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  • An Amazing (And Gratifying) Discovery

    08/10/2017 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 11 replies
    Harvard Magazine | January 2017 | Various
    My discovery
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • $78,000 of Debt for a Harvard Theater Degree

    08/08/2017 9:50:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 97 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2017 | SOPHIE HAIGNEY
    Twelve years after finishing Harvard’s graduate theater program, Katierose Donohue still pays almost as much in student loans each month — about $650 — as for her share of the rent in Los Angeles. She recently stopped hosting her monthly sketch comedy show, “Ma’am,” because she didn’t always break even on her $200 budget. She’s now working side jobs as a dog walker and a social media copywriter, after past gigs serving at Starbucks and handing out free cigarettes for Camel. She’s never missed a loan payment, but there’s no end in sight: She borrowed nearly $75,000 to attend the...
  • This is How Social Justice Warrior Faculty Do Things at Harvard

    07/22/2017 11:52:19 AM PDT · by PPSman · 6 replies
    Target Liberty ^ | July 22, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    A faculty committee at Harvard charged with re-evaluating the University's year-old social group penalties has resulted in a bizarre outcome calling for barring student membership in “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations." An in-depth report by Harvard's school newspaper, The Crimson, reports that a May 12 vote by the committee on options to deal with social groups resulted in the "ban all social clubs", the most severe option among 10 options, actually came in third in voting by the committee with only 7 out of 27 votes.
  • How to Squeeze China

    07/11/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | William McGurn | July 10, 2017
    How to Squeeze China Force ruling elites to choose between North Korea and American colleges for their kids. By William McGurn July 10, 2017 6:50 p.m. ET If the first Duke of Wellington were alive today, he might advise that the battle for North Korea will be won or lost on Harvard Yard. Add Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Chicago and other top-tier private American universities so popular with China’s “red nobility” i.e., the children and grandchildren of Communist Chinese elites. For if the Trump administration hopes to enlist an unwilling Beijing to check North Korea’s nuclear...
  • I’m a Female Minority at Harvard, and I Don’t Agree with PC Culture

    06/14/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | June 13, 2016 | NATALIE BAO TRAM LE
    I share the same LGBT demographic with the protesters that stood and held up “Fight Transphobia” signs, but they do not speak for me—especially as they infringe upon free speech and expression. Being part of a protected class does not give us the privilege or right to shut down speech just because we do not like what we hear. As a demographic whose cause is founded on tolerance and acceptance, we are hypocritical for supporting PC culture. What the protesters are actually doing is selfish. They are pushing their own agenda in hopes of preventing people, including a female minority...
  • Self-Segregation and the Evangelists of Victimhood

    06/08/2017 3:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 8, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    I love museums. Historical perspectives enrich our current perspectives…sometimes even change them. Recently, I went to a museum that, literally, touched my soul—Motown Records. I had a little time to explore as I was in Detroit to keynote an event for my nonprofit Radiance Foundation. How could I possibly pass up the opportunity to see where Motown—and so much of the music I love—was birthed back in 1959?The Motown Museum was a potent reminder that giving up was never an option, for founder Berry Gordy or any of his artists—many of whom would become an inseparable part of Americana. Motown...
  • Facebook memes mocking child deaths, Holocaust, cost 10 their spots at Harvard

    06/05/2017 10:30:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The students in the spin-off group exchanged memes and images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust and the deaths of children, sometimes directing jokes at specific ethnic or racial groups, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by the Crimson. One message called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “pińata time.” Other messages quipped that abusing children was sexually arousing. Then, university officials caught on. And in mid-April, after administrators discovered the offensive, racially-charged meme exchanges, at least 10 incoming students who participated in the chat received letters informing them that their offers of admission had been revoked. ... The...
  • Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

    06/02/2017 6:41:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    New York TImes ^ | 6/2/2017 | Anemona Hartcollis
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, told this year’s graduating class that it was living in an unstable time, when the defining struggle was “against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism.” Two days earlier, another end-of-year ceremony had taken place, just a short walk away on a field outside the law school library. It was Harvard’s first commencement for black graduate students, and many of the speakers talked about a different, more personal kind of struggle, the struggle...
  • Ted Cruz roasts Harvard history prof’s embarrassing revisionism

    06/02/2017 4:03:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, the reaction from liberals has been nothing short of unhinged. It was a liberal Harvard professor, though, who took the prize for single dumbest tweet. And the reaction from Harvard alum Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has us cheering. Joyce E. Chaplin, the chair of American Studies and history professor at Harvard University, tweeted that the U.S. was created by the international community through the 1783 Treaty of Paris. "The USA, created by int'l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int'l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today "...
  • “I Didn’t Graduate But I Did Give the Commencement Address!”

