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  • Ivy League Teaching Assistant Says She Calls On Black Women First, White Men Last

    10/23/2017 6:22:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    An Ivy League teaching assistant tweeted Monday that she calls on black female students first and white male students last. “I will always call on my black women students first. Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men,” University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop said in a tweet from an account linked to her name that has now been protected.
  • SAD! John Kasich gets schooled on ‘hate speech’ by … Joe Biden?

    10/18/2017 4:18:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah D
    Biden on campus left wing politics: “liberals have a short memory … we hurt ourselves badly when we don’t allow speech to take place” . . Biden: “You should be able to listen to another point of view, as virulent as it may be, and reject it or expose it.” . . Kasich said if he were a university president he wouldn’t “let one of these hate speech speakers come”
  • UVA Initiative Pairs Politically Diverse Students For Lunch Dates

    10/17/2017 6:49:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Students will pair students of different political persuasions for lunch or coffee dates for a University of Virginia student initiative announced Friday. . . . While students split on whether the school should facilitate compulsory white supremacy training, UVA’s student council unanimously endorsed a list of demands including a call for the school to institute a black student quota and install a plaque on a statue of Thomas Jefferson detailing the monument’s history as “an emblem of white supremacy.”
  • Campus Chaos: Daily Shout-Downs for a Week

    10/13/2017 1:09:28 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2017 | Stanley Kurtz
    The campus free-speech crisis is escalating. Last night’s disruption of Charles Murray’s speech at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor means that every working day for the past week has seen a significant shout-down. Disruptions are coming at a substantially higher rate than in the second semester of last academic year. The targets are also expanding. Now, in addition to suppressing visiting conservatives like Charles Murray, disruptors are silencing liberal speakers, university presidents, and teachers in their classrooms. The failure to properly discipline shout-downs of conservative speakers has licensed attacks on any event that demonstrators may choose to squelch.
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • North Korea’s Amen Corner in Academe

    10/04/2017 7:51:06 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 4, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For about a century, intellectuals, especially those who teach, have been looking for philosopher kings. When the objects of their affections turn out to be thugs, they rarely admit it. "In the twenty-first century, generalized affirmations of socialism, Marxism, and anti-capitalism remain widespread among Western intellectuals without anyone specifying when and where those ideas were, would or could be realized," Paul Hollander writes in his new book, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship. "It is difficult at the present time to find academics intellectuals ready to identify and locate such a system."...
  • UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities

    09/30/2017 6:01:06 PM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/17 | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 12:14 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS 7 COMMENTS British universities hosted 110 events featuring extremist speakers in the last academic year, 2016/17, with the highest proportion taking place in London institutions….The extremist events listed were overwhelmingly organised by Islamic societies and groups and speakers included former Guantanamo Bay detainees and Islamists The Henry Jackson Think Tank report authors “suggest that despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim that ‘enough is enough’, universities continue to be a vulnerable target for extremists promoting their messages.” All of the UK remains...
  • Professors propose 'privileged identity' training for white students studying abroad

    09/28/2017 5:54:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Two university professors are arguing white college students need robust diversity training confronting their “privileged identity” before embarking on extended trips to foreign countries. . . . “White fragility and the lack of critical pre-departure training in the areas of race and racism lead students to overlook or minimize racism as an important system of global oppression,” the article states.
  • Academic Innocents Abroad

    09/27/2017 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This is a "whatever became of?" blog. When old established universities opened branch campuses abroad in the first decade of this century, the education press was full of glowing coverage generated by university press releases but the news from abroad has slowed to a trickle, and it’s not because nothing is happening there. Andrew Ross, in the latest issue of the Academe journal published by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) updates us on what happened when American academics decided to go international i n a big way. "The outcomes of this rush to go offshore were uneven," Ross...
  • NYT's Fuller's Bizarre Take on First Amendment at Berkeley: 'Can Cause Physical Pain'

