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  • When Christian Colleges Teach Students to Fear, Not to Think

    04/13/2019 3:43:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    Christians are called to be strong and courageous. But that’s not what Christian students are being taught on many Christian college campuses today. Too often, they’re taught to fear and to hide behind a false pretense of grace while extending none. Christian writer, speaker and author—Matt Walsh—was protested by college staff and students, at Baylor University, who didn’t want to hear a Biblical perspective on culture-shifting issues. How dare a Christian father speak Biblical truths about abortion, marriage and gender! That’s “hate speech." This is intolerable in a day and age when many define their own subjective truth which cannot, apparently,...
  • Today’s Schools Should Emulate The Education That Produced Abraham Lincoln

    03/26/2019 2:08:12 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mar 14, 2019 | Stephen Shipp
    Last month marked the 210th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. To the professional educator, Lincoln is endlessly fascinating. His family followed the frontier, and his accomplishments came in spite of the limited time he spent in a schoolhouse, among them some of the finest examples of political rhetoric in the English language. So how did he do it, and what can we learn from his example? The present mantra in secondary education is “college and career readiness.” Lincoln invites an uncomfortable question: Had Lincoln attended a school on the vanguard of the college and career readiness movement, would it have...
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...
  • Liberal universities spell out speech-restriction changes in face of Trump's grant removal talk

    03/13/2019 1:41:44 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2019 | Christopher Vondracek
    President Trump has promised to end federal research grants for universities that don’t “support free speech,” but determining which colleges support a marketplace of ideas can present a kind of political Rorschach test. Critics have long decried efforts to stifle or disrupt conservative speakers at college campuses, such as the University of California at Berkeley, which cited safety concerns in canceling speeches by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in 2017. That same year, a student group also pulled its sponsorship for a speech by Ann Coulter, facing stiff criticism. But the notedly liberal university, which was plagued with violence by mostly...
  • Trump Promises Executive Order Denying Funds to Anti-Free Speech Universities

    03/04/2019 12:52:47 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 4, 2019 | Matthew Vadum
    President Trump vowed to issue an executive order protecting free speech at America’s universities Saturday as he invited Hayden Williams, a conservative victim of leftist violence on campus, to share the stage with him at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. “We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said March 2 in a speech that was interrupted by chants of “USA! USA! USA!” “Instead we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.” “Today I’m...
  • Report: Leftist Interest Groups Calling The Shots At Many American Universities

    02/25/2019 9:41:52 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-25-2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to a recently published investigative report, leftist interest groups are secretly playing a major role at many American Universities, often funded in part by mandatory student fees. According to a report by the Capital Research Center, “public interest research groups” are playing a silent yet major role at many major American universities. The report makes the case that these interest groups use universities and their students to advance a progressive partisan agenda. Public interest research groups often raise funds via dishonest or deceitful methods. For example, many groups are funded by mandatory student fees. According to the report, the...
  • Duke University Demands Methodist Church Change Its Beliefs

    02/03/2019 10:57:06 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/3/2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Duke University along with 93 other colleges, is demanding the Methodist church stop believing that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching and accept members of the LGBTQ+ community into the church.
  • Universities sell emergency contraception Plan B from VENDING machines for just $15 - cheaper...

    12/17/2018 8:25:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2018 | JAMES GORDON
    FULL TITLE: Universities sell emergency contraception Plan B from VENDING machines for just $15 - cheaper than the drugstore Universities across the country are starting to install vending machines whereby college students can obtain emergency contraception from a vending machine. Barnard College in New York said it would soon install a vending machine, months after Columbia University did. Stanford University and Dartmouth College have all added vending machines with Plan B for sale. Scroll down for video
  • Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists

    12/03/2018 1:23:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 12/1/18 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peter Thiel is an optimist. Standing before a room full of nearly 100 right-of-center student journalists on Friday night, he told the crowd “we are not on the losing side of history.” But a “reformation” needs to happen first, the billionaire tech mogul and libertarian philanthropist said. “Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said. During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future....
  • A suicide at the University of Texas Reveals Dark Side of #MeToo Movement