    05/30/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-30-17 | MOTUS
    Who better than a 33 year old multi-billionaire college dropout - who stole his multi-billion dollar anti-social network ideafrom various Harvard classmate - to tell us how to “modernize democracy?” All you need do is create a universal basic income (spun out of the gold threads in the air). And isn’t that just the kind of magical thinking we need? The utopian kind, that defies human nature and ignores history. Mark Zuckerface, Harvard Dufus LaureateFeel free to read the entire address, unremarkable in any way other than its naiveté and mediocrity.  Which leaves me wondering this about Mark Zuckerberg: if...
  • The Creep of Neo-Marxist/Postmodernism Gets Called Out At Harvard

    05/27/2017 10:28:39 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 16 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: Full conversation:
  • Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

    05/25/2017 8:24:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2017 8:39 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David Razu Aznar, a former city leader who led the effort to legalize gay marriage in Mexico City, and Agnes Igoye, who grew up in conflict zones in Uganda and now trains law enforcement officers. “And this is my story too,” Zuckerberg added....
  • Harvard study: Media Biased against Trump

    05/24/2017 7:11:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Liberals might yawn at the prospect of yet another study showing overwhelming media bias against a Republican president but this report does not come from a right-wing think tank. Instead, it comes from one of their favorite think tanks. Harvard University's Shorestein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released a report last week that indicated there is anti-Trump liberal media bias. They analyzed the news media coverage in the U.S. and in Europe, and found that the U.S. liberal media did not publish positive coverage of President Trump by a large margin. How large? Eighty percent of news coverage...
  • Harvard’s Class Gap:Can the academy understand Donald Trump’s “forgotten” Americans?

    05/23/2017 5:25:35 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 16 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | May-June 2017 | Richard D Kahlenberg
    THE GAP BETWEEN coastal elites and America’s white working class has been growing for decades, but in the wee hours of November 9, America’s intellectuals discovered that they had been drowned in a tidal wave of anger and frustration. Harvard students may have supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 80 percent to 6 percent, and 91 percent of Harvard faculty members’ campaign contributions may have gone to Clinton—but none of that mattered as non-college-educated whites delivered a convincing electoral college victory to a man whom many elites abhorred. If selective colleges are the place where smart high-school kids begin...
  • Harvard will hold black-only graduation ceremony

    05/09/2017 1:02:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | May 9, 2017 | Stephanie Toone
    Black graduate students at Harvard University will soon be a part of a first-of-its-kind ceremony. On May 23, the prestigious university will hold an individual ceremony for black graduate students, according to a report by The Root. The ceremony, which took a year to plan, celebrates “fellowship,” not “segregation,” Michael Huggins, a graduate student who will receive a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School this month, told The Root. “This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Huggins told the online publication. “It’s an event where we can see each other and...
  • Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement ceremon

    05/08/2017 5:31:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvard’s traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students. Student organizers said the event, called Black Commencement 2017, is the first universitywide ceremony for black students at Harvard, and is designed to celebrate their unique struggles and achievements at an elite institution that has been grappling with its historic ties to slavery. ADVERTISEMENT More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the ceremony, which will...
  • Please Don’t Hurt My Mom and Dad

    05/04/2017 6:26:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-4-17 | MOTUS
    We don’t call them snowflakes for naught. The age of majority in 48 states is 18 and 19 in the other two. Yet one of our nation’s most vaunted universities finds these adults unable to deal with the stress of…library fines. So they’ve done away with them. From The Harvard Crimson: We have witnessed first hand the stress that overdue fines can cause for students. Eliminating standard overdue fines and standardizing loan periods across Harvard’s libraries should help students focus on their scholarship, rather than worrying about renewing library books every 28 days in order to avoid fines. Old enough...
  • Harvard University LGBT Fact Sheet Claims Gender Can 'Change Day to Day'

    04/25/2017 9:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2017 | Samuel Smith
    A new Harvard University factsheet on gender dysphoria is urging students to "fight transphobia" by learning what the university claims are facts associated with the fluidity of gender. According to Campus Reform, the Ivy League school's Office of BLGTQ Student Life recently distributed a "fact sheet" to students on campus titled "Get the facts about gender diversity. Fight transphobia." The document begins by asserting that "sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same." "Sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life are...
  • Harvard tells students gender identity can change ‘day to day’: Report

    04/21/2017 3:04:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    A Harvard University office devoted to LGBT issues reportedly has issued a flier telling students that gender identity can change as frequently as “day to day.” The flier from the Ivy League schools BGLTQ Student Life office, headlined “Get the facts about gender diversity,” informs readers that “Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” Campus Reform reported Thursday. The flyer adds that “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.” The document also seems to categorize speech that challenges or disagrees with transgenderism as “violence.”...