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  • Historically Black College Leader: So Far, Trump a Step UP From Obama

    05/23/2017 4:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    We heard Donald Trump was evil, racist, and a sexist homophobe. Little evidence was presented to support this beyond Trump's desire to end illegal immigration and to block a massive influx of refugees from terror hotbeds from entering the United States. It was all shameful, cynical politics. And some Americans are finally realizing they were lied to by the media and the Democratic Party. Despite the boos for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman, leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are noticing that Trump is a step up from Obama: Following his inauguration, Trump’s most overt outreach to...
  • Whites only: Segregation is back, from Birmingham to San Francisco

    05/07/2017 5:14:03 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 2, 2017 | Alexander Nazaryan
    On a winter afternoon that threatened tornadoes, retired federal judge U.W. Clemon stood at a window 31 floors above Birmingham, looking south. In the foreground was the University of Alabama at Birmingham, whose medical center powers the city’s economy. To the west, railroad tracks snaked between warehouses, vestiges of boom times, when Birmingham was known as “the Pittsburgh of the South.” On the horizon rose Red Mountain, a slight green ridge. Clustered on the other side of its hump, outside the Birmingham city limits, are some of the wealthiest suburbs in Alabama: Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover and Homewood. They...
  • A Free Speech Tipping Point

    05/07/2017 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people have called for changes on college campuses. To a certain extent this has been treated with humor-based dismissal. The branding of these children acting in a petulant manner is referred to as "snowflakes." But now we have reached a dangerous tipping point that threatens to destroy the freedoms we all savor as part of our heritage. This occurred when Ann Coulter was stopped from speaking at U.C. Berkeley. It was really terrible when others were stopped from speaking because of obnoxious behavior or actual physical violence. For example, a speech by Milos Yiannopoulos was stopped because of protests...
  • ‘Student coup’ at St. Olaf College: Students block buildings, classes shut down over racial unrest

    05/02/2017 8:01:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 1, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    Racial unrest has wracked St. Olaf College, a small campus in rural Minnesota, with students essentially taking over the campus with aggressive protests that forced administrators to cancel classes on Monday so demonstrators could air their grievances in a day-long sit in.
  • Student penalized for using word ‘man’ on his essay

    05/01/2017 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Rebecca Downs - Regent University
    At the University of Florida, a student was recently penalized for writing “man” instead of “humankind” in a class paper. History major Martin Poirier wrote “Water is a thing prior to man” on a paper for a history class called “History of Water.” “Thoughtful paper, although the writing-mechanics errors are killing you,” Professor Jack Davis wrote at the bottom of the paper. He gave the student a B minus, according to a copy of the essay published in the student news outlet the Daily Nerv. Davis circled “man” and referenced his Writing Mechanics Exercise #20, which draws a distinction between...
  • British Student Union Aims to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because It Excludes Deaf People

    05/01/2017 9:11:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2017 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    From the "It's come to this" and the "What will they think of next?" department: The National Union of Students warned audience members at its conference that they must not clap or cheer during speeches because clapping and cheering make deaf people feel excluded. According to an article in The Telegraph, attendees at last week’s conference were warned that clapping and cheering could have a “serious impact” on deaf participants, and they were instructed to use “jazz hands” to show their support instead. “No whooping, it does have a serious impact on some delegates’ ability to access [the] conference,”...
  • Female student demands men 'step back' in class discussions

    05/01/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 1, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Male students who talk too much in class are oppressing their female peers, a Wesleyan University student contends in a recent op-ed. Tara Joy, a freshman who came to Wesleyan from an all-girls high school, writes in The Wesleyan Argus about how the excitement of her first year of college was dashed by the realization that some of the men in her classes “talked constantly.”
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • How Conservative “Hate Speech” Makes Our Campus Safer

    04/28/2017 4:17:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This column contains some bad language from a critic – although I don’t mind. The fact that I am receiving flak shows that I am flying over the target.Good Afternoon, Margaret (president@northcarolina.edu):I am sure that you will recall an interview you gave back in January in which you characterized my political views as “hate speech.” I know that you and other administrators have been concerned that my views are causing prospective students to decline to enroll in the UNC system. A phone call I recently received from the parent of one prospective student shows that your fears are...
  • Prof to admit students into geology class based on race

    04/26/2017 8:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2017 | Matthew Reade
    A geology professor at Pomona College says she will prioritize students of color, immigrants, and low-income students for enrollment in a class with a strict 15-student cap. A flyer advertising the course on “Southern California Earthquakes and Water,” an introductory geological science class with a particular focus on “the particular geologic challenges” of Southern California, expresses a particular desire for “students from a range of backgrounds whose varied perspectives will contribute to the course.”
  • Is The Academy Embracing Fake Math?

