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  • Brown University Course: "Resistance to Racial Equality From the Civil War to Donald Trump"

    03/03/2018 4:32:57 PM PST · by walford · 24 replies
    Brown University Course Catalog ^ | July 09, 2018 | Anne Gray Fischer
    After the two-term presidency of Barack Obama - the first Black man to hold that office - was the election of Donald Trump a surprise? To many people, it was. The history of race in America is often told as a linear story of progress, beginning with the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War, continuing with the expansion of civil rights in the twentieth century, and culminating with the election (and re-election) of Obama. For people who believe in this story of consistent racial progress, Trump’s successful campaign, fueled as it was by white nationalist supporters, was very surprising....
  • Biologist Gets a Fake Star Trek Paper Accepted by 4 Dodgy Science Journals

    02/15/2018 12:04:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Science Alert ^ | February 14, 2018 | Peter Dockrill
    Obviously travelling at warp speed isn't a natural state of existence for most terrestrial organisms, but we never knew just how harmful the effects of maximum warp velocities could be on human beings – until now. A new study published – yes, published – in an 'American' science journal (and accepted by three others) details how an experimental attempt to cross the transwarp barrier and achieve Warp 10 can have devastating and unforeseen consequences on human physiology. Wait… what?
  • Academics Encounter Sticker Shock From Obamacare

    02/13/2018 12:01:42 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And predictably put the blame somewhere else. "Also, the premium increases for health insurance they want from us will cost us about $600,000 every year," Martin Kich of Wright State University writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in a broadside against his university's administration. "Right now, we pay about $1.8 million." "$600,000 more would be a 33% increase! On top of higher premiums, they want to cut health benefits via increased co-pays, increased out-of-pocket maximums, and increased coinsurance. Needless to say, cuts such as these harm people who are already sick, defeating...
  • Surprise! Dershowitz 'biggest enemies' not who you think

    02/13/2018 6:02:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    “I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past,” Dershowitz explained. “They have no resonance on university campuses today. “But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are our leaders,” he lamented. “When I used to teach 150 students in my first year of criminal law, I’d look around and I’d say, ‘Future president. Future chief justice. Future editorial director of the New York Times. Future managing partner of Goldman Sachs. They’re our future. And that’s why we have to worry much more...
  • Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'

    02/13/2018 6:23:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 12, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Two students at Columbia University are hosting a workshop later this month to encourage their peers to “redistribute our own wealth” to “marginalized people.” “Class Privilege and Radical Redistribution” is organized by Columbia University students Amy Wang and Claire Klinger, and will feature a roundtable discussion on “learning about our obligation to redistribute our own wealth.”

    02/01/2018 5:31:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    barbwire ^ | 31 January, 2018 | Adam Sabes
    Kellogg Community College (KCC) has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by two students who were arrested for handing out pocket Constitutions on campus. According to a press release from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which represented the students, KCC agreed to pay damages and attorneys’ fees, but will not admit to any wrongdoing. As Campus Reform reported just over one year ago, a KCC student and two other conservative activists were arrested by campus police after spending two to three hours recruiting for the school’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, during which they handed out...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio calls for "dare I say – at a bold cultural revolution”

    01/29/2018 12:40:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The arrogance of this man. He even knows by his "dare I say" how inflammatory a statement he is about to make.“on the cultural level of academic training and scientific study, a broad and generous effort at a radical paradigm shift, or rather – dare I say – at “a bold cultural revolution”. Think that's it? Do you doubt the next requirement is for priests and bishops to sign-on and swear loyalty to the Magisterium of Francis? Since when is the teaching of the Roman Pontiff separate from the Magisterium of the Church? If the Roman Pontiff teaches...
  • Ohio State Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Measure

    01/27/2018 6:36:03 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 27, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Secret ballot votes rammed through in 11th hour The Undergraduate Student Government at Ohio State University has come under sharp criticism for a rushed, irregular secret ballot vote Wednesday night that rammed through a resolution in support of an anti-Israel boycott. A six-hour long meeting culminated in a half-hour of rapid-fire amendments to the "Resolution to Establish a Committee to Investigate OSU's Investments in Companies Complicit in Human Rights Violations." As the USG was being expelled from the room at midnight, two secret ballot votes were quickly cast within minutes—the first attempt returned more ballots than senators present—and it was...
  • Debunking Defamations, Defending Israel

