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  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Professors stick up for mob rule [University Tyranny]

    02/02/2016 1:52:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/01/2016 | Glenn Garvin
    Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn't see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school "defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen," words lost all meaning. "First Amendment rights," in this case, are Click's rights to order a mob attack on a student journalist who was covering a protest on the Missouri campus last November. Notice the absence...
  • Winston-Salem State University placed on lockdown [All clear #26]

    01/25/2016 7:51:42 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 1/25/16 | FOX 8
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University is currently on lockdown, according to campus police. A RamALERT was sent out that read: RamALERT: WSSU campus is currently on lockdown. Secure inside a room until further advised. Do not come to campus if currently off campus until advised. It is unclear why the university was placed on lockdown. Winston-Salem police confirm they are assisting WSSU police.
  • Harvard Dean Crusades Against All-Male Clubs

    01/25/2016 3:35:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 25, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Harvard University’s undergraduate dean is angering alumni by attempting to force the school’s all-male final clubs to accept women, a move that some say threatens freedom of association and diversity at one of the nation’s most elite colleges. According to Harvard alumni and former members of all-male final clubs, Harvard College dean Rakesh Khurana, appointed to his post in 2014, is prepared to make it against university rules to join the groups.
  • Hazing at William Paterson included exorcism, court says

    01/25/2016 1:14:11 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 2 replies
    http://www.nj.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ben Horowitz
    WAYNE — An exorcism and a slap-down were part of a "cult-like" hazing activity in which students took on "alter egos" at William Paterson University in 2013, according to a state appeals court decision. The court described those activities by what was apparently a small, unofficial group of students in its ruling Monday, denying an appeal filed by two students, Jedediah Rockwell and Krishani Nadarajah, who were found responsible for hazing, and in one case, assault, by a university hearing board. Their appeal sought to overturn the results of the hearing. Both students were disciplