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  • A professor is under fire after saying Black Lives Matter is as racist as the KKK

    10/09/2016 4:13:21 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    A college professor found himself in hot water after likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the racism of the Klu Klux Klan. ... University officials later issued statements denouncing the comments and distancing themselves from Muir. The professor has since taken leave, according to the university.
  • Long Island Teacher Disciplined after Calling Pro-Trump Students Racist

    09/26/2016 8:10:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Smithtown High School West teacher Veronica Welsh said her students were racist if they support Donald Trump. Welsh was reportedly disciplined after her slanderous Facebook post. . . The school’s superintendent called the posting an extremely unfortunate incident and highly inappropriate. Welsh was not in school Friday, and CBS2 was not able to reach her at her home nor on her phone.
  • Cruelty to Black Students

    09/21/2016 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 21, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs. I totally disagree with these calls by black students. It's a gross dereliction of duty for college administrators to cave to these demands, but I truly sympathize with the problems that many black college students face. For college administrators and leftist faculty, the actual fate of black students is not nearly so important as the good feelings they receive from a black presence...
  • Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students

    09/21/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Fix ^ | September 21, 2016
    In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress. At American University on Monday, its counseling center provided coloring sheets in honor of Healthy Campus Week, noting on its Facebook page that adult coloring books “can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Conditions cited include obsessive-compulsive, eating, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as anger management and substance abuse issues. “The time and focus that adult coloring takes helps the individual remove...
  • Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU

    06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen’s allegations. Chen said in a statement that China’s Communist Party had been applying “great, unrelenting pressure” on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived. “The...
  • 9/11 Memorial at Occidental College Vandalized, Members of College Republican Club Say

    09/14/2016 9:55:01 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 4 replies
    KTLA 5 Television ^ | September 12, 2016 | Cindy Von Quednow and Wendy Burch,
    A 9/11 memorial at Occidental College in Eagle Rock was vandalized, members of the College Republican Club said. About 3,000 flags meant to represent victims of the terrorist attacks that adorned the campus quad were found “crushed, snapped” and thrown in the garbage early Monday, according to a Facebook post by the club. “Not one was left in the ground,” the post said. “Not only did they destroy the memorial, they put posters and fliers up that shamed the victims of 9/11.” The flier read “R.I.P. The 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died...
  • 'Reformed' 'Ex-Jihadist' Hired by GWU Counterterror Think Tank Wants to End U.S. Counterterrorism

    09/12/2016 5:49:45 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/11/16 | Ben Weingarten
    Several days ago CNN and other major media outlets published stories on Jesse Morton (fka Younus Abdullah Muhammad), a former Al Qaeda-allied American jihadi who went to jail for threatening the lives of South Park's co-creators over an episode in which they depict Muhammad in a bear suit, only to emerge from prison years early as a supposedly "reformed," "deradicalized" voice for peace now working to "counter" jihadis at a George Washington University counterterror think tank. In the press reports around Morton, there was little evidence indicating that Morton explicitly rejected the Islamic supremacist, Sharia ideology to which he adhered....
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change ( Colorado )

    08/31/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 31, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change’ Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change...
  • Tolerance (Saturbray)

    08/13/2016 7:20:28 AM PDT · by bray · 7 replies ^ | 8/13/16 | bray
    Revelation 2:2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. Tolerance should be a two-way street, but in America it only goes one direction since it has become a weapon of Marxists. They will tolerate nearly any behavior or thought as long as it promotes their agenda. When it comes to their agenda you either agree completely or those tolerant folks will line you up in front of the media firing squad...
  • Guest Commentary: Who's At Fault For Student Loans?

