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  • Ole Miss frat shuttered in wake of noose incident

    04/18/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. -- A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.</p>
  • The Problem with Dartmouth

    04/18/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things. Now Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon has responded with a call "to end the extreme behaviors that are in conflict with our mission." But Hanlon's aim seems focused almost exclusively on the campus fraternity system, and his solution -- a committee to look into "high-risk drinking, sexual assault and inclusivity" -- appears more a way to...
  • Wherein Black People Have To Go To School With Confederates

    04/18/2014 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Above The Law ^ | 4/15/14 | Elie Mystal
    After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of what was then called Washington College. By all accounts, he served the school well and had a nice end of life. After his death, Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee. Today, many black people attend the university that bears Marse Robert’s surname, so I guess we won. But a group of black law students at Washington & Lee Law School is getting really sick of the university’s consistent, stars-and-bars waving support of Lee’s legacy and the whitewashing (no pun intended) of what that legacy represents. They’ve...
  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/15/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and...
  • 'Special' pro-LBGT graduation at Texas A&M draws criticism

    04/16/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://onenewsnow.com/ ^ | 04/16/2014 | Bob Kellog
    Despite the controversy and complaints, Texas A&M is holding separate and special graduation ceremonies for LGBT students Wednesday evening. The "Lavender Graduation," as it's being called, will feature as its commencement speaker Phyllis Frye – the first transgender judge in the state and a Texas A&M alumna. Supporters haven't specifically stated the reason for the special ceremony, except that "new leadership" in the pro-LGBT resource center on campus [link caution] is making it possible this year – and that it is to "celebrate the accomplishments of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally [LGBTQQIAA] students." Regardless of the...
  • University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’

    04/16/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 56 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - WWU's marketing department asks "How do we make sure that in future years 'we are not as white as we are today?'" - This question has been posed several times already by University President Bruce Shepard. - President Shepard equates a "white" student body and faculty to "failure."
  • Brandeis University Bows to CAIR Islamists

    04/13/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 16 replies
    American Clarion ^ | April 13, 2014 | Gina Miller
    The Islamists have a lot in common with the militant homosexual activists in their aggressive efforts to silence critics who tell the truth about their bad behavior and sinister agenda. Yet another glaring example has emerged. On Thursday, the Thomas More Law Center reported on the shameful capitulation of Boston-area Brandeis University to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR demanded that Brandeis withdraw the offer of an honorary degree to a prominent critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In a slanderous, bullying open letter to Brandeis University, CAIR launched a personal attack...
  • Va. college ‘free speech zones’ latest to fall

    04/12/2014 11:08:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 11:47 AM EDT | Larry O’Dell
    The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while a new policy and settlement details are negotiated. Judicial history and recent legislative developments suggested Parks had...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to Brandeis snub

    04/10/2014 7:38:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Former Muslim and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has issued a statement in response to the action by Brandeis University in withdrawing an honorary degree they were going to present to her at the 2014 commencement ceremony. Ali called out the school's administration who would "so deeply betray its own founding principles."
  • The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America

    03/25/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Best Schools ^ | 03/24/2014
    Conservative colleges provide an important counterbalance to the progressivism and liberalism that pervade so much of American higher education. For students raised with traditional moral values, who favor limited government, who adhere to free-market economic principles, entering the world of higher education is too often an alienating experience. For conservative students, it can be a challenge to find a college or university that embraces—or even tolerates—conservative values in its curriculum and student life. This ranking of the best conservative colleges in America helps conservative students and parents to find a school in keeping with their conservative values and commitments.Ranking Guidelines...
  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit

    03/21/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 10:34 PM 03/20/2014
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • Win Lose or Draw

    03/17/2014 5:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, as most of you sit in your offices pretending to work while reading my column (thanks, by the way) I'll be taking the stand in federal court in a First Amendment lawsuit against my employer, UNC-Wilmington. The trial will be over in three days, thus ending a seven-year legal battle with important implications for academic freedom. Some have asked how the outcome of the trial will affect my work in the campus free speech movement. I'm writing this column in response to those inquiries. There are three possible outcomes to the trial this week in Greenville, NC. We could...
  • Affirmative action proposal for California universities runs into Asian-American opposition

    03/17/2014 1:03:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 updated 3/16/14 | Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- A legislative push to permit California's public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. :snip: A planned referendum sailed through the state Senate in January without fanfare on a party-line vote, but three Asian-American Democrats who initially backed the measure are now calling for it to be "tabled" before the state Assembly has a chance to vote on it -- a highly unusual move. And it seems...
  • Dumbed-Down Common Core

