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Top 10 Worst Academic Abuses in 2008

Compiled by Young America's Foundation

1 A student at Yuba College in California was sent an ultimatum by the school's president: Discontinue handing out gospel booklets or face disciplinary action.

2 Liberal administrators at the University of St. Thomas University of St. Thomas can refer to:
  • University of St. Thomas (Houston)
  • University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
See also St. Thomas University
, a Catholic institution in Minnesota, tried to censor the appearance of pro-life speaker Star Parker because campus officials felt "uncomfortable" about previous conservative speakers at the school.

3 Army Academy instructor Judy Rosenstein of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership hosted a transgendered speaker in class.

4 Columbia University polled students on whether or not they would support the return of the Navy's Reserve Officers' Training Corps to campus. Columbia claimed the referendum lost by 39 votes. However, the university inexplicably closed the online poll at different times for different students and discarded more than 1,900 votes out of the 4,905 cast. In the end, 1,502 "valid" NAYs trumped the 1,463 AYEs.

5 Deerfield High School Deerfield High School may refer to:
  • Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Deerfield High School (Illinois) in Deerfield, Illinois
  • Deerfield High School (Kansas) in Deerfield, Kansas http://www.greatschools.
 in Deerfield, BL, required as part of an Advanced Placement English literature course the book, Angels in America Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is an award winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. It has been made into both a television miniseries of the same name and an opera by Peter Eötvös. : A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The book is laced with graphic sexual content.

6 The College of Alameda The college is part of the Peralta Community College District and was opened in 1968. The college has been located at its campus at Atlantic Avenue and Webster Avenue since 1970.  in California threatened to expel a student who prayed on campus.

7 Kindergarten classes in the Claremont district of California were prohibited from dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians for Thanksgiving after a parent complained that such activities are "dehumanizing" and serve as a "racist stereotype."

8 Florida Gulf Coast University About FGCU
History
The newest university in the State University System of Florida, the school was established by then-governor Lawton Chiles in 1991, although the site of the university wasn't chosen until 1992, and construction pushed back even further still (until
 President Wilson Bradshaw, banned holiday festivities fes·tiv·i·ty  
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.

2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.

3.
 because he didn't know "how best to observe the season in ways that honor and respect all traditions."

9 UC-Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau charged that protesters living in trees on campus in order to block the construction of a multi-million-dollar athletic facility were racists because they were impeding the completion of a new gym designed to attract "minority student athletes."

10 Administrators at the College of St. Catherine The College of St. Catherine (also known as St. Kate’s) is a private Catholic college for women located in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Enrollment currently exceeds 5,200 students.  in St. Paul, Minn., blocked conservatives on campus from hosting Bay Buchanan, a popular conservative commentator, because they thought her remarks would be too politically charged.

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