Climbing.” At Georgia State University, the English department offers a course called “Kayne vs. Everybody.”

At Tufts University’s Experimental College, one can take a class called “Demystifying the Hipster.” Skidmore College’s sociology department offers “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media.” Frostburg State University’s physics department offers “The Science of Harry Potter,” where it examines some of the tale’s magic. Georgetown University offers “Philosophy and Star Trek,” arguing that “Star Trek is very philosophical,” and adding, “What better way, then, to learn philosophy, than to watch Star Trek, read philosophy, and hash it all out in class?”

That these and other nonsense classes exist may reflect several things. There is the notion of shared educational governance, wherein presidents and boards of trustees have little say-so about what passes for college education. The faculty runs the show. Students may be academic cripples and require such nonsense. Those are the most optimistic assessments.

Or such academic nonsense may indeed reflect that presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, and students actually believe that such classes have academic merit….


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  1. Rob_W says:

    Will the University of Connecticut have segregated water fountains?

  2. Alain41 says:

    Defending Cornell’s phys. ed. dept. offering Recreational Tree Climbing. If college kids get exercise climbing trees, I’m all for it. It’s Recreational Tree Falling that’s the problem. Insurance company may have a problem with the class.

    Re GSU English Dept. offering Kayne vs Everybody. I think it’s supposed to be Kanye vs Everybody. Hope that it wasn’t the English Dept. that made the typo.

  3. Minnie says:

    Don’t complain about your student debt & inability to get a job if you wasted your Student Loan $$ on this garbage. Time for ” There is No Free Lunch ” Class ! Passing requires a full semester of work to earn $$ in an entry level non-office job !

  4. candace52 says:

    I graduated from State University College at Oneonta (NY) in 1974. The dorm I lived in my freshman year (1971) had a “Cultural Corridor” – African American students only.

    Also we had the first CO-ED dorm at that time too. 🙂

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