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  • Conservative Students Harassed After Administrators Gave Out Contact Info

    06/29/2020 2:47:29 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 20 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    School officials at Union College in New York recently exposed the personal contact information of student members of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Union College chapter, resulting in a deluge of harassing comments and attacks from progressive students and activists. The story: Samuel Levit, chairman of the YAF Union College chapter, said the group has “been bombarded and slandered with hateful rhetoric, labeling, and vile mischaracterizations” after the university revealed the contact information, according to The College Fix. Union College exposed the YAF students after the group recently took to Twitter and Instagram to condemn the “violence, looting,...
  • UChicago Economics Professor Cleared Of Wrongdoing For Criticizing ‘Defund The Police’

    06/23/2020 1:29:48 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 3 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/23/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    The University of Chicago has determined an economics professor who came under scrutiny over tweets critical of the “defund the police” movement did not engage in “discriminatory conduct on the basis of race in a University classroom.” The statement Harald Uhlig, who has taught at UChicago since 2007, was temporarily removed as editor of the Journal of Political Economy, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago cut ties with him, and he came under investigation over alleged classroom “discriminatory behavior” a series of tweets earlier this month where he took aim at the growing movement to defund police departments following Geroge...
  • Conservative Ivy League Prof Critical Of BLM Tactics Censured By Dean, Students Arrange Boycott

    06/18/2020 2:23:03 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 22 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/18/2020 | Damjan Tutarkob
    William Jacobson, the Cornell University law professor who came under fire for criticizing Black Lives Matter (BLM) in two articles earlier this month, is now facing calls to boycott his courses. The articles On June 3, longtime law professor William Jacobson posted an article on his blog Legal Insurrection headlined, “The Bloodletting and Wilding Is Part of An Agenda To Tear Down The Country.” On June 4, Jacobson posted another story titled, “Reminder: ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ is a fabricated narrative from the Michael Brown case,” LaCorte News reported last week. Eduardo Peńalver, the dean of the law school, has...
  • UCLA Students Demand Two Professors Be Fired For Doing Their Job

    06/09/2020 1:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 9, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Woke students are using meaningless language, having a meltdown over facts, and 'canceling' people whose ideas they don't like — all in the name of equality. Students are demanding the firing of two University of California, Los Angeles lecturers for doing their jobs, bringing the quest for conformity and identity politics to an absurd new level.One of the lecturers is Gordon Klein, who teaches accounting at the Anderson School of Management. A UCLA student emailed Klein recently, telling him that in light of George Floyd’s tragic death, black students “are struggling to focus on their educations when there is massive...
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Discussion with Higher Education Leaders

    05/14/2020 1:34:30 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 13, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with higher education leaders from across the country to discuss the all-of-America approach to respond to COVID-19 and drive America’s phased economic revival.  Vice President Pence, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx discussed best practices to get students back to school in the Fall.They discussed guidance released by President Trump and the CDC which calls upon colleges and universities to develop, implement and maintain a plan to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The Vice President thanked everyone on the...
  • Conservatives Create New Bailout Model: Want Money? Fix Your University

    05/07/2020 8:48:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Any tax-funded bailouts for higher ed need to be contingent upon urgent structural reforms, and a new paper from the National Association of Scholars provides the blueprint. Should universities receive taxpayer-funded bailouts? The answer depends on who you ask. According to Universities U.K., the lobby group for British universities, the answer is an unequivocal yes, even when the suggestion has caused some dithering and calls for a further probe into the Conservative-led government.The Russell Group Universities, the British version of the American Ivies, will be the hardest hit due to the latest crisis, according to one study. In the United...
  • Why Mitch Daniels’ Determination To Reopen Purdue University This Fall Is A Brilliant Business Move

    04/29/2020 6:27:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 29, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    'Even a phenomenon as menacing as COVID-19 is one of the inevitable risks of life,' writes Purdue President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. While other education leaders are waiting for politicians to release their students from the lockdowns suspending their futures, former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, now head of Purdue University, is making plans to reopen his campus for fall.“We have every intention of being on campus this fall,” he told the faculty senate on April 20, according to USA Today. “We are sober about the challenges that will bring. We believe in the value of the on-campus experience,...
  • Universities Need Creative Destruction, Not Bailouts

    04/28/2020 6:39:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 28, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Bloated universities should reform or perish. One can only hope British conservatives can show the same resolve as their American counterparts in blocking any bailouts Emily Cousens, a gender studies teacher at the University of Oxford and London School of Economics, is in despair that Oxford University will start a vaccine trial. In an article for Huffington Post titled “I Teach At Oxford, But I Don’t Want It To Win The Coronavirus Vaccine Race,” she writes that she is worried this scientific research would justify stereotypes, such as that “China, once again, has unleashed a threat to civilisation. But the...
  • Dear Colleges, Please Let Grades Mean Something

    04/04/2020 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 4, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Millions of college students will be closing out the semester from home, with online courses replacing in-person offerings. Due to the abrupt change, many schools are acknowledging the disruption, and associated changes in students’ circumstances, may lead to a decrease in academic performance unrelated to effort or intelligence, and are therefore instituting grading policies that provide appropriate understanding for the bizarre situation. Many universities, including Georgetown, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, have extended the deadline for taking a class pass/fail until either the last day of classes or even a week after report cards are released. However, many student groups are...
  • Professors concerned that “right-wing sites” will ask students to share online lessons

    03/20/2020 1:32:22 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 46 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 3/20/2020 | Penka Arsova
    College professors who are now pivoting to online teaching amid the coronavirus pandemic are concerned that students might give right-wing publications a glimpse into their lessons. The story: College and university professors are expressing concerns on social media that their material could be misused. Some have shared the measures they’re taking to ensure that only their students get access to recorded lessons, though noting that their methods have flaws.
  • University of Northern Colorado going online after Spring Break amid COVID-19 concerns

