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  • Professors, Stop Opining About Trump

    07/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/16/2016 | Stanley Fish
    Professors are at it again, demonstrating in public how little they understand the responsibilities and limits of their profession. On Monday a group calling itself Historians Against Trump published an “Open Letter to the American People.” The purpose of the letter, the historians tell us, is to warn against “Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenges it poses to civil society.” They suggest that they are uniquely qualified to issue this warning because they “have a professional obligation as historians to share an understanding of the past upon which a better future may be built.” Or in other words:...
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Fancypants College In Cleveland Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

    07/21/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2016 | Eric Owens
    Case Western Reserve University is providing a “safe space” for students who are upset about this week’s Republican National Convention. The fancypants private school in Cleveland — where tuition, fees and room and board cost $60,304 per year — is located just over 4 miles from Quicken Loans Arena, where the GOP convention is occurring. A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter, informs students — and professors, and administrators — that the private school’s Social Justice Institute “will host a ‘safe space'” in the basement of concrete-laden Crawford Hall for the duration of the convention, which...
  • NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Your SUV is apparently responsible for all those beheadings in the Middle East. That’s right: ISIS is nothing more than a product of global warming, according to some non-scientist from John Jay College in New York. I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it has always been such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)According to Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism, your...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/15/2016 6:30:01 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Lisa Jeff
    n second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation's first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California's history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • California school officials adopt landmark LGBT coursework

    07/14/2016 7:48:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jill Tucker
    State officials on Thursday added the evolution of gay rights and the contributions of lesbian and gay figures in history to the list of topics that public-school students will be taught in California, a landmark move that puts the ongoing LGBT civil rights fight into the mainstream of public education.
  • 1950s dance theme shot down by Harvard student committee because it’s racist

    07/14/2016 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Hube · 66 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/14/2016 | Greg Piper
    The 1950s mean one thing and one thing only for a subset of Harvard students: RACISM. Exclusive emails obtained by the Young America’s Foundation show “the outcry of a few students” after the residents of Adams House voted to host a dance with a “1950s theme.” The committee ended up ditching the will of the voters and changing the theme to “sock hop,” either unaware that sock hops became popular in the 1950s or counting on the ignorance of their residents. (It ended up being well-attended and reasonably diverse, so probably ignorance.) The initial response to the 1950s theme was...
  • University website declares pro-life views a form of assault

    06/29/2016 9:17:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 28, 2016 | Editor
    Leftist views have increasingly dominated American college campuses to the point that many universities now consider the mere mention of conservative values an aggressive act that warrants counseling. One page on the official website of Virginia’s Longwood University, however, shows just how cloistered liberals have become in the realm of higher education. A slideshow on the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Resources page includes numerous social justice buzzwords, including a denouncement of so-called “invalidations.” As the examples continued, they exposed even more intolerance toward those with a more traditional worldview. Following a list of “insults” that are not welcome on campus,...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen

    06/26/2016 12:31:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 26, 2016
    <p>Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media.</p> <p>“I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed.</p>
  • University of Arizona launching a transgender studies program (first in nation)

    06/23/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Hypeline ^ | June 23, 2016 | Nick Cocca
    The taxpayer funded University of Arizona will become the first university in America to offer a transgender studies program. The program is set to launch by fall of 2017, and will grant master’s degrees. The school's program will focus on sex, gender, cultural issues, political issues, and the life experiences of transgender people. This new program will be the result of the university’s Transgender Studies Initiative, introduced in 2013. The school has also hired three new professors to teach in the program, and plans to hire a fourth. "The three people who had been hired were all white, and we...
  • 'Transgender' mom and dad: The next wave of LGBT propaganda coming to schools?

