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  • No one asks the top CEOs where they went to college (very good article)

    03/14/2019 9:24:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Chicago Business.com ^ | 3/14/2019 | JOE NOCERA
    The perception that only elite schools produce elite leaders needs to die. The No. 1 company in last year’s Fortune 500 was Walmart Inc., with $500 billion in revenue. That would make its chief executive, Douglas McMillon, a pretty important and powerful executive, don’t you think? Can you guess where he went to college? The University of Arkansas. He has an MBA, too. From the University of Tulsa. Second on the list was Exxon Mobil Corp. Its CEO, Darren Woods, went to Texas A&M. Third was Berkshire Hathaway Inc., run by the man many consider the greatest investor who ever...
  • Lawmakers demand hearings on 'rogue parents' who scammed their kids into elite colleges

    03/13/2019 12:54:05 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2019
    Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday were calling for hearings about the massive college admissions scam uncovered this week that let dozens of wealthy parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, pay thousands and in some cases millions of dollars to get their kids into elite universities. “I am deeply concerned about this, and I’m worried about how widespread issues like this may be throughout the country," said Rep. Bradley Byrne, an Alabama Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. "We must ensure that no one is denied an opportunity due to the illegal actions of rogue parents or...
  • UNH student receives suspended sentence for voter fraud

    03/02/2019 1:42:08 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 22 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 2, 2019 | Todd Feathers
    CONCORD — A University of New Hampshire student who registered to vote in Durham and cast an absentee ballot in Massachusetts during the 2016 election admitted to committing voter fraud on Thursday. Spencer McKinnon, 21, pleaded guilty in Strafford County Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of providing a false statement on a voter registration form, the Attorney General’s office announced Friday. His sentence of six months in a house of corrections was suspended on the condition that he complete 200 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine. McKinnon also lost the right to vote in New Hampshire....
  • Parkland student David Hogg Ivy League-bound ... going to Harvard

    12/21/2018 8:41:32 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 105 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 21, 2018 | Staff
    David Hogg is leaving the Sunshine State and shipping off to Boston -- the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student's been accepted to Harvard. David's mom shared the incredible news this week after her son finally allowed her to spread the word. As you can imagine, she's super proud and said she's excited for David's bright future!
  • Fruits of College Indoctrination

    11/21/2018 10:05:36 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Much of today’s incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds. Let’s look at a few highly publicized recent examples of incivility and attacks on free speech. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted and harassed by a deranged left-wing mob as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University. Sen. McConnell was harassed by protesters at Reagan National Airport, as well as at several venues in Kentucky. Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were harassed at...
  • The new Title IX rules, while imperfect, are an improvement

    11/17/2018 3:02:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A draft of the new Title IX rules from the Department of Education was circulated a couple of months ago and they predictably had progressive groups setting their hair on fire. The final version has now been rolled out and, while there were some minor (but troubling) changes made, those same groups aren’t going to be any happier. The days of kangaroo courts hearing questions of criminal law at schools where cases of sexual assault or harassment are concerned won’t be ending entirely, but they will be decidedly more fair to all parties concerned. (Reason) This guidance will replace an...
  • Prof's constitutional right to 'hate white people' affirmed

    11/17/2018 8:01:34 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | unknown
    It’s the First Amendment that Rutgers University history professor James Livingston can thank for avoiding punishment for posting on Facebook his hatred for “white people.” He responded in anger when he found a restaurant in his Harlem neighborhood was too busy: “OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we keep them–us–us out of my neighborhood?” Livingston said the restaurant was “overrun with little Caucasian a——-.” “I hereby resign from my race.” His posts were noticed by news outlets, and members of the public complained to the university. Rutgers’ Office of...
  • US Universities Have Taken Over $614,000,000 From Saudi Arabia Since 2011

    "This explains a great deal, for it is not only true that “these gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom”; it is also true that these gifts and contracts are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on Islam, jihad and Sharia."
  • Colleges, universities seeing rise in sexual assault claims, lawsuits

    09/22/2018 6:55:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | John Bowden
    The number of reported sexual assaults at colleges and universities around the country is rising amid new tools for students to report sexual abuse, according to statistics reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In the data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Journal reports that trends of reported sexual assaults are rising while the number of lawsuits universities face over mishandling such claims is also rising. University officials now say that conflicting guidance from courts, the Obama administration, and the Trump administration on battling sexual assault on campus have left schools confused over how to handle such claims....
  • Colleges: A Force For Evil

    08/08/2018 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is. Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use violence...
  • Trump’s Merit-Based University Attendance Policy Assailed [semi-satire]

