The end of the academic year is often a time for reflection and award-giving.

It that vein, The Daily Caller has its list of winners for the First Annual College Stupidity Awards.  Based on what has been covered since College Insurrection started, it’s not likely to be the last.

The 2012 winners are:

Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in America

What an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The administration tried to punish a student who expressed discomfort with a professor’s assignment to stomp on a piece of paper bearing the word “Jesus.” Also, wackadoodle communications professor James Tracy took to his personal blog to suggest that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “mass casualty drill.”

Dartmouth College: Most likely to let the terrorists win

Dartmouth also had a ridiculous year. … the prizewinner occurred when Dartmouth leftists crashed a recruiting event and loudly demanded that they get a day off from classes in order to bemoan the death of civility on campus. Craven school officials capitulated, of course, prompting one student to comment that administrators “let the terrorists win.”

George Washington University: Most prone to commit crimes against soda, Catholics, U.S. News and World Report, and Mount Rushmore

…30 percent of professors asked in a very limited survey endorsed the eventual addition of President Barack Obama’s face to Mount Rushmore. The D.C. school also admitted that it has been misreporting statistics to inflate its rankings for at least a decade. In still another incident, students tried to force a priest to leave campus.

Columbia University: Most demented, homicidal faculty

Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work (and a scholar in residence at New York University). …. Robert Thurman, is an Indo-Tibetan studies professor at Columbia. He made a crazy video calling Republicans “seditious” and “treasonous” for refusing to raise taxes.

Oberlin College: Best faked or imaginary Ku Klux Klan sighting

A month-long spat of racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages at simperingly progressive Oberlin College turned out to have been the handiwork of two students. The series of incidents culminated in “a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit” near the school’s “Afrikan [sic] Heritage House.” Police at the Ohio school scoured the area but were only able to find a student draped by a blanket. Nevertheless, Oberlin’s apoplectic administration cancelled classes for a whole day.

Northwestern University, Mission College, Harvard, University of Chicago, University of California – Berkeley, Swarthmore College, the University of Wyoming, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, University of Cincinnati, San Jose State University, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Brevard Community College also took special honors.