After my first “Colleges to avoid” column, numerous readers wrote asking whether I would also recommend colleges to attend. The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” I can’t promise that each column in this series will add a recommendation (the “avoid” list will surely grow at a faster rate). But the first recommendation is rather obvious. It is Hillsdale College located in Hillsdale, Michigan. Don’t take my advice or the advice of scores of my readers and friends. Just log on to www.hillsdale.edu and you should be quickly convinced.
But that’s enough good news. Now, we can get back to the task of exposing those multi-cultural bastions of tolerance, which promise to make life miserable for any right-thinking student.
Towards that end, I want you to imagine that you are a conservative student who wants to attend a conservative conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will not require you to use up all of your allotted absences for the semester but, nonetheless, your liberal professor says that she will flunk you if you attend the conference. And then she keeps her promise.
Or imagine that you are seeking funding for speakers and events for your College Republican chapter. Then you are told that you can’t get funding - despite the fact that you are paying a mandatory student activity fee that will be used to fund other student groups.
Imagine further that the school classifies student groups as either “social,” “cultural,” or “political” in nature. The school enforces a rule that allows funding for all groups except for those classified as “political.”
Then imagine that the “Pride Alliance” group, which is allowed to protest in favor of gay marriage and other political causes, is classified as a “social” group. So they get funding.
And, to make matters worse, the Arab Student Association, which is allowed to protest U.S. Policy towards Israel, is classified as a “cultural” group. So they get funding.
And, of course, the College Republican group – a group involved in political activities not so popular with the denizens of diversity - is classified as a “political” group. So they don’t get any funding.