    03/11/2014 12:14:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Big name Republicans and putative conservatives signing onto the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms in the belief that they will raise standards in public schools may want to entertain the possibility that they will actually lower them. Stan Karp writes in Rethinking Schools that “For many teachers, especially in the interim between the rollout of the standards and the arrival of the tests—a lot of Common Core’s appeal is based on claims that: “It represents a tighter set of smarter standards focused on developing critical learning skills instead of mastering fragmented bits of knowledge; “It requires more progressive, student-centered...
  • Blue Campuses Get Bluer

    02/24/2014 11:59:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Obama Administration’s former Homeland Security Chief has taken over the University of California. “Janet Napolitano had zero experience leading a college before she became president of the University of California last year,” Eric Kelderman wrote in The Chonicle of Higher Education on February 21, 2014. “Yet after just four months on the job, Ms. Napolitano, 56, has outlined major goals for the system, including a reconsideration of tuition policies, improving cooperation with the other two higher-education systems in the state, ensuring the prominent role of research and graduate education, and making the campuses carbon-neutral by 2025.” “She even has...
  • Higher Education’s Debt Kiss

    02/21/2014 9:39:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The U. S. Department of Education wants for-profit colleges to prove that their graduates are gainfully employed. For their part, the for-profits claim that their non-profit counterparts would fail such a test. Specifically, the Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities (APSCU) names four which it predicts would fail: George Washington University; Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg; The University of Michigan; and Virginia Commonwealth University. “The Department is proposing minimum standards to help ensure that these programs prepare students for employment and have earnings sufficient to repay their student loan debt,” the Department of Education explains. “These proposed regulations are...
  • Stanford law prof: Second Amendment is about restricting gun rights

    01/30/2014 8:19:56 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller.com ^ | 1/30/2014 | Robby Soave
    A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that “restriction has to be at the core” of the right to carry a gun. John J. Donohue, a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, made his remarks during a debate with attorney Donald Kilmer, an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. “I support the right to self-defense,” said Donohue during the debate, according to The Stanford Review. “But that doesn’t mean that you have a right to high-capacity magazines.”
  • Pope Tells Notre Dame to 'Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Identity

    01/30/2014 7:02:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 1/30/14 | CNS Staff
    In a powerful statement encouraging fidelity and strong Catholic identity in Catholic higher education, Pope Francis today urged the University of Notre Dame to be an “uncompromising witness… to the Church’s moral teaching” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness,” according to a translation by Vatican Radio.
  • University of Pennsylvania Track Star Jumped to Death Over Grades: Family Friend

    01/22/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Madison Holleran, 19, was stressed about her 3.5 GPA in the weeks before she jumped from a parking garage in Philadelphia on Friday, the friend said. The freshman’s tragic death stunned friends and family in her hometown of Allendale, N.J.A beautiful and brainy University of Pennsylvania track star jumped to her death from a parking garage Friday after stressing out over grades, a family friend revealed Monday. Madison Holleran — a freshman at the Ivy League school who hails from Bergen County, N.J.— made dinner plans and sent messages to friends without a hint she was feeling suicidal, said family...
  • White professors still dominate Bay Area colleges as student bodies grow more diverse

    01/12/2014 8:16:47 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 01/11/2014 | Katy Murphy
    The high-profile bullying case of a black student has thrust San Jose State under an intense spotlight to improve the college experience for its minority students and diversify its predominately white faculty. But an analysis of demographic figures by this newspaper shows that a lack of racial diversity in academia runs wide and deep: The South Bay campus' faculty is more diverse than other major Bay Area universities and the state's two university systems. At San Jose State, 59 percent of the faculty are listed as white, although 10 percent of the professors didn't specify a race. The faculty at...
  • ..professor who refused student’s request to be separated from female classmates broke 'obligation..

    01/09/2014 6:37:07 AM PST · by Loyalist · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | January 9, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    After refusing to honour a male student’s request to be separated from his female classmates for religious reasons, a York University professor has found himself at odds with administrators who assert he broke their “obligation to accommodate.” “It represents a great leap backwards,” said sociology professor J. Paul Grayson. “When I was a student, you couldn’t have gotten away with that — it wouldn’t even have been considered.” The issue arose last September in the opening days of SOCI 2030, an online course taught by Mr. Grayson. A student, who remains nameless due to privacy reasons, asked to be counted...
  • Colleges Trim Staffing Bloat - Amid Tuition Backlash, Cuts in Subsidies, Schools Target Efficiencies

