The Comedy that is Edgewood College

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The Comedy that is Edgewood College

Leonard Hof­s­tadter: Got any advice?
Bev­erly Hof­s­tadter: Yes. Buck up.
Leonard Hof­s­tadter: Excuse me — you’re a world-​renowned expert in par­ent­ing and child devel­op­ment, and all you’ve got is “buck up”?
Bev­erly Hof­s­tadter: Sorry. Buck up, Sissy Pants.

The Big Bang The­ory The Skank Reflex Analy­sis 2011

A few days ago we had a spon­sored post called Tech­nol­ogy Jobs with High Salaries, which talked about cer­tain hi tech jobs that will get you a big paycheck.

All of those jobs have one thing in com­mon, the abil­ity to han­dle stress and deal with real world prob­lems in real time.

This is appar­ently not a skill that $41,096 annu­ally will buy you at Edge­wood College

The oper­a­tions of Edge­wood Col­lege were brought to a swift halt by a sticky note mak­ing fun of stu­dents trau­ma­tized by the elec­tion of Don­ald Trump.

The sticky note — which read, “Suck it up p– — s!” fol­lowed by a wink­ing smi­ley face — coin­cided with a cam­paign to encour­age stu­dents to express their feel­ings about the elec­tion by post­ing the 3-​by-​3-​inch adhe­sive plac­ards on a table in a com­mon area.The oper­a­tions of Edge­wood Col­lege were brought to a swift halt by a sticky note mak­ing fun of stu­dents trau­ma­tized by the elec­tion of Don­ald Trump. The sticky note — which read, “Suck it up p– — s!” fol­lowed by a wink­ing smi­ley face — coin­cided with a cam­paign to encour­age stu­dents to express their feel­ings about the elec­tion by post­ing the 3-​by-​3-​inch adhe­sive plac­ards on a table in a com­mon area.

That para­graph is bad enough but the reac­tion of the col­lege admin­is­tra­tion was worse:

Accord­ing to the let­ter, the Post-​it caused “[a] great deal of fear, sad­ness, and anger among stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff,” was “a tar­geted act of intim­i­da­tion and cowardice,”According to the let­ter, the Post-​it caused “[a] great deal of fear, sad­ness, and anger among stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff,” was “a tar­geted act of intim­i­da­tion and cowardice,”

Maybe it’s just me but if you’re part of the fac­ulty and staff of a col­lege and you are intim­i­dated by a post it not with a wink­ing smi­ley face you have no busi­ness being in any posi­tion of author­ity or responsibility.

And if you think that let­ter was bad their final reac­tion clinched it:

Accord­ing to Cham­bers, “the group deter­mined that the mes­sage con­sti­tuted a Hate Crime, based on guide­lines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law.”

He adds the group acted accord­ing to col­lege pol­icy and reported the inci­dent to the Madi­son, Wis­con­sin Police Depart­ment, which is cur­rently inves­ti­gat­ing it as a “Hate Crime,” and that it is also being inves­ti­gated through the college’s Stu­dent Con­duct Process.According to Cham­bers, “the group deter­mined that the mes­sage con­sti­tuted a Hate Crime, based on guide­lines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law.” He adds the group acted accord­ing to col­lege pol­icy and reported the inci­dent to the Madi­son, Wis­con­sin Police Depart­ment, which is cur­rently inves­ti­gat­ing it as a “Hate Crime,” and that it is also being inves­ti­gated through the college’s Stu­dent Con­duct Process.

Seri­ously, you called the cops over a post it note? Seriously?!?

Now the prob­lem reac­tion to all of this is of course uncon­trol­lable laughter

Unless of course you are

  • A par­ent who is pay­ing $40K plus annu­ally for a school to teach them to be unpre­pared to deal with a post it note
  • A stu­dent at a job inter­view who has to con­vince a hir­ing man­ager that your Edge­wood edu­ca­tion qual­i­fies you for a position.
  • A mem­ber of the alumni who has won­dered what they’ve been spend­ing the check you’ve sent them on
  • A Madi­son tax­payer who real­izes their police are inves­ti­gat­ing post-​it notes instead of deal­ing with actual crime.

No hir­ing man­ager in his or her right mind would even con­sider hir­ing a per­son who has spent four years in an envi­ron­ment where peo­ple are trained to call the police over a post it note.