    06/23/2016 11:14:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 06/23/2016 | n/a
    Father's Day propaganda. Boston Globe photo of "transgender dad" at work. The incoherent war on truth continues. On Father’s Day the Boston Globe, the major newspaper in New England, featured a lavish front-page article about a father who had “transitioned to a female”. There was an accompanying article by his son – a Boston Globe videographer – who describes that he is now accepting his father’s new “gender” after years of horrible anguish that even caused the son to change his last name. The articles are laden with sentiments of “tolerance” and “acceptance.” But they can’t avoid mentioning the years...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Wayne State Drops Math Requirement, May Add Diversity Requirement

    06/18/2016 10:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | June 17, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13. “We are proposing the creation of specific ‘Diversity’ courses, with students required to take one course in this designation,” said a document from the General Education Reform Committee, which is recalibrating what the university will expect from all students who earn a degree from the state university. It released the proposal in May.
  • This School Is Out Of Line! They Are Teaching Kids Islamic Faith, Not History Of The Religion

    06/18/2016 9:46:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 16 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    What would you do if your child came home from school and showed you the papers of how they were being taught the Islamic faith? I'm not just talking about a history lesson, kids are being taught the Islamic faith by liberal educators and unless you as a concerned parent or community member say something, things only going to get worse. Liberals have worked so hard to get prayer taking out of the school and now this! Over the years, they have even stopped prayer groups from coming together to high schools and college universities because these administrations did not...
  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • NJ school rejects 15-year-old patriot’s photography project

    06/10/2016 2:47:02 PM PDT · by russbart · 60 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 10, 2016
    A Ringoes, N.J., high school student took seriously his photography teacher’s recent assignment to compose a self-portrait expressing his own identity. The 15-year-old proud patriot stood on the back of his four-wheeler, gripping an American flag in one hand and his 12-gauge shotgun in the other. Joshua Bruner’s mother, Darcy Meys, said her son’s photograph reflects a “patriot” who loves his country. Hunterdon Central Regional High School administrators were not as impressed.
  • Conservative Prof. Resigns From California School After Long Battle With LGBT Activists

    06/10/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists. Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution. In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus.
  • How Should Conservatives Respond to the Disturbing Trend of Campus Censorship?

    06/07/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    .equalrightsinstitute. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Timothy Brahm
    We experienced an aggressive protest at UC Davis, but this is part of a disturbing, growing trend of censorship of conservative speech on college campuses. This is an extended version of an article from our last printed newsletter. Warning: This blog post includes strong language when directly quoting leftist protesters. On February 29th through March 1st at UC Davis, we faced our most aggressive, persistent, and unreasonable protest yet. As many of you know, our preferred way of doing outreach is to set up a simple poll table that asks questions like, “Should Abortion Remain Legal?” and provide options for...
  • 3rd Grader Kicked Out of School for Wearing Trump Hat

    06/06/2016 12:50:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Fighting For Trump ^ | 6/06/16 | TRUMP NATION
    Logan Autry, a nine-year-old from Fresno, California, is a big Donald Trump fan. However, his school is now blocking his right to wear a Trump hat. Autry was told by school officials his hat “brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him.” Autry’s hat is actually signed by the Republican candidate himself, so the hat is something cherished by Autry which he loves to wear a lot. He wore it to school three days in a row. On Friday before the weekend began, Autry was asked to leave school early because of the amount of “disturbances” being...
  • School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses

    06/03/2016 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive. “This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child,” said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale. They are also representing his parents, Christina and Jaime Zavala.
  • Third-Grader Banned From Wearing Donald Trump Hat to School

    06/03/2016 1:30:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 3, 2016 | Lindsey Ellefson
    A nine-year-old in Fresno, California, named Logan Autry was asked by school officials to remove his Donald Trump hat because it, in his words, “brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him.” The third-grader’s “Make America Great Again” hat is even autographed by the business mogul himself, so it makes sense that the child wore it three days in a row.
  • George Mason U. prof. says patriots more dangerous than foreign terrorists

    06/02/2016 10:51:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 6/1/16 | Joe Newby
    It seems that David Alpher, an adjunct professor at George Mason University who has a PhD in “conflict resolution” doesn’t think much of those who hold to the Constitution, i.e., “Patriots,” and, after lumping them all in with the likes of Timothy McVeigh, has decided that patriotic Americans who take a stand against an overbearing government are far more dangerous than foreign terrorists. You know, like ISIS and the terrorists who killed 3,000 innocent people on 9/11. In a screed entitled, “An expert explains why domestic extremists are a much bigger risk than foreign terrorists in America,” he refers to...
  • Should A Third-Grade Teacher Share His Disdain For Donald Trump With His Class?

