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  • NYU gave president’s aspiring actor son apartment on campus

    04/18/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2014 | James Covert
    New York University’s controversial penchant under President John Sexton for doling out real-estate perks to top professors and executives also extended to his son.Jed Sexton, whose sole affiliation with NYU was his status as the president’s son, for years enjoyed a spacious faculty apartment while the university experienced a “severe” housing shortage, The Post has learned. In spring 2002, NYU ordered that a pair of one-bedroom apartments normally reserved for law school faculty be combined into a lavish, two-story spread in the heart of Greenwich Village, property records show.The Harvard-educated Sexton, who was a 33-year-old aspiring actor at the time,...
  • Dear Harvard: You Win

    04/02/2014 12:32:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    The Crimson ^ | 03/31/2014 | Anonymous
    Editors’ Note: This is a first-person, present-tense account of the aftermath of a sexual assault that took place in 2013. For reasons of both style and substance, we have left it in present tense. I’m writing this piece as I’m sitting in my own dining hall, only a few tables away from the guy who pressured me into sexual activity in his bedroom, one night last spring. My hands are trembling as they hover across the keyboard. I’m exhausted from fighting for myself. I’m exhausted from sending emails to my resident dean, to my House Master, to my Sexual Assault/Sexual...
  • NCAA: Harvard Beats Cincy 61-57 !!!

    03/20/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 32 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Harvard played great half-court offense ... Excellent !!!
  • Politico: Ted Cruz 'Crushed' Gridiron Speech, Even Impressed Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:33:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 3-9-2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday's annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.'s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents...
  • Academic Freedom Is Slavery

    03/02/2014 1:08:10 PM PST · by Noremac · 19 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 2, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Ah, the beaming confidence of a vacuous intellect! Might this be what Professor Alan Bloom prophesied of in his book "The Closing Of The American Mind"? I ran across a story about a young woman (at least she claims to be and bears the marginal outward appearance thereof), that is a senior, scheduled to graduate from Haaaavaaad (Harvard) U this year. It was at once, fall out of the tree funny – because this chicky poo is serious as a breast exam about her batty, hyper-progressive notions about what constitutes the ideal academic environment at her school. It was,...
  • The Progressive Dream Lives on at Harvard: "Freedom Gets in the Way of Social Justice”

    02/25/2014 2:03:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 25, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A Harvard senior, and columnist at the Harvard Crimson, has decided that what’s really holding Academia back is intellectual freedom. (Wait… Don’t laugh. It turns out, that she’s serious.) Despite the fact that academia seems to be dominated by the American left, Sandra Korn has come to the conclusion that dissenting opinion should be banned out-right, and only liberal notions of “social justice” should be tolerated on university campuses. In fact, her subtitle pretty much summed up her dream of a tyrannical thought-policed academia: “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.” Well, at least the she’s being...
  • Harvard Columnist Warns University Free Speech Threatens Liberalism .... (SHAZAM!)

    02/25/2014 1:28:42 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 5, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    One of the most important freedoms sought by our Founding Fathers was the right to free speech. Under the British monarchy, they were not allowed to criticize or say anything against the King or British government. To do so could mean imprisonment or worse. This is what prompted them to make free speech the first item guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Over the past several years, we’ve seen a growing number of attempts to limit free speech by the Obama administration. Barack Obama has used the IRS to target his political enemies in such way as to penalize them...
  • Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed

    02/24/2014 2:39:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Robby Soave
    If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
  • Here's Why I Don't Sweat The Haters (He "outs" Shepard Smith w/out ever technically saying his name)

    12/31/2013 1:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 29, 2013 | Josh Barro, politics editor
    I've gotten a number of messages in the last few days — from both supporters and opponents of gay rights — expressing sympathy over the rude and hateful messages I've been getting (and publishing) ever since I started writing about Phil Robertson. This is sweet, but misplaced. The worst of my problems from being openly gay is that I get some nasty email. That means I have it really easy. In a country where gay teenagers are being bullied at school and thrown out of their homes by their parents and told by their clergy that they're going to Hell,...
  • Harvard Student Charged In Bomb Hoax

    12/17/2013 2:59:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 66 replies
    WBZ Boston ^ | 12/17/13 | WBZ Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — A Harvard student has been charged in connection with Monday’s bomb threats which shut down four Harvard buildings and canceled finals for many students. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, emailed several bomb threats to offices associated with Harvard University, including the Harvard University Police Department and the Harvard Crimson, the student-run daily newspaper. Kim will be in US District Court Wednesday. According to the complaint, two officials of Harvard University, and the president of the Harvard Crimson, received identical anonymous email messages bearing a “subject” line that read “bombs placed around campus.”...
  • Harvard University evacuates buildings over reports of explosives

