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.
It is filled with excruciating solecisms (“Though this institution as well as many others including this entire country, have been founded upon the oppression and degradation of marginalized bodies, it has a liability to protect the students that it serves”); garbled regurgitations of High Theory (“The notion of discourse, when it comes to discussions about experiences and identities, deters the ‘Columbusing’ of established realities and truths [coded as ‘intellectual inquiry’] that the institution promotes”); and sheer head-scratchers of incomprehensibility (“To conclude our statement, we invite you to respond to this email by Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:07 PM [since we have more energy to expend on the frivolity of this institution and not Black lives].)” (Gnawing question: Why not a 4:08 PM deadline?)
Written in what I call Sociologese. I took the GRE 15 years after taking the SAT. I was confounded by some of the reading passages in the Verbal section of the GRE. I decided to choose the answer which had the most turgid, verbose, convoluted, incomprehensible prose- what I would call Sociologese. That strategy apparently worked, as I got a GRE-Verbal score slightly better than my SAT-Verbal score.
it has a liability to protect the students that it serves
It's a dialect of English, not quite a foreign language. The student is merely demonstrating that xe is becoming fluent in it. Relatedly there is a set of attitudes students are expected to parrot before graduation. Xe seems to be doing fine on that also.
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I wonder when parents are going to start thinking about ROI on tuition ?
As I have commented before, college has simply become an extension of daycare providing safe spaces and coloring books for the students. Chronologically these students are young adults but mentally they still act like children.