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  • Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

    07/10/2020 2:25:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Kekis
    Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Salatha T. Willis was named associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate this week. He is charged with developing and implementing new ways to create an equitable culture among the university’s student-athletes, administrators, coaches and staff in the athletic department. “Our society is going through an incredibly challenging time,” Wildhack said. “Whether it’s Ahmaud Arbery, whether it’s George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, there are blatant acts of racism and people murdered. You combine that with 400 years of...
  • Op-Ed: If Black lives matter to colleges, they’ll divest from campus policing

    07/09/2020 8:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 9, 2020 | Charles F.H. Davis III
    Under intense pressure from mostly Black community organizers, some local governments are responding to demands to defund the police and divest from law enforcement. The push to reduce police budgets and reliance on police intervention in noncriminal matters has been accompanied by calls to invest in more resources for people and communities. Not surprisingly, the same demands advanced by police abolitionists off-campus have also emerged from students, faculty and staff at colleges and universities around the country. In some cases, that has already happened. The University of Minnesota, for example, responded to the demand of the undergraduate student government by...
  • This Is A Great Opportunity To Destroy Academia

    07/09/2020 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    <p>Never let a good crisis go to waste, which in the current crisis means we must use the fact that our universities have shown themselves to be petri dishes swimming with anti-American ideologies, combined with pre-existing trends, to lance this particular cultural boil.</p>
  • The Breakdown of American Education and the Hopes for Change

    07/08/2020 8:18:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jenna A. Robinson
    America’s system of education has failed in one of its most important goals: forming future generations of American citizens. This is particularly true in higher education, where students are encouraged to become “global citizens” instead of Americans. At many of our institutions of higher learning, character education has been replaced by moral relativism at the same time that rigorous academic standards have given way to a mentality of “college for all.” We are seeing the results of our education deficit now, as rioters tear down statues that commemorate not only the former Confederacy, but America’s founding fathers, abolitionists, and former...
  • Marquette University threatened to rescind student’s admission over pro-Trump TikTok video

    07/08/2020 3:47:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jackson Walker
    Soon to be Marquette University freshman Samantha Pfefferle has yet to even step foot on campus, yet she said she is already facing possible dismissal from the school. The threat to cancel Pfefferle’s admission came after she posted a video to her account on the popular social media site TikTok showing her support for President Donald Trump.
  • What Will Become of Our Schools?

    07/06/2020 7:27:31 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 22 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 07/06/20 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be,” quipped Thomas Jefferson, one of the principal advocates for then-controversial public education. The American public school system was born, not from the need for a highly-trained workforce, but from this seed of purpose. Man may be born with natural rights, but it takes education to teach him to be a responsible, self-governing citizen of a republic. By this fundamental measure, America’s public system, even before the virus upended schools across the nation, is a dismal failure. Out...
  • Kids Don’t Know Much About History Thanks to Anti-American Indoctrination

    07/06/2020 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/06/20 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: We have repeatedly said, ladies and gentlemen, that these protests and riots are being led by college-aged kids who literally know nothing about American history. They have not been taught the truth. This is key to understand. They have not been taught the truth of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the founding, and then made up their minds that they think these guys are reprobates and creeps. They’ve not been taught the truth. They have been propagandized and indoctrinated from the get-go. They have been filled with hatred, pure and simple. But they think that they’ve been taught the truth,...
  • Why is the So Left Insane? That Anti-July Fourth WaPo Piece Exposes What They’re Being Taught in Colleges

    07/05/2020 7:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/05/2020 | Matt Vespa
    President Trump decided to celebrate our nation’s birthday and in doing so, set off a meltdown not seen in quite a while from the media. Who am I kidding? It was a day that ends in “y” with these clowns. If Trump said the sky was blue, they would dole out endless articles attacking him. Trump decided to kick off the Fourth of July weekend by delivering a speech and fireworks show at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. That really set off the Left. And it didn’t stop there. This whole weekend is going to be grade-A Trump derangement entertainment...
  • 6 Ways To Raise A Patriot

    07/04/2020 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 4, 2020 | Rachel Campos Duffy
    6 Ways To Raise A Patriot WhatÂ’s the most patriotic thing you can do right now? Raise a patriot! One silver lining of recent political and cultural upheaval is that parents are finally waking up to the indoctrination of their children. IÂ’ve always known my kidsÂ’ schools were liberal, but it wasnÂ’t until COVID-19 homeschooling began that I discovered my sonÂ’s high school curriculum included Chinese communist propaganda videos. I sat at my kitchen counter with my jaw open as we watched an assigned video justifying and promoting the Chinese Communist PartyÂ’s inhumane population control policies with zero counterpoint...
  • Virginia College May Nix Wasp Mascot, Fearing Tie To 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestants'

    07/04/2020 5:57:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/02/20 | Jennifer Harper
    Emory & Henry College in Virginia has announced to students the school will re-examine its wasp mascot. Why? The bug may appear “exclusive” to students who are not White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or “WASPs.” While a public outcry over racism continues around the nation, the college is already concerned that its two historical namesakes — Methodist Episcopal Church bishop John Emory and founding father Patrick Henry — were slave holders. The school mascot has also come under scrutiny. “Conversations must examine how Emory & Henry’s past has contributed to current and ongoing systemic oppression,” said Dr. John Wells, president of Emory...
  • We Can’t Have ‘National Dialogues’ If People Get Fired For Talking Honestly

