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  • Pregnant at Harvard?

    04/29/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | April 27, 2015 | Anonymous
    ... I took two pregnancy tests, just to be certain. I spent the night by myself, crying. The very next day, I skipped class and went to an abortion clinic, where I officially learned that I was almost four months pregnant. My ex-boyfriend had apparently broken up with a girl who was a month and a half pregnant with his child. All I desperately wanted was to have my boyfriend back. I wanted him to hold me and let me cry into his chest, for him to tell me that everything was okay even though it wasn’t. But by the...
  • It’s a Small Minority After All

    04/24/2015 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Liberals have long wanted you to believe there’s a consensus in America for redefining marriage, but now they are going global! Last month, Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, along with a team of foreign law experts, submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to join the “emerging global consensus” for same-sex marriage — essentially arguing that since most countries in the world are jumping off this moral cliff, why shouldn’t we? If that philosophy — which most of our mothers warned us against as children — wasn’t weak enough, they also need to dust off their World Book...
  • Harvard Student’s Op-Ed: Our School’s ‘Safe Space’ Isn’t Safe Enough

    04/08/2015 12:06:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | April 2, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Sorry, but a totally “safe space” is actually impossible. A student at Harvard University published an op-ed on Wednesday complaining that her school’s “safe spaces” are just not safe enough. According to Madison E. Johnson, her time spent in the “safe space” was really great at first — there were “massage circles,” “deep conversations,” and “times explicitly delineated for processing and journaling.” But then it all changed.
  • News Report: Harvard Graduate Students Start Effort To Unionize

    04/06/2015 7:42:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | No Attribution
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A group of Harvard University graduate students are looking to unionize, according to one report. The Harvard Crimson reports that some graduate students are in the early stages of forming a union, and advocates say it’ll put students in a better position to negotiate with the university. Organizers of the budding movement told The Crimson that they’d be focused on health care, housing problems and issues important to teaching fellows.
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • HuffPo Editor: Cruz Harvard Professors Were ‘In Awe Of His Intellect’ [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 12:03:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2015 | Alex Griswold, media reporter
    In what was no doubt a rare moment for all involved, Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman noted on MSNBC’s “Hardball w/ Chris Matthews” that Harvard Law School professors were “in awe” of Texas Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s intellect. “At Harvard Law School, he was — the professors were in awe of his intellect,” Fineman noted. “Even if they disagreed with him, which they did vehemently, these people knew that — this guy was trained under the Federalist Society second-generation Republican wave. In other words, not the Reagan years, but these years.” The rare complement from the...
  • Obama campaign team working to defeat Netanyahu in Israeli election (On the ground IN Israel!)

    01/27/2015 10:16:39 AM PST · by xzins · 178 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jan 15
    During Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, he told America he had no more campaigns to run. But it seems that statement flies in the face of reports that an organization known as “One Voice” has brought in what has been called a "five-man Obama team" to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Included in that five-man team is Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign, Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director of the Independent Media Review and Analysis, said Monday, citing a report at Haaretz. That group, Dr. Lerner added, will run the anti-Netanyahu effort out...
  • BUSTED: Obama Advisor Working To Defeat Nethanyahu Worked For Israel Hater

    01/28/2015 1:47:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Got News ^ | 1-28-2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Off to try to defeat Nethanyahu, Obama advisor Jeremy C. Bird once worked for an anti-Israel activist condemned by the Anti-Defamation League. Bird, then a student at Harvard’s Divinity School, worked for Edmund Hanauer, one of America’s most prominent anti-Israel activists, in 2002. Bird worked for Hanaeuer while Hanaeuer wrote a virulently anti-Israel op-ed that accused Israel of “state terrorism” and “war crimes,” and called for the arrest and prosecution of Israeli soldiers. Bird and Hanaeur also attacked Israel in speeches. Hanauer showed an anti-Israel film to a Harvard audience and gave a speech at Harvard in 2002. Bird also...
  • RFK, Jr. Uses the F-Word