My sug­ges­tion for par­ents of Edge­wood col­lege stu­dents. If you want your son or daugh­ter to learn how to func­tion in the real world get them out of Edge­wood and have them take a job at McDonalds.

Sooner or later lawyers will fig­ure out that col­leges like this which fail to pre­pare stu­dents for life are class action suits wait­ing to hap­pen, then the facades will start falling rapidly.

Clos­ing thought. The unwill­ing­ness of the uni­ver­sity to com­ment other than to acknowl­edge the let­ter as real tells me that these folks know that what they are doing is idiocy but as long as they work and dwell inside the bub­ble they are too afraid to say so. How pathetic is that?


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Leonard Hofstadter: Got any advice?
Beverly Hofstadter: Yes. Buck up.
Leonard Hofstadter: Excuse me – you’re a world-renowned expert in parenting and child development, and all you’ve got is “buck up”?
Beverly Hofstadter: Sorry. Buck up, Sissy Pants.

The Big Bang Theory The Skank Reflex Analysis 2011

A few days ago we had a sponsored post called Technology Jobs with High Salaries, which talked about certain hi tech jobs that will get you a big paycheck.

All of those jobs have one thing in common, the ability to handle stress and deal with real world problems in real time.

This is apparently not a skill that $41,096 annually will buy you at Edgewood College

The operations of Edgewood College were brought to a swift halt by a sticky note making fun of students traumatized by the election of Donald Trump.

The sticky note — which read, “Suck it up p–—s!” followed by a winking smiley face — coincided with a campaign to encourage students to express their feelings about the election by posting the 3-by-3-inch adhesive placards on a table in a common area.The operations of Edgewood College were brought to a swift halt by a sticky note making fun of students traumatized by the election of Donald Trump. The sticky note — which read, “Suck it up p–—s!” followed by a winking smiley face — coincided with a campaign to encourage students to express their feelings about the election by posting the 3-by-3-inch adhesive placards on a table in a common area.

That paragraph is bad enough but the reaction of the college administration was worse:

According to the letter, the Post-it caused “[a] great deal of fear, sadness, and anger among students, faculty, and staff,” was “a targeted act of intimidation and cowardice,”According to the letter, the Post-it caused “[a] great deal of fear, sadness, and anger among students, faculty, and staff,” was “a targeted act of intimidation and cowardice,”

Maybe it’s just me but if you’re part of  the faculty and staff of a college and you are intimidated by a post it not with a winking smiley face you have no business being in any position of authority or responsibility.

And if you think that letter was bad their final reaction clinched it:

According to Chambers, “the group determined that the message constituted a Hate Crime, based on guidelines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law.”

He adds the group acted according to college policy and reported the incident to the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department, which is currently investigating it as a “Hate Crime,” and that it is also being investigated through the college’s Student Conduct Process.According to Chambers, “the group determined that the message constituted a Hate Crime, based on guidelines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law.”  He adds the group acted according to college policy and reported the incident to the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department, which is currently investigating it as a “Hate Crime,” and that it is also being investigated through the college’s Student Conduct Process.

Seriously, you called the cops over a post it note? Seriously?!?

Now the problem reaction to all of this is of course uncontrollable laughter

Unless of course you are

  • A parent who is paying $40K plus annually for a school to teach them to be unprepared to deal with a post it note
  • A student at a job interview who has to convince a hiring manager that your Edgewood education qualifies you for a position.
  • A member of the alumni who has wondered what they’ve been spending the check you’ve sent them on
  • A Madison taxpayer who realizes their police are investigating post-it notes instead of dealing with actual crime.

No hiring manager in his or her right mind would even consider hiring a person who has spent four years in an environment where people are trained to call the police over a post it note.

My suggestion for parents of Edgewood college students.  If you want your son or daughter to learn how to function in the real world get them out of Edgewood and have them take a job at McDonalds.

Sooner or later lawyers will figure out that colleges like this which fail to prepare students for life are class action suits waiting to happen, then the facades will start falling rapidly.

Closing thought.   The unwillingness of the university to comment other than to acknowledge the letter as real tells me that these folks know that what they are doing is idiocy but as long as they work and dwell inside the bubble they are too afraid to say so.  How pathetic is that?


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