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  • English Professors' Moral Panic

    04/15/2014 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you love literature, you might find it easier to actually buy it than take a course in it. “According to the most recent comprehensive report on staffing by the Modern Language Association and the Association of Departments of English, published in 2008, English lost 3,000 tenure-track positions from 1993 to 2004, roughly 10 percent of the total,” Marc Bousquet writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Even that understates the case, since more than a third of the new tenurable hires have not been in traditional literary fields but in composition, rhetoric, theory, cultural studies, new media, and digital...
  • Oberlin College Sued Over French Professor’s Alleged Harassment ( Muslims )

    04/09/2014 9:26:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Media trackers ^ | April 08, 2014 | Jesse Hathaway
    Oberlin College professor Eunjung An sued her employer last month, alleging that Oberlin failed to protect her from Ali Yedes, a fellow French Department professor whom An alleges has harassed her and threatened her life. ... According to Prof. An, Prof. Yedes — who also serves as the faculty adviser of Oberlin’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) and as a “religious life affiliate” for the Islamic Center of Cleveland (ICC) — has “engaged in a pattern of severe or pervasive unwelcome harassment directed at Plaintiff and other female employees at Oberlin” since January 2006. An alleges that last August, Yedes told...
  • Progressives Deconstructed

    04/11/2014 5:55:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And about time. “I’d rather talk about Luddite liberals and insufferable progressives,” Pepperdine historian Gordon Lloyd said at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting. For its part, the Philadelphia Society provided a receptive audience for the topic. The Society was founded in 1964 by conservative intellectuals in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. Thus, the word Philadelphia in the title is a reference to the spirit of 1776 and many of its annual meetings take place outside the City of Brotherly Love. Lloyd, at this year’s meeting in Chicago, dismissed the “libertarian Left” as “a perverse Libertarianism.” Born in the West...
  • Why Economists Strike Out

    04/10/2014 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An economist from Troy University offered an explanation for why so many of his peers failed to anticipate the 2008 recession that shows no sign of ending. “We’re not, in economics, very good at forecasting,” Scott Beaulier told an audience at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Chicago last weekend. “Sixty economists predicted 2.8 percent growth in 2008,” Beaulier reminded the crowd at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Chicago. Obviously, they were a bit off, yet none were chastened. “What that missed prediction led to was a doubling down,” Beaulier said. “The Right said it came from too much government.”...
  • Beware of the bro hitting on your mom ( IL )

    04/08/2014 10:53:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Daily Illini ^ | April 7, 2014 | Kate Cullen
    This weekend, the University welcomed mothers from all over to celebrate Moms Weekend. ... While the daytime activities are innocent enough, when the sun sets over Champaign, the scene of Moms Weekend changes completely, as moms who have not been out in 10 years begin to roam the streets with their children in hopes of a reliving their college days. Similar to Dads Weekend, students often take the weekend with their moms as an opportunity to show them how they really spend their weekends: When students aren’t exclusively at the library during the weekend, the local bars on campus are...
  • Academic Selfies

    03/25/2014 6:06:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the fascinating dichotomies in academia is that its denizens, who more often than any other group, profess themselves obsessed with society, are more likely to show themselves absorbed with self. “The egological turn may be a reaction to the overtheorization of humanistic studies that dominated the late 20th century,” Theodore Ziolkowski, a professor emeritus at Princeton, writes in The Chronicle Review. “But it could easily have a similar negative effect if it simply replaces theory with the preening self of the author.” In the March 21, 2014 issue of The Chronicle Review, Ziolkowski surveys some of this literature....
  • This week in Muslims threatening to stab a professor and setting a dead teacher on fire ( Ohio & )

    03/17/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2014 | Eric Owens
    An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years. The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies ... comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”.. Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).” .. An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged...
  • Pimps Act Much Like Managers in Any Other Business, Study Finds

    03/13/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | Del Quentin Wilber
    They pit employees against each other to maximize performance, set financial quotas and are adapting to a rapidly changing technological landscape. That sounds like a description of corporate executives, but it also applies to the illegal sex trade, according to a study published Wednesday by the Urban Institute in Washington. "Many pimps had a business savvy, and they knew what they needed to do to maximize profits," said Meredith Dank, the study's lead author and a former commodities analyst. "They saw themselves as managers, as business owners, as entrepreneurs." The conclusions are based on interviews in eight U.S. cities. The...
  • NY college professor dies after snorting heroin

