A University is not Adult Day Care

OKWU Campus

At OKWU, we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge. We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict. We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin. We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.

Dr. Everett Piper
President
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
 This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

Would that every president of every university in America could express himself/herself with such candor, clarity, and leadership.

University faculty and staff, especially those at my alma mater, the University of California: stop kowtowing to students, and stop selecting as chancellors and presidents inoffensive invertebrates. That is not what built the modern American university, and it will be the lack of strong leadership that will speed the decline of higher education in the United States.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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