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  • Professors For Pedophilia: Witness this disturbing and growing phenomenon hitting Europe

    07/15/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/15/2014 | Stephen Brown
    As Christian religious belief declines in Europe, the continent’s pagan heart comes more and more to the fore, and England, is only the latest European country to witness this growing phenomenon. A major pedophilia scandal is currently rocking British society, in which as many as 20 prominent politicians, judges and other members of the British establishment are suspected of having abused children in the 1980s and 1990s as part of a pedophile ring. The victims were among society’s most vulnerable, being mostly boys from state children’s homes. And such abuse, it is suspected, may have been going on for decades....
  • Professors Suddenly Don't Like ObamaCare Either

    06/28/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Health Reform: After years of singing the praises of universal health care, college professors are now shocked at how badly it has turned out — for them. Adjunct professors are steamed at the way their employers are interpreting the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, which forces them to cover full-time but not part-time workers. Typical of liberals, they blame their employers instead of the job-killing law they supported. Starting Jan. 1, ObamaCare makes employers offer all full-time workers health insurance or pay a fine. In response, hundreds of colleges have simply cut instructors' course loads to dodge coverage. Others are...
  • California university professors unite with convicted terrorists

    06/20/2014 10:59:26 AM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 19, 2014 | Martha
    Taxpayers money was recently used by a delegation of California academics and one labor activist to pay for a unity meeting with convicted terrorists.
  • Administrators Not Created Equal

    05/05/2014 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 2, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    In The Chronicle of Higher Education, writer Don Troop highlighted the current controversy at the University of Michigan concerning how much the university pays its administrators. At Ann Arbor in 2005, they paid less than $13 million on “additional pay” (i.e. bonuses) to administrators for meeting performance goals or taking on additional duties not in their job descriptions. By 2013, Michigan paid more than $46 million for these kinds of bonuses. michigan football A dozen professors at the university have published their research, including an open letter, on the website michiganexposed.info, where they call on the Michigan board and incoming...
  • Professors as Petty Tyrants: Education today doesn’t inspire confidence in the modern university.

    04/01/2014 7:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2014 | Mona Charen
    The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely exhibit themselves. The event: A small group of pro-life activists visited UCSB to demonstrate against abortion. They bore posters and leaflets and set up their display on the campus’s “free speech zone.” Professor Mireille Miller-Young was offended, no, “triggered,” by the photo of an aborted baby on Thrin Short’s poster. Together with two or three students, the professor grabbed a...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Professoriate’s Self-Proclaimed Neutrality

    02/24/2014 11:45:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With a straight face, professors mostly tell you that they avoid advocacy. “The American Economic Association has never taken a position on any public-policy issue,” Beth McMurthie wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 21, 2014. “The American Political Science Association is thinking about becoming more active.” “And some members of the American Studies Association are wishing their organization were less so. In academe, where every argument quickly finds a counterargument, the role of the disciplinary association in matters of public advocacy is a curious one. Recent, heated debates within the American Studies Association and Modern Language Association...
  • Those Darn Facts: Liberal professor shocked to discover Tea Party smarter than average.

    10/17/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 75 replies
    Cultural Cognition Project ^ | 10/15/2013 | Dan Kahan
    Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School was curious about the relationship between ”science comprehension“ and political outlooks. His findings shocked him: tea party supporters are actually more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension. But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea...
  • MSU Professor William Penn: Republicans “raped this country”,"bunch of dead white people”

    09/13/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | Sep 8, 2013
    MSU Professor removed for anti-Republican rants (Video) Education Policies William Penn Michigan State University MSU Professor William Penn was relieved of his duties after an anti-Republican rant. (Campus Reform) Donna Gundle-KriegEducation Examiner September 8, 2013 A creative writing professor at Michigan State University was removed from his classes last week after he made insulting comments about Republicans during a previous class. William Penn, a tenured professor, has received a paid semester-long sabbatical as "punishment" for his rants, but he will continue to draw his $146,510 annual salary. William Penn’s comments, which were videotaped by a Michigan State University student, lasted...
  • College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much

    12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2012 | Gary Jason
    There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college. One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • (Vanity) Twenty-Five Things I'd Most Like To Say To A Student In A Liberal University

