The institutionalization of Marxist ideology at the Univ of Minnesota's school of education. From the norms for admission and graduation of education majors at UM: "Our future teachers will be able to discuss their own histories and current thinking drawing on notions of white privilege, hegemonic masculinity, heteronormativity, and internalized oppression." IOW, you must first demonstrate that you are either already a Marxist or willing to become one before admission and that you have fully embraced Marxist ideology before you are allowed to graduate. This is exactly what we did in my English composition program when I was a graduate instructor. Will it pass constitutional muster?
More global-warming pseudo-science! This time in New Zealand.
If anyone has seen "The Road," please leave a comment with your reaction. I taught this Cormac McCarthy novel last summer at U.D. It is beautifully written; however, it is also terribly bleak and often downright gruesome. The flashes of hope manage not to be overwhelmed by the devastated landscape and characters. . .but the overall feel of the novel is nihilistic. It is a rare talent that can present apocalyptic despair in such hallowed terms.
Suggestions for an alternative GOP "purity test." My fav: "Vampires shouldn't sparkle." Agreed!
Heaven according to the Red-Bearded Convert of Seattle, Mark Shea.
Being a feminist myself, I am heartened by this development on our university campuses. Hey, if Ted Kennedy can be a Catholic, I can be a feminist!