    05/31/2016 10:01:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 93 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/27/2016 | Maureen Sullivan
    Ruben Brosbe, a third-grade teacher at a public school in New York City, doesn’t like Donald Trump. It’s clear he despises the man who is about to be named the Republican presidential nominee and all that he stands for. And he has written publicly about his desire to share this with the children in his class.Teachers, he says, must not “silence themselves” when the subject arises. “The fact is, Donald Drumpf is not an ordinary politician,” writes Brosbe in TheEducatorsRoom.com in a article titled “Teachers Must Take On Trump.” “His rhetoric goes beyond typical political mud-slinging. It is dangerous, offensive...
  • Oberlin Progressives Want Low Grades Thrown Out, Conversations Instead of Written Exams

    05/24/2016 4:42:37 PM PDT · by russbart · 55 replies
    The list of demands from social justice college students around the country is growing daily. Most of them demand bully-proof safe spaces just to escape from any and all perceived oppression. Now, some at Oberlin College are asking for a bit more from administration: throw out all grades below 'C' and convert written exams to conversations.
  • NC school district does away with valedictorians: ‘Competition has become very unhealthy’

    05/24/2016 9:55:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    EAG News ^ | 5/20/2016 | Victor Skinner
    CARY, N.C. – The Wake County school board believes the decades long tradition of naming class valedictorians and salutatorians creates “unhealthy competition,” so they voted to end the practice. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ban high school principals from recognizing the top students with the titles and move to the Latin system that uses designations including cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude starting in 2018, The News Observer reports. “We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” board chairman Tom Benton told the news site. “Students were not collaborating with...
  • Professor Run Out of Classroom for Offending Students Will Lose Job

    05/21/2016 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | May. 18, 2016 10:10 pm | Robby Soave
    Andrea Quenette, the University of Kansas communications professor subjected to protests and a formal investigation after offending her liberal students, was cleared of wrongdoing. But she is still ultimately out of a job. "Andrea has been denied continuation of her tenure," her husband, Scott Quenette, told Reason. "Despite having a recommendation from the tenure committee and her department. The new dean unilaterally denied it." This decision was contrary to the recommendation of her department. Quenette will be able to continue at her job for another year, and then her employment at KU will be at an end.
  • College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero

    05/20/2016 11:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    When given the choice of standing alongside a decorated military hero or a bunch of militant LGBT activists – choose wisely. The leadership of Hampden-Sydney College learned that lesson the hard way. On May 19 I reported to you that the Virginia all-male college had chosen not to renew retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s contract – ending his stellar, nine-year career teaching leadership and ethics. Less than six hours later, the college reversed its decision and offered the retired general a one-year contract. “Hampden-Sydney College is a fine school with a proud history of young men who have led our...
  • Towson University hosts presentation: ‘white people are a plague’

    05/18/2016 6:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | March 16, 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    In Obama’s America, it is open season on whites. White Americans now seem to have a “Kick Me” sign on their backs because bashing whites has become a popular sport, especially on college campuses. Towson University is a public university located in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland’s first training school for teachers, Towson still produces the most teachers of any university in the state. Hypeline reports, May 13, 2016, that it received information from a former Towson University “SGA member” that a student presentation, “The historical ties between homophobia in communities of color and colonization,” claimed...
  • Religious Universities Pressured to Secularize

    05/17/2016 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Since the Supreme Court decision on marriage, the government has put many religious universities on the "shame list" if they seek waivers that allow them to teach traditional values of marriage and sexuality without being stripped of grants or funding. "It is sad to think how far things have come where religious institutions are now being targeted for disfavor from the government because of their views on marriage," religious liberty attorney Roger Severino said at the Heritage Foundation on April 13, 2016. Dr. Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College, on the panel with Severino, said "Christian colleges and universities...
  • Walter Williams: Scalia School of Law

