We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Aren't they sposta be our moral and intellectual superiors?
Today is the first day of Hannukah, and of course we are well into Advent now. These times have a large secular component (and Christmas, of course, a large pagan component), and can be enjoyed by everybody regardless of religion or lack thereof. Even atheists tend to love Christmastime.
Thus perhaps the great Cornell University is worried about the hypersensitivities and potential postal rages of the Hindu, Buddhist, atheist, Ba'hai, Confucian, Zoroastrian, Wikkan, and Muslim students and faculty, but naturally nobody has heard those hypersensitivities expressed because who could be or would want to be that much of a negative, obnoxious a-hole?
This is all to be laughed about without wasting any mental bandwidth on angry indignation: It's Holiday Season for all, so cheer up and lighten up, you university sillies and you university pantywaists.
My message to university administrators: Chill out, have an eggnog, and and go look for a pretty girl (or boy) under the pagan mistletoe. You will feel better.
PLEASE stop using the words college and universities as they are now indoctrination centers, for future welfare recipients.
These institutions bear no resemblance to critical thinking institutions of the past. These colleges and universities more resemble our federal government , sucking in vast amounts of money with negative results.