    11/18/2018 4:52:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | David Paulin
    Before killing himself with a drug intended for rapid and painless animal euthanasia, Richard A. Morrisett had endured a nightmare at the University of Texas in Austin. The 57-year-old tenured professor of pharmacology and toxicology was once a rising star in the College of Pharmacy – a man regarded as a first-rate research scientist and teacher during his 21 years at the state's flagship university. Morrisett's research offered new insights into alcohol-related brain disorders and alcoholism – an arcane area of research among neuroscientists. Some colleagues called him “brilliant.” Morrisett's career, however, was destroyed by a single newspaper article. Published...
  • The new Title IX rules, while imperfect, are an improvement

    11/17/2018 3:02:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A draft of the new Title IX rules from the Department of Education was circulated a couple of months ago and they predictably had progressive groups setting their hair on fire. The final version has now been rolled out and, while there were some minor (but troubling) changes made, those same groups aren’t going to be any happier. The days of kangaroo courts hearing questions of criminal law at schools where cases of sexual assault or harassment are concerned won’t be ending entirely, but they will be decidedly more fair to all parties concerned. (Reason) This guidance will replace an...
  • Prof's constitutional right to 'hate white people' affirmed

    11/17/2018 8:01:34 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | unknown
    It’s the First Amendment that Rutgers University history professor James Livingston can thank for avoiding punishment for posting on Facebook his hatred for “white people.” He responded in anger when he found a restaurant in his Harlem neighborhood was too busy: “OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we keep them–us–us out of my neighborhood?” Livingston said the restaurant was “overrun with little Caucasian a——-.” “I hereby resign from my race.” His posts were noticed by news outlets, and members of the public complained to the university. Rutgers’ Office of...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
  • NC State Professor Apologizes For Suggesting Students ‘Block Fox News’ From Family Members

    10/31/2018 2:12:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 30, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    A North Carolina State University professor apologized after handing out a paper that suggested students “block Fox News” from family members. “When they’re not looking, set the parental controls on the TVs of your family members to block Fox News,” the handout said. “Fox News spreads bigotry and hatred.” . . Michaela DeSoucey, a Professor at North Carolina State University handed this paper out to her students, telling them to block Fox News and follow liberal commentators to name a few.
  • University of Michigan Dept. Announces ‘Pro-BDS’ Event After Israel Controversies

    10/28/2018 6:49:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-26-2018 | Shiri Moshe
    A department at the University of Michigan is hosting an event with leading advocates of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, which the department head said will be “decidedly pro-BDS.” The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will hold a “Teach-In Town Hall” on the Palestinian-led movement and its significance on Monday, only weeks after the university attracted national attention and concern from the Jewish community when two of its instructors withheld letters of recommendations from students who planned to study in Israel. The instructors each cited their personal political views — specifically their...
  • Over 50 Colleges Endorsing The First Ever Holiday Of Zieselves, Xerselves, Eirselves

    10/01/2018 5:09:16 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 1, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    “Just as it can be offensive or even harassing to make up a nickname for someone and call them that nickname against their will, it can be offensive or harassing to guess at someone’s pronouns and refer to them using those pronouns if that is not how that person wants to be known,” . . . Endorsers outside of colleges include Association of Title IX Administrators, various Planned Parenthood chapters and the American Sociological Association. Ithaca’s mayor and 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy Svante Myrick recognized the holiday, according to The Ithacan on Monday.
  • Georgetown Professor Says White Republicans Should Be Castrated, Fed To Swine

    10/01/2018 2:11:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 141 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 1, 2018 | Henry Rodgers
    C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown in the School of Foreign Service, tweeted Saturday, saying white Republican men should die and an added bonus would be if women “castrate their corpses and feed them to swine.” Her tweet was in response to South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s comments in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended Kavanaugh against an “unethical sham”
  • Feds Spend $142,974 Studying Elderly LGBT With Alzheimer’s

    09/18/2018 2:38:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending over $100,000 studying elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have Alzheimer's but do not have HIV. The "novel investigation" is part of the "Rainbows of Aging" research being conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. The study began last month.
  • Supreme Court decisions could curb campus censorship

    08/24/2018 9:28:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    Recent First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court could force courts and university administrators to take a closer look at controversial practices that have marginalized certain political views – often conservative ones – on campus. Free speech on campus has emerged as a hot debate in recent years, amid a rash of speakers being disinvited or violently protested. These issues are often handled in-house – but now, the courts could hold sway. “We should expect college campuses to truly be marketplaces of ideas where students learn to value free speech and open inquiry and take that lesson with them as...
  • We take a knee for our daughters!

    08/17/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 4 replies
    (Vanity) | 17 August 2018 | areukiddingme1
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