Columbia University's president just announced that the school has committed $100 million to promoting a "diverse faculty."
In a recent email to students, a copy of which was obtained by Campus Reform, President Lee Bollinger announced that the school will spend “$100 million over the next five fiscal years” to increase the number of professors at the elite institution who are from backgrounds that “traditionally have been underrepresented” in academia.
It is a fundamental premise of modern U.S. higher education, and it is most certainly true of Columbia University, that scholarship and teaching are strengthened immeasurably by having a diverse faculty and student body,” Bollinger asserted.
“To turn this premise into reality, we have taken many steps, but none is more important than the commitment of financial resources to this end,” he wrote, adding that the school has already spent $85 million on increasing faculty diversity since 2005.
This is yet another example of leftists wasting money on something that is completely unnecessary. To American leftists, everything is about race and gender, so they feel that this money would be better spent towards diversity efforts rather than actually educating students and preparing them for the real world. Tuition at Columbia is a staggering $54,504 per year, and the school is using this money to fund politically correct efforts instead of getting students ready to enter the job market.
Efforts like this one are partly why college campuses all over the country have become "safe spaces" for liberal snowflake students who are coddled for their entire four years of school. Now that conservative voices have effectively been silenced on campuses, these liberal students are free to waltz through their four years of college living in a leftist bubble in which their views are never challenged. They are then stunned when they graduate and are thrown into the real world with few skills and no job prospects.
In the end, Columbia should be spending this $100 million on preparing their students for the real world, not wasting it on diversifying their faculty!
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