    08/12/2016 8:22:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    WBUR ^ | August 11, 2016 | Bob Hildreth
    whom to blame for the student loan crisis; it’s big banks, big government and big corporations ... But if we are really honest, it is us, the citizens, who are to blame. We let our government enter into a crazy scheme of financing America’s colleges with debt. As a taxpayer, you had the right to protest. At any time over the past 50 years, you could have elected leaders who would have replaced the federal student loan program. But you looked away. You accepted the indebted fate of your children. ... Colleges responded by gulping up all the money they...
  • Professors, Stop Opining About Trump

    07/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/16/2016 | Stanley Fish
    Professors are at it again, demonstrating in public how little they understand the responsibilities and limits of their profession. On Monday a group calling itself Historians Against Trump published an “Open Letter to the American People.” The purpose of the letter, the historians tell us, is to warn against “Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenges it poses to civil society.” They suggest that they are uniquely qualified to issue this warning because they “have a professional obligation as historians to share an understanding of the past upon which a better future may be built.” Or in other words:...
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept (Walter Williams)

    06/28/2016 10:13:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 29, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side." The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled. Leftist diversity advocates and multiculturalists are right to argue that people of all races, religions and cultures should be equal in the eyes of the law. But their argument borders on idiocy...
  • Oberlin College offers buyouts to faculty and staff

    06/26/2016 1:40:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    cleveland ^ | June 24, 2016 | Karen Farkas
    OBERLIN, Ohio - Oberlin College, in an effort to save several million dollars a year, has offered buyouts to 323 faculty and staff. Buyout offers at colleges are rare but have become a way to encourage professors, whose positions are protected by tenure, to retire. Oberlin offered the Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan to employees, including 100 faculty, in April. The college expects about 85 individuals to accept the offer ... The board of trustees agreed to slow the rate of tuition increase from 3.9 percent to 2.8 percent in the 2016 fiscal year, which will result in $2.1 million in...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Conservative Prof. Resigns From California School After Long Battle With LGBT Activists

    06/10/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists. Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution. In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus.
  • Study: More Americans are having gay sex

    06/01/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies ^ | 6/1/16 | Stacey Burling
    A growing number of Americans are having gay sex, or at least admitting to it. And that's OK with more and more of us. "People over time are reporting more same-sex sexual experiences than ever before," said Brooke Wells, a social psychologist at Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. annual survey conducted between 1973 and 2014, was fueled largely by people who had sex with both men and women. There has been little change in the number of people reporting exclusively homosexual behavior. from 3.6 to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men....
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...
  • Student photo protests transgender identity, raises free speech debate

    05/24/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 27 replies
    The Daily Bruin ^ | May 11, 2016 | Janice Shiao
    Members of the UCLA community launched into a debate about free speech after a UCLA student posted a photograph in which students denounced the validity of identifying as transgender. In the photograph circulated on Facebook and Twitter, three UCLA students and one UC San Diego student held signs that read, “Get your agenda out of my restroom!” and, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder!” Julia Nista, incoming internal vice president of Bruin Republicans who posted the photo on Facebook, held a sign that said “There are only two genders!” in the photo. She said the photo was taken at a UC...
  • UCLA incident is indicative of larger issues (students protest loony left agenda)

    05/23/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 17 replies
    The Daily Trojan ^ | May 17, 2016 | Raz Nakhlawi
    Four students, none of whom could be older than 22, smiled for a photo. Dressed like slick, young L.A. professionals, they struck poses that wouldn’t be out of place in an Instagram post. But upon closer inspection, it is clear that these students were criticizing the new federal guidance that allows transgender people to use bathrooms of their choice. “There are only two genders,” one sign read. “Get your agenda out of my restroom” the other read. And finally, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder.” The women are members of the Bruin Republicans, attending an event at UCSB held by Young...
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • From 1970s-Era Academic ‘High Theory’ to Transgender Bathrooms on Campus

    05/16/2016 7:03:03 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | May 16, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    One take-away from the transgender-bathroom wars is that the public ignores arcane academic theory at its peril. For two decades, a growing constellation of gender-studies, queer-studies, and women’s-studies departments have been beavering away at propositions that would strike many people outside academia as surprising — such as that biological sex and “gender” are mere ideological constructs imposed by a Eurocentric, heteronormative power structure. Even though skeptical journalists have regularly dived into the murky swamp of academic theory and returned bearing nuggets of impenetrable jargon and even stranger ideas, the public and most politicians have shrugged off such academic abominations, if...
  • Obama, Academia Celebrate Latest Perversions

