Columbia Student Thinks School Should Provide Aid to Protesters, Receives Reality Check Instead

One Columbia University student received a harsh dose of reality recently via a reporter covering the situation at Hamilton Hall.

Student protesters occupied Hamilton Hall on the campus of Columbia University in New York City on Tuesday. PhD-candidate and faculty member Johannah King-Slutzky, spoke to reporters and called for the school to provide food and water to the occupiers, even going so far as to call it “humanitarian aid”.

She had no idea that a reporter with actual common sense was in the crowd. The unnamed reporter pushed back on her false narrative, pointing out that the students chose occupied the building and can leave whenever they want.

“It seems like you’re saying, ‘we want to be revolutionaries, we want to take over this building, now would you please bring us some food’.”

Her statements were quickly fact-checked by X users in the form of Community Notes.

Naturally, reaction to her comments was critical.

Ms. King-Slutzky’s X profile lists her PhD subject as “Romantic Lit + Energy”. This would seem to jibe with the subject of her dissertation: “fantasies of limitless energy in the transatlantic Romantic imagination from 1760-1860”. What that means, I have no idea.

Eager to learn more about limitless energy in transatlantic Romantic imagination, I clicked on her faculty bio on the Columbia University website…aaand it’s been taken down. Sad mascot face.

And what’s with the guy standing behind her? Nice crop-top jean jacket. His look might not go over so well in Gaza.

3 thoughts on “Columbia Student Thinks School Should Provide Aid to Protesters, Receives Reality Check Instead”

  1. turn off the power, water, seal them in untill they exit with their hands behind their backs.

  2. Biography
    From her Columbia page…I knew Marx would show up somewhere!
    “My dissertation is on fantasies of limitless energy in the transatlantic Romantic imagination from 1760-1860. My goal is to write a prehistory of metabolic rift, Marx’s term for the disruption of energy circuits caused by industrialization under capitalism. I am particularly interested in theories of the imagination and poetry as interpreted through a Marxian lens in order to update and propose an alternative to historicist ideological critiques of the Romantic imagination. Prior to joining Columbia, I worked as a political strategist for leftist and progressive causes and remain active in the higher education labor movement.”

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