Final exam bonus requires students to call Trump horrible things

Some college students got a rude introduction to their professor’s politics when a question on their final exam was used to attack GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump–calling him “the Anti-Christ” among other epithets.

For answering the question, the professor would award five bonus points to students taking the exam.

One student who wished to remain anonymous provided a photo of the question from a World Literature (English 220) class final exam at Creighton University to Hypeline, a project of conservative student organization Turning Point USA.  Hypeline published the story Tuesday.

The bonus question read:

Donald Trump is:

  • a fool
  • already in hell
  • a clown
  • all of the answer choices for this question are correct
  • an evil man
  • the Anti-Christ
Image: The Blaze

Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta teaches the course titled “World Literature I: Antiquity to the Renaissance” as part of Creighton’s Magic Core Curriculum program.  The class is a must-take for all students to graduate.

Creighton’s curriculum is “rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual tradition,” according to the school’s website. It would be fair to say that Jesuit intellectual tradition doesn’t call for political attacks in a literature final exam.

To maximize the irony, a major goal of Fajardo-Acosta’s world lit class is giving “special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity as well as comparative and interdisciplinary analysis.”

Yet apparently that diversity doesn’t include positive opinions of a certain Republican real estate mogul from New York.

Although both Hypeline and The Blaze attempted multiple times to contact Fajardo-Acosta, the professor did not respond to those requests.

Steve Berman


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