Working at a university

I try to hold my tongue and suspend my judgment, or I would likely be dismissed as not fitting in with the culture, but it has turned into a daycare for some wealthy elite young adults. On the other hand, there are some exceptional young people who truly deserve to succeed. I cannot shake the class entitlement of some people though. They think that the university is there to cater to them on a whim because they come from a family of wealth.

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Education suffers

Sep 12, 2017 at 3:04pm

Waiting for those donations from the future alumni.

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Totally agree

Sep 12, 2017 at 7:57pm

Our universities are a disgrace.

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Dante11

Sep 12, 2017 at 8:43pm

Universities and bought-and-sold institutions. They're bound to attract the already bought-and-paid-for, or those wishing to be. Seriously.
Life science is the worst offender btw. Followed closely if not paralleled by medicine. The dogmas of these departments as they stare down their entitled noses at possibly equally dogmatic religions is shocking. Consider:
A truth is a truth.
The shuffle and dance of peer review squashes genuine beautiful science even before it starts. But if you're the maker of microscopes or MRI machines funding entire research departments, you understandably want to keep a tight lid on what is being discover. By controlling what is allowed to be discovered. I.e. what is safe for the pocketbook to discover.
Meanwhile your cardiologist takes a 20-G note for throwing a stint into a ticker. Don't count on her challenging the status anytime soon. She's perfectly alright if corporations through research mandates tell her alma mater what to study (and what to discover). Chances are it will be nothing that challenges her income. Regardless of what truths need to be scuttled over.

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Anonymous

Sep 12, 2017 at 10:14pm

Going to university was a bit of an eye-opener for me, having grown up in a community where pretty much everyone was at the same level. The school I was at had less of the super wealthy than I'd guess does UBC.

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Anonymous

Sep 12, 2017 at 10:30pm

Love this post!!!

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@Anonymous

Sep 13, 2017 at 10:54am

Curious... which community that you speak of are you from?

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