While we’re continued to be amazed by the idiotic and unfortunate events at Yale and the University of Missouri where it seems that wannabe-60s revolutionaries are taking over the joints, you can be assured that there’s at least one University that doesn’t take such guff.
That would be Purdue, as exhibited by this letter that went out to the entire campus, letting them know that such shenanigans won’t be appreciated there:
To the Purdue community.
Events this week at the University of Missouri and Yale University should remind us all of the importance of absolute fidelity to her shared values. First, that we strive constantly to be, without exception, a welcoming inclusive and discrimination-free community, where each person is respected and treated with dignity. Second, to be steadfast in preserving academic freedom and individual liberty.
Two years ago, a student-led initiative created the “We Are Purdue Statement of Values”, which was subsequently endorsed by the University Senate. Last year, both our undergraduate and graduate student governments led an effort to produced a strengthened statement of policies protecting free speech. What a proud contrast to the environments that appear to prevail at places like Missouri and Yale. Today and every day, we should remember the tenants of those statements and do our best to live up to them fully.
President Mitch Daniels
That’s pretty bad ass. But we should expect that from Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana, and stalwart Republican.
Meanwhile, Mizzou is in the grip of a KKK hoax.