Listen Up, Tucker Carlson: Put the Blame for Intellectual Genocide Where it Belongs

Note: An earlier version of this essay appeared on the American Thinker website. Recently sixteen faculty members from three of our most distinguished universities—Harvard, Princeton, and Yale—wrote an open letter to the Class of 2021. The letter, short and to the point, advises freshmen to eschew “fashionable opinions” and to think for themselves. Scrupulously devoid […]

Professor Fah’s Hair-Raising Classroom Antics

Breanne Fahs, associate professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, is a wunderkind. She breezed through her undergraduate and graduate studies in near-record time (B.A., Women’s Studies/Gender Studies and Psychology, Occidental College, 2001; M.S., Psychology, University of Michigan, 2002; Ph.D., Women’s Studies and Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan, 2006), and a mere […]

Get Your Hands Off Me Ersula Ore I’ll Kick You In the Shins

There’s a video making the rounds of a faculty member at Arizona State University, Ersula Ore, who struggles with a police officer as he attempts to handcuff her in the middle of a city street:  Since making her cinematic debut, Professor Ore, whose field, inevitably, is English, has become the poster girl for police brutality, […]

I’m Privileged. Do You Want to Know What I Had for Breakfast? Of Course You Do.

This post began as an essay about “white privilege,” but before I wrote a single word, I realized that my reasoning had changed.  Not because the idea of “white privilege” has jumped the shark and is no longer the sole province of diversity shills, being taken up as it has by the obnoxious Bill O’Reilly, […]

More Angst from the Adjuncts: Mary-Faith Cerasoli is Hungry

A long time ago I was an adjunct faculty member. For a while I had classes on three different campuses, none in proximity to the others.  My classes had 30 or more students. I taught English composition mostly, so there were always papers to read and comment on. A lot of them. Weekly. I worked […]

I’m Pregnant! Isn’t that Special!

Faculty spend hours weekly in front of a classroom, where they profess knowledge to help mold young minds. They possess a heightened ability to focus and concentrate on a narrow subject within a proscribed discipline. Because of the kind of work that they do, faculty also largely control the use of their time with remarkable […]

Academic Freedom Still Moribund on the Gallaudet Campus; “Teachable Moments” on Life Support

It is a very sad day when faculty members are so blinded by their own biases and university presidents are so cowed by the power of the faculty that they all forget why they are campus in the first place. Instead of embracing the “teachable moment” that arose when it was made known Dr. Angela […]

And I Alone Beweep My Outcast State: An Annotated Discourse from Faculty Whiner Bruce B. Henderson

Now that summer is nearly upon us, faculty members near and far pause to contemplate the profession they claim to hold so dear.  Predictably (and luckily for CMM!) their contemplations are far from contemplative; they are indignant, noisy, and whiny. Listen as Western Carolina University Professor of Psychology Bruce B. Henderson, writing in the June […]

When Faculty Speak for Themselves: Words that Will Live in Ignominy

Presenting a new feature on Call Me “Miss”! “When Faculty Speak for Themselves: Words that Will Live in Ignominy” will be an occasional feature, soon with its own page, that will let academics speak for themselves. To be fair, Miss will provide proper context for all quotations, as well as links to the source. Let’s […]

Do as I Say, While I Do What I Want: Hypocrisy in the Land of Caps, Gowns, and Headdresses, Part I

Faithful readers of CMM know one topic that gives Miss endless delight—and blog fodder—is the double standards college and university faculty use, usually to benchmark their worth against the drones who do staff work on their campuses, but sometimes simply when the Great Spirit moves them. The news brings such a bumper crop of stories […]