Tag: mizzou

Evergreen State College Wakes Up to the Costs of Wokeness


Extracurricular activities at Evergreen State College.

It’s been two years since violent racial unrest crippled the University of Missouri. The school’s decision to coddle the mob resulted in freshmen enrollment dropping by more than 35 percent, the elimination of 400 positions, and the closing of seven dorms. The 2017 enrollment drop lost the school $16.6 million, while a disgusted state government punished the campus with another $15 million in cuts.

Curators Kick Click to the Curb


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A University of Missouri assistant professor who has faced an avalanche of criticism after she was caught on video calling for “some muscle” to help her eject a student journalist at a protest site on campus has been suspended from her duties, the University of Missouri System Board of Curators announced Wednesday.

The decision to suspend Melissa Click came two days after the Columbia, Mo. city prosecutor’s office announced it had filed a misdemeanor simple assault charge against the department of communication professor. The charge relates to the Nov. 9 incident on campus that captured national attention.

Activist Mizzou Professor Charged with Assault


ae5953d3-693b-41e7-a629-85d177ff0700-large16x9_UniversityofMissouriCommunicationsAssistantProfessorMelissaClick640x480Remember Melissa Click? She was the Mizzou communications professor who asked for “some muscle” to forcibly remove a student journalist from a protestor encampment on public property. The university refused to fire Click, but another group of government officials would like to have a few words with her:

The Allman Report has confirmed that MU Communication Professor Melissa Click has been charged with a class C, or 3rd degree assault, for her actions during the MU campus protests in November.

Click and another university employee are seen with a group of other students, intimidating the reporters and physically blocking them from covering the aftermath of student protests at Mizzou which ended with the resignation of two top University of Missouri officials that week…

A New College President’s First Address


shutterstock_261537968In a previous message, An Open Letter to Concerned Student 1950, I offered some comments about student protesters at Missouri’s flagship university, suggesting that in some academic hideaway, there might be a leader who wouldn’t put up with their rebellious ways. I signed the message, “A Concerned American, from a few generations in the past.”

However, let us suppose that such a person did magically show up, say, as a newly appointed interim-president charged with the task of dealing with contumacious crowds bent on taking over the university. As a public service, I offer the following comments for this individual’s first address to fellow administrators, faculty, and students:

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

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Much has been written in the past week or so about the shrieking, militant Special Snowflakes at Yale and Mizzou. Many have placed the blame for their obnoxious behavior on today’s “helicopter parenting” – and that’s certainly a big part of it. Still, this stuff is taking place at universities, which at least market themselves […]

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Hire Those Brats! I’m Serious!


Do I really need to describe this? We all know what’s happening on college campuses. Whining, coddled, over-sensitive little brats demanding this and that, weeping over emails, that sort of thing.

And one of the more popular responses is — at least from folks who are roughly aligned with our point of view — Hey, those kids are in for a rude awakening and Who on earth is going to hire those entitled brats?

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I would contend that it’s a straight line from parents who gave in to their kids’ tantrums fifteen years ago to get them to behave to the delicate sensibilities and behavior of the college students we are seeing today.  That scenario by itself contains the kernels of so many factors now coalescing to create little […]

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Imagine, just for a moment, if a Tea Party group tried to seize control of a University, demanded the resignation of officials and professors, demanded that any opinion that opposed its ideology be treated as a Hate Crime, and demanded that the curriculum conform to Constitutionalist ideals. Imagine how the Government and the Media (but […]

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An Open Letter to Concerned Student 1950


151109091618-01-mizzou-protest-1109-large-169To the aggrieved members of Concerned Student 1950:

Thanks to the Internet and several dozen members of the Concerned Students 1950 movement, I am in receipt of your list of demands for changes to take place at your beloved university. Let me begin by suggesting that hurling a list of demands and expecting people to address them is not really the way that responsible grown-ups deal with important questions. Typically, we agree to abide by certain rules that govern civilized dialogue, which include, for instance, that there should be no shouting, spitting, screaming threats, disrupting campus activities, throwing dangerous objects, calling for “muscle” to prevent others from participating, leaving disgusting human debris on the beautiful campus, or otherwise engaging in other activities that stifle the free exchange of ideas. That, of course, is just the short list.

I suppose the first thing to notice is that you succeeded in forcing the resignation of the university president, which I take as more of a statement about the cowardice of academic leadership in our time than a vindication of your methods. However, you’re probably right in assuming that mobs of students and faculty at other academic institutions will mimic your approach, though much to the detriment of maintaining civilized society. Still, don’t count on it. There may be lurking in some academic hideaway a leader with the fortitude required to stand up to student-faculty mobs screaming, 1960s-style, lists of non-negotiable demands. And when that happens, the entire house of cards embodied in your actions will collapse.

With so much going on in politics and the culture, at the moment, there was a bounty of topics to choose from for this episode, but with our characteristic discipline, we stuck to a recap of last night’s debate, the bizarre events at the University of Missouri and Yale, and some free GLoP media consulting for the remaining Republican presidential candidates.

The boys close with some of their favorite TV shows, movies, and Vines (yes, you read that right) of the current season.

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Following racial protests which forced the resignation of Missouri University President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, both of whom were just dripping with evil, irredeemable white privilege, the University Police are taking bold steps to restore order, get the black members of the football team to suit up again (really), and save the […]

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