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A reader writes to comment on my piece about the race madness and the ideological corruption of DePauw University:

Hi Rod – thank you for excellent coverage on the ridiculousness going on at DePauw. As an alum, I am dismayed at the lack of leadership from the administration and faculty. I have three kids that will be going to college soon, and DePauw will NOT be a school that we will be visiting. It has turned into a shell of what it was 25 years ago. It used to be a place where students parents and grandparents went there. Now I’m hard-pressed to find any alum who would encourage anyone, much less their own children, to attend. …

Attached is an email that was sent yesterday from a faculty member. I weep for the state of higher education at DePauw and other Universities in our country

Thanks
[reader’s name]

From: Alicia Suarez<[(deleted)@depauw.edu>
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:49 PM
Subject: Queer Comics and Activism: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Post doctoral candidate
To: facultystaff <[email protected]>

Dear colleagues, this is a reminder of the WGSS Post-doctoral candidate’s mock class on Wednesday, April 25 at 4pm in AH 222. She will be teaching an Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies class focused on queer comics and activism.
Please consider attending.
Many thanks,
Alicia

Seems to me that every class on Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is, at some fundamental level, a class focused on queer comics and activism, if you take my meaning.

Can you imagine having devoted so many years of your life to academic study, and reaching the day when you, as a postdoc, teach a class that’s an introduction to your field … and your topic is gay cartooning as agitprop. It’s as if a serious Christian college trotted out a postdoc to deliver a solemn lecture on the evangelical semiotics of Jot. 

Yep, we’re sure going to miss the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at DePauw when it’s gone.