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  • Scientists shocked: Super-rare metal mysteriously vanishes from lab

    02/26/2017 8:33:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    morningticker.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Dan Taylor
    Harvard scientists triumphantly announced that they'd created metallic hydrogen last month, but now it's suddenly gone. Scientists hailed it as the “holy grail” of high pressure physics when they finally produced it in the lab: metallic hydrogen, a century after it was first theorized to exist. And now that sample, which had been held in a hyper refrigerated laboratory, has vanished into thin air, and scientists can’t figure out why. Reports indicate that the metallic hydrogen had been kept between a vice of two diamonds at huge pressures while being stored at 80 Kelvin, but something happened in the lab...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Study Asked if People Could Smell ‘Asparagus Pee’

    02/14/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A taxpayer-funded study set to find out if people can smell their own "asparagus pee." Researchers at Harvard on two active studies that received over $3 million last year surveyed nearly 7,000 people to determine if their urine smelled funny after eating the vegetable. The results were published in the BMJ scientific journal . . . The results concluded a "large proportion of individuals of European-American descent cannot smell ‘asparagus pee'—the unpleasant odor present in urine after people eat asparagus," according to the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Snowflakes: Vexed Too Much, Or Not Enough?

    02/08/2017 6:45:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2017 | MOTUS
    Wow, just WOW.Remember when Free Speech was uniquely American? When we were the only country with a First Amendment right to speak our minds freely? When all comers were given quarter whether we approved of their ideology or not? Even Nazis - the real kind, not the made-up post-modern Nazis created by sitcom writers and other linguistically challenged liberal activists who don’t know their Left-wing National Socialists from their Left-wing Fascists.But now “it is important to distinguish intellectual diversity from hate speech on college campuses” because the really big brains at Harvard and other elite colleges in the formerly Land...
  • Have Law Schools Doomed SCOTUS?

    02/07/2017 6:58:43 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's why good Supreme Court justices, or, for that matter, attorneys in general, let alone attorneys general, are going to keep getting harder to find: Law schools going the way of the Modern Language Association (MLA). "The tendency toward designing a curriculum to suit the interests and eccentricities of law professors can be seen in the decline of the core law school curriculum, with its basic building block courses like Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Property, and Torts," Gail Heriot wrote late last year in a policy analysis for the Cato Institute. "That decline...
  • Divinity Schools Stop Praying To The Father; Use Gender-Neutral Language

    01/30/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by Maudeen · 44 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 1/30/2017 | PNW Staff
    The gender war has now moved from bathroom regulations and into the recommended language in theology classes. The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have rekindled debate, previously addressed at Notre Dame and Harvard, by issuing gender neutral guidance to their professors.
  • CBS This Morning: Sources Are Telling Us A Leading SCOTUS Candidate

    01/23/2017 1:06:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, SCOTUS watch kicked off on CBS This Morning Saturday, with Jan Crawford saying that her sources are telling her that a leading candidate has emerged from President Trump’s solid list of judicial candidates to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Gorsuch is a Bush 43 appointee—and appears to be a worthy successor to Scalia (via SCOTUSblog) He was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for prominent conservative judges (Judge David Sentelle of the...
  • Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

    06/09/2016 4:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Schmuley Boteach
    Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November surprise for Israel. Here’s what is said to be going on: The Paris peace conference last Friday, to which Israel and the Palestinians were not even invited, will end up exerting enormous pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state. This renewed pressure will come despite evidence that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will quickly be dominated by genocidal Hamas, which is a threat to Israel and a disaster for the Palestinians. This will lead, in all likelihood, to a United Nations Security Council...
  • Harvard Launches Fellowships in Islamic Law to Sway U.S. Policy [Heads Up!]

    12/28/2016 4:03:59 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PhD
    [Undermining the Constitution and the US legal system -Sharia Step #1 (my comment)] Harvard Law School has announced the launch of a series of paid fellowships for research on issues of Islamic law during the 2017-2018 academic year, aimed at influencing public discourse and U.S. policy on Sharia. According to.... Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”...
  • Harvard University Launches Fellowships in Islamic Law to Influence U.S. Policy

    12/25/2016 6:43:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    Harvard Law School has announced the launch of a series of paid fellowships for research on issues of Islamic law during the 2017-2018 academic year, aimed at influencing public discourse and U.S. policy on Sharia. According to a recent email sent by the director of Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”
  • At least 20 electors could turn on Trump, Harvard prof claims

