The most shocking examples of political correctness in
higher education were recognized in the Collegiate Networks 7th annual Campus
Outrage Awards announced this spring. The dubious honors go to:
- "Sex Week at Yale," a student-sponsored use of school funds and facilities
co-sponsored by a porn film company and featuring a porn star as a keynote
speaker. This event tied for first place with "Gay Men of Color in Porn," a
Chicano Studies thesis presented under the auspices of the University of
California-Santa Barbaras taxpayer-funded "Race Matters Series."
- The illegal expenditure of $31,000 of mandatory student fees by the University
of California-Berkeleys student government to defeat Proposition 54, an
initiative to bar the state from collecting race data on school admissions forms.
- A false police report claiming racial hate crimes at Northwestern University.
The student later confessed to police that his allegations of racial slurs and an
attack at knifepoint were a hoax. No disciplinary action has been taken by the
- The Duke University philosophy department chairs justification of the 17-1
Democrat-to-Republican ratio among the schools professors on the ground that
conservatives arent smart enough to get hired there. (See Education Reporter,
- A walkout by faculty and some students from the stage at the commencement of
Georgetown University after the speaker, Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze,
reiterated the Catholic Churchs teaching against homosexuality. The Catholic
colleges dean followed up with an e-mail apology to students and an offer of
counseling to students who suffered psychological trauma from the speech.