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  • California troopers arrest dozens in state Capitol (68 teachers & students)

    03/06/2012 2:35:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/06/12 | HANNAH DREIER
    Calif. troopers arrest dozens in state CapitolBy HANNAH DREIER The Associated Press 12:36 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repeated warnings, capping a day of protests over cuts to higher education that saw thousands descend upon Sacramento. The CHP said 68 people were arrested Monday evening and four earlier in the day. The protesters who were arrested for refusing to leave will be charged with trespassing, CHP Capt. Andy Manard said. **SNIP** Those arrested were part of a boisterous daylong...
  • Teen waits 14 hours to report being shot outside school

    03/01/2012 9:39:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2012
    A 14-year-old boy wounded with two other youths in a drive-by shooting Wednesday evening waited until he was able to see a nurse at West Side elementary school this morning to report he had been shot outside the school, police said.
  • Clark University students in denial

    02/26/2012 10:57:32 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Most Rev. John D'Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, in a statement which may be found here, asks, "What is wrong with the text of this play [The Vagina Monologues]? It distorts the beautiful gift of human sexuality, clouding its richness so it becomes merely the seeking of pleasure. Sexuality in the Catholic tradition is always related to the gift of self to another. 'Sexuality is an enrichment of the whole person — body, emotions and soul — and it manifests its inmost meaning in leading the person to the gift of self in love.' (Familiaris Consortio, Pope John...
  • Student success and encouraging teachers

    02/17/2012 7:05:16 AM PST · by usalady · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 17, 2012 | Martha
    The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act on February 16, 2012.
  • Students ask UC: Why armed cops on campus?

    02/01/2012 4:46:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies ^ | 2/1/12 | Nanette Asimov
    BERKELEY -- Why in the world does the University of California employ an armed police force on its campuses? That question, and the anger implied in its wording, was asked repeatedly Wednesday night by UC Berkeley students and faculty of top UC brass. Berkeley was a whistlestop on their tour of campuses before they prepare UC's official response to the use of batons and pepper-spray against peaceful protesters last November. ... Everyone sat in concentric circles waiting for the chance to influence recommendations being prepared on behalf of the university system by Charles Robinson, UC's general counsel, and Chris Edley,...
  • Students Laugh At Obama When He Tells Them 'You Inspire Me'...

    01/05/2012 2:18:45 PM PST · by y6162 · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/5/12 | real clear politics
    During his opening remarks to students at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, President Obama got laughs when he told students that they inspire him.
  • Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demos (Euro freeloaders occupy fail)

    01/01/2012 7:16:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/01/12 | Julie Henry
    Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demosCambridge University students have underperformed in exams because they ditched their studies to protest about tuition fees, according to the Provost of King’s College. By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent 8:00AM GMT 01 Jan 2012 Undergraduates at King’s College, Cambridge, have been so busy demonstrating against the rise in tuition fees and university funding cuts that they neglected their studies, according to the college’s Provost. As a result, the institution has seen its proportion of first class degrees fall and has nosedived down the college league table rankings from 14th to 20th...
  • Muslim Police Join 500 Muslim Students in Demolishing Church

    12/13/2011 10:28:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/13/11 | Pamela Gelelr
    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (Worthy News)– More than 500 Muslim students assisted by Muslim police burned down a church in the village of Qoto Baloso, Ethiopia, on Nov. 29. The students screamed "Allahu Akbar" as they set fire to St. Arsema Orthodox Church, which was built on land used by the Christian community for more than 60 years. According to Inspector Mustefa Bashir of Silte Province, police had already ruined the roof after a court ruled that the church was built without a permit, but as for the razing of the church by students, we are investigating to determine those responsible.
  • Armed Students Are a Part of Doing Everything for Student Safety

    12/13/2011 4:17:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 12 December, 2011 | John Longenecker
    Another school shooting at Virginia Tech and more calls for gun control everywhere. Calling for more of what doesn’t work betrays an underlying stubbornness which is incompatible with student safety. By now, America is realizing a few things about gun control in general. It doesn’t work on criminals. It does work to grow chaos and tragedy for political purposes, that part that is becoming increasingly evident. Gun control is the perfect example of lip service assurances proving to be absolutely counter to unbearable results. Gun control works at cross purposes to the interests of citizens, including adult college students. Like...
  • Confederation of Iranian Students statement on UK embassy attack

    11/30/2011 4:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Israel matzav ^ | 11/30/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    I received via email the following statement from the Confederation of Iranian Students and the Iranian Freedom Institute regarding the Basij-led attack (that's what they're calling it - the Iranians are calling the attackers 'students') on the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday. As the U.S. and its European allies begin to impose effective sanctions on the Islamic Republic, the western democracies should anticipate that the regime will initiate more of these fully-authorized, staged incidents under the guise of a student movement. The so-called students, of course, are plain-clothed basiji following orders from the regime. Even Moussa Ghornani, a member...
  • Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next steps (Chancellor denies free speech?)