    02/20/2014 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2014
    APALACHIN, N.Y. — The State University of New York's Broome Community College ... Warren had served as chairman of the community college's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program. He also was a former police officer and New York state-certified criminal investigator.
  • The Doctrine of Academic Freedom - Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice

    02/20/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by Keltik · 7 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 18, 2014 | Sandra Y.L. Korn
    Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me. After all, no one ever has “full freedom” in research and publication. Which research proposals receive funding and what papers are accepted for publication are always contingent on political priorities. The words used to articulate a research question can have implications for its outcome. No academic question is ever “free” from political realities. If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”? Instead, I would like to propose a...
  • Microaggression: Never heard of it? You may be guilty of it.

    02/03/2014 6:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 3, 2014 | Alec Torres
    As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, “Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? It’s really difficult, but you can probably do it.” The Asian student agrees to help, but for some reason feels uncomfortable with the way the question was asked. Is the Asian student being oversensitive? Was the white student subtly and subconsciously displaying racial prejudice against Asians? Could both be true? According to Dr. Derald Sue, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, the Asian student may have been the victim...
  • Custom Writing Service Says Students 'No Longer Have to Face the Burden of Academic Coursework'

    01/20/2014 10:22:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    CNS ^ | 1-20-14 | Susan Jones
    A Dallas-based company that writes research papers, essays and other classroom assignments -- so students don't have to -- says it is doing so well that it has expanded its staff from just a few writers to more than 100 in the past year. The company bills itself as the one "students trust to write professional, in-depth and plagiarism-free essays that receive the highest grades for all levels of they no longer have to face the burden of academic coursework." It says the writing is done for an "affordable" fee; and it has foreign writers on staff for non-American...
  • Common Core Reading Comprehension Assignment Pushes Global Warming

    01/19/2014 6:51:30 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 1/19/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Common Core-aligned elementary school homework assignment in a Jefferson County, Colorado school district tells children that by 2512, Kansas will be an oceanfront state, that the “Smokey” Mountains [sic] will become the “Smokey” Islands [sic], and that a sharp decline in the human population will take place, all due to man-made global warming.
  • MLA doing Iran’s Bidding

    01/16/2014 8:30:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 15, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Although the title of a panel at the Modern Language Association indicated it would be a forum for dissident Iranian artists, the panelists made few claims that the dictatorship there might dispute. Several panelists debated interpretations of contemporary Iranian art and film in a session entitled, “Media, Justice, and Revolution in Contemporary Middle East.” Only 15 people in attendance, including a moderator and three panelists. The panel featured Babak Elahi, an associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Pouneh Saeedi, a Trent University professor and Amy Motalgh of the American University of Cairo. Elahi analyzed an Iranian art website...
  • White professors still dominate Bay Area colleges as student bodies grow more diverse

    01/12/2014 8:16:47 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 01/11/2014 | Katy Murphy
    The high-profile bullying case of a black student has thrust San Jose State under an intense spotlight to improve the college experience for its minority students and diversify its predominately white faculty. But an analysis of demographic figures by this newspaper shows that a lack of racial diversity in academia runs wide and deep: The South Bay campus' faculty is more diverse than other major Bay Area universities and the state's two university systems. At San Jose State, 59 percent of the faculty are listed as white, although 10 percent of the professors didn't specify a race. The faculty at...
  • Is There Something Wrong With The Term: "War Between the States?"

    01/11/2014 11:16:07 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 332 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01-06-2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    However if one truly wants to make such a big deal out of what we call the armed conflict which occurred in America from 1861 to 1865 , and if its historical accuracy and honesty that one truly seeks, then I think Douglas Southall Freeman is, perhaps, the truest to historical accuracy in coining the proper term . . .
  • The Outlaw Campus: Universities have become a rogue institution in need of root-and-branch reform.

