“After the 2000 election, my daughter told me that 80 percent of the students had voted for Al Gore. ’Bush got only 20 percent of the vote?’ I asked. ’No, Dad,’ she explained, ’the 20 percent was for Nader,’” writes US News columnist John Leo.
Leo took a vow that he would not write about Wesleyan (in Connecticut) as long as his daughter was there. “As a result,” he tells us, “you readers learned nothing from me about the naked dorm, the transgender dorm, the queer prom, the pornography-for-credit course, the obscene sidewalk chalking, the campus club named crudely for a woman’s private part, or the appearance on campus of a traveling anti-Semitic roadshow, loosely described as a pro-Palestinian conference.”
Wesleyan has been hailed by Newsweek magazine as the “hottest” diversity school in the U.S. “A one-liner about the campus is that ’Wesleyan is so diverse that you can meet people here from almost every neighborhood in Manhattan.’ And the students tend to have opinions from every known corner of MoveOn.org.”
Leo says his daughter got a good education at Wesleyan but that the campus is not for the faint of heart. Read the whole column to find out why.