Sunday, July 16, 2017

Harvard bans private speech

Harvard college announces:
Harvard students may neither join nor participate in final clubs, fraternities or sororities, or other similar private, exclusionary social organizations that are exclusively or predominantly made up of Harvard students, whether they have any local or national affiliation, during their time in the College. The College will take disciplinary action against students who are found to be participating in such organizations. Violations will be adjudicated by the Administrative Board.
So Harvard students cannot join an off-campus club of their choosing.

I went to Princeton where there is a long tradition of students joining off-campus clubs. Those clubs are some of the most independent anywhere, as they have no affiliation with the university or with any national organization. The university administration has hated the clubs for a century, because they are not subject to taking orders from deans.

Last month the Harvard newspaper reported:
Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students traded sexually explicit memes and messages that sometimes targeted minority groups in a private Facebook group chat.

A handful of admitted students formed the messaging group—titled, at one point, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens” — on Facebook in late December, according to two incoming freshmen.he

In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking ...
Apparently some officials found their mocking to be too offensive.

Harvard has joined the Orwellian Ctrl-Left.

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