As you may or may not know I received my undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and I am currently working towards an MBA degree also from St. Thomas which can be a daunting task, not the class work, but constantly having to defend the university for some stupid decision it made which makes it appear that I attend some sort of right-wing backwards institution.
Well for this year it was looking pretty good so far, but of course it couldn’t last. Basically St. Thomas is to stupid decisions that make them look like idiots publicly like Robert Downey Jr. is to heroin…they try to keep away but they keep coming back.
Case in point this City Pages article explaining how St. Thomas has banned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights advocate Archbishop Desmond Tutu from speaking on campus this coming spring.
You can read the article for your self, but basically St. Thomas administration officials are making the argument that any criticism of Israeli government policy automatically makes the person providing the criticism an Anti-Semitic Jew Hater.
Kudos to you UST, thank you for making it that much harder to show any pride in my alma mater.