Michigan State to Ban Whiteboards from Dorm Doors on Campus
In an effort to protect people who can’t take a joke, Michigan State powers that be have banned the use of white boards on dorm doors on their campus.
They are really tackling the big issues over at Michigan State. They are further proving that political correctness and babysitting of LEGAL adults on college campuses is getting out of hand. College is a cake walk when it comes to being pushed around in the real world.
Higher learning is supposed to prepare students for the real world, and Universities like Michigan State are doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing prepare students for life after college.
Here is the University’s reasoning for banning whiteboards in campus dorms. Try not to say “WTF, really?”. I dare you. (via Detroit News)
The university will ban the whiteboards from students’ doors this fall, in an effort to cut down on the number of negative, anonymous messages left outside dorm rooms.
“In any given month, there are several incidents like this. There was no one incident that was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Kat Cooper, director of University Residential Services Communications. “Sometimes these things are racial, sometimes they’re sexual in nature. There are all sorts of things that happen.”
Some students said banning whiteboards from doors is unnecessary.
“People are going to say things no matter what, whether it’s to their faces or on a whiteboard, it’s just something you can’t always control,” said Sofia Sokansanj, a university freshman.
She added that the boards typically are viewed as a way to encourage others and bring lightheartedness to the dorm.
Officials acknowledge that the ban likely will not dissuade people determined to leave harmful messages through other avenues. Instead, eliminating the boards is meant to address impulsive scribbles.