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  • UC Davis professor under fire for opposing required ‘diversity statements’

    12/05/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by tbw2 · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 4, 2019 | Addison Smith
    A mathematics professor at the University of California, Davis, has faced significant pushback for criticizing university-mandated “diversity statements,” testimonies that purportedly help determine the degree to which job applicants will be able to advance and promote diversity on campus.
  • Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights

    10/18/2019 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    In the midst of a human rights crisis and violent pro-democracy manifestations in China, Judicial Watch has obtained records that expose a troubling partnership between a public American university and the Chinese Communists at the heart of the abuses. The records show that the University of Arizona (UA), a taxpayer-funded institution with an enrollment of about 44,000, paid $100,000 to launch a Confucius Institute on its Tucson campus more than a decade ago and subsequently dedicated nearly $2 million and other public resources to keep it going. Confucius Institutes were founded by the Chinese government and are managed by China’s...
  • Intolerance in Academia

    10/16/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 16, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation's institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization's prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual pluralism and the best traditions of liberal education at America's colleges and universities. Leo's most recent compilation of campus madness leaves one nearly breathless. In a USA Today op-ed, Emily Walton, a sociology professor at Dartmouth University, said that all college students should take a mandatory course on black history and white privilege. She...

    10/16/2019 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 11 replies
    HILLSDALE COLLEGE (youtube video) ^ | 10/12/2019 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    An hour with one of the brightest, most down to earth men in America today speaking at Hillsdale College about America's future and why, if we don't clean things up, we may not have one. Put up a few days ago.
  • Drexel University professor spends ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars [trunc]

    10/08/2019 7:37:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Oct 8, 2019 | clubs CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
    Drexel University must pay the federal government nearly $190,000 to cover the strip club spending habits of a former professor, according to a settlement announced Monday. Over a 10-year period, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, the former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department, burned hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds meant for energy, science and naval research. The $190,000 settlement, which must be paid by the university, will help the school stave off a lawsuit by the federal government.
  • Prof: 2nd Amendment is not absolute, neither is 1st

    09/09/2019 9:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 9/8/2019 | Celine Ryan
    The University of California, Los Angeles recently published an interview with a professor who claims that mass shootings motivated by racism have only been a problem since Trump’s election. In addition to Trump’s “hate speech,” the professor blames American “gun culture” for the gun violence epidemic. He insists that a solution includes “qualifications” to both the First and Second Amendments, which he says are not “absolute.”
  • Jamie Riley, UA’s dean of students, resigns following Breitbart story on controversial tweets

    09/06/2019 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Micro aggressor · 29 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | Howard Koplowitz
    Jamie Riley, the dean of students at the University of Alabama, has resigned a day after Breitbart published a story highlighting tweets from the dean contending police are racist and other controversial statements.
  • University of Alabama Dean: American Flag and Police Represent ‘Systemic History of Racism’

    09/04/2019 12:23:17 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2019
    A series of resurfaced tweets from Dr. Jamie R. Riley, the University of Alabama’s assistant vice president and dean of students, show he once believed the American flag and police in America are racist. “The [American flag emoji] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people,” Riley wrote in a September 2017 tweet. “Police are a part of that system. Is it that hard to see the correlation?” In another 2017 tweet, Riley, who has served in the position at the University of Alabama since February of this year, claimed white people do not understand racism because “they...
  • Purging Dude Walls Toward Leftist Utopia

    08/30/2019 2:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 30, 2019 | David Limbaugh
    If the left is so loving, tolerant and inclusive, why is it so driven by unquenchable bitterness? What fuels it to divide Americans? No, I'm not talking about the Democratic presidential candidates, though any one of them demonstrates the same theme. The American left is just gorged with angst and apparently on a mission to share its misery. The insanity emanating from leftists today is overwhelming. It used to be that when you came across an outrageous story in the news, you just shook your head and thought, "This is weird." But you found solace in realizing it was not...
  • Academia and Republican Presidents

    08/21/2019 6:19:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | August 21, 2019 | Ben Voth
    Academia is no longer liberal. It may have been as recently as the 1990s. Academia is not even anti-Republican -- although they generally dislike the party as compared to Democrats. Today, academia has a thorough and profound reactionary supremacist view of Republican Presidents. Republican Presidents are racist haters and want to destroy every innocent human being on the planet. In 1992, I was working through my doctoral program in communication study at the University of Kansas. Our graduate student group was helping to gather public data that would guide the new townhall debate format to be used in Presidential debates...
  • Johns Hopkins University Fires Professor Who Defied Campus Protesters

    08/14/2019 8:02:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 14, 2019 | Mike LaChance
    Povey used bolt cutters to enter building in order to protect research servers Johns Hopkins University has fired Daniel Povey, an associate professor of speech and language processing, who used bolt cutters to gain entry to an administration building on campus that was taken over by student protesters who had chained the doors shut. The university, located in Baltimore, has been attempting to create a private, armed campus police force to deal with crimes on and around campus for months. In April, activists from SAPP (Students Against Private Police), took over Garland Hall, the main administration building. Some chained themselves...
  • Minds Destroyed By The Internet

