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  • As the internet turns 50, we must protect it as a force for good

    10/30/2019 11:51:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    Web Foundation ^ | October 29, 2019 | Web Foundation
    On October 29, 1969, the internet era began as UCLA Computer Science Professor Len Kleinrock sent the first message on ARPANET, a network of computers that would evolve to become the internet. Five decades later, and 30 years since the World Wide Web brought the internet into the mainstream, global digital connectivity has fundamentally changed our world. Marking the anniversary, our founder and inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said: “It’s astonishing to think the internet is already half a century old. But its birthday is not altogether a happy one. The internet — and the World Wide Web...
  • 50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420

    10/29/2019 8:08:54 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 40 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 29 October 2019 | Mark Sullivan
    When I visited UCLA’s Boelter Hall last Wednesday, I took the stairs to the third floor, looking for Room 3420. And then I walked right by it. From the hallway, it’s a pretty unassuming place. But something monumental happened there 50 years ago today. A graduate student named Charley Kline sat at an ITT Teletype terminal and sent the first digital data transmission to Bill Duvall, a scientist who was sitting at another computer at the Stanford Research Institute (now known as SRI International) on the other side of California. It was the beginning of ARPANET, the small network of...

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • Prof: 2nd Amendment is not absolute, neither is 1st

    09/09/2019 9:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 9/8/2019 | Celine Ryan
    The University of California, Los Angeles recently published an interview with a professor who claims that mass shootings motivated by racism have only been a problem since Trump’s election. In addition to Trump’s “hate speech,” the professor blames American “gun culture” for the gun violence epidemic. He insists that a solution includes “qualifications” to both the First and Second Amendments, which he says are not “absolute.”
  • UCLA prof: ‘I don’t see 2nd Amendment as absolute, just like I don’t see 1st Amendment as absolute’

    09/08/2019 2:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 8, 2019 | Celine Ryan
    A University of California-Los Angeles professor is calling not only for gun control but also “qualifications” to freedom of speech in order to combat mass shootings fueled by racism, a phenomenon he says has only come to light since President Donald Trump’s election. UCLA professor Douglas Kellner states that until just two years ago, “all of the previous shootings were rather divorced from sociopolitical factors,” claiming that while mass shootings occurred in the past, they were the results of “individual crises of young men,” having to do with things such as family life or school trouble, in an interview published...
  • UCLA prof guilty of conspiring to steal missile secrets for China, could face more than 200 years…

    07/15/2019 4:22:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jul 08, 2019 11:25 AM EDT | Ethan Cai
    A jury found an electrical engineer and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professor guilty of exporting stolen U.S. military technology to China. UCLA adjunct professor Yi-Chi Shih was convicted June 26 on 18 federal charges, Newsweek reported, and could now lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, while also facing up to 219 years behind bars for numerous violations of the law. These include conspiracy to break the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), committing mail and wire fraud, lying to a government agency, subscribing to a false tax return, and conspiring to gain unauthorized access to information on a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Revolutionary Communists' descend on UCLA; advocate 'overthrow of the system'

    05/14/2019 9:51:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 57 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 | Arik Schneider
    The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA distributed manifestos and featured displays at the University of California, Los Angeles.The group called for the formation of “organized fighting forces," claiming the group must be ready to “continually train and deploy new forces and leaders."  Members of the Revolutionary Communist Party of America launched an advertising campaign at the University of California-Los Angeles in early May by chalking and distributing signage in an apparent effort to recruit college students to subscribe to their communist ideology. "We are going for an actual overthrow of the system and a whole better way..."    The group set...
  • Money Well Spent: UCLA to Offer Pole Dancing

    04/24/2019 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Tim Whiteman · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/24/2019 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    More than a few are still trying to figure out why college tuition costs have skyrocketed in the past few years. This may help explain why.
  • A Totally Different USC Scandal (more fraud)

    04/16/2019 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    California ^ | 4/16/2019 | Katy Grimes
    UCLA epidemiologist calls out USC med school professors on big money research used to establish EPA regulations University of Southern California has been grabbing headlines lately over the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scam, billed as the biggest ever college entrance scandal, including several high-profile Hollywood parents. Additionally, the former USC medical school dean was linked to drugs and prostitutes, and was forced to resign in 2018. His successor was ousted less than a year after being appointed following revelations of a sexual harassment settlement from 15 years earlier,” Fox News reported, and USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, 71, was accused...
  • No soccer experience, but she still got a spot on elite UCLA team

    03/20/2019 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Lauren Isackson’s athletic credentials were dwarfed by those of her teammates. She joined the vaunted UCLA women’s soccer program in 2017 alongside members of the U.S. and Canadian national teams — elite athletes accustomed to dominating the high school and club circuits, being the best in their leagues, their states, even their entire home countries. Isackson’s biography on the UCLA roster, meanwhile, lists her as an honorable mention all-league selection in 2014 for the West Bay Athletic League in Northern California. But even that was false, according to federal prosecutors who have implicated Isackson’s parents in a broad conspiracy to...
  • Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin Snared By FBI In Ivy League Bribe Plan

