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  • Drain the Real Swamp: Academia

    02/18/2017 11:46:36 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    ricochet ^ | February 16, 2017 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The “swamp” in question of course is Washington DC, but also includes much of the bureaucracy, judiciary, and cultural command posts of the country, such as the media and entertainment industries. The tributaries comprise America’s educational system, long dominated by the radical left and protected by tenure and union power. It is this ideological effluent center that has done so much to poison the discourse of American politics, smearing every institution that contributed to the country’s greatness, and radiating hatred of all things most citizens hold dear—family, patriotism, free enterprise, free speech, freedom of religion, the Bill of Rights generally,...
  • California Community College suspends student who recorded professor’s anti-Trump rant

    02/15/2017 5:16:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/15/17 | John Sexton
    A student at an Orange County, California community college has been suspended after he recorded one of his professors telling her class the election of Donald Trump was an “act of terrorism.” From the LA Times: In a Feb. 9 letter, Victoria Lugo, interim dean of students at the Costa Mesa college, informed Caleb O’Neil of the suspension for one “primary (fall/spring) semester in addition to the summer” and other disciplinary actions against him, including that he submit a written apology to the professor, Olga Perez Stable Cox, and a three-page essay asking him to examine why he filmed Cox’s class,...
  • Professor Promotes ‘Queer Christ’ Concept To Students

    02/14/2017 8:49:59 AM PST · by detective · 133 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 11, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    A recent guest lecture at Swarthmore College by a prominent homosexual seminary professor highlighted a growing argument among the so-called queer community that Jesus was bisexual. In particular, the Rev. Patrick Cheng, a professor at the Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts, told the students that Jesus was a subversive person and God’s way of “queering the world,” so to speak. Cheng said Christ was “always coming out in the gospels” and that “Christ is God coming out.” “At its heart, Christianity is queer,” Cheng told the students during the Feb. 7 talk. “It’s not just a matter of being tolerant....
  • There's No Such Thing As 'Free College' But Two Blue States Will Try Anyway

    02/08/2017 7:29:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 8, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the good aspects of federalism is that it allows states to go their own way. As Justice Louis Brandeis put it, they can be “laboratories of democracy.” Unfortunately, that often means that interest groups will capture state legislatures and have their political allies push through foolish legislation that will harm most of the state’s residents while benefiting just a few – mainly their members. (That, incidentally, was true in the case that inspired Brandeis’ observation, New State Ice v. Liebmann. Fortunately, the majority ruled against Oklahoma’s scheme for cartelizing the ice business.) Two states, New York and Rhode...
  • How About “America First” for College Admissions?

    02/08/2017 7:38:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 45 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a recent article, "Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges," The Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed. Their sponsors, Middle East governments and regimes like China, buy their way into American colleges and universities for their own students, forcing up costs for the dwindling number of Americans fortunate enough to gain admission. It is estimated that over one million international students are enrolled in...
  • Virginia University Publishes ‘LGBTQIA+ Terminology’ Handout

    02/06/2017 2:32:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A Virginia university has published an “LGBTQIA+ Terminology” handout defining terms like “cisgender privilege,” “demisexual,” “heterosexism,” and “polyamorous” relationships.
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • How About “America First” for College Admissions?

    02/03/2017 2:16:20 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Cliff Kincaid
    In a recent article, “Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges,” The Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed. Their sponsors, Middle East governments and regimes like China, buy their way into American colleges and universities for their own students, forcing up costs for the dwindling number of Americans fortunate enough to gain admission. It is estimated that over one million international students are enrolled in...
  • In Hillsdale College, a ‘Shining City on a Hill’ for Conservatives

    02/01/2017 8:38:57 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 1, 2017 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    Hillsdale, a private college of 1,400 students in southern Michigan that describes itself as “nonsectarian Christian” and dedicated to “civil and religious liberty,” is scarcely known in many circles. But among erudite conservatives — think progeny of William F. Buckley Jr. — it is considered a hidden gem. What they admire is the college’s concentration on the Western philosophical and literary canon (sometimes disparaged as the Great Books of dead white men) and its reverent treatment of the American founding documents as the political culmination of that tradition — a tradition that scholars at Hillsdale say has been desecrated by...
  • Women’s studies professors divided over whether women’s studies is too vagina-centric

