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  • Paris school reveals controversial AI system to monitor if pupils are distracted (trunc.)

    05/27/2017 3:37:42 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/17 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    With the temptation of social media and no professor around to scold you, it can be easy to get distracted while taking an online class. Now, one school in Paris is making efforts to keep remote students on track with their tasks – an AI will monitor their every move. Starting in September, two online classes from the ESG business school will be using a facial recognition program called Nestor to measure students’ engagement, and it will even give them warnings when they start to slack off. The technology was recently demonstrated at the United Nations in New York, according...
  • The Creep of Neo-Marxist/Postmodernism Gets Called Out At Harvard

    05/27/2017 10:28:39 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 15 replies
    Facebook/YouTube ^ | 5/22/17 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Jordan Peterson visits Harvard University, where he used to teach, for a civil discussion about neo-marxism and postmodernism, among other topics. 6 minutes of Jordan Peterson addressing the Harvard students directly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGkQil14LPQ Full conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urd0IK0WEWU&t=1916s
  • (Howie) Carr: Hillary chokes as she coughs up lies (very enjoyable read alert)

    05/27/2017 4:19:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 27, 2017 | Howie Carr
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Class of '69, returned to Wellesley College yesterday and told the new graduates with a straight face, "You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason." Folks, you can’t make this stuff up. Hillary Clinton, lecturing the youth of America about the dangers of lying, and pointing the finger ... at somebody else. She accused President Trump of proposing a budget that was a "lie. Let's call it what it is. It's a con." Like, say, the Clinton Foundation? "They don't even try to hide it. Why does all...
  • Students harass white professor for refusing to leave campus on anti-white ‘Day of Absence’

    05/26/2017 6:40:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/25/2017 | GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    Popular atheist author calls them a ‘cult’ Racism is alive and well at Evergreen State College – and its target is white people who refuse to apologize for being white. Students at the Washington liberal arts school, whose main claim to fame is alumnus and Simpsons creator Matt Groening, harassed Biology Prof. Bret Weinstein because he refused to leave campus for the annual “Day of Absence” April 12, The Washington Times reports. Incredibly, they are trying to get him fired. Evergreen State practices explicit and institutional racial segregation once a year. Typically nonwhite students and faculty leave campus (to show...
  • University Feminists Sue School over “Sexually Hostile” Yik Yak App

    05/26/2017 8:38:07 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 12 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 5/26/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A group of feminists at the University of Mary Washington is suing the college for failing “to protect them from a sexually hostile school environment” stemming from the social media app Yik Yak. The lawsuit, funded by the Feminist Majority Foundation for the group Feminists United, alleges the university and its former president, Richard Hurley, violated Title IX (which relates to offensive online posts) as well as the 14th amendment when they failed to take sufficient action to prevent offensive speech by male students at the university.
  • Eleven-year-old girl hilariously accuses her teacher of WAR CRIMES for punishing the whole class...

    05/26/2017 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 26, 2017 | Unity Blott For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Eleven-year-old girl hilariously accuses her teacher of WAR CRIMES for punishing the whole class when one pupil is naughty (and she even cites the Geneva Conventions) An 11-year-old girl's genius response on a school feedback form has earned her online fame. Ava, who is the daughter of Mason Cross, was asked to give feedback on her teacher for an end-of-year review and said she took issue with his use of 'collective punishment'. When asked what her teacher could do better, Ava, from Glasgow, wrote: 'Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who...
  • POLL: 1/3 of millennials say ‘safe spaces’ ‘absolutely necessary’

    05/26/2017 11:15:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 26, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Recent surveys show that many college students feel “less safe” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and consider safe spaces “absolutely necessary” to the functioning of college campuses. A LendEDU poll, for instance, asked 1,659 American college students whether they “agree with colleges campuses establishing safe spaces,” determining that 36 percent of respondents believe safe spaces “are absolutely necessary.”
  • Translating Mark Zuckerberg’s Speech to the Graduates

    05/26/2017 1:37:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook — you know, he dropped out of Harvard. He was at Harvard. He dropped out of there because Facebook took off. So he went out to California and did what he did to build Facebook up. So he went back, went back to Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday to do the commencement address. Are you ready for this? The 366 commencement. You want to know why this country is so screwed up? Because there have been 366 graduating classes from this place. The country’s not that old. The country’s 230-some-odd years old, 366 graduating classes,...
  • Hillary Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech At Wellesley College