    12/14/2016 10:16:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/16 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    At least 20 GOP Electoral College voters are considering voting against President-elect Donald Trump next week, according to a Harvard constitutional law professor who’s offering legal aid to “faithless electors” who betray their party. Harvard University Professor of Law and Leadership Larry Lessig did not offer evidence to support his claim. But, if true, the figure would put the anti-Trump movement’s goal of scuttling his election win much closer to becoming reality when 538 members of the Electoral College vote in their state capitals on Monday.
  • Harvard professor says GOP electors are close to blocking Trump win

    12/13/2016 11:18:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | By Brooke Siepel
    Harvard University law professor Larry Lessig said Tuesday that 20 Republican Electoral College voters are considering flipping to vote against Donald Trump, more than half the number of anti-Trump votes needed to stall the president-elect from being sworn into office. "Obviously, whether an elector ultimately votes his or her conscience will depend in part upon whether there are enough doing the same. We now believe there are more than half the number needed to change the result seriously considering making that vote," Lessig told Politico. Lessig has been offering free legal counsel to "faithless electors" who are considering casting a...
  • Scientists Want to Give the Atmosphere an Antacid to Relieve Climate Change

    12/13/2016 8:27:26 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    bloomberg.com ^ | 12/12/2016 | Eric Roston
    A group of Harvard researchers led by David Keith, a professor of applied physics and public policy, just proposed a different solution in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. An aerosol of calcium carbonate would have a similar cooling effect as sulfur dioxide on the upper atmosphere and help protect the ozone layer as a bonus. The approach is akin to giving the atmosphere a handful of antacid tablets. The aerosol would block some incoming solar energy and neutralize airborne acid particles that are bad for the ozone.
  • Republican Student Gets a Liberal Dose at Harvard

    12/10/2016 6:18:09 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/10/16 | Chris Cassidy
    It ain’t easy being a Republican at Harvard, and certainly not in the era of Donald Trump, according to Emily Hall, an unabashed conservative at the world’s most famous university. Hall, a junior who’s majoring in government, watched the presidential election results come in at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, once again finding herself in the minority while stunned Hillary Clinton supporters openly sobbed with each victory racked up by Trump. “I felt bad for them,” Hall said of her liberal schoolmates. “But I also recognize that people would not have felt bad for me if I had been the one...
  • The "Post-Truth" World of Academia

    12/09/2016 9:19:01 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Radical ideas that defy reality can flourish at Universities that indoctrinate students with intellectual insanity while inculcating them against Biblical morality. "Post-truth," the "Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2016," provides an apt description of the culture and ideology propagated today on many of America's college campuses. The term is " … an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.'" Consider the "IvyQ" conference held this year on the Harvard College campus. Harvard's “Office of BGLTQ Student Life” explains that "...
  • Harvard's Mankiw: Trump Should Stop Micromanaging Corporate America

    12/08/2016 6:09:45 AM PST · by workerbee · 77 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/7/16
    In an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Countdown to the Closing Bell, Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw said the President-elect shouldn’t be meddling in the affairs of corporate America, and his decision to do so may not be beneficial for the economy in the long run. “There’s a big difference between being a CEO of a company and being President of the United States. A CEO is basically a central planner for that company. The President of the United States is not the central planner for the U.S. economy,” Mankiw said.
  • Harvard law professor offers legal support to faithless electors

    12/06/2016 2:22:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | John Sexton
    Harvard University law professor Larry Lessig has arranged legal support for any faithless electors who decide they will not cast their vote for Donald Trump when electors gather on December 19th. His effort is also aimed at providing a place for anonymous back-channel communication to take place about the ongoing effort. Politico reports: Larry Lessig says his new effort, which he calls “The Electors Trust,” will provide free counsel to electors, provided by the midsize firm, Durie Tangri, whose partner Mark Lemley is a longtime associate of Lessig’s.More significantly, Lessig said, the Trust will offer a platform – with...
  • Ivy League colleges are turning into ruthless PC prisons

    12/05/2016 6:19:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/5/16 | Kyle Smith
    At both Harvard and Columbia this fall we’ve seen how students who dare to privately act out against PC standards are inspiring crazed nuclear strikes from campus administrators. This disproportionate punishment is, in turn, bound to create both more rebels flouting norms and more wusses and tattletales passive-aggressively seizing power by parading their phony wounds.
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager: unlike Romney, Trump bragged about his wealth — and it worked

