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Good Job, Grown-Ups!

'Um, excuse me, Social Justice Warrior. Get back to class.' (aceshot1 / Shutterstock.com)

Lord have mercy, there actually is adult supervision on an American college campus. Several of you readers have sent me this clip showing how Ohio State handled student SJW crybabies:

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Here’s the report from the Columbus Dispatch on the brief occupation of Bricker Hall, the OSU administration building, by a coalition of left-wing malcontents. Excerpts:

“#NoEndsNOW” and “#ReclaimOSU” were among the social-media tags used by those supporting The Real Food Challenge, United Students Against Sweatshops, Committee for Justice in Palestine, OSU Coalition for Black Lives and others. A group called the Afrikan Black Coalition declared on its blog that university officials were “starving” protesters because they would not allow them to have food brought in the building.

The Real Food group wants Drake to sign a pledge promising that, by 2020, 20 percent of dining-hall food will come from non-corporate sources; officials say university-wide responsible-food efforts already equate to more than that.

Et cetera. Demands, demands, demands. That’s when Jay Kasey, a senior university administrator, came in and calmly told the children that their game was over, that the university would not negotiate with them, and that anybody who refused to take their self-righteousness and go home would face consequences. From the transcript of the video above:

If you are students, and I think the vast majority of you are, I want you to understand that you are violating the student code of conduct. As dictated to me by [university president] Dr. Drake 15 minutes ago to me on the phone, we have chosen to try to work with you this evening because we respect you. This is your university.

And we want to have dialogue. We want the dialogue to extend beyond tonight. But if you refuse to leave, then you will be charged with a student code of conduct violation.And I’m telling you this now because I want you to have good thought and careful consideration. If you’re here at 5 a.m. we will clear the building and you will be arrested. And we will give you the opportunity to go to jail for your beliefs. Our police officers will physically pick you up, take you to a paddywagon, and take you to be jail.

He also said they would be expelled from the university. No drama, just facts.

They left after midnight.

And that is how you run a university.

David French, a fellow Southerner, says:

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m proud of the Big 10 and ashamed of the SEC. Cowardly Missouri continues to pay the price for last year’s craven capitulation. The university has actually closed two dormitories because of enrollment declines and is battling through a $32 million budget shortfall.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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