Tfw you don’t have the energy to deal with Mr. Personal cultural diversity essay indecisive are you on a scale from 1 to Hamlet?
And if you’re a Hermione, can we please borrow your Bio notes? Open Thread for January 18! My best friend has this secret that everyone else seems to be privy to except me. I don’t know the exact details but it seems to me she has this crush on a guy?
That was a close one. Don’t worry, sharks are more afraid of you than you are of them. Some buy flowers for the people they love. Others watch them sleep for nine hours straight. Open Thread for January 17! If this is the first time you’ve ever taken a Sorting Test, then congratulations! The rest of us have taken about a hundred of these things, and then we took them again because we didn’t get the result we were looking for.
You take a headline from The Onion and slap it over a piece of relevant media, I laugh. And since I need to feel like I’m doing my part here on the Internet, I decided to do this exact thing with all the books on your English syllabus. We’re now 16 days into January, which means that if you’re anything like us, you broke all your resolutions 15 days ago. Click to load more posts! This morning the New York Times published an extraordinary, data-rich article examining the outcome of diversity efforts at colleges and universities from coast to coast. The results, quite frankly, are sobering.
College admissions committees can’t repair the damage caused by family dissolution. White and Asian students, on the other hand, remain overrepresented as a percentage of the population, with Asian students most overrepresented of all. On the one hand, these statistics represent a staggering failure. It’s difficult to overstate the modern campus obsession with diversity. To judge from marketing materials, campus investments, and the explosive growth of diversity bureaucracies, increasing minority representation on campus isn’t just a priority on par with, say, a good math, English, or engineering department, it’s deemed to be an indispensable part of a high-quality college education. On the other hand, however, one wonders whether failure was inevitable. Not even the most aggressive of affirmative-action programs can find students who don’t exist.