Monday, April 02, 2007

2007 Campus Outrage Awards

These are always so fun! Every year, the Collegiate Network puts out their list of the looniest, most insane things that happened this year on our loony, insane college campuses. I would think that the hardest thing for these listmakers to do would be to winnow the number down to the finalists.

In case you don't want to read the whole thing, I have taken the liberty of giving you a synopsis of the list:

1. The College of William and Mary banned the Christian Cross from their chapel because they didn't want to offend people of other faiths. Hmm, if I was in a synagogue, I don't think I would be offended to see a Star of David.

2. UC Berkeley gave out scholarships to convicted drug users because, with their convictions, they couldn't qualify for regular financial aid. Oh, and the scholarships were funded with student fees.

3. Johns Hopkins University financially approved the appearance of a porn movie director on their campus. When a student newspaper brought this fact to light, the administration of JHU tried to ban the newspaper from being distributed on campus so as to cover up the visit by a porn movie director which was funded with student fees.

4. After the people of Michigan passed an anti-affirmative action law in a state-wide election, the University of Michigan began fighting tooth and nail to have the law overturned. Lefties love to sing the praises of democracy and "power to the people"... unless the people don't see things the leftists' way.

5. Members of the campus chapter of the College Republicans at San Francisco State University stepped on some homemade Hamas and Hezbollah flags in an anti-terrorism rally held on the campus. For this "offense", the CR's were put on trial by the SFSU administration. The College Republicans were eventually found not guilty, especially after much light was shined on this case in the right-wing blogosphere and in the alternative media. I just can't help but wonder if there would have been a trial if those CR members had been stepping on an American flag.

Good Day to You, Sir

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