State of the Campus at UNC-Greensboro: Politically Correct Pandering

Ashley Thorne

Today NAS received a copy of this speech by UNC-Greensboro Chancellor Linda P. Brady.  The speech was given on August 18, 2010 as a "State of the Campus" address. Brady bows to politically correct idols in a fashion typical at today's colleges and universities: Diversity
  • The University has launched a search for a new Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion [Quite a title!]
  • Chancellor Brady is “especially proud of the hard work of faculty search and promotion and tenure committees, reflected in the growing number of women faculty and ethnic minority faculty in the junior ranks” [Are there gender and ethnicity quotas for faculty members?]
  • According to a report by The Education Trust, “On average, 56 percent of African American students at UNCG graduate in six years, compared with 51 percent of white students. To quote from the report, ‘Clearly, when colleges focus on student success, all students benefit greatly – particularly students of color.’” [Does UNCG have programs to help white students graduate too?]
Sustainability
  • Sustainability “remains a core value at UNCG” [A core value that competes with the real business of education]
  • “In 2009-10 UNCG appointed a full-time sustainability coordinator in facilities operations, initiated planning for implementation of a behavior-based energy conservation program...” [Sounds like an effort to change behavior through small, everyday changes – like getting rid of cafeteria trays and making dorm halls compete to use the least energy]
Learning Communities
  • The University aims to place all new undergraduate students in residential “learning communities.” [Is this similar to the University of Delaware’s 2007 mandatory residence life “citizenship” program – an Orwellian effort to change students’ “thoughts, values, beliefs, and actions”?]

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