    11/15/2012 5:02:54 PM PST · by danielmryan · 15 replies
    My ruminating | November 15, 2012 | D.M. Ryan
    "When you hear a group of people described as 'bigoted,' 'prejudiced', 'haters' or something similar, you would be wise to ask a test question. Raise your hand and ask, 'Bigotry has been generally frowned upon for decades. Clearly, bigotry is not in anyone's self-interest. So why would these people be bigoted if it's clearly against their interest?' Consider the response you get. Is it a plain or cleverly-constructed dismissal out of hand? Even if laced with pity? But what you should watch out for is verbal hostility. If you hear hostile words, even if expressed engagingly, avoid that person....
  • Campaign donations from university employees went overwhelmingly to Obama

    11/14/2012 3:05:25 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 10 replies
    Four of the top ten organizations whose staff donated to President Obama’s reelection campaign were universities, data released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveals. The University of California (UC) represented the single largest employee group to donate to President Obama’s campaign in 2012, funneling $1,092,906 to assist the President in his bid to gain reelection. That number includes the university’s PACs, individual members or employees, and employee’s immediate families.
  • "The New Leviathan: HOW LEFT-WING MONEY ... SHAPES American Politics & THREATENS America's Future"

    07/09/2012 3:13:45 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 3 replies
    C SPAN 2 Book TV ^ | June 22, 2012 | David Horowitz
    "The New Leviathan:""How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics""and Threatens America's Future" By David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin David Horowitz contends that tax-exempt organizations of the political left,who present themselves are more aligned with the concerns of the poor and working class than conservative groups and the Republican Party, have assets over 100 hundred billion dollars and outspend conservatives seven to one. The author argues that the Left has used their finances to promote a progressive agenda that has transformed the political landscape. David Horowitz speaks at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
  • Professors attack conservatives, kiss up to Occupy WS

    11/29/2011 9:15:00 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 7 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 11/26/2011 | Scott Walter
    The American Association of University Professors recently provided a vivid example of ideological tilt in its gushing endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Who knew that mobs of misfits soiling public parks and making incoherent demands were essentially the same as learned professors? For evidence higher ed. dollars aren’t always well spent, listen to recent college graduates in Occupy Wall Street try to form a sentence, or see how seniors at Duke know less high school civics than Duke freshmen.
  • Outspoken Education Site Celebrates 6th Birthday, Urges Americans To Demand More From Public Schools

    10/06/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    FreePressRelease ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Summary: Improve-Education.org is a unique education site, with 62 lively articles on a range of intellectual topics. A major focus is explaining why public schools are mediocre and how we can do better. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA (Free-Press-Release.com) October 5, 2011 --“Explaining how American education can succeed is the main mission of Improve-Education.org,” says Bruce Price, founder of the site. “Once we understand what went wrong, then we can fix it. Truth is, most of our problems are the direct result of using flawed theories and methods.” “Here’s my fairly depressing conclusion. Our Education Establishment pretends to be...
  • Professors Offer $11,000 for Proving Bachmann's HPV Vaccine Story

    09/20/2011 9:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Two bioethics professors have said that they are willing to pay $11,000 for medical records that could prove that the story Rep. Michele Bachmann told about the toxicity of HPV vaccine, after Monday night's GOP presidential debate, is true. Bachmann first raised the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine issue during the presidential debate, attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who issued an executive order in 2007 mandating that girls get the HPV vaccine as part of a school immunization requirement. She questioned the state's authority to force "innocent little 12-year-old girls" to have a "government injection" that was "potentially dangerous." The following...
  • A CONVENTION OF FOOLS

    09/06/2011 5:39:30 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/06/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Over the weekend, a convention of political scientists met in Seattle. The idiots. The last weekend of summer, all of America celebrating a holiday, and they schedule a meeting. At which, it seems, their prime purpose was to provide political fodder against the tea party. A genuine social phenomenon occurs in our day, it impacts American elections, and those who presumably study such things are so wedded to partisan objective that they don’t study it, they propagandize against it. They are an echo of so-called weather scientists who, living through a global warming cycle, do not study it, but seek...
  • Fat City (life of a sociology professor)

    06/07/2011 6:24:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 30, 2011 | DAVID RUBINSTEIN
    After 34 years of teaching sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I recently retired at age 64 at 80 percent of my pay for life. This calculation was based on a salary spiked by summer teaching, and since I no longer pay into the retirement fund, I now receive significantly more than when I “worked.” But that’s not all: There’s a generous health insurance plan, a guaranteed 3 percent annual cost of living increase, and a few other perquisites. Having overinvested in my retirement annuity, I received a fat refund and—when it rains, it pours—another for unused sick...
  • Justice put him in prison, now justice is his mission (UW-O professor killed wife/mother-in-law)

    05/04/2011 1:52:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | August 8, 2004 | India Williams
    ".....From 1977 to 1990, Lenza served time in Missouri’s State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, also called “The Walls.” He was convicted of murder in 1975 after confessing to killing his first wife and mother-in-law, putting his mother-in-law’s body in a barrel and throwing the barrel into the Mississippi River....."
  • Holocaust Denial From U.S. Professors: Academic Freedom?

