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  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • Diversity training will bring peace through submission, Insha'Obama

    11/28/2015 11:00:10 AM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Our most prestigious universities now require diversity training for everyone coddled by un-Islamic aberrations based on Christian, Jewish, sexist and white privilege. Obama, bravely leading as always from the front, will follow them to combat Islamophobic speech and thought which He recently decreed to be felonies.During His Thanksgiving address this year, Obama likened the current crop of Syrian and other Islamic refugees to the Pilgrims who came to America many years ago. This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail,...
  • Vanderbilt students move to oust professor who suggested radical Islam might be a problem

    11/13/2015 7:50:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/13/15 | Jazz Shaw
    At this point we could probably use a second blog to do nothing but stories about college campuses and the activities of the special snowflakes who are going to create safe space homes for themselves there. The story coming out of Vanderbilt this week might have been shocking in years past, but by now it’s just a footnote to the daily rap sheet. The students at this esteemed university, having seen the “success” of their fellow seekers of knowledge at Mizzou, are looking to give the boot to one of their professors. Her crime? Penning an editorial many months ago...
  • College students confront subtler forms of bias: slights and snubs

    11/12/2015 2:00:16 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12 Nov 15 | Teresa Watanbe and Jason Song
    Students listen as the USC Student Government votes Tuesday on a resolution to increase diversity. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) USC junior Vanessa Diaz was raised in Dallas. But at a party two years ago, she was asked if she could speak English. When Diaz became offended, the other student tried to pass off the question as a joke. But it did not amuse her, any more than the idea of Mexican-themed parties on Greek Row featuring students in sombreros and fake mustaches. Quote - Because of the society we live in, it's not OK to be overtly...
  • The Vilification of Student Activists at Yale

    11/10/2015 2:00:14 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    Th Atlantic ^ | 11/10/2015 | Gillian B. White
    The first time I saw a friend wearing blackface I was a freshman in college. I was stunned. I was hurt. I was enraged. But more than anything, I was confused. He thought it was funny, albeit controversial. But to me it wasn’t a joke; it was pointed mockery. I imagined him laughing and joking as his friends painted his skin. I couldn’t understand why he would so callously and easily disrespect me and those like me, for fun. Now I have come to expect such acts, and the conversations that surround them, as routine displays of disrespect and cultural...
  • Games Academics Play, Literally

    11/10/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who thought academia couldn’t get more trivial might do a face palm over the trend toward gaming in higher education. “Several courses in my department at the University of Michigan have been gamified,” Kentaro Toyama, an associate professor in the School of Information there, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Assignments are called adventures, battles, and quests.” “Each activity earns experience points — a hundred thousand at a time — and students’ grades depend on their final scores. The classes differ from traditional courses in that students have more choice in the assignments they complete; they can work...
  • Only Conservatives Can Save The American Campus–But Should We?

    What does it take to generate a rabid, Maoist-style mob demanding political purges, on an Ivy League campus, in 2015? An email defending “offensive” Halloween costumes, apparently. That’s what kicked off the latest nadir in campus zealotry, this time at no less a university than Yale. Typically the fall is a time when Yale students are obsessed with defeating arch-rival Harvard at football, a war on the gridiron that occasionally turn ugly. This year the sport of choice seems to be the public castigation of professors by students, a battle on the quadrangle destined to become just as menacing.
  • Yale students shout down professor who told them to 'look away' if offended by Halloween costumes

    11/07/2015 2:49:08 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/2015 | Ollie Gillman
    •Dozens of Yale students encircled a professor after he said he would not stop people from wearing offensive Halloween costumes •College master said he would not stand in the way of free speech and told offended people to 'look away' or challenge those wearing them •Video shows one young woman's fury at the professor, telling him to 'shut the f*** up' and that he should not sleep at night This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes....
  • Why Is Wealth/Income Inequality Soaring?

