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  • Whether by Money or Merit, We Will Not Be 'Ruled'

    03/21/2019 7:00:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Noah Millman wrote a marvelously honest piece for "The Week" last week about the pay-to-play college admissions scandal. He acknowledges what many have known for a long time: First, that admission to the most elite schools is not purely based upon merit. Second, that education as good as -- and often better than -- that at the Ivies and other top-tier institutions can be obtained elsewhere. What parents are really after, Millman says, is status. This has become more important than the education itself, or even connections, which the children of these grasping, bribing parents frankly already have. Millman makes...
  • Lawsuit: Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

    03/20/2019 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2019 | Colin Binkley
    Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge her ancestry and pay an unspecified sum in damages. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain said the university “has not yet been served, and with that is in no...
  • Jack Cashill: Malia, Michelle, Barack and the College Admissions Scandal

    03/18/2019 7:01:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Jack Cashill
    People have been scamming their ways into prestige universities for decades, maybe centuries, but in the past they have had the good sense not to put the cash on the table. It seems that in this scandal a few of the bribers and their brokers may well pay for their indiscretion with prison sentences as well. The media pretend to be shocked. In an editorial on the scandal, the New York Times singled out Harvard University for its “special admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.” This is the same New York Times, however, that published an entirely uncritical...
  • 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...
  • Grove City College Beats Harvard University in History Challenge January 30, 2019

    03/11/2019 2:32:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    With a correct answer just seconds before the final bell, Grove City College defeated Harvard University to capture the championship in the second annual American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl over the weekend at The King’s College in New York City. Grove City College’s team of Noah Gould, Carolyn Hartwick and Elena Peters racked up 537 points to the Harvard squad’s 526, securing the lead and ultimate victory by correctly identifying 16th-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The matchup Saturday was the result of preliminary action in the American Heritage Education Foundation-sponsored event. The foundation invited four northeastern colleges to...
  • Harvard Runner Loses Shoe, Gains Gruesome Injury on Way to Winning Championship 3K

    03/01/2019 8:03:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 28, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    The track may feel smooth under your feet when you’re wearing spikes or trainers, but with bare feet, you truly feel the roughness of the terrain. That was a hard lesson learned over the weekend at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when Harvard junior Kieran Tuntivate lost his shoe between the 400 and 500 meter mark of the race. His shoe began slipping off after a competitor stepped on its back heel, creating an unnatural and uncomfortable motion about 300 meters into the race. Soon, Tuntivate had enough, and forced the shoe off his foot, leaving...
  • Demand for Long-Acting Birth Control Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns

    02/04/2019 3:48:10 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2019 | Christina Caron
    In the days after President Trump was elected, some women saw his victory as reason to worry: Would he fulfill his campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act? And if so, would it eventually become harder and costlier to obtain birth control? News organizations sounded the alarm: “Get an IUD Before It’s Too Late,” a Daily Beast headline warned. “Here’s Why Everyone Is Saying to Get an IUD Today,” said a New York Magazine piece. In November 2016, Sarah Christopherson, the policy advocacy director at the National Women’s Health Network, told Broadly, a branch of Vice Media, that women...
  • New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

    01/18/2019 7:21:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world. The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing population. At the same time, the diet addresses the major role of farming – especially livestock – in driving climate change, the destruction of wildlife and the pollution of rivers and oceans. Globally, the diet requires red meat...
  • Transgender activists gearing up to rewrite Harvard Medical School’s curriculum

    01/15/2019 9:47:13 AM PST · by Salman · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 15, 2019 | Sarah George
    Harvard Medical School recently unveiled a project called the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative styled as “a three-year plan to amend the core MD curriculum” to reflect recent beliefs about transgenderism and gender ideology. The program is meant to teach medical students how to “provide high-quality, holistic health care for sexual and gender minority patients of all ages.” The new program seeks a broad overhaul of the medical school’s curriculum in order to eliminate “assumptions or errors about sex and gender, such as conflating sexual orientation with gender identity, presuming gender is immutable or treating heterosexuality as a...
  • David Hogg responds to Trump address: 'No one is illegal on stolen land'

