UPDATE: The Bruination blog appears to have been taken offline.
A blog called Bruination is questioning BJU’s recent push for “unity” as expressed in the school’s new intercollegiate sports program. Begun this spring, the site has just five posts but appears to be run by a BJU-sympathetic person who objects to perceived immodesty in the school’s sports uniforms and to associations BJU has pursued in attempts to push the Bruin brand.
The site also features a rather damning quote from BJU’s official school history, Standing Without Apology, regarding exactly the kind of intercollegiate sports program the school now touts endlessly.
The site seems to show no signs of being satire, or of being anything other than what it appears to be: a blog written by a current or former BJU student or employee who is troubled by what he or she sees as contradictions in BJU’s stated goals and its new emphasis on intercollegiate sports. The fact that the blog has existed since May 2013 without gaining notoriety in the usual disaffected BJU circles lends it authenticity. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new goings-on at Bruination.
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