    10/23/2015 7:52:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | October 23, 2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If conventional labor and finance capital have lost their scarcity value, then the era in which financialization reaped big profits is ending. Why is wealth/income inequality soaring? The easy answer is of course the infinite greed of Wall Street fat-cats and the politicos they buy/own. But greed can't be the only factor, for greed is hardly unknown in the bottom 90%. The only difference between the guy who took out a liar loan to buy a house he couldn't afford so he could flip it for a fat profit and the mortgage broker who instructed him on how to scam...
  • New York Officials Think Common Core Name Change Will Totally Fool Everybody

    09/17/2015 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2015 | Eric Owens
    The state of New York looks to be the next state with plans to re-brand the Common Core by calling it something else but otherwise making virtually no substantive curriculum changes. New York Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch announced in a public radio interview on Tuesday that education bureaucrats are toying with the possibility of a new statewide name for the perpetually unpopular Common Core State Standards Initiative... There is so much politicization about those words Common Core,' Tisch said in the interview. So we can call them the Empire State Standards, or New Yorks Higher Standards. The...
  • UNCs Literature of 9/11' Course Indoctrinates Students to Love Jihad Terror, Hate America

    09/10/2015 10:43:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 10, 2015 | Robert Spenser
    UNC spokesman claims they "challenge students," and don't "advocate one viewpoint over another." So, will they accept my offer to come debate any professor on the topic, free of charge? Alec Dent, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, broke the story in The College Fix: An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11″ explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation. The course represents virtually everything wrong with American academia today. The reading list consists entirely...
  • U. Wisconsin official: let's stop prosecuting shoplifting

    08/30/2015 8:07:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Mitchell, a former assistant district attorney, says his comments were not an endorsement of shoplifting. A University of Wisconsin-Madison official claims laws against shoplifting are just an excuse to over-police minority communities. I just dont think that they should be prosecuting cases for people who steal from Wal-Mart, said Everett Mitchell, director of community relations for the university, during an on-campus event. I dont think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right?...
  • Professors threaten bad grades for saying illegal alien, male, female ( Washington State )

    08/30/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as illegal alien, "male," and female, or if they fail to defer to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss Women & Popular Culture class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers oppressive and hateful language. The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and in extreme cases failure for...
  • Why I'm Glad I'm Gone from Academe

    08/29/2015 7:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2015 | By Richard Winchester
    I have two confessions to make. First, I was a university professor from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. Over four-plus decades at the same institution, I went from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to Full Professor. I enjoyed my career, most of the time. I took early retirement for personal and professional reasons. Subsequently, I was an adjunct professor at another university where a close family member is also employed. I retired from that post mostly for personal reasons. After nearly 40 years of teaching -- I was a high school social studies teacher for two years before...
  • Walkers hostile waters: destruction of WI univ damages more than the liberal academic elite

    08/27/2015 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Paula Young Lee
    Universities are an ecosystem, and when faculty are poached and grant money dries up, everyone suffers If youre from Wisconsin, the Friday night fish fry is a big deal, and the fish you want on your plate is a yellow perch you caught yourself. But for years, the population of yellow perch has been in serious decline. Now on the verge of collapse, the future of this iconic fish is looking grim. Kind of like what is happening right now with the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, under siege from a legislative agenda that has been steadily decimating its...
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on scholar activism

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walkers education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now shes promoting a class shes teaching this fall on scholar activism. The graduate seminar will explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professors annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • Harvard Prof: ISIS Sex Slavery Is Bad, but Hey, U.S. Had Slavery

    08/21/2015 12:31:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2015 | Robert Spenser
    Sapping the public's will to fight evil. One key reason why so few Americans are aware of the full nature and magnitude of the jihad threat is that the academic and media establishments labor so assiduously to cover it up. Those who are deemed the best minds of this generation devote their energies to convincing people that the threat is not as large as it is, or that it can be neutralized by adjustments to U.S. foreign policy (particularly the abandonment of Israel), or that the West is really just as bad, so we are hypocrites for opposing the jihad....
  • Walter Williams: Academic Fascism

    08/10/2015 9:42:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 12, 2015 | Walter Williams
    George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." Such a statement is seen as denying the individual as a racial/cultural being....
  • Revealed: Obamas Secret Propaganda War Using Hollywood, Academia, and the Media

    08/05/2015 5:46:20 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 25 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 08/05/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The purpose of propaganda is not the personal instruction of the individual, but rather to attract public attention to certain things, the importance of which can be brought home to the masses only by this means. Here the art of propaganda consists in putting a matter so clearly and forcibly before the minds of the people as to create a general conviction regarding the reality of a certain factit must appeal to the feelings of the public rather than to their reasoning power, wrote Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. Hitler continued, The aim of propaganda is not to try to...
  • University removes bias-free language guide from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a bias-free language guide that warned against using the word American because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. [] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as person of material wealth instead of rich and...
  • Have 3 climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? ..astonishing claim made by a Cambridge prof