    07/27/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 51 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/27/04 | Byron York
    Boston, Mass — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late senator and nephew of the late president, told an audience in Cambridge, Mass. Monday that President Bush has brought fascism to America. Kennedy appeared at a forum, "Books, Politics, and the Culture War," sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club. A longtime environmentalist, he delivered an extended criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies before alleging that the president has, in effect, created a fascist system of government in America. "I was taught that Communism leads to dictatorship and that capitalism leads to democracy," Kennedy...
  • Harvard study: global warming may end threat of mummies

    03/12/2015 9:07:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Pedro Gonzales
    For generations, books, films, and TV have warned us of the danger of mummies. In their crypts they are relatively harmless, but when they rise from the dead and start strangling people, as they did in the Cotswolds of south central England in “Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars,” they become a much greater threat. But this problem may shortly be solved, thanks to global warming. The world’s oldest mummies are at risk of disappearing because of man-made climate change, according to a group of Harvard University scientists. Bodies mummified about 7,000 years ago in Chile are starting to...
  • High School Student’s Faux Harvard Rejection Letter Goes Viral

    03/06/2015 4:47:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | MARCH 05, 2015 | Steve Annear
    Molly McGaan didn’t reference her proficiency in “dank memes” or her wealth of “$wagg moneyyyy” when she applied to Harvard. But as admissions season ramped up — along with the high school senior’s anxiety level — she tried to imagine what would have happened if she had. McGaan, who attends the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, created a faux Harvard University rejection letter that was widely circulated online this week, full of references to hip-hop mix tapes and Internet memes. The 18-year-old, who really applied to Harvard, thought the joke was obvious enough. The letter, which has the name...
  • Man spotted at Harvard University seeking aid for ISIS-connected charity

    03/06/2015 2:28:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/06/2015 | By Rebecca Fiore
    Harvard officials say they have notified members of the university community that an unidentified man came to the Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday who said he was soliciting donations for a charity connected to the Islamic State militant group. “At this time there does not appear to be a threat to the community, but we felt that it was important to notify members of our community. We have also notified the Harvard University Police Department,” the university said Friday in an e-mailed statement. “He has not been seen on the campus since that time,” the
  • Sorry Obama, Harvard study says poor Muslims are LESS likely to be terrorists!!

    02/22/2015 5:52:22 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | soopermexican
    Even Chris Matthews acknowledged that the liberal explanation for terrorism as poverty is a complete fantasy. No tingles here! In addition to ignoring the true identity of the enemy, Obama is using his ideology to tell him what their motivations are instead of common sense and evidence. Isn’t this guy supposed to be the smartest guy ever?
  • College Student Banned from Campus for "Looking like Rapist"

    02/19/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/19/15 | Aurelius
    A college student in Oregon has been banned from anywhere on campus that a fellow student is, not because he has done anything wrong, but because he “resembles” the person who raped that student. That means if the student lives in a dorm and the student who was raped is there, he cannot sleep in his own dorm. If she has a class in a room near him, he is not allowed to go to class. Again, this is not because he did anything, but literally because he “looked like the person who had raped her.” The campus, which is...
  • Nostalgia is overrated

    02/13/2015 8:12:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Nostalgia is overrated, a Harvard psychologist says. “The bad-dominates-good phenomenon is multiplied by a second source of bias, sometimes called the illusion of the good old days,” Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker said at a forum sponsored by the Cato Institute last November. “People always pine for a golden age.” “They’re nostalgic about an era in which life was simpler and more predictable.” And Dr. Pinker has some cold water to throw at them, metaphorically speaking, of course. “When I told people that I was writing a book on why writing is so bad and how we might improve it,...
  • Harvard tells professors: No more sex with undergrads

    02/06/2015 8:01:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri February 6, 2015 | Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-panky between students and faculty at the elite university has officially been banned. Specifically, the school adopted a new policy this week that prohibits romantic relationships between undergraduates and professors. The previous policy only did so between professors and the students they taught.
  • 25 years ago today, the New York Times ran its first profile of Barack Obama

    02/06/2015 1:57:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Vox ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    Twenty-five years ago today, the New York Times ran its first profile of Barack Obama. On February 6, 1990, it announced (in a headline that's now pretty dated), "First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review," and explained that the 28-year-old's new role was considered the "highest student position" at the school.
  • Harvard bans professors from having sex with undergraduates

    02/06/2015 6:38:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 7:01 PM EST
    Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didn’t reflect its expectations on appropriate relationships between faculty members and students. Harvard said in a statement released Thursday the change came as part of a formal review of its policy on Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures determined the university’s language on “relationships of unequal status” was not strong enough. …
  • Harvard Law Fights Awful Ed Department Rules

    02/02/2015 1:22:04 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 2, 2015 | George Leef
    One of the salient features of the Obama administration has been its willingness to toss aside the rule of law whenever getting a result that its zealous officials and supporting interest groups want collides with fundamental fairness. Over the last couple of years, that impulse has manifested itself in the brazen demands by the Department of Education that colleges and universities abide by its regulations concerning sexual harassment and assault. The notion that America’s campuses are gripped by an epidemic of sexual assault and tolerate a “rape culture” has never had any basis in fact. It is, however, a meme...
  • Eric Cantor lands at Harvard

    01/29/2015 9:28:23 AM PST · by Maceman · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, unceremoniously dumped in his 2014 GOP primary by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, has won a gig at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Cantor will join two others who fell short of election in 2014, former Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost her bid for governor, as Institute fellows.
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • Harvard Faculty Outraged by Obamacare [satire]

    01/11/2015 9:45:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Irate that deductibles on their post-Obamacare health insurance have soared to $250 per year, the Harvard faculty has vented its spleen at the Administration. Previously, faculty health insurance plans had no deductibles. Dr. Albie Derned, Associate Professor Philosophy, characterized the increase as “intolerable” and “a stab in the back. We have been 100% behind the President in his efforts to transform this country’s health care system. For us to be swept into plans we don’t like is poor payback for our loyalty.” The fact that deductibles for ordinary people under the Obamacare rules are typically twenty times as high did...
  • Does Harvard Hate Obamacare?

    01/07/2015 6:09:30 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    Harvard not only educated the president but has steadfastly supported not only him and even his more controversial policies, until now. “For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost,” Robert Pear reported in The New York Times on January 5, 2015. “But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.” “Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that...
  • Epistemic Closure 2.0

    01/07/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rarely has one group so utterly failed to elicit sympathy in my radio audience as the Harvard faculty did Monday as I related the contents of Robert Pear's report on their distress at rising health care costs brought on by the arrival of Obamacare's tsunami on their shores. Imagine the surprise of President Obama's cheering section when the check arrived repaying their loyalty with skyrocketing deductibles and demanding immediate payment. The story has significance far beyond Harvard, of course, because it so nicely presents the true and no-longer-hidden costs of Obamacare, perfectly framed by the surprise of clueless elites at...
  • Welcome to ObamaCare 2015: Harvard faculty outraged over health care hikes (Schadenfreude Alert!)

    01/06/2015 3:20:26 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Turns out there’s no free lunch, even if you’re among those lucky few dining at the Harvard Faculty Club. The New York Times is feasting on the delicious uproar created by Harvard professors who are now outraged to be hit with higher health care costs as a result of ObamaCare. I hardly know where to start on this one. Perhaps with the fact that the article appears in the New York Times? I will let that one go for the moment. Here’s what’s clear: Health care costs at Harvard are going up. Immediately. And they are rising directly as a...
  • White House Struggles to Answer Questions About Harvard Faculty Outrage Over ObamaCare

