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  • The BlackLivesMattering of Higher Ed: Some Notes from the Field

    10/16/2020 6:47:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 16, 2020 | Alexander Riley
    When the University of Chicago English Department announced over the summer that, in response to the protests after the death of George Floyd, they would only admit graduate students willing to work in Black Studies (a proclamation that, after media attention brought criticism, they recently removed from their webpage), observers of the increasing dominance of extremist ideas on race and race relations in higher education were not surprised. Indeed, as things go ever crazier inside American universities with respect to racial politics, it becomes more and more difficult for those of us on the inside, watching things deteriorate on a...
  • American Higher Education Is About to Melt Down in a Way That Would Make Karl Marx LOL

    10/01/2020 8:41:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/01/2020
    FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, students arrive for the first day of school at Stuyvesant High School in New York. A push to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is facing a backlash from the group that makes up most of the schools’ current student bodies: Asian-Americans. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)One of the tenets of the pseudo-political religious cult that is Marxism is that capitalism is doomed by its own “internal contradictions.”Why do I call Marxism a religion? If you look at Marxism through the lens of comparative religion, what do you have?...
  • IT’S A SCAM: After 48,299 COVID-19 Cases at 37 US Universities – Only 2 Hospitalizations and ZERO Deaths — More Likely to Be Killed By a Dog

    09/22/2020 9:19:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/22/2020 | Jim Hoft
    There have now been 48,299 coronavirus cases reported at 37 universities in the United States.Of those cases there have been ONLY 2 hospitalizations. And there have been ZERO DEATHS! They couldn’t even sneak in a cancer victim into their counts because no one died!Via Dr. Andrew Bostom: 9/22/20 update on C19 among students on campus since August, from 37 U.S. universities: Despite ~48,300 “+ C19 tests” near absence of reported C19 hospitalizations, and zero reported deaths— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) September 22, 2020 If you are college age you are more likely to be killed by lightning or a...
  • Tales from America’s COVID college campuses

    08/30/2020 8:58:22 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 24 replies
    The Mass Illusion ^ | Augst 29,, 2020 | Jordan Schachtel
    America’s college students are returning to campus for the Fall semester, and many are finding themselves in an environment that no longer resembles an academic institution, but something closer to a correctional facility for young adults. It’s not just a handful of schools that are pursuing extreme restrictions and punitive measures in the name of “stopping the spread” of the coronavirus, but something that has become a nationwide norm. College campuses have transformed into some of the most restrictive environments in America. Yesterday, after hearing about these conditions, I sent out a post on social media asking for testimonials from...
  • Espionage on Campus: American Universities Are Now The Front Line Of The China-U.S. Cold War

    08/25/2020 7:16:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/25/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    The Trump administration has taken several steps to address the growing threat of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) influence on U.S. college campus last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated Confucius Institute U.S. centers as a foreign agent for Communist China.His action was followed by a letter to the governing boards of American universities from Under-Secretary Keith Krach. Krach warned these board members that their institutions are at the forefront of a serious challenge “brought on by the authoritarian influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”Within the same week, the Wall Street Journal reported that some professors at several...
  • Kudos From President Trump [Weekly Update]

    08/21/2020 5:37:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 21, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    President Trump Recognizes Judicial Watch Kamala Harris’ San Francisco Pay Records Soros Groups Must Make Anti-Prostitution Pledge to Get U.S. Universities and Governments: Peddling Influence and Stealing Secrets President Trump Recognizes Judicial Watch In his speech to the 2020 Council for National Policy this week, President Trump spoke about the dangers of the proposed vote-by-mail policies that would pave the way for ballot harvesting. And as he did, he paused to recognize Judicial Watch. Tom, where’s Tom, Tom where is he, stand up Tom, will you Tom Fitton. That’s Judicial Watch … they do a fantastic job. I wish...
  • Has the College Death Spiral Started? Mounting financial pressure because enrollment is steadily declining

