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  • Is The Academy Embracing Fake Math?

    04/26/2017 7:05:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 25, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Left's long march through the academy may be nearing its penultimate battlesite—mathematics. Up until now, it has remained so neutral in the Culture Wars that a smattering of conservatives could even be found teaching it. "On a chilly evening in March, students in Cecilia Arias's mathematics course here at Rutgers University were learning about a concept called fair division," Shannon Najmabadi wrote in an article which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 21, 2017. "More specifically, they were considering the case of Jason, Kelly, and Lauren, three business owners who share a location in the mall."...
  • Prof at The Nation: CO2 'A Far More Deadly Gas' in Syria Than Assad's Chemical Weapons

    04/24/2017 6:16:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/23/2017 | Tom Blumer
    On the day after Earth Day's "March for Science," it seems appropriate to point to a column by University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole in The Nation, a far-far-left publication considered a credible and authoritative go-to-source by the liberal intelligentsia. On April 18, Cole, echoing statements made during their final years by Barack Obama and his administration's officials with establishment press acquiescence, nonsensically claimed that Syria's biggest problem during the past decade has been ... carbon dioxide. Hardly. According to Cole, CO2 is "a far more deadly gas" than what was used in "the gas attack in Syria on...
  • Eric Clanton Faculty - Philosophy, Pleasant Hill Campus *NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING*

    04/22/2017 8:35:02 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 53 replies
    Diablo Valley College ^ | 4/21/2017 | unknown
    Diablo Valley College * Eric Clanton * Faculty - Philosophy, Pleasant Hill Campus *NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING* [emphasis mine] --[SNIP]-- Last Updated: 4/21/17
  • Study of Animal Penises Called “Crucial to Solving World’s Problems” [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, who spent nearly $400,000 of taxpayer dollars studying duck penises has become a spokesperson in opposition to Trump’s proposed cuts to funding studies like hers. One of the research topics likely to be cut off from tax-funding is her current project to study whale penises. She is eager to examine a recently acquired an orca penis. “It’s enormous!” she exclaimed. “It takes up an entire lab sink. The very idea that Congress might not fund a thorough investigation of this extraordinary specimen is criminal. In order for us to...
  • Harvard tells students gender identity can change ‘day to day’: Report

    04/21/2017 3:04:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    A Harvard University office devoted to LGBT issues reportedly has issued a flier telling students that gender identity can change as frequently as “day to day.” The flier from the Ivy League schools BGLTQ Student Life office, headlined “Get the facts about gender diversity,” informs readers that “Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” Campus Reform reported Thursday. The flyer adds that “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.” The document also seems to categorize speech that challenges or disagrees with transgenderism as “violence.”...
  • Harvard tells students gender can 'change from day to day'

    04/20/2017 7:47:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 20, 2017 | Peter Van Voorhis
    The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.” The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, declares that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” adding that someone’s gender identity “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can even “change from day to day.”
  • Fresno State University Professor on Paid Leave for Anti-Trump Tweet

    04/19/2017 2:56:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2017
    Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will be on paid leave for the rest of the semester. The university says in a statement Tuesday that professor Lars Maischak has taken a voluntary leave of absence for the remainder of the spring semester. Maischak could not immediately be reached for comment. Last week, Maischak apologized for tweeting: "To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better." Far-right websites such as Breitbart News highlighted the tweet, sparking angry calls on social media for the professor...
  • Prof Who Tweeted ‘Trump Must Hang’ Takes Paid Leave Of Absence

    04/19/2017 8:29:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 19, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    The professor who tweeted “Trump must hang” and that two Republicans should be executed for each immigrant deported is taking a paid leave of absence for the rest of the spring semester. Professor Lars Maischak of California State University, Fresno agreed upon the leave of absence with the university
  • ‘Diversity Statements’ Weed Out Conservative Scholars

    04/19/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    "Diversity statements" are used by universities in Oregon to weed out conservative and other right-leaning scholars at universities, a new report issued by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) alleges. Per the report, the universities in Oregon (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University) use a new kind of litmus test to single out conservative scholars: diversity statements. The report’s executive summary reads, as follows: Oregon colleges and universities have begun to impose requirements for prospective and current faculty to show their commitment to the partisan ideology of "diversity, equity, and inclusion."...
  • Fresno State Professor Who Said ‘Trump Must Hang’ Apologizes Profusely, Flees Fresno

    04/15/2017 1:34:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/15/17 | Eric Owens
    The history professor at California State University, Fresno who appeared to advocate for the death of President Donald Trump on Twitter has apologized profusely and taken a temporary leave of absence in an undisclosed location because he now fears for his personal safety. The professor, Lars Maischak, composed the tweets around the end of February. The tweets called for Trump to “hang” in order to “save American democracy.” “The sooner and the higher, the better.” The only “cure” for racist people is a bullet to their head, the tweets also said. Maischak used hashtags including “#TheResistance” and “#DeathToFascism.” Maischak says...
  • Academia Is Our Enemy So We Should Help It Commit Suicide

