Touring the School of Engineering at my Alma mater today with my youngest son. They grow up so fast. Anyway…
I live close enough to the University, but haven’t actually stepped foot on campus in any meaningful way in nearly a decade and a half -kind of wondering what I might see… suppose I’ll know soon enough. Wish me luck.
Don’t step in any non-binary, speech-code, snowflake, gun-free zone, socialist cow-patties. And, be careful what bathroom and pronouns you use while being a micro-aggressive, phallogocentric, racist, capitalist oppressor whose very presence is threatening. Because math and engineering are so white-male-rationalist.
Well, we survived. I was actually kind of surprised how little had changed from a social perspective -even when touring the dorms. In fact, I only saw one T-shirt that read, “Social Justice” and little of anything else notable. It was actually quite refreshing, but likely not a fair reflection of the nation’s University landscape given it’s a private school with a strong Engineering curriculum. My son was impressed and ranked it high on his list of possibilities. His mother and I like that it’s close to home and they offer several scholarships, one of which is targeted toward legacy students -we’ll take all the help we can get.
Financially, the University seemed to be doing very well (they always have) and have expanded their infrastructure and campus in meaningful ways. Overall, it was a very good day and I’m excited at the prospect of at least one of my son’s following in my footsteps -pert near literally.
I went through that process, a few years back, with my daughter.
My biggest surprise of the tour, was that the dorms are now coed. Instead of these buildings on this side of the campus are the men’s dorms, and those buildings on the other side of the campus are the women’s dorms, they are all just dorms, with the floors alternating between men’s floors and women’s floors.
If you want a good eng. School look at Missouri s&t. If you want to work for the government go to MIT if you want to make money go to s&t . My son in law went there and had a job before he graduated at Exxon making 55g to start.
I started college in 1990. At that time, many dorms had co-ed floors with alternating rooms. In other words, we had girls across the hall and on both sides of us. It was beautiful. Some dorms were more segregated, but the trend was going co-ed at that time.