    04/26/2017 7:05:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 25, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Left's long march through the academy may be nearing its penultimate battlesite—mathematics. Up until now, it has remained so neutral in the Culture Wars that a smattering of conservatives could even be found teaching it. "On a chilly evening in March, students in Cecilia Arias's mathematics course here at Rutgers University were learning about a concept called fair division," Shannon Najmabadi wrote in an article which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 21, 2017. "More specifically, they were considering the case of Jason, Kelly, and Lauren, three business owners who share a location in the mall."...
  • The Muslim Takeover of Columbia University and Beyond

    04/18/2017 9:02:48 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 46 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    New York’s Columbia University announced last week it is hiring a full time “Coordinator of Muslim Life” to provide guidance and support to the Muslim community and opening up prayer space for all Muslims year round. This comes on the heels of heated demands and a petition from the Muslim Student Association (MSA), stating an advisor and prayer room is a necessity for the Muslim community because “hateful Islamophobic rhetoric” and “anti-Muslim violence” is putting the “entire community under enormous risk, stress, and insecurity.”
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Academe

    04/18/2017 7:03:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics are always mystified that the lumpenproletariat (i. e., us working stiffs of all income levels) don't join them in the class struggle. It turns out that the one place in America that has a class system is in the institution where they teach them. "In a one-on-one meeting with the school's provost/interim president, I asked if the administration believes that adjuncts share the same academic freedom as full-timers," Larry Jaffee an adjunct assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, wrote on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "He was...
  • Drain the Higher Ed. Swamp That Produced the 'Hang Trump' Prof.

    04/14/2017 10:35:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | April 14, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The uproar over a Fresno State history lecturer’s tweets about assassinating President Trump is understandable, but in the end the outrage is pointless. It’s doubtful the feds will charge the fellow, given how outlandish and obviously hyperbolic the tweets are. Nor is he likely to be fired. All the commotion has accomplished is to turn a nobody into a left-wing martyr persecuted for “speaking truth to power.” The fact is, there is nothing this guy said that wouldn’t be applauded by most faculty in the social sciences and humanities, even if they don’t have his gumption to say so out...
  • New York State Passes ‘Free’ College Tuition Bill, Ungrateful Liberals Whine It Is ‘Lame’

    04/12/2017 11:22:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 12, 2017 | 1:59 PM EDT | James Powers
    Even “free” isn’t good enough for liberals. New York State’s newly passed 2018 budget included a provision that will pay for the tuition of residents who attend public colleges in the state, building on some of the ideas promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the campaign. The liberal media praised the government handout and found progressives who still considered it insufficient. Slate senior business and economics correspondent Jordan Weissmann called the new program “pretty lame,” and immediately focused on the lefties “trashing” the plan. “In the eyes of free-college advocates, however, the program leaves a lot to be desired. Which...
  • The Dictionary Of The Modern Campus Activist

    04/09/2017 9:12:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2015 | Blake Neff and Jonah Bennett
    Modern students arriving on college campuses today will find themselves learning about far more than just mathematics, writing, science, and other well-worn aspects of a liberal college education. College campuses are known for their political ferment, and modern campus activists have popularized or outright invented a vast vocabulary of new lingo to underly new identities and new grievances, whether they involve race, sex, or categories yet unknown to most. With that in mind, The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled a short list of some of the most frequently-used terms, so that the brothers, sisters, parents, and grandparents among our...
  • Harvard to Change Historical Anthem Because 'It's No Longer Inclusive'

    04/07/2017 11:04:24 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 19 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 4/7/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The University of Harvard has announced plans to change the last line of its 181-year-old “Fair Harvard” hymn because some people feel it is insufficiently inclusive. The “Fair Harvard” anthem, which has been sung since the mid-1800s, is used by all incoming and leaving students of Harvard at commencements and other major events. It’s known sometimes to bring its performers arm-in-arm in a show of solidarity. On Wednesday, however, it was announced that the anthem will undergo a 21st century update to change its last line,”Till the stock of the Puritans die”, in order to reflect the modern times.
  • Chop federal funding if colleges won’t sign ‘pledge’ to respect free speech, lawmakers told

    04/05/2017 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    “I used to tell my students that free speech is like an apple, and everybody wants to just take one bite out of it,” a first-term Democratic lawmaker said at a congressional hearing on campus free speech Tuesday. They would say things like “‘I’m okay with free speech except for sexist speech, except for racist speech,’” according to Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a former professor of constitutional law at American University.
  • Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year

    04/05/2017 8:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    The public university that gave us Melissa “Muscle” Click – and announced open season on student journalists that try to cover social justice warriors – continues to suffer fallout from the November 2015 melee. The University of Missouri is shutting down three dorms next year because of low freshman enrollment, The Maneater reports.
  • Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Introduce College For All Act

    04/04/2017 12:38:35 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 33 replies
    International Times ^ | 4/3/17 | Chris Riotta
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., were set to introduce the College for All Act on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon, in an effort to make higher education a realistic and affordable opportunity for the entirety of U.S. citizens, regardless of income or demographic. The legislation includes a joint-bill in the House which would be introduced Wednesday by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., according to a statement provided to International Business Times.