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  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/15/2017 10:07:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    collegefix.com ^ | 8/15/2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation. The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience”–will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website.
  • Time to Deactivate Academia?

    08/15/2017 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. "Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education," Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Age. "The core purpose of the University of Texas, according to its mission statement, is 'to transform lives for the benefit of society.'" "Education is for the sake of 'social transformation,' says Harvard College--or 'the improvement of the world today,' according to Yale University." Yet and still, conservatives ready to high five each other and...
  • University of Georgia Lets Students Pick Own Grades If Their Bad Grade Causes Them Stress

    08/10/2017 10:53:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 44 replies
    overpassforamerica ^ | 8/8/17 | Founder
    Georgia College STEM course lets entitled students choose grades, opt-out of homework, and leave student groups with new stress policy. University of Georgia campus descends further into emotionally-immature amateur hour with participation trophy policy to reduce college students’ stress, reducing a STEM course to little more than an “adulting” version of Kindergarten Nap-Time In a stunning but not-to-surprising example of the deteriorating quality of education and discipline in America’s universities, A UoG STEM college course in data management has adopted what they call a “Stress Reduction Policy”. This stress policy, in all its extravagant methods of stroking students’ over-inflated egos,...
  • Why Men Are the New College Minority

    08/09/2017 8:10:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jon Marcus
    Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said. It was, in fact, an unusual bird that Smith had spotted, especially on this campus: masculum collegium discipulus. A male college student.
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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,...
  • Is College Education Worth It?-The scam of higher education.

    08/08/2017 5:34:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 68 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 8, 2017 | Walter Williams
    August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it? Let's look at some of the numbers. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, "when considering all first-time undergraduates, studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course. When looking at only community college students, several studies have found remediation...
  • Welcome to Orientation, Freshmen: Here's a Copy of the Constitution

    08/08/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2017 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    [ * * * ] As campuses around the country have simmered and erupted in polarized protests and debates in recent years, more are considering how they can help students navigate free expression – sometimes with a push from legislators. This year Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and North Carolina have mandated campus free speech policies, and a handful of other states are considering such laws. Some schools have decided that First Amendment instruction should be included right from the start, during a time typically reserved for talk of meal plans and dorm rules. “We needed to take the opportunity in orientation...
  • $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...
  • Students Vote with Feet, Donors with Dollars

    08/08/2017 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a Trinity College professor drew national outrage for his “Let them all ******* die” Facebook status update about white people, his college stood by its man. Not all students and donors were similarly inclined. "Donors have pulled back and incoming students have decided to go elsewhere in response to the firestorm that erupted from a professor's racially-charged Facebook posts, Trinity College’s president said Monday," Russell Blair wrote in The Hartford Courant on August 1, 2017. "Joanne Berger-Sweeney said 16 incoming students have withdrawn and past donors have chosen not to contribute to the school this year, resulting in about...
  • Andrea Mitchell: “I don’t know if there are cases” of whites hurt by affirmative action

    08/03/2017 7:06:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 125 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, we noted the left’s freak-out over the news that the Justice Department will be investigating race-based discrimination in college and university admissions. The freak-out was on full display on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show yesterday. You knew the fix was in from Mitchell’s choice as guests of two critics of the initiative: the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart, and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The most outrageous moments came when Mitchell said: “I don’t know if there are cases, even” of white students being disadvantaged by minority students taking available slots. View the video here.
  • My Resignation from UNC-Wilmington

    08/04/2017 4:52:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mike Adams
    On August 12, 2017, I will get in my car and make my annual cross-country trip from my summer home in Colorado to my other home in North Carolina. After I arrive in the Tar Heel State and get settled I will sit down at my computer and do something the leftists at my university have been wanting me to do for years: I will pen my letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees at UNC-Wilmington.However, before I submit that letter, I thought it would be a good idea to write a brief letter of explanation to all of...
  • Leak: Trump Administration to Investigate Colleges for Discriminating Against White Applicants

    08/01/2017 6:37:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 59 replies
    The initiative, which will reportedly be overseen by a DOJ Civil Rights Division heavy with Trump-appointees, would be charged with hiring attorneys to explore “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions,” the Times reported. The project’s reveal prompted immediate concern from civil rights advocates, with Kristen Clarke of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law calling the action “deeply disturbing.” “It would be a dog whistle that could invite a lot of chaos and unnecessarily create hysteria among colleges and universities who may fear that the government may come down on them...
  • Prof wants to 'blow up meritocracy' with 'admissions lottery'

    07/21/2017 5:18:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    To “solve the problem of meritocracy,” one professor argues that elite universities should use an “admissions lottery” to select which students they accept. Joseph Soares, who teaches in the department of Sociology at Wake Forest University, advanced the claim in an article for the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, in which he argues that college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT “are predictively weak and biased, stigmatizing minorities as underperformers” and should therefore be disregarded.
  • Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

    07/21/2017 5:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 258 replies
    NPR ^ | July 19, 2017 | Kayla Lattimore and Julie Depenbrock
    Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads. It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you're not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?
  • My University Treated Me Like a Criminal Over a Joke

    07/19/2017 7:44:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    For the past six years, I have taught an undergraduate course on international economics at Johns Hopkins University. Most of my students thought it was a very good course. So I was shocked when, on December 6, 2016, I was met at the door of my classroom by Johns Hopkins security personnel and barred from entering. The next day, I received a letter from my dean suspending me from my teaching duties—just three classes before the end of the semester. What had I done to cause such a reaction by the administration? I had told a joke when discussing off-shoring,...
  • An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean

    07/18/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Paul Pringle, Harriet Ryan, Adam Elmahrek, Matt Hamilton and Sarah Parvini
    In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university. There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician. During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. Puliafito, 66, and these much younger acquaintances captured their exploits in photos...
  • Berniegate: How Jane Sanders Offers a Window into Liberal Scheming

    06/29/2017 6:40:21 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/29/17 | William F. Marshall
    "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," goes the line so often used to describe hare-brained liberal schemes. That vintage phrase captures perfectly the quagmire in which Bernie and Jane Sanders find themselves rapidly sinking in the saga of Burlington College. But the tale provides so much more than affirming that age-old aphorism. It offers a microcosmic view into the mind and methodology of liberal policymakers everywhere. In short, the scheme concocted by the former Democratic Socialist presidential candidate's wife, Jane Sanders, when she was president of Burlington College serves up everything we've come to expect of modern...
  • NJ college fires professor over comments made on Tucker Carlson Tonight

    06/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Essex County College has fired adjunct professor Lisa Durden after she made racially insensitive comments in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, according to a new report by the Associated Press. The college’s president, Anthony Munroe, announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Durden went on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss an “all-black Memorial Day celebration” hosted by a Black Lives Matter group. When asked by Carlson about the event, Durden interrupted the host, saying “boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited” to the Black Lives...
  • This New Trump Plan Could Be the Answer to Millennial Job Woes

    06/18/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 18, 2017 | Nicholas Wyman
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to substantially increase the number of U.S. apprenticeships from the current 500,000 (minuscule for the size of the economy) by doubling the amount the government spends on apprenticeship programs. Trump’s emphasis on this plan is cause for optimism that he will significantly improve the number and quality of apprenticeships in the economy. Trump’s plan will be a boon to employers. First, they will have a strong role in its composition through a task force that Trump announced. Successful apprenticeship programs work best when designed by employers around their own needs. The...
  • The Latest: Trump wants apprenticeships in all high schools

    06/13/2017 3:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship programs. Trump also says at a round table conversation at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin that he loves the "name Apprentice" — a reference to the reality television show he used to host.....