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Subject: Columbia College Addendum


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Tod Howard Hawks
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Date Posted: 19:18:21 07/15/17 Sat
In reply to: holtsledge 's message, "Dartmouth Frats" on 09:25:04 07/15/17 Sat

In 1960 David A. Dudley came to Columbia College from MIT to be the new Dean of Admissions. (This was two years before I matriculated.)

What Dean Dudley did in 1960, which came to be called "Dudley's Follies," (an term with which I do not necessarily concur) is still part of the College's folklore.

Dean Dudley accepted only those applicants who had the highest SAT scores, which resulted in Columbia College's Class of 1964 averringly to have had the highest cumulative SAT score average in the annals of higher education, to that time at least. According to my investigation on the Internet, that class was nearly 80% Jewish.

Many especially influential (read "rich") College alumni took exception (read "were angry as hell") with Dean Dudley; consequently, the Dean was fired, and as I understand it, went to Mississippi to teach in an all-black college.

I, in turn, had to compete academically at times, for two years, with members of the Class of 1964, which, of course, made me a better student, and more importantly, a better human being, as there had been a paucity of Jews both at Andover and my home state, Kansas.

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Date Posted: 08:41:33 07/16/17 Sun

Tod, that is a fascinating and authentic post--thank you for sharing it.

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Ivy Voyeur
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Date Posted: 14:48:40 07/16/17 Sun

Interesting article. So there has been affirmative actio for WASPs since the 19-teens?

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Leonlion
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Date Posted: 13:51:33 07/16/17 Sun

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/367910/dudleys-folly-fred-schwarz

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Tod Howard Hawks
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Date Posted: 17:10:54 07/16/17 Sun

Thank you, Leolion, for referencing Ginsberg's book in your post. I read with great interest and alarm all the pages of the book that you included in your post.

The coming of Trump, I regret to say, is a recrudescence in America of the same shameful attitudes and polices Ginsberg recounts in his book: racism, bigotry, nativism, among many other repugnant traits.

One salient example: David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK, endorsed Trump for president, and Trump never disavowed that endorsement. Indeed, Trump, in my opinion, personifies the morally worst characteristics of the human race.

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The Lion (Tod Hawks, Holtsledge)
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Date Posted: 10:25:19 07/20/17 Thu

To Holtsledge: Thanks for standing up for your human freedom and rights--and mine--under the U.S. Constitution which is under relentles attack by
a treasonous conspiracy of the "Democratic Party" (sic) and its clueless sheep,
a new strain of very violent sheep. And even more dangerous than the rioting Democrat street mobs in every city and university and is what used to be American journalism, now in lock goose-step with these tyrants.

To Tod Howard Hawks: What's your response to your endorsement for President by David Duke, huh, huh, huh? Come on, what is it, Tod? Do you disavow it, do you, do you, do you?

Trump, with this smelly trap thrown at him as he moved between appointments last year during the Democrat putsch, reacted as I and any honest person would have. "Duke? I haven't heard that name in years. What endorsement?
I haven't heard of any endorsement." (I, a professional observer of public events, added to my own response, "I thought that idiot died 20 years ago.")

Your statement, Tod, that "Trump never disavowed that endorsement" is a
total lie. He disavowed it the same day, several times, as soon as he--like any
rational adult--ascertained that there was some sort of "news" report--or Democrat propaganda- that the long-invisible Duke allegedly had spoken some obscure type of verbal support of Trump, somewhere, some place, some time,
while strangely failing to tell, write or send smoke signals to inform Trump or his campaign staff.

Trump then spent the next two weeks disavowing this mythical endorsement
from a clown not one-trillionth as dangerous as the one who had been destroying this democracy's foundations for the previous eight years.
The next knee-slapper was Trump's "collusion"--Mark Van Doren is rotating in his grave--with the same Russians our Democrat Party has partnered with since 1917.

Finally Tod, your story about Dean Dudley and combatting bias against Jewish applicants to Columbia College is all well and good except that--assuming you're accurate--it's a sequel not the seminal event. I matriculated more than a decade before you did, at the very start of the 50s, and my Class had a large complement of Jewish kids, a good number of whom were my own classmates from one of New York City's elite public high schools.

The NY public schools were excellent back then, and I maintain more rigorous
than Columbia which also was excellent but was "college" not mandatory. If you wanted to slide through a class, it was your loss. That wasn't permitted in the public schools. How soon that changed, in your decade of the 60s, when
"progressive"--ludicrous--ideology was forced upon education.

Also, to your original point which you degraded with your absolute nonsense about Trump, my freshman group at Columbia was not the first to have a large Jewish contingent. The three classes already there when I arrived also were well represented. They had matriculated in the late 40s, so the change occurred long before Dean Dudley in 1960 and your blessed arrival in 1962.

I don't know how early the bias reversal began. Perhaps the many upheavals
of World War 2 played a hand.
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Tod Howard Hawks
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Date Posted: 17:53:20 07/20/17 Thu

Thanks for spelling my name correctly.

Tod Howard Hawks

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The Lion (Wake Up!)
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Date Posted: 16:51:04 07/21/17 Fri

You're welcome. I'm a meticulous speller, of names and everything else.
However, I have no interest in your self-adoration.
I do have an interest in your proclamations of fake news, however, because they endanger this country's ability to protect my freedom of speech, thought and conscience.

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