    07/26/2015 1:31:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2015 | Gemma Mullin
    A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013. Professor Laxon, 49, a director of the Centre for Polar Observation at University College London, was at a New Year's Eve party in Essex when he...
  • 38 Ways College Students Enjoy Left-Wing Privilege on Campus

    07/13/2015 7:39:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Time.com ^ | 6-29-15 | Tal Fortgang
    Among the great ironies surrounding the state of academia is the continued insistence on hearing more and more marginalized voices and increasing diversity on campus, as if there is some kind of archaic conservative establishment making that difficult to do. One would likely be hard-pressed to find a more left-leaning group than college professors and admissions officers, who prioritize pulling marginalized groups out of their marginalization and adding people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to campus conversations. Yet in their efforts to achieve a more egalitarian conversation, left-wing academics and their students completely ignore (at best) and marginalize (at...
  • Two Christian Colleges Extend Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

    07/13/2015 7:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/13/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Two Christian colleges located in states that had their same-sex marriage bans struck down by the United States Supreme Court's June 26 decision that nationally legalized same-sex marriage are offering employment benefits to legally recognized same-sex spouses of school employees. The employment practices of Hope College, a small Reformed liberal arts school in Holland, Michigan, and the nondenominational Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will both comply with their states' new legal definitions on marriage after the high court's ruling. On Monday, Hope College President John Knapp sent an email to the Hope community explaining that while Hope will continue to...
  • Theology Chairmans Same-Sex Wedding Begins Flood of Challenges to Catholic Identity

    07/08/2015 6:40:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | July 7, 2015 | CNS staff
    The Episcopalian marriage of Fordham University’s theology chairman to his same-sex partner, just one day after the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, begins a new flood of challenges to Catholic identity that most Catholic colleges and universities are unprepared to face, warns Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.“Even if a Catholic college leader wants to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage, the persistent embrace of dissent and opposition to the Church at many Catholic universities makes it highly unlikely that the law will now permit them to uphold moral standards for professors,” Reilly said.“The fact that a theology chairman at a...
  • Fordham University Theology Department Chairman Marries Another Man

    07/04/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten marriedto another man. The New York Times, which up until a few years ago, declined running wedding announcements involving same-sex couples, reported that J. Patrick Hornbeck II married Patrick Anthony Bergquist Saturday at St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The ceremony took place June 27, just a day after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. That would not have been necessary legally, since New York State has allowed gay "marriage" since 2011. But the ceremony was conducted before the Episcopal Church in America voted this week...
  • Scott Walkers latest target: College professors

    06/18/2015 4:50:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | June 18, 2015 | Kimberly Hefling with Allie Grasgreen
    Labor leaders and the higher education community are closely watching to see if other politicians follow Walkers lead.I dont think its an immediate threat elsewhere, but its still a big concern, said Mark F. Smith, senior policy analyst at the National Education Association, which has slightly less than 200,000 higher education members.David Bergeron, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said he expects more such fights in upcoming years.I think that this is just part of the evolution of attacks on public benefits and on public sector employees of all sorts, Bergeron said.------------ As Republican Gov. Scott...
  • Sowell: Micro-totalitarianism

    06/15/2015 11:38:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 16, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as "America is the land of opportunity." Why? Because this is considered to be an act of "micro-aggression" against minorities and women. Supposedly it shows that you don't take their grievances seriously and are therefore guilty of being aggressive toward them, even if only on a micro scale. You might think that this is just another crazy idea from Berkeley. But the same concept appears in a report from the flagship campus of...
  • Teacher: I Dont Teach Shakespeare Because Hes White

    06/15/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldnt read Shakespeare because hes a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldnt be expected to study a a long-dead, British guy (Dusbiber herself is white). And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because some white people ordained it and he...
  • Progressive Academics Are Shocked That Their Creatures Turn on Them

    06/09/2015 6:43:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/09/2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Recently several progressive professors have publicly complained that their students are hounding them for failing to consider their tender sensibilities by straying beyond the p.c. orthodoxy on sexual assault, sex identity, linguistic correctness, and a whole host of other progressive shibboleths. Northwestern feminist professor Laura Kipnis found herself in a Title IX star chamber for an article she wrote decrying the immaturity of her legally adult students. Over at Vox, another progressive confessed (anonymously, reminding us that academics are an invertebrate species) he was so scared and terrified of his liberal students that he self-censors his comments in class and...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young Americas Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this seasons commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third41have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these10can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown ...
  • They really are the party of stupid: The real story behind Scott Walkers war on higher education

