How college campus bureaucracy makes ‘snowflakes’
If today’s college students are fragile “snowflakes” who can’t bear the least stress, most of the blame falls on school administrators who all but demand the kids feel that way. A fresh example comes from Holy Cross up in Worcester, Mass.
Just before Thanksgiving, a large rainbow flag went missing from the front of one of the Catholic college’s social-justice centers — and the school’s vice president of student affairs, Michele Murray, treated it as a crisis.
In an e-mail to the entire student body, Dean Murray was “saddened to report” the “deeply troubling” disappearance of the flag “hung to demonstrate support for and solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ community.”
Any student who is “in need of support regarding this incident,” she went on, can get it via “the confidential LGBTQIA+ support groups” or the school’s Counseling Center.
She also noted that the college recognizes “the pain caused by bias and hate, and we resolve to stand with, and dedicate resources for, targeted groups and individuals.”
Finally, Murray noted that Holy Cross would respond by adding . . . more bureaucracy: a new “coordination group” to “determine what resources are needed to provide ongoing and sustainable support and programming for LGBTQIA+ students.”
If you wonder why college has grown so expensive, start looking at all the adults hired not to teach, but to treat students like children.
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