Students at Oberlin, which has the reputation as a good school, are demanding that the administration abolish any grades below C. And while they are at it, they should abolish midterms and essay questions, replacing them with a conversation with a professor. Their reasoning is that they have too much to do, what with their activism on top of their course loads. Also, they are paying for their attendance and need to get what they want from it. [Read more…]
An interviewer asked University of Washington students about whether they agree that one’s identity is anything one chooses it to be. At first he asked about the issues in the news, gender and bathroom questions, getting the standard approved answers. But then he kept pushing it to see how far the students’ relativism would go. He found that it had no limits! See the video after the jump. [Read more…]
There was a time when college students would march for civil rights and stage protests against the Vietnam War. Yesterday, students across the nation walked out of classes to be part of the Million Student March. Their demands? Free tuition. Cancel all student debt. Increase the minimum wage for campus jobs. [Read more…]
With the help of modern science, pro-lifers have pretty much won the argument that a baby in the womb is a human life, there being little difference between a child in the womb and a child outside the womb. But that doesn’t mean pro-abortion zealots are necessarily changing their beliefs. To an increasing number, this just means that it is also fine to kill the child outside the womb.
In fact, to many college students–many of whom have been required to read the pro-infanticide arguments of Princeton ethicist Peter Singer–children are not “self-aware” until they are 4 or 5 (have they never talked to a 4 or 5 year old?), and so it should be legal to kill them up to that point. [Read more…]