If by “left” you mean liberal arts universities (the “liberal arts” referring to the study of “literature, languages, philosophy, history, mathematics, and science” as a general education that is useful for all peoples) and the tendency towards expansive rather than contractive learning experiences that broader and strengthen rather than narrow and weaken connections between diverse concepts, emboldened in a process of discovery unique to the individual yet shared in a group fashion as each support the others, then the college I attended for too woefully short of a time (because scholarship only goes so far and federal funding laws were stacked against scholarship students at the time, a holdover from Reaganomics but continues still as evidenced by the calls to lower or cancel excess student debt consisting mostly of such things as late fees which are punishments but not core to the loans themselves and even of the loans which were ridiculously overpriced for the time and still), then Hampshire College would certainly quality as an institution from which a “left” meme might originate and this particular meme is a very good example for this famous meme image IS in fact from Hampshire College and reflects how a typical Hampshire College student often looks, both in the time I went and still to this very day and also when this picture was taken.

If by “left” you mean liberal arts universities (the “liberal arts” referring to the study of “literature, languages, philosophy, history, mathematics, and science” as a general education that is useful for all peoples) and the tendency towards expansive rather than contractive learning experiences that broader and strengthen rather than narrow and weaken connections between diverse concepts, emboldened in a process of discovery unique to the individual yet shared in a group fashion as each support the others, then the college I attended for too woefully short of a time (because scholarship only goes so far and federal funding laws were stacked against scholarship students at the time, a holdover from Reaganomics but continues still as evidenced by the calls to lower or cancel excess student debt consisting mostly of such things as late fees which are punishments but not core to the loans themselves and even of the loans which were ridiculously overpriced for the time and still), then Hampshire College would certainly quality as an institution from which a “left” meme might originate and this particular meme is a very good example for this famous meme image IS in fact from Hampshire College and reflects how a typical Hampshire College student often looks, both in the time I went and still to this very day and also when this picture was taken.

 

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