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  • 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 Walkers 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 states 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 WisconsinGreen 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 its 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 Educations 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
    Theres 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 Israels cultural superiority and cuts Israels 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 Womens 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 Americas Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this seasons 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-third41have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these10can 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 victims last name A victim's birth date A vulnerable website the victim uses. ... ... ... Are any big players exposing SSNs? 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 its 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 schools website.
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And Theyre 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 OKeefes 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 Walkers 2011 fight with public-sector unions sparked huge protestsand 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 Systems budgetabout 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. Wests 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 Wests 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 laws 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 Grubers 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 Americas 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 Veterans 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 Obamas higher education push for performance-based pay and incentives for colleges and universities. Ted Mitchell, , U.S. Department of Education undersecretary, complained about todays 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...
  • Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

    10/26/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2014
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma, wants NMSU to stop using the mascot, sometimes referred to in Las Cruces as "Classic Aggie."
  • STEMming Chinas Student Espionage

    10/03/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When the reasons mount for rethinking cherished academic practices, academia doubles down on those procedures. For example, as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and others have shown, there is no shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors to fill available jobs requiring those skills. Yet and still, academics proclaim that the need is so acute that they need to import STEM majors from abroad. It turns out that, on top of that misconception, some of these foreign students may actually be, well, spies. The Chinese regime can work spies recruited in college into positions in research, government...
  • College is ripping you off

    10/01/2014 10:42:29 PM PDT · by poinq · 49 replies
    Solon ^ | Oct 1st, 2014 | Thomas Frank
    When we reach the end of high school, we approach the next life, the university life, in the manner of children writing letters to Santa. Oh, we promise to be so very good. We open our hearts to the beloved institution. We get good grades. We do our best on standardized tests. We earnestly list our first, second, third choices. We tell them what we want to be when we grow up. We confide our wishes. We stare at the stock photos of smiling students, we visit the campus, and we find, always, that it is so very beautiful. And...
  • University Axes Art Class After Too Many Perverts Call About Appearances Of Nude Models

    09/27/2014 10:22:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/27/2014 | Emma Colton
    Due to numerous lewd calls from artists and Oregon residents about stark naked art models at the University of Oregon, the college decided to nix a figure drawing class to protect the models from a slew of seemingly pervy artisans. Known as the Saturday Figure Drawing Group, the free class offered to local artists and residents would meet once a week to workshop drawings of live nude models. But after a few weeks of potential students calling the school asking apparently bawdy questions about the models, the university canceled the classes, according to an official university letter forwarded to The...
  • On Constitution Day, FIRE Mails First Amendment Warning to More Than 300 Colleges

    09/19/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2014 | Will Creeley
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2014In a national certified mailing sent today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) warns the leaders of more than 300 of our nations largest and most prestigious public colleges and universities that they risk First Amendment lawsuits by continuing to maintain speech codes that violate student and faculty rights. The letters are being mailed from the main post office near Independence Hall in Philadelphia today to mark the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. liberty bell 58 percent of our nations public colleges and universities restrict student and faculty speech with blatantly...
  • College Professors Feeling the ObamaCare Pinch

    09/10/2014 12:07:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 9, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Ironically, liberal college professors are now feeling the increasing weight and burden that is from ObamaCare, or its official name The Affordable Care Act. A study released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that an increasing number of college and university professors are paying more for their health insurance. obamacare forum The study, 2014 Employee Healthcare and Other Benefits in Higher Education Survey, covered health benefits, four types of healthcare plans (HMO, PPO, POS and high deductible plans), formal wellness programs, dental plans and other healthcare basics. The questionnaire itself can be viewed here. The...
  • DATING ETIQUETTE

    07/31/2014 10:09:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 43 replies
    Campus Report ^ | August 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    Kerry Cronin, who teaches a philosophy class at Boston College, was shocked some years ago during a class on student hookup culture, when a student inquired, How would you ask someone on a date? Its easy to hook up with someone youve just met in a dark room after having a few drinks, said freshman Frank DiMartino, who took the class. But asking someone out on a date in broad daylight, when you actually have to know their name, can be really scary. Other schools are apparently taking notice of the need to explain the socialization/dating procedure, according to The...
  • Hillary Clintons Extravagant University Speaking Engagements

    07/14/2014 6:08:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Clintonians, despite not being able to cheer Hillary Clinton on as secretary of state, should still find themselves mollified by the sheer number of public appearances Clinton has made recently. hillary clinton hard choices Likely due in part to her preparation for a probable presidential run for 2016, Clinton has selectively inserted herself into the public domain not only via speaking engagements, but also through the publication of her recent autobiography. She has chosen Wall Street banks, industry conventions, and universities as some of her main hubs for oratory. Needless to say, patrons of such spectacles are willing to pay...
  • Academic Epiphany on Accreditation

    07/10/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An academic sets out to expose The Great Accreditation Farce but his efforts border on the farcical. By awarding accreditation to religious colleges, the process confers legitimacy on institutions that systematically undermine the most fundamental purposes of higher education, Peter Conn wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Skeptical and unfettered inquiry is the hallmark of American teaching and research. However, such inquiry cannot flourishin many cases, cannot even surviveinside institutions that erect religious tests for truth. Conn is an English professor at Penn. This, in my view, can only be described as a scandal, Conn avers. Providing accreditation to...
  • Diversity Uber Alles

    06/27/2014 7:25:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 26, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For academics, diversity is the answer, no matter what the question is. Making news this past May was the release of employee diversity information at large tech firms, including Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo, which indicated, not that surprisingly, that these Silicon Valley companies employed primarily men (60-70%), Walter Breau writes on the Academe blog . The news was more discouraging when the data was disaggregated into tech-related and leadership positions, with the percentage of women dropping even lower. yahoo tumblr mashable icon For example, at Yahoo, only 15% of technology and 23% of leadership positions were held by women. The...