University of Minnesota, after an outcry over an internal e-mail that suggested not using Christmas-related words in staff parties, condemned the e-mail and said it was not university policy to impose such rules.
Academics Send Christmas Race Card
A trio of academics has put together a holiday-themed anti-Trump race card.
University of Minnesota Department: For Christmas Parties, Use Neutral Themes and Not Bows
A college department felt that bows and wrappings for Christmas parties were not neutral enough, and encouraged employees to call parties a “winter celebration.”
No Action Taken against Drexel Professor who Tweeted about ‘White Genocide’ Wish
From Campus Reform: Drexel initially denounced the tweet, calling it “utterly reprehensible” and “deeply disturbing,” yet on Thursday released a statement calling Ciccariello-Maher’s language “protected speech” that should not be “taken at face value.” “Very often electronic…
University of California-Riverside Avoids saying ‘Merry Christmas’ at ‘Holiday Hoedown’ Staff Party
From The College Fix: The University of California Riverside recently hosted a “Staff Assembly Holiday Hoedown,” and pictures posted on the institution’s website show organizers bent over backward to make sure it could not be accused of…
Christmas Message Throwback: Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Declaration
An oldie-but-goodie…As we celebrate Christmas, Reagan’s 1981 address is worth reading: Nancy and I are very happy to send our warmest greetings and best wishes to all those who are celebrating Christmas. We join with Americans everywhere…
Universities Aren’t Happy about Religious Icons for Christmas
From Campus Reform: With Christmas approaching, universities are cracking down on potentially offensive religious decorations, all but banning displays of the “Nativity Scene” and images of the “crucifixion.” At Missouri State University, for example, a list of…
Words like ‘Holiday’ is Too Religious for One Professor
At Texas Woman’s University, Christmas parties shouldn’t be called ‘holiday’ parties since it’s still too religious.
Remember This? Marquette, a Catholic University, Omitted ‘Christmas’ from Tree Lighting Announcement
So a Catholic university doesn’t want to acknowledge Christmas in a tree lighting ceremony? Kinda weird, huh?
Marquette Omits ‘Christmas’ from Tree Lighting Announcement
Marquette is a Catholic university, by the way, and it seems odd to omit ‘Christmas’ from the announcement of the lighting of a Christmas tree.