Believe it or not, the cavalier attitude that colleges and universities take towards donors can bite the left too.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
And their often uneasy relationship, among other things.
Long before America became accustomed to corporate fat cats asking for handouts like well-dressed homeless people, a cadre of millionaires has been subsidized by Uncle Sam with precious little oversight. Of course, we’re talking about college presidents.
The University of Southern California likes broadcast journalist Katie Couric’s pitches, provided that the CBS anchor lobs hardballs at conservatives and softballs at liberals.
We don’t set out to cover the salacious but we’re on the education beat so what they do governs what we get to write about. Moreover, the prurient trend spills out into the popular culture.
In our bid to win the USA Today award for best investigative paragraph, we offer up some news items that run about that long.*
It is interesting that the very people who urge you to “speak truth to power” get annoyed when you actually do.
The class struggle is alive and well on campus from kindergarten through college, in so many ways.
From desecration of Christian icons to shouting down dissident viewpoints to penny ante smackdowns of candidates in student elections, America’s college campuses have become, if not fascistic, then at least places where fascism can happen.
A Baptist minister gave a sermon on economics that the ACLU and the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State would surely regard as crossing the theological divide.