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  • The Historical Profession Is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide

    12/11/2018 7:55:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | December 10, 2018 | Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin
    A recent study confirms a disturbing trend: American college students are abandoning the study of history. Since 2008, the number of students majoring in history in U.S. universities has dropped 30 percent, and history now accounts for a smaller share of all U.S. bachelor’s degrees than at any time since 1950. Although all humanities disciplines have suffered declining enrollments since 2008, none has fallen as far as history. And this decline in majors has been even steeper at elite, private universities — the very institutions that act as standard bearers and gate-keepers for the discipline. The study of history, it...
  • College cancels play by black playwright because it might harm black people

    12/10/2018 8:31:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 10, 2018 | Autumn Berard
    An elite liberal arts college known for disinviting speakers whose viewpoints offended students has canceled a “play-in-progress” because it made student cast members uncomfortable. The visiting professor who was directing “Beast Thing,” Shayok Misha Chowdhury, withdrew himself as a candidate for a tenure-track position in the theater department because of the “climate” exposed by the cancellation of the play.
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • An Idea to Make Colleges Functional

    12/09/2018 7:28:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The United States spends an ungodly sum on colleges and universities. A lot of that money provides little to no benefit to the consumer (student) or to our society. Many students end their college careers steeped in debt. Yet we have a shortage of people in many critical areas. Here is an idea to solve that. Colleges today offer degrees to people that provide them little opportunity for supporting themselves for the rest of their lives. The idea of a liberal arts education used to make a certain amount of sense. When the cost became enormous with the resulting disaster...
  • NYU student gov passes anti-Israel resolution by secret ballot

    12/07/2018 11:16:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 7, 2018 | Andrew Lawrence
    New York University student senators passed a resolution Thursday in support of the university divesting from three companies associated with the Israeli government and instituting a “socially responsible” investment policy. Israeli-affiliated companies named in the resolution included Caterpillar, General Electric, and Lockheed Martin. Only NYU students were allowed to attend the senate meeting, each senator's vote remained anonymous, and those who wished to address the room were limited to two minutes when speaking. The meeting, which was expected to last for about two hours, was ultimately extended until it spanned nearly three-and-a-half hours.
  • Conservatives Triumphant Over Free Speech Hating UC Berkeley

    12/07/2018 6:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/07/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Conservatives scored a major legal victory against UC Berkeley which has agreed to compensate Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans for trampling the First Amendment rights of conservative speakers and students on its campus. "Young America’s Foundation is thrilled that, after more than a year of UC Berkeley battling against the First Amendment rights of its own students, the University finally felt the heat and saw the light of their unconstitutional censorship," said YAF spokesman Spencer Brown. "YAF’s landmark victory for free expression—long squelched by Berkeley’s scheming administrators who weaponized flawed policies to target conservatives—shows that the battle...
  • UPitt art center pencils in LGBT-themed coloring books

    12/06/2018 6:57:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Pitt Advocate ^ | December 6, 2018 | Staff
    The University of Pittsburgh Arts Department is now offering students LGBT-themed coloring books in the Frick Fine Arts Library. The books include “Drag Queens of the South”, and “The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book." A series of coloring books on butch lesbians are also available, including “Butch Lesbians of the ’20s, '30s, and '40s” and “Butch Lesbians of the '50s, '60s, and '70s."
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • Black college student arrested for fake hate crime

    12/03/2018 8:44:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    For some reason, students at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland are drawing a perverse conclusion from the arrest of a black student there for faking a hate crime with racist graffiti.  The U.K. Daily Mail reports: Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County.   His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm[.] ... Thursday's graffiti depicted swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur....
  • Why the College Football Playoff selection committee got it wrong

    12/02/2018 5:02:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 156 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Why the College Football Playoff selection committee got it wrong Pat Forde,Yahoo Sports 5 hours ago Reactions Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Up next Now Playing 3:05 1:23 2:24 3:32 0:43 1:06 0:45 1:58 3:05 Jalen Hurts returns the favor to lead Alabama to SEC Title In the end, a committee of the establishment, by the establishment and for the establishment arrived at the safe and predictable decision establishmentarians tend to make. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame were easy calls. Then it got hard. And when it got hard, the College Football Playoff selection committee chose 12-1 Oklahoma for...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking and Invites: Dec 2

    12/02/2018 9:35:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 145 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | December 2, 2018 | Staff
    Top 4: 1:'Bama2:Clemson3:Notre Dame4:Oklahoma
  • Yes, Alabama and Georgia both belong in the College Football Playoff