    12/02/2016 4:55:26 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    VOX News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JOSH EDELSON
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — One by one, the political operatives sitting around the table at Harvard’s campaign managers conference Wednesday afternoon explained why they thought their candidate could win — even though he or she ended up losing. And then came Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski explained how he joined Donald Trump’s team in January 2015, and helped run “the most unconventional race in the history of the presidency” before his eventual firing 18 months later. “Embracing Mr. Trump’s wealth and not running from it,” Lewandowski said, “was a strategic decision that we made early on.” He continued: “The reason we did that...
  • Clinton aides lash out at Trump counterparts with racism accusation at Harvard event (w/audio)

    12/01/2016 8:32:51 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | December 1, 2016 | John Sexton
    Every four years Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government hosts aides from opposing campaigns for a frank postmortem of the presidential election. Harvard has been doing this since 1972 and usually the discussions are respectful. But according to the Washington Post, that’s not the case this year. When Trump’s team praised Steve Bannon, former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri lashed out. .... Joel Benenson, another Clinton strategist said, “There were dog whistles sent out to people.. . .Look at your rallies. He delivered it.” Conway responded, “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow.” She added, “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that?...
  • Trump and Clinton campaign managers clashed angrily, compared war stories at Harvard conference

    12/01/2016 7:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | December 1, 2016 | John Yang and James Blue
    CAMBRIDGE, MA — Would a fourth presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton closer to Election Day have changed the outcome? Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri thinks so — and she regrets not asking for one. Palmieri said Clinton did best directly comparing herself with now President-elect Trump. “It was Hillary unfiltered and the clarity of the choice,” she said. If she had asked, the Trump campaign would have agreed — and it wouldn’t have changed anything, said Trump’s deputy campaign manager David Bossie. After a shaky first debate, he said, Mr. Trump only got better and needed less...
  • Harvard’s Hypocritical Protection of ‘Undocumented’ Students

    11/30/2016 8:02:37 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Harvard University has vowed that it will protect illegal aliens on campus, including who are enrolled as students, according to the Harvard Gazette. The effort is in anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to enforce immigration laws. Earlier this month, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust wrote a letter to the Harvard community, sharing her concern at the likely effect of Trump’s policies on “students, scholars, and staff at Harvard, especially on students who are undocumented.” She said that the Harvard University Police Department would not cooperate with federal immigration officials without a warrant, and that the university would be making additional legal resources...
  • A look at Steve Bannon and his years at Harvard Business School

    11/27/2016 3:30:05 AM PST · by Fzob · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/26/2016 | Matt Viser
    From the very first day, Steve Bannon made an impression. In a Harvard Business School classroom of about 90 people in 1983, he took a seat in the “skydeck” — a spot at the top giving him a view of the entire class. The marketing professor pointed up at Bannon, calling on him — without warning — and asking that he present the case study they were supposed to have read before coming to class. The case was on Fieldcrest blankets, the acrylic bedding available at most department stores. “This,” Bannon began, “is a sleepy industry.” The tense classroom cracked...
  • Naked Fans Inspire Yale to First Victory over Harvard in a Decade (NSFW FUNNY VID AT LINK)

    11/19/2016 8:24:53 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Nov 2016 | Daniel J. Flynn
    BOSTON—In the city where H.L. Mencken got handcuffed for selling a magazine and a ship captain landed in jail for “lewd” behavior because he kissed his wife upon return from sea, Yale undergraduates evaded arrest and inspired their football team by publicly disrobing in a chilly Harvard Stadium.
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • Harvard Prof: “Riot in the Streets” to Block “Sociopath” Trump (Video)

    11/07/2016 6:40:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal constitutional law prof Sanford Levinson (currently teaching at Harvard), in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, stated that “some” describe Trump as a “sociopath,” and he opined that if Trump’s elected, it might be necessary to stage a military coup to take him out.
  • Harvard shuts down soccer team for secretly rating girls(OMG! Locker room talk!)

    11/04/2016 8:30:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Ed Straker
    Harvard University shut down its men's soccer team because men on the team secretly rated the attractiveness of girls on the girl's soccer team. Harvard announced on Thursday that it was canceling the rest of the season for its men’s soccer team after university officials uncovered what they described as a widespread practice of the team’s players rating the school’s female players in sexually explicit terms. Lawyers for the university began investigating the men’s team after the college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported last week that a player created a nine-page document in 2012 with numeric ratings, photos and lengthy...
  • Harvard cancels men’s soccer season due to sexually explicit ‘scouting reports’

    11/03/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jake Russell
    Harvard has canceled the remainder of its men’s soccer season due to what the university has described as continued production of sexually explicit “scouting reports” by players, which graded recruits of the women’s soccer team based on their appearance, according to the school’s newspaper, the Harvard Crimson.
  • On Harvard’s Campus, Supporters for Trump are Scarce but Resolute