    12/16/2013 6:34:39 AM PST · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | FOX
    BREAKING,very early.......
  • Obamacare Underwater With Collegians

    12/12/2013 10:40:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Their professors may still love it, but college students are going negative on Obamacare and the president whose name is often attached to it. “A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds a solid majority of Millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health reform package that the president signed into law in 2010, regardless of whether the law is referred to as the “Affordable Care Act (56 %: disapprove) or as “Obamacare” (57%: disapprove),” the Institute reports. “Less than three in ten uninsured Millennials...
  • After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle

    12/06/2013 6:11:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin
    The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School -- despite previously saying there was no record of the two having met. "The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. "After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him...
  • Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-

    12/04/2013 5:37:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | December 4, 2013 | MATTHEW Q. CLARIDA and NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions. Harris delivered the information in response to a question from government professor Harvey C. Mansfield ’53 at the monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “A little bird has told me that the most frequently given grade at Harvard College right now is an A-,” Mansfield said during the meeting’s question period. “If...
  • Video: Harvard Students Can’t Name Capital of Canada

    11/19/2013 5:38:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11/19/2013 | Aleister
    You’ve heard of Canada, right? It’s that large country directly north of the United States where they play hockey and make ginger ale. Could you name its capital? Most of these Harvard students couldn’t. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Sybrina Fulton to speak at Harvard Law (Trayvon's birth mother)

    11/18/2013 10:23:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School about changing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton will be joined by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, at Monday's event. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July....
  • Harvard Law outsider became Tea Party hero: In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role

    11/10/2013 2:58:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2013 | Matt Viser
    CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside. The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation. “Do you understand that I have many enemies?” he thundered. “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you understand that?” Cruz, then a devoted amateur thespian, was playing the role of the Rev. Samuel Parris in “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s allegorical play about McCarthyism. The lines — and the...
  • Obama Harvard Tapes Exposed on Hannity

    11/07/2013 8:22:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | Hannity/Breitbart
    Professor Admits Hiding Obama College Video By Todd Starnes Harvard University Law School professor Charles Ogletree admitted that he hid controversial video footage featuring a college-age President Obama speaking at a campus rally in support of a radical professor. "I hid this during the 2008 campaign," Ogletree said in the video. "I don't care if they find it now." The entire video was aired exclusively on Hannity by editor-in-chief Joel Pollak and contributor Ben Shapiro. The unedited video shows Obama speaking at a 1991 rally for Professor Derrick Bell. Bell has been described as the Jeremiah Wright of academia....
  • The Muddle Class

    01/09/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    WSJ - BOTW ^ | 8 Jan 2013 | James Taranto
    Elizabeth Warren turns out to be a special pleader for her own industry... Warren’s example illustrates as well as ours the point about the trouble with defining “middle class” in terms of annual income. But the combination of her two examples illustrates something about her, too. What did Warren do before her recent foray into politics? She was a professor at Harvard. What policy does she suggest to “strengthen America’s middle class”? Pouring more federal money into subsidizing the already heavily subsidized industry where she spent her career. What is her archetypal example of a middle-class American? Someone who both...
  • Activist Training @ Harvard

    11/01/2013 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 31, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a course is entitled “History of the U. S. for Policymakers, Activists, and Citizens,” you can bet that the target audience is the second group of constituents. According to the Kennedy School at Harvard, “This is a course intended for policy students, both from the U.S. and from abroad, who would like to enlarge or shore up their knowledge of U.S. history. The course will deal with the major themes, issues, and turning points in the evolution of the modern U.S. (largely post-1900) with an eye towards developments that are likely to be relevant to understanding current and future...
  • Government Shutdown Affects Some Students’ Interest in Government Careers

    10/21/2013 6:10:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 11, 2013 | MEG P. BERNHARD
    With Congress still at an impasse over a deal that would end the government shutdown and extend the nation’s debt limit before the looming Oct. 17 deadline, several undergraduates said the recent government instability has affected, for better or for worse, their interest in pursuing careers in government. “I’m thinking about whether working for the government is working for an effective institution anymore,” said Benjamin J. Hughes ’14, who is considering a job on Capitol Hill or at a federal agency after graduation. “It seems like it’s really hard to get things done in Washington right now, so as somebody...
  • Historic documents may be burned if Harvard does not cough up cash