    08/12/2020 7:57:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 08/12/2020 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been tempted to tweak my liberal friends with the mischievous thought that COVID-19 is actually a Trump five-dimensional chess plot to destroy universities, unionized K-12 public education, and Hollywood (since TV and movie production is largely shut down too). Colleges and universities were already facing mounting financial pressure because enrollment is steadily declining and certain to get much worse in the coming decade (the result of falling birthrates back at the time of the housing crash in 2008-09). Add to this the financial hit they are taking right now because of the virus, on top of the huge loss...
  • Universities Appease China, Ignore Human Rights Abuses

    08/05/2020 7:41:24 AM PDT · by karpov
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 5, 2020 | Christopher Balding
    Long the vanguard of liberal change, the American university now leads the appeasement of a hardened authoritarian China. The interest in promoting a broader community of scholars has given way to a toxic combination of business interests, the inability of college leaders to recognize their failure in influencing Chinese education, and their unwillingness to see the reality of a new China. Both China and the United States need universities to engage in solutions based upon the values of universities rather than catering to authoritarianism. American universities and professors jealously guard their independence, seeing themselves as defenders of liberal values and...
  • Top 10 Craziest College Classes That Taxpayers Are Underwriting

    08/03/2020 9:14:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2020 | Autumn Klein
    To understand just how normalized radical ideas are on college campuses, look at the curriculum for which students pay thousands and thousands of dollars. From their first steps on campus for orientation to walking across the stage on graduation day, students are usually bombarded with leftist propaganda. College campuses facilitate the perfect environment for indoctrination, providing a platform for radical professors to teach their opinion as fact. As a young woman in college, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to stand behind conservative values in the face of leftist campus culture.Conservative parents are in a catch-22. While still...
  • Turning Point USA launches initiative to redirect money from liberal universities – and it’s working

    07/19/2020 9:03:55 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | July 19, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    Charlie Kirk is leading an effort to redirect big money away from colleges that are functioning as left-wing propaganda mills rather than providing an actual educational experience. The founder and president of Turning Point USA calls this initiative for donors to vote with their wallets by closing them “Divest U.” In an interview on Fox and Friends on Saturday, host Jedediah Bila noted that Divest U, Turning Point’s partnership with Prager U, has already redirected $7 million away from Harvard and Baylor. Kirk implied to Bila that the results of radical, anti-America, anti-free speech indoctrination throughout the country’s so-called institutions...
  • A New Report By Health Policy Experts Shows Path To Reopen Schools

    07/18/2020 10:51:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Allyson Schuster
    A new report summarizes research showing the financial and health repercussions of keeping schools, colleges, and child-care facilities closed far outweigh any risk. The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity report also offers recommendations on how to reopen for the safest and fairest results. Report coauthor Avik Roy said in a tweet the report aims for policymakers to learn of and “heed the educational, social, and public health impact of prolonged school closures” for the nearly 80 million U.S. students who have already been out of school for months in 2020. The article described the nation’s current educational plans as...
  • Trump threatens tax-exempt status, funding for universities and schools over 'radical left indoctrination'

    07/10/2020 11:58:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10 2020 | Tyler Olson
    President Trump on Friday said he is telling the Treasury Department to look into the tax-exempt status and the funding of "universities and school systems" over alleged left-wing bias, saying that children should not be "indoctrinated." "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," Trump said in a pair of tweets. "Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status... and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!" Republicans have long railed against alleged left-wing indoctrination in...
  • Defund the Police? How About We Defund the Universities

    07/07/2020 7:47:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | Jul 07, 2020 | Philip Carl Salzman
    Our universities have nurtured and foisted on America and Canada an extreme radicalism that vilifies American and Canadian history, society, and culture. This radicalism stems in the first instance from identity grievance studies programs, such as feminist and gender studies, gay and queer studies, black studies, Hispanic and Chicano studies, indigenous studies, and ethnic studies, which have adopted marxist theories popular in sociology and political science.This far left ideology has diffused throughout the soft subjects of the social sciences, humanities, education, social work, and law. Far left radicalism has been adopted with enthusiasm by administrators and imposed on any laggard...
  • California Faculty Demands Free Studies For All Black Students; Charges That Education Is ‘Grounded In White Supremacy’

