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  • Public University Professors Demand “Sanctuary Campus” to Shield Illegal Aliens

    12/09/2016 11:01:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 6, 2016
    But the Florida professors are blazing the trail as the first faculty members to officially call for campus-wide sanctuary in the aftermath of the presidential election. They work at Florida International University (FIU), a public institution with 54,000 students, more than half of them Hispanic. One of the professors, Asia Eaton, teaches psychology and women’s and gender studies and the other, Jason Ritchie, anthropology. Dozens of other university staff members also signed the document making the sanctuary demand. It starts off like this: “Like many people in South Florida, we were caught off guard by the election.” It continues to...
  • VMI, Famed Military Academy, Giving Cadets Coloring Books for Stress

    12/06/2016 4:48:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A prestigious private military school is providing coloring books for cadets to deal with stress. The Virginia Military Institute, the first state-sponsored military college in the country founded in 1839, offers a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.” . . . “This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
  • Loyola University Maryland under fire for response to student "USA" party

    11/25/2016 5:50:52 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carrie Wells
    When administrators at Loyola University Maryland got wind of a planned campus-wide student party with a "Party in the USA" theme, they say they began hearing concerns that students might show up in offensive costumes related to this month's presidential election. In a series of emails, administrators urged Student Government Association members sponsoring the party to reconsider the theme, which they characterized as potentially divisive and harmful.
  • College Stops Flying US Flag Entirely After Flag-Burning Incident

    11/20/2016 8:11:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer fly the U.S. flag at all in response to an incident where the flag was taken down and burned. The president of the college says that by getting rid of the flag the school will be able to focus on other issues like halting Islamophobia and promoting gay rights. The mess for Hampshire College started a week and a half ago, after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. The school responded to Trump’s victory by keeping the U.S. flag at half-staff, as if in mourning, which upset...
  • The time has come for the “Suck it up, Buttercup” bill

    11/19/2016 1:53:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    EDIT: Owing to too little sleep, I’m sad to report that I misread this report and the bill is in the Iowa state legislature, not Congress. We can only dream I suppose. Hey… could anyone in D.C. work on a matching version? The article has been edited to reflect this.(Jazz) We’ve long since grown used to stories coming from the nation’s college campuses where “safe spaces” are set up for everything from Halloween costumes to the results of the presidential election. But some universities have taken it a step further, setting up special counseling sessions for “grieving” students and additional...
  • One-Party University

    11/17/2016 7:21:49 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you want to see what America will look like if universities get to remodel it, have a look at what higher education looks like. "We investigate the voter registration of faculty at 40 leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology," Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain, and Daniel B. Klein wrote last month in an article which appeared in Econ Journal Watch. "We looked up 7,243 professors and found 3,623 to be registered Democratic and 314 Republican, for an overall D:R ratio of 11.5:1." "The D:R ratios for the five fields were: Economics 4.5:1,...
  • Iowa Lawmaker Introduces ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill in Response to Election-Related Protests

    11/15/2016 7:09:41 PM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 15, 2016 | ETF News
    An Iowa lawmaker has one thing to say to state universities that spend taxpayer dollars on election-related sit-ins and grief counseling: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce new legislation in January that he calls...
  • The Difference Between Terrorism and the Election of Donald Trump

    11/15/2016 11:12:29 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 4 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Demi Dowdy
    President-elect Donald J. Trump, it is. Regardless of what the media wanted us to believe, the election of Donald Trump was not only possible—it happened! And there have been legitimate reactions, happy and disappointed, from many across the country. But feigning fear, to the point of seeking safe spaces, and comparing the election of Donald Trump to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, is utterly ridiculous and truly despicable.... read more
  • Report: University of Pennsylvania Offers Puppies, Coloring Books to Students Distraught[tr]

    11/13/2016 5:16:56 AM PST · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Administrators at the University of Pennsylvania reportedly provided students upset over the results of Tuesday’s presidential election with emotional support puppies, coloring books, and chocolate. . . . “Some professors turned Wednesday’s classes into ‘safe spaces’ in which students could freely express their concerns for their futures. On a campus that voted 3612-375 in favor of Hillary Clinton, these open forums were naturally dominated by anti-Trump voices.” “Obviously the diversity at Penn is not diversity of opinion since the opinion of almost half the country is almost unaccounted for on campus,” Tancredi claimed. “I’m also worried for my fellow students....
  • Profs quivering with fear, anger after Trump election

    11/11/2016 10:04:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 9, 2016 | Tyler Arnold
    “I was already terrified of white men,” one professor at the University of Hartford, Erin Bartram, admitted, but explained that there’s not even “a word to describe how scared I am of them now,” noting that “they are so much worse than” she thought. “How do I face these students who’ve just seen half of America repudiate their rights, their citizenship, their bodies, their very beings?!” she went on to exclaim.
  • U. of Michigan Gives Students Play-Doh, Coloring Books to Cope With Trump

