The libs can't stand it that a non-sectarian school like Hillsdale exists.
They have all the other schools and still they're not satisfied.
Bader next objects to Hillsdale’s wholesale rejection of public money, a policy that frees the college from most government mandates. She says the school’s really trying to remain “free from pesky rules against discrimination and bigotry”:
And what intrusive mandates they are, insuring that students are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age.
Bader doesn’t mention that Hillsdale actually has a better anti-discrimination record than most liberal universities – not only is Hillsdale the nation’s first college to expressly prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination in its Articles of Association, but it enrolled blacks as early as 1844 and was the second college in the nation to admit women equally with men. Considering that Bader has to quote a website completely unrelated to Hillsdale to allege that the school has a problem with admitting “atheists, feminists, or members of the LGBTQ community” (all of which I can confirm were present at Hillsdale), this complaint is similarly hard to swallow.
Finally, we arrive at Bader’s main objection – Hillsdale is too friendly with pro-lifers:
Hillsdale students are encouraged to participate in the annual March for Life each January and are urged to join weekend pickets at an Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood. They’re further primed to volunteer at local Crisis Pregnancy Centers, join the county Right to Life chapter, and link hands in a Life Chain along Highway M-99. Lastly, their classroom instruction is supplemented by a subscription to the right-wing Imprimis Magazine —published monthly on campus, with articles touching a host of conservative themes.
Too bad Bader doesn’t mention who’s doing the “encouraging”: not the administration, but rather Students for Life, one of many campus clubs (and one I was a member of).