    12/26/2013 1:12:53 PM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2013 | Douglas Belkin
    After years of cuts in state subsidies and growing resistance to rising tuition, U.S. colleges and universities are starting to unwind decades of administrative bloat and back-office waste that helped push up costs and tuition. The State University of New York system shaved $48 million in the past two years by cutting unused software licenses and consolidating senior administrators. The University of California, Berkeley, cut $70 million since 2011 by centralizing purchasing and laying off a layer of middle managers, among other things. And the University of Kansas revamped its back-office operations to save about $5 million in 2013. One...
  • Virginia colleges take average out-of-state over perfect residents

    12/03/2013 6:23:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON, November 30, 2013 — It occurs every fall, like clockwork. As a new round of anxious high school seniors apply to Virginia schools with exceptional GPA’s, abundant extracurricular activities and many honors to their name, and shockingly receive a letter of rejection, a new group of parents ask, “Who exactly is getting into Virginia public schools?” For many years now, Virginia lawmakers have debated the issue of public schools in the commonwealth accepting students with lower qualifications from students coming from other states who will pay up to three times the tuition as a Virginia resident. Some legislators have...
  • Unabashed Vanity - My son just received his acceptance letter to Hillsdale College

    11/30/2013 2:48:01 PM PST · by Damifino · 76 replies
    Damifino | 11/30/2013 | Damifino
    Our family is very proud and excited about our son's early decision acceptance to Hillsdale College to attend in the fall of next year. He's also earned a nice academic merit scholarship that we desperately need. We'll figure out how to pay for the rest of it. Couldn't be prouder or more hopeful about his future.
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Historically Black College Blames Obamacare for Canceling Students’ Insurance (Bowie State)

    11/14/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11-14-2013
    The students at Bowie State University, a historically black college in Maryland, have Obamacare to thank for the cancellation of their student insurance plans. As Campus Reform reports, Bowie State cites a jaw-dropping increase in student premiums as necessitating the cancellations: The official website for Bowie State, a Maryland public school less than an hour's drive from Washington D.C., explains that Obamacare's new regulations would force the cost of the insurance to rise from $50 to $900 a semester. "Bowie State University has suspended offering health insurance for domestic students for the 2013-2014 academic year," states the school's official website....
  • Northwest Christian University Class President Reveals He's an Atheist

    11/12/2013 6:20:44 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2013 | Tatiana Shams-Costa
    A student from a Christian university in Oregon ditched the privacy of the confessional and went public about his faith, writing in the school newspaper: "I am an atheist. Yes, you read that correctly, I am an atheist." Eric Fromm, 21, a senior at Northwest Christian University in Eugene published his thoughts about not believing in God in the Beacon Bolt, the student-run online newspaper -- despite the fact that his university is a Christian school. Although Fromm didn't share the religious beliefs as the school, he said in his post he decided to enroll because Northwest Christian had a...
  • California state colleges consider asking students about sexual orientation on application forms

    03/30/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Is it a stretch to imagine activists might someday push for affirmative action programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students? For now, administrators are just weighing whether to include a question about sexual orientation on application forms to determine whether California's state colleges are presently adequately serving the LGBT community: California’s state colleges and universities are laying plans to ask students about their sexual orientation next year on application or enrollment forms, becoming the largest group of schools in the country to do so. The move has raised the hopes of gay activists for recognition but the concerns of...
  • Baptist’s BYU visit marks thaw in Mormon-evangelical cold war

    10/30/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 49 replies
    roonte.com ^ | 10/30/2013 | Adelle M. Banks
    Last month, after being sure to get his caffeine fix at Starbucks, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land went where few evangelicals had dared to go before: the Provo campus of Brigham Young University, the intellectual heart of Mormonism. After lecturing on "family, faith, freedom and America," Land attended a BYU football game with LDS leaders and joined them to hear James Taylor sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Days later, George O. Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, also visited BYU, followed by the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptists’ flagship seminary. Is there...
  • Obama Administration Is ‘Strengthening’ Colleges It May Later Reward Under New Ratings System

    10/23/2013 11:47:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 23, 2013 - 8:45 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama’s Education Department recently announced that it is sending 39 lesser-known colleges a total of $20.1 million this year as part of the government’s “Strengthening Institutions Program.” The grant money may be used for planning, faculty development, building an endowment, or boosting academic programs. … President Obama said his college ratings system will help students and families select schools that provide the “best value. After the ratings system is well established, “Congress can tie federal student aid to college performance so that students maximize their federal aid at institutions providing the best value,” the White House website says. In...
  • A Win for Public Black Colleges (Maryland told to eliminate programs at non-HBCUs)

    10/08/2013 5:29:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Inside Higher Education | October 8, 2013 | Scott Jaschik
    No excerpt allowed from IHE, story here.
  • Transgender Right to Teach at Christian University?

