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This has gone way, way too far.

At Yale, every residential college has a “master”––a professor who lives in residence with their family, and is responsible for its academic, intellectual, and social life.  “Masters work with students to shape each residential college community,” Yale states, “bringing their own distinct social, cultural, and intellectual influences to the colleges.” The approach is far costlier than what’s on offer at commuter schools, but aims to create a richer intellectual environment where undergrads can learn from faculty and one another even outside the classroom.
“In your position as master,” one student says, “it is your job to create a place of comfort and home for the students who live in Silliman. You have not done that. By sending out that email, that goes against your position as master. Do you understand that?!”

“No,” he said, “I don’t agree with that.”

The student explodes, “Then why the **** did you accept the position?! Who the **** hired you?! You should step down! If that is what you think about being a master you should step down! It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not! Do you understand that? It’s about creating a home here. You are not doing that!”

Oh really?

So let's accept the premise -- that it's about creating a "home".

Is a "home" somewhere that you are an infantile being, where every scream, every cry brings response because you are incapable of doing anything for yourself?  Has the entirety of the college campus student population now descended below the threshold of two years of intellectual and physical capacity, where one can no longer prepare one's own food or even wipe one's own ass?

That's the premise here, you know.

I have long maintained that the first and only job as a parent is to somehow navigate taking an infant who is utterly dependent on you for everything necessary to survive except air and wind up with someone capable of cooking their own food, wiping their own ass, cleaning the remainder of their own body, laundering their clothes and finding a means of supporting themselves in some fashion, whatever it might be, such that on or before they reach their 18 year on this planet they have a fighting chance at being on their own and not dying.

Everything else is gravy.

You only need look around the animal kingdom to see the pattern.  The mother cat teaches the kitten how to hunt.  The antelope learns how to run with the herd (and quickly at that!) lest he become the larger cat's lunch.  The amount of effort that goes into this process varies from species to species, but it all comes down to the same thing -- progress over time, not regression.

If our colleges are allowing professors, RAs and others to be drummed out, forced to resign and similar due to the infantile regression of the students and their screaming like six week old babies then my response is that should I ever set up another company all who come to me with said degrees will get to cry in their infantile manner while watching me burn their resume and post the video on Youtube.

This crap stops right here and now and the people who run these so-called "higher educational institutions" put their foot down and tell these crybabies to grow up or get out -- or my big fat BBQ lighter is going to get a workout, and I recommend if you're a hiring manager that yours does too.

There are plenty of people who currently are or have been in the military that understand that playing infant when it's time to be an adult is a good way to wind up in a pine box.  They get it, and if these coddled babies do not they might learn when they find themselves living under a freeway overpass.

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