    01/07/2014 7:18:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Two factors have so far shielded the American university from the sort of criticism that it so freely levels against almost every other institution in American life. (1) For decades a college education has been considered the key to an ascendant middle-class existence. (2) Until recently a college degree was not tantamount to lifelong debt. In other words, American society put up with a lot of arcane things from academia, given that it offered something — a BA or BS degree — that almost everyone agreed was a ticket to personal security and an educated populace.</p>
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • UCLA Professor Says Jesus Supports Obamacare

    12/21/2013 10:30:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 20, 2013 | Samantha Watkins
    Robert Chao Romero, an ethnic studies professor at UCLA who also runs a Christian youth ministry in Los Angeles, argues students are often taught Christianity and social justice causes such as immigration reform and affirmative action stand opposed. But the way Romero sees it, Jesus would support immigration reform, affirmative action – even the Affordable Care Act – and it’s part of a message he gives to college students to teach them about “Jesus’ heart for justice,” he tells The College Fix. Romero recently published a free ebook, “Jesus For Revolutionaries,” which spells out in detail why he believes Jesus...
  • The Chattering Classes 2013

    12/19/2013 12:56:54 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 19, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    <p>Brian C. Mitchell, president emeritus of Bucknell, described his chosen field by noting: “I replied that presidents are better thought of as King Solomon determining how to divide the baby.”</p> <p>“In modern history, only the forced labor camps of the former U.S.S.R. under Stalin approached these levels of penal confinement,” Alice Goffmann, a sociologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison claims of the six million incarcerated in U. S. prisons. Actually, “From 1929 until Stalin’s death in 1953, an estimated 14 million people passed through the Gulag,” Radio Free Europe reports. “About 1.6 million people died there.”</p>
  • Supply Side’s Academic Vindication?

    12/13/2013 7:06:24 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2013 | Spencer Irvine
    A pair of University of Maryland economists actually found themselves channeling supply side-icon Jack Kemp although they might be loathe to admit it. At a Brookings Institution conference, associate professor Melissa Kearney and assistant professor Lesley Turner noted thtat today’s SNAP [the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program]requirements have a “secondary earner penalty.” In layman’s terms, that meant that if both married spouses in a couple worked, they would be taxed or penalized for having both spouses work. Both Kearney and Turner proposed that the tax code be reformed to cut out taxes on these secondary earners in order to boost...
  • Who caused the most damage to American History in the schools?

    12/11/2013 12:44:35 PM PST · by Crapgame · 73 replies
    12-11-2013 | Crapgame
    Freepers, as an adjunct professor of humanities, I am most interested in your opinions on American historiography and education.
  • The college-for-all model isn't working

    12/04/2013 9:03:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 3, 2013 | Tamar Jacoby
    Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City's Pathways in Technology Early College High School — that prepare students for technical careers. The president's on the right track, but why make it partisan? Schools like P-TECH are an idea whose time has come — one that can be adopted by both parties and by business as well as government. Vocational education fell from favor decades ago because it was seen as an inferior track for less able...

    11/25/2013 4:48:27 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 137 replies ^ | November 18, 2013 | Ivan Fernando
    “If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others!” Professor Noel Ignatiev, a...
  • Professor: Students Held Sit-In After Complaining Grammar And Punctuation Corrections Were Racist

    11/23/2013 8:44:31 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 119 replies ^ | Daily Bruin
    <p>Current and former students in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies expressed their support for professor emeritus Val Rust following a demonstration in one of his graduate classes last Thursday.</p> <p>Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination.</p>
  • Students defend professor after sit-in over racial climate

    11/22/2013 12:54:16 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 16 replies
    The Daily Bruin ^ | 11/20/2013 | Sam Hoff
    Current and former students in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies expressed their support for professor emeritus Val Rust following a demonstration in one of his graduate classes last Thursday. Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination. After Thursday’s sit-in, several current and former students said they...
  • Student drinking at Cal taxes Berkeley paramedics

    11/14/2013 8:57:28 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    ABC 7 and Berkeleyside ^ | November 12, 2013 | Emilie Raguso
    Last week, ABC 7′s I-Team produced a troubling report about a surge in extreme drinking so far this year at UC Berkeley. According to the investigation, UC Berkeley has seen an increase in the number of students who get so drunk, often at frat parties, that they need to be taken to the hospital for care. This has, at times, put a significant burden on the city’s ambulance services, leaving other city residents waiting for care, or requiring the Berkeley Fire Department to call for help from other paramedics in the region. It also puts pressure on the hospital closest...
  • String 'Em Up by Their Ponytails

