Check out this great Father’s Day essay written by Alex Leo ’04, whose father was a conservative columnist for U.S. News and World Report for 17 years and wrote this less than flattering opinion piece about Wesleyan. (If the criticism makes you sad, don’t despair, there were plenty of people who stood up for Wesleyan, wespeak writers and otherwise.)
A taste of the younger Leo’s piece:
I ended up at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, a bastion of free thought and self-exploration, well, kind of. At first I was caught up in the excitement and freedom of it all. Everyone was politically charged and everyone was liberal. I was about to vote in my first election ever and it was for president. I called my father after they declared Bush the victor. I was depressed. He asked what the split had been on campus.
“80/20,” I responded.
“Only 20 percent voted for Bush?”
“No, 20 percent voted for Nader.”