    10/18/2016 9:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | October 19, 2016 | Derek G. Xiao
    Being a Republican at Harvard has historically been difficult, but supporting Donald J. Trump may give a whole new meaning to the phrase “the elephant in the room.” As the populist appeal of the Republican presidential nominee burned its way through the nation this past year, some students in the ivory tower at Harvard have felt the heat of his message, too. Just don’t expect them to walk around wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. Surrounded mostly by liberal-minded peers and abandoned politically by the Harvard Republican Club, which took the unprecedented step of publicly denouncing its own Party’s standard-bearer...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta arranged Harvard student "protests" with Larry Tribe and millionaire Tom Steyer

    10/18/2016 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 18, 2016 | John Podesta
    From:tsteyer@fahrllc.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-03-21 00:51 Subject: Re: Larry Tribe Will try. On it. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 6:19 PM, John Podesta > wrote: Can you get your pall McKibben to organize Harvard student protests against him. I'm all for academic freedom when it's not bought and paid for by Peabody Coal.
  • Howard University cheerleaders kneel during National Anthem

    09/22/2016 4:41:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | September 21, 2016 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    For over a month, athletes across the U.S. have been sitting and kneeling during "The Star Spangled Banner" in a nod to footballer Colin Kaepernick's well-documented protest against police brutality. Now, cheerleaders are joining in on the action. The Howard University Cheerleaders knelt while the National Anthem blasted from speakers during the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Saturday afternoon, CNN reported. Howard is one of the country's few historically black universities, with notable alums such as New York City's first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, and Congressman Elijah Cummings.
  • Male Doctors, Female Nurses: Subconscious Stereotypes Hard to Budge

    09/15/2016 11:04:32 AM PDT · by garyb · 38 replies
    Live Science ^ | 6/20/2016 | Stephanie Pappas
    When people are given two names, Jonathan and Elizabeth, and asked who is a doctor and who is a nurse, the respondents typically say that each is equally likely to be in either profession. But experiments based on how quickly people link the names with the jobs reveal that people's brains run on stereotype: The individuals are much more likely to associate Jonathan, a man, with doctoring, and Elizabeth, a woman, with nursing. This kind of implicit association, or subconscious pairing based on stereotype, is well-known in psychology. But now, researchers find that even after people are directly told that...
  • Hillary Clinton opens up about sexism in new Humans of New York post

    09/09/2016 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Reuters and Guardian Photos; The Guardian ^ | September 8, 2016 | Lauren Gambino
    In the post, Clinton recalled sitting down to take a law school admissions test at Harvard. She realized looking around that room that she was one of just a handful of women taking the exam. As she waited for the exam to be administered, a group of men began to taunt the women, shouting insults like: “You don’t need to be here” and “There’s plenty else you can do.” “One of them even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die,’” Clinton said. Clinton’s appearance on Humans of New York comes...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Tells Yet Another Self-Aggrandizing Feminist Lie

    09/09/2016 12:46:12 AM PDT · by detective · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Hillary told another whopper today, one of her typical I am a heroic woman who has stood up to bullies my whole life lies. Speaking to a blog called “Humans of New York” on Thursday, Hillary shared a “rare personal message” – as Politico put it. She claimed that when she took the LSAT during her senior year of college, men taking the test shouted at her, saying her admission to law school could cost them their draft deferments, forcing them to go to Vietnam, where they would die. The moral of the story was that she had to “learn...
  • The American Right to Revolt Against Tyranny: Part B—Colonial Pulpits

    08/11/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 11, 2013 | Kelly OConnell
    Does it seem plausible that the true spark of the American Revolution was the religion of peace—Christianity? In fact, how could it be any other way in a country expressly founded to establish Christian religious liberty? Colonial America was one of the most intensely evangelized and churched societies in history. For example, according to Harry Stout in The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England, the typical colonists probably listened to 7,000 hours of sermons in their lifetime. For many colonists, their instruction in religion, science, history, politics and most other subjects were delivered only by...
  • Do colleges + universities=economic growth?