    03/12/2020 4:56:33 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 28 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | March 11, 2020 | Cuyler Meade
    The University of Northern Colorado announced to its campus just after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday that, with growing concerns about COVID-19 in Colorado and elsewhere, the school will go fully online following Spring Break until April 5, and all in-person classes March 23 and 24 will be canceled. Campus will not close, per the letter. Travel has also been restricted both internationally and domestically. According to the letter, which was sent to the Greeley Tribune shortly after it arrived in campus inboxes Wednesday evening, all university-sponsored or affiliated international travel is suspended through June 30, and personal international travel is “strongly...
  • OHIO STATE SUSPENDS IN-PERSON CLASSES THROUGH AT LEAST MARCH 30 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

    03/10/2020 2:44:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 56 replies
    Eleven Warriors ^ | March 9, 2020 | Kevin Harrish
    In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Ohio State is suspending all in-person classes through at least March 30, instead moving to virtual instruction, according to a university-wide email from Ohio State President Michael Drake. Ohio State also announced a hiatus on the scheduling of "new, non-essential events" through April 20, and is encouraging event organizers for scheduled non-essential events between now and then "to immediately evaluate whether these events should continue in person." The Buckeyes' spring game is currently slated for April 11. Students, currently on spring break, will be permitted to work from their current...
  • Dear Joe Scarborough: More Americans Hate America Than You Think; This is true especially among the young who are Bernie's most ardent supporters.

    02/27/2020 7:00:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joy Pullman
    On Wednesday morning on “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough dismissed a Princeton University professor’s explanation of Bernie Sanders’s electoral appeal despite Sanders’s open, lifelong admiration for socialist dictators.“Who is telling him to continue to defend Castro, to continue to defend the Sandinistas, to continue to defend the Soviets? I think he can check the [polling] crosstabs, it’s doesn’t play well in Charleston,” Scarborough said.“I think two things,” responded panelist Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. “One, I think it’s Bernie Sanders being true to his brand, that he’s consistent, he’s authentic, that...
  • Students in Oklahoma protest after teacher reads document with n-word

    02/27/2020 11:32:10 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 45 replies
    Students at the University of Oklahoma held a sit-in after history professor Kathleen Brosnan uttered the n-word while reading a historic document in class. The protest was kicked off by members of the Black Emergency Response Team at the university, some of whom, in addition to the sit-in, have started a hunger strike. the Norman Transcript reports. Students from other groups and some faculty members have joined the demonstration as well. They said they’ll stop protesting when the university agrees to meet their demands.
  • Erika James becomes first female, person of color named dean at Wharton School

    02/27/2020 9:46:49 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 52 replies
    WPVI (CBS News Philly) ^ | 02/27/2020 | staff
    The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania named its next dean and it's a historic choice. Erika H. James will be the first woman and first person of color to lead the prestigious business school. "This is an exciting time to be in business education," James said. "The scope and platform of the Wharton School provides an opportunity to create far reaching impact for students, scholars, and the business community." The announcement was made Wednesday by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
  • University accused of cultural appropriation over “mostly” white choir’s performance of spiritual songs

    02/26/2020 2:45:07 PM PST · by Zenyatta · 41 replies
    The Western Michigan University School of Music is facing accusations of cultural appropriation after its mostly-white choir sang African-American spirituals during a Black History Month concert. The show was part of the Western Michigan University School of Music’s Live and Interactive concert series. It took place on Wednesday last week, at the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance called “Spirituals: From Ship to Shore” featured John Wesley Wright, an associate professor at Salisbury University, who is black.
  • Faculty Members of Eastern Washington U. Propose Cutting Athletics to Fund Academics

    02/21/2020 7:16:15 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 19, 2020 | Mike LaChance
    It’s not a good sign when different departments at a school start suggesting cutting each other.
  • Baptist University Invites Native American Mystic to Preach, Opens and Closes With Prayer to “Mother Mystery” (Baylor)

    02/13/2020 9:30:42 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Baylor, a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas, is known as the largest Baptist university in the world with approximately 17,200 students on its 1,000-acre campus and is affiliated with the Texas Baptist Convention, which is subsequently connected to the Southern Baptist Convention. Reformation Charlotte previously reported that Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) had attempted to invite Native American new age occultist, Kaitlin Curtice to preach to the students. Fortunately, she was unable to make the appearance at the time. However, Cru leader, Matt Mikalatos had defended his invitation to her seemingly ecstatic that he was almost able...
  • Valdosta State dean among 14 charged with child sex trafficking, university responds

    02/12/2020 11:57:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    WCTV ^ | 2/10/2020 | Edan Schultz
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Georgia authorities have arrested 14 Lowndes County men who are accused of communicating with children online and then traveling to meet them for sex. Among those charged is Keith Walters, dean of the College of Science & Mathematics at Valdosta State University. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the arrests are the result of a four-day undercover investigation planned for months and coordinated between nearly 20 agencies. GBI says all of the suspects, ranging from 24 to 57 years old, traveled from areas around South Georgia with the intent to meet children for sex. While the...
  • University of Michigan's $570k-a-year provost who oversees harassment complaints at the school attended by Sasha Obama is suspended after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct are made against him

    01/23/2020 2:28:14 PM PST · by Zenyatta · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/2020 | RALPH R. ORTEGA
    The University of Michigan has placed its provost on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, the school has announced. Martin A. Philbert, who earns $570,340 a year, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, according to a letter from the university.