College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos. Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.
Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain.
You have been warned.
Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus. “What really bothered me is, the whole idea is that at a liberal arts college, we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion,” she whined — apparently without irony. In May 2013, globetrotting campus leftists pitched a fit about divesting the endowment from any company that profits from burning fossil fuels. Such a move would cost the college more than $200 million. Also, a male student who was expelled after a female student alleged that he raped her has filed a lawsuit claiming, among much else, that the woman invited him to dinner twice with her parents after the alleged rape occurred. (RELATED: Swarthmore Liberals Go To War Over Fossil Fuels, Ethnic Studies)
This spring, officials at Brandeis University, one of America’s foremost lairs of leftism, chose to take back an honorary degree it was going to bestow during its commencement ceremonies upon Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the planet’s greatest and bravest campaigners for women’s rights and a very vocal critic of Islam. Then, earlier this summer, a Brandeis student uncovered a huge listserv used by Brandeis professors containing several scary exchanges bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and basically anyone who views America as a force for good. In one email, comparative politics professor Donald Hindley peddles anti-Semitic libels and suggests that if he were to die, his organs would be taken by Israel and be “recycled as (non-Kosher, I hope but money does corrupt us all, as witness the Jewish Orthodox occupiers of Palestinian territory) sausages-frankfurters -weenies-erstwhile hot dogs.” (RELATED: Activist Exposes Brandeis University Anti-Israel Faculty Listserv)
Otherwise an academic backwater not worth mentioning, San Francisco State University makes this list because it recently gave ethnic studies professor Rabab Abdulhadi $7,000 from state taxpayers to fly to the Middle East for meetings with celebrated terrorists. “Professor Abdulhadi’s academic work in race and resistance studies requires examination of some of the world’s most challenging and controversial issues,” explained school president Leslie Wong in defense of his employee, according to Palestine Solidarity Legal Support.
Occidental College, the mediocre private dump that President Barack Obama once attended (before wisely transferring to Columbia University), clearly wants to become America’s worst school. In the fall, a female student accused a now-expelled male student of rape after texting him “do you have a condom” and sending a smiley-face text to friends reading “I’mgoingtohave sex now” [sic]. The male student claims sociology professor Danielle Dirks later indicated that he “fit the profile of other rapists on campus in that he had a high GPA in high school, was his class valedictorian, was on [a sports] team, and was ‘from a good family.’” This winter, school officials meaninglessly pledged to avoid investing in manufacturers of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for sale to the unwashed masses — a move which changed Occidental’s stock portfolio exactly none. This spring, Occidental offered academic credit for a class on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”