Is Ohio State an Embarrassment?

No, I’m not talking about their team sports.  I’m talking about their educational departments (If the Universities didn’t have teams in football and basketball, there would be less than half the interest in these “educational” institutions).

Ohio State is recruiting all the losers to various professorship positions – professor of philosophy of race; professor of physics focused on educational equity; professor of anthropology focused on feminist theory.  A recent article in Minding the Campus notes:

Ohio State might be the worst offender in the nation—surpassing even such progressive bastions as the University of California, Berkeley. To add to the university’s 132 diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officers, a striking number of the new faculty job listings at Ohio State read like calls to progressive activism.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m embarrassed about Ohio State’s lack of focus on its core educational mission.

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