    05/16/2016 9:37:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 18, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch — and understandably so. Let's look at it. Justice Antonin Scalia had a reputation on the court and in his written opinions as...
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Spending $471,073 on 'Black Lives Matter'

    05/16/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    1130 WISN ^ | 5/12/2016
    Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for "Black Lives Matter" in its list of expenditures included the 2017 budget proposal it published in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Interestingly enough, the district plans to spend nearly as much on "Black Lives Matter" as it plans to spend on College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages. "We’re doing this work because national and local studies tell us young men of color in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are more likely to be represented disproportionally in the justice system and less likely to be represented proportionally...
  • From 1970s-Era Academic ‘High Theory’ to Transgender Bathrooms on Campus

    05/16/2016 7:03:03 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | May 16, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    One take-away from the transgender-bathroom wars is that the public ignores arcane academic theory at its peril. For two decades, a growing constellation of gender-studies, queer-studies, and women’s-studies departments have been beavering away at propositions that would strike many people outside academia as surprising — such as that biological sex and “gender” are mere ideological constructs imposed by a Eurocentric, heteronormative power structure. Even though skeptical journalists have regularly dived into the murky swamp of academic theory and returned bearing nuggets of impenetrable jargon and even stranger ideas, the public and most politicians have shrugged off such academic abominations, if...
  • Queering the University of Maryland

    05/16/2016 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    But the state-funded University of Maryland had described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself." It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what...
  • Liberals to outnumber conservative graduation speakers 4-to-1

    05/14/2016 11:45:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 5, 2016 | Staff
    Once again, America’s colleges will showcase an excess of liberals and radical progressives during their commencement ceremonies to speak to the nation’s top grads one last time before they enter the real world. Campus Reform took stock of this year’s line up (according to (US News’ top 100 schools) and assessed each speaker based on his political views, rating each one as either liberal, conservative, or apolitical. Any speaker who has, at one point or another, openly expressed support for a political party or platform was then placed in a corresponding category.[snip] Notably, not a single active conservative politician was...
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic culture’s “long and ongoing culture of enslavement” while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of “Stop the Magnet,” Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 05/09/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” The problem, according to Tushnet, is that liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts. Tushnet blames what he calls the “culture wars” on conservatives, and he says liberals should now make conservatives pay. “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won,” he writes in italics. Tushnet claims that conservatives “had opportunities to reach a cease fire, but rejected them in favor of a scorched earth...
  • Oregon State University to Force All Students to Take ‘Social Justice Training’

    05/07/2016 5:35:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Oregon State University reportedly plans to force all students to take a “social justice training” beginning in the fall of 2016. “This training initiative is intended to provide all students entering Oregon State University an orientation to concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice and help empower all OSU students to contribute to an inclusive university community,” states the description of the proposed program, which Reason reports was sent in an e-mail to students earlier this week.
  • Harvard to Bar Members of Single-Gender Clubs From Leadership in Official Groups

    05/06/2016 5:18:56 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Melissa Korn
    Beginning with the freshman class that enters in fall 2017, Harvard University students will no longer be allowed to hold leadership positions in campus groups while also maintaining membership in the exclusive, single-gender final clubs that dominate the school’s social scene. The new rule, announced Friday morning by President Drew Gilpin Faust and Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana, comes as the school grapples with how to stem sexual assaults and foster an inclusive environment, all while acknowledging the limits of its control over groups that it doesn’t fund or govern directly. The policy barring students from holding leadership positions in...
  • Oregon Dept of Ed Transgender guidelines

    05/06/2016 10:47:01 AM PDT · by RyanM · 22 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 5/6/16 | Oregonian
    The mind reels... http://www.ode.state.or.us/groups/supportstaff/hklb/schoolnurses/transgenderstudentguidance.pdf
  • Grad student expelled after refusing to counsel gay married couples

    05/04/2016 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 3, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Andrew Cash, a former student at Missouri State University, is suing the institution over his dismissal from a graduate program in counseling. Cash has retained counsel from the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, and has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University. Cash and his lawyers contend that he was dismissed from the university’s Master’s program in counseling because he expressed concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious convictions. In an exclusive interview, Spero News interviewed attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Cash....
  • The Campus Hate Crime Hoax Epidemic