    07/07/2020 8:07:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 64 replies
    Summit News ^ | 7/7/20
    Faculty wants “dedicated study space” for Black students only, plus enforced “unconscious bias” training. Issuing the ultimate woke wishlist, The Faculty Association at California State university has demanded that all “Black Native, and Indigenous students” should be given free tuition as a “redress for systemic anti-Black racism in the CSU.” The CFA has also charged that “the historical and longstanding infrastructures of universities” should be dismantled because they are “fundamentally grounded in a white supremacist colonial discourse and culture.” Campus Reform reports that the CFA also wants to overturn the ban on affirmative action, and is arguing that “racial pay...
  • Defund the universities: Why should tax payers send money to elite colleges that are are almost 100% hard left-wing bubbles?

    07/05/2020 6:51:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2020 | Jay Latimer
    Fed up with Defund the Police? Worried that hordes of “peaceful protestors” might soon show up to burn and pillage your neighborhood? Want to make your views known but unsure where to begin? Here’s a way to hit back: DEFUND THE UNIVERSITIES. It’s no secret that much of the radical ideology fueling the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots are the product of our dysfunctional higher educational system. Universities today are almost 100% hard left-wing bubbles, openly hostile to any conservative thought. They are intolerant of opposing opinions, the very opposite of the kind of dialogue intended for higher education,...
  • Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence

    07/02/2020 6:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African American veterans of the Civil War, many people wondered whether the protesters had ever learned anything in high school or college. Did any of these iconoclasts know the difference between Grant and Robert E. Lee? Could they recognize the name "Gettysburg"? Could they even identify the decade in which the Civil War was fought?Universities are certainly teaching our youth to be confident, loud and self-righteous. But the media blitz during these last several weeks of protests, riots and looting also revealed a generation that...
  • NYU professor: 'Hundreds, if not thousands' of universities will soon be 'walking dead'

    06/27/2020 6:12:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 06/27/2020 | Maria Copeland
    As colleges attempt to recover from the pandemic and prepare for future semesters, a New York University professor estimates that the next 5-10 years will see one to two thousand schools going out of business. Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business told Hari Sreenivasan on PBS’ “Amanpour and Co.” that many colleges are likely to suffer to the point of eventual extinction as a result of the coronavirus. He sets up a selection of tier-two universities as those most likely not to walk away from the shutdown unscathed. During the...
  • Academic department calls on Penn State to require ‘structural racism’ courses

    06/27/2020 4:37:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    BizPac review ^ | June 27, 2020 | BPR Wire
    An entire academic department at Pennsylvania State University is advocating for courses on “structural racism” to be added to the required course load. The Penn State African American Studies Department published an open letter to university President Eric Barron titled, “How We Can Make Black Lives at Penn State Matter.” They alleged that Penn State is an unwelcoming environment for non-white students. . . . Coursework on the subjects of oppression and racism is supposedly necessary in order to “educate our students and community about the history of structural racism, racial violence, and the meaning of transformative justice.” The transformative...
  • Oxford Prof: Academics Fear Mob Will Destroy Their Careers If They Defend British Empire

    06/21/2020 6:53:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    A leading scholar at the University of Oxford believes conservatives are afraid to stand up to the “zealous left-wing minority” who want to “erase and rewrite history” in case doing so prompts the mob to destroy their careers. Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology, has criticised renewed demands, prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement, for statues and memorials to individuals who do not meet the standards of the 21st-century social justice left to be torn down, and for children to be taught a negatively slanted history of Britain’s imperial past. “The problem is that most academics...
  • Oxford University to ‘decolonize’ math and science degrees, give more lenient grading to those affected by Black Lives Matter furore

    06/16/2020 6:17:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 16, 2020 | Brett T.
    The comments to the tweet seemed to show that scientists preferred their science to be based on science, but now Oxford University has announced its intention to “decolonize” its science and math degrees, as well as offer lenient grading to anyone affected by the Black Lives Matter movement. "Oxford University has revealed plans to “decolonise” its maths and science degrees and will allow students of any subject who have been affected by the Black Lives Matter furore to seek lenient marking."