    06/07/2015 5:09:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Heather Cox Richardson, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY at Boston College
    Walkers Act 10 for higher education is not just about tenure. Its attack on the university that gave birth to the original Wisconsin Experiment is the logical outcome of eighty years of maligning universities as hotbeds of socialism in an attempt to undercut workers influence in government. It is a decisive power play in the struggle over the nature of the American government. Should workers have political power, or should a few rich men alone determine government policies? Walkers stand is clear. He has long worked in lockstep with ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, through which corporations write legislation...
  • Killing tenure is academias point of no return

    06/05/2015 4:54:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | June 5, 2015 | Mark LeVine, professor of history (Middle Eastern Studies) at the UCIrvine an
    It is extremely difficult to underestimate the impact of this move on higher education in the United States. A comparable event would be Ronald Reagans breaking of the aircraft controllers strike in 1981 by firing 12,000 workers, which completely changed the balance of power between labor on the one hand and government and corporations on the other. The breaking of the strike coincided with the rise of conservative policies as the guiding force of American governance; in the decades since, unions have become increasingly weak, as epitomized by Walkers demolishing of collective bargaining rights for public employee unions in 2011.Under...
  • Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

    05/22/2015 7:41:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.21.15 | Charlotte Wilder and Allison Manning
    Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult website. Grundy was a graduate student at the University of Michigan at the time. Grundy first gained widespread attention this month because of tweets in which she called white, college-aged males a problem population. Shes most recently been in the news due to comments she posted on a Facebook thread in February, when she argued with a woman whod been sexually assaulted. ... Grundy was charged with felony counts of identity theft and using...
  • 'I can't be racist because I'm an ethnic minority woman', says university diversity officer...

    05/12/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by rightistight · 91 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/12/15 | ROBIN DE PEYER
    A student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". She wrote on Facebook: Invite loads of BME Women and non-binary people!! Also, if youve been invited and youre a man and/or white PLEASE DONT COME just cos I invited a bunch of people and hope you will be responsible enough to...
  • Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

    05/01/2015 1:54:36 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    The Crimson [Harvard college newspaper] ^ | 5-1-15 | KARL M. ASPELUND
    Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees, according to a Crimson analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. During the three years, the Harvard affiliates represented in analyzed public filings gave nearly $3 million to federal campaigns and candidates. Each of Harvards schools leaned to the left in the contributions made by their affiliates, many by wide margins. Ninety-six percent of donations in the data set from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which includes...
  • College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food at Science Fiction Event

    04/25/2015 8:39:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    Its funny how liberals liked using the Salem Witch Trials are a metaphor for America, when its really a metaphor for them. Social Justice Warriors can see something offensive in a grain of sand and demand, and receive an apology. Welcome to Stevenson College. The letter you are about to read is real even though it sounds like it comes from the Twilight Zone.
  • The Microaggression Farce

    04/22/2015 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | Fall, 2014 | Heather MacDonald
    The latest campus fad, which sees racism everywhere, will create a new generation of permanent victims. In November 2013, two dozen graduate students at the University of California at Los Angeles marched into an education class and announced a protest against its hostile and unsafe climate for Scholars of Color. The students had been victimized, they claimed, by racial microaggressionthe hottest concept on campuses today, used to call out racism otherwise invisible to the naked eye. UCLAs response to the sit-in was a travesty of justice. The education school sacrificed the reputation of a beloved and respected professor in order...
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And Theyre in Our Universities.

    04/22/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Why must history perpetually repeat itself? It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad as some recent developments illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel. ... In his seminal history The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, the universities became centers...
  • Americas Institutional Enablers of the New Anti-Semitism

    04/22/2015 4:04:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 22, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    America’s Institutional Enablers of the New Anti-SemitismPosted By Kenneth Levin On April 22, 2015 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]Incitement and indoctrination are at the heart of the Jew-hatred raging through the Arab and broader Muslim world and now infecting much of Europe. Within the Palestinian realm, both Palestinian governments – the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza – regularly call for annihilation of the Jews. Hamas’s charter cites the oft-quoted Hadith (a statement attributed to Muhammed but not found in the Koran) declaring that Judgement Day will not come until...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz 92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton 92 said. He was 17, Panton said. Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • The rights made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus (The masks are coming off)

