Skip to comments.Evergreen State sees 'catastrophic' drop in enrollment after social justice meltdown
Posted on 09/12/2018 1:14:26 PM PDT by Hadean
Evergreen State College enrollment plummeted after fallout from the controversial Day of Absence in May 2017 when all white people were asked to leave the campus.
The publicly funded college committed to social justice became the poster child of a campus overrun by hyper-political correctness when students shut down the campus and shouted down then-evolutionary biology professor Bret Weinstein for merely questioning the event kicking white people off campus.
Weinstein, who describes himself as deeply progressive, ultimately lost his job and was labeled a racist and white supremacist.
Although just estimates, a representative from Evergreen said they expect around 350 freshman this fall, with a total of 3,000-3,100 total enrollment, both of which do represent significant decreases as compared to before the 2017 unrest.
Its a catastrophic drop, but Im hoping well recover, Evergreen Professor Mike Paros told Fox News. Advocacy and activism rather than the pursuit of truth and knowledge is being promoted as a way of recruiting desperately needed new students, Paros wrote. Bringing in new faculty or guest speakers with conservative or centrist political perspectives is considered risky and out of the question at the moment. Fear and self-censorship is pervasive among Evergreen faculty, especially under the existing budget crisis.
Paros is the only remaining Evergreen educator on Heterodox Academy, an advocacy group of professors to counteract narrowing of viewpoints on college campuses, and the practicing veterinarian who teaches biological and environmental sciences is offering a new class this fall to help change that.
The class is called Liberal Education in the College Bubble: Crossing the Political and Cultural Divide.
Paros course description includes a trigger warning: Students who require ideological safe spaces where particular viewpoints are considered offensive may want to seek a different program.
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Sounds like they are getting a taste of that “...sacrifice for what you believe in...” mantra that is so popular with the left lately. I am sure they expect it will all work out.
Sounds like a healthy institution.
What, parents don’t want to pay $50K a year so that their kids can learn to be Social Justice Warriors? GASP! Who would have ever guessed?
Sounds like a school normals should never consider going to.
Advocacy and activism rather than the pursuit of truth and knowledge is being promoted as a way of recruiting desperately needed new students, Paros wrote
What about education, you dumbass???????
No one actually respects that joke of a university anyway.
Ivy League universities soon to follow.
They just need to recruit more minority students to make up the difference.
There are so many other “institutions” of higher learning that I hope this happens to as well.
fast lane of the Mizzou Express SuperHighway, nice..!
Read the article closely. Paros is one of the good guys, describing what the fool administration did. He is not praising the practice, only pointing out that it didn’t achieve what the fool administration said it would.
We need to be careful not to savage the few remaining good professors along with the many bad ones.
Well, he won’t be there long then....
This professor, Mike Paros, is not recommending advocacy and activism as a way to recruit students, he is actually criticizing this approach, albeit mildly. It is surprising that he is still employed at Evergreen. Maybe they’re letting him stay on in an effort to maintain a fig leaf of academic credibility.
Rachel Corrie U.
Now they need to Burn it to the ground.
Yes, it looks like whitey and other non-approved persons (and their tuition money) hit the road.
Yep...My mistake...It was pointed out to me earlier...Thanks....
Why waste big money on an education in reactionary politics?
You can learn that hanging out at Starbucks.
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