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“A whole part of the experience at UMass is being a part of the riot.”

As faithful readers know, UD designated the University of Massachusetts Amherst one of her first ‘Online Makeover’ schools – schools so violent, such a direct threat to their neighborhoods, such an insult to the word university, that they should be shut down as physical entities, and reopened as exclusively online institutions. The U Mass student’s comment in this post’s headline says it all, as does the long review, in this article, of the history of student riots there.

At U Mass the drunken shits have won; it’s their traditions that dominate and define the campus. The school has proved incapable of taking itself back from a powerful bloc of vicious fools, which means that it’s no school at all. For the sake of public safety, the image of the state, and the reputation of the university as an institution, the legislature should put it out of its misery.

Margaret Soltan, February 6, 2012 7:54AM
Posted in: Online Makeover

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6 Responses to ““A whole part of the experience at UMass is being a part of the riot.””

  1. dmf Says:

    seems like a logical end of student-centered (the customer is always right) management styles, instead of a homecoming king they can nominate the lord of the flies.

  2. Pete Copeland Says:

    Last night at the beginning of the football game, NBC had a segment where the starting players were introduced. The format was a head shot of the player saying his name and where he played his minor-league ball. For example, “Tom Brady, Michigan.”

    I don’t remember which player it was but one of them, after saying his name, said his minor league affiliation was “Zoo Mass.”

    Not sure if the folks up in Amherst thought that was a good thing or not. I suppose there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

  3. GTWMA Says:

    Former UMass football player and New York Giants’ star receiver Victor Cruz, in a pre-game message on Vimeo, encouraged students to “watch the game, be safe, enjoy the parties, and don’t hurt anybody or anything.”

    From the article….

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