Other demands include removing descriptions of race and complexion from campus crime alerts… making enrolling in an ethnic studies class a requirement of all students… offering greater bathroom access for “all genders”… and removing from admissions applications any questions about criminal history of prospective students... -University of Minnesota student protestors
The campaign of hurt feelings over basic constitutional rights rocks on across the country, most recently at Amherst College where protesters want administrators to “apologize for signs that lament the death of free speech.”
“The students tenting/demonstrating are asking for a generator for their campsite,” wrote Chief Diversity Officer Noor Azizan-Gardner on the morning of Nov. 6, four days into Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike. “Is there any way that we can help with this? Let me know if this is even possible.”
“We got them power this morning,” wrote Gary Ward, the vice chancellor for operations and chief operating officer at MU, two minutes later. Less than four hours later, the student protestors had another complaint.
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The College Republicans (CR) at Ohio University (OU) wrote a message on their school’s “Graffiti Wall” that mocked the idea of safe spaces, causing some students to demand a police investigation into the matter. “Trigger Warning: There are no safe spaces in real life. You can’t wall off the First Amendment,” CR members painted on the wall, later claiming responsibility for the messages.
In response, one student demanded a “mandatory investigation” and another vowed to “beat the shit” out of the CR members. “We can start w/ a mandatory investigation because trigger warning is literally a threat,” one student tweeted at her campus police department.
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Students at the University of California – Berkeley are requesting environmentally friendly caps and gowns just five days before graduation, Campus Reform reported. The senior editorial board of the school’s newspaper, The Daily Californian, is complaining that their biodegradable cap and gowns are not green enough and it’s an embarrassment to the school.
Middlebury College seems dead-set on adhering to social justice norms by apologizing for the violence that occurred when social scientist Charles Murray came to speak—not apologizing to Murray, the professor rioters injured, or the students who wanted to hear Murray’s speech, but to the rioters who shut it all down. -Ashe Schow