Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 220)

  • Who came looking for the Guilford football players?

    Here’s the latest news regarding the Guilford College bar fight/”hate crime,” per the Greensboro News & Record: Police are investigating an incident Sunday in which three people entered a Guilford College dormitory seeking football players connected to a recent fight with several Palestinian students. They hurriedly left the…
    Jon Sanders, February 4, 2007
  • The Guilford “hate crime” — this sound familiar?

    Regarding the supposed "hate crime" at Guilford College, WGHP Fox 8 News in Greensboro reports on a controversial letter written by Guilford College’s Director of Multicultural Education on January 2 to students of color and/or international students. In it there is a very Duke-Gang-of-88-esque tack of blowing things way out of proportion and responding with institutional racism in response to the thought of a racist act. Meanwhile, the Greensboro Police Department has completed its investigation and said there was no evidence that would allow them to proceed with the case. The accused say they were defending themselves that night; their families issued a press release criticizing the media and the college official for "inaccurate portrayal of these young men" and state (and boy does this sound familiar), "When all of the FACTS are revealed, we believe that those who are sensationalizing this story will be rightly embarrassed and hope the retractions will receive the same level of visibility as premature and false charges." The families said the letter by the director, Sekinah Hamlin, "greatly inflamed emotions needlessly." In her letter, Hamlin wrote "What happened to these three young men could have happened to any one of us," knowing full well that few students were going to get in a bar fight with a mixed-race group of football players. "This is the reality of racism and no institution, including Guilford, in this country, is free of it."
    Jon Sanders, February 1, 2007
  • A mixture of snow, ice and college pranksters

    Tomorrow’s predicted snowstorm reminds me of that Raleigh snowstorm three years ago made more entertaining thanks to the work of some enterprising NC State pranksters: A cable news channel in Raleigh, North Carolina shut down a Web application designed to allow local schools and businesses to report weather-related…
    Jon Sanders, February 1, 2007
  • “Meta-Meaning” M[ave]ns

    John Hood saves me some keystrokes with his column today about the Guilford College “hate crime”: Although some are trying commendably to avoid it [“it” being the scandalous reaction to the Duke lacrosse hoax], the process appears to be repeating itself just down I-40 in Greensboro, where five Guilford…
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2007
  • UNC-Chapel Hill professor arrested for indecent exposure

    From WSB-TV News in Atlanta, Georgia: A men’s restroom at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has become the playground for men who want to pleasure themselves in public and try to pick up other men according to police. Since December, officers have arrested and charged 11 men with public indecency. The…
    Jon Sanders, January 19, 2007
  • Duke’s Curtis crisis

    K.C. Johnson writes a devastating column for the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy today. A few highights: On March 29, she emailed fellow Durham activists expressing outrage that defense attorneys had (correctly) stated that no DNA match would occur to any lacrosse player. “The self assurance,” wrote Curtis,…
    Jon Sanders, January 18, 2007
  • So do Seligmann, Evans and Finnerty!

    Just posted on Drudge (no story yet):…
    Jon Sanders, January 12, 2007
  • “Duke hasn’t changed”

    You’d think the “adults” at Duke would be wiser to rape hoaxes and “hate-crime” hoaxes by now. Remember this? At Duke University last November [1997], a group of students hanged from a tree a black doll bearing a sign that read “Duke hasn’t changed.” They also covered…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2007