    10/06/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 40 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 6, 2013 | JP
    For 15 years, Heather Ann Clement was a faculty member at Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school in Southern California. But that changed last month, with the start of Azusa’s new academic year, when Heather came out as a transgender. The professor of theology began referring to herself as Heath Adam Ackley. And she even started to develop a more masculine appearance. The professor of theology formerly known as Heather demanded that Azusa officially recognize “his” new name and gender change. So university administrators sat the prof down for several “thoughtful conversations.” After hearing out Heather/Heath, it was abundantly...
  • Shutdown forces West Point to combine classes

    10/03/2013 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2013 4:54 PM EDT | Michael Hill
    Some classes at West Point are being combined or canceled and military faculty members are being forced to fill in for civilian instructors furloughed because of the government shutdown, academy officials said Thursday. The academy furloughed 1,422 civilian employees this week, including 132 faculty members. …
  • No-Money-Down College

    09/22/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a regular reader of this column, you are acutely aware of the crisis in college education and particularly the soaring costs. As costs have climbed very little effort has been made to control them or limit the genesis of those costs. Our President has floated a plan which is destined for the scrap heap to have the federal government step in and rate colleges and then control federal funds to those colleges. A new way of funding college educations has emerged from the legislature in Oregon, and we took a look here. We first became aware of this new...
  • A Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students in science, math?

    09/17/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 122 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9:43 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | Kamau Bobb
    ... 71 percent of the 2,500 black students in APS who took the Mathematics II exam in 2011, failed and only 1 percent, 25 students, passed with distinction (Pass Plus). By contrast, only 21 percent of white students failed with 79 percent passing and 23 percent of those passing with distinction. In Fulton County, where 62 percent of black students failed the Mathematics II exam, 90 percent of the white students passed, 32 percent with distinction. The failure rates and achievement gaps throughout most of the school districts in the metro-Atlanta area are astonishing. The consequence of this reality is...
  • College professors should be more involved in K-12 education

    09/16/2013 4:08:08 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 8, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: All levels of education influence each other. College professors can greatly help higher education by joining the fight to improve secondary education.]-- No school is an island; each school, each sector of education, is connected to the others. Influences flow between them. It’s reasonable to think a nation’s educational institutions will rise and fall together. College professors may hope they can retreat to an ivory tower, untouched by the mediocrity in our public schools. Some professors may believe they are an intellectual aristocracy, and as such cannot be contaminated by the rabble below. However, the contamination relentlessly spreads and...
  • Princeton University Endorses Plan to Make Campus More Diverse

    09/13/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Septbember 12, 2013 | Kelly Heyboer
    It has been nearly 50 years since Princeton University began admitting women and actively recruiting minority students, but the school is still too white and too male, according to a new report that calls for big changes on the Ivy League campus. Christopher Eisgruber, the university’s new president, and the school’s board of trustees signed off today on a series of recommendations by a campus committee convened to take a hard look at campus diversity. The 19-member group found that Princeton has made great strides in welcoming minorities, women and low-income students into its undergraduate classes in recent decades. But...
  • Princeton Review’s 20 most ‘LGBT-unfriendly’ and 'LGBT-friendly' colleges

    08/28/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 08/28/2013 | DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer
    Southern Methodist University has fallen off the Princeton Review’s list of “LGBT-unfriendly” schools after holding a top-20 position for a number of years. Texas, however, continues to lead the nation with three schools on the most-homophobic list, while having none ranked most-LGBT-friendly. The three Texas schools ranked LGBT-unfriendly are Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Dallas. A&M also ranks No. 1 for most conservative students. The Princeton Review surveys student attitudes at hundreds of schools on a number of campus-related issues to help students find “best-fit” colleges. SMU officials have questioned whether their school ever belonged on the list....
  • College for Free

    08/28/2013 11:05:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    InsideHigherEd | August 28, 2013 | Ry Rivard
    Could public colleges be free? Yes, says the head of the union for University of California’s 4,000 instructors and librarians. How? Trim non-essential functions, redirect a bunch of money and end tax breaks that mostly benefit wealthy college-goers’ families, argues University Council-American Federation of Teachers President Bob Samuels. . . . “The major stumbling block is people no longer believe in large government programs.” (Excerpt) Read More at InsideHigherEd.com...
  • Re-education at George Mason