    11/15/2013 2:53:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2013 | Russ Vaughn
    In a recent O'Reilly "Mad as Hell" segment, a student-viewer expressed his anger at being unable to voice his conservative views in the college classroom without fear of reprisal from his liberal professors. Think about that for a moment. We send our youth to college so that they can lead more productive and lucrative lives, to become contributing citizens who help weave more strength into the fabric of this nation. In that context, every stout thread has value, whether it warps left or right. And the key word in that sentence is "value," and even more particularly, "future value." Now...
  • Pasadena City College Professor On Paid Leave After Allegedly Striking Student

    11/13/2013 6:53:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 4:36 PM | Vytas Safronikas
    A Pasadena City College professor is on paid administrative leave after a student alleged the 64-year-old instructor hit him during class. KNX1070′s Vytas Safronikas reports Mark McQueen, who teaches English at the school, was conducting class on October 31 when a student allegedly stood up, shouted expletives and raised his fist. McQueen says he raised his arm to protect himself from a potential blow. The student contends he was struck. Pasadena City College spokeswoman Valerie Wardlaw said Wednesday investigators are looking into the complaint. “It’s the district’s responsibility to protect the safety of all employees and students and to investigate...
  • Historical "Memory" Is All The Rage These Days

    11/09/2013 7:06:35 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 11/09/2013 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "our most important orientation toward time is a positive appreciation of the past. The more we savor memories of relationships and let go of grudges ... the more we connect to our roots and let go of our forebears' failings ... the more we treasure their legacy and let go of the myth that we are self-made: the stronger our sense of a positive past, the better grounded and centered we will be." ~ Dr. Dr. Christine Chakoian Doesn't this explain a lot of what professional and academic historians are writing these days?

    11/08/2013 3:28:24 PM PST · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    The College FIx ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.” The “resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign” was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meeting’s minutes obtained by The College Fix. Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that...
  • Can science explain Tea Party rage? [another "study"]

    11/07/2013 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | Joshua Holland,
    A growing body of research suggests that we are a nation divided not only by partisanship or how we view various issues, but also by dramatically different cognitive styles. Sociologists and psychologists are getting a better understanding about the ways that deep seated emotional responses effect our ideological viewpoints. Last week, Moyers & Company caught up with Mother Jones science writer Chris Mooney, host of the Inquiring Minds podcast and author of The Republican Brain: the Science of Why They Deny Science – and Reality, to talk about what this research may tell us about the attitudes of those involved...
  • Catholic University of America Cuts Ties With Pro-Abortion Group

    10/31/2013 1:48:45 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Life ^ | 10/30/13 | Matthew Archbold
    Catholic University of America Cuts Ties With Pro-Abortion Group by Matthew Archbold | | 10/30/13 7:17 PM The Catholic University of AmericaÂ’s school of social work is reportedly cutting ties with a group due to its advocacy of abortion.Will Rainford, who became Dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) in June of this year, recently announced in an email to students that he was ending relations with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) because of its position that social workers should support access to abortions for clients, according to the Chronicle of Social Change.The NASW...
  • Young Americans Lose Health Care

    10/29/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    WASHINGTON, DC— Millions of Americans have received notifications from their insurance providers that their policies are being cancelled or altered due to the Affordable Care Act over the past four weeks. Reports on the number of cancellations nationwide vary and are still rolling in. Some project as many as 20 million will lose their current coverage under Obamacare. Young Americans for Liberty decided to look within its network of activists and supporters to see if they had been impacted. Sure enough, many had. YAL is currently collecting and posting images of insurance cancellation and alteration notices from within its network...
  • Where’s the Real Diversity?

    10/29/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes a special supplement on “Diversity in Academe” that is only missing one thing. Diversity in Academe features articles on: “A special orientation for White Students;” “Welcoming Gay Students to HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities, an official designation];” “‘I wish I were black’ and Other Tales of Privilege;” “What My Students Have Taught Me About Race;” “Why So Few Asians Are College Presidents;” “Sharing Math’s Appeal With First-Generation Students;” “For Remedial Students, Where the Hallway Leads;” “First-Generation Students” who “Find Crucial Support;” and “Adding Diversity to Curricula, Starting in the...
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Toxic Race Tour at Cornell University

