By Travis Korson, George Washington University
It seems that once again, the faculty and administration of George Washington
University are out of touch with current news. Ignoring the global
warming data scandal that is ‘Climategate,’ officials have decided to move full
forward with a new ‘Green Book Club.’ Instead, they should be
reconsidering the validity of ‘Green’ GW programs that cost the
University thousands of dollars annually and reflect upon the arguments for
global warming in light of recent allegations of data manipulation.
But this is just a small part in what is the larger narrative of GW’s very own
push for global warming alarmism. While leftist bias on our campus is
nothing new, it reached a new low this summer when incoming Freshman were required
to read Thomas Friedman’s Hot, Flat and Crowded being told that “many
Professors will be referencing this work in their class.” For those
unfamiliar with the piece, the book is about “why we need a Green Revolution.”
Last month brought Global Warming hypocrite Al Gore to the University to
discuss his new book Our Choice.
Now the alarmism only continues as the University launches this so-called
“Green Book Club.” To promote their agenda further, GWU is also hosting
Mr. Friedman himself in January to promote his propaganda to not only the
Freshman, but the entire student body.
Even more disturbing is that GWU is trying to extend this indoctrination to
high schools by reaching out through a ‘green alumni network’ to 50 schools
that have sent graduates to GWU.
Needless to say, this type of shameless promotion for a cause I don’t support
makes me sick. Instead of focusing on important campus issues; such as
rising tuition costs and declining academic standards, GW has instead decided
to waste countless resources on a frivolous program.
Travis Korson is the President of the George Washington University Chapter
of Young America’s Foundation