Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I am so fed up with Title IX tyranny in the American higher education industry. Freedom of expression and academic freedom are an endangered species in the higher education industry. Speech codes, trigger warnings, the heckler’s veto, false or malicious allegations of vague offenses, and politically correct inquisitions have become commonplace. While there are many grounds for this, the prime suspect is the dark side of Title IX, a federal statue enacted in 1972. Title IX does more harm than good.
2015 has been a worrisome year to me. American Idol XIV turned out to be somewhat of a pain, when Adanna Duru and Sarina-Joi Crowe were eliminated too early, thanks to Qaasim Middleton (with the Judges' Save) and Daniel Seavey. Nick Fradiani is more of the same as the winners of American Idol VII-XI. The Voice season 9 was more of a popularity contest than a singing competition show. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U turned out to be one of my favorite Nintendo games, as Fire Emblem got better representation than it did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the best film of 2015. Jurassic World is the second best film 2015.