    03/12/2019 9:16:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    (UPDATED with information from law enforcement press conference) Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin knowingly broke the law trying to get their kids into top tier colleges, according to the FBI and the U.S Attorney’s office for the district of Massachusetts. The Desperate Housewives and Fuller House actors were named among a group of 33 parents who paid millions in bribes to coaches at Ivy League schools like Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, Yale and USC so their children could gain admission as recruited athletes – even if they weren’t actually athletes. The just unsealed March 6 indictment notes that the...
  • UCLA gymnast from Seattle area earns perfect 10 for routine

    01/18/2019 7:13:25 AM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    FOX ^ | 1/16/19 | media wire
    Katelyn Ohashi did three backflips, landed into a split and got back up to end her floor routine as though it was easy. Then the crowd went wild as the University of California, Los Angeles, senior gymnast stood there smiling.
  • From Diverse Professors to Professors of Diversity

    12/07/2018 5:44:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 7, 2018 | John Rosenberg
    Ever since Justice Powell’s lone opinion in Bakke allowed the camel’s nose of “diversity” under the anti-discrimination tent, controversy has raged over preferential treatment awarded to college applicants of certain races. Just as hurricanes often change direction after landfall, the diversity movement has recently taken off in some surprising new directions that deserve public attention. Diversity Statements First came the “diversity statements,” introduced by a smattering of institutions for promotion or tenure and sometimes for all new hires. Both the prevalence and the required content of these diversity statements has expanded dramatically. UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, for...
  • Pro-Israel Students Stare Down Hamas-backed SJP at UCLA

    12/03/2018 5:03:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-3-18 | Matthew Vadum
    12 More than 200 pro-Israel activists picketed what Haaretz described as the "largest ever pro-Palestinian student conference held at UCLA," letting members of the Hamas-backed anti-Semitic hate group Students for Justice in Palestine know that their radicalism and violence against Jews and Israel supporters will no longer go unchallenged on campus. Groups supporting Israel gave the campus Left a taste of its own medicine. Turn-about is, after all, fair play. Students Supporting Israel (SSI), Reservists on Duty (RoD), and other pro-Israel groups came together in Los Angeles to protest a recent weekend conference. Literature documenting the role of Students for...
  • New website allows you to check your ‘intersectionality’ score

    12/01/2018 4:28:37 PM PST · by DFG · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/01/2018 | College Fix Staff
    Even a casual follower of campus happenings has probably heard of the term “intersectionality” by now. Coined by critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw of UCLA and Columbia Law Schools, intersectionality originally was “a way to help explain the oppression of African-American women.” In Crenshaw’s own words, intersectionality is
  • Thomas Sowell Returns

    11/26/2018 8:57:39 PM PST · by OddLane · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Decemer 2018 | Thomas Winslow Hazlett
    Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government's many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label "libertarian," preferring instead to describe himself as "a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy." That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of...
  • Willie Naulls, Knicks All-Star and Celtics Champion, Dies at 84

    11/26/2018 2:18:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 25, 2018 | Richard Goldstein
    Willie Naulls, a four-time All-Star forward with the Knicks, a member of three consecutive N.B.A. championship teams with the Boston Celtics and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, died on Thursday at his home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 84. The cause was respiratory failure resulting from Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare condition that can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues, his wife, Dr. Anne Van de Water Naulls, said. A fine outside shooter and a rugged rebounder at 6 feet 6 inches and 225 pounds or so, Naulls was an All-American at U.C.L.A. in 1956, his...
  • Clemson QB Kelly Bryant to Transfer After Losing Starting Job

    09/26/2018 7:57:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    SI ^ | September 26, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Clemson senior quarterback Kelly Bryant says he is transferring from the school, just days after coach Dabo Swinney announced that freshman Trevor Lawrence would be the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Syracuse. Bryant started the first four games of the season, but his fate was sealed when Lawrence threw four touchdowns Saturday a win against Georgia Tech. He did not practice the last two days after Lawrence was giving the starting nod.
  • UCLA Is A Disgrace-student conference that advocates ‘destruction’ of Jewish self-determination

    08/27/2018 6:17:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 24, 2018 | Shiri Moshe
    University to host student conference that advocates ‘destruction’ of Jewish self-determination. [Update: It appears that UCLA is unsure about hosting this conference in November.]Reprinted from The Algemeiner.​ National Students for Justice in Palestine announced on Sunday that it will host its eighth annual conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, drawing concerns from some members of the school’s pro-Israel community. The event, based on the theme of “resistance in the face of adversity,” will take place from November 16-18. In a note explaining the conference’s goals, National SJP and its chapter at UCLA defined Zionism — a diverse national liberation movement that supports the Jewish...
  • Ex-coach: Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt dies in suicide

    07/07/2018 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police.