    09/23/2017 9:26:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 23, 2017 | Clay Waters
    At Berkeley, there are both unequivocal voices championing the importance of free speech, no matter how inflammatory, and professors who say lines need to be drawn on campuses. These professors argue that the First Amendment needs to be reassessed for reasons that include the rise of internet trolling and cyberbullying and that some scientific research now shows that hateful speech can cause physical pain.
  • Bridgewater State professor: ‘F– ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump’

    09/23/2017 7:23:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Bridgewater State University assistant professor is expressing regret after his post-election rant slamming President Trump and his supporters made headlines. . . . “F– Donald Trump,” and “F– ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump,” a now-deleted Nov. 10 post by Mr. Nichols read. A Nov. 11 post, which has since been deleted, featured a picture of the Ku Klux Klan and Mr. Nichols‘ comment that read: “Trump voters, you belong in this parade.”
  • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

    09/20/2017 11:59:51 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 45 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 3, 2017 | Bandy X. Lee
    New Book Release Date October 3, 2017 The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health. Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the...
  • Professor who tweeted about ‘dead cops’ suspended

    09/15/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Joe Tacopino
    The president of John Jay College said she was “shocked” to hear the “abhorrent” anti-cop statement spewed by a professor at her school and immediately suspended him. “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” John Jay president Karol Mason said about professor Michael Isaacson. Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Mason said that threats were made to the members of the college in the wake of his comment...
  • Dem Drafting Legislation to Crack Down on College Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    09/11/2017 11:10:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md) says he will introduce a bill that would require universities and colleges to define “acceptable speech” on campus. “On too many college campuses fresh-mouthed youths hide behind the First Amendment claiming that they have a right to air their unfiltered political views regardless of whether others might find them hurtful or outside the bounds of respectable opinion,” Brown said. “They openly flout the ‘free speech zone’ restrictions that school officials have imposed in an effort to protect students from hearing offensive remarks. We’ve got to put a muzzle on these free-speech abusers.” Brown’s proposed legislation would...
  • Why did the left turn on antifa? (vanity, discussion question)

    09/03/2017 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 113 replies
    I have to say I was really shocked to see a lot of leftists come out against antifa (though of course not all-- Elizabeth Edwards). I'm shocked because the left always embraces and protects its extremists, no matter what they do (for example black lives matter thugs). This is the only time I have seen them do this, so what's the deal?
  • Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns (Banana peels are racist)

    08/31/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices

    08/30/2017 7:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 29, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.
  • Violence Continues in Oaxaca Today -- Mexican Federal Police Confront Radical Students (Translation)

    11/02/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by StJacques · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    Reporting confrontation between PFP and students in Oaxaca The cordon of federal agents fell back about 200 meters and they returned to the starting point, the terminus of University Avenue Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Thursday 2 November 2006 11:20 a.m.   A confrontation between students of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and elements of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) is being reported. The uniformed officers are being practically bombarded by a rain of stones, sticks, molotov cocktails, and fireworks, from the interior [of the University] to...
  • Newsletter on UCCS: 'Veterans should be banned from four-year universities'

    08/25/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    KKTV (Colorado Springs) ^ | 24 August 2017
    newsletter posted on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus started to make the rounds on social media Thursday. It states veterans should be banned from four-year universities. Several viewers asked 11 News to look into the origin of the newsletter. The letter states military veterans should be banned from classes and compares the military culture to white supremacist groups. The newsletter is titled "Social Justice Collective Weekly" and says it is the first issue. A spokesperson for UCCS said the newsletter has nothing to do with the school and does not represent the institution's views. However, it was...
  • Newsletter On UCCS: 'Veterans Should Be Banned From Four-Year Universities'

    08/25/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    KKTV ^ | 08/24/17
    A newsletter posted on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus is starting to make the rounds on social media and it states veterans should be banned from four-year universities. Several viewers asked 11 News to look into the origin of the newsletter. The letter states military veterans should be banned from classes and compares the military culture to white supremacist groups. The newsletter is titled "Social Justice Collective Weekly" and says it is the first issue. A spokesperson for UCCS said the newsletter has nothing to do with the school and does not represent the institution's views. However,...