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  • UMO: Microaggressions Tracked Scientifically

    06/15/2017 7:33:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    So-called "microaggressions" are becoming so integral to our Zeitgeist that university researchers are now tracking them scientifically, or at least pseudo-scientifically. "Female athletes long have experienced microaggressions from the media and the public, such as racism, sexism, the belittling of athletic accomplishments and being the brunt of sexual jokes," the University of Missouri News Bureau claims. "Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that microaggressions against female athletes in the media increased by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games." "Cynthia Frisby, an associate professor of strategic...
  • National Assoc. Of Scholars Recommended Book List

    05/30/2017 4:13:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Here are 115 books the NAS recommends for colleges and universities with common reading programs. The first list contains 80 books appropriate in level of difficulty and length for any college freshman. The second list contains 30 more ambitious choices... Recommended Books for More Ambitious College Common Reading Programs MATTHEW ARNOLD – CULTURE AND ANARCHY (1869) The point of culture is the pursuit of perfection; the uncultured are mere Philistines. Arnold eloquently articulates the High Victorian ideal of culture as singular and normative—a valuable corrective to the modern view of culture as plural and descriptive. Students will learn to consider...
  • U of Arizona is Hiring ‘Social Justice Advocates’ to Police Fellow Students for ‘Bias Incidents’

    05/13/2017 9:18:17 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 59 replies
    https://heatst.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Administrators at the University of Arizona are now accepting applications for “social justice advocates,” whose job it is to snitch on other students accused of bias. They’re also expected to hold educational programs about “the mosaic of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity” and maintain “social justice bulletin boards” in student residence halls.
  • University of Wisconsin Puts On Anti-Trump Art Show

    05/05/2017 5:16:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 4, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Peg Orcutt, a resident of Madison, Wisc., painted a dismal, black-and-blue horizon entitled “The Sky Is Falling.” Orcutt is selling her portrait, which depicts her “dismay over the results of the 2016 presidential election and my concern for the future of the country” for $2,000. A third painting shows a seemingly pregnant woman sexually penetrated with an oil pipeline, reported MacIver Institute.
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • Snowflakes Get Faculty Backup: Censorship Equals Better Free Speech

    04/24/2017 7:35:48 AM PDT · by smashtheleft · 13 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/24/17 | Shawn Mitchell
    The New York Times today publishes an extraordinary column, titled: What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech. In it, Ulrich Baer, the vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity at New York University argues at length that what liberal snowflake students who want to censor “offensive” ideas get right about free speech is, basically, everything. The gist of his argument is that some propositions are so dehumanizing to the affected people that they are impossible to rebut with equal humanity and legitimacy. He invokes such clashes a Holocaust deniers, racists, or opponents of illegal immigration confronting Holocaust survivors or...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises

    04/21/2017 6:00:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2107 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A leading researcher on a ridiculed taxpayer-funded study of duck penises is now using her expertise on orca whales and is going to the "March for Science" to protest budget cuts. Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, worked on the duck penis study that received $384,949 from the National Science Foundation, a grant that was funded through the 2009 stimulus package. The study looked at the differences in the corkscrew-shaped penises of ducks.
  • Prof Who Tweeted ‘Trump Must Hang’ Takes Paid Leave Of Absence

    04/19/2017 8:29:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 19, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    The professor who tweeted “Trump must hang” and that two Republicans should be executed for each immigrant deported is taking a paid leave of absence for the rest of the spring semester. Professor Lars Maischak of California State University, Fresno agreed upon the leave of absence with the university
  • ‘Diversity Statements’ Weed Out Conservative Scholars

    04/19/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    "Diversity statements" are used by universities in Oregon to weed out conservative and other right-leaning scholars at universities, a new report issued by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) alleges. Per the report, the universities in Oregon (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University) use a new kind of litmus test to single out conservative scholars: diversity statements. The report’s executive summary reads, as follows: Oregon colleges and universities have begun to impose requirements for prospective and current faculty to show their commitment to the partisan ideology of "diversity, equity, and inclusion."...
  • The Muslim Takeover of Columbia University and Beyond

    04/18/2017 9:02:48 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 46 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    New York’s Columbia University announced last week it is hiring a full time “Coordinator of Muslim Life” to provide guidance and support to the Muslim community and opening up prayer space for all Muslims year round. This comes on the heels of heated demands and a petition from the Muslim Student Association (MSA), stating an advisor and prayer room is a necessity for the Muslim community because “hateful Islamophobic rhetoric” and “anti-Muslim violence” is putting the “entire community under enormous risk, stress, and insecurity.”
  • Students fear new Chick-fil-A will create unsafe space on campus

