Sunday, April 24, 2022

Best and the Brightest Meet Their Waterloo at Waterloo University


The University of Waterloo is located in the Canadian town of Waterloo
Named for the battle against Napoleon where his dream of restoring his Empire was through
The university’s motto “In honor there is truth” should be revoked
It tenure track for a new professor turns academic freedom into a joke
There is no honor to exclude males
Having the best and brightest as the bar becomes a lie and the truth fails
The university is seeking a professor with experience in geography, Earth or environmental science or sustainability
Candidates who wish to apply for position that will be a faculty chair are not asked to establish their capability
Only that they first establish they are a woman, transgender, nonbinary or free spirit as they self-identify
The idea of academic excellence is not something on which the university can rely
So a man who does not one of the categories self- identify even if a Nobel Prize Scholar
Would not have a chance to this chair have any chance to collar
When we should be striving to find the best and brightest to the passage of knowledge teach
At this university only if one of the self-identifying categories have been reached
In universities women face little if any discrimination if faculty appointments
Maybe transgenders, free spirits and nonbinaries suffer disappointment
But the academic field should be level based on one’s record and skill
Not populated only by nonmales so from the four categories only the jobs are filled
© April 24, 2022 The Alaskanpoet

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