    12/01/2010 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/1/10 | Alex Joffe
    Professor Kaukab Siddique of Lincoln University thinks the Jews have "taken over America" by "devious and immoral means. What are the limits to academic discourse? Are lies and calumnies from academics protected speech outside the classroom, as well as inside? Does “protected” mean immune from criticism or from direct consequences? Are there distinctions between statements made within one’s “field of expertise” and those made outside? When do such distinctions become hairsplitting rationalizations or mere defensiveness, as opposed to valuable exercises in reasoning and in defense of a noble enterprise? Consider the case of Kaukab Siddique, professor of literature and communications...
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewpid and the coercion of American youth

    10/28/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 11 replies
    The Battalion ^ | October 28th, 2010 | Taylor Wolken
    Access to accurate and reliable information is vital to a functioning, free society. Media and education have historically been key sources for American ideals to be tested through rigorous debate and thoughtful dialogue. When it comes to youth in America, these institutions are failing. A study by the Center for the Study of Popular Culture which surveyed 32 universities found 1,397 professors registered democrat while only 134 registered republican. 1,891 were unaffiliated. College is the incubator for young minds to grow and develop but with such lopsided bias among teachers, indoctrination is inevitable. Coddling young minds with such bias before...
  • Cash Cow of Compassion

    08/24/2010 7:33:46 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The last redoubt of concern for the common man is ridiculously awash in the cash that keeps eluding the object of its affections but then, maybe that’s where it comes from. The Almanac of Higher Education shows us that colleges and universities took in about a trillion dollars this year and spent roughly that amount. Most of these institutions have multi-million dollar endowments, even some community colleges. Most parents do not. Professors make about $100,000 a year with tenure while the untenured lecturers and associates range between $45-80,000 a year. Ironically, this is where most share-the- wealth schemes originate. The...
  • Climategate U-turn: Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming email row admits vital...

    02/13/2010 6:46:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 90 replies · 2,429+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13th February 2010 | Jonathan Petre
    Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming email row admits vital data was not well organised The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper...
  • Law Professors Snubbed U.S. Northern Command

    10/16/2009 9:32:40 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 2 replies · 631+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-16-09 | Bob McCarty
    During an appearance as the guest speaker at the Oct. 8 meeting of The World Affairs Council of San Antonio, Jeffrey F. Addicott told the story of what happened after U.S. Northern Command issued a plea for help to professors serving at the nation’s 200 law schools: Only one professor replied. Addicott.
  • The Public Eye: Some UC profs plan walkout over furlough restriction

    09/07/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 742+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sep. 6, 2009
    Talk about rolling out the welcome mat for new students. Some University of California professors are so peeved that UC's Office of the President has forbidden them from taking furloughs on teaching days that they're planning to walk out on their classes later this month. The date they've chosen - Sept. 24 - is the first day of class at several UC campuses, including UC Davis. Professors advocating for the walkout say they can make political inroads by forcing students to feel the impact of budget cuts prompting the furloughs. "Instructional furloughs pressure the state to cease defunding the UC...
  • Stand Up, Speak Out, Grab the Chalk... Whatever it Takes

    09/02/2009 10:32:22 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 3 replies · 638+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | Sept 2, 2009 | Colette Moran
    We all know we should be wary of viral videos and forwarded emails or messages -- well, everyone except my dad, unfortunately. (Love you Dad, but you have to be more discerning!) It often turns out that the info imparted is not entirely accurate, if at all.So here's the latest video that was passed on to me by a friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piuoGb-Nhfw As someone who would have loved to have been that student, and fully believes we should never fear  standing up -- I have to report that according to Snopes (yes, I know they're left-leaning, but they're pretty reliable although the snarky...
  • US professors: Support for Israel eroded

    07/02/2009 8:48:24 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 350+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 29, 2009 | ABE SELIG
    Unwavering support for Israeli policy has eroded dramatically both on American college campuses and within the United States as a whole, according to a group of American university professors who on Sunday concluded an academic exchange program here, sponsored by the Yitzhak Rabin Center. "The project had been planned for eight months and this is the first group of political science professors to arrive here from America," said Dalia Rabin, daughter of the late prime minister and director of the Rabin Center. "The goal, which I think we accomplished, was to show them the complexities of the issues facing Israel,...
  • The Publishable Perishable Professoriat