    04/12/2017 7:48:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Students at Duquesne University are petitioning their school to reconsider a plan to bring Chick-fil-A to campus, arguing the fast-food restaurant’s support for traditional marriage would create an unsafe environment for gay students. . . . Rachel Coury, president of the Duquesne gay-straight alliance, said she fears Chick-fil-A will roll back efforts to create a safe environment for gay students on campus. “I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community,” Ms. Coury told The Duke. “So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A … maybe people will feel that...
  • Threats to Conservative Students-What are faculty and administrators doing about it?

    04/11/2017 5:32:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Whether it is female Republican students at places like St. Olaf College and Cornell University being accosted, cursed at, threatened with physical violence and, in the latter case, actually assaulted; Cal State Fullerton Trump supporting students being assaulted by an instructor; a riot at Berkeley; or College Republicans being targeted by name as “fascists” and encouragements made to make their personal information public so that decent folks can “punch fascists”—bullying, intimidation, and threats of violence against conservative students have become staples of campus life.  While this phenomenon is an outrage in itself, equally outrageous is the fact that it has...
  • Public university to host talk on animal-based sex fetishes

    04/05/2017 9:50:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | William Nardi
    A discussion scheduled for later this month at California State University San Marcos appears slated to delve into the wild world of animal-based sex fetishes. The event, “Furries Vs. Pet Play,” is one among many slated as the campus marks “gAyPRIL,” billed on the school’s website as a monthlong campuswide celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community. . . . “Pet play,” on the other hand, is described online as a subculture within the BDSM world in which a person likes to pretend to be an animal and engages in submissive and other animal-like behaviors in...
  • Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

    03/27/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda. “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.
  • Liberal Prof Blames Trump for Beating, Apologizes to Assailants [semi-satire]

    03/21/2017 10:58:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    Allison Stanger, the professor at Middlebury College in Vermont who was viciously attacked by a mob of students determined to prevent author and scholar Charles Murray from speaking, lays the blame for the incident at the feet of President Donald Trump. "Students are in a justifiable state of anxiety since Trump was elected," Stanger said. "My assumption that they could rationally listen to Mr. Murray's controversial views and debate them in a civil manner was my error. Their response of beating me senseless was something I should have anticipated. I violated their 'safe space' by trying to inject an unwelcome...
  • University removes weight scales from the gym because they’re ‘triggering’ students

    03/13/2017 7:14:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 13, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    First year student Samar El Faki provided some insight. She told The Charlatan, the university newspaper, that removing the scales was a good idea because it would accommodate students with eating disorders. “Scales are very triggering,” she said. “I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness.”
  • College Campus Disgrace (Walter Williams)

    03/06/2017 2:57:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Marc 8, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let's look at some of that behavior. A University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center press release told students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. The University of Nebraska Omaha will host a workshop for "anti-racist allies" to develop "action plans" that confront America's "foundation of systemic oppression" in the context of "the current political climate." The workshop was inspired by professor Tammie Kennedy's recent book, titled "Rhetorics of Whiteness." She will lead a discussion on "taking action against...
  • Proposed Bill Would Base University Hiring on Balance of Professors’ Political Ideology (Iowa)

    02/22/2017 1:18:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 11 replies
    WHOTV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Senate Democrats are speaking out after a bill was recently introduced that would drastically change how state professors are hired. Republican Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa's proposed bill would freeze professor hiring at state universities until the faculty is balanced in terms of political ideology. This means, for example, a professor registered as a Democrat would not be hired unless the amount of Democrat and Republican faculty members at the school is within 10% of each other.
  • Taxpayer-Funded Study Asked if People Could Smell ‘Asparagus Pee’

    02/14/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A taxpayer-funded study set to find out if people can smell their own "asparagus pee." Researchers at Harvard on two active studies that received over $3 million last year surveyed nearly 7,000 people to determine if their urine smelled funny after eating the vegetable. The results were published in the BMJ scientific journal . . . The results concluded a "large proportion of individuals of European-American descent cannot smell ‘asparagus pee'—the unpleasant odor present in urine after people eat asparagus," according to the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.