    04/03/2015 1:43:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | April 1, 2015 | Professor Brittney Cooper
    As Indiana peddles its "religious freedom" garbage, it's time to call the religious right's trash what it really is. Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the free exercise of religion and it allows them to use the exercise of religion as a defense against any lawsuits whether from the government or from private entities. The primary narrative against this law has been about the potential ways that small businesses owned by Christians could invoke it as a defense against having...
  • Seven Essential Lessons from an Evangelical Scholar in the Secular Academy

    04/01/2015 5:44:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    MichaelJKruger.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Michael Kruger
    There are countless stories of evangelicals who head off to Ph.D. programs in hopes of becoming a professor and having a positive influence in the secular university environment. .many evangelicals end up abandoning the very commitments that led them towards advanced study in the first place. But even though academic study has led some evangelicals to abandon their commitments, occasionally the opposite happens.... Such is the story of Thomas Oden. Oden received his Ph.D from Yale under Richard Niebuhr and was enamored with the theology of Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Bultmann. He interacted with some of the greatest minds of...
  • Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Rant on Plane

    03/17/2015 6:21:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 3/17/15
    An associate sociology professor at Penn State University faces disorderly conduct charges.... .... 52-year-old Karen Halnon started a rant about U.S-Venezuela relations about half way through a Saturday flight from Nicaragua to Miami. A passenger on the plane caught the rant on video, which was posted on local television websites. It also showed her lighting a cigarette and blaming it on another passenger.
  • Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus

    03/11/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine because they said Old Glory contributes to racism. U.S. nationalism often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate, read a letter obtained by the website Campus Reform. Hundreds across the nation have signed the letter including some U.C. Irvine professors, Campus Reform reported. "We admire the courage of the resolution's supporters amid this environment of political immaturity and threat, and...
  • U. of Wisconsin campus paper fills pages with mostly anti-Scott Walker op-eds

    03/11/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 11, 2015 | by David Hookstead - University of Wisconsin Madison
    Count by The College Fix finds roughly three times as many anti-Walker pieces than pro-Walker pieces in Wisconsin student newspapers opinion section in recent weeks. MADISON, Wis. Over the last month and a half, the opinion pages of the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been crowded with arguments against Gov. Scott Walker, suggesting among other things that his platform will decimate higher education, ruin the environment and hurt the economy. The launch of the second semester here in late January coincided with Gov. Walkers prominent thrust into the national spotlight, with his higher education...
  • This is just the start of the college implosion

    03/05/2015 2:13:34 PM PST · by Varsity Flight · 63 replies
    A 114-year-old college that's closing its doors may have to give more than $50 million back to donors After 114 years, Sweet Briar College revealed this week that it's closing after the spring 2015 semester, an abrupt announcement that shocked students, alumni, and many people active in higher education.
  • Walter Williams: College Campus Update

    03/02/2015 8:47:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndictate ^ | March 4, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education. Let's update college indoctrination done in the name of education. Cornell University assistant professor Russell Rickford, in a lecture titled "Ferguson: The Next Steps," told a packed auditorium: "Let's be very clear about what's going on. It's one every 28 hours. Dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy." He added: "The propertied classes leverage state violence to discipline, repress and contain them. America fears and despises all poor people." Blake Armstrong, a South Texas College...
  • The GOP's scramble for the stupid vote

    02/20/2015 4:31:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | February 20, 2015 | Damon Linker, Sr. correspondent and consulting editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press
    Dinesh DSouza is no ones idea of a thoughtful participant in the nations public conversation. Still, his tweet on Wednesday morning may have set a new low for the right-wing rabble-rouser. Commenting on a widely circulated image of President Obama taking a picture of himself with selfie stick, DSouza tweeted the following message: YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE GHETTO... Watch this vulgar man show his stuff, while America cowers in embarrassment. The tweet has created quite a stir, especially among people who think it demonstrates DSouzas racism. But I think it reveals something that might actually be...
  • Theres Nothing Shameful about Walkers Being a College Dropout

    02/12/2015 11:39:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 12, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Were he to become president, Howard Dean jeered this morning on MSNBC,Wisconsins Scott Walker would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree. This, Dean concluded was a disgrace. Hes never finished,he spluttered,and the issue here is not just an issue of dancing around the question of evolution for political reasons,the issue is how well educated is this guy? And thats a problem.Thus was one of the most successful politicians of recent years condemned for lack of a certificate............Sorry, Mr. Walker,you have the wrong colored dot on your forehead to run for higher office........This...