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  • Struggling College Splurges On $306 MILLION DORM

    07/15/2017 6:26:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Bethune-Cookman University, a struggling historically black school on Florida’s Atlantic coast, will end up shelling out $306 million for a residence hall which opened on campus in 2016. The private school will foot the $306 million cost for the 1,200-bed dormitory by paying monthly installments over 40 years to a real estate company called TG Quantum, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal. For perspective, the $306 million cost of the dorm is a few million more than the entire annual gross-domestic product of the island nation of Palau. The monthly installments — which amount to a complex leasing arrangement — start...
  • California Dems panic over their tax hike, sue 3 college Republicans for successful recall petition

    07/08/2017 8:19:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 08, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats control both houses of the California State Legislature with 2/3 majorities, allowing them to pass any bills they wish, with no possibility of obstruction from the powerless GOP. As Democrats will when they feel empowered, they recently passed a major hike in gasoline taxes that will take over $5 billion a year more from the pockets of motorists. With the GOP powerless, what could possibly go wrong? ===== [snip] Caught by surprise, the California Dems reacted stupidly. ====== [snip] But trying to quash a recall election following a tax increase, and dragging three kids into court looks really bad...
  • Many College Students are ‘Book Virgins’

    06/27/2017 3:39:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 90 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 6/24/16 | Daniel Lattier
    To gain admittance to college in the 17th century, students had to be able to read and translate various Latin authors on sight. 100 years ago, students were required to have read various classical works before being admitted. Today, however, many American students are being admitted to colleges without ever having read a book from start to finish. They are part of a cohort of students known as “book virgins.” The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has pointed out this phenomenon in their recent report titled “Beach Books: 2014-2016. What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?”...
  • London School Asks Pupils to Write A Suicide Notes for Homework (literary exercise)

    06/26/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by johnk · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 JUNE 2017 • 5:28PM | Harry Yorke
    A secondary school has been forced to apologize to parents after an English teacher asked students to draft a suicide note for homework as part of a module on Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. More than 60 pupils at Thomas Tallis school, Kidbrooke, London were asked to pen an imaginary final note after reading one of the play’s most celebrated scenes, when Lady Macbeth takes her own life. Having conspired with her husband to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth commits suicide by “self and violent hands” after being driven mad by guilt and violent imagery of his murder. The pupils were asked...
  • President Trump Wows Activists & Students @ Road to Majority conference

    06/19/2017 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    The Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its Road to Majority conference in Washington, DC on June 8. The highly-anticipated conference for people of faith and conservative activists included such high profile speakers as President Donald Trump. Dr. Ralph Reed, founder and President of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which organized the event, introduced President Trump as “my friend, our friend, the President of the United States, President Donald Trump” causing the crowd to give the chief executive a sweeping standing ovation. The President was nonetheless at home with his people. After all, according to Reed, not only has Donald...
  • Video of High School Student’s Profanity-Laced Meltdown Goes Viral

    05/29/2017 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 29, 2017 | CBS
    <p>LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Cellphone video of a Lancaster High School student screaming profanities and racial epithets at a teacher made the rounds on social media Friday, with shares topping 4,000 shares on Twitter. Students and authorities are stunned.</p> <p>In the footage captured earlier this week, the student, whose name has not been revealed pending confirmation of his age, can be seen entering an Eastside High School classroom behind the teacher. The video doesn’t capture what happened before the altercation inside, but it shows the visibly upset teen yelling and attempting to destroy objects in the room.</p>
  • Evergreen State College Students Berate Professor

    05/28/2017 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-28-17YouTibe | JR
    White (ironically enough) Evergreen State College students have berated a professor and called for his resignation after he objected to an event where white students were asked to leave the campus for a day. Watch for yourself..."I listen to you and you listen to me".
  • Students in rocket design contest visit Oval Office to show president their 'Trump' projectile

    05/13/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2017 | David Caplan
    <p>Donald Trump's pre-presidential air fleet -- consisting of a Boeing 757, a small aircraft and a handful of choppers -- has been easily recognizable for years, thanks to "TRUMP" being slapped on the exterior of these souped-up aeronautical machines.</p>
  • Why getting rid of grades would help rich students — and hurt poor ones

    05/13/2017 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Catherine Rampell
    Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. “People are nonstandard,” says D. Scott Looney, head of Cleveland’s Hawken School and founder and board chair of the new Mastery Transcript Consortium. “They grow and evolve in the world in nonstandard ways. Distilling that down to a simple common number like a GPA shaves off a lot of humanity in that journey.” These are not artsy-fartsy alternative schools; the consortium includes some of the most famous pressure-cooker private institutions...
  • Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university

