ah I didn't realise it needed an account, I get it free through my uni.
It is a bit longish but here is an extract:
Sure, we thought, Trump was politically incorrect, but he was also a rude jerk who often said things that are objectionable even if you’re not a member of the crazed alt-left that runs America’s higher-education system and is influential in the Democratic Party and the current administration.
Cathy Young, for one, remains committed to that counterargument, but we have found it increasingly difficult to stay persuaded by it. We prize civility and reason, but they are insufficient to combat political correctness, which is uncivil and unreasonable and weaponizes its enemies’ adherence to etiquette.
There are bits of good news even on campus. Last month the New York Post reported New York University had forced Michael Rectenwald, a liberal studies professor, “to go on paid leave for the rest of the semester” in retaliation for having “launched an undercover Twitter account called Deplorable NYU Prof . . . to argue against campus trends like ‘safe spaces,’ ‘trigger warnings,’ policing Halloween costumes and other aspects of academia’s growing PC culture.”
Here’s the Post, post-Trump:
The politically incorrect professor on leave since his NYU colleagues griped about his “incivility” has been promoted—and his fellow liberal-studies profs were lectured about their conduct.
Michael Rectenwald, 57, was bumped from assistant professor to full professor on Monday, just days after he was placed on paid leave. The promotion comes with an 18 percent raise to $80,000, a source said.
The Detroit News reports on the emboldenment of Trump supporters at the flagship university of a state Trump carried narrowly:
Hundreds of students at the University of Michigan have signed a #NotMyCampus petition condemning university president Mark Schlissel for comments he made at a somber vigil last week following President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory.
“Your voices worked out to be a 90/10 decision in favor of the unsuccessful candidate yesterday,” Schlissel said in footage posted to Youtube by The Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper. “Ninety percent of you rejected the kind of hate and the fractiousness and the longing for some sort of idealized version of a nonexistent yesterday that was expressed during (Trump’s) campaign.” . . .
More than 320 students signed a petition by Monday afternoon and submitted nearly 50 pages of personal statements, many calling out Schlissel for his comments.
“It is extraordinarily arrogant to assume that those who backed Trump are unequivocally supporting racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred, yet that is exactly what Presidential Schlissel did,” said Reebehl El-Hage, a senior in the college of engineering. “Instead of being introspective and asking why people voted for Trump, President Schlissel denounced them.”
A few left-wing Yale students are showing signs of self-awareness, the Washington Post reports:
Some [Hillary] Clinton supporters here said the election exposed a blind spot at Yale. As an elite institution, they said, it is not sufficiently attuned to the concerns of the massive bloc of white, working-class voters in small towns and rural areas who powered Trump’s election.
“A lot of people here are out of touch with what’s going on in communities that don’t look like their communities,” said Isis Davis-Marks, 19, a sophomore from New York City.
“This election made me realize how much of a liberal bubble Yale students live in,” said Zachary Cohen, 20, a junior from New York City who edits a political journal here. That isolation left the campus largely unaware of anger and resentment elsewhere, he said. “I definitely had to come terms with the fact that there was this other half of America I had hardly seen.”
Even the New York Times . . . well, let’s not overstate this, but the paper’s publisher, Pinch Sulzberger, and top news editor, Dean Baquet, put out a letter to readers promising to cover the new administration fairly:
For sure, political correctness is far from dead. Just this week the Cavalier Daily reported that professors at the University of Virginia demanded their institution’s president, Teresa Sullivan, declare Thomas Jefferson, who founded UVa, corpus non grata and never quote him again.
Sullivan responded by affirming the Jefferson-haters’ “right to speak out on issues that matter to all of us”—as if their right were ever in question—though she was careful to distance herself from the third president: “Quoting Jefferson (or any historical figure) does not imply an endorsement of all the social structures and beliefs of his time.”
This sort of nonsense will probably still be with us when President Trump wraps up his first term. But we can hope there will be much less of it. Imagine if Mrs. Clinton had won. New York Times executives would be patting themselves on the back for their groundbreaking new approach to journalism; Yale students would be as smug and sheltered as ever; Prof. Rectenwald would be looking for a new career at age 57; University of Michigan Trump supporters would still be in the shadows; and so would those at Grubhub.
Note from robert: what surprised me most is the low pay of a full professor these days in the states?