    01/06/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/6/15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    During the press briefing at the White House this afternoon, Josh Earnest was questioned about President Obama’s former colleagues at Harvard who are now complaining about the ACA they once supported. Harvard released a statement that the law is raising health insurance costs and therefore the university would have to change the plans for their staff. Ed Henry asked Earnest if it was “hypocritical” for these professors to claim that Obamacare was good for the country until they, themselves, had to pay more because of it. Earnest, for his part, seemed stumped by the question. He stuttered and stumbled through...
  • Obamacare Architects At Harvard Furious After Learning They Are Not Exempt From Obamacare

    01/05/2015 7:38:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/5/14 | Tyler Durden
    The brain incubator at Harvard, the place which according to legend, and certainly the US News and World Report's annual paid college infomercial, is the repository for some of the smartest people in the world, is furious. The reason - Harvard's illustrious faculty has learned that they too will be subject to their own policy recommendations as relates to Obamacare, which they themselves helped conceive. As the left-leaning NYT reported earlier today, "for years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But...
  • Irony Dept.: Harvard Professors Grumble About ObamaCare Costs

    01/06/2015 4:17:50 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/5/2015 | John Merline
    This is almost as delicious as unions — who did everything in their power to get it enacted — calling for ObamaCare's repeal once they realized the harm it would do to their members. It seems that ivory tower professors at Harvard, where health experts helped craft the law, are now grumbling about the impact ObamaCare is having on their pocketbooks. Harvard administrators say ObamaCare pushed them to make cost-saving — for Harvard — changes to their health benefit plan. As its enrollment guide explains, Harvard "must respond to the national trend of rising health care costs, including some driven...
  • Harvard Faculty Revolts Over Obamacare Cost Increases

    01/05/2015 6:21:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Harvard faculty members are apoplectic over changes to their university-provided health-care plans related to Obamacare — after Harvard researchers spent years promoting the Affordable Care Act. The New York Times reports that faculty members voted unanimously in November to oppose a slight increase in out-of-pocket costs Harvard proposed for the plans. The university administration cited the need to confront the “added costs” caused by Obamacare provisions. Despite the protests, the university enacted the increase in January. That hasn’t stopped faculty from waxing apocalyptic about the change. “Deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university” is how classics...
  • Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

    01/05/2015 9:32:48 AM PST · by edwinland · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Robert Pear
    For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.
  • Harvard settles Title IX case with administration, agrees to revise sexual assault policies

    Harvard University and its law school reached a settlement Tuesday with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, pledging to revise its sexual harassment and sexual assault policies in order to address concerns that the university had failed to adequately provide a safe campus environment for students. The agreement represents the latest example of how the Obama administration's aggressive use of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender at schools that receive federal funding, is reverberating across the country's institutions of higher learning. The Education Department's Office of Civil Rights is investigating dozens of colleges and universities...
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Who Started New York’s Dead Cops Chant?

    12/23/2014 4:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    ".......An Instagram of that “No Cops No Prisons” banner displays a number of hashtags, including #turnuptheanger, a hashtag associated with TMOC. (The first mention of #turnuptheanger on Twitter, for example, directs to a Facebook page hosted by the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee NYC.) It’s not the only apparent link between the “dead cops” chant and TMOC. At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!” That slogan appears on TMOC’s Twitter account....... [SNIP] ......There are not many TMOC members willing to openly admit that they’re part...
  • Mock We Much

    12/22/2014 6:25:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-22-2014 | MOTUS
    The National Review thinks kids today are softer than cotton candy. They drew this conclusion based on the students’ and their institutions of higher learning reactions to the double non-indictment of two grand juries hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from their campuses. Requiring everything from grief therapists (University of California) to delayed final exams (Harvard, Occidental, Columbia), the kids just can’t seem to shake the trauma. And if that weren’t bad enough, now people are making fun of them as well. Another Harvard Law student, writing on behalf of all of those Ivy Leaguers troubled by the goings-on...
  • Harvard’s Conservative Cabal Takes Congress