    02/01/2017 7:27:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 31, 2017 | Jennifer Kabany
    Women’s studies professors are now divided over whether women’s studies is too vagina-centric. The controversy centers on a planned panel called “Pregnancy Without Women” slated for an upcoming National Women’s Studies Association conference.
  • Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead two of Trump's higher ed task forces

    01/31/2017 4:09:38 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | 1/31/17 | Josh Moody
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said he will lead two new presidential task forces to be created by President Donald J. Trump to reform the Department of Education. “I’ve been in conversations with [presidential adviser] Steve Bannon and others, and the president is forming some education task forces, that I’ve been asked to head,” Falwell said Tuesday. Falwell said there would be two presidential task forces on education, and he would lead both.
  • Universities Cave to Snowflakes (Walter Williams)

    01/23/2017 3:25:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term "snowflakes," it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings so as not to be upset by views that challenge their own. Snowflakes feel as though they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their extremely limited, narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion. This might explain their behavior in the...
  • Georgetown University hosts “self-care night” to deal with the trauma following Trump’s inauguration

    01/22/2017 4:00:04 PM PST · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    640Toronto ^ | 1/20/2017 | Heather Purdon
    Students at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. are hosting a “self-care” night for those who need to recuperate after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. A Facebook event page for “GUPride Self-Care Night” says the event, hosted by the Georgetown LGBTQ student organization GUPride, will have everything needed to deal with the trauma of a president they don’t support. Stuffed animals, Legos, and juice boxes to comfort those in need. Do you know anyone who suffers from Donald Trump derangement syndrome? Do you avoid talking about Trump in front of them?
  • Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God

    01/16/2017 5:20:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/17 | Katherine Timpf
    The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.” For example: This year’s divinity course catalogue at Vanderbilt tells professors to give “consistent attention to the use of inclusive language, especially in relation to the Divine,” because the school “commits continuously and explicitly to include gender as an analyzed category and to mitigate sexism. “It is up to the individual professor’s interpretation for their classes and is suggestive rather than mandatory,” the associate dean for...
  • TANCREDO: REPORT REVEALS MASSIVE INDOCTRINATION OF STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITIES THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE C

    01/14/2017 9:34:05 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 53 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 14 JANUARY 2017 | by TOM TANCREDO
    Students at hundreds of colleges and universities are being systematically indoctrinated into the “New Civics” of social justice activism, according to a report released this past week by the National Association of Scholars. The report’s findings suggest that the suppression of free speech on college campuses that is making headlines is only the tip of a very large iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is a massive, publicly funded program of indoctrination through a remaking of the curriculum as a vehicle for advancing the political agenda of progressivism. The full NAS report, MAKING CITIZENS: HOW AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TEACH CIVICS, can...
  • We Have Too Many Law Schools, But This Isn't The Way To Thin The Herd

    01/13/2017 6:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 13, 2017 | George Leef
    On December 19, the U.S. Department of Education announced that as of the end of the year, it would no longer allow students to use federal aid money at the Charlotte School of Law (CSL). The reason for this unprecedented move was the decision by the American Bar Association in November to place CSL on probation because of the low passage rate among its students on the most recent administration of the North Carolina bar exam. ... Instead of an administrative decree that one (or even dozens) of the schools with low bar passage rates will be denied federal student...
  • If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too

    01/11/2017 2:48:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2017 | José A. Cabranes
    Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate,” or “our civilization will stagnate and die.” There was no third option. Today, we face this choice again. Recent attempts to shame professors for unpopular views and to curtail the due process rights of those accused of misconduct are cause for alarm. Especially when academic freedom is endangered at places such as Yale — long celebrated as a leader on freedom of expression — we know that the erosion of...
  • [Originally broadcast March 17, 2005 Retitled by blogger "Papa Giorgio"] McGill University Student L

