The University of Missouri … which two years ago knuckled under to race-crazed social justice wankers and spoiled brat trustafarians … has experienced a steep drop in admissions.
Before the protests, the university, fondly known as Mizzou, was experiencing steady growth and building new dormitories. Now, with budget cuts due to lost tuition and a decline in state funding, the university is temporarily closing seven dormitories and cutting more than 400 positions, including those of some nontenured faculty members.
The protests at Mizzou and the resignation of the college president were widely celebrated as a success at the time, but things haven’t worked out well for the school which is now renting out empty dorm rooms for events like the upcoming solar eclipse. It turns out students aren’t eager to attend a school best known for, as the Times puts it, “a hair-trigger protest culture lacking any adult control.”
Actually, they are still celebrated as a success because the destruction of an institution is a demonstration of power and power is what the left is really all about.
One would think that if a college/university really wanted to stand out in the market today, they would brand themselves as a school of academic rigor and tolerance for all viewpoints but not for disruptive, social justice nonsense. Such a school would appeal to students and parents who wanted a good return on their investment. It’s interesting that no large college or university is going in this direction; but instead they are collectively sinking into the mire of social justice nonsense.
Speaking of things destroyed by left-wing jackassery, the NFL is losing advertisers. It’s not just Colin Kaeparnik (last seen traveling to Ghana to bash the white racist American culture that made him a multimillionaire). Let’s not forget how ESPN became a sports-themed version of MSDNC over the last couple of years. They’re not doing so well either.