One of my brothers, currently earning his PhD at Rutgers University, called me the other day...
J: ALa, I don't think you'll ever be able to get your doctorate in English Lit.
(We have a very lovingly-competitive relationship, so I thought he was implying it would be too demanding...)
ALa: Gee, thanks...
J: No, I don't mean it that way --the classes are SO far left that sometimes I'm offended. I mean really far left and they assume everyone there is too.
...And this from a New York liberal.
The scene is no different at prestigious Columbia University... Marine reservist Matt Sanchez has been called a "baby killer" and Chris Kulawik, head of the College Republicans, reports there is a slide in science class comparing President Bush with a monkey.
Now the NY Daily News reports that this $33,246 a year university offers a lot more than liberal politics...
"...Columbia University students doff their clothes at naked parties, flock to sex toys workshops, broadcast porn on campus TV, bake anatomically correct pies for the "Erotic Cake-Baking Contest" and heat up the steps of the Low Library in a mass makeout session called the "Big Kiss."
And of course, there's always the stimulating game, "Guess the Number of Condoms in the Jelly-Bean Jar."
Others volunteer for the bullwhip at Conversio Virium, the university-sanctioned S&M club that means "exchange of power" in Latin. It calls itself a "discussion group" that provides "education and peer support" and promotes "safe, sane and consensual play." But the club doesn't just talk.
Late on the night of Nov. 13, a Daily News reporter sat in room 303 of Hamilton Hall, a venerable classroom building where Columbia students have studied Poe, Plato and Plutarch for nearly 100 years.
As a female student volunteer stood facing the blackboard, and two dozen Columbians watched, a lecturer who identified himself only as Dov flogged her repeatedly with leather whips, rubber hoses - and a cat-o'-nine-tails..." (Read the whole article)
So what is forbidden at Columbia University? Brace yourselves, in a school that has "Sex Toys 101", "Sexhibition" and "Smut TV"...LOVE LETTERS are a no-no. According the school's Health Services website, love letters are a form of nonphysical sexual harassment...
UPDATE: Ann Coulter said something on John Gibson's show that I said to The Man last night --what loser has to join a club to get laid in college?!