    10/17/2013 5:35:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-17-13 | Thomas Lifson
    If Rufus McDonald were white, you'd already know his name, and he'd be on the path to pushing George Zimmerman aside as the most hated man in America. But because he is black, you probably have never heard of him, unless you live in Chicago. You see, Mr. McDonald was cleaning out an attic and discovered some papers. As Kim Janssen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday: Hidden in a dusty trunk in an abandoned and looted Englewood home, the papers of Harvard's first black graduate, Richard T. Greener, had long been thought lost to history. (snip) Several museums and...
  • At Du Bois awards, the stars aligned

    10/03/2013 6:53:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2013 | Corydon Ireland
    When the stars come out, it is not always nighttime. Take, for instance, the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at Sanders Theatre. The six medalists included a White House adviser (Valerie Jarrett), a playwright with a Pulitzer Prize (Tony Kushner), a U.S. representative called “the conscious of Congress” (John Lewis), an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor), the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (David Stern), and a Hollywood director with three Oscars (Steven Spielberg). The medals, awarded since 2000, go to writers, artists, philanthropists, and others for outstanding contributions to African-American culture. Jarrett...
  • Pregnant Harvard grad among victims at Kenyan mall

    09/24/2013 8:22:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 24, 2013
    A pregnant woman who was a recent Harvard School of Public Health graduate was among more than 60 people murdered by Islamic terrorists in an upscale Kenyan mall, along with the father of her unborn child. HSPH faculty members recalled yesterday Elif Yavuz, 33, as an expert on malaria, and as a remarkable student who had a flair for colorful fashion and a great sense of humor.“We are all in shock. She was such a wonderful person,” Thomas Bossert, director of the school’s international health services program, told the Herald. -
  • Dem Rep. Alan Grayson Praises Rise of ‘Stealth Socialism’ in America

    09/21/2013 5:10:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies ^ | September 20, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In a recent interview with Salon, outspoken progressive Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) hailed the rise of what he called “stealth socialism” through America’s recent monetary policy decisions.Asked by interviewer David Dayen whether the financial system has become “safer” in the years since the financial collapse and subsequent government interventions like 2010′s Dodd-Frank bill, Grayson praised the Federal Reserve for its “unconventional” policies that have “put us back on a low-level track toward growth.”Asked about the Fed’s expanding balance sheet, the Florida Democrat said: “We’ve had a government takeover of the bond market. Stealth socialism’s been created. Government simply ends up...
  • Harvard study shows gun control doesn't save Lives

    09/21/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 14 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxenbourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked. In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily...
  • Harvard study shows gun control doesn't save Lives

    09/17/2013 4:00:58 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 8 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxenbourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked. In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily...
  • Rapper Nas to join with Harvard’s Hiphop Archive

    09/17/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2013 | James Sullivan
    After some tumultuous years in transition, the Hiphop Archive is firmly settled back at Harvard. And it’s about to raise its profile significantly, with a new fellowship named for the rapper Nas, a widely recognized leader of hip-hop’s “knowledge is power” movement.
  • Summers Withdraws Name for Fed Chairmanship

    09/15/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Former Treasury Secretary Calls Obama, Cites 'Acrimonious' Coming Confirmation
  • Background Questions. Harvard, Yale deny connection to controversial Democratic donor under scrutiny

    02/05/2013 10:12:33 PM PST · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims. The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri. But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern. Questions concerning Melgen’s background are also coming to light. According to his biography, posted...
  • The Massachusetts Indian War of 2012

    05/17/2012 4:56:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 17, 2012 | by Mary Sanchez
    The race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts has taken a turn toward the absurd. The contest pits two highly qualified candidates — Scott Brown, the incumbent, who made history by snatching Ted Kennedy’s seat away from the Democrats, and challenger Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor and whiz-kid of the Obama administration who created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If any election could be counted on to maintain a high-minded tone and stick to important issues, it’s this one. Instead, Topic A is Warren’s facial features. From a campaign standpoint, Warren hasn’t done much to end this silly brouhaha. She...
  • Harvard study shows gun control doesn't save Lives

    09/01/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 9 replies ^ | August 28th | Steven H Ahle
    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxenbourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S.National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked. In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily...
  • Harvard gun study concludes gun bans don’t reduce the murder rate

