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To help fix college, here are 5 New Year’s resolutions for campus administrators in 2018

Say NO to campus crybullies
Young parents quickly learn that giving in to a toddler’s tantrum means the promise of one thing: more tantrums. Likewise, student social justice warriors came to understand in recent years that all they have to do is cry racism and lodge a list of grievances and demands with administrators and these campus leaders crumble and cave and often agree to most everything, responding to each demand like it’s a line-by-line audit from the IRS. Slowly but surely administrators have started to notice the beast is never appeased. It’s ravenous and will continue to demand and devour. Enough is enough. Grow a backbone, give these crybullies a lesson in perspective, and stand your ground. They will never stop complaining anyway, so there’s nothing to lose.

Stop using PC platitudes to appease
The notion that “diversity, inclusion and tolerance” is the savior of higher education has been debunked. Let’s stop pretending that the progressive Left supports any of those things. Let’s stop pretending programs and offices launched to install such platitudes have been anything but a dismal failure. Look around. Tribalism on campus is at an all-time high. The victimless “victims” on campus have absconded with these terms and manipulated them into serving their ultimate purpose of turning universities into their ideological domains with no room for dissent. The terms “diversity, inclusion and tolerance” have jumped the shark. We all know it’s BS.

Withhold judgment on campus ‘hate crimes’ until verified
Every year, The College Fix compiles a list of hate-crime hoaxes seen over the last 12 months (see here, here, here and here). Over the years, the number of examples is truly staggering. The fact is campus hate crime hoaxes are nothing short of an epidemic. And yet, when something suspect occurs on campus we get the typical hand-wringing, yellow-bellied jumps to conclusion from campus presidents who practically beg the student body to forgive them and promise to implement a litany of programs to address the racism that all too often turns out to be a big, fat hoax. How about let campus police investigate before apologies professed, conclusions made, and programs launched?

Direct Title IX offices to allow due process
The College Fix once interviewed a father whose son was railroaded by an overzealous Title IX investigation. His son’s promising athletic career was derailed as a result. The father asked us: “How many lives have to be destroyed before something is done?” We continue to ask the same question. It’s time to let the accused be able to cross examine witnesses and mount their own defenses. Campus leaders need to require Title IX offices to implement the recent guidelines rolled out by the education department. It’s time to recalibrate the scales of justice toward Constitutionality backed equality — and sanity.

Stop feeding the beast
When will higher education realize the ginormous bubble it’s in? When will campus leaders start to see the writing is on the wall? Parents and students have wised up. It’s a racket. On an anecdotal level, more and more families we talk to are choosing community colleges, vocational schools, online education, military and other avenues rather than paying through the nose for what amounts to indoctrination instead of education. As technology improves, higher education is morphing slowly but surely before our very eyes. (E.g. How many of you still get a daily newspaper delivered to your door everyday anymore? Exactly.) Higher ed needs to give families something of value or suffer the consequences. Evolve or die.

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Jennifer Kabbany is editor-in-chief of The College Fix.