Given the de-emphasis on Aggie traditions in recent years, it’s hard not to see the accuracy of this statement. I think it is fair to say that few Aggies are interested in bringing so-called politically correct values to campus.
At the same time, it is equally fair to say that the social agenda of the neo-socialist left would love to see the traditional, conservative value system of A&M transformed into something more to their liking.
Mr. McCaig makes an excellent point in reference to A&M’s recent decision to disband its journalism program while still managing to fund an entire department for the purpose of fostering multi-cultural inclusionism on campus.
I would remind Dr. Gates that his mission is to educate the students of Texas A&M, not to fulfill a socio-political agenda of any sort, let alone one which undermines the very traditions and purposes for which the institution he has the privilege of leading was founded.
Growth is only a positive change if the expansion is consistent with the core values of the organization. Random, non-contributory transformation has another name – cancer – and is something most properly excised from its host.