    05/04/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/04/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    A hate crime aimed at black students at Maryland's Salisbury University has been revealed as just the latest high-profile race-related hoax to hit the groves of academe in the race-obsessed Obama era. Except for acknowledging that the two perpetrators are African-American students at the school that is located on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland, the university is engaged in a cover-up. If the perpetrators were white, a cynic might say that the school would find a way to leak out the pertinent details in order to make a political statement. Of course, there certainly are racist incidents on university...
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

    04/15/2016 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 15, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The totalitarian attitude on campus hit me in a very personal way on March 30 as I was sitting on an airplane at Reagan National Airport on my way to Albany, New York. I was informed that a campus debate I was scheduled to participate in later that day had been cancelled. I was told to get off the plane and go home. I believe this is the first time on a college or university campus that a left-right debate has been cancelled because of objections to one side of the debate. It appears the totalitarian left is so determined...
  • Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer--A safe space for Jew-hatred

    04/15/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2016 | Kenneth Levin
    Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer A safe space for Jew-hatred. April 15, 2016 Kenneth Levin    Reports of anti-Semitic acts on American campuses suggest that the nation’s universities and colleges are likely today the chief institutional repository of anti-Semitism in the United States.   As one recent study notes: “A survey of U.S. Jewish college students by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law revealed that 54% of surveyed students reported experiencing or witnessing instances of anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year. Another survey by...
  • Politically Correct College Tour

    04/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for "diversity" and the prevalence of women's and even queer studies. My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be "updated" in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a "Queer House" or "Q House" on campus. A 28-page guide is available on "Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
  • Student says high school faculty mocked his Donald Trump hat

    04/12/2016 6:40:52 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student says he was ridiculed by faculty members when he wore a red baseball cap bearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. South Portland High School student Connor Mullen says he expected students to taunt him when he started wearing the hat to school three weeks ago. But the 16-year-old sophomore says he alerted school administrators on Friday when two adults who worked in the school made fun of him, including a teacher who allegedly said, “Thank God you can’t vote.”
  • Wisconsin school district to discipline students for 'Trump' taunts

    04/11/2016 5:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/16 | Brendan O'Brien
    A Wisconsin school district said on Monday it would discipline several students who taunted an opposing team's fans and minority players with chants of "Trump, build a wall" and "Trump" during a high school soccer game. The incident occurred on Thursday during a girls' varsity soccer game between Elkhorn Area High School and Beloit Memorial in southeastern Wisconsin, said Jason Tadlock, the administrator of the Elkhorn Area School District, in a statement posted on the district's Facebook page. During the game, three elementary school students who were sitting near Beloit fans said: "Trump, build a wall," and two high school...
  • Student Leaders At Ohio University Condemn Trump Drawing As Racially Offensive

    04/11/2016 5:01:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/16 | Scott Greer
    The governing bodies for fraternity and sorority life at Ohio University (OU) have collectively denounced the drawing of a message supporting Donald Trump on campus because it was “offensive” to Hispanics and didn’t promote “inclusion.”In a joint letter sent out to students affiliated with Ohio’s Greek Life, the student-led executive councils said that they have made a concerted effort to include everyone in this year’s Greek Week activities, but an illustration of a wall — captioned “Build That Wall!” — on a part of campus specifically designed for free expression have jeopardized those efforts.While not identifying specifically who drew the...
  • ‘Like 1984’ — Politician Admits To Bussing Migrants To Schools To Guilt Students Away From...

    04/11/2016 2:21:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/11/16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A Swedish member of parliament has expressed his frustration after revelations a Swedish school engaged in social engineering to change the political views of their young pupils. Sweden Democrat (SD) member of parliament Kent Ekeroth said the actions of the school showed the political establishment in his country had all-but succeeded in turning the country into an Orwellian “1984-society”. The deliberate, and apparently successful reprogramming of Swedish school children’s political views was revealed by a boastful Social Democratic Party party member in the nation’s left wing, best-selling newspaper Aftonbladet. Speaking for an article celebrating the arrival of migrants at one...