Wednesday, March 25, 2015

And Why is Tuition Increasing?

In the "You can't Make This Up" category we now have a Dean, yes most likely one of hundreds, at Cornell, advising a putative ISIS group to train on campus. All of this caught on video.

In the UK Daily Mail they state:

A dean at Cornell University has been filmed apparently endorsing the idea of an ISIS 'training camp' at the college. ..., assistant dean for students at the Ivy League college in Ithaca, New York, said such an initiative would be 'just like bringing in a sports coach'. Video has emerged of Mr ... speaking to an undercover reporter who was posing as a Moroccan student.  

This rather rotund looking individual, whose Medicare I am may now be paying into, supports the training of what? If he were in a real business he would be applying for a job elsewhere...

This is a classic example of what is wrong with our Education systems. Positions like this should not exist at all, people like this should find out what life is really like!

On the otherhand the President of Cornell states:

 Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of "journalism" has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity. It is shameful that any individual would pose as a student facing racial discrimination at another university, ask leading questions on hidden camera about Cornell's tolerance for differing viewpoints and backgrounds, and then conveniently splice together the resulting footage to smear our assistant dean and our University. After speaking with Assistant Dean ..., I am convinced that he was not aware of what he was being asked. 

 Thus what are we left to believe, what is on the video or what the President says. Perhaps if the University filed a defamation suit against the perpertrators and won in Court we could have some faith in the process. A rejection with what appears to be a limited examination is a bit of a weak stand to be in.

The problem is that the words seem to speak for themselves. Also anyone near American Universities is tempted to believe this, especially since we see all too much of this type of action.

Perhaps in lieu of a rapid defense one should have take a deep breath and set out to examine this in detail. It appears that this has not been the case.