A true Husker shows open-mindedness. They are eager to learn and accept other’s ideas even when they are different from their own.
- I'm more-or-less inured to the use of they as a gender-neutral alternative to he or she, which is awkward if used repeatedly. But they is still plural number, and using it as a singular pronoun is jarring. An even-slightly-competent editor would have written.
True Huskers show open-mindedness. They are eager to learn and accept other’s ideas even when they are different from their own.
- but, of course, the editor would have substituted others' for other's
- More substantively, it's codswollop. They don't really want you to remain open, for example, to ISIS's ideas. I hope. What they want is for you to be open to their ideas, and closed to contrary ideas. For example, I bet they hate my ideas.
They do not discriminate based off of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, military or veteran status, age or other characteristics.Off of? OFF OF?! Gag. How to sound both illiterate and hick in two tiny pronouns?
And their little list, by pure coincidence, is simply filched from the University's anti-discrimination policy. Just substitute "I will do as my masters desire". "Gee, this person is a convicted pedophile, but that's an other characteristic, so it wouldn't be fair to exclude them from this childcare job."
A true Husker shows respect. They show deference to their peers, and to the community.ok but...
They do not stand for the disrespect of their peers and others....sounds a bit disrespectful of disrespect. And then...
They are faithful to their morals, and encourage others to become involved and engaged....unless, of course, your morals include, say, considering homosexuality sinful, in which case, see the non-discrimination boilerplate. "I really respect you, and am truly torn up you're going to burn in Hell because of the people you have sex with."
Etc. etc. etc. I can't stand any more of this tripe.