    04/13/2017 1:39:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    If Animal House were to be rebooted today, Bluto – who would probably be updated into a differently–abled trans being of heft – might ask, “See if you can guess what am I now?” before expelling a whole mass of pus-like root vegetable on the WASPrivileged villains and announcing, “I’m a university – get it?”At least popping a zit gets rid of the infection and promotes healing. But today, the higher education racket festers on the rear end of our culture, a painful, useless carbuncle of intellectual fraud, moral bankruptcy, and pernicious liberal fascism that impoverishes the young while it...
  • Professor Who Wants Trump to Hang Faces Probe (Failed To Engage Brain Before Open Mouth)

    04/12/2017 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Fresno State University said they will fully cooperate with any federal investigation after a professor posted a series of Twitter messages calling for President Trump to be hanged and for Republicans to be executed. “To save American democracy, Trump must hang,” Professor Lars Maischak wrote on his Twitter account in February. “The sooner and the higher, the better.” “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?” the professor asked in an earlier tweet. Fresno State President Joseph Castro said the professor’s comments, first reported by Breitbart News, “warrant further review and...
  • Muslim professor at center of Christ-hoax controversy resigns

    04/12/2017 11:31:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Muslim professor who was accused by one of her students of asserting that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place and that Christ’s disciples did not believe he was God has resigned from Rollins College.
  • Metastasizing Academic Cancer (Walter Williams)

    04/10/2017 12:05:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 12, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    The average American has little knowledge of the extent to which our institutions of higher learning have been infected with a spreading cancer. One aspect of that cancer is akin to the loyalty oaths of the 1940s and '50s. Professors were often required to sign statements that affirmed their loyalty to the United States government plus swear they were not members of any organizations, including the Communist Party USA, that sought the overthrow of the United States government. Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down loyalty oaths as a condition of employment in 1964. Today we're seeing the re-emergence of...
  • Prof. At Rollins College Involved In Suspending Christian Student Has Ties To Islamic Extremists

    04/04/2017 5:23:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 4, 2017 | Will Nardi and Zach Swaim
    New details surfacing regarding a Muslim Rollins College professor who was involved in the wrongful suspension of a Christian student show that she has multiple ties with radical Islamic individuals and organizations, most notably through an ex-lover under FBI investigation and in her position as the spokesperson for the Islamic Society of Central Florida (ISCF).The College Fix reported last Monday that the professor, Areej Zufari, falsely accused the student, sophomore Marshall Polston, of violating the terms of his suspension by setting foot on campus, resulting in a disciplinary hearing with the university conduct system. Polston has since been exonerated of...
  • Academic Progress against Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    04/03/2017 4:24:32 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    In Florida, a student—Marshall Polston—was suspended for challenging his Muslim professor Areej Zufari's assertion that the claim Jesus was crucified is a hoax. Rollins College officials maintained that "the suspension was necessary because the student disobeyed the instructor's order to stay out of the classroom. We strive to ensure an orderly transmission of knowledge from the professor to the students. Those students who disrupt this process by needlessly disagreeing with the teacher must be removed for the process to work as designed." However, when evidence, including surveillance camera footage, contradicted Zufari's contention that Polston had been disruptive the suspension was...
  • Christian student is suspended for 'threatening' his Muslim professor after he 'confronted her for

    03/29/2017 12:36:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/29/17 | Ashley Collman
    Full title........................Christian student is suspended for 'threatening' his Muslim professor after he 'confronted her for saying the Crucifixion was a hoax and Jesus' disciples didn't believe he was God'.......................... Marshall Polston, 20, was suspended from Rollins College on March 24, after his Middle Eastern humanities professor filed a police report about him Professor Areej Zufari filed the report last Friday, claiming Polston violated a school order by staring into her classroom In the report she said she has been fearing for her safety due to Polston's repeated outbursts in class and negative reaction to poor grades But Polston says he's...
  • Christian student suspended after challenging Muslim prof’s claim that Jesus wasn’t crucified

    03/28/2017 6:12:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | William Nardi
    A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place. Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God.
  • Professor Recorded in Anti-Trump Rant Gets Faculty of the Year Award

    03/27/2017 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Orange Coast College has given its top award for instructors this year to Olga Perez-Stable Cox, the professor caught on camera calling Donald Trump’s election “an act of terrorism” during her human sexuality course in December. Faculty at the college vote to give the award each year, and the recipient normally gives a speech at commencement. But according to the Orange Coast Register, Cox has accepted the honor but declined to speak; a spokesman from the faculty union said she made the decision because “she did not want to distract from students.” After the video went viral and was featured...
  • Wellesley profs want control over speaker invitations

    03/22/2017 9:19:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 22, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A group of Wellesley College professors recently sent a campus-wide email arguing that bringing controversial speakers to campus can cause grave harm to students. The full letter, which was obtained and published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), was written by six professors who stand on the Wellesley Commission for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity.