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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

I do not believe this has anything to do with political correctness per se - there are no disadvantaged groups beyond the students exposed to this horrible person. This is just really poor decision making on the part of the university. Who allows this nonsense? And yes, where were the parents of the other students on the floor?

Learning to communicate, understanding how people think are not taught in STEM courses, so liberal arts are a valuable component of education. And logic is often taught as a component of philosophy.
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Old 15.02.2020, 10:18
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I do not believe this has anything to do with political correctness per se - there are no disadvantaged groups beyond the students exposed to this horrible person. This is just really poor decision making on the part of the university. Who allows this nonsense? And yes, where were the parents of the other students on the floor?

Learning to communicate, understanding how people think are not taught in STEM courses, so liberal arts are a valuable component of education. And logic is often taught as a component of philosophy.
The system where I am from makes stem majors take humanities courses and vice versa, the clear distinction stem/hum is no longer there, hasn't been maybe 15 years or more. I camped out at both since my degrees are so transdisciplinary. It is a general trend.

As per the monster guy the article is about, here in Europe you couldn't blame the school nor parental neglect of students who aren't minors I don't think.
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The system where I am from makes stem majors take humanities courses and vice versa, the clear distinction stem/hum is no longer there, hasn't been maybe 15 years or more. I camped out at both since my degrees are so transdisciplinary. It is a general trend.

As per the monster guy the article is about, here in Europe you couldn't blame the school nor parental neglect of students who aren't minors I don't think.
Did you attend university in the US? When I went to university more than 40 years ago everyone had to meet “distribution requirements” humanities, social sciences, and languages in addition to science.

My post was referring to a negative comment further up about “liberal arts”. You need preparation across the board.

I’ve just never heard of a parent living in student housing...not sure if students are considered adults at 18 or 21. The university ought to be responsible to some degree if the housing is university owned. I realize university housing and campuses are different in Europe.
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Did you attend university in the US? When I went to university more than 40 years ago everyone had to meet “distribution requirements” humanities, social sciences, and languages in addition to science.
I worked at 4. The US undergrad gen edu courses are often done in European highschools, tbh.

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Indeed.

I think the comment was made to caricature a student profile as opposed to programs offered, or maybe a climate at lib arts places. Or taboo issues of sorts, not sure, can't speak for the member.

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I’ve just never heard of a parent living in student housing...not sure if students are considered adults at 18 or 21. The university ought to be responsible to some degree if the housing is university owned. I realize university housing and campuses are different in Europe.
Here it is 18 and here particularly there is a very little housing provided, students find their own places and live with whoever they see fit (or who their folks see fit, footing their kids' bills often). The fact thet the school let the toxic dude even apply to live at uni housing is something they should explain. I stayed at a US uni coed housing where weird people were let to live, long term. Esteemed faculty friends, etc. I still have heebeegeebees.
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

Here's a U that's PC:
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/e...ls/4746906002/
At least its accredited.

However! Good luck getting in and making it to graduation.
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Liberal arts are important.
In theory, sure.
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Here's a U that's PC:
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/e...ls/4746906002/
At least its accredited.

However! Good luck getting in and making it to graduation.
I bet it is not the only one.
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