The far left social justice movement has outsized influence in American higher education. It’s also systematically ruining colleges and universities. Enrollment at Mizzou and Evergreen State has dropped dramatically due to rampant left wing protest culture.
Now the same thing is happening at Oberlin College.
Professor William Jacobson writes at Legal Insurrection:
Radical fallout: Oberlin College enrollment drops, causing financial problems
At both the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College, an atmosphere of aggressive “Social Justice” activism damaged enrollment and contributed to financial difficulties.
Apparently, even liberal students don’t want to attend institutions where student and faculty social justice warriors have turned the campus into a battleground.
The same thing may be happening at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Oberlin long has been known as a liberal college where political correctness reigned supreme. But in recent years, the atmosphere frequently turned oppressive to the point of self-parody…
Jacobson points to an article in the Oberlin student paper:
According to a report in the Oberlin Review, the student newspaper, Enrollment Drop Creates Financial Shortfall:
Oberlin College is looking at a $5 million deficit heading into the 2017–18 academic year due to an unexpected drop in admissions. This not only strains budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, but also points toward a much larger budgetary issue that has been brewing under the surface for years.
Newly-elected Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan, OC ’84, announced the news in an email to faculty and staff June 14. The email, leaked to the Review by anonymous sources, was sent just a few weeks before Canavan officially took office, replacing six-year board member Clyde McGregor, OC ’74.
“Although we had already reduced budgets across the institution for next year, this shortfall in student charges will generate a deficit of about $5 million,” said Canavan in the email.
This problem has been building for a while and it’s only getting worse.