today’s honorary KisPians

has peak idiocrasy been reached?

Instead of making a sincere and concerted attempt to resolve the [cost] issues mentioned above, the Dartmouth administration has spent its time policing student life. Buoyed by the idea that the College should support exclusionary “safe spaces” that act as a barrier against uncomfortable ideas, administrators have assumed the role of paternalistic babysitters. By effectively taking sides in sensitive debates and privileging the perspectives of certain students over others, administrators have crossed the line between maintaining a learning environment that is open to all and forcing their own personal views onto the entire campus. In doing so, they have undermined the value of civility, harmed the free exchange of ideas, and performed a disservice to those students who see their time in college as preparation for success in the real world


  1. Paul Moore
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 2:31 am |

    Regarding rising administrative costs: I believe it was Parkinson, (the one with “The Law”) who told us about the British Navy becoming over heavy with brass, even while ships were being decommissioned.

  2. Fawkes News (V for Article V)
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 4:39 am |

    Abolish the Department of Education, and end ALL federal funding of colleges, universities, and scientific studies not directly related to national defense.

    After that, the problem should be self-correcting.

  3. Merle
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 8:41 am |

    Well, what would you expect from a bunch of left wingers?


  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 10:27 am |

    increased to 3,497 non-faculty staff by 2015.
    Dartmouth’s Office of Pluralism and Leadership
    Sounds like an office to crush thoughtful leadership unless one reads from the Office’s script.

    I see employment sinecures for all the worthless degrees in “helping professions*spit* and Angry Studies*spit*.

  5. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm |

    The new “ivory tower” is a high-rise office block.