    10/19/2013 12:05:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    We have yet more evidence that parts of academia are fully engaged in dividing Americans along racial lines and indoctrinating students with fringe and toxic racial ideas. From the Cornell Daily Sun: Kimberle Crenshaw ’81, Critical Race Theorist, Returns to The Hill (emphasis all mine): Visiting Cornell, a prominent theorist on issues of race and gender equality said recent Supreme Court cases addressing affirmative action and voting rights have devastated the progress of the civil rights era at a lecture Thursday. Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, law, University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia Law School spoke as part of her...
  • Obamacare Implosion Not Academic

    10/17/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 17, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The professoriate, as seen through the eyes of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), thinks that Obamacare is wildly popular despite GOP efforts to make it unpopular. “Likewise, it seems not to have been enough that the Far Right extremists in the House have voted forty-one times to repeal the ACA [Affordable Care Act),” Martin Kich writes on the Academe blog maintained by the AAUP. “In addition, they have publicly campaigned to convince GOP-dominated states to decline to establish insurance exchanges and to convince young Americans to refuse to sign up for the insurance coverage newly available through such...
  • Los Angeles school district wants teachers to wear pro-gay badges

    10/13/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Robby Soave
    Los Angeles public schools are encouraging teachers and staff to wear badges that identify them as “LGBT allies” and supporters of the pro-gay movement. Superintendent John Deasy kicked off the effort Thursday, which he said was necessary to prevent gay kids from being bullied. “We want all our youth and staff to know that it is safe to be you in LAUSD,” said Deasy in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. The move is part of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s “Out for Safe Schools” initiative. The front sides of the badges have the word “ally” written on...
  • Outspoken Lesbian Minister Promoted to Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

    10/11/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 61 replies ^ | 1o/11/2013 | Garrett Haley
    A divinity school in Tennessee has installed an openly homosexual clergywoman as the school’s new dean. Vanderbilt Divinity School (VDS), located in Nashville, Tennessee, has developed a reputation for progressive policies and teachings. An article last week in Nashville Scene described the institution as a “liberal oasis” and “a bastion of the religious left” where scholars tend to “challenge rather than uphold orthodoxy.” In keeping with these beliefs, the school has officially appointed Emilie Townes as the 16th dean of the school. Not only is Townes an ordained American Baptist clergywoman, but she is also an overt homosexual. Townes’ liberal...
  • Transgender Right to Teach at Christian University?

    10/06/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 40 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 6, 2013 | JP
    For 15 years, Heather Ann Clement was a faculty member at Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school in Southern California. But that changed last month, with the start of Azusa’s new academic year, when Heather came out as a transgender. The professor of theology began referring to herself as Heath Adam Ackley. And she even started to develop a more masculine appearance. The professor of theology formerly known as Heather demanded that Azusa officially recognize “his” new name and gender change. So university administrators sat the prof down for several “thoughtful conversations.” After hearing out Heather/Heath, it was abundantly...
  • Defending Western history

    10/03/2013 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Diana West, author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character— has been attacked, not from the Left but from prominent pundits who identify themselves as conservatives. “Why did the U.S. and Britain not prevent the totalitarian USSR from taking over Eastern Europe after it had defeated the totalitarian Nazis?” Ronald Radosh wrote on “It had nothing to do with the Rubik’s Cube of diplomatic and military considerations, a calculus that had to take into account the willingness of the American and British publics to continue to sacrifice and their soldiers to die. No, it was a...
  • Government shutdown due to the color of Obama's skin, suggests Ivy League prof in Twitter rant

    10/01/2013 11:29:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 2, 2013 | Tim Dionisopoulos
    •Shutdown due to 'dumbasses' and 'jackassery,' she tweeted •Previously the same prof came under fire for calling God a 'white racist' •GOP must stop regulating vaginas, she added The government shutdown is partly due to President Obama's "race," University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Associate Professor Anthea Butler suggested in an angry Twitter tirade on Monday night. The last government shutdown took place under the “fake black president Clinton” but now they have a “real black president to mess with," tweeted Butler. “you’d have to be blind to think race does not play into this stupidity,” she continued, responding to a separate...
  • After being told he was racist, college student rejects further diversity training

    10/01/2013 7:30:44 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | September 30, 2013 | Austin Petersen
    Jason Morgan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Ph.D. student who is objecting to his school’s mandatory diversity training. The first lesson he ever attended included a lecture by the teacher who stated that he and the entire class were all racists. The next session he was scheduled to take was a lesson on transgender issues, which he does not support due to his religious beliefs. On September 22nd, he sent a letter to his administrators and the press telling them why he wouldn’t be attending anymore indoctrination courses on campus. Dear Graduate Director Prof. Kantrowitz, Please forgive this...