    05/10/2017 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2017 | By Susan Svrluga and Lori Rozsa
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Students booed, and many turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she gave the keynote address at Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement Wednesday afternoon. Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said the outreach by President Trump and the education secretary to historically black schools is an empty gesture. But the president of the university defended her work as a philanthropist and her commitment to education. Graduates came into the auditorium smiling, many with flowers and other decorations plastered on their mortar boards, and listened to the ceremony...
  • Ben Franklin students confront racial slur by teacher

    05/04/2017 5:14:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/4/17 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Students at Louisiana's top public high school rushed to respond after a teacher used a racial epithet in class Thursday (May 4). Ben Franklin High Principal Patrick Widhalm confirmed the authenticity of several videos that students posted on social media. In them, a white teacher told a black student it was OK for the teacher to use what is universally considered the most offensive slur against African-Americans. The teacher is a permanent substitute and was not on campus as of 3:30 p.m., Widhalm said. The school is investigating, which will take several days, and will take appropriate action, he said....
  • Racist college students demand a white professor be fired

    05/01/2017 3:46:17 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 15 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/27/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    If today’s college student is any measure of how they were raised, a big lot of them were brought up to be demanding, coddled and in charge of the household. These overgrown brats are now out in the real world wielding their self-perceived power and putting their colleges on notice that it’s their way or the highway. Sociology students, alumni and “allies” at Pomona College did just that in an open letter to the Sociology Department, Dean of Academic Affairs and the school President. They unequivocally demanded the college rescind its offer to hire the white “racist” and “unethical” sociology...
  • Columbia University Students Cast Thomas Jefferson in KKK Hood

    04/22/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 82 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4-22-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Black students at Columbia University protested a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson last week by covering the statue, which stands in front of the journalism building, with a Ku Klux Klan hood and posing with signs disparaging Columbia University for celebrating the legacy of a man they regard as a white supremacist, hypocrite, rapist and a “symbol of violence against Black and brown bodies and their consciousness.” The group protesting, Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD), compiled a statement of complaints on its web site condemning the 103-year-old statue of a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaraton of Independence, Thomas...
  • The Muslim Takeover of Columbia University and Beyond

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

    04/18/2017 3:47:57 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent. The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance. The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
  • Report: Syrian Students in Damascus Chant ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’

    04/09/2017 4:58:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Times of Israel reports: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrian students on Saturday gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in Damascus to protest a US missile attack on an air base. The protesters held banners and chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
  • New Pittsburg, Kan., High School principal resigns after student journalists question her....

    04/05/2017 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    kansas city ^ | April 5, 2017 | Mará Rose Williams
    FULL TITLE: New Pittsburg, Kan., High School principal resigns after student journalists question her credentials Days after student reporters at Pittsburg High School in Kansas dug into the background of their newly hired principal and found questionable credentials, she resigned from the $93,000-a-year job. “She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,” said Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Booster Redux, the school newspaper. “We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.” Minutes into a closed special...
  • New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike

    04/01/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 30, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike New partnership, Art Sparks, will develop public art created by local students HUMMELSTOWN, PA. (March 30, 2017) — Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (PCA) announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the PA Turnpike. The new program, called Art Sparks, will utilize the PCA’s Arts in Education residency program to develop student-created, original pieces of art for Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system. These public art pieces will be on display in service plazas...
  • Fox's Jeanine Pirro Exposes Appalling Results of 1982 Illegal-Immigrant Education Decision

    03/29/2017 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 29, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    CNN's Brian Stelter angrily contends that the rape of a 14 year-old girl at Rockville High School in Montgomery County, Maryland on March 16 at the hands of two late-teen illegal immigrant freshman classmates should never have been a national story — and the fact that it is to an extent, despite obvious attempts to blackball it by the Big Three broadcast networks, is all Fox News's fault. The real question, which the public education establishment and their accomplices in the press don't want anyone to ask, is this: What has happened in the nation's schools during the past 35 years as...
  • Hundreds of hate messages target Maryland high school at center of rape case

    03/24/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wtvr ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    The alleged rape of a Maryland high school student by two schoolmates — one an undocumented immigrant — has prompted a torrent of threats and hate messages to the school and the school system, a county school spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of hate-filled emails and calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District, Derek Turner said. The calls and emails came after police said two students, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape.