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Thursday, December 26, 2019

May of 2019, I was accepted to the Eli Whitney student program at Yale University. At 52, I am the oldest freshman in the class of 2023. Before I was accepted, I didn't really know what to expect. I had seen the infamous YouTube video of students screaming at a faculty member. I had seen the news stories regarding the admissions scandal and that Yale was included in that unfortunate business. I had also heard the students at Yale referred to as "snowflakes" in various social media dumpsters and occasionally I'd seen references to Ivy League students as snowflakes in a few news sources.

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"I hear the term occasionally from buddies of mine who I love, they say things like; "how are things up there with the liberal snowflakes?"

Let me assure you, I have not met one kid who fits that description. None of the kids I've met seem to think that they are "special" any more than any other 18"22-year-old. These kids work their assess off."

Excellent read. Maybe some of our college profs here could learn something from it.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-26 12:59 PM | Reply

IOW, the students and the faculty didn't live up to the hype.

Not surprised in the least.

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-26 02:00 PM | Reply

Just don't expect any vigorous "battle of ideas" and free thinking at Yale.

Yale Prof Estimates Faculty Political Diversity at 0%'
Pressure to join the "herd groupthink" in New Haven.

www.wsj.com

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-26 02:08 PM | Reply

"IOW, the students and the faculty didn't live up to the hype."

That's a curious rationalization...

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-26 02:35 PM | Reply

#3 read the article or STFU you pathetic has been nobody.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-26 03:10 PM | Reply

"Yale Prof Estimates Faculty Political Diversity at 0%'"

It's funny to see the same people who want Trump's Wall shed crocodile tears over a lack of Diversity!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-26 03:22 PM | Reply

Very nice piece. Thanks for posting.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-12-26 03:28 PM | Reply

"After that class a couple of the students approached me and explained that their dads were cabbies when they first came to the United States, and that their fathers had told them that the things they sometimes heard from people in their cabs were amazing.

Think about that for a second. These students are first generation Americans. Their fathers immigrated to this country and started out by being taxi drivers. Now, their children are attending college at Yale University."

^
That's the part that makes the Deplorables mad.
Opportunity being handed out to hard-working foreigners instead of lazy Americans.
The damn dirty apes are on some kind of Long March Through The Low-Skilled Labor Sector!

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-26 04:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That's a curious rationalization..."

Just meaning that we stereotype folks such as Yale Students and faculty as all being one way and that's not likely true. It's true for a minority of them but the vast majority of them aren't how they are stereotyped.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-26 04:54 PM | Reply

"Hyped" is not the word to describe Nullifidian's attitude towards the younger generation, Eberly.

That's why it's wrong.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-26 05:35 PM | Reply

No snooty, that's the way the story is supposed to go... if they are here legally

#11 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-12-27 10:53 AM | Reply

This was easily one of the best articles I've read in a long time. Nice post.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And I think that a professor can hold his or her own beliefs without also believing that he or she needs to turn the students into littler versions of themselves.

And the guy was a Navy SEAL. Try being around a bunch of 18-22 year old service members when those guys are around. They get giddier than when the NFL cheerleaders come to visit.

#13 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-27 11:40 AM | Reply

Nice article thanks for sharing it.

#14 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2019-12-27 04:18 PM | Reply

Enough snowflakes and you have an avalanche.

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-12-27 05:09 PM | Reply

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