Monday, March 03, 2008

Berkeley Morals

It seems that ultra-progessive Berkeley talks the talk but they don't walk the walk.

The University of California at Berkeley is working on a partnership deal with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Some faculty members at Berkeley are upset about the pending deal, concerned that the $10-billion university will discriminate against women and others and limit academic freedom.

Their worries are echoed by critics of another pending deal, between Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Saudi Arabia, to start an engineering program at Jubail University College there. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Cal Poly would receive $5.9-million over five years to create an engineering curriculum, build laboratories, and train teachers, but only men would qualify to take or teach engineering classes at the school.

And, of course, with the prospect of petro-dollars starting to flow, the Libs ditched their much vaunted ideals in favour of some Dark Ages misogyny.

At Berkeley, the Times reports, a committee of the Academic Senate voted in favor of the deal with King Abdullah University.

I guess the Moonbats will come out in force to protest this one. Right?

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