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  • Academics Resist Nationalization… Of Their Endowments

    04/25/2016 6:48:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Normally, professors and college administrators see no end to their ever-expanding list of things that are "too important to be left to the free market." Apparently, even they have their limits. When two professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University suggested that universities could share and redistribute their own wealth, Brian C. Mitchell of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) used the Academe blog maintained by the AAUP to dissect the idea. "These professors decry the University of Chicago’s endowment as 'wealth hoarding,' arguing that if the government seized the University's endowment and spread...
  • Undocumented immigrant students in Tennessee rally for in-state tuition bill

    04/16/2016 9:44:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Tennessean ^ | April 13, 2016 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — Dozens of undocumented immigrant students from Chattanooga and other parts of Tennessee rallied Tuesday at the state Legislature and spoke with House members in hopes of reviving stalled legislation that would let them pay in-state tuition rates to attend public colleges and universities. The bill failed last year in the House by a single vote after passing the Senate overwhelmingly. . . . Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, who sponsored the Senate bill and passed it overwhelmingly last year, said, "I'm hoping they bring it out. Let's have a vote one way or the other." Earlier this year, Gardenhire...
  • College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal because Conservative was participating

    04/16/2016 7:58:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2016 | Eric Owens
    At the last minute, officials at the State University of New York at New Paltz curtly canceled a planned campus debate between a notable left-wing media critic and a notable right-wing media critic because the right-wing media critic has right-wing views. . . . School officials had blasted out emails promoting the event as late as March 28. Then, on the afternoon of March 30, SUNY New Paltz student activities director Mike Patterson declared that the debate would not occur. "The intended purpose for our community would likely not be achieved," Patterson explained, according to The New Paltz Oracle, the...
  • Millennials brush off Founding Fathers, overwhelmingly oppose free speech

    04/06/2016 9:52:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The relationship between college students and free speech: It’s complicated. A new Gallup survey said 72 percent of college students oppose campus restrictions on “expressing political views that are upsetting or offensive to certain groups.” But asked whether “slurs” and other “intentionally offensive” language should be banned, and they’re all for it. Sixty-nine percent of college students surveyed said they would be in favor of prohibiting “intentionally offensive” speech on campus, and 63 percent also said they would support administrative measures to ban “costumes that stereotype certain racial or ethnic groups.” As the sound and the fury over the “Trump...
  • Profs call for nationalizing private universities

    04/01/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/1/2016 | William Jacobson
    Or at minimum, ending “wealth hoarding” by forcing “well-endowed private institutions [to] share their assets” Remedying individual wealth and income inequality is the central rallying cry of the Democratic Party and candidates, and progressive activists. Bernie Sanders has made wealth redistribution a centerpiece of his campaign, which is inspiring college students. Even Hillary Clinton, who along with her husband amassed a fortune in the tens of millions of dollars through speaking fees on campuses and for Wall Street, is singing the same tune. One overlooked area of wealth inequality is at the college level — some schools have amassed billion...
  • Black campus employee assaults student for "culture appropriation" at SFSU

    03/29/2016 2:42:06 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lordofthepastries
    Watch Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX_NPVZ7naY
  • Stop Sending Your Kids to Liberal Universities, says University President

    03/28/2016 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 35 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The president of the evangelical Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, was adamant about sending children to the right university and academic institution, in his recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. When Thomas asked him what could be done about sending children to liberal institutions, Piper said, "Stop sending your kids to these institutions that teach this pablum." Then, he gives advice on how to distinguish what universities are teaching their students. "Obviously, it can be found out easily by checking the news," he said. But, he added, if you have reservations about the institution, "do two simple...
  • Soul-free Universities

    03/28/2016 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    There's something else that universities have missed in their diversity checklist. "Because when we teach communism is good, capitalism is bad, when we teach self-actualization is the goal of the academy rather than selflessness and sacrifice and confession, when we teach arrogance and narcissism rather than humility in the classroom, why are we surprised to see a culture that is acting badly?" Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper said to The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, in a recent interview. He believed that in order to "solve a culture's problem" and attempt to heal the soul, "you might [want] to...
  • Ideological Fascism

