The faded petals of a daylily in the pale autumn light sound a poignant echo . . .
"Now that I know that stuff like this has been going on, I'll pay a lot closer attention to what's going on at the University," writes University of Delaware alumnus Fritz Schranck of Sneaking Suspicions [via Instapundit] re his personal epiphany in the matter of UD's recent flirtation with Orwellian thought control of students, mentioned here the other day:
If this indoctrination is typical of what current UD students are now routinely exposed to as official University policy, then there would be no useful purpose served by sending the school any of my money.
Apparently a lot of other folks quickly made sure the University understood that distinct possibility -- or perhaps the new University President, Patrick Harker, had the presence of mind to do something about this issue before hundreds if not thousands of alumni decided to vote with their wallets in response. He formally suspended the program.
When money talks, college presidents listen. We loved Bird Dog's rhetorical question re the the apparent role of bloggers in precipitating Delaware's official distancing of the University from the fear-society tactics of its pc multi-cultis:
A couple of head honchos blog about it, the rest of us "proud, strong, free types" pick up the ball and run with it, and quick as a cat can wink its eye, another small victory for freedom of speech, not to mention circumstantial evidence for our own thesis -- blogged here early and often but most recently yesterday -- that the sons and daughters of liberty aren't going to take it anymore, and thanks to the new technologies -- talk radio, cable TV and the blogosphere -- we don't have to.