    09/30/2013 6:07:59 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 97 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 27, 2013 | College Fix Staff
    Duke University sociology professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says white people are as racist as they’ve ever been, it’s just modern, more insidious forms of racism have taken over the more overt forms of racism common in America’s past, The Dartmouth reports. Bonilla-Silva made his argument Thursday in a guest lecture at the Ivy League Dartmouth College. Bonilla-Silva argued when white people say things such as “some of my best friends are black,” or “use the election of President Barack Obama to support the claim that America has moved beyond its racially tense past,” or say they didn’t personally own slaves – they are just denying their...
  • ONU's Cultural Conversation hour to focus on 'Self-Defense, Stand Your Ground & Trayvon Tragedy'

    09/30/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Ada Herald ^ | September 30, 2013
    ADA - "Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Self-Defense, Stand Your Ground, and the Trayvon Martin Tragedy," will be the title of the discussion during the Ohio Northern University Cultural Conversation hour in the Celebrezze Court Room on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Black Student Union, the Black Law Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Development. Dr. C. Antoinette Clarke, ONU professor of law, will discuss the law of self-defense and the changes to settled doctrine that "Stand Your Ground" laws represent, and she will examine both...
  • After Told He’s Racist, UW-M Student Rejects Further Diversity ‘Training’

    09/29/2013 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 73 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Jason Morgan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student earning his doctorate there, has told his supervisor he objects to the school’s mandated diversity training for teaching assistants (TAs) because leaders of the first session he attended essentially called him – and the whole class – racist. What’s more, the next session – on how to support transgender students – is something Morgan said he cannot support, as it runs in direct contradiction to his religious beliefs. The letter, sent by email Sept. 22, states all new TAs in the university’s history department are required to attend one orientation session, two training...
  • School official tells students Trayvon Martin case proved it is 'legal to hunt' children

    09/25/2013 12:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2013 | Alan Srout
    An email sent to students by a University of Maryland official that cites the Trayvon Martin shooting as evidence "it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida" is being blasted as the latest evidence of a left-wing bias on campus. The email, from William Dorland, director of the school's Honors College, starts by welcoming students back to campus, but then quickly veers into politics. "This year, we learned that it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida," it reads, in a reference to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was cleared of...
  • 20 Of the Most Obnoxious Quotes From College Professors

    09/21/2013 4:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | September 21, 2013 | John Hawkins
    College classrooms are supposed to be politically neutral, not indoctrination centers for liberalism. Yet, we have conservative parents who save money for decades to send their children to universities that teach everything conservatives believe is wrong. We have Republican state legislatures that fund colleges whose first goal is to teach college kids to vote Republicans out of office. We have colleges that claim to care deeply about diversity; yet they work overtime to keep conservative professors and conservative speakers off campus. It's time to draw a line in the sand and say, "Communists, bombers, criminals, deviants, and political activists masquerading...
  • Video: Student stopped from distributing Constitutions on Constitution Day

    09/20/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When I first heard about this video, I thought perhaps this took place at a high school, where free-speech restrictions sometimes can apply. Not so, though, and FIRE’s involvement makes that clear anyway. A student at Modesto Junior College in California decided to celebrate Constitution Day by handing out copies of a dangerously radical document, which was, er … the Constitution of the United States of America. You know, the one that includes the pesky prohibition against infringing on free speech.Readers can guess where this goes from there: This gets even more Orwellian than one might assume. After telling the...
  • California college bars student from handing out copies of Constitution

    09/19/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 19, 2013
    The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, but don’t try to pass out copies of it at Modesto Junior College in California. A student at the school who tried to pass out pocket-size pamphlets of the very document that memorializes our rights got shut down on Sept. 17 – a date also known as Constitution Day. Campus authorities told Robert Van Tuinen, who caught the whole thing on videotape, he could only pass out the free documents at a tiny designated spot on campus, and only then if he scheduled it several days in advance. ................. She explains that...