An editor for "First Things" magazine, Rusty Reno, wrote an op-ed titled "Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates" explaining the damage inflicted on Harvard and Princeton students and why it's such a big turnoff for employers.
Reno said during "Fox & Friends," "I would just say that 10 years ago I would have seen that as a big positive on their resume and now I see it as a negative that they have to overcome in the interview because obviously there is going to be great kids all over in higher [education] at different schools."
Reno claims that back then, the biggest cons of Ivy League graduates were that they had a "sense of entitlement" and "arrogance."
"They want to write the lead editorial on day one rather than proofread. But, hey, you can work with that. Because it reflects positives, which are confidence and ambition. These are good things." Reno said.
However, Reno feels that most perceptions of Ivy league graduates have changed over the years.
"Now, I'm seeing these young people that they have, to be frank, a kind of a distorted view of reality," he said.
Reno told host Steve Doocy that "worrying about pronouns" has played a big part in the changing worldview of many college graduates.
"How can you get work done if everybody is tiptoeing around the office worrying about triggering someone? And so I think that that's a big change, I think in the last decade for me to sort of look at meet and interview students and go, wow, they have been damaged," he said.
"I think, in the circles I run in, this is a conversation that we have had. There is a kind of weird combination of arrogance and conformism in these kids and the conformism, that's new. They acquiesce to the ‘woke culture’ and it's what I call a spirit of surrender to the ‘wokeness.’"
In his piece, Reno wrote, "In recent years, I’ve taken stock of my assumptions about who makes for the best entry-level employee. I have no doubt that Ivy League universities attract smart, talented, and ambitious kids. But do these institutions add value?"
"My answer is increasingly negative," he wrote. "Dysfunctional kids are coddled and encouraged to nurture grievances, while normal kids are attacked and educationally abused. Listening to Haverford’s all-college Zoom meeting also made it clear that today’s elite students aren’t going to schools led by courageous adults. Deprived of good role models, they’re less likely to mature into good leaders themselves."
Reno said Hillsdale College is at the "top of the list" for finding premium talent. Other "good sources" for employees are "large state universities" and "quirky small Catholic colleges" such as Thomas Aquinas College, Wyoming Catholic College, and the University of Dallas.