    05/26/2017 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | May 26, 2017 | Amita Kelly
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton addresses the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College. It's a familiar stage for her - Clinton delivered the commencement address as a College Government president in 1969. [Snip] The young activist was the first student to address the graduating class and she used that speech to lean into politics of the day.
  • Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

    05/26/2017 6:36:06 AM PDT · by Puppage · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 5/26/2017 | Puppage
    CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her “most likely to become a terrorist.”
  • 'Abolition of Whiteness' course offered at Hunter College

    05/26/2017 6:38:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this fall to discuss how “white supremacy and violence” influence individual identity. The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory.
  • Top Education Dept. official resigns after clash with DeVos

    05/25/2017 6:34:28 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    The head of the Education Department’s student financial aid office resigned Tuesday night over what he said were simmering management problems at the agency that culminated in a dispute with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her insistence he testify before a congressional oversight panel.
  • Berkeley: College professor arrested as assault suspect

    05/24/2017 9:59:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 05/24/2017 | George Kelly
    BERKELEY — A former Diablo Valley College professor was in custody Wednesday evening after his arrest Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, according to county records. Eric Clanton, 28, was being held on $200,000 bail after he was booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening. He was arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon. No date was immediately listed for upcoming arraignment hearings.
  • OCC College Republicans Release Public Records, Students and Faculty Outraged

    05/24/2017 7:07:39 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 20 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 5/24/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Orange Coast College students and faculty stormed the administration building Monday to protest its “neutrality” on political issues which allowed the College Republicans (CRs) to release public records damaging to campus Liberals. The records released by the College Republicans originated from a public records request filed in March by Joshua Recalde-Martinez, former President of the OCC CRs, which exposed hostility toward conservative students.
  • OpEd: The Punishment of Deanna and Mya Cook is Much Bigger Than Braids

    05/24/2017 10:42:02 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | May 22 2017 | Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman
    Sadly, this type of disciplinary action is just as common as it is outrageous, as girls of color face many overlapping barriers to succeed in school, the workplace and even in society. National data shows that Black girls are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls, and that rate balloons to 8.5 times in my own state of New Jersey.
  • Historically Black College Leader: So Far, Trump a Step UP From Obama

    05/23/2017 4:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    We heard Donald Trump was evil, racist, and a sexist homophobe. Little evidence was presented to support this beyond Trump's desire to end illegal immigration and to block a massive influx of refugees from terror hotbeds from entering the United States. It was all shameful, cynical politics. And some Americans are finally realizing they were lied to by the media and the Democratic Party. Despite the boos for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman, leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are noticing that Trump is a step up from Obama: Following his inauguration, Trump’s most overt outreach to...
  • Video released of teacher kissing student in classroom

    05/23/2017 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    cbs12.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | Gary Detman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — *Warning- video includes content that people may find inappropriate* The video evidence against a teacher accused of kissing students in his classroom has been released by Boca Raton police. Just last week, 28-year-old Brian Kornbluth pleaded guilty to a charge of battery in the case.
  • Unsayable Truths about a Failing High School

    05/23/2017 10:42:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kay Hymowitz
    Earlier in the month, my high-school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student brawl injuring four security officers and eight teachers appeared on YouTube, bolstering long-whispered rumors of the district’s decline. Four students were taken into custody; one of them, 18 and charged as an adult for four counts of aggravated assault, is still in jail as I write. All four of the students were black females.
  • Teacher on Leave After Snapchat Rant About Prom Overspending

    05/23/2017 12:14:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | 5/23/2017 | Maggie Parker
    Between the dresses and tuxedos, the tickets, and the ride, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on prom. One teacher who noticed that people were splurging on prom as opposed to, say, school supplies, expressed her opinion about it publicly — and is now being punished. On May 12, Caitlin Cormack, a middle school teacher in Bedford, Ohio, took to Snapchat to express her frustration with students and parents choosing to overspend on prom but not on school supplies or a tutor. “These damn kids and parents … not enough money for school supplies or passing grades but...
  • PC brats and parents walk out on VP Pence at Notre Dame

    05/23/2017 8:55:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Pence used the opportunity to take aim at the Left and the rampant, un-American totalitarianism of the nation's institutions of higher education A few dozen virtue-signaling graduates and their family members made some kind of political statement by walking out on Vice President Mike Pence as he started delivering a commencement address on his home turf at Indiana’s Notre Dame University on Sunday. The event provides yet another reason why America’s thought-stifling universities should be defunded and the ground sown with salt.