October 16, 2017

Columbia University Spends $100 Million On 'Faculty Diversity'

Rebel Staff

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!

What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. 

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commented 2017-10-17 16:35:34 -0400
I wonder if they will make a point of ensuring that 50% of the faculty and administration are conservatives? Or open up a program on “Conservative Studies” or “Men’s Studies” or “White Studies”? Of course, that would be too dangerous an undertaking because every class would be boycotted and the $100m. would have to be used to repair the damage the agitators would do to buildings and other property!
commented 2017-10-17 11:23:04 -0400
commented 2017-10-17 09:03:00 -0400
Down come the statues of General Lee and up go the statues of Karl Marx at all our schools of higher education. For all intents and purposes, that is what is happening. Can anyone imagine hiring any of these graduates into positions that require strength of purpose and resolve and the ability to roll with the inevitable punches that life will throw at them.
These institutions are probably lost for the foreseeable future. The only solution is to open new schools dedicated to the advancement of conservative values. Fighting them from within is all but impossible.
commented 2017-10-17 07:28:57 -0400
A couple of years back, at mid-life, I decided to return to a Canadian college. I have never felt so unwelcome in my life just for showing up. They see a white middle-aged guy wolking in and they tighten up fast. This went for the looney libtard “instructors” and their flock of snowflake followers. Sure enough, once they got a handle on my views, they did everything they could to purge me out of there. I remember hearing a collective shit drop the day I called out Trudeau for being a fake feminist. They don’t hesitate to label you as an undesirable for opposing their leftist drivel. If you push back hard enough, they will find a reason to try and funnel you into the campus mental health system. It’s their preferred method of “conflict resolution.” They tried to do it to me…f*ck them – I finished my term, swore never to return and saved myself thousands pursuing a diploma from a program with a 3% post-grad job placement rate. I scoff at their current picket lines…looks good on them – both sides.

I learned from one half-decent prof that faculty is given a college priority list: Sensitivity training and all manners of snowflake management take up the top tiers of that list. Any mention of education is tertiary at best. The system fundamentally punishes high performance students and rewards the weak and lazy.
The constant in-class whining and bargaining for assignment extensions and the like was pathetic. In retrospect, I should have bolted on the first day of term after a “mandatory screening” of Kathllen Wynne’s ‘Tea Time Sex Ed Video.’ I wish I was kidding: https://youtu.be/fGoWLWS4-kU
commented 2017-10-17 01:08:54 -0400
In some ways i like this crap, the useless progressive snowflakes learn a hard lesson when they hit the real world, they deserve it.
commented 2017-10-17 01:07:38 -0400
So does this mean they will cut the number of Marxist’s? HELL NO! They do not like ACTUAL DIVERSITY!
commented 2017-10-16 21:01:57 -0400
I just don’t care anymore.
commented 2017-10-16 20:42:47 -0400
I’m speechless.
commented 2017-10-16 20:08:34 -0400
So now Students will be able to earn Brownie Points for learning the art of making love to a Goat? Diverse to say the least.
commented 2017-10-16 19:39:18 -0400
Right off the bat I have to ask, 85 million already spent on this rabbit hole, and, throwing another 100 million at this makes sense how?!!!!!!
Coddled morons is what Columbia is churning out; this seems to be the sad reality in Universities across the West.