Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In Loco Parentis at Utah State

Reporting "Students of Concern" at this site....could be anything.....anything at all.

From the site:

Occasionally, a student's behaviors will rise above normal interactions to a level of concern that may lead to disruption of classroom or university activity or cause concern of threat towards oneself and/or others. University training is available to help identify these situations.

Like....maybe....protesting? Not agreeing with professors? Very disturbing to be disagreed with, yes?I liked the way that George Orwell put it, in 1984:

"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."