Academic Rigor is Racist, Sexist, Homophobic says one Donna Riley, the dean of the school of “engineering education” (as opposed to real engineering) at Purdue University. Academic rigor has too much “hardness,” “stiffness,” and “erectness,” says the apparently sex-obsessed Ms. Riley. It is therefore a tool of oppression by “white heterosexual males,” who she characterizes as the root of all worldly evil in keeping with the standard cultural Marxist mantra. She calls for the abandonment of academic rigor in the teaching of engineering education at Purdue University in order to combat white heterosexual male privilege and oppression.You would have “engineering education” at Purdue University. The Purdue administration apparently picked Ms. Riley from what must have been a large list of candidates for the job based on her desire to destroy academic rigor in the engineering education program. One wonders if there was any real engineering faculty input into the hiring decision. Probably not, from such a white heterosexual male-dominated field.
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