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  • Academic Search for Male Role Models

    12/14/2017 7:25:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 14, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics look for male role models, you never know what they’re going to find. "For one thing, there is not much substantive evidence that male role models are decisive in healthy boys’ development," Michael Kimmel writes in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "They might be nice to have, but the male role model--the elementary-school teacher, the father, the stern but supportive coach--by himself, as a single variable, doesn’t really have much of an independent effect on a boys development." "And that's why single moms, lesbian moms, female teachers, and female coaches can provide...
  • Purdue Professor Argues Tough College Courses Reinforce White Privilege

    12/14/2017 6:07:33 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 December 2017 | Tom Ciotta
    The head of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, Donna Riley, argued in a recently published academic journal article tough engineering courses only serves to uphold “white male heterosexual privilege.” According to a report from Campus Reform, Riley, in an astonishing feat of vague postmodern writing, published an article in the most recent issue of the academic journal Engineering Education in which she argued that the concept of academic “rigor” is used as a means to exclude students from marginalized groups from academic communities.
  • “White Women Tears”—Critical Theory on Lindsay Shepherd

    12/12/2017 6:29:26 AM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Quillete ^ | 12/09/2017 | Uri Harris
    The pushback against Lindsey Sheppard, the graduate student raked across the coals for recording a meeting with advisers and admin upset she could NEUTRALLY show a clip of Dr. Jordan Peterson debating transgender pronouns in a Canadian communication class. After being attacked by admin for being neutral on the political subject, called a white supremacist and transphobic, she released the tapes to protect her academic career. After the school's public embarrassment, the administrators attack her for daring to shed "white women's tears" to delegitimize the non-white admin who berated her to tears in the first place. Other students attack her...
  • The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

    12/08/2017 4:46:13 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2017-12-07 | Bryan Caplan
    I have been in school for more than 40 years. First preschool...Thanks to tenure, I have a dream job for life...Yet a lifetime of experience, plus a quarter century of reading and reflection, has convinced me that it is a big waste of time and money.... How, you may ask, can anyone call higher education wasteful...those with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, 73 percent more than those who have only a high-school diploma, up from about 50 percent in the late 1970s. The key issue, however, isn’t whether college pays, but why.... Educators teach what they know—and most have...
  • Admin frets for 'humanity' of children raised by white parents

    12/04/2017 12:22:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 4, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A University of Colorado, Denver administrator worries that white children may “forfeit their humanity” if they aren’t raised by sufficiently progressive parents. In an academic article, Naomi Nishi, who facilitates educational programs for professors and periodically teaches classes, argues that parents should employ “critical race parenting” to prevent white children from committing “racial microaggressions” against their peers.
  • Brooklyn College Advises NYPD To Stay Out Of Sight To Avoid Offending Students

    11/21/2017 12:31:05 PM PST · by 4Liberty · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Brooklyn College is advising New York City Police officers to use bathrooms out of sight from students to avoid possibly offending them. Students said the NYPD “made safe spaces not feel safe.”
  • Racial message found at Coastal Carolina University after appearing at schools around the country

    11/10/2017 4:56:00 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 44 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | By Chloe Johnson cjohnson@postandcourier.com Chloe Johnson Nov 9, 2017 Updated 14 hrs ago | By Chloe Johnson cjohnson@postandcourier.com Chloe Johnson Nov 9, 2017 Updated 14 hrs ago
    CONWAY—A flier reading "IT'S OK TO BE WHITE" was posted on the business school and other locations at Coastal Carolina University's campus this week, and some students felt the message was racist. A picture of the flier was posted by the school's Social Justice Research Initiative on Facebook. In the post, the university department wrote that the messages had been posted on the Wall Building and other places around campus on Monday.
  • Chris Cuomo: “Is There a Liberal Influence in Universities? The Answer is Yes”

    10/19/2017 9:32:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And the sky is blue and water’s wet. For Chris Cuomo to acknowledge that there is a liberal influence in American universities is to do nothing more than to state the incontestably obvious. Even so, it was refreshing this morning to hear the CNN host admit an irrefutable fact that many on the left might nevertheless deny: that American academia slants strongly to the left. Cuomo asked and answered his own question: “is there a liberal influence in universities? The answer is yes.” View the video here.
  • Is Academia Creating Fake Racism?

