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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Obama Dilemma

Columbia finally paid a settlement to the victim in the Mattress Art Project case. Universities are stuck in a situation where they have to calculate which sum of money is smaller, a settlement to a slandered and expelled student or the federal funding lost if slanders and expulsions aren’t too enthusiastic. 

Thank you, Mr Obama. This truly helps higher education. 

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5 thoughts on “Obama Dilemma

  1. Dreidel on said:

    The Mattress Girl farce was very entertaining to watch while it played out.

    On graduation day, the girl carried her mattress across the stage when she received her diploma, but the dean (or whoever was handing out the diplomas) then turned his back on her to pick up something, so she had to move on without getting the customary graduation handshake. The dean later said that this was “inadvertent” and that something on stage had required his attention. (It was clearly a deliberate, cowardly passive-aggressive way for him to express his displeasure without ever having to confront anyone or openly express his views.)

    A week after the graduation ceremony, the university updated its “Class Day Guidelines” to prohibit “large objects which could interfere with the proceedings or create discomfort to others in close, crowded spaces shared by thousands of people.”

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • The next time, a freak of this sort will come up with a way around this rule. You can’t defeat this lunacy if you are so terrified of it.

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      • Dreidel on said:

        At least our current Republican Secretary of Education is rolling back Title IX to its original intent, erasing Obama’s ridiculous misinterpretation of that law.

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  2. So, she was so traumatized by this pseudo-rape than….she went to her graduation ceremony! Yeah sure!

    (For the record, I didn’t go in any my graduation ceremony because it sucks ass)

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