Dartmouth College just announced that it will be closing its Gender Research Institute, much to the surprise of its snowflake students and faculty.
The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth has been closed, according to GRID director Annabel Martín. Martín wrote in an email statement that she is uncertain how long the institute will be closed and $30,000 has been allocated for gender-related research in the interim period. Although Martín did not specify the reason for GRID’s closing, she wrote that the decision surprised all faculty involved in the process.
College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email statement that GRID was funded in 2013 with a one-time grant for four years, and that the grant has now been spent. She added that a group of faculty members will soon meet to discuss future options.
Martín and four other faculty members launched GRID in 2013 to bring together a variety of professors to study gender. GRID provided fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and professors, hosted lecture series and events and organized an annual spring symposium. Topics discussed at these lectures and symposiums ranged from intersectional feminism to substance abuse and addiction. GRID also collaborated with other institutions at the College, such as the Geisel School of Medicine, the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Tuck School of Business.
While we're certainly glad to see that this institute closed, we also find it ridiculous that it ever existed in the first place. Tuition fees at Dartmouth start at around $50,000 per year (not including room and board), and this money is going towards funding silly gender studies institutes rather than actually preparing students for the real world. With tuition money being used for institutes like this, it's no wonder that so many millennials end up jobless and living at home after college.
Wasting funds on institutions such as GRID is unfortunately quite common on college campuses across the U.S. In the old days, colleges were places where young people would be exposed to ideas that would challenge the way they looked at the world and would prepare them to enter the job market. However, now colleges have transformed into "safe spaces" where leftist students don't have to worry about being "triggered" by ideas that differ from their own. These leftist snowflake students spend their days in gender studies programs just like the one at Dartmouth, whining about sexism and racism. These same students are then stunned when they graduate college and are thrown into the real world with no basic skills and no option but to run back to the ultimate safe space: their parents' basement.
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