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  • Georgia TA: 'Some white people may have to die...'

    01/18/2019 4:10:19 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 122 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 1/17/19
    A University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom." He added that to suggest otherwise is “ahistorical and dangerously naive.” UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page. The comment has since been deleted. Osei-Frimpong claimed in May 2017 that Facebooksuspended him for quoting from an article which detailed how Texas A&M professor Tommy Curry had said “in order to be equal, in order to be...
  • Portland professor behind journal paper hoax fears he could lose his job

    01/15/2019 10:44:39 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/19 | Maxim Lott
    A professor who fooled prestigious journals into running absurd hoax papers, as a test of their bias, says he may now lose his job because of his actions. Peter Boghossian was one of three people who collaborated last year to test the standards of various university disciplines, submitting papers loaded with left-wing buzzwords to journals in fields like feminism, race studies, queer studies, and cultural studies. Many prestigious journals fell for their absurd hoax papers. A leading feminist journal published a section of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf that had simply been re-written with fashionable buzzwords. Another journal published a paper...
  • Academic Who Hoaxed Grievance Study Journals Could Lose His Job

    01/09/2019 2:32:29 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 1-9-19 | John Sexton
    Last October I wrote about the trio of academics, Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian, who submitted bogus papers to supposedly serious journals and discovered that a number of them were not only accepted but praised. Now one of the professors who engaged in that attempt to point out the deficiencies in contemporary scholarship fears he is in danger of losing his job. Peter Boghossian, an associate professor of philosophy at Portland State University, says the university is considering accusing him of “fabricating data” in the papers which were so obviously absurd they bordered on satire. From Fox...
  • US has become much less inclusive, report says. (Major hurl alert)

    12/31/2018 9:36:54 AM PST · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    www.ksat.com ^ | 12/31/2018 | HARMEET KAUR, CNN
    If it feels like the US has become increasingly divided along race, gender, and other identity lines — it's because it has. A report released by the Haas Institute at the University of California-Berkeley last week found that the US has become less inclusive -- in other words, less welcoming to women, minority groups and people with disabilities -- compared to the rest of the world since 2016. . . . .Meanwhile, the five least inclusive states have all enacted anti-Sharia laws, an indicator that the Haas Institute used to predict discrimination against all religious minorities.
  • Let’s Do Follow The Climate Money!

    12/29/2018 10:10:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The climate crisis industry claims 24/7/365 that fossil fuel emissions are causing unprecedented temperature, climate and weather changes that pose existential threats to human civilization and our planet. The only solution, Climate Crisis, Inc. insists, is to eliminate the oil, coal and natural gas that provide 80% of the energy that makes US and global, cpossible. Failing that, CCI demands steadily increasing taxes on carbon-based fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. However, as France’s Yellow Vest protests and the latest climate confab in Poland demonstrated, the world does not accept CCI’s assertions. Countries worldwide are expanding their fossil fuel use, and families are...
  • Missouri University says a man asking out a woman who's smaller than him could be sexual [tr]

    12/28/2018 6:29:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    The University of Missouri has claimed that a male asking a female out on a date could be sexual harassment – if she is smaller than him. Mizzou officials made the claim as doctoral student challenged them in a lawsuit surrounding his suspension in 2016 for the romantic proposal to his student dance instructor Annalise Breaux. The college claimed that posing the question could violate Title IX, which serves to prohibit sexual discrimination on any federally funded education program, after Jeremy Rowles sued them for racial and sexual discrimination.
  • Students launch Satanic club at NC State

    12/27/2018 4:49:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/24/18 | WILLIAM NARDI
    A new club has just completed its inaugural semester at North Carolina State University, welcoming students interested in Satanism. The club calls itself “Satanic Students at NC State,” and its leaders say they promote humanism and are working to build up the fledgling group at the Raleigh-based public university. “This semester, the group has held public meetings to attract and gain interest,” Satanic Students told The College Fix in an email interview. “These meetings have largely consisted of discussions with new and potential members about the type of Satanism practiced by the group.”
  • What to Expect from a Kamala Harris Presidency(pronounced comma-lah)

    12/22/2018 12:08:06 PM PST · by rktman · 117 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/22/2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    According to CNN's Grace Sparks, polls show Kamala Harris winning 4% support from Democrats going into the 2020 presidential run. Harris trails behind Joe Biden (30%), Bernie Sanders (14%), Robert Francis O'Rourke (9%), and Cory Booker (5%). But don't be fooled. In 2020, outcomes will place a premium on identity politics. While many liberals have warned against the overuse of identity politics, most Democrats still have faith in identity as a rallying point. Democrats have had too many successes to forgo identity politics:
  • How Nike Transformed the University of Oregon

    12/19/2018 5:25:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 19, 2018 | George Leef
    hile money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the quest for glory in football and basketball dominates the school. The person directly responsible for that is Phil Knight, the founder of the athletic shoe and apparel giant Nike. At a time when the university’s president was desperately looking for outside funding for the school, Knight, an Oregon alum and huge athletics booster, was...
  • Irish Sex education overhaul to cover LGBT