    05/12/2016 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 11, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Obama administration seems to be in a race with academia to see who can do the most pandering to the LGBTQ "community." While President Obama thinks women who dress as men are entitled to Civil Rights Act protections, the University of Maryland recently hosted a "Queer Beyond Repair" conference that included a keynote speech on the future of the sexual device known as the dildo. Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, was the featured speaker on the topic, "Impure Thoughts and All They Birth: What...
  • Obama, Academia Celebrate Latest Perversions

    05/10/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    AIM ^ | May 10, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Obama administration seems to be in a race with academia to see who can do the most pandering to the LGBTQ “community.” While President Obama thinks women who dress as men are entitled to Civil Rights Act protections, the University of Maryland recently hosted a “Queer Beyond Repair” conference that included a keynote speech on the future of the sexual device known as the dildo. Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, was the featured speaker on the topic, “Impure Thoughts and All They Birth: What...
  • Searching for Conservative Scholars

    05/10/2016 8:44:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's one of the reasons we do what we do. Even when the remaining journalists on the education beat bend over backwards to cover a story fairly, they still wind up giving it the educational establishment spin. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently covered the conservative scholar program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Writer Courtney Kueppers took note of the program’s success. Nevertheless, she claimed, "There simply aren't enough qualified conservatives in higher education for more colleges to try a program like Colorado's." She follows this assertion with a quote from one of the scholars, Steve Hayward, that...
  • Sowell: Dry Rot in Academia

    05/09/2016 12:08:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 10, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. Riley is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and, perhaps most relevantly, author of a very insightful book titled "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed." In short, Jason Riley's views on race are different from the views that prevail on most college campuses. At one time, 50 years ago or earlier, exposing students...
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 05/09/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” The problem, according to Tushnet, is that liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts. Tushnet blames what he calls the “culture wars” on conservatives, and he says liberals should now make conservatives pay. “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won,” he writes in italics. Tushnet claims that conservatives “had opportunities to reach a cease fire, but rejected them in favor of a scorched earth...
  • Evolution: The enemy of reason. If our minds were not designed, why would we trust them?

    05/06/2016 11:22:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 140 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 5-5-16 | Keaton Halley
    Monkey minds How evolution undercuts reason and science by Keaton Halley Published: 5 May 2016 (GMT+10) If our minds were not designed, why would we trust them? Atheists routinely style themselves as champions of reason and science, and they view evolutionary theory as a triumph of both. Indeed, they believe that evolution helps them to explain features of the world that would otherwise be inexplicable. As Richard Dawkins put it, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.”1 Ironically, however, evolution cannot possibly bear this burden, because if evolution were true it would undermine our confidence in human...
  • Free Market Group Denied Official Status at Drake University for ‘Hateful Record’

    05/04/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 4, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Students at Drake University are fighting back after a national conservative-leaning group was denied official status by the student government over allegations regarding its “hateful record.” Student advocates for Turning Point USA—a nonprofit pushing for fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government—believe the student senate’s decision not to recognize the group as an official student organization amounts to censorship. “We believe that by them not approving our organization, it was based off of their personal views,” Amy Samuel, a sophomore at Drake University who has advocated for a Turning Point chapter on the Des Moines, Iowa, campus, told the Washington...
  • Yale University will keep college named for John C. Calhoun despite protests

    04/28/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies ^ | April 28, 2016
    Yale University announced Wednesday it will keep the name of a residential college named after 19-th century alumnus and slavery supporter John C. Calhoun, but will eliminate the title of “master” for faculty members. The Ivy League university said it was preserving the name of Calhoun College, despite fierce protests that called for the removal of Calhoun’s name to confront the history of slavery in the U.S.
  • UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs After $15 Minimum Wage Hike