    11/10/2016 8:37:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    “People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.” There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on Women [barf]

    11/01/2016 11:33:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    TIME ^ | October 31, 2016 | Robin Lakoff
    I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us. The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of...
  • Iran Poised to Increase Influence Peddling on American Colleges

    10/27/2016 5:27:16 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stephen Schwartz
    The American academy, which has revealed itself to be markedly susceptible to the intrigues of the Saudi-based radical Wahhabi sect and the Muslim Brotherhood, now faces the challenge of an Iranian radical presence. Since 2014, admission of Iranian students to U.S. colleges has been permitted by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. Iran has yet to flood the U.S. with its own professors.
  • Why Universities Must Choose One Telos: Truth or Social Justice

    10/23/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Heterodox Academy ^ | October 21, 2016 | Jonathan Haidt
    Aristotle often evaluated a thing with respect to its “telos” – its purpose, end, or goal. The telos of a knife is to cut. The telos of a physician is health or healing. What is the telos of university? The harvardmost obvious answer is “truth” –- the word appears on so many university crests. But increasingly, many of America’s top universities are embracing social justice as their telos, or as a second and equal telos. But can any institution or profession have two teloses (or teloi)? What happens if they conflict? As a social psychologist who studies morality, I have...
  • A Blizzard of Snowflakes

    10/15/2016 5:10:11 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Peter Skurkiss
    Infantile skittishness on campus is not confined to just politically correct and so-called diversity issues, as bad as that is. As a recent Wall Street Journal article pointed out, college students are now literally flooding mental-health centers on campus year round for anything and everything. Here's some of what the Journal found.   At Ohio State University, a clinical psychologist holds a well-attended 'Beating Anxiety' workshop twice a week. To defuse anxiety, the students are advised to exercise, get more sleep, and refrain from "catastrophic thoughts" brought about things like an upcoming physics exam or if my friend doesn't text me back right...
  • How Green Was My Campus

    09/28/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The sustainability campaigns on American college campuses, which we have covered for about as long as they have existed, may seem more ubiquitous than pledge drives on PBS. Nevertheless, some scholars think they haven’t gone far enough. "We are currently on track to having the hottest year ever, breaking the record established last year," Marcus Peter Ford writes on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "We also set records for warmth in 2013 and 2014." "And yet, to date, climate change has had little impact on how we understand the purpose of higher education....
  • Rutgers law professors say pets are 'animal slaves,' argue domestication is form of torture

    09/24/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    They wrote that in a fair and just world, “there would be no pets at all, no fields full of sheep, and no barns full of pigs, cows and egg-laying hens. There would be no aquaria and no zoos.” “If animals matter morally, we must recalibrate all aspects of our relationship with them. The issue we must confront is not whether our exploitation of them is ‘humane’ — with all of the concomitant tinkering with the practices of animal-use industries — but rather whether we can justify using them at all,” they concluded.
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Cornell 'Diversity Chief' candidate in hot water after suggesting all students matter

    09/08/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2016 | By Emily Zanotti
    Cornell is hiring a dean of students whose job it will be to promote diversity on campus... So far, though, the interview process isn’t going particularly well for one top candidate, Vijay Pendakur...he dared to say that he’d consider all students when making decisions as the dean of students. “If I say, ‘The dean’s area of focus is diversity and inclusion,’ the unspoken thought in response often is, ‘Oh, so he’s here for only the marginalized students,'” he told the crowd. “So we need to undo that, because that is a deeply problematic framework. If we’re going to make progress,...
  • Progressive UND [Univ North Dakota] students get social justice-themed housing option

    08/30/2016 1:05:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 30, 2016 | Amber Athey
    The University of North Dakota (UND) is offering students the chance to live in a specialized housing community dedicated entirely to social justice. The Social Justice Living-Learning Community is “designed for students who are involved in promoting a more inclusive and just society,” and promises to provide such students with opportunities for “creating and leading positive social change.”
  • Anti-Semitism On Campus Gets Real

    08/24/2016 8:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Usually university officials go into overdrive to solve a reported hate crime. Apparently they become more deliberate when the alleged victim is a Jewish student. "On Thursday, the UC Irvine Office of Student Conduct announced that it had concluded a three-month investigation into an aggressive and disruptive incident on the UCI campus last May," the Louis D. Brandeis Center reported on August 22, 2016. "The incident involved an anti-Israel mob that disrupted a small event held by a Jewish student group on campus." "The angry mob of about 50 students blocked the entrances and exits while loudly chanting angry, anti-Israel,...
  • Do colleges + universities=economic growth?