    12/18/2018 2:47:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 18th December 2018 | Philip Ryan
    CATHOLIC schools will have to teach children about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships – even though it is against their ethos – under plans for the overhaul of sex education. A draft report from the Oireachtas Education Committee, which has been seen by the Irish Independent ,is calling for radical changes in how sex education is taught to children in both primary and secondary schools. Under the new plans, school children would be educated about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships “without distinction as to their heterosexual counterparts”. It also recommends changing legislation to ensure that schools must teach the new...
  • Climate scientist hit with campus 'inquisition' over post opposing carbon tax

    12/14/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Valerie Richardson
    University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass has been called plenty of names, including climate “denier,” but it wasn’t until he came out against the state’s proposed carbon tax last month that he was accused of being a racist. Since then, Mr. Mass said he has been upbraided by the university’s diversity dean and subjected to a faculty “inquisition,” events that have stoked alarm about the threat posed by campus climate-change activism to academic freedom. “I’m really worried about the intolerance that has developed at the university,” Mr. Mass told The Washington Times. “It’s really a minority of graduate students...
  • Leading college faculty union says belief in only 2 genders is based on ‘ideology,' not fact

    12/13/2018 6:26:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    www.christianpost.com ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter
    One of America’s leading college faculty unions is decrying attempts to define gender as “binary,” and claims that the Trump administration and the “religious fundamentalists” who support such a definition are moved by ideology, not fact. The American Association of University Professors, which has 500 chapters and 39 state associations, released a statement last month titled “The Assault on Gender and Gender Studies.” The statement, which was created by AAUP’s subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Committee on Women in the Academic Profession, railed against the Trump administration for considering a plan to define gender...
  • Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss The Girl’

    12/11/2018 11:00:57 PM PST · by tom h · 50 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Noa Wollstein
    [T]he song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual ... The premise ... is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent... Lyrics such as ... “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent... The song launches...
  • Anti-Donald Trump, Pro-Hillary Clinton Meme Posted to Elementary School Facebook Page [tr]

    12/10/2018 9:05:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jenni Fink
    A Minnesota public school is looking into the source of a meme targeting President Donald Trump, which was posted on the school’s official Facebook page. Posted on Saturday night to the Garfield Elementary School Facebook page, the meme was a photo of Trump and then–presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate. Accompanying the photo was the sentiment, “People love to hate Hillary, but she called Trump a Russian puppet right to his stupid f*****g face. I’ll always respect her for that.” The post has since been taken down, (snip) Garfield Elementary School Principal Jodi Kennedy told The Bemidji Pioneer...
  • Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student's new pronouns

    12/07/2018 4:33:16 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 43 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12/07/2018 | By GRAHAM MOOMAW
    A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of its kind in the state. After a four-hour hearing, the West Point School Board voted 5-0 to terminate Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School who resisted administrators’ orders to use male pronouns to refer to a ninth-grade student who had undergone a gender transition. The board met in closed session for nearly an hour before the vote. Like a similar transgender rights case in nearby Gloucester County that eventually reached the...
  • Science Media Still Overwhelmingly Leftist

    12/05/2018 10:42:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 12-5-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Science Media Still Overwhelmingly Leftist December 5, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Try to find a conservative point of view in the following secular news stories. We found one in the long list. Last week, we illustrated the disease of misconduct and unreliability in Big Science. And yet Big Science and Big Media continue their onslaught against Christian values, conservative politics, and Donald Trump. Here’s a rapid-fire list to prove it; these titanic conglomerates are juggernauts of leftism, not pure-hearted seekers of truth. They stray far outside their domain of natural knowledge into politics, ethics, and philosophy. Can anyone find...
  • Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards

    12/05/2018 5:48:44 AM PST · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Rob Sheldon
    Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards Rob Sheldon December 4, 2018 The online magazine Quillette has a tradition of providing a forum for people who can’t get heard on the regular channels, perhaps due to political correctness. Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State. He thinks that the slogan “gender is a social construct” denies Darwin. Here are the conclusions: Back when evolution was under attack from proponents of Biblical Creation and Intelligent Design, academic scientists were under no pressure to hold back criticism. This is because these anti-evolution movements...
  • School shooting PR consultant apologizes after calling critics 'crazies' and reporter 'skanky'

    12/04/2018 11:44:57 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 10 replies
    A public relations consultant for the Broward school district apologized Tuesday after a video surfaced in which she described critics of the district in the Parkland massacre as “crazies” and a reporter as “skanky.” Sara Brady, who was paid nearly $75,000 to assist the district after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told an audience of public relations professionals last July that critics of the school district’s controversial Promise program, which allowed students who commit minor crimes to avoid jail, were “crazies.” She criticized an unnamed reporter who routinely covers the district as “just a jerk” and then...
  • UC Berkeley settles landmark free speech lawsuit, will pay $70,000 to conservative group

    12/04/2018 11:37:18 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    After more than a year of litigation, the University of California, Berkeley, has settled a lawsuit with the Young Americas Foundation and the UC Berkeley College Republicans. Campus conservatives accused the university of bias in the process of bringing high-profile speakers to campus. The original lawsuit revolved around the cancellation of an event with Ann Coulter. An amended version of the lawsuit included road blocks initiated by the university for an event with Ben Shapiro. The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest backing the campus conservatives. The crux of their argument revolved around two campus policies that they...
  • UC San Diego starts referring to Latinos and Latinas as Latinx in key cultural shift

    12/03/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    San Siego Union-Tribune ^ | 12-2-18 | Gary Robbins
    UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that’s occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality. The “gender specific” terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBT community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin...