Sunday, February 13, 2005
Campus Outrage Award Nominations
The national press routinely turns a deaf ear toward the outrageous excesses of politically correct students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. Radical campus activists continue to undermine the traditional curriculum, implement speech codes that persecute politically incorrect students, enforce group-identity politics with sensitivity seminars, and treat students with a double-standard emanating from a multiculturalist perspective.
Now, however, you can do something about it.
Nominate the outrage of your choice for a Campus Outrage Award, popularly known as the "Pollys." The Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000; four second-prize winners will each take home $500. The awards are announced April 1.
We created the Campus Outrage Awards to expose the excesses of college administrators and professors who misuse their authority to silence dissent and impose their own political agendas on unwilling students," says Collegiate Network president, T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Winning entries can be outrageous events, kooky course listings, politicized textbooks, totalitarian student groups, intolerant administrators, and illiberal faculty. Anything, in short, that violates the spirit of liberal learning.
Entries are limited to college students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs of study.
• A short narrative of 300 words (one double-spaced typed page) describing the Outrage on your campus. • Supporting documentation such as newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, memos, bios, course descriptions and syllabi, etc. • Your name, class, school, major, address, phone number, and e-mail address. • If multiple nominations are received for the same Outrage, a drawing will be held to determine the winner.
The eagerly anticipated "Polly" awards have become the national standard against which outrageous episodes of political correctness are measured. The Washington Post has referred to the "Polly" awards as "the coveted Campus Outrage Award for loony political correctness." The Wall Street Journal has called the annual awards "a great public service."
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