    07/03/2020 7:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2020 | John Loftus
    “While we write and print millions of words about race in America, why is it still so hard to have a truly respectful, decent, and humble dialogue about perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue in American life?” asks David French in his Dispatch article “American Racism: We’ve Got So Very Far to Go.” Yet he does not mention in his story of personal change the elephant in the room: the Black Lives Matter movement’s radical cultural hegemony.Establishment Republicans made the same mistake by ignoring the movement’s radical premise: that at its core, America is rotten and systemically racist, and...
  • Feds nix college degree requirement for merit based hiring

    07/02/2020 12:37:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    TechTarget ^ | 7-1-20 | Patrick Thibodeau
    President Trump signed an executive order making federal hiring "merit-based," which means skills and competency for a job will take precedence over a college degree for many types of jobs. In making this change, the White House believes it is playing catch-up to the private sector. "An over reliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates," Trump's order stated. It was signed June 26. But the change to merit-based hiring may become a monumental task for federal agencies. It might mean rewriting job ads that emphasize competencies over degrees, as well as adopting technology that can translate an applicant's experience into...
  • Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected: Officials

    07/02/2020 8:08:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States. She said she recently learned of the behavior and informed the city council of the parties occurring in the city.
  • Black campus activists demand Pitt fire faculty found guilty of racial bias by committee of black jurors

    07/02/2020 7:41:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 1, 2020 | Matt Lamb
    Black student activists at the University of Pittsburgh want to crackdown on racial bias at the school by making it easier to fire faculty and staff who are accused of racism. The demand by the students, who call themselves “Black Pitt,” state that faculty and staff with a complaint of “racial bias or excessive force … should be terminated and banned from the University campus immediately if found at fault,” according to a list of demands sent to the university. What’s more, “During the time of the investigation, the faculty/staff should be disclosed by name and banned from the University...
  • The Time Is Now: Abolish the Department of Education

    07/01/2020 8:36:49 AM PDT · by karpov · 28 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 1, 2020 | Walter E. Block
    ... Once upon a time, long, long ago, those accused of rape or sexual harassment on campus were dealt with approximately as they would have been in any other non-university context. There would have been due process, the presumption of innocence, the right for the defense to confront the accuser, the right to an unbiased judge, the right for the defendant to hire a lawyer, and other such hoary traditions of justice. The underlying principle, then, was that it was better that 10 criminals go unpunished, than one innocent person be found guilty. But in 2011, a “Dear Colleague” Title...
  • Scholar forced to resign over study that found police shootings not biased against blacks

    07/01/2020 5:51:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brittany Slaughter
    Michigan State University leaders have successfully pressured Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation after the Graduate Employees Union launched a campaign to oust him from his role. This came after the union, which represents teaching and research assistants, crawled through years of blog posts and interviews Hsu had conducted and criticized him for sharing content on genetic differences among different races.
  • Harvard graduate threatens to stab anyone who says 'All Lives Matter' and says for black people the slogan is like 'comparing a paper cut to a knife wound'

    07/01/2020 5:11:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sophie Tanno
    A Harvard graduate threatened to stab the next person on campus who says 'All Lives Matter'. Claira Janover criticized the slogan in a satirical video on social media. She said it was the equivalent of a paper cut compared to a knife wound for black people.
  • College degrees are "istist isms"!

    06/29/2020 8:19:51 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Fishtank on FR ^ | 6-29-2020 | me
    In regard to the realtor company changing the name of the biggest bedroom in a house... In regards to college degrees, I just want to say that...
  • Research Universities Have a Duty to Reopen

    06/29/2020 6:06:00 AM PDT · by karpov · 7 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 29, 2020 | Shannon Watkins
    Although colleges across the country plan to reopen for the fall semester, much is still unknown about how to best proceed. Leaders are grappling with how to best safeguard public health while attempting to re-establish some sense of normalcy on campus. Despite the uncertainties that lie ahead, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Buck Goldstein, argues that research universities like UNC-Chapel Hill have a responsibility to “lead the way when it comes to basic operations in the new reality…The choices they make and the mistakes they inevitably suffer will help guide governments and businesses of...
  • Opinion: Yale Must Change Its Name

    06/29/2020 5:56:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | June 26, 2020 | Sean O'Brien
    “Nothing is known about the boy on the right, who has just finished pouring Madeira (a sweet, fortified wine) into the glasses on the table… the silver collar and padlock around his neck indicate that he is enslaved.” So begins the curator’s comment for a portrait of Elihu Yale, one of three paintings in Yale University’s collection that depicts a slave attending to Elihu the slavemaster. Slavery is as inseparable from Elihu as these paintings depict. Such a namesake is a liability for Yale the institution. By that I mean a billion-dollar brand, one of the most prestigious universities in...