School of Creativity

Our sister university wants to merge School of Art and Design, School of Architecture, the School of Music, Department of Cinema and Photography, Department of Communication Studies, the School of Journalism, Department of Theatre and the Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media into one school and call it “the School of Creativity.”

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15 thoughts on “School of Creativity”

    1. New leadership. The actual plan is to turn it into an online diploma mill. This is the first step towards that worthy goal. And guess what? It’s all being done in the service of diversity and inclusion. At least, that’s what we are being told. These fuckers.

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      1. I really hate it when they call online diploma mills inclusive. (They of course DO mean nice white kids don’t have to see persons of color in class–I just realized this, duh.)

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        1. The fellow responsible for this said, and I quote almost verbatim, “Our students are not the kind who go to Harvard or Yale. They don’t need classrooms or professors. They need to be able to get information and skills while they are at work or in their cars driving to work.”

          This is the president of our university system. That’s his vision of higher education. When he first said this and I tried to mobilize people to take a stand, nobody wanted to participate. Nobody believed he actually meant it.

          This is very frustrating.

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          1. Of course he meant it. And I actually had a department chair who said something related, while also making an ethnic slur against the students (students of his own ethnicity, too).

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      2. “It’s all being done in the service of diversity and inclusion. At least, that’s what we are being told”

        They’re simply looking for buzzwords that will be difficult to argue against. Who wants to take a stand in public against “diversity” and “inclusion”?

        But of course it’s idiotic and falls apart if you poke it a little (what could be more inclusive than not actually coming into contact with other people? What could be more diverse than not seeing a single fellow student or instructor?

        But arguing against it makes you feel stupid because you’re forced into engaging with profoundly stupid ideas.

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        1. Of course, it’s all rabid, stinky crap. And it’s ridiculous how everybody goes weak in the knees when they hear these fake appeals to diversity.

          Yes, keeping our large African American student population out of the classroom is going to serve the cause of inclusion and diversity extremely well. Because they are not Harvard material, so they don’t deserve to learn like the people at Harvard. How disgusting is this kind of thinking?

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  1. Good responses for the following

    ““Our students are not the kind who go to Harvard or Yale.”

    True. They’re not rich spoiled brats like most Harvard and Yale students.

    “They don’t need classrooms or professors. They need to be able to get information and skills while they are at work or in their cars driving to work.”

    I think you’ve confused our students with plants who can perform photosynthesis. Actually, like most intelligent people, they need to engage with professors and other students in person in order to gain the full value of the education they’re paying for.

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    1. Exactly. I’m so tired of this ridiculous idea that our students are somehow worse or less deserving of a quality education than anybody who can shell out a quarter million bucks for an undergrad degree. My whole purpose at this school is to bring world-class education to these students, and it’s going great. Obviously, there are problems, like everywhere. But the idea that they don’t deserve to be in a classroom in front of an actual professor is simply offensive. Instead of endless workshops on microaggressions, this is what we need to discuss. This is a real macro-aggression.

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