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  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    “I have had enough bullshit,” wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. “The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity.” This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of today’s higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who don’t follow higher ed...
  • The University of Maryland is still investigating their own sexual assault cases

    12/28/2017 10:17:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the University of Maryland at College Park is once again under federal investigation over how they respond to reports of sexual violence on campus. Even with recent changes implemented by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as to how Title IX cases are handled, many investigations stretch on for months or even years longer than they are supposed to under current rules. This is creating a backlog of campus investigations and raising questions of how seriously the university is taking its obligations. The U.S. Department of Education has opened a third investigation into how the...
  • Ethical Confusion at the University Level [semi-satire]

    12/26/2017 9:24:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    Osaka University’s Kazue Muta alleges that the princes in Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were guilty of sexual assault. “Stories about kissing a comatose person without her permission promote sexual violence,” Muta said. “This is the wrong message for children to hear. These men had no right to force themselves on these women. A better lesson would be a story where these men respect the women’s right to be left alone.” The University of California San Diego is weighing whether to impose disciplinary sanctions on Gregory Lu, a student who who put up posters of Kate Steinle (the young woman...
  • College Women Are Far Less Likely To Be Raped Than Their Working Class Counterparts

    12/21/2017 11:04:59 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alice B. Lloyd
    Women are more likely to have been sexually assaulted by the age of 44 if they didn’t go to college, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. The study, spearheaded by sociology professor and researcher William Axinn, found that the risk of “experiencing forced intercourse” is more than 2.5 times greater for women who’ve attended little or no college. After more than six years’ intense focus on a purported campus rape crisis, Axinn’s study exposes the Obama administration’s Title IX regime for the elitist and politically-motivated overcorrection it was. Axinn and his team analyzed data from the...
  • Campus watchdog issues list of outrageous college courses

    12/19/2017 6:03:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    Young America’s Foundation has published a catalog of the most outrageous college courses nationwide and the results may indicate why millennials are so far left leaning. Trends include the blurring of gender lines, the demonization of whiteness, and the evils of capitalism. YAF notes that “intersectionality” or as Webster’s Dictionary describes it, “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups” has permeated most curriculums and aids professors and administrators in teaching identity politics and victim mentality...
  • Professor Examines ‘Feminist Fuzzy Sciences’ Of Dog Training

    10/26/2017 8:37:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 24, 2017 | Grace Carr
    Feminist dog training reveals the importance of “interspecies intersectionalities” that exist between humans and animals, a Kansas State University professor wrote in a 2017 paper. Dr. Harlan Weaver seeks to examine the relationship between humans and animals which allegedly reflect and shape the experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, nation, species and breed, according to her study “Feminisms, Fuzzy Sciences, and Interspecies Intersectionalities . . . Some of Weaver’s other works include, “Pit Bull Promises: Inhuman Intimacies and Queer Kinships in an Animal Shelter,” “Monster Trans: Diffracting Affect, Reading Rage,” and “The Tracks of my Tears: Trans Affects, Resonance, and...
  • Trump Jr: Universities are ‘captive to political hatreds’

    10/25/2017 12:31:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/25/2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    - Donald Trump, Jr. blasted America’s universities for condemning “hate speech” while failing to “teach civility or intellectual openness” during a speech sponsored by the University of North Texas on Tuesday. - Trump's invitation to speak as part of a scholarship fundraising students sparked controversy before it even took place, with the school's president even telling a distraught professor that "I am trying to stop it" in internal emails. Donald Trump, Jr. blasted America’s universities for condemning “hate speech” while failing to “teach civility or intellectual openness” during a speech in Texas on Tuesday. “A lot of other universities don’t...
  • 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...