    07/24/2019 3:20:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    A reader who is also a college professor in a STEM field e-mails to say: My students are unable to analyze, follow and understand written text. To be more specific, they are unable to decipher compound sentences, understand relationship between subordinate and main clauses. They can’t grasp the logical relationship between sentences, let alone paragraphs, which are totally opaque to them. When I started to teach (only 2 years ago), I prepared material written in normal, rational, technical prose — for adults, or as I understood they would be. Immediately, it became apparent that there was zero comprehension. Well, thought...
  • Reforming Higher Education: A Reading List

    06/29/2019 5:30:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 28, 2019 | Anthony Hennen
    As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too. In recent months, many conservative thinkers have publicly debated how to reform higher education—or, even, if they should. Political liberals, as well, have joined in. From reform and technocratic changes to complete withdrawal and abolition, below is a selection of the more-insightful additions to the debate over higher education, and perhaps, a look at where future reformers will pull...
  • Of course they do. That's because historians ARE the problem.

    06/24/2019 4:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    Historians and academics have been lying to us for well over a century. So a headline like this is not a shocker. Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate' Of course they would say that. They're drunk off of their own propaganda. Academia is a fraud and a wasteland. The time is now for James O'Keefe style citizen historians to challenge the false narrative that the progressives have been building since the days of Carl L. Becker and Charles Beard. The free open-source conservative audiobook is one important key to throwing it back...
  • Crisis at Super Liberal Oberlin

    06/21/2019 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 | Suzanne Fields
    Identity politics is having an identity crisis. Parading as a noble cause to elevate only one side of the hyphenated American, identity politics has always cultivated a mean streak, a vulnerable underbelly of hatred for the "other" it indiscriminately blames for prejudice against African Americans, Native Americans and any other culture perceived to be at the mercy of the white man. No one disputes that prejudice based on race and religion is a terrible thing, but it's a simple truth that truth should not be sacrificed in looking for it. While identity politics seeks to liberate the victim of prejudice...
  • NYU Professor Apologizes For Making Up A Fake Trump Quote

    05/27/2019 7:59:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2019 | John Sexton
    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who teaches at New York University. He also apparently works at Time magazine and appears on television occasionally as an expert in foreign affairs. Sunday he created quite a firestorm when he tweeted out a fake quote attributed to President Trump. For a while, Bremmer doubled-down and refused to delete the tweet or apologize, even after other blue-checked progressives began sharing it widely. Today, Bremmer finally apologized: My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest. The President correctly quoted me as saying it was...
  • Keeping Journalists in the Dark: ‘Citation Cartels’ Limit Public Knowledge

    05/17/2019 6:09:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Richard Phelps
    The public relies on journalists to learn about and share academic research. Public knowledge can be undermined, however, when academics try to influence what research journalists cover or limit the “acceptable debate” about an issue. This influence can be achieved through “citation cartels,” where sympathetic researchers cite and reference one another and ignore or dismiss the high-quality research of others that reach different conclusions. Citation cartels belittle research they disagree with, rather than refute it. Citation cartels can advance researchers’ careers substantially: Cartel members receive more media exposure and get more academic citations. Universities consider citation numbers as evidence of...
  • The End of Being a Duke Professor and What It Means for the Future of Higher Education

    04/22/2019 5:23:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 22, 2019 | Evan Charney
    The end of the spring semester marks the 20th anniversary of my professorship at Duke, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy. During this time, I regularly taught the required ethics class for all undergraduate public policy majors. I won multiple teaching awards, consistently received scores on student teaching evaluations above the school average and, in a Duke Chronicle poll of undergraduates, was ranked as one of the three most popular professors at Duke University for several years. Therefore, I was blindsided last April when informed...
  • When Christian Colleges Teach Students to Fear, Not to Think

    04/13/2019 3:43:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 13, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    Christians are called to be strong and courageous. But that’s not what Christian students are being taught on many Christian college campuses today. Too often, they’re taught to fear and to hide behind a false pretense of grace while extending none. Christian writer, speaker and author—Matt Walsh—was protested by college staff and students, at Baylor University, who didn’t want to hear a Biblical perspective on culture-shifting issues. How dare a Christian father speak Biblical truths about abortion, marriage and gender! That’s “hate speech." This is intolerable in a day and age when many define their own subjective truth which cannot, apparently,...
  • GMU Students Feel Mental Health Threatened Over Kavanaugh Teaching A Summer Class...In England

    04/09/2019 10:09:37 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 09, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    A group of students and professors at George Mason University has been triggered by the school’s decision to bring on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a visiting law professor, saying the hire threatens their mental well-being. Kavanaugh, however, isn’t even slated to teach a course at the school’s Virginia campus, but rather one in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was signed. "The hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well-being of all survivors on this campus," one female student said at GMU's board meeting last week, The College Fix reports. "It is affecting my mental health knowing that an...