    01/05/2017 4:37:44 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 8 replies
    Retitled and copied by Retitled by blogger "Papa Giorgio" YouTube ^ | Originally broadcast March 17, 2005 and retitled | Originally broadcast March 17, 2005 retitled and copied by blogger "Papa Giorgio" YouTube account
    <p>Higher education teaches them a hate-filled Feminist dogma that heterosexuality is a "social construct," males are violent predators, and sex with a man is rape. Millions of gullible girls are falling into a diabolical trap intended to make them pursue careers instead of families. As I have said, the purpose is to depopulate and destabilize society by destroying its fundamental building block, the family.</p>
  • Feeding the Academic Bea$t

    12/27/2016 8:10:36 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 23, 2016, | Malcolm A. Kline
    A university think tank just published a list of recommendations for paying for college. Perhaps not too surprisingly, they mostly involve increasing taxpayer-funded government subsidies of higher education. To its credit, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia acknowledges that the economy is worse than the U. S. government claims it is. "Total unemployed, people who want to work but are discouraged from looking, and people who are working part time because they cannot find a full-time job peaked in 2010 but remains at 9.8 percent," the executive summary of "Investing in the Future: Sharing Responsibility for Higher Education...
  • George Washington University Removes U.S. History as a Requirement for History Majors

    12/23/2016 11:35:40 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 12/22/2016
    George Washington University has changed its course requirements for history major to no longer include U.S. history, the College Fix reports. The university’s history department recently introduced new requirements with the stated aim of giving students greater flexibility to pursue their interests, and to “better reflect a globalizing world,” according to faculty. Requirements in U.S., North American, and European history were eliminated, along with foreign language. Incoming history major will be required to take at least one introductory course, and may choose U.S. history as option. However, like many other universities, GWU allows incoming students to place out of the...
  • Anti-Semitism 'is turning some of Britain's top universities into no-go zones for Jewish students'

    12/22/2016 9:36:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 December 2016 | Gareth Davies
    Anti-Semitism is turning some of Britain’s top universities into no-go zones for Jewish students, according to a top peer. Baroness Ruth Deech, who once held the highest office for dealing with student complaints, said the situation stems from institutions failing to curb a perceived hatred of Jews because vice chancellors are afraid of offending potential investors from the Gulf. As a result, the peer said Jewish students are gradually getting a feeling universities such as Manchester, Exeter, SOAS and Southampton are places they should avoid, which could be perceived as anti-Semitic. …
  • UW Funding in Jeopardy Over 'The Problem of Whiteness' Course

    12/22/2016 9:51:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:35 PM | Cathy Burke
    GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are reportedly threatening to block additional state funding unless a new course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, called “The Problem of Whiteness” is canceled. State Rep. Dave Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he has told his staff to pore over university course offerings to make sure “they’re legit.” “We are adding to the polarization of the races in our state,” Murphy told the newspaper about the course. Murphy planned to push for more funding for the UW system in the next state budget, but said he would rethink that support if the university chose to...
  • Student reaction to Trump election in art project: ‘FULL COMMUNISM NOW!!’

    12/21/2016 7:01:21 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 16, 2016 | Toni Airaksinen
    The student group behind Barnard College’s “trigger warning wall” is back with a new art exhibit that invites student to write their thoughts about the election on Post-it notes. The project, called “Reacting to the Election,” asks students to answer the questions “How are you?” “What do you need?” and “Where do we go from here?” on notes and post them on the wall. About 200 have been posted since the exhibit went up last month.
  • Muslim Students Demand Prayer Rooms in Every 'Major Building' [U. Maryland]

    12/21/2016 8:19:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/21/16 | Toni Airaksinen
    * Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to "Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented" students.* Muslim students, for instance, want “one room in each major building designated for prayer” and “shuttle services to [the local mosque] for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.” The project, known as ProtectUMD, is a collaborative effort between...
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • TRENDING: Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic’ masculinity

    12/15/2016 12:49:25 PM PST · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    College Fix ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.” Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today. On campus, toxic masculinity is often blamed for sexual violence, body shaming, a “hyper-masculinized sporting culture,” acts of domestic terrorism and much more. For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, “The Orlando Syllabus,” identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a...
  • Students rip down Shakespeare portrait at UPenn

    12/12/2016 9:54:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 120 replies
    www.campusreform.org ^ | 12-12-16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. The Department had previously voted to remove the painting, so students took matters into their own hands, replacing the portrait with one of an African American writer and delivering Shakespeare to the Department Chair's office. Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. In...
  • Faust Says Harvard Will Not Be a 'Sanctuary Campus'

    12/09/2016 6:54:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | December 7, 2016 | Hannah Natanson
    Faust Says Harvard Will Not Be a 'Sanctuary Campus' By Hannah Natanson, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER UPDATED: December 7, 2016, at 12:12 a.m. University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard will not designate itself a “sanctuary campus” at a Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting held Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center. Faust said she is worried calling Harvard a "sanctuary campus," a term she argued has no legal significance, could actually further endanger undocumented students at Harvard. She said she has met with members of Congress and other federal officials to discuss protections for undocumented students . "It also risks...
  • Why is communist indoctrination required to go work at a corporation?

    12/08/2016 10:21:03 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 49 replies
    It has long ceased to be a secret that college campuses at all levels, from the highest ivy league centers down to community colleges, are centers of far far left wing indoctrination. Why then is it that corporations keep requiring 4 year and above degrees - many times for jobs that clearly don't need such a thing? Most of the time, if you don't have that bachelor degree, you aren't even getting in the door. Don't bother. Don't send an email, don't call, do not show up at the office. Just don't. Ok, Mr. Corporate toady boss. Let's examine your...
  • College prez: students might 'drop out from fear' after election

    12/06/2016 9:16:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 5, 2016 | Autumn Price
    The president of Montgomery College claims that the presidential election created “profound insecurity” for students, which demands a renewed commitment to “inclusion” from academia. “Radical inclusion is an approach to higher education that I have promoted for years at my college,” Dr. DeRionne Pollard begins a recent op-ed for The Washington Blade, asserting that “Diversity is one of the pillars of our identity at Montgomery College.”
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson's on-air war with elitism

    12/06/2016 9:22:32 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/5/16 | Oliver Darcy
    “I hate the mainstream media, but I'm not against the idea of the mainstream media. I am for it, actually. I think it would be nice if there were news organizations that in the end, everybody agreed were on the level.”
  • The Twin Pillars of Progressivism

    12/06/2016 6:38:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-6-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform. (Read the rest at the link. Site does not want me to copy for some reason. It could just be my computer, but don't allow that glitch to cause you to miss this fine article by VDH. He's ripping and roaring this am.)
  • VMI, Famed Military Academy, Giving Cadets Coloring Books for Stress

    12/06/2016 4:48:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A prestigious private military school is providing coloring books for cadets to deal with stress. The Virginia Military Institute, the first state-sponsored military college in the country founded in 1839, offers a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.” . . . “This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
  • NDSU Speech by Breitbart Personality Canceled Due to #NoDAPL Protests

    12/05/2016 5:36:25 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    sayanythingblog.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Rob Port
    Milo Yiannopoulos, a Trump-supporting provocateur who works for Breitbart, was set to speak at North Dakota State University but apparently the event has been canceled due to security concerns with #NoDAPL protesters. Specifically, NDSU raised the security fee: The event which was scheduled for Friday, December 16th, was suddenly hit with a large security fee increase however unlike many other universities that used security fees as an attempt to censor MILO, the threat by Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters to disrupt the event posed a viable risk to those in attendance. “Unfortunately the state of North Dakota has a issue with...
  • President Trump May Not Get an Invite to Notre Dame Graduation

    12/05/2016 5:32:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/5/16 | David Gibson
    If President Obama’s appearance at the Notre Dame commencement in 2009 sparked an unprecedented uproar among American Catholics, imagine what inviting President Trump to graduation might provoke. That concern is making Notre Dame's president, Fr. John Jenkins, think twice about making a pitch for the incoming U.S. president to receive an honorary degree, an appearance that almost any school would normally covet — and one that the iconic Catholic university has been more successful than others in securing. “I do think the elected leader of the nation should be listened to. And it would be good to have that person...
  • California universities vow to defy Trump on immigration

    12/01/2016 5:57:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 30, 2016 | Alexei Koseff
    California’s public university systems are drawing a line in the sand with President-elect Donald Trump over his policies on illegal immigration, vowing not to cooperate with law enforcement officials who may seek to deport undocumented students on their campuses. University of California President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday released “principles in support of undocumented members of the UC community” that stated campus police departments would not assist federal or local authorities in investigating, detaining or arresting individuals for violations of immigration law.
  • Ohio State students and faculty pushed hard for more Islamic immigration

    11/29/2016 3:13:14 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 37 replies
    American thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | Ed Straker
    The case of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born Islamic terrorist who ran over and stabbed 11 people with a butcher knife at Ohio State may be what President Obama calls a "teachable moment." We can feel great sympathy for the victims, but it is also fair to point out that some of the policies advocated by said victims helped contribute to this tragedy. And the fact is that a large number of Ohio State faculty and students are strongly pro-Islamic immigration
  • Run, hide, fight: Ohio State attack advice is a new mantra

    11/28/2016 12:55:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/28/2016 | COLLIN BINKLEY AP
    As police responded to the attack at Ohio State University, school officials blasted an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: “Run Hide Fight.”It’s a mantra that has become standard at colleges in the event of a campus shooting. Students near the assailant are urged to run somewhere safe, to hide from the shooter and, as a last resort, to fight back.A training video for students released last year by Ohio State dramatizes a campus shooting, in which actors depicting workers arm themselves with fire extinguishers and phone cords as a shooter enters their office. A police officer...
  • Colleges delay classes and exams, offer stress-healing therapies after Trump victory

    11/27/2016 6:55:20 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    RT.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2016 | not stated
    As Americans comes to terms with the election results, students seem to need extra time and care to cope with Donald Trump’s victory. Colleges across the US have canceled classes and exams, offered disaster counseling and dog and coloring book therapies. ' Since Wednesday, schools have been trying to help students recover from election day, which for some ended in a shocking outcome. Classes were canceled or postponed the morning after the elections at some colleges due to understanding that students had stayed up late to wait for the results. Some professors even decided that holding exams would be counterproductive...
  • After Trump University, Why Not Sue All Colleges?

    11/27/2016 5:16:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Trump University was one of Donald Trump’s entrepreneurial ventures, a real estate educational program in operation from 2005 to 2010. Live events and in-field mentorships promising to teach students Donald Trump’s real estate techniques, taught by his “hand-picked” professors. A lawsuit alleged false representations, as Trump himself had no significant involvement in the educational event content or instructors. The title of “university” was also claimed to be misleading as Trump University was not accredited as such. Donald Trump settled the lawsuit post-election for $25 million, claiming he “Did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial...
  • Students Fed Up with Politically Biased Professors Are Hitting Back with a New Weapon (tr)

    11/25/2016 8:50:15 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Conservative student organization, Turning Point USA, has released a new project called the Professor WatchList. The website enables students and parents to research professors that have a history of promoting a radical liberal agenda in their classrooms. The organization and new project is the brainchild of Charlie Kirk, the 23-year-old founder and president of Turning Point USA. Boasting 1000 plus chapters nationwide and a presence in all 50 states, the four-year-old organization prides itself on developing conservative activists who stand up to big government in and out of their universities. The Professor WatchList is a culmination of years of information...
  • Education is so far left, it can’t really see the right