    03/31/2009 10:18:43 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 240+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 31, 2009 | Daniel Allen
    The Publishable Perishable Professoriat by: Daniel Allen, March 31, 2009 The University: An institution for research and scholarship, or an academy for advanced teaching and learning? The best represent both worlds, but worrying trends indicate that undergraduate students are suffering because teachers must devote their attention to inconsequential research rather than the learning of students in the developmental phase of their education. A study, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), shows how teachers must focus on research in order to keep their careers, which creates a tradition of neglect toward undergraduates. The study was conducted by Mark Bauerlein of...
  • For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    01/29/2009 1:55:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,040+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-29-09 | Raphael Ahren
    In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. While Israeli academics have grown used to such news from Great Britain, where anti-Israel groups several times attempted to establish academic boycotts, the formation of the United States movement marks the first time that a national academic boycott movement has come out of America. Israeli professors are not sure yet how big of an impact the one-week-old movement will have, but started discussing the significance of and possible counteractions...
  • Sociology Prof's Solution To Detroit Meltdown: Unionize Toyota!

    12/06/2008 4:49:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,827+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Only a professor, preferably a sociology professor, one with way too much time on his hands, could have come up with this one. His solution to the Detroit crisis that has the Big Three automakers on the brink of bye-bye? Unionize their foreign competitors manufacturing in the USA! Now why didn't we think of that? Because we're not Jonathan Cutler, associate professor of sociology at Wesleyan University. His solution in a nutshell, contained in his Los Angeles Times column of today [emphasis added]: "[N]ot to tear down the historic and heroic gains won by prior generations of UAW workers. If...
  • CU profs say rules born during controversy need to be scrapped ( Ward Churchill mentioned )

    12/02/2008 9:08:23 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 622+ views
    daily camera ^ | December 1, 2008 | Brittany Anas
    Some University of Colorado faculty members say they’re saddled by useless rules, and they want school leaders to abandon mandatory information-technology training, tight alcohol policies and an extra layer of tenure review. Members of the Boulder Faculty Assembly’s executive committee on Monday signaled their support for a report that recommends the university revise, or scrap altogether, a batch of its rules — some that came about in the aftermath of controversy and during former CU President Hank Brown’s tenure. When President Bruce Benson went through a vetting process last spring before he was hired, CU employees repeatedly told him in...
  • Professors For Terrorism?

    10/22/2008 8:17:03 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 254+ views
    fitsnews ^ | October 22, 2008
    We’ll admit it, for being such a leading conservative blog in a red-as-hell Southern state, we haven’t gotten as riled up about the whole Bill Ayers-Barack Obama controversy as we probably should have. Part of our initial disinterest was undoubtedly due to our complete and total lack of enthusiasm for either of the major party candidates in the current U.S. Presidential election, which is the context for Ayers becoming a most undeserving 15-minute celebrity. Given their shared aversion to the market principles on which this nation was built, we frankly want nothing to do with either Barack Obama or John...
  • CA: 400 UC professors and staffers object to Schwarzenegger veto

    10/16/2008 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 399+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/16/08 | Patrick McGreevy and Larry Gordon
    More than 400 university professors and academic staff have sent a letter of protest to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, objecting to his veto last month of $5.4 million for a University of California labor research program and asking that the money be restored. At a time when unemployment in California is reaching a level not seen in decades, the letter said, the governor's action appears to be politically motivated and an excuse to ax a program his fellow Republicans have sought to kill. Its critics have said it is too close to unions. "It violates the basic principle of the freedom...
  • The trouble with Friedman

    08/10/2008 8:03:42 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 17 replies · 177+ views
    The Economist ^ | 8-7-2008
    At the University of Chicago no man looms larger than Milton Friedman, the Nobel laureate who led the “Chicago school” of economics and who died in 2006. When the university announced plans for a $200m economics institute in May, it seemed fitting that the centre should be named after him. But a small war broke out. On June 6th more than 100 faculty members wrote to the university’s president to protest against the institute. Armed with academia’s common weapons, indignation and verbosity, they said they were all “disturbed by the ideological and disciplinary preference implied by the university’s massive support...
  • The ’60s Begin to Fade as Liberal Professors Retire