    01/22/2018 6:30:19 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 2 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 21, 2018 | David Isaac
    Review: 'Industry of Lies: Media, Academia, and the Israeli-Arab Conflict' by Ben-Dror Yemini "Seventy years after the Holocaust, which saw Nazi Germany propaganda turn the entire Jewish people into a monster threatening the world, a new industry of lies has arisen. … But this time it is not the goose-stepping Nazis pushing the lies. It is liberal-minded academics, intellectuals, and human rights activists." So writes Ben-Dror Yemini, an Israeli journalist and former opinion page editor of Maariv, who thoroughly debunks these defamations in Industry of Lies. Israel has often been accused of forcibly evicting the Arabs from Palestine in 1948...
  • Columbia Faculty Boycott Bookstore After it Apologizes for Promoting Palestinian Violence

    01/22/2018 5:42:50 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 21, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Professors want bookstore owners to rescind their Over 200 Columbia University faculty, students, and alumni have pledged to boycott a New York bookstore after its owners apologized for promoting and selling a children's book that praised Palestinian violence against Israel. The petition condemns Book Culture, an independent bookstore with a location near Columbia, for apologizing after Jewish and non-Jewish communities objected to its selling P is for Palestine by Golbarg Bashi, a book for young children that glorified the intifada. The petition, first reported by Campus Reform, includes a refusal to buy books from or order course materials through Book...
  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    “I have had enough bullshit,” wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. “The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity.” This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of today’s higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who don’t follow higher ed...
  • The Evil that Must Not Be Named on Campus

    01/06/2018 1:11:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | January 6, 2018 | George Harbison
    Academia turns a blind eye to the reality of actual socialism, the ideology practiced by Marxists while they sought the perfection of communism...someday. Socialism is ruining Venezuela today, and the whitewash pervades elite culture, even when the evil strikes close to home for an elite American small college. I attended Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) in the mid-1970s. I enjoyed my time there, made some great lifelong friends, and graduated with a sincere appreciation of the benefits of having a liberal arts education as it was practiced at the time. Over the years, my political perspective has moved well away from...
  • The Death of Academic Rigor

    01/01/2018 9:10:51 AM PST · by mairdie · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2018 | David Solway
    The notion of academic rigor has fallen on evil times. In a typical instance of continuing epistemic degradation, Donna Riley, of Purdue University's School of Engineering Education, insists that rigor must be eliminated since rigor is a "dirty deed" fraught with "exclusionary implications for marginalized groups and marginalized ways of knowing." It matters little, apparently, if our bridges collapse so long as "men of color and women, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation and low-income students" are welcomed into the new holistic community defined by "other ways of knowing" – whatever these may be. Similarly, Rochelle Gutierrez, of the University...

    In 2017, President Trump’s first year in the Oval Office brought academic rage to new heights as professors frequently blasted the Commander-in-Chief and berated his voters and anyone who does not embrace progressivism. Here are five things that professors actually said in 2017: 1) Prof suggests Texans deserve hurricane for supporting Trump A University of Tampa professor publicly suggested that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because the state voted Republican last year. “I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” Professor Ken Storey tweeted in August. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t...
  • 'White Genocide for Christmas' Drexel professor resigns

    12/29/2017 9:16:25 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Richard Raps
    A Drexel University professor who asked for “White Genocide” for Christmas last year is finally resigning. George Ciccariello-Maher, now a former professor from Drexel, has a history of controversial tweets targeting conservatives and white people. “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide,” he tweeted, followed up by, “To clarify: When the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.” In addition to targeting white people and conservatives, Ciccariello-Maher has also made controversial posts about soldiers. Ciccariello-Maher even went as far as blaming the “white supremacist patriarchy” for the Las Vegas shooting, going on to...
  • Drexel Professor resigns amid threats over controversial tweets

    12/29/2017 7:04:29 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2017 | Melissa Gray
    A Drexel University professor who received death threats after posting several controversial tweets said Thursday he is resigning because the year-long harassment has made his situation "unsustainable." George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of politics and global studies, had been teaching his class remotely via video conference after being put on administrative leave, a move that Drexel said was for his own safety.
  • Academic Search for Male Role Models

    12/14/2017 7:25:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 40 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 · 51 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...