A 19th century black mass engraving. Coming to an Ivy League institution near you?
That’s what we learned from this week’s big stories, Save Jerseyans.
We know Black Republicans aren’t welcome in the halls of higher education’s lauded institutions. Condi Rice, the most accomplished African American public servant in our nation’s history, found out the hard way last weekend.
But guess who is? The Devil.
And I’m not joking around or attempting a poor Dana Carvey “Church Lady” impression.
The notorious “Teach in flyer” circulated by Rutgers faculty.
Save Jersey vigorously opposed the 2012 Rutgers-Rowan merger push for a number of reasons, Save Jerseyans, not the least of which was our concerns for what it would do to the national Rutgers University brand.
The upcoming 2014-2015 academic year was supposed to be one of opportunity and possibilities for an RU community after having been beset by scandals and bad press over the past few years. It can certainly help, but a highly-subsidized Big Ten football program does not a university make!
“Listen, we hear so much from the left about diversity, about tolerance, about anti-bullying and apparently all that stuff only applies if it’s a Democrat or a Liberal being bullied,” Rooney said. “It’s a real problem for me that I’m subsidizing not what looks like a university, but a Liberal think-tank, it’s embarrassing.”
It’s hard to imagine anyone having a problem with such a seasoned, famously-class statesmen addressing the graduates of the largest university of the state which he led (pretty damn well) for two whole terms.
By allowing a group of ham-fisted ideologues to squelch free speech, the university has apparently shown itself to be just another left-crazed bastion of unithink in the increasingly looney world of academia.
Yes, a group of faculty thought-enforcers (we won’t dignify them by terming them “professors”) and some of their sycophant-in-training students managed to make such a commotion (including a destructive sit-in) over the selection of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s as this year’s commencement speaker that Dr. Rice finally declined the invitation so that she would not be a distraction at an event that is designed to be celebratory for the students and their families.
1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness:
diversity of opinion.
2. variety; multiformity.
3. a point of difference.
Liberals claim to love “diversity,” Save Jerseyans. But what does it truly mean to them?
As you’ve already heard, the Rutgers Board of Governors had planned to pay Rice $35,000 for her commencement address and award an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to the former Secretary of State. Due to growing opposition among the school’s students and faculty, Dr. Rice decided not to give the May 18 address.
It’s a shame that Condoleezza Rice was effectively denied an opportunity to speak at Rutgers simply because of a student body and a Faculty Council that felt she was an inappropriate choice due to her involvement in the Bush Administration; because, they claim, she misled the American people in Iraq about weapons of mass destruction.
Who is REALLY being misled in this situation (and by whom) is the subject of my inquiry…
Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families. Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.
I am honored to have served my country. I have defended America’s belief in free speech and the exchange of ideas. These values are essential to the health of our democracy. But that is not what is at issue here. As a Professor for thirty years at Stanford University and as it’s former Provost and Chief academic officer, I understand and embrace the purpose of the commencement ceremony and I am simply unwilling to detract from it in any way.
Good luck to the graduates and congratulations to the families, friends and loved ones who will gather to honor them.
Politi has been trying to get Hermann fired since Rutgers hired her to turn around their Athletic Department last spring. Something about alleged bullying and sex discrimination at a previous job and lying about whether or not she talked to the parent of a Rutgers student who alleged he had been bullied.
You’ve already heard what I have to say, Save Jerseyans, but this statement from Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) reacting to the Rutgers Faculty’s Condi Rice protest is worth reading (and sharing) in its entirety:
“Condoleezza Rice is a trailblazer and a woman of extraordinary intelligence and diverse talents who has spent most of her career in academia. She was the first woman and first African-American to serve as provost of Stanford University and has served as a Stanford professor for more than three decades. That alone makes her beyond qualified to deliver the commencement speech at Rutgers or at any university.”
Anything that helps unmask these insufferably-hypocritical liberals in higher education is a good thing in the long-run. Condi is tough. She can take it.
Think about it: for at least two electoral cycles now, all we’ve heard about is the GOP’s alleged misogynistic “War on Women” raging across the fruited plain. The narratives goes that evil, rich, white Republican men between the ages of 35 and 65 want to sneak into young women’s bedrooms in the dark of night to sew their legs shut, steal their birth control pills, and brand crucifixes on their foreheads with hot pokers purchased by Koch Industries and Fox News.
Pretty accurate, right? Thanks a bunch for tacitly admitting it’s all a giant, heaping, stinking load of crap, RU intelligentsia… CONTINUE READING….
Over the last year, Save Jerseyans, the New Jersey College Republican state committee has been a revolving door with no less than five changes at the position of chairman.
Instability has rocked the once powerful organization, somewhat reflective of the New Jersey Republican Party as of late, but strong individual chapters have preserved the influence of college volunteers in campaigns across the state. The traditional powers such as Rutgers, TCNJ and Seton Hall played pivotal roles in legislative and county races despite the turmoil occurring at the top.
In an effort to restore stability, NJCR Treasurer and Rutgers Chairman, Donald Coughlan, today announced his candidacy for chairman of the organization. Don is New Jersey born and bred and here to stay to grow the next generation of Republican leaders in New Jersey.
Former Rutgers star running back and 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Raven Ray Rice reportedly “did A.C.” a little too well this past weekend, Save Jerseyans, when he was arrested for an alleged “physical altercation” at the Revel Casino according The Baltimore Sun.
Rice’s run-in with the law comes at a less-than-opportune time for the struggling gaming giant (the Ravens are on the golf course; he’ll be OK by the time they need him on the field…).
While New Jersey debates the so-called DREAM Act, Save Jerseyans, it’s worth considering whether we’re even debating the right thing.
Put another way: should we worry about subsidizing more over-priced degrees for more kids? Or should we start tackling the price gouging itself?
You can tell where I’m going with this post. We’re being robbed! Many of America’s top college and university have built endowments in excess of $1 billion. Rutgers University is actually at the “low” end of the major institution scale with only $684.6 million as of August 31st.
They spend plenty of cash, too; Rutgers University budgeted $3.6 billion for 2013–2014 academic year, or if you need a comparison for perspective’s sake, an amount equivalent to approximately 11% of our entire New Jersey FY2014 state budget. But some of it IS your money after all: $756 million in direct state aid and other fringe benefits.
One of the state’s most controversial polling outfits issued a surprising mea culpa this week, Save Jerseyans, acknowledging that it very much missed the mark in this year’s two big New Jersey elections. You don’t see that every day!