    07/03/2008 4:43:43 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 25 replies · 78+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3 July 2008 | PATRICIA COHEN
    ...Baby boomers, hired in large numbers during a huge expansion in higher education that continued into the ’70s, are being replaced by younger professors who many of the nearly 50 academics interviewed by The New York Times believe are different from their predecessors — less ideologically polarized and more politically moderate ...Solon Simmons at George Mason University found that the notion of a generational divide is more than a glancing impression. “Self-described liberals are most common within the ranks of those professors aged 50-64, who were teenagers or young adults in the 1960s,” they wrote, making up just under 50...
  • Duke professors challenge term "miles per gallon"

    06/19/2008 11:50:26 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 103 replies · 554+ views
    The News & Observer (NC) ^ | June 19, 2008 | Eric Ferreri
    Some Duke professors are challenging the conventional "miles per gallon" terminology employed by the automobile industry. Researchers with Duke's Fuqua School of Business say that posting a vehicle's fuel efficiency in "gallons per mile" rather than "miles per gallon" would help motorists make better decisions when buying a new car. The study will appear in the June 20 issue of Science magazine. It was inspired by a debate professors Richard Larrick and Jack Soll had while carpooling in a hybrid car, according to a Duke press release. The two management professors ran experiments showing current "miles per gallon" terminology led...
  • Historians Write Off Bush's Presidency

    05/22/2008 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies · 204+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2008 | Larry Elder
    One hundred nine historians already nearly unanimously agree. They call the presidency of George W. Bush a "failure." The History News Network (HNN), who polled the historians, failed to name them or where they work. Wonder why? American Enterprise magazine, in 2002, examined voter registrations to determine the political affiliations of humanities professors at an assortment of colleges and universities, public and private, big and small, located in the North, South, East and West. Of those registered with a political party -- and most were -- historians overwhelmingly belong to a "party of the left" (Democratic, Green or Working Families...
  • AP: 'Fearless' Liberalism of Franken Primary Opponent

    05/11/2008 3:13:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 105+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is a college professor with a long history of political activism and fearless liberalism.—AP, 5-11-08, profile of candidate for Minn. Dem primary nomination [emphasis added]. Fearless liberalism? Fearless? It's fearless for an American college professor to be a big-time liberal? Give me a fearless break! Yet that's how the AP described the predictably left-wing politics of the man challenging Al Franken for the right to challenge Republican Norm Coleman for his seat in the US Senate. Among Nelson-Pallmeyer's positions: * opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances * suppport nationwide legalization of same-sex marriages * favors a...
  • NSU professor loses job in dispute over grades

    05/05/2008 6:18:42 PM PDT · by brwnsuga · 67 replies · 215+ views
    PilotOnline.com ^ | May 4, 2008 | Bill Sizemore
    NORFOLK At the end of this semester, Steven Aird will lose his job as an associate professor of biology at Norfolk State University for giving out too many F's. He is not going quietly. Aird says his termination is part of a dumbing-down of academic standards at NSU - a move by administrators to intimidate faculty members into passing undeserving students and rewarding inferior work. Other faculty members in NSU's School of Science and Technology say they, too, have experienced pressure to bend their standards to pass more students, and more than a dozen current and former students in the...
  • That Book Costs How Much?

    04/26/2008 8:36:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 65 replies · 250+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/25/2008 | editorial
    College students and their families are rightly outraged about the bankrupting costs of textbooks that have nearly tripled since the 1980s, mainly because of marginally useful CD-ROMs and other supplements. A bill pending in Congress would require publishers to sell “unbundled” versions of the books — minus the pricey add-ons. Even more important, it would require publishers to reveal book prices in marketing material so that professors could choose less-expensive titles. The bill is a good first step. But colleges and universities will need to embrace new methods of textbook development and distribution if they want to rein in runaway...
  • Prof to Student: Keep the Faith, Lose the Grade(More anti-religion)

    04/13/2008 6:13:13 AM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 110+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 11, 2008 | staff
    A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student – so far. The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said. At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter. That...
  • Professors don't rub off politics on their students

    04/04/2008 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 48 replies · 50+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/28/08
    Conservatives complain that college professors lean left when it comes to politics — and the data mostly show that's true. But new research suggests the personal politics of academics have little effect on what their students think. The research, to be published this year in the journal PS: Political Science and Politics, analyzes separate surveys on the attitudes of about 6,800 students at 38 universities and how they changed between their freshman and senior years. Then it examines whether those results are affected by the political attitudes of the faculty at their particular schools. The short answer is no, according...
  • Iraq War Spending Deconstructed

