Thursday, September 29, 2005

Notes from the Left University, Part II

This story at Brain-Terminal seems like exactly the sort of thing James Piereson was talking about:
On August 29th, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing an upcoming speaker: Major John Krenson, who had been in Afghanistan "hunting terrorists." Those two words--"hunting terrorists"--resulted in three students being called to Bucknell's Office of the President by Kathy Owens, the Executive Assistant to the President.

According to the students, when they arrived at the President's Office for the meeting, Ms. Owens held up a print-out of the offending e-mail and said "we have a problem here," telling the students that the words "hunting terrorists" were offensive. For the next half-hour, the three students were given a lecture on inappropriate phrasing.

8 comments:

ELC said...

George Orwell, call your office.

bob said...

Maybe they should have said back from his trip abroad

Aaron said...

Denying leftism on campuses is nothing if not weird. The majority of humanities electives I took were premised on a Marxist world view. Yes, this is anecdotal, but it is an anecdote that most are familiar with. I don't need a study to tell me that universities are leftist. I mean, come on people. How many anecdotes does one need?

Bizarro Jack said...

As a liberal, I disapprove of this.

Incidentally, I also disapprove, somewhat, of sending campus-wide emails.

inkling said...

But is the phrase "Nazi-hunter" still okay?

Anonymous said...

The real terrorist is Sy Hersh! Why can't people see that?!? WAKE UP AMERICA!

DAVID HOROWITZ IS MY COLLEGE PRESIDENT!!!

Anonymous said...

Bizarro Jack said,

"Incidentally, I also disapprove, somewhat, of sending campus-wide emails."

Yes, but do you disapprove of sending campus-wide emails as a liberal? What about as a husband, or son, or father? Inquiring (weak) minds want to know...

JFK said...

Check out the misuse of the verb "to infer" by Mr. Kollege President.