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  • Columbia University Students Cast Thomas Jefferson in KKK Hood

    04/22/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 81 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4-22-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Black students at Columbia University protested a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson last week by covering the statue, which stands in front of the journalism building, with a Ku Klux Klan hood and posing with signs disparaging Columbia University for celebrating the legacy of a man they regard as a white supremacist, hypocrite, rapist and a “symbol of violence against Black and brown bodies and their consciousness.” The group protesting, Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD), compiled a statement of complaints on its web site condemning the 103-year-old statue of a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaraton of Independence, Thomas...
  • Stop federal funding for universities and police that tolerate left-wing violence

    04/21/2017 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/17 | David Hogberg
    Cutting off federal funds to permissive universities and police departments is a good first step When I first saw the video of the Berkeley riots from this past weekend, I thought to myself, well, it’s good that those on the Political Right are fighting back. After a few minutes, though, I realized that unless the police and the courts stop this, someone will eventually get killed. It’s hard to blame folks on the Right for showing up prepared for a fight, especially in radical whack-a-doodle Berkeley. The authorities there – if you can even call them that — seldom do...
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Hangs Professor’s Painting of Decapitated President Trump

    04/20/2017 1:10:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    The Libertarian Republican reported: The University of Alaska Anchorage is displaying a professor’s painting that depicts Captain America holding the severed head of President Donald Trump, reports Campus Reform. The work, created by Assistant Professor of Painting Thomas Chung, is being presented as part of a month-long faculty art exhibition in the university’s fine arts gallery, reports KTUU. “It’s an image of the actor who plays Captain America, and two eagles are sort of screaming into his ears, and he’s holding the severed head of Trump, and there’s a young Hillary Clinton clinging to his leg,” Chung said to describe...
  • Toxic Masculinity Must Me (sic) Purged At Universities: They Want Queer Men In Charge

    04/20/2017 7:41:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | April 19, 2017 | ET Williams
    Toxic Masculinity Must Me (sic)Purged At Universities: They Want Queer Men In Charge
  • BO gal pal Val gives up the vig

    04/12/2017 10:19:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Matthew Vadum
    It’s not like Jarrett, a mobbed-up Red diaper baby, really needs the money, especially now that she’s shacked up with Barry on Embassy Row President Obama’s longtime Chicagoland gal pal Valerie Jarrett threw a temper tantrum when the angry little people of flyover country demanded she give up a $30,000 speaking fee from a cash-strapped government-run institution of higher learning.* (Okay, I made up the temper tantrum but for all we know it could have happened.) According to Politico, the scheming Iranian-born fixer from the land of Al Capone and Saul Alinsky, “has ended up in the middle of a...
  • LAWSUIT: U. Wisconsin-Madison employees denied coverage for gender reassignment surgery

    04/11/2017 6:59:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 11, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two University of Wisconsin-Madison employees who were denied insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery. The Wisconsin Group Insurance Board had allowed for the coverage back in July based on a provision in the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), but (reluctantly) agreed to eliminate it at the behest of the state Department of Justice beginning on February 1.
  • Chile's students return to streets to demand education overhaul

    04/11/2017 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2017 | by Gram Slattery and Fabian Cambero
    Thousands of students marched in Chilean cities on Tuesday to demand improvements to the nation's higher education system, as lawmakers prepared to debate planned reforms. Student protesters argue that attempts by center-left President Michelle Bachelet to improve quality and access to higher education have been insufficient. Reforms by her government to date do not provide enough Chileans with free university education, they say. They also complain that the government did not seek their advice when drafting legislation. "I don't know if the government is playing stupid. You can't legislate without listening to the social movements," Daniel Andrade, head of the...
  • 8 Ivy Leagues accept 1st-generation immigrant with exceptional writing talent

    04/07/2017 7:30:24 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 4/7 | Stacy Chen
    Cassandra Hsiao and her family may not speak English in a typical way, but the high school senior's talent with words has caught the attention of all the Ivy League colleges. Last week, Hsiao, a first generation immigrant from Malaysia who lives in Walnut, California, received the exciting news that she had been accepted to not just one, but all eight Ivy League schools -- a feat few have achieved. "It was incredible," she told ABC News. "I wasn’t home at the time, but I was Facetiming my parents and there were tears on both sides of the screen." Hsiao,...
  • Drexel University Professor Calls for Death of White Americans

    03/31/2017 3:58:12 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello-Maher has recently come under fire for tweets and comments promoting violence and fatality towards white people. Many Americans have expressed their discontentment with Ciccariello-Maher’s remarks, especially on Christmas Eve when he tweeted, “All I Want For Christmas is White Genocide.” The professor later deleted the tweet, claiming it to be a joke, but a plethora of Americans were not amused. Following the backlash, Ciccariello-Maher stated that “white is not a race.”
  • Students Confess Their Sins At 'Masculinity Confession Booth'