    07/11/2018 10:25:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 July 2018 | John Semmens
    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a statement taking issue with a recent Trump Administration policy reversing an Obama policy pushing racial diversity guidelines. “The Administration’s policy of encouraging universities receiving federal aid to focus solely on merit when deciding which students to admit leaves us deeply concerned,” the statement reads. “The assumption that competence is more important than diversity when determining who will be allowed to practice medicine is a departure from the directive given by the immediately previous administration.” “We don’t deny that that competence should play a role in the process, but it should not...
  • On the Eve of Independence Day, Students Are Giving the Finger to the United States

    07/03/2018 1:23:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/3/2018 | D. C. McAllister
    Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform interviewed students at New York University to test the truth of a Gallup Poll showing a sharp decline in young Americans who are proud of their country. Sadly, the responses he received aren’t surprising. Student after student made it clear: they were not. “No! I’m not proud of America. I’m not proud of what we’ve done,” said one student, while another simply declared, “definitely not.” One student, addressing the concept of American Exceptionalism, said “I think we need to stop thinking we’re the best nation on Earth. It’s just egotistical and not accurate.” When asked...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...
  • College’s Required Sex Ed Training Teaches Women Can Revoke Consent — The Next Day

    05/05/2018 1:29:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 5/3/2018 | Doug Giles
    Hey guys, if you’ve both been drinking, don’t take her back to your place. Because the rules are different for you and her. Now you can add ‘prison record’ to pregnancy and disease as risks you take in the hookup culture. Waking up in bed with a stranger could lead to criminal charges. Well, for the guy, anyway. That’s because Feminism is awfully selective in which parts of the law they want to women to be equal under. One female student didn’t take her school’s mandatory (and sketchy) sexual training course and was threatened with ‘academic probation’. Here’s what she...
  • Florida lawmakers ban ‘free speech zones’ on college campuses

    03/06/2018 3:11:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Florida lawmakers have passed a bill that eliminates “free speech zones” at public universities and allows schools to be sued for restricting campus protests. The Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018 passed Monday in the House and Senate by votes of 84-28 and 33-5, respectively, sending it to Governor Rick Scott’s desk where it awaits his approval. Introduced by state Rep. Bob Rommel, Naples Republican, the bill contains a provision that prohibits public universities from establishing so-called “free speech zones” and instead designates generally all outdoor campus areas as “traditional public forums,” effectively keeping colleges from restricting protest...
  • Anarchy Is Swallowing Up the Social Order

    03/03/2018 4:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Government in the name of order, control, efficiency, organization, the greatest good for the greatest number, solidarity, social justice, and safety is instead ruling over a society that is increasingly disordered, crime-ridden, unjust, and disturbed to an extreme. A word that describes the direction of our acceleration through space and time is anarchy. The momentum toward anarchy began with the move toward federal government expansion. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency, we began to see the implementation of what is now called the administrative state. This was helped along by our participation in WWI, which created the need for more governmental controls....
  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    02/20/2018 4:30:21 PM PST · by Wuli · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/17/2018 | Amy Wax
    A professor pilloried for her views asks if it's still possible to have substantive arguments about divisive issues. ...... The op-ed, which I co-authored with Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego Law School, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 9 under the headline, “Paying the Price for the Breakdown of the Country’s Bourgeois Culture.” It began by listing some of the ills afflicting American society: ...... We then discussed .. a list of behavioral norms—that was almost universally endorsed between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s: Get married before having children and strive to...
  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    “I have had enough bullshit,” wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. “The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity.” This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of today’s higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who don’t follow higher ed...
  • The Death of Academic Rigor

    01/01/2018 9:10:51 AM PST · by mairdie · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2018 | David Solway
    The notion of academic rigor has fallen on evil times. In a typical instance of continuing epistemic degradation, Donna Riley, of Purdue University's School of Engineering Education, insists that rigor must be eliminated since rigor is a "dirty deed" fraught with "exclusionary implications for marginalized groups and marginalized ways of knowing." It matters little, apparently, if our bridges collapse so long as "men of color and women, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation and low-income students" are welcomed into the new holistic community defined by "other ways of knowing" – whatever these may be. Similarly, Rochelle Gutierrez, of the University...
  • College Women Are Far Less Likely To Be Raped Than Their Working Class Counterparts

    12/21/2017 11:04:59 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alice B. Lloyd
    Women are more likely to have been sexually assaulted by the age of 44 if they didn’t go to college, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. The study, spearheaded by sociology professor and researcher William Axinn, found that the risk of “experiencing forced intercourse” is more than 2.5 times greater for women who’ve attended little or no college. After more than six years’ intense focus on a purported campus rape crisis, Axinn’s study exposes the Obama administration’s Title IX regime for the elitist and politically-motivated overcorrection it was. Axinn and his team analyzed data from the...