    11/22/2016 12:30:17 PM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 18, 2016 | Frederick M. Hess
    The past week has been extraordinary in the most literal sense. As I’ve sat on panels, talked to reporters, and huddled with folks trying to make sense of things, I’ve been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in and around education. What’s going on? A couple things, I suspect. But the biggest one is that, when I’m trying to explain the world of education to people who don’t work in or around education, I frequently wind up telling them, “You need to understand that the center in education is two standard...
  • CUNY staffer complains about earning $100K for ‘zero work’

    11/21/2016 1:56:04 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 20, 2016 | Susan Edelman
    He gets paid nearly $100,000 a year by CUNY, but has “zero work” to do — and he’s sick of it. Harendra “Harold” Sirisena was director of the bursar’s office at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn for eight years, responsible for all financial matters, including tuition collection, payroll and bank deposits. But in 2003, without any explanation, he was suddenly replaced by a young office assistant and reduced to a menial biller. His sole assigned task — plugging names onto form letters — takes up an average 30 days a year, he estimates, leaving him idle...
  • Police: Villanova U. student declines to pursue charges in post-election incident

    11/21/2016 2:23:01 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/21/2016 | Susan Snyder
    A black Villanova University student who reportedly was knocked to the ground by a group of young white men yelling "Trump, Trump, Trump" days after the presidential election has declined to pursue charges, a spokesman for Radnor Township police said Monday. "The victim in this case has informed Radnor Police that at this time she does not wish to pursue this matter any further," said Lt. Andy Block. "We're going to keep a case file on it. If she changes her mind, we'll absolutely investigate it." The university, however, is continuing its investigation, said spokesman Jonathan Gust.
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • University Officials: America-Themed Parties Are ‘Harmful’ And Offensive

    11/21/2016 9:18:56 AM PST · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    daily caller ^ | 11/21/16 | hasson
    Student government leaders at Loyola University Maryland faced a barrage of pressure from the university administration to change the theme of a senior class party described as “very alienating, divisive and harmful” and against the university’s “core values,” according to emails provided to The Daily Caller. The theme? America. ). The theme for Loyola’s annual “Senior 200s” party — one of four celebrations exclusive to seniors held throughout the year — was based upon a survey of Loyola seniors taken last summer. The party was held on Nov. 18 and went off without a hitch, according to students who attended,...
  • College Stops Flying US Flag Entirely After Flag-Burning Incident

    11/20/2016 8:11:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer fly the U.S. flag at all in response to an incident where the flag was taken down and burned. The president of the college says that by getting rid of the flag the school will be able to focus on other issues like halting Islamophobia and promoting gay rights. The mess for Hampshire College started a week and a half ago, after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. The school responded to Trump’s victory by keeping the U.S. flag at half-staff, as if in mourning, which upset...
  • Gender Revolution at American Universities

    11/17/2016 8:06:33 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 11, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Universities across America actively advance the social revolution to redefine gender and normalize all permutations of sexual proclivity. At Rutgers University, The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities asserts that "Gender identity is the inward sense of being man, woman, both, neither, or any other gender(s). This identity is not visible. Gender expression is an outward means of expressing a person’s gender and can include mannerisms, clothing, hair, and other modes of expression. While gender expression is often visible, it is not necessarily an indicator of a person's identity. The only way to know a person’s gender is...
  • One-Party University

    11/17/2016 7:21:49 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you want to see what America will look like if universities get to remodel it, have a look at what higher education looks like. "We investigate the voter registration of faculty at 40 leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology," Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain, and Daniel B. Klein wrote last month in an article which appeared in Econ Journal Watch. "We looked up 7,243 professors and found 3,623 to be registered Democratic and 314 Republican, for an overall D:R ratio of 11.5:1." "The D:R ratios for the five fields were: Economics 4.5:1,...
  • Students, Professors Send Letter to UVA Head Criticizing Her For Quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/16/2016 12:04:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 15 November 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Snowflake university culture in America may have just hit peak safe-space stupidity. Here’s what happened according to the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily: :: Several professors on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves. “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are...