Wednesday, April 13, 2016

There's At Least One Adult In Academia

Part of the reason college students across the nation are acting like idiots is because there has been no cost in doing so.  I hope other schools follow Ohio State's example:
A student sit-in at Ohio State University was shut down last week when a senior administrator informed the participants that they would be arrested and expelled if they didn’t retreat from their “occupied space” in the area outside of President Michael V. Drake's second-floor office...

"If you refuse to leave, then you will be charged with a student code of conduct violation," (OSU vice president) Kasey said. "If you are here at 5:00 a.m. we will clear the building and you will be arrested." He added, "We will give you the opportunity to go to jail for your beliefs."  (boldface mine--Darren)

"What do you mean by 'clear the building?'" one of the stunned students asked.

Kasey didn't mince words: "Our police officers will physically pick you up and take you to a paddy wagon," he answered...

"We told you, and all we can do is be honest with you. If you're still here at 5:00, our current philosophy is, we are going to take you out -- escort you out of the building and arrest you. You will be discharged from school also," he noted.

Confused, one of the students asked, "discharged as in...?"

"Expelled," Kasey answered flatly.
Welcome to the real world, dumplings.  You're gonna love it.


PeggyU said...

Clone him now!!!

Pseudotsuga said...

Kasey for President!
oh...err...I guess he's already a vice president...of the college.
But anyway, it's sad to see that there are so many people unlike this guy, who are willing to let the cry-bullies have their way as they pretend to be 1960s radicals.

Anonymous said...

Someone with some balls! Kudos and may this be just the beginning of raining on the little snowflakes.

Ellen K said...

I thought you would similarly enjoy this editorial from Dean Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Darren said...

I like Piper, too, and wrote glowingly about his commentary shortly after it came out. I'm glad there are a few left.