    12/17/2014 12:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2014 | Patricia Murphy
    From Tom Cotton to Ted Cruz, many of the biggest new names in the GOP are graduates of Harvard -- the school the right loves to hate. Mocking the arrogance of “liberals from Harvard” is a foolproof applause line for any Republican looking to rev up a conservative audience. But when the 114th Congress gavels into session in January, GOP speechwriters are going to need some new material. That’s because many of fastest rising stars in the Republican Party, including Senators-elect Tom Cotton (Ark.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Dan Sullivan (Ak.) and Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik, all graduated from Harvard. Along with...
  • Naked College Students Vs. Black Lives Matter protesters

    12/13/2014 11:32:33 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    iOTW REPORT ^ | 12-13-2014 | Cardigan
    December 13, 2014 Naked College Students Vs. Black Lives Matter protesters by Cardigan Dean of College Rakesh Khurana speaks on behalf of protesters during Primal Scream early Thursday in Harvard Yard. Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde stands at his side.Dean of College Rakesh Khurana attempts to gain the attention of the participants of Primal Scream by climbing onto the shoulders of a Primal Scream runner Thursday in Harvard Yard. Other students organized a protest in response to recent police brutality that attempted to delay the start of the run. A group of about 30 students attempted to hold a...
  • So What Am I, Chopped Liver?

    12/14/2014 6:12:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-14-2014 | MOTUS
    If you are a woman, it’s a pretty seductive argument : “Research shows men really are more stupid than women.”However, when your entire research universe is drawn from a self-selecting pool of low IQ specimens -- it’s hard to give the conclusion too much weight: Study Abstract: Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. However, little is known about sex differences in idiotic risk taking behaviour. This paper reviews the data on winners of the Darwin Award over a 20 year period (1995-2014). Winners of the Darwin Award must eliminate themselves from the...
  • What Happens to Society When Robots Replace Workers?

    12/11/2014 6:57:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | December 10, 2014 | William H. DavidowMichael S. Malone
    The technologies of the past, by replacing human muscle, increased the value of human effort – and in the process drove rapid economic progress. Those of the future, by substituting for man’s senses and brain, will accelerate that process – but at the risk of creating millions of citizens who are simply unable to contribute economically, and with greater damage to an already declining middle class. Estimates of general rates of technological progress are always imprecise, but it is fair to say that, in the past, progress came more slowly. Henry Adams, the historian, measured technological progress by the power...
  • Harvard Business School professor threatens legal action against Chinese restaurant..

    12/10/2014 7:16:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/14 | Dylan Stableford
    ..that overcharged him $4 Last week, Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, ordered takeout from a local Chinese restaurant. Upon his return, Edelman discovered the restaurant, Sichuan Garden in Brookline, Mass., had overcharged him a total of $4 on his $53.35 order of shredded chicken with spicy garlic sauce, sautéed prawns with roasted chili and peanut, stir-fried chicken with spicy capsicum and braised fish filets and Napa cabbage with roasted chili. Now most people in this situation might call the restaurant to point out the error, get a refund or future credit for takeout, or just swallow...
  • Harvard Law Students Want Exam Delays Amid Brown, Garner Cases

    12/10/2014 6:49:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 12/10/14 | Philip Marcelo
    Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they’ve been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, and haven’t had time to study. Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say demonstrations and rallies over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have prevented many students from adequately preparing for exams. Cities across the country have seen large-scale demonstrations since grand juries in both cases recently decided...
  • Harvard Business School professor bullies Chinese restaurant

    12/10/2014 7:17:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a form of derangement to which professors at highly competitive elite institutions are vulnerable. Jonathan Gruber of MIT (Economics PhD, Harvard) is much in the public eye right now, but Ben Edelman of Harvard Business School (Economics PhD, Harvard, along with a Harvard Law School diploma and a masters in statistics) is beginning to join him in the ranks of infamously arrogant. Hillary Sargent of Boston Magazine gained access to an email exchange between Professor Edelman and a Chinese restaurant, which he believes overcharged him, based on the prices in their menu that was part of their...
  • The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple

