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PC at US Universities run amok?

Okay... This story/article is so bizarre and disturbing; it boggles the mind. Shame on Sarah Lawrence University for their mismanagement for lack of better terms. No doubt the lawsuits will be forthcoming - that this school could not manage this situation better is unforgivable.

I cannot imagine being one of the parents here. Those poor kids and their parents left adrift. Here is the link:

https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/larry....html#comments
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

1. Your title and opening post tell us nothing of what this is actually about without clicking the link.
2. Your link goes directly to the comments section.
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Okay... This story/article is so bizarre and disturbing; it boggles the mind. Shame on Sarah Lawrence University for their mismanagement for lack of better terms. No doubt the lawsuits will be forthcoming - that this school could not manage this situation better is unforgivable.

I cannot imagine being one of the parents here. Those poor kids and their parents left adrift. Here is the link:

https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/larry....html#comments
got nothing to do with help and tips. And whats PC! Personal Computer?
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

Instead of linking to a 25 page article published almost a year ago, maybe better to provide a summary.
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Instead of linking to a 25 page article published almost a year ago, maybe better to provide a summary.
It was published the other day, not a year ago!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51481390

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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

Maybe this is of assistance

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-d1a8e6cec7f4
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

It's an interesting - in a horrifying way - article. Not sure what it has to do with political correctness though. And is only in connection with one US uni, Sarah Lawrence.
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It was published the other day, not a year ago!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51481390

Tom
It was published about a year ago, it was updated yesterday with the info that Larry is indicted.
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It's an interesting - in a horrifying way - article. Not sure what it has to do with political correctness though. And is only in connection with one US uni, Sarah Lawrence.
That was what I thought too. That guy is obviously a very dangerous, seriously deranged individual, however, why he hasn't been exposed earlier might have little or nothing to do with PC, rather with a complicated and non-efficient judicial system.
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got nothing to do with help and tips. And whats PC! Personal Computer?

Sadly, it's political correctness.
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Sadly, it's political correctness.
You think everybody knows what these DUMB abbreviations are!
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You think everybody knows what these DUMB abbreviations are!
PC is pretty common these days.

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You think everybody knows what these DUMB abbreviations are!
It's also dumb for me. PC is personal computer. This dumbness is only second to calling a Tesla Model 3 an M3.
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Sadly, it's political correctness.
I thought it was Police Constable.
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

Where were the parents, though...Somebody must have realized and did nothing for a long time. The guy operated his scheme for so long, unconfronted.
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Where were the parents, though...Somebody must have realized and did nothing for a long time. The guy operated his scheme for so long, unconfronted.
Have you read the article?
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It's an interesting - in a horrifying way - article. Not sure what it has to do with political correctness though. And is only in connection with one US uni, Sarah Lawrence.
I think there is a growing trend at US universities to follow guidelines of what is "politically correct" when a sensible response is in order. Clearly, a parent living with 19 year old freshmen in their dorm suite is a little "off". Yet when families complained to admin at Sarah Lawrence, their response was, "We cannot interfere with parental visitation rights."

What is sad to me is that the daughter managed to collect a group of "friends" with issues and her father preyed upon these young adults and their issues. I think the daughter was culpable as well. Then again, she probably also suffered psychologically with a crazy, creepy father like that.

I would suspect that civil law suits against Sarah Lawrence from the families involved will be forthcoming after the father's indictment.

It is interesting in the US, that parents are typically expected to pay for the child's university tuition but they, the parents have no access to grades or medical records unless the child/student signs a waiver (HiPPA and FERPA).
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Re: PC at US Universities run amok?

'liberal arts college' say no more.
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I think there is a growing trend at US universities to follow guidelines of what is "politically correct" when a sensible response is in order. Clearly, a parent living with 19 year old freshmen in their dorm suite is a little "off". Yet when families complained to admin at Sarah Lawrence, their response was, "We cannot interfere with parental visitation rights."

What is sad to me is that the daughter managed to collect a group of "friends" with issues and her father preyed upon these young adults and their issues. I think the daughter was culpable as well. Then again, she probably also suffered psychologically with a crazy, creepy father like that.

I would suspect that civil law suits against Sarah Lawrence from the families involved will be forthcoming after the father's indictment.

It is interesting in the US, that parents are typically expected to pay for the child's university tuition but they, the parents have no access to grades or medical records unless the child/student signs a waiver (HiPPA and FERPA).
You're right, what a weird situation and the college turned a blind eye because they probably didn't want to confront that creepy man.
On the other hand the parents complained to the police too and they got an answer along the line of "well, they're adults and we can't do anything".
But then again, a lot of cults and their "charismatic" leaders went on for long so....as long as the victims themselves don't complain or sue...
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'liberal arts college' say no more.
Liberal arts are important.
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