As most of my readers know, I am a university professor at one of the most liberal universities in the nation. I have posted my issues with the utter nonsense that I see happening on today’s college campuses.
But it appears the worm has turned as the saying goes. The University of Missouri was among the college campuses that capitulated to the fascist (under the guise of liberalism) movement on college campuses to halt free speech – at least any speech the students find “offensive” or “hurtful.” (Translation: Anything that a conservative might say.)
The lovely lady pictured below is Melissa Click. She was an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s communications department (forced to resign after the incident depicted below). During a run-in with student journalists at a campus protest that followed the resignations of the university system’s president and chancellor, she told the journalists to leave. When they refused she called for thugs to physically remove them.
[Source: A Message For Higher Ed From Mizzou’s 1,500 Missing Students, Ivestors Business Daily Editorial Board]
Now students are voting with their feet. Enrollment is down at the University of Missouri by a large percentage. As a result, The University has been hit with a $32 million revenue shortfall, and will have to cut expenses 5% and impose a hiring freeze.
“I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very significant budget shortfall due to an unexpected sharp decline in first-year enrollments and student retention this coming fall,” wrote the Interim Chancellor Hank Foley. The university was looking at a 1,500 student drop, and that meant a continuing revenue shortfall as a smaller freshman class moves toward graduation.
These students have decided to go elsewhere. They learned a few things from the riots last year:
They observed that no dissent is allowed, and don’t even think about free inquiry.
They observed that “Black Lives Matter” activists were allowed to take over the campus, and spew phony charges of racism at the school’s (leftist) establishment. In the wake of those protests, the university president was forced to resign, yet the demands of the radicals only grew louder.
They observed that colleges have overpriced tuition, bloated administrative budgets, useless majors and inflated salaries.
The beauty of capitalism is that one can take their business elsewhere.
And thanks to JM for sending this to me.