    12/02/2018 3:38:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 137 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 1, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Put them both in the playoff. Alabama is in. But Georgia should be in as well. Yes, with two losses. Yes, as a non-conference champion. Yes, despite the résumés of Oklahoma and Ohio State. Georgia is good enough to overcome all that. The howls of outrage will echo across the Midwest, the Southwest and everywhere else where fans hate the thought of the Southeastern Conference gobbling up half the playoff for the second straight year. The political pressure against it would be immense — and let’s face it, college athletic administrators are political animals. The College Football Playoff selection committee...
  • Company risks unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for 'horns down' billboard in Oklahoma City

    11/30/2018 11:38:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 30, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Oklahoma is risking a 15-yard penalty thanks to some billboards. Lamar Advertising tweeted a picture Thursday of a digital billboard with ‘horns down’ references. There are literal horns and an arrow facing down as well as a couple upside-down pictures of BeVo, Texas’ mascot.
  • University of Texas Prof Punished for Calling Police on Rude, Disruptive Student

    11/30/2018 7:00:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) has removed a biology professor from her own class after she called campus security on a student who was disruptive and rude throughout the semester. On November 12, longtime professor Anita Moss was teaching a lecture hall class when she noticed that a female student put her feet up. Finding this unacceptable, Moss asked her to stop. The student vocally refused, and Moss called campus security. While it is not uncommon for professors to call backup -- when I took classes at Cleveland State University, this happened often in freshman lecture hall classes --...
  • The coveted top of the 2018 Bottom 10 is decided [College Football]

    11/30/2018 6:58:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 27, 2018 | Ryan McGee
    It was a dark and stormy night, and the members of the Bottom 10 Selection Committee were scheduled to gather at our customary spot, the DFW Hacienda Courts, located 1 mile and tens of millions of dollars down the road from the swanky Gaylord Texan, where the College Football Playoff people have their meetings. To say our discussions fell apart would be like describing Dana Holgorsen's hair as "windblown." Jerry Glanville fell asleep. Charlie Weis announced he was bailing because "y'all can't afford me." Watson Brown left to see if his brother needed any help moving his stuff to Chapel...
  • Your Watch Grid guide to Championship Weekend’s best games

    11/30/2018 6:44:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    SB Nation ^ | November 30, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    THE FINAL SATURDAY. College football’s final regular season all comes down to this: a weekend full of postseason games. What? Yeah, it’s a weird sport! Now that every FBS conference has a title game, we have a mostly tidy schedule, along with some rando loosies left over from postponements earlier in the season and so forth. The FCS playoffs also really get rolling, with seeded teams joining festivities. Below, the Watch Grid attempts to sort your Saturday by watchability, a scientific metric not specifically related to how good your team is, because your team is too good for science to...
  • The Right Way to Cut College Costs

    11/29/2018 7:31:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/2018 | Brad Polumbo
    Total student debt hit an astronomical $1.48 trillion this year. The average graduate now leaves school with $40,000 in loans hanging over his head. So is it really a surprise that Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) won over millions of young people in 2016? After all, he campaigned on student-loan bailouts and “free college.” Many students desperate for an answer now support this agenda — in the hope of escaping crushing amounts in debt. Yet government intervention is what created the higher-education bubble in the first place. One of the biggest factors behind skyrocketing tuition rates is the federal subsidization...
  • Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson stepping down after 11 seasons

    11/28/2018 12:14:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 29, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    Paul Johnson’s time at Georgia Tech has come to an end. After multiple reports emerged earlier Wednesday afternoon, the school announced that Johnson has “elected to step down” as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach after 11 seasons with the program. “After 40 years of coaching, it’s time to take a break,” Johnson said. “My family has sacrificed a lot over the years. I want to watch my daughter [Kaitlyn, a professional opera singer] perform and do some things with my wife [Susan] that we’ve never had a chance to do. It’s been a great run for the last 11 years...
  • How Creative Destruction Has Begun To Pop The College Bubble

    11/28/2018 10:10:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/27/2018 | Dennis Weisman
    The economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term creative destruction––the idea that dynamic forces work incessantly to destroy existing business models and institutions and replace them with superior alternatives. Think Amazon. Academia’s myriad failings have set in motion a perennial gale of creative destruction that is breaking down existing institutions and replacing them with new models of higher education that provide a better value proposition. The fundamental problem is that universities provide too little and charge too much. Tuition has increased at a rate that far outpaces inflation; students are burdened with mountains of debt that dog them for decades and...
  • Berkeley prof wants to nix student evals after white male profs score higher

    11/28/2018 7:06:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 27, 2018 | Marissa Gentry
    A University of California, Berkeley professor suggested scrapping end-of-semester student evaluations for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions after claiming that the grades and evaluations are biased against female instructors and people of color. “Over the next few weeks, students will get the chance to evaluate their professors and TAs. They’re going to get it wrong,” UC Berkeley history professor Brian DeLaytweeted on Sunday. “They’ll be harder on women and people of color than on white men. Tenured white male faculty, in particular, should help their students understand this.”