    03/24/2016 6:49:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    We should start numbering the multitude of academic ironies we cover. Here's the latest: Those most willing to heap the "fascist" label on their foes, may be most guilty of it. The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas recently interviewed Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper and asked about the growing intolerance and protests on college campuses, which he called "ideological fascism." He strongly believed that ideas have consequences: good ideas lead to good culture, behavior and community. Bad ideas do the opposite, he noted. "What we're seeing in the academy today," said Piper, "at the university and college campus across...
  • No space for Allah as German unis close prayer rooms

    03/11/2016 7:44:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Mar 2016 16:35 GMT+01:00
    Three leading German universities have closed down pray rooms used by Muslims, sparking accusations they are singling Muslims out for unfair treatment. […] The Technical University in Dortmund has permanently closed down its prayer room—which was intended for people of all faiths—Die Welt reported in February. The university says that Muslim men had tried to take it over by imposing gender segregation (with a prayer space for men larger than that for women) and storing prayer mats inside. […] German universities are not allowed to ask students about their religion, making it hard to know how many Muslims study at...
  • The Communist Manifesto Ranks Third in Assigned University Texts

    02/05/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | January 29, 2016 | Kieren Underwood
    he Communist Manifesto is the third-most popular assigned book in universities' syllabi, according to the Open Syllabus Project. The Open Syllabus Project was made available to the public on January 22. It gathered over 1 million syllabi published on university websites, and set up a Syllabus Explorer to rank the frequency of assigned texts. The project's founders describe it as an "effort to make the intellectual judgment embedded in syllabi relevant to broader explorations of teaching, publishing and intellectual history."
  • Italian academics call for boycott of Israeli universities

    01/30/2016 7:17:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.29.16, 23:33 | Itamar Eichner
    The academic boycott against Israel continues to broaden, with a new petition signed by 168 academics and researchers in Italy calling to suspend all agreements with Israeli universities as well as the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology in Haifa. The petition comes three months after 343 British academics signed another petition calling for an academic boycott of Israeli universities on the grounds that they participate in violations of international law and support the occupation. [...] Among the boycott measures proposed by the petition are the cessation of all collaboration with the Technion and other Israeli universities, including academic and cultural...
  • A Moment of Sanity at Oberlin

    01/24/2016 3:44:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Some years ago, I conceived a business idea which I hereby make available free and for nothing to any enterprising soul who wishes to do a bit of good for the community. You know how there are services that store "cord blood" of newborns which, being rich in stem cells, could be used later in life to treat various diseases? My idea is somewhat similar. Here's how it would work. Whenever an aspiring academic bureaucrat is appointed to the presidency of a college or university, this service would undertake, for a small recurring fee, to receive and safely store his...
  • The Four Jihads

    01/14/2016 5:36:28 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CSPI ^ | Jan 11 . 2016 | Bill Warner
    Whenever there is Islamic violence the media uses the word terror not jihad. The problem is that the jihad of murder is only one of the four jihads and it is the least of jihads. The jihad of murder will kill people, but the jihad of money, speech and writing brings us closer to Sharia. Sharia annihilates a civilization. ... The jihad of money has invaded our universities which reject critical thought about Islam in exchange for donations from the Saudis. The Islamisation of universities is far worse than murder. Another jihad that is killing us is found in religious...
  • There Really Is A 'War on Women'

    01/09/2016 12:40:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | Steve Deace
    It turns out the "war on women" exists after all, and it's being carried out by women like Joy Behar and other pagan progressives like her. This week Behar's TV show, The View, provided proof that a male creep/perp need not be anywhere in the room for real life victims of sexual assault to be thrown under the bus. Sure, Bill Clinton is "a dog," admitted Behar, while being confronted with his past infidelity and its impact on Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes. But hey, according to Behar taxpayer-funded birth control and satisfying the blood lust to kill innocent babies (millions...
  • The Coddling of the American Mind [well written]

    12/20/2015 11:34:14 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Theatlantic.com/ ^ | September 2015 | Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
    Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.... Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance. Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a microaggression to ask an Asian American or Latino American “Where were you born?,” because this implies that...
  • Shocking college poll: students reject gender pronouns, BLM