    03/29/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A university will be hosting a "Masculinity Confession Booth" along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat "hypermasculinity." "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!" explains the University of Regina event description. "Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!" [Snip] The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday - days on which students can also attend a "Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop." Yet another event...
  • TRENDING: Universities teach students and employees to yell ‘Ouch!’ when they are offended

    03/16/2017 8:59:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 16, 2017 | William Nardi
    University of Arizona wants to ‘maximize free speech in the classroom’ The correct way to tell a classmate he said something offensive is to say “ouch,” and his correct response, “oops.” The University of Arizona’s College of Humanities is offering such “suggestions” to faculty in a new 20-page handbook titled Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom, credited to Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Jesús Treviño.
  • Faculty guide: Make class a 'safe space' with 'oops/ouch' method

    03/14/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 14, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A University of Arizona classroom dialogue guide encourages professors to use the “Oops/ouch method,” where students who are offended in class say “ouch” and the offender responds with “oops.” The guide, published by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, provides outlines for how to encourage discussion about diversity in the classroom, explaining that “diversity poses both challenges and opportunities for a college campus.”
  • Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities

    03/14/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/13/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Macomb Community College enforces a speech code that would warrant a “yellow light” rating for being unreasonably restrictive of students' free expression rights in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s “Spotlight” database of schools. MCC escaped the label only because FIRE, the civil liberties organization that litigates for campus First Amendment rights nationally, only includes four-year institutions in its database. But when Michigan Capitol Confidential asked the organization about the speech codes of several Michigan community colleges, it decided to take a look. FIRE’s “Spotlight” database ranks how four-year institutions treat students’ rights to free speech and expression. Schools...
  • California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

    03/13/2017 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | by Melanie Mason
    Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers are poised to propose what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. “Lower-income students … are able to many times, through our great programs in California, get help to pay for tuition. But they’re still graduating with a tremendous amount of debt,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who is spearheading the plan. “The cost of living, the books, the transportation — that’s [what] we really need to tackle.” Under the new plan,...
  • Real Class Credit for Taking 'Fake News' Course at University of Michigan

    03/13/2017 5:11:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The University of Michigan announced last week a course designed to teach students to fight back against so-called fake news. The course, titled “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction,” will be taught in fall 2017 as a project of U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the U-M Library. The term “fake news” has appeared as a fluid label since the presidential election by both left-leaning media outlets and President Donald Trump. “The University of Michigan Library, which has a long record of improving the way students go about finding, evaluating and using...
  • UCF spending millions on 'lazy river,' mini golf for athletes

    03/10/2017 12:00:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 10, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Central Florida announced Monday that it plans to build a state-of-the-art athletics complex with an actual “lazy river” at a cost of well over $20 million. Apart from the “lazy river” surrounded by palm trees, the $25 million facility will feature a $1 million sports-nutrition center, a cabana area, and even a miniature golf course, all intended to create a “place for athletes to relax, recover, and get to know each other,” according to Director of Athletics Danny White.
  • Another campus, another speaker, another riot

    03/05/2017 12:13:50 PM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 5, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of students rioted at Middlebury College in Vermont this week, preventing a respected libertarian scholar from speaking and leaving one female professor in a neck brace. Charles Murray was invited by the American Enterprise Institute Club on campus to discuss his book, “Coming Apart,” which chronicles the struggles facing the white working class in the United States. However, a mob first protested and later assaulted both Murray and Professor Allison Stanger.
  • California State Employee Played Games, Watched Videos Online During Work Hours: Audit

    03/04/2017 1:16:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 2, 2017
    Report finds widespread misuse of state resources and other improprietiesA Fresno State University employee was paid an estimated $22,000 for time he was playing online games and watching YouTube videos at work, according to a state auditor's report released Thursday. The case was one of 10 highlighted in the report on investigations into improper activities by state employees during the second half of last year. The state employees, who were investigated after whistleblower tips, cost the state nearly $40,000 through misuse of state resources, improper payments and other issues, according to the report. The report also identified instances where state...
  • Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

    03/03/2017 9:39:20 PM PST · by 198ml · 35 replies
    When President Obama came into the White House eight years ago, he promised a "New Era of Responsibility." It didn't work out that way, particularly for student loans, leaving President Trump with a huge mess to clean up. In fact, when it comes to borrowing for college, students are being utterly irresponsible. A recent survey by LendEDU of 500 current college students found that 49.8% of them think that the federal government will forgive their loans after they graduate.
  • Official ‘Bias Response’ Enforcers Stifle Michigan Universities

    02/28/2017 5:34:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Three of Michigan’s top public universities have what they call “Bias Response Teams,” which means around 121,000 college students in the state are subject to what often can be an arbitrary review of free speech by school administrators. That’s the conclusion of a recent survey by the civil liberties group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, commonly called “FIRE.” Universities implement bias reporting systems so students, faculty, or staff can anonymously report conduct or speech that’s considered offensive or concerning but not necessarily a violation of school policy or the law. For instance, “microaggressions,” which refers to intentional or unintentional...