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Kudos to this College President

College-StudentsEducational circles have been simmering and stirring for months, if not years. Only now, certain mindsets and worldview are increasingly in the news. And the times, they are a-changin’.

In September, The Atlantic magazine carried an article called, “The Coddling of the American Mind” highlighting how college students could no longer countenance difficult words or ideas. They gave the example of 10 schools in the University of California system receiving sensitivity training regarding microaggressions— you know, those little things that could set off a temper tantrum or maybe inflict great mental or emotional damage among those in academia.

The offensive gems educators should avoid saying? Oh, horrible things like, “America is the landuniversity of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.” No one making it as far as university should ever need to hear such inflammatory statements, in their opinion.

Pseudo-students intent on sidestepping exams and term papers and all else academic have been milking the politically-correct paranoia. Recently, Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University had enough and drew the line. Apparently, their school dared to conduct a chapel service with love as the sermon. This proved too much for a student who “felt bad” and thus had been “victimized”.

dr_everett_piperPresident Piper took to a blog post where he wrote in response, “This is not a day care. This is a university!” The piece went viral as a true educator stepped up to the plate, penning the following:

“If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue, this may not be the university you’re looking for. If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place.

“If you’re more interested in playing the ‘hater’ card than you are in confessing your own hate; if oklahoma-wesleyan-universityyou want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.”

I say kudos to this college president who embodies the best of education, challenging both the minds and the moral fiber of the next generation.


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