    03/31/2008 8:20:26 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 459+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 31, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Iraq War Spending Deconstructed by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 31, 2008 ...Two professors have actually made an earnest, exhaustive attempt to calculate the cost of the Iraq War but they look at it as two academics who have been through the revolving door to government jobs and back again to the Ivory Tower. “Defense comes to four percent of the Gross Domestic Product [GDP] but how much has GDP increased?” Linda J. Blimes said at the Center for American Progress (CAP) last week. “We are a wealthy country and in one sense can afford it but you have to look...
  • Make U of I officials explain themselves on veterans program

    03/30/2008 5:58:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies · 1,159+ views
    Daily Herald (Chicago) ^ | 3/10/2008 | Chuck Goudie
    "In a lawsuit Van der Hooning filed against the U of I, he claims top administrators of the business school indicated there were too many "jarheads" in the program. Van der Hooning says he was ordered to reduce MBA scholarships from 110 to 17, and told to concoct "technical reasons" to dump veterans from the program." "In other words, he claims that the U of I ordered a cover-up."
  • Propagandizing Professors (Your Tuition Fees at Work)

    02/17/2008 8:28:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 96+ views
    Students for Academic Freedom ^ | January 22, 2008 | Mary Hiles
    In 2006, nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin voters passed a referendum banning same-sex marriage and civil unions. UW-Oshkosh political science instructor Bill McConkey challenged the new amendment in court, asserting he was denied the right to vote on the question of marriage and civil unions separately. A Dane County judge recently concurred, allowing McConkey’s suit to move forward. McConkey, a self-described “Christian, straight, married father of seven,” one of whom is a lesbian, recently stated, “People have asked me, ‘Would you have filed this suit if it wasn’t for your daughter?’ To be real honest, maybe not. Maybe I would...
  • Striking Out

    01/28/2008 11:03:51 AM PST · by bs9021 · 33 replies · 86+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 28, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Striking Out by: Bethany Stotts, January 28, 2008 The popular online professor ratings site, ratemyprofessors.com, has been eliciting some fiery responses to what professors see as the accountability-undermining anonymity of online technology. The subsidiary mtvU of MTV Networks, owner of ratemyprofessors.com, hosts the “Professors Strike Back” series in which professors “rebut” the anonymous and often insulting comments left on the ratings website. A 24-hour channel, mtvU broadcasts to 750 campuses and over 7.5 million students. Throughout the series, many professors decried the ratings website as promoting non-constructive venting which often occurs in the heat of the moment and reflects the...
  • USC Takes a Left Turn

    01/21/2008 7:55:17 AM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 75+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 18, 2008 | Don Irvine
    USC Takes Left Turn by: Don Irvine, January 18, 2008 In the 2000 election cycle USC professors and staff members donated slightly more money to George Bush’s presidential campaign than to Al Gore. What a difference eight years make. According to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Responsive Politics for the current election cycle have given a total of $66,250 to presidential candidates with 98 percent of that amount going to Democrats making the university one of the most pro-democratic party campuses in the nation. This has led USC political science professor Anthony Kammas to question the role...
  • Scholars of the Year

    01/10/2008 11:23:25 AM PST · by bs9021 · 59+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 10, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Scholars of the Year by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 10, 2008 Because of the nature of our work, we don’t often get to do “best of” lists. By definition, almost, we are chronicling professors of questionable scholarship in our often vain search for accuracy in academia. What we have assembled, then, is something of a bottom 10 list, sort of a reverse U. S. News & World Report ranking. Indeed, it was hard to narrow down such a selection from the more than 100 professors a year whose antics we cover. Arguably, and we would argue the point, our own...
  • Toll roads can relieve congestion, reduce drive-times, professors say

    11/01/2007 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies · 245+ views
    The Ranger ^ | November 1, 2007 | Regis L. Roberts
    Coin trays in Texas cars may actually get to see the faces of dead presidents. The much-discussed and controversial Trans-Texas Corridor, or TTC, has breathed life into the debate of toll roads in Texas. Plans for the Trans-Texas Corridor include TTC-Instate 35, which starts in Laredo and extends north to Gainesville, running along the eastern part of Texas; and Interstate 69/TCC, which has three openings in Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville and follows the coast to Texarkana. Much of the TTC will be privately operated toll roads, run by the Spanish firm Cintra. The TTC will not run through San Antonio,...