    08/28/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 28 | Dr. Walter E Williams
    This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let's look at it. Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I've asked students whether they...
  • An Embarrassment to Higher Education (Mike Adams)

    08/18/2013 2:20:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-18-2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Edward: I want to take the time to thank you for writing and telling me that I should be fired from my position as a tenured professor because I am “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” I also want to thank you for responding when I asked you exactly how you arrived at that conclusion. Your response, “because you insist that marriage requires one man and one woman,” was both helpful and concise. While I respect your right to conclude that I am the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America, I think you’re wrong. In fact,...
  • Conservative Prof. Has Awesome Response to Guy Who Called Him the ‘Biggest Embarrassment to Higher

    08/27/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/26/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    One conservative college professor’s support for traditional marriage was enough for one online commenter to brand him “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” How the professor responded was pretty fantastic.
  • Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

    08/22/2013 11:06:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 15 August 2013 | Matt Taibbi
    The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a bubble that could bring down the economy
  • University of Virginia Slashes Health Benefits Due to ObamaCare

    08/22/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/13 | John Nolte
    Citing ObamaCare as a reason, the the University of Virginia has announced that spouses of University employees who have access to health insurance through their own jobs will no longer be eligible for health insurance coverage. In its announcement, President Obama's healthcare plan is specifically mentioned by UVa as a reason for the rising costs that forced the university to drop working spouses. ObamaCare is expected to add $7 million to the university's health care costs. UVa was also a public supporter of ObamaCare: Working spouse provision: Starting Jan. 1, spouses who have access to coverage through their own employer...
  • Top ‘LGBT Friendly’ Colleges Offer 'Gender-Free' Bathrooms, ‘Queer Studies’ Minor

    08/22/2013 11:04:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Top ‘LGBT Friendly’ Colleges Offer 'Gender-Free' Bathrooms, ‘Queer Studies’ Minor August 22, 2013 - 1:17 PM By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – Campus Pride, a gay rights advocacy group, released its annual list of the “Top 25 LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities” on Tuesday, which includes schools with gender-neutral bathrooms and a minor in “queer studies.” The top 25 schools had to achieve five stars in overall, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression categories in order to be listed in the top 25. Each school also had to be 4.5 stars or above in eight LGBT-friendly factor areas. The final Top 25...
  • Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

    08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
  • ‘White Student Union’ Launches at Georgia State University

    08/02/2013 4:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 1, 2013 | Kate M. Witteman
    Georgia State University’s official roster of more than 300 campus organizations includes everything from the Bengali Student Association to the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club. But one student group you won’t find on the list — the new White Student Union — is already making headlines nationwide. Freshman Patrick Sharp says he launched the White Student Union this summer in order to recognize and appreciate white culture. As he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “All we want to do is celebrate white identity. This is about being in touch with who you are as a white person and being proud of...
  • The Higher Education Bubble Begins To Burst

    08/05/2013 3:30:02 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 16 replies
    ParaPundit ^ | July 28 2013 | Randall Parker
    Check out this New York Times article on the beginning of the bursting of the higher education bubble. In the 2012-2013 school year enrollment in for-profit and community colleges dropped. Now enrollment in 4 year non-profit colleges has begun dropping too. A Wall Street Journal article makes similar points. Some colleges will close. Others will shrink. The prestige racket will claim fewer victims. The number of kids turning 18 has begun to contract. But an even bigger transformation is starting to take shape: the shift toward online learning. I expect to a substantial shift toward online learning in order to...
  • The Talent Gap: Finding Skilled Workers Isn't Easy

    07/25/2013 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 44 replies
    Grainger Newsletter ^ | 25 July 2013 | Grainger.Com
    The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a current unemployment rate of around 9%. So how is it with roughly 12.8 million people out of work, there are still so many jobs going unfilled? A recent report by Deloitte for the Manufacturing Institute which was based on a survey of manufacturers, found that as many as 600,000 jobs are going unfilled. “High unemployment is not making it easier to fill positions, particularly in the areas of skilled production and production support,” the Deloitte report found. There is a growing talent gap between skilled jobs in the trades and trained...
  • Mitch Daniels (Hero)

    07/17/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    I’ve never thought of Mitch Daniels as the heroic type; not until now. But he deserves a medal for trying to spare Indiana students the mis-education that comes from reading the execrable Howard Zinn. The Associated Press obtained emails by then-Governor Daniels, now the President of Purdue: Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana’s governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.