    08/28/2013 12:59:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2013 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    In fact, it appears, bans may actually see them increase. Here’s a summary of the study’s findings: The Harvard study attempts to answer the question of whether or not banning firearms would reduce murders and suicides. Researchers looked at crime data from several European countries and found that countries with HIGHER gun ownership often had LOWER murder rates.Russia, for example, enforces very strict gun control on its people, but its murder rate remains quite high. In fact, the murder rate in Russia is four times higher than in the “gun-ridden” United States, cites the study. ”Homicide results suggest that where...
  • Former Obama czar says we need more fear of global warming (Sunstein)

    08/28/2013 10:07:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Former White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein says the international community hasn’t fought global warming because the people aren’t afraid enough. “An understanding of what human beings fear — and what they do not — helps to explain why nations haven’t insisted on more significant emissions reductions,” writes Sunstein, who is now a professor at Harvard Law School. According to Sunstein, one reason people don’t fear global warming is because they don’t associate it with any “particular tragedy or disaster.” … Sunstein notes, that there “are no obvious devils or demons — no individuals who intend to create the harms...
  • Harvard study reveals gun control counterproductive

    08/23/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT · by sdnet · 22 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-20 | Steve Adcock
    Once again, a study from an organization that you would never accuse of being “gun-loving” or “right-wing” seems to disprove the myth that the availability of handguns increases murder rates. In fact, it doesn’t. The Harvard study attempts to answer the question of whether or not banning firearms would reduce murders and suicides. Researchers looked at crime data from several European countries and found that countries with HIGHER gun ownership often had LOWER murder rates. Russia, for example, enforces very strict gun control on its people, but its murder rate remains quite high. In fact, the murder rate in Russia...
  • Obama's Crony Capitalism (PIMCO Management Now in Bed with the White House)

    01/08/2013 7:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ira Stoll
    On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Obama’s approach to economic policy, which amounts to: insult rich people as “fat cats,” raise their taxes, and then choose a favored few of them for special access. If you’re not familiar with El-Erian, you must not be watching CNBC or attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. The son of an Egyptian ambassador to France...
  • Mitch Daniels Was Right

    07/30/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by National Review · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2013 | National Review
    By The Editors Mitch Daniels, whom some Republicans would like to see president of something more than Purdue University, is under attack because as governor of Indiana he objected to the use of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in public-school curricula. In recently published e-mails, the plainspoken Governor Daniels described Zinn’s work as “anti-American” and “crap,” which, when expressed in sufficiently polite language, is the professional consensus: “a polemicist, not a historian,” says Arthur Schlesinger; his work a “deranged” “fairy tale,” says Harvard’s Oscar Handlin; a man who traded in “every left-wing cliché with which the...
  • Nation´s top sociologist: Obamacare is an ´anti-poverty program´ for blacks, Latinos

    08/08/2013 10:33:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/13 | Paul Bedard
    Obamacare is an "anti-poverty program" aiding poor blacks and Latinos, especially in inner cities, and will help those minorities win health insurance they otherwise wouldn´t get, according to Harvard´s — and the nation´s — leading expert on poverty. In a paper that marks the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking study of the poor, "The Truly Disadvantaged," Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson said that without Obamacare and the president´s first-term stimulus programs, poverty in the nation would be far worse. "Quite frankly, I think that Obama´s programs have prevented poverty, including concentrated poverty, from rapidly rising, Drudge: Megyn Kelly to Take
  • Tom Cotton at Harvard: Hated Libertarians, Praised Bill Clinton

    08/03/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/01/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, who announced this week that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, attacked alcohol vendors, called for mandatory financial disclosures of campaign donations, favored banning cigarettes, and attacked libertarianism while he was a Harvard student. In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton — who has been called a “Republican’s dream” by National Review and an “extraordinary figure” by the Weekly Standard — criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, Cotton wrote a scolding op-ed on alcohol and underage drinking...
  • Mr T Remembers Barry From Harvard

    07/22/2013 8:58:31 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    VANITY | July 22, 2013 | Self
    This Message Not Approved by the NSA
  • Harvard professor calls for the 'destruction' of the 'white race'

    07/08/2013 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/2013 | John Hayward
    Another credentialed dimwit has a really great idea for fixing everything wrong with the world, as related by the Washington Times: A Harvard professor wants to abolish the white race. Noel Ignatiev, a founder of a journal called Race Traitor and a fellow at Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute, a leading black-studies department, argues in the current issue of Harvard Magazine that "abolishing the white race" is "so desirable that some may find it hard to believe" that anyone other than "committed white supremacists" would oppose it. In excerpts appearing this week in newspapers nationwide, Mr. Ignatiev, who is white, writes...
  • Harvard has a new US Shale Oil Study forecasts US as world number one oil producer

