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An Honest College Tour

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Apr 15, 2017 at 07:14

Welcome to St. Louche University! We are proud of being the only campus in the country with three bowling alleys and two movie theaters. Currently, we are engaged in a debate as to whether or not we should have exams and actually give grades since the students are so sensitive and are worried that grades are some sort of white-privilege micro-aggression. Anyway, they spend so much of their time smoking weed, drinking and partying that actually learning anything is a minor part of their experience here, but protests employing pretentious jargon and moral outrage provide some cover for their intellectual vapidity.

As you know, our tuition is outrageous, but that's because we need to maintain our dorms, labs and library and pay our renown faculty sky-high salaries for research and parroting the exact same ideological gibberish. Of course, if any of them didn't tow the liberal-left line they would never get tenure, so that tends to keep them singing in tune. We despise racial or cultural elitism, but have no problem with intellectual elitism because, truth be told, we are shameless hypocrites. Oh, we had a conservative professor a few years back, but he disappeared and his body has yet to recovered.

Our student body is very diverse, and we make a special effort to recruit from the most turbulent Muslim countries. Being Black or Hispanic is a plus, but we do look askance at Jews who may have Zionist tendencies, especially since the Saudis and Qataris give us such big endowments.

With a degree from St Louche, our graduates will be saddled with debts that will take years to pay off, especially since they won't learn anything that will make them employable. At least they can claim to be college graduates on their resumes, if not exactly educated people. Know what I mean?


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That would be refreshing.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Oh Boy! [102 words]Barry BlackApr 17, 2017 10:37238565
A couple of more issues to ponder [67 words]ETApr 15, 2017 07:16238522
5An Honest College Tour [304 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DaveApr 15, 2017 07:14238521
2'college' [56 words]Robert MarguliesApr 14, 2017 23:13238504
WHY NOT MASA ? [6 words]JOSE FEITApr 25, 2017 07:38238504
1Degreed or non–degreed [559 words]Pied PiperApr 14, 2017 23:12238503

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