    04/19/2016 2:05:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies ^ | April 18, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and "the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job. Stenhouse, a spokesman for the American Federation of StateChancellor, also said “There’s a very clear need for those front-line services. But the question is whether there really is a need to hemorrhage resources on executives.” Nicholas Dirks sent a memo to employees Monday informing them of the job reductions and said they will amount to “a modest reduction of...
  • The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

    04/15/2016 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 15, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The totalitarian attitude on campus hit me in a very personal way on March 30 as I was sitting on an airplane at Reagan National Airport on my way to Albany, New York. I was informed that a campus debate I was scheduled to participate in later that day had been cancelled. I was told to get off the plane and go home. I believe this is the first time on a college or university campus that a left-right debate has been cancelled because of objections to one side of the debate. It appears the totalitarian left is so determined...
  • Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer--A safe space for Jew-hatred

    04/15/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2016 | Kenneth Levin
    Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer A safe space for Jew-hatred. April 15, 2016 Kenneth Levin    Reports of anti-Semitic acts on American campuses suggest that the nation’s universities and colleges are likely today the chief institutional repository of anti-Semitism in the United States.   As one recent study notes: “A survey of U.S. Jewish college students by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law revealed that 54% of surveyed students reported experiencing or witnessing instances of anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year. Another survey by...
  • Black campus employee assaults student for "culture appropriation" at SFSU

    03/29/2016 2:42:06 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies
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  • Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint's Name

    03/15/2016 6:33:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Adelle Nazarian
    Students at Stanford University, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus. The move echoes a series of colleges across the nation whose students have attempted to do the same. The latest target in this battle is Saint Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish, Roman Catholic priest and missionary who was canonized last September. His name is on two dorms, an academic building a street and the mall that is the school's official address. It is "important for the university...
  • 7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

    03/13/2016 8:54:51 AM PDT · by walford · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/10/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Millennials.They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive...
  • University Staffer Who Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Women Resigns, Refused to Apologize

    02/15/2016 12:50:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | February 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Purdue University staffer who allegedly threatened online to rape pro-life women handed in his resignation Monday after refusing to apologize for his comments. Jamie Newman quit Monday morning amid outrage from students, the local community and pro-lifers across the nation, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “Yeah, I just quit,” Newman wrote in an email to the newspaper. “Tell the world.” Purdue spokeswoman Julie Rosa said they accepted Newman’s resignation, which they believe is “the appropriate outcome” to the situation. Last week, Students for Life of America reported discovering Newman’s violent comment while monitoring online discussions about its...
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • The Four Jihads

    01/14/2016 5:36:28 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CSPI ^ | Jan 11 . 2016 | Bill Warner
    Whenever there is Islamic violence the media uses the word terror not jihad. The problem is that the jihad of murder is only one of the four jihads and it is the least of jihads. The jihad of murder will kill people, but the jihad of money, speech and writing brings us closer to Sharia. Sharia annihilates a civilization. ... The jihad of money has invaded our universities which reject critical thought about Islam in exchange for donations from the Saudis. The Islamisation of universities is far worse than murder. Another jihad that is killing us is found in religious...
  • Dershowitz: "I Need Armed Guards To Protect Me From Liberals" When I Give Pro-Israel Speeches

    01/12/2016 11:25:21 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics. ^ | January 12, 2016
    Harvard professor and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz talks about political correctness and 'safe spaces' on college campuses. Dershowitz tells college students to "stay home" if they want a safe space. ... they don't want to hear opposing points of view. They know everything they need to know about race, about gender, about rape, about you name it, climate control. They don't want to hear opposing points of view... ... We have to distinguish between safe spaces for ideas, where there should be none, and physically safe places where you're not intimidated or you're not threatened. And christian speakers, pro-Israel speakers,...
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

    01/12/2016 7:56:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 12, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's interesting that some of the same people who go ballistic at the suggestion that corporations are people are quite willing to ascribe human attributes to inhuman things. "I'm out to prove that rocks are alive and humans are not," Simon Porzak, a writing instructor at Columbia said at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Austin last week. Porzak had a slew of lines that kept the crowd at the MLA in stiches: ~ "Can I baptize a dog?" (he and his source left the question open) ~ "Crossing boundary lines with a pigskin" ~ "We never judge other...
  • Fractured Families & Academia

    01/11/2016 8:19:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    That intact families are more economically solvent than fractured ones has long been observed outside of academe. Arguably, as with many other policy questions, on this one as well, academics tend to be the last to notice. The Fall 2015 issue of The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy features an article by Glenn T. Stanton on "Family Formation and Poverty: A History of Academic Inquiry and Its Major Findings." Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation at Focus on the Family. His 20-page treatise takes us through half a century of seminal research on families and...
  • Senate chairman demands Department of Ed give a legal reason for dumping due process

    01/08/2016 4:04:49 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The College Fix - Lynn University ^ | January 8, 2016 | Peter Maxwell
    Overwhelming consensus' that Office for Civil Rights is treating its guidance as binding. Arne Duncan's temporary replacement isn't getting a honeymoon from the chairman of a Senate subcommittee, who is upset about the Department of Education's machinations against colleges. Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is demanding answers from acting Secretary of Education John King about the authority of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to force colleges to strip students of their right to due process. Lankford isn't the first senator to raise the question of whether OCR's methods - issuing "Dear Colleague" letters that purport to explain existing...
  • Questioning Academic Authority on Guns

    01/06/2016 11:42:30 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Maybe it’s time we revived that phrase "question authority." "The president's ironclad confidence in the conclusiveness of the science, and therefore the desirability of 'common-sense gun safety laws,' is echoed widely with every new mass shooting, from academia to the popular press to that guy you knew from high school on Facebook," Brian Doherty writes in the latest issue of Reason magazine. Doherty actually examined that premise, and found it wanting. "Still, we have reason to believe gun prevalence likely surpassed the one-gun-per-adult mark early in President Barack Obama's first term, according to a 2012 Congressional Research Service report that...
  • Ann Althouse thinks we're imagining what's happening on the campus

    01/03/2016 7:02:33 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 1/3/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Ann Althouse is a college professor who runs an eponymous blog. She recently blogged about a Chinese professor at Vassar, Hua Hsu, who believes: “there is a naïve idealism at the heart of student protest, which might be desperate or loud but never as cynical as the world that necessitated it." She goes on to say: “I — who went to college in 1969 — think they are a lot less weird than we were. But if you think they are weird — entitled, oversensitive, whatever — you should look to your own mind and ask why it has created...
  • Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises .. For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only

    12/22/2015 10:44:38 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises Asst. Prof Position For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only [ Full title ]. the University of Louisville placed an ad for a "tenure-track Assistant Professor position" which specified the racial/ethnic makeup of who would be considered eligible. It was removed after appearing for almost two months. ... The ad really really does insist that the position is "a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will be filled by an African American, Hispanic American or Native American Indian." So where is Tom Perez's Department of Labor? Where is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? (All...
  • Half of Illinois grads entering community college need remedial instruction

    12/22/2015 10:20:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Lincoln Courier ^ | Dec. 20, 2015
    New data shows about half of Illinois high school graduates going on to the state's community colleges need remediation in at least one subject. That data was released this past week by the Illinois State Board of Education. It shows 48.7 percent of graduates who enrolled in the community college system needed remedial instruction to prepare them for entry-level college coursework. ... For the first time, that information is being reported with Illinois Report Card data.
  • U.S. college prof: Christians 'filthy' in eyes of Allah [Allah vs. Yahweh]

    12/21/2015 1:44:48 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Christians are "filthy" in the sight of Allah and worthy of being looted and slaughtered "in a time of jihad," according to an American imam and professor of religious studies at a prestigious private college in Tennessee. These are words Professor Yasir Kazi now disputes he ever said. Kazi (also spelled Qadhi) is a professor of Islamic studies at Rhodes College, a four-year liberal arts college in Memphis, Tennessee. He has two master's degrees from Yale and one from the University of Medina in Saudi Arabia. He is expected to complete his doctorate soon from Yale's department of religious studies,...