Jefferson Huang, Ph.D.

How ideologically "conservative" is this smiling face in an educational place?

Just how ideologically "conservative" was/is this smiling face in an educational place[1]?

For many years (1995-2019) he was "Vice President, Student Affairs, Admission, and Financial Aid" of Clarmont McKenna College (CMC), concerning which Wikipedia says: "CMC is known for its faculty's conservative political orientation relative to comparable liberal arts colleges".[3] His doctoral disseration's title is: "The Ethical Lives of College Students in the Digital Age". The ERIC synposis of it says:

"I conducted original research projects and discovered the following: (1) Piracy and plagiarism are commonplace."

So Dr. Huang was a latter day member of the pedagogico-colonial regime in that educational Saigon (St. Paul's Illiberal Day Carcel for Pubescent Male Virgins except-for-omerta-sanitary-services-for-jocks), where I (BMcC[18-11-46-503]) had been a one-student insurgency against such things as "the cult of school spirit"?

Instead of ferreting out how students can cheat on often just busy-work / meaningless-to-themselves assignments[2], couldn't you have been verifying how it is highly unlikely for anyone, student, parent, faculty member or other, to cheat on original creative endeavor in which they have an autchthonous passionate insterest, Dr. Huang? (More here)

"No one should expect an honest answer to a question which no one is entitled to ask.... In this instance, a lot of things matter more than the truth." (Matt Miller (Senior Writer, U.S. News and World Report), National Public Radio Morning Edition (31Jul98), "Halting the Lewinsky Madness".) Dr. Huang: How old will Mary be when Jerry is half the age that Sally was when she was three and a half times as old as Maury will be a year before....? (Clue: If I can figure out how to sneak a peek at the Teacher's Guide, I will parrot back to you the correct answer, Sir.)

If we eliminate temptations for students to cheat and offer them learning opportunities that will straightforwardly appeal to them (virtue as its own reward), then there should be little need to suppress them doing bad things like cheating → to try to avoid bad things they don't want, such as "bad grades", or to try to get badgood things they would want, such as "honors". Or am I wrong here, Sir?

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  1. This is an allusion to a certain black Civil Rights Leader's description of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Justice Clarence Thomas as: "a black face in a high place with whom many black people do not identify".
  2. Conducting ASW (Anti-Student Warfare) research.
  3. +2022.12.06. This is bizarre. I am listening to an interview on Youtube of an obvious conservative, Heather MacDonald, author of "The diversity delusion". She is telling how at Clarmont McKenna she had to be escorted by police to enter a building where she was scheduled to give a lecture, nobody attended because the students were protesting her being a white racist and blocked the door, so the police eventually escorted her back out for her safety. This is supposedly a conservative school? It should be obvious that I strongly disagree with Dr Huang on a broad range of issues. But I also strongly disagree with the radical anti-racist (I do not consider them to be "leftist") students. If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, like Roosevelt and Stalin in World War II, might there be common ground for conservatives such as Dr. Huang and an anarcho-syndicalist like myself to fight aganst a common enemy, call it what you will, but I sometimse call it "Wokism"? If the world of learning is destroyed there won't be anything left of what either of us wants, or am I missing something here? (See also: here)
    +2023.08.15. I have just now come across a picture which may illustrate what happened to the lawyer at Clarmont McKenna immediately above. It shows a lady cornered against a wall with a crowd of prople with their fists raised. Apparently the lady had said that she was pro-Black Lives Matter, etcetera but that she did not feel she needed to raise her fist about it. I cannot vouch for the story but I do feel the picture is worth a thousand words, as the cliche goes: here.
Single occupancy male urinal. Amenity necessary for personal modesty and dignity StP did not provide for us students. What was their objective?
Scarlet letter worn by varsity jocks. Who knows what they did in their knotty pine paneled "Monogram Club" man cave behind the study hall room in the attic of the upper school building?

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