    12/09/2014 10:12:39 PM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailybeast. ^ | 12.08.14 | James Kirchucick
    Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats. And now the media finally noticed. How swiftly things change. In just the past two months, one half of this pair managed to single-handedly destroy a storied journalistic institution, while the other suffered a crushing electoral defeat in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Last week, the 31-year-old Hughes forced the resignations of both the editor and literary editor of The New Republic, whose 100th anniversary he presided over last month at a star-studded gala in Washington, D.C. In protest of the magazine’s newly ensconced CEO’s plan to transform TNR into...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • HARVARD AND UNC SUED OVER THEIR ADMISSION POLICIES

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 11/17/2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year. The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday's filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against...
  • How much would you pay to get your kid in Harvard?

    11/13/2014 7:11:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/12/2014 | Barbara Booth
    Two months before 17-year-old Alexa of northern New Jersey—a national merit scholar, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and standout soccer player—planned to submit her application to Amherst, anxiety set in. Even though she met all the requirements to land her on the college's competitive playing field, she wanted an independent education counselor (IEC) to give the final nod on her application. It didn't matter that her parents, guidance counselor, coach and teachers invested more than 100 hours steering her through the college process. Her parents contacted a pricey New York City college-planning service and, after relating Alexa's long list of...
  • Satire: Congresswoman Proposes Barack Obama Sperm Bank

    11/08/2014 9:54:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) says she will introduce legislation that would establish a federally funded Barack Obama sperm bank in the upcoming "lame duck" session of Congress. She says she got the idea from a similar proposal to establish a Vladimir Putin sperm bank in Russia. "We can't afford to fall behind in what could turn out to be a critical competition to propagate the seed of the nation's best and brightest," Lee argued. "Granted, it would be decades before the offspring of President Obama's banked sperm could be expected to make a strategic difference, but if we fail...
  • Harvard to teach students how to have anal sex

    11/03/2014 1:27:16 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/3/14 | Dan Butcher
    One of the workshops being offered during Harvard University’s annual Sex Week observance is called “What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101.″ The object of this workshop, led by "sex experts" from a local adult store, is to teach students how to properly have anal sex. "Dispel myths about anal sex and give you insight into why people do it and how to do it well. “They will cover a wide variety of topics, including: anal anatomy and the potential for pleasure for all genders; how to talk about it with a partner; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal...
  • 28 Harvard law professors condemn Harvard’s new Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

    10/20/2014 9:43:43 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 15, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    A statement published in the Boston Globe today: As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures imposed by the central university administration and the Corporation on all parts of the university, including the law school. We strongly endorse the importance of protecting our students from sexual misconduct and providing an educational environment free from the sexual and other harassment that can diminish educational opportunity. But we believe that this particular sexual harassment policy adopted by Harvard will do more harm than good. As teachers responsible...
  • Harvard University Imposes Travel Restrictions on Ebola Countries

    10/20/2014 8:22:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Harvard University has imposed an effective travel ban on Ebola-striken countries, requiring students, faculty, and staff to obtain official permission from the university administration before traveling to affected parts of West Africa, and possibly staying off campus for 21 days after returning to the U.S. from those countries. The severe restrictions at Harvard, reported early Monday by the Harvard Crimson, "expand on those detailed in August that asked for Harvard students, faculty, and staff to avoid nonessential travel to the three countries." The new restrictions also exceed any guidelines imposed by the U.S. government. The new policy comes in the...
  • Is The Left Losing Its Mind Over Campus Sex

    10/16/2014 9:36:16 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Minding The Campus ^ | October 16, 2014 | KC Johnson
    This week has featured a potential tipping point in the debate about due process and campus sexual assault. The first event came in publication of an extraordinary column by Ezra Klein, defending California’s “affirmative consent” law. In one respect, it wasn’t surprising to see Klein defend the proposal; too many liberal commentators (not to mention, of course, the entire Democratic contingent in the California legislature, plus Governor Jerry Brown) have backed the law. But Klein’s argument was astonishing—he conceded that the law was flawed, even badly flawed, but celebrated the flaws as a virtue. The law will mean that “too...