Evergreen State sees ‘catastrophic’ drop-in registration after the social justice meltdown



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First-year students, enrollment in the Evergreen State College has decreased since the infamous ‘Day of Absence’ and the orientation of the now ex-professor Bret Weinstein. #Tucker

Evergreen State College enrollment plummeted after the fall-out of the controversial “Day of Absence” in May 2017, if all white people were asked to leave the campus.

The government-funded college is committed to social justice – was the poster child of a campus overrun by hyper-political correctness when the students shut down the campus and shouted down, and then-evolutionary biology professor Bret Weinstein for just ask for the event to kick white people out of the campus.

Weinstein, who describes himself as a “deeply progressive,” eventually lost his job and was labeled a “racist” and “white supremacist.”

Although only estimates, a representative of Evergreen said that they expect around 350 first-year students this fall, with a total of 3,000-3,100 the total enrollment, both of which “represented a significant decrease compared to before the 2017 unrest.”

In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017, photo, after weeks of brewing racial tensions on the campus, hundreds of students at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., protest against the college administration and demanded change.

(Lisa Pemberton/The Olympian via AP)

“It is a catastrophic decline, but I hope we can recover,” Evergreen Professor Mike Paros told Fox News.

“The advocacy and the activism of the place of the pursuit of truth and knowledge is promoted as a way of attracting desperately needed new students,” Paro wrote. “Bringing in new faculty or guest speakers with conservative or moderate political perspectives is considered as risky and demand at the time. Fear and self-censorship is common among Evergreen faculty, in particular, under the existing budget crisis.”

Paros is the only remaining Evergreen educator at the Dissenters Academy, an advocacy group of professors to counter narrowing views on college campuses, and the practising veterinarian who teaches biological and environmental sciences is offering a new class this fall to help change.

The class is the so-called “Liberal Education in the College Bubble: the Crossing of the Political and Cultural Divide.” He is the use of the college as a case study to show students how higher education deals with matters of political diversity, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and censorship.”

Paros the description of a course includes a trigger warning: “Students ‘ideological safe places’ where certain viewpoints are considered offensive to search for another program.”

He hopes the class, which is full in spite of the low enrollment in the general, “will show how Evergreen students are more open to different positions than they are portrayed.”

The professor also notes that “an” independent ” External Review Panel acquitted of the president and the administrators while the blaming of Evergreen misery, Bret Weinstein, and ‘alt-right’ agitators prompted a journalist to ask: “Who Will be the Evergreen Mob Target is the Next one?'”


Although Evergreen is the only four-year college in the state of Washington to see a decline in applications, the school, the president, George Bridges, instead of pointing to the race-based protests as the problem, said it is “very complex and is not due to one factor.”

In May, to prepare for the decline of the tender, Evergreen cut $6 million from the budget of slightly more than 10 percent of the total, and off 20 faculty and staff, as well as not filling 19 vacant staff positions, the Seattle Times reported.

Evergreen is the state’s smallest public school, but over the last five years has seen a decline of 1,000 students. In addition to the negative publicity and unsafe environment on campus, some students said that the college was not strict enough as their reason to leave.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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