    11/29/2011 1:09:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KIONrightnow ^ | 11/29/11 | Matt de Nesnera
    Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next stepsUpdated: Nov 29, 2011 2:29 PM EST By Matt de Nesnera SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- About 50 students spent the night sleeping in cubicles or on the floor of an academic building at the University of California Santa Cruz as part of a protest against rising tuition costs and university police, but they could be preparing to leave. Monday, students responded to a call from the Occupy University of California Davis movement for a strike across the 10-campus University of California system. Demonstrators prevented the roughly 100 staff members from entering the...
  • British embassy in Iran attacked by protesters

    11/29/2011 5:36:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/11 | Damien McElroy
    Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen. British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach. Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador. Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from...
  • Iranian students storm British Embassy in Tehran

    11/29/2011 4:49:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 8 mins ago
    TEHRAN,Iran (AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted "the Embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England." Tuesday's incident comes two days after Iranian parliament approved a bill that reduces diplomatic relations with Britain following London's support of recently upgraded U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
  • UC Students Protest Soaring Tuition As Regents Meet By Phone (Occupiers could turn violent)

    11/28/2011 10:31:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/28/11
    UC Students Protest Soaring Tution As Regents Meet By PhoneNovember 28, 2011 9:48 AM SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – University of California students are protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting. Board members, university administrators and the public were attending Monday’s meeting at locations on the San Francisco-Mission Bay, Los Angeles, Davis, and Merced campuses. During the public comment period, students spoke out against recent police crackdowns on Occupy camps on the Davis and Berkeley campuses.
  • Yale's 'Nightlife' Class Brings Students to the Boom Boom Room for Field Trip

    11/24/2011 8:08:48 AM PST · by NYFreeper · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2011 | New York Post
    NEW YORK – A doctoral candidate in Yale University's American Studies Program is teaching a course in "nightlife culture" that includes DJ lecturers, a field trip to New York nightlife hot spots Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room and a discussion titled "Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope."
  • U.S. college students arrested in Egypt freed (Muslim brotherhood frees Obama Youth..)

    11/24/2011 6:39:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/24/11 | Associated Press
    Egyptian officials say a court has ordered the release of three American students arrested this week during the unrest in Cairo. An Egyptian official said Thursday the three who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square where they were allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.
  • Wisconsin Teacher Reprimanded After Students Allowed to Protest Gov. Walker on Field Trip

    11/05/2011 5:21:41 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/05/2011
    According to FOX6, the Portage School District this week released a letter of reprimand which was put in the file of the teacher chaperoning the trip. The teacher said he was "embarrassed" by the incident but insisted he did nothing wrong, according to the report.
  • National test puts California students on bottom

    11/01/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/1/11 | Sharon Noguchi
    On the nation's report card, California schools have advanced from failing to -- failing a teensy bit less. Despite posting minute gains this year, California students scored at nearly the bottom of the nation in reading and math, test results show. In reading, California performed worse than all other states and only outscored Washington, D.C. In math, state fourth-graders ranked above only D.C. and Mississippi; eighth-graders did a notch better, also outscoring Alabama. The National Assessment of Education Progress is administered every other year to a sampling of students across the country. It is the only nationally standardized test for...
  • WashPost: Obama’s student Loan Plan Isn’t So New

    10/26/2011 12:09:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 11-26-11 | Michelle Singletary
    I can’t help but feel that President Obama’s new student loan proposal could take its title from William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Technically, on paper, the “Pay as You Earn” plan that the president began trumpeting Wednesday is new because he will authorize it through an executive order. But that authority is being used to expand an existing program. (SNIP) Let me put it another way so you are clear on who will benefit from this change. The president’s order does not affect borrowers who took on loans before 2008 and who do not take out a new...
  • Obama tells students: 'I need your voices'

    10/26/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:58 PM EDT | JIM KUHNHENN
    <p>DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama urged thousands of enthusiastic college students Wednesday to make their voices heard, telling a boisterous crowd in Denver, "Young people, I need you guys involved."</p> <p>"I need you active, I need you communicating to Congress, I need you to get the word out," Obama said at the University of Colorado, Denver. "Tweet `em. They're all tweeting all over the place, you tweet `em back."</p>