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  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:02:47 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 17 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/3/2016 | Moneyrunner
    America was founded to destroy “native Americans” and to find a place to invent slavery which never existed before. These slaves built the country, settled the land, fought its wars and invented everything while white male devils whipped the slaves, oppressed women, keeping them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, lying around idly when not destroying the environment. Christians are hateful bigots who want to ruin your sex life while atheists are enlightened believers in science and Muslims practice the “Religion of Peace™” while living in fear of religious oppression. Then these racist, bigoted, homophobic, sexist, drug addled, white, male,...
  • 2016: One for the Ages

    12/02/2016 1:13:16 PM PST · by huckfillary · 4 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | December 2, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Because of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the year 2016 has been dubbed by some as the Year of the Revolution. That moniker may be a stretch, but these are exciting times for those of us who’ve long advocated political decentralization, and want a President who all but guarantees to shake up the system in an anti-establishment sort of way. If there was ever a system that needed a good shaking up in an anti-establishment sort of way, it’s ours, and not a minute too soon. While Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are good things in...
  • Education is so far left, it can’t really see the right

    11/22/2016 12:30:17 PM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 18, 2016 | Frederick M. Hess
    The past week has been extraordinary in the most literal sense. As I’ve sat on panels, talked to reporters, and huddled with folks trying to make sense of things, I’ve been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in and around education. What’s going on? A couple things, I suspect. But the biggest one is that, when I’m trying to explain the world of education to people who don’t work in or around education, I frequently wind up telling them, “You need to understand that the center in education is two standard...
  • UC Irvine Professors...Prepare Students For "Life Under An Avowed White Supremacist President"

    11/17/2016 6:57:57 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-17-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenNovember 17, 2016 For over a week now we have all sat grinding our teeth as we read story after story of our precious, millennial, snowflake children melting down at universities around the country over Trump's victory. Some took to the street to protest and destroy private property while others were just so distraught that they convinced professors to postpone tests or simply cancel classes altogether so they could stay in bed all day. Well, some professors at the University of California Irvine have decided to be a bit more proactive in addressing the psychological needs of their distressed...
  • [Mountain View, CA] South Bay Teacher Put On Paid Leave After Comparing Trump To Hitler

    11/12/2016 10:07:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    KPIX 5 [San Francisco] ^ | November 12, 2016
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) — A Mountain View high school teacher was kicked out of his classroom and is now getting threats for comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Hitler. Frank Novarro doesn’t know when he’ll be in front of the classroom again after a history lesson he believes was misunderstood. While some are accusing the history teacher of calling Trump a racist by drawing the comparison, he says that didn’t happen. “Because I think that it is historically factual,” says Novarro.
  • Tucker Carlson Challenges Professor on Campus After Trump's Win

    11/16/2016 5:52:22 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/2016 | Tucker Carlson
    Interview of moonbat liberal journalism professor. Memes: Journo Prof - This was about breaking the glass ceiling for women. Safe space needed to process what happened. Carlson - Is there really a debate? Professor [obviously lying] - I don't discuss my personal political beliefs. Prof - we have discussions about the role of free speech on campus [note we debate free speech not we use our right of free speech to explore all sides of an issue]. Professor - role of press in a free society is to hold our politicians accountable. [BS - role of journalist is to discover...
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • NYU Brings Back ‘Deplorable Professor’, Awards Him a Raise

    11/14/2016 3:34:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 10:57 pm, November 13, 2016 | Masha Froliak
    Liberal studies professor Michael Rectenwald, the man behind the controversial @DeplorableNYUProf account, has been promoted by prestigious New York University and given a raise days after the University had put him on a paid leave for criticizing politically correct culture on campus. Michael Rectenwald was promoted from clinical professor to full time professor on Monday, a source said to the NY Post. In the initial interview with Heat Street on October 26, Rectenwald was outspoken against the current on-campus culture of social justice warriors and safe spaces. He likened academia to a mad house and claimed that “safe spaces” is...
  • Professors ask [UVa Pres] Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson [ed]

    11/14/2016 11:49:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | November 13, 2016 | Kate Bellows
    Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.
  • Colleges Cancel Classes for Students Traumatized by Trump's Victory

    11/11/2016 7:23:54 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/10/16 | Robby Soave
    o it begins: American college campuses are currently experiencing a collective freak-out over the impending Trump presidency. Professors and administrators have cancelled exams and sent messages of support to students feeling traumatized by the election results. A University of Michigan psychology professor delayed an exam until next week and wished students good fortune during this "tumultuous time." Some Columbia University professors postponed midterms as well. A University of Connecticut professor excused students from attending class. And at Yale University, one professor decided to make an upcoming exam optional.
  • The Professor Who Long Ago Forecast A Trump Triumph Basks In The Warm Glow Of Being Right

    11/10/2016 11:44:38 AM PST · by Strac6 · 27 replies
    Once-obscure political science professor Helmut Norpoth is now basking in the sweet glow of success — and newfound fame — after confidently predicting way back in February that Donald Trump was virtually guaranteed to win the 2016 presidential election. Norpoth, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, announced his prognostication that Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton some 262 days ago. He asserted a confidence level of 97 percent in what he calls the Primary Model, he said. On Tuesday, the professor’s prophecy was proven right. Voter intent doesn’t matter, he said. Instead, the things that really matter are excitement among...
  • Pagan Catholicism @ Loyola

    10/27/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Catholic colleges and universities embrace diversity, Catholics should worry. “Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible,” Dominic Lynch, a student there, wrote on The College Fix on October 23, 2014. I’ll bet they didn’t have a hard time finding a faculty adviser. “The Loyola Student Pagan Alliance was granted official recognition by the university earlier this month by its Student Activities and Greek Affairs board,” Lynch reported....
  • Professor: Arabs don't want to talk

    11/05/2016 3:14:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    As part of the Hebrew University's research on conflicts, they held an academic course focusing on the dialogue between Jews and Arabs in Israel. The course was intended for both Israeli and Arab university students. However, not a single Arab student was interested in the course, and none signed up for it. Last year, the course opened with 22 Israeli students and not a single Arab. Dr. Maya Kahanov was forced to personally search out and invite Arab students, finally ending up with a class total of 22 Israeli students and 11 Arab students. "Once there was a will to...
  • Professor who tweeted against PC culture out at NYU

    10/30/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 30, 2016 | Melkorka Licea|
    An NYU professor crusading against political correctness and student coddling was booted from the classroom last week after his colleagues complained about his “incivility,” The Post has learned. Liberal studies prof Michael Rectenwald, 57, said he was forced Wednesday to go on paid leave for the rest of the semester.
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 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
    philly.com ^ | 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. ....an 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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
    Youtube ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lordofthepastries
    Watch Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX_NPVZ7naY