    01/09/2019 10:45:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 160 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | By Victor Morton
    Incoming Harvard student David Hogg apparently believes the United States is not a legitimate nation with rights to its territory. The gun-control advocate responded to President Trump’s speech on illegal immigration and the crisis at the border by implying that the United States is “stolen land.”
  • Anniversary of a Fake News Classic by The New York Times

    01/05/2019 8:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!” read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959. The fake news headline dealt with the (utterly bogus) “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and totally bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues the breathless The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men!”A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which actually numbered...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • David Hogg Goes to College

    01/03/2019 2:23:23 PM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2019 | Aaron Brown
    David Hogg, supposed victim of the Parkland shooting and anti-gun activist, got the letter 42,749 applicants hope to receive from Harvard: an acceptance letter. In 2018, Harvard accepted only 4.59 percent of applicants, roughly 1,900 persons. Once Hogg’s tweet that announced the good news went viral, eyebrows across the United States were raised in befuddlement. Hogg’s highest SAT score is 1270, and the average SAT score for admissions into Harvard is roughly 1480. Americans who ascribe to the ideology of meritocracy rightfully struggle with the idea that Hogg is able to meet Harvard requirements with a score approximately 200 points...
  • Benny Johnson lays out ‘every time Elizabeth Warren has lied’ about her heritage in EPIC thread

    10/15/2018 8:16:44 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    https://twitchy.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Posted by Brett T.
    We really, truly think that Sen. Elizabeth Warren actually thinks that a DNA test revealing she might be 1/1024th Native American is proof of her claim to Native American heritage — even though the Cherokee Nation itself is disputing that delusion and taking it as the insult it is. And we’ve already seen that a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described Elizabeth Warren as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.” Wonder where they got that idea? Is that what she told them, or did she wear native garb and bring in a dish from the “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook...
  • Teen to receive high school, Harvard diplomas in same month

    12/29/2018 1:15:31 PM PST · by DFG · 62 replies
    Fox 32 (Chicago) ^ | 12/28/2018
    A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma - and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree. Ulysses High School senior Braxton Moral will attend both commencement ceremonies in May, becoming the only student to successfully pursue a four-year high school degree and a bachelor's degree from Harvard at the same time, The Hutchinson News reported .
  • A Drunk and a Bigot (Obama's father was a muslim polygamist)

    01/30/2007 10:50:15 AM PST · by lqclamar · 48 replies · 5,282+ views
    EXCERPT: Yet an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has revealed that, for all Mr Obama's reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth. We have discovered that his father was not just a deeply flawed individual but an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption but his own weaknesses. And, devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr Obama's own relatives and family friends. ... Grandfather Obama sent his son to a missionary school but after completing his education, the youth could find little work except...
  • David Hogg Plans to Major in Political Science At Harvard; Harvard Doesn’t Offer (T)

    12/26/2018 9:44:23 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 12/23/2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    Many questioned anti-Second Amendment activist David Hogg’s acceptance to Harvard, which he announced via Twitter on Saturday, considering that he openly complained about his high school grades and the fact that he achieved only a 1270 on his SAT test. “David Hogg is heading to Harvard despite an SAT score of 1270. The bottom 25% at Harvard have an average SAT score of 1460,” College Fix noted. But still, the left wing media swooned after Hogg announced that he was headed to the Ivy League school in Cambridge, Mass. “Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard...
  • 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!
  • Harvard Biz Review Complains that Only White Males Interested in Risking Their Lives as Firefighters

    12/18/2018 7:33:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12/18/2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    In Tuesday’s episode of “social justice gone awry,” Harvard Business Review complained about the lack of diversity in the firefighting business. “U.S. firefighters are overwhelmingly white and male. Here’s why that needs to change,” the publication said in a Tweet linking a to story. Harvard Business Review is complaining that only white men are interested in risking life and limb in service to their community. Of course, they did not frame their story that way because, as we know, white men are the devil in this culture war. “Many fire departments recognize that their lack of diversity as a problem...
  • Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

    12/14/2018 2:07:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Elana Schor and Juana Summers
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore, marking her third trip this year to a historically black college or university. It follows her widely panned October release of a DNA test meant to bolster her claim to Native American heritage. Her speech Friday offered an opportunity to regain her footing. “I’m not a person of color,” Warren said. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like...