    07/02/2013 1:31:52 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 17 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | July 02, 2013
    July 02, 2013 Harvard has a new US Shale Oil Study forecasts US as world number one oil producer with 16 million barrels per day of all liquid oil in 2017 Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook In a paper titled “The Shale Oil Boom: A U.S. Phenomenon,” [64 pages] Maugeri wrote that the unique characteristics of shale oil production are ideal for the United States -- and unlikely to be mirrored elsewhere in the world. These factors include the availability of drilling rigs, and the entrepreneurial nature of the American exploration and production industry, both critical for the thousands...
  • Interview with John Mack, Psychiatrist, Harvard University (semi-vanity)

    06/28/2013 5:14:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Okay now...this is a Friday night tension relief comedy spot.Below is an interview with renowned Harvard psychiatrist Dr John Mack regarding his work with alien abductees. It is important because Mack is simply trying (at least initially) to analyze the people experiencing this phenomenon and perhaps understand the psychiatric dimension of it all.Anyway, here it is for your Friday night enjoyment (BTW, would Quix pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby)... NOVA: Let's talk about your own personal evolution from perhaps skepticism to belief ... MACK: When I first encountered this phenomenon, or particularly even before I had...
  • An Open Letter to the Harvard Community [re comment on John Maynard Keynes]

    06/05/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 14 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | May 3, 2013 | Niall Ferguson
    .... I was duly attacked for my remarks and offered an immediate and unqualified apology. But this did not suffice for some critics, who insisted that I was guilty not just of stupidity but also of homophobia. I have no doubt that at least some students were influenced by these allegations. Nobody would want to study with a bigot. I therefore owe it to students—former and prospective—to make it unambiguously clear that I am no such thing.....
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • CBS Boosts Oprah's 'Remarkable' Pro-Gun Control Speech at Harvard

    06/01/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 5/31/2013 | Matthew Balan
    Friday's CBS This Morning touted Oprah Winfrey's recent Harvard commencement speech, airing over a minute of half of footage from the former daytime TV host's address. The morning newscast spotlighted how Winfrey took the opportunity to promote two liberal pet causes: gun control and "a clear path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants. The show's three anchors all sang the billionaire's praises. Charlie Rose gushed over Winfrey's "remarkable speech". Norah O'Donnell trumpeted the TV star's "important message". Gayle King, who is Oprah's longtime friend, marveled over the address: "She did a great job yesterday." The three hosts didn't once mention King's...
  • Harvard students erupt at scholar’s claim in thesis (Richwine again)

    05/19/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2013 | Meghan E. Irons
    Harvard students, outraged over a doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence,” this week urged the university to investigate how the thesis came to be approved and to ban future research on racial superiority. The students presented 1,200 signatures to president Drew Faust and the dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, David Ellwood. “Academic freedom and a reasoned debate are essential to our academic community,” the petition said. “However, the Harvard Kennedy School cannot ethically stand behind academic work advocating a national policy of exclusion and advancing an agenda of discrimination.” …
  • Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

    05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 283 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016. Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.” “He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added. Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has decidedly different political...
  • Did Harvard Economists Make an Excel Error that Led to Economic Austerity?

    04/17/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/17/2013 | By Lauren Lyster | Daily Ticker
    Austerity has become almost like a four-letter word in some circles. It’s used to describe policies meant to reduce government spending and debt that may be painful in the here and now -- measures such as cuts to social services, or that lead to job losses in the short-term. A key piece of empirical research policymakers have used to justify “austerity measures” has been a 2010 study by two Harvard economists, Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, about the downside of high debt. Well now another set of academics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst have replicated the study. They...
  • Rethinking Safe Spaces (Get in here! You won't believe this. This is NOT a parody)

    04/14/2013 11:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | April 15, 2013 | Tarina Quraishi, editorial writer
    When my roommate designated our dorm room a BGLTQ safe space by affixing a tiny square of fluorescent pink to our door, it troubled me. The “safe space” signs are a staple on this campus. However, by designating certain areas as BGLTQ safe spaces, we inadvertently imply that all other spaces, by comparison, are not safe for BGLTQ members of our community. In a campus environment that is exceptionally diverse, every space should be safe for all students. Indeed, “safe space” signs serve as a potent indicator that we need to rethink the boundaries of spatial inclusivity on our campus....