    08/23/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have been arguing for decades that colleges and universities are engines of economic growth. Now they seem to have scientific proof, or do they? "We estimate fixed effects models at the sub-national level between 1950 and 2010 and find that increases in the number of universities are positively associated with future growth of GDP per capita (and this relationship is robust to controlling for a host of observables, as well as unobserved regional trends)," Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, of the London School of Economics, write in a working paper that they published this month at the National...
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • The ‘Altruistic Evil’ of Social Justice for the Palestinians

    08/18/2016 7:48:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 18, 2016 | Richard Cravatts
    Editor’s Note: The original article appeared in the Times of Israel. As yet another indication that the university campus has become "an island of repression in a sea of freedom," last March a pro-Israel group, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, was barred from participating in a "Social Justice Week" event organized by the Student Association of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The stated reason for the exclusion? The student association (which, not coincidentally, had just approved a pro-BDS resolution against Israel) informed the Hasbara group that since the "organization seems closely tied to the state of Israel…it...
  • Stop Calling Them Warriors - Social Justice Whiners Are Anything But

    07/03/2016 10:02:17 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 26 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michael Anderson
    The titles of “hero” or warrior” are probably two of the most appropriated titles today by those who are the least deserving of that distinction. They do not walk a warrior’s humble path of honor and self-sacrifice but, instead, seek fame pursuing a selfish agenda through intimidation and threats of violence. This is no truer than those screaming children at our universities along with their liberal professors screaming for muscle or those threatening riots if a particular candidate is elected President of the United States.
  • University of New Mexico’s Bioethics Questioned by Congressional Panel

    06/28/2016 8:03:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps universities should begin teaching ethics again, or at least bioethics. In the course of her investigation into the sale of fetal tissue, illegal under federal law, U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, discovered a relationship between the University of New Mexico and a local abortion provider. Rep. Blackburn, who chairs a House Select Investigative Panel, wrote to the attorney general of the state, urging him to investigate further. She cc'd New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on the letter. The section of the federal code "which forbids the transfer of fetal tissue for valuable consideration" also "requires that safeguards be...
  • The Life of the Mind Led in the Dark

    06/09/2016 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Looking back through the years I have seen it all coming: the militant ignorance of students strutting across our college campuses today, the authoritarian style of the administrators, the mediocrity of the professors and the sheer goofiness of the students. It all came out of the late 1960s. Most of my fellow 1960s graduates went on to careers in the professions, commerce and industry. But some remained on campus, becoming professors, administrators and increasingly, as the years went on, swamis of identity politics. They established women's studies programs, black studies programs and gay studies programs. Now, I assume, there are...
  • How Should Conservatives Respond to the Disturbing Trend of Campus Censorship?

    06/07/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    .equalrightsinstitute. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Timothy Brahm
    We experienced an aggressive protest at UC Davis, but this is part of a disturbing, growing trend of censorship of conservative speech on college campuses. This is an extended version of an article from our last printed newsletter. Warning: This blog post includes strong language when directly quoting leftist protesters. On February 29th through March 1st at UC Davis, we faced our most aggressive, persistent, and unreasonable protest yet. As many of you know, our preferred way of doing outreach is to set up a simple poll table that asks questions like, “Should Abortion Remain Legal?” and provide options for...
  • Struggling Dowling College announces it is closing down

    06/01/2016 10:32:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    AP ^ | May 31, 2016 | Staff
    A struggling liberal arts college that had a striking waterfront campus but fewer and fewer students is closing its doors. Dowling College President Albert Inserra said Tuesday the college, on eastern Long Island, will stop operating at the end of the week. He said months of negotiations aimed at finding an academic partner to help keep it afloat had failed.
  • Who Pays For “Diversity”?

    05/26/2016 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While The Donald hits the hustings talking, yea, bellowing, about the jobs America has lost, academia has actually added to its payrolls, but kept mum about who is picking up the tab. "The number of jobs in higher education expanded in 2016 at the highest growth rate for the first quarter in three years," according to Higher Ed Jobs.com. Two emerging professions servicing the academic community are Title IX advisers and diversity consultants. The former show university employees how not to run afoul of the federal law which was originally intended to bar discrimination by gender that has morphed into...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • The amazing 1969 prophecy that racial preferences would cause the exact grievances of protesters to

    05/14/2016 3:16:26 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Heterodox Academy ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jonathan Haidt
    Universities are among the most progressive and anti-racist institutions in American society. Many Americans therefore found it confusing to see dozens of our top universities racked by racial protests since last September. To add to the puzzle, many of the most high-profile actions occurred at universities widely perceived to be the most devoted to social justice and racial equality -– schools such as Brown, Yale, Amherst, Wesleyan, and Oberlin. (Every one of these schools earned a red or yellow light from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, indicating schools that are not recommended for conservative students.) What is going on?
  • Universities Against Regulation… Of Themselves

    05/03/2016 9:18:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics found something they don't want the government to regulate when they looked in the mirror. "Last year, for example, the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education—formed in 2013 at the behest of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and comprised of top university officials from around the country—released a stunning indictment of what it called the 'jungle of red tape' produced by the Education Department," Jenna Ashley Robinson and Jesse Saffron reported on The Pope Center's web site. "The report cited analysis from George Mason's Mercatus Center that showed federal higher education mandates increased by 56 percent...
  • 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...