Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: All Your Minds Are Belong To Us
First, a little mood music:
Student government is supposed to be a chance for students to learn how to be independent leaders with their own ideas that have the support of the student body… well at least as long as those positions are not doubleplusungood.
“Clemson administrator has proposed requiring student government candidates to pass an “intercultural competency” test before being permitted to run for or hold office.
“The ‘intercultural competency’ test requirement for Student Government candidates who wish to run for office was just one of the ideas Altheia Richardson, Clemson’s Director of the Gantt Multicultural Center, proposed in a recent presentation to Clemson Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG) Senate. As an alternative, Richardson also suggested group training for CUSG members once elected.
“‘So when it comes to this whole idea of intercultural competence, what would it look like to have a standard for if you’re going to be elected as an officer, or hold a seat within CUSG, that you have to demonstrate that you have a certain level of intercultural competence, before you’re allowed to take that office, or that seat,’ Richardson stated, according to CUSG Senate’s public livestream.”