    10/12/2017 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When you see their efforts to measure racial attitudes on campus, you might wonder. For example, take the latest attempt to do so at the University of Washington. "“For this study, the team, with the help of focus groups of students of color from three universities, devised the Cultural Cognitions and Actions Survey (CCAS) and administered it to a small group of students -- 33 black, 118 white -- at a large public university in the Midwest," Kim Eckart explained in a news release from the University of Washington. "The 56-item questionnaire asks the white respondent to imagine him- or...
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • Prof Blames Vegas Shooting on White Privilege, White Entitlement

    10/04/2017 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 47 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/5/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    "His messages indicate he's not so sure that gun control would stop a tragedy like this, but is quite convinced that unencumbered white supremacy is the real problem."
  • VIDEO College Student Steals A Guy’s MAGA Hat, Insanity Ensues

    10/03/2017 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    <p>A University of California, Riverside student stole another student’s “Make America Great Again” hat. Then, she marched to a campus office and demanded that administrators outlaw “Make America Great Again” hats because they represent “genocide.”</p> <p>At one point, the student whose hat was stolen says, “You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs.”</p>
  • Georgetown law professors will take a knee outside Jeff Sessions' speech

    09/26/2017 10:41:05 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 26, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Georgetown University Law Center professors plan to take a knee outside of the campus auditorium where Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak Tuesday.
  • Bridgewater State professor: ‘F– ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump’

    09/23/2017 7:23:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Bridgewater State University assistant professor is expressing regret after his post-election rant slamming President Trump and his supporters made headlines. . . . “F– Donald Trump,” and “F– ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump,” a now-deleted Nov. 10 post by Mr. Nichols read. A Nov. 11 post, which has since been deleted, featured a picture of the Ku Klux Klan and Mr. Nichols‘ comment that read: “Trump voters, you belong in this parade.”
  • Everywhere a Fascist-campus Left’s obsession with racism points to Israel supporters too

    09/20/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 20, 2017 | Richard L. Cravatts
    Long before the hooded, masked, and dressed-in-black Antifa thugs marauded across campuses such as Berkeley, other supposed progressive campus activists had been raging an ideological war against ideas with which they disagreed. They are, as former Yale President, A. Bartlett Giamatti, once called people intolerant of others’ views, “terrorists of the mind,” individuals whose toxic views and on-campus behavior help to create a disruptive environment and promote incivility and acrimony. One of those groups is the notorious Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), purportedly a pro-Palestinian campus organization but which actually in practice is strictly an anti-Israel group with the...
  • electronic medical forms (vanity)

    09/19/2017 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
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    I just had to check in electronically for an upcoming doctors visit and I'm so angry. 1. Choosing your race there is no White or Caucasian, the closest choice available is "not Hispanic" 2. Filing out the emergency contact there is no choice for husband (or wife). The closest thing you can choose is "life partner" 3. Filling out your sex it does give you a choice of cisfemale .... and about 12 other choices. WTH? Just venting. I am going to complain to the doctor and ask for a paper form so I can fill it out how I...
  • Professor who tweeted about ‘dead cops’ suspended

    09/15/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Joe Tacopino
    The president of John Jay College said she was “shocked” to hear the “abhorrent” anti-cop statement spewed by a professor at her school and immediately suspended him. “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” John Jay president Karol Mason said about professor Michael Isaacson. Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Mason said that threats were made to the members of the college in the wake of his comment...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • Ole Miss Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns

    09/01/2017 6:45:14 PM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    The DM Online ^ | Aug 30 2017 | Slade Rand and Rachel Ishee
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Florida professor who tweeted Texans deserved Harvey for supporting Trump is fired

    08/29/2017 12:43:23 PM PDT · by tje · 83 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published August 29, 2017 | Frank Mills
    fired By Frank Miles Published August 29, 2017 Fox News Ken Storey ultimately apologized for his tweet on Harvey victims. Ken Storey ultimately apologized for his tweet on Harvey victims. A visiting University of Tampa professor of sociology was fired Tuesday after he suggested in a tweet Sunday that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because of their support for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. University spokesman Eric Cardenas said in a statement that Kenneth Storey was fired after the school weathered an outpouring of online outrage over the comments. Officials said other faculty in the sociology department would take...