    08/23/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have been arguing for decades that colleges and universities are engines of economic growth. Now they seem to have scientific proof, or do they? "We estimate fixed effects models at the sub-national level between 1950 and 2010 and find that increases in the number of universities are positively associated with future growth of GDP per capita (and this relationship is robust to controlling for a host of observables, as well as unobserved regional trends)," Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, of the London School of Economics, write in a working paper that they published this month at the National...
  • In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Well-Known Lib Prof Broke Ethics Rules in Apparent Shot at Trump

    08/19/2016 11:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris White
    A series of tweets by well-known Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe caused a bit of firestorm online amongst legal ethics experts. It started on Tuesday when Prof. Tribe sent out this Tweet: (TWEET-AT-LINK) What followed was a rather lengthy back and forth on Twitter, with some encouraging Tribe to reveal the notes and others accusing him of breaking various legal ethical rules governing the attorney client relationship. Attorney Michael Krauss penned a strong rebuke of Tribe’s conduct in article in Forbes, calling it “extremely disappointing.” Krauss concluded that not only would the notes be confidential, but the mere fact that...
  • 1950s dance theme shot down by Harvard student committee because it’s racist

    07/14/2016 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Hube · 66 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/14/2016 | Greg Piper
    The 1950s mean one thing and one thing only for a subset of Harvard students: RACISM. Exclusive emails obtained by the Young America’s Foundation show “the outcry of a few students” after the residents of Adams House voted to host a dance with a “1950s theme.” The committee ended up ditching the will of the voters and changing the theme to “sock hop,” either unaware that sock hops became popular in the 1950s or counting on the ignorance of their residents. (It ended up being well-attended and reasonably diverse, so probably ignorance.) The initial response to the 1950s theme was...
  • Harvard Study: Whites are more likely to be shot and killed by a cop than blacks

    07/13/2016 11:35:25 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 34 replies
    The Tribunist ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tribunist Staff
    f you ever need an argument settled, once and for all, just ask a Harvard professor to conduct a study. They do it right. And, to their credit, they report on the results–even when those results don’t support their own agendas. Check out the bomb they’ve just dropped on Black Lives Matter and all of the armchair pundits.
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Farming Invented Twice In Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals

    06/22/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent. Two Middle Eastern populations independently developed farming and then spread the technology to Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the genomes of 44 people who lived thousands of years ago in present-day Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Iran. ...the research supports archaeological evidence about the multiple origins of farming, and represents the first detailed look at the ancestry of the individuals behind one of the most important periods in human history — the Neolithic revolution. Some 11,000 years ago, humans living in the...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • 'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says

    06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:16 PM EDT
    A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it’s likely a forgery. In 2012, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King presented the fragment, which includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.” Since then, other scholars have raised doubts about the fragment’s authenticity. …
  • GlobalWarming Skeptic Receives Subpoena From Mass. AG & Sends Back Unsparing Three-Word Response

    06/16/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dave Urbanski
    So you’re a global warming skeptic, author, philosopher and think tank creator who champions the use of fossil fuels. Then you get subpoenaed by the Massachusetts attorney general over your think-tank’s supposed ties to ExxonMobil — the claim being that the oil giant allegedly attempted to cover up global warming science. And how did Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” respond to Maura Healey’s subpoena on Wednesday? " F---- Off, Fascist"
  • Elizabeth Warren to Call Donald Trump A "Loud, Nasty, Thin-Skinned Fraud" in Upcoming Speech

    06/09/2016 2:36:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is preparing to launch her latest attack on Donald Trump over his comments about the judge overseeing the fraud case against Trump University, calling the presumptive GOP presidential nominee a "loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud," according to advance excerpts obtained by ABC News of a speech she will deliver at the American Constitution Society’s National Convention in Washington, D.C., Thursday night. "Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself," Warren is set to say at the event, where she will share the stage with Vice President...
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Bloomberg.com via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment.  Feldman gets much wrong.  For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008.  From bloomberg.com: The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • Matt Damon slams Donald Trump at MIT commencement

    06/03/2016 8:32:31 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chloe Melas
    Matt Damon returned to MIT, but this time he wasn't mopping the floors. The 45-year-old actor delivered his first-ever commencement address for MIT's class of 2016 Friday, and wasted no time in slamming GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. To do that Damon got pretty trippy, citing what he says is a real scientific theory that we all might just be living in a simulated reality created by more intelligent forms of life in the universe. His question: "How come we have to be in the reality that Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president -- can we transfer to a...
  • JFK's love letter to mistress one month before death will be auctioned

    06/02/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 119 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | CONOR ROCHE
    BOSTON —President John F. Kennedy’s love letter to an alleged secret mistress will be put up for auction by RR Auction. The four-page love letter was written to Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Kennedy family friend and wife of CIA agent Cord Meyer, in October 1963, a month before the president’s assassination.
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I don’t think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...