    12/19/2015 1:22:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Our own Katie Pavlich over at Town Hall came across a poll of college students taken back in September which is either a hopeful sign for the future or some “too good to be true” sampling errors run wild. A survey conducted by Inc./Woman Trend of one thousand college students age 18-24 sought to capture their feelings about Social Justice Warrior issues currently driving protests on campuses around the nation. The results, as I already implied, are shocking to say the least. A new scientific poll sanctioned by Young America’s Foundation and conducted by Inc./Woman Trend shows the majority of...
  • Mandatory Sensitivity Training on Campus

    12/04/2015 8:19:07 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 4, 2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    As campuses across the country are roiled in paroxysms of self-righteous indignation over race, groups of black students, perhaps inspired and emboldened by the anarchistic successes at University of Missouri, have formed coalitions and presented elaborate, and breathtakingly audacious, lists of demands which they have nailed to the doors of their respective university administrations.
  • American Universities Begin to Implode

    11/24/2015 1:22:04 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 24, 2015 | Dennis Prager Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/427545/american-universities-im
    For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and policies that now dominate American campuses.
  • Universities Exploit Immigration Programs

    11/24/2015 7:09:19 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 23, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia loves to proclaim its concern for the dispossessed but seldom wants to discuss its role in their exploitation. "High-tech companies, university lobbyists, and powerful leaders in both parties have ramped up their plans to import unlimited numbers of legal foreign workers into our country through an alphabet soup of cheap labor visa programs," Michelle Malkin and John Miano allege in their book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best and Brightest Workers. Malkin and Miano name names too, of people, places and things that make America's immigration system look like something Upton Sinclair...
  • Much Madness Is Divinest Sense

    11/21/2015 9:05:47 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 21, 2015 | Michel Evanchik
    As the Long March of the left burns and hacks its way through the nation's remaining cultural institutions-reenacting the Cultural Revolution on American soil-and Europeans who balk at being invaded by the Vanguards of Islam are condemned as Islamophobic bigots, it's appropriate to reflect upon the words of a woman who is considered by many to be America's greatest poet. She captures the surreality of living in a time and place where rational thought has been cast out of the public square Much Madness Is The Divinest Sense To a discerning eye Much sense the Starkest Madness 'Tis the Majority...
  • Cruz: Universities creating ‘leftist, coddled kids’

    11/21/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says widespread race protests at American colleges and universities are being carried out by "leftist, coddled kids" with "trust funds.""We're seeing universities all across this country with leftist, coddled kids - usually with trust funds - protesting against horrible aggression, because the micro-aggression [of] 'I heard a word that scared me,' " Cruz said at the Presidential Family Forum in Iowa on Friday, according to the Des Moines Register. "What's wrong with our universities?" Cruz, who is running for president, criticized political correctness for discouraging the pursuit of truth. "The best answer to political correctness is...
  • Eisgruber, BJL come to compromise after two days of protests (Princeton)

    11/20/2015 6:01:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | November 19, 2015 | Do-Hyeong Myeong
    University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 agreed to the modified demands of student protestors on Thursday evening. He signed the document at about 8:20 p.m., approximately 32 hours after students in the Black Justice League began a sit-in in his office and after significant negotiations over the content of the demands.
  • The “Oppressed” are Destroying America’s Universities

    11/16/2015 8:51:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    When I was brought up in America it was a nation very different from the one I live in today. I was taught that everyone should be treated with respect and that respect must be the foundation for all of my interactions. Living according to the Christian belief of doing no harm to others became a part of everyday life. Along with this was the knowledge that anything was possible; that the United States was the land of opportunity. “Rugged individualism” was not a mere slogan, it was the focus and basis for taking advantage of opportunities that lie ahead....
  • [Satire] University Students Rally for Tyranny

    11/13/2015 8:19:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    The protests at the University of Missouri that resulted in the ouster of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have reinvigorated student movements against freedom of speech across the nation. Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, took pride in the rising groundswell of support for censorship saying "it's about time the youth of this nation take a stand against the verbal pollution that hides behind the First Amendment. Social justice shouldn't be thwarted by slavish devotion to the out-dated idea that everyone has the right to speak his mind regardless of the consequences." Smith-Lezama hailed...
  • You know what America? Maybe a college education isn't all it's cracked up to be...

    11/09/2015 5:35:02 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-9- | The Looking Spoon
    An Associate Master at Yale writes an email complaining that basically college kids...KIDS...are too politically correct and too wimpy to deal with it. The specific topic was on whether or not the university should police what students wear on Halloween to make sure they don't don anything too offensive (i.e. some New England WASP has no business  dressing up as...say...Geronimo wearing black face, or anything at all for that matter). That is an oversimplification of what was actually said (the link above has the full text of the email), but it's also the gist. The email became widely known and...
  • Only Conservatives Can Save The American Campus–But Should We?

    What does it take to generate a rabid, Maoist-style mob demanding political purges, on an Ivy League campus, in 2015? An email defending “offensive” Halloween costumes, apparently. That’s what kicked off the latest nadir in campus zealotry, this time at no less a university than Yale. Typically the fall is a time when Yale students are obsessed with defeating arch-rival Harvard at football, a war on the gridiron that occasionally turn ugly. This year the sport of choice seems to be the public castigation of professors by students, a battle on the quadrangle destined to become just as menacing.
  • Op-Ed: Installing Jew hatred on America's campuses

    11/03/2015 11:07:08 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 03, 2015 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    An unethical smear campaign is launched against any faculty member who is pro-Israel. It is frightening to see the persecution that follows. Professor Denise Nussbaum is a strong believer in objective truth and a lover of Zion. She is also the Chair of the Sociology Department, an author, and an expert in “bias, diversity, race, ethnicity, and discrimination” at her campus: Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) which occupies four campuses in California: San Jacinto, Menifee, Beaumont/Banning, and Temecula. Professor Nussbaum has received grants and awards on this very campus for her work in “diversity training.” How ironic, how tragic, that...
  • Colleges Wary of Scott Walker’s Higher Ed Reforms

    08/28/2015 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 27, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Donald might not notice him and even Jeb Bush may barely acknowledge his existence, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is still causing absolute apoplexy on the part of his state’s university professors. Governor Walker waves as he arrives to speak at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference ‘Tenure no longer exists in Wisconsin,” Chuck Rybak avers on his blog. “We have entered the era of pretendure.” “ The only moral thing to do, right now, is abolish the tenure file.” Rybak is an Associate Professor of English and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. “As someone...
  • Judge orders USC to let accused student return to school

    08/15/2015 5:46:15 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-13-2015 | Ashe Schow
    A California judge has ordered the University of Southern California to stay its expulsion of football player Bryce Dixon, who was expelled late last year for alleged sexual assault. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien granted Dixon's request for a stay of the results of a disciplinary process that was "lacking in due process, with no hearing, no right to counsel, no rules of evidence, no presumption of innocence, no right to possess copies of witness statements and evidence and no right to confront witnesses against him," according to Dixon's writ of administrative mandate. Dixon's expulsion comes from...
  • Sustainability in Higher Education

    08/10/2015 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2015 | Judy Russell
    Sustainability has become a recurring theme among American colleges, and whether it’s through university curricula or carbon offsets, this new-wave has pressed students to organize into a radical progressive movement. In a 2015 report, Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism, by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) conclude that “To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word marks out a new and larger ideological territory in which it is claimed curtailing economic, political, and intellectual liberty is the price that must be paid to ensure the welfare of future generations.” The NAS claims that radical...
  • Walter Williams: Academic Fascism

    08/10/2015 9:42:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 12, 2015 | Walter Williams
    George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." Such a statement is seen as denying the individual as a racial/cultural being....
  • In California, orange really is the new black...

    07/16/2015 4:04:48 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-16-15 | The Looking Spoon
    There’s an overcrowding problem with both. This is by no means unsolvable. The amount of money in California that gets wasted and squandered on meaningless garbage is astonishing. This is the kind of crap that goes on in states totally owned by Democrats. Oh yeah...psst, there are only 21 jumpsuits... Maybe prisoner number 22 in a metaphorical sense is the viewer, for still living golden moldin' state.
  • Jews are Excluded from European Universities. Does it Ring a Bell?

    06/12/2015 4:55:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, June 12, 2015 3:01 PM | Giulio Meotti
    The case of Orange, the French mobile phone company that is considering abandoning the Israeli market, was on the front pages of all major newspapers. But there is a silent boycott of the Jewish State which is more insidious, latent and even more dangerous because it undermines Israel’s cultural superiority and cuts Israel’s link with the rest of the world. In 2002, the year of the beginning of the academic campaign against Israel, Paul Zinger, the head of the Scientific Association of Israel, revealed that more than seven thousand scientific research projects are sent from Israel abroad every year. Dozens...
  • No Safe Space For Conservatives!

    06/11/2015 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 11, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We are truly in an age where who you know is more important than what you know. “The feminist scholars are academically weak but politically well-connected,” Christina Hoff Sommers, who maintains the Factual Feminist blog said on June 4, 2015 at a “summit” meeting arranged by the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF). “A bunch fled to the ‘safe rooms.’” Sommers has seen their power up close and personal. “When I was at Oberlin, the first two rows were filled with women with red duct tape over their mouths,” Sommers, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) said at the IWF...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...
  • How Hackers Steal Your Social Security Number

    06/01/2015 6:06:16 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 8 replies
    LinkedIn.com ^ | Timothy Martens
    Your Social Security Number can be stolen in under an hour. And hundreds of website run by the government, universities and financial institutions among other companies are at fault. ... ... ... It works essentially in the following way. Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6789? No! Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6790? No! Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6788? Yes! ... ... ... Very commonly all the hacker needs is: A victim’s last name A victim's birth date A vulnerable website the victim uses. ... ... ... Are any big players exposing SSN’s? I have a list of hundreds of websites who are...
  • University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offenders’ Social Security Numbers

    05/14/2015 12:00:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 14, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The University of Colorado-Boulder has launched an online system where students can report people who make “hurtful statements” — and it’s so intense that it even asks for offenders’ Social Security numbers. This “Bias Incident Reporting” system is intended to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” according to the school’s website.
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And They’re in Our Universities.

    04/22/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Why must history perpetually repeat itself? It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad – as some recent developments illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel. ... In his seminal history The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, the universities became centers...
  • Project Veritas, Progressive Academia, and Our National Security

    03/30/2015 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Can someone tell the U.S. academia that supporting terrorists such as ISIS or Hamas on their campuses and financing their mayhem goes against our national security strategy and interests? James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has unveiled a new shocking video. Officials from Barry University in Florida, a private and Catholic institution founded in 1940, appear more than willing to approve the inception of a campus club that would raise money to support ISIS, the very terrorists who are killing indiscriminately Muslims, Christians, and gays in Iraq, taking over regions that were formerly freed by our American soldiers. According to the Vice...
  • Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Release Poll That Shows Strong Majority Of Floridians Oppose

    03/30/2015 8:30:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    www.prnewswire.com ^ | 3/26/2015 | unknown
    61 percent of Floridians oppose requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. 61 percent of Floridians oppose changing Florida law to allow guns in K-12 schools. Only eight percent of Floridians say the state's gun laws should be weakened, compared to 48 percent who would like to see gun laws strengthened, and 39 percent who would like gun laws to remain unchanged.
  • Universities Venture Into Capitalism

    02/20/2015 7:35:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Universities may want to adopt a basic rule to avoid mission creep: When you have failed in your basic task, it is probably not a good idea to enter into new ventures outside of that undertaking. With graduation rates that could at best be described as anemic and skill mastery among graduates which might be characterized as pathetic, universities are venturing into the world of venture capitalism. “Universities across the country have developed entrepreneurship programs in recent years aimed at encouraging students and faculty to turn promising business ideas into actual companies,” Steven Overly reported in the Washington Post on...
  • Wisconsin GOP Gov. Walker Takes Aim at College Outlays, Professors

    02/03/2015 6:17:48 PM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 3, 2015 | By Douglas Belkin and Mark Peters
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 fight with public-sector unions sparked huge protests—and elevated him into a national figure in conservative politics. Now, as he eyes a run for president, he is targeting another group on the public payroll: university professors. Mr. Walker, a Republican, has proposed a two-year tuition freeze and a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System’s budget—about a 13% drop next year from current funding levels. Under the plan, Mr. Walker would shift control of the university system from the state to a new independent authority. He has also said that he thinks faculty needs...
  • HIGHER EDUCATION

    02/01/2015 8:30:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As federal dollars pour into higher education, tuitions rise, administrative bloat expands, and part-timers teach more and more class sections! Allen B. West’s national Center for Policy analysis is offering a very critical view of “the higher education bubble” by researcher Farhad Mirzadeh. (1) “The result of infusing colleges with billions of dollars in additional funds will be to raise the cost of a college education even higher-just as student loans and federal grants have encouraged wasteful spending by colleges and universities across the country,” says West’s writer. A staggering ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in outstanding student loans equals more than...
  • The Campus as California: Why Traditional campuses in America are becoming like California

    12/15/2014 9:06:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/15/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Campuses are becoming the haunts of the very wealthy and the poor, with little regard for any in-between — sort of like California.Let me explain. Lately lots of strange things have been in the news about college campuses — from the Rolling Stone’s mythography [1] of the University of Virginia fraternities to Lena Dunham’s invented charges [2] of rape against a supposed Oberlin College Republican to courses on “white privilege” to “hands up; don’t shoot” demonstrations protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown.Tuition and DebtBut there are lots of campus topics that garner little publicity. Take tuition costs. Aggregate...
  • Universities Are Now Taking Down Their Jonathan Gruber Videos

    11/19/2014 7:12:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | By Brendan Bordelon
    Universities that hosted Jonathan Gruber are now removing videos of the MIT professor from their websites after a series of candid admissions from the Obamacare architect ignited a firestorm against the health-care law. Videos from college conferences and Washington think tanks over the last few years show Gruber bragging about the law’s deliberate complexity and belittling American voters’ intelligence. Now at least two colleges who hosted the professor have tried to scrub Gruber from the internet. The University of Pennsylvania removed Gruber’s October 2013 panel appearance — in which he laughed about “the stupidity of the American voter” — on...
  • Obama Admin Appointee Admits few net jobs created

    11/17/2014 7:17:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    An Obama Administration appointee admits there have been “few net jobs created” over the past decade but thinks increased spending on education will solve the problem. At the Center for American Progress, the White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, James Kvaal, said, “The overriding goal of his second term in office is rebuilding the strength of the middle class and after recovering from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.” He claimed, “We now have an economy that is growing again; ten million new jobs have been created.” Americans now see “rising middle class standards” under...
  • Veterans Honored Off Campus

    11/12/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This week Americans honor military veterans. On America’s college campuses, the attitude towards them is more ambivalent, at least when their presence on them is compared to their visibility in the rest of America. For one thing, not every campus is closed for Veterans Day. To be sure, many businesses stay open upon that day as well. Moreover, as the Veteran’s Administration web site notes, “there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day.” Nevertheless, veterans on campus are few and far between. With the possible exception of Troy University, you will find few colleges and universities on...
  • Feds Punish Princeton For Liking Due Process Too Much

    11/08/2014 6:26:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education wrapped up its investigation of Princeton University's sexual harassment and assault policies. The findings were unsurprising, though still striking: the government essentially accused the university of violating federal anti-discrimination law by extending too much due process to accused students. Princeton had been one of the last hold-outs on the standard of proof in college rape trials. The university required adjudicators to obtain "clear and convincing" proof that a student was guilty of sexual assault before convicting him. That's too tough, said DOE. As part of its settlement, Princeton is required to lower...
  • Colleges want more Public/State Funding

    10/31/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 30, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Running out of funds and ideas, colleges want more public funding to help keep them afloat. During a recent panel discussion at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, speakers praised President Barack Obama’s higher education push for performance-based pay and incentives for colleges and universities. Ted Mitchell, , U.S. Department of Education undersecretary, complained about today’s higher education funding environment, telling the audience, “There has been systematic disinvestment by states throughout the Great Recession in higher education,” adding that it “really does disadvantage students” from low-income neighborhoods and backgrounds. He felt the state governments, by not funding state...