For most in higher education, the grades have been recorded, the tassels turned, and summer vacay is officially underway.
It’s a great time to take a quick look back at 2018-19 and offer a highlight reel on some of the insanity we’ve reported on during the last school year.
There was no shortage of crazy campus stories that The College Fix covered — from free speech battles to white privilege lessons.
Here’s a look at some of our most-read and popular stories from each of the last 10 months.
Professors allow students to pick their own grade
Yep, you read that right. Forget setting the bar high and encouraging students to strive for greatness. If students want to shoot for a C minus, let them! Who are we to judge?
More Yale freshmen identify as LGBTQ than conservative, survey finds
Yale University was founded in the 1600s by puritans. Today it’s questionable whether a puritan would be allowed to speak on campus.
‘Make them scared’ website posts uncorroborated sexual assault claims against male students
In the age of #MeToo, due process and the standard of innocent until proven guilty have been replaced with #BelieveAllWomen. Nevermind those pesky constitutional rights.
Porn star gives college students ‘Intro to BDSM’ training
Back in 2013-14, people were shocked when universities hosted those “I Heart the Female Orgasm” seminars. Trust us when we say there is a slippery slope, and higher ed is barreling down it headfirst.
University hosts ‘critical look at whiteness’ forum
The Christian cartoon “VeggieTales” is racist because the villains are vegetables of color. The NFL is racist since most players are black and most coaches and owners are white. White women advance white supremacy when they support President Donald Trump. Welcome to college, folks. This is what passes for scholarly thinking nowadays.
Mothers in shock as daughters come home from college with mustaches, breasts removed
Remember that slippery slope we mentioned earlier? Yeah, we weren’t kidding.
More than 1,000 scientists sign ‘dissent from Darwinism’ statement
It’s not always bad news. This refreshing article proved to be very popular, showing people are hungry for reason and intellectual diversity to return to campus.
White privilege lecture tells students white people ‘dangerous’ if they don’t see race
We’ve gone from “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” to “you better see the color of my skin or you’re a racist.”
University hosts no-whites-allowed faculty and staff listening sessions — to promote inclusivity
Irony alert: Wake Forest University hosted a series of “listening sessions” for faculty and staff of color — that aimed to advance inclusion efforts on campus. Because nothing fosters solidarity like separating people by race.
May 2019 (a tie)
High school may erase mural of George Washington: ‘traumatizes students’
TRENDING: Universities nationwide remove historical artwork deemed offensive
We’re seeing history erased and rewritten before our very eyes. “1984” is not fiction on America’s college campuses — and that’s a very scary thought.
Goodness only knows what the 2019-20 school year will bring, but rest assured we will be there to cover it. Thanks for reading The College Fix — and keep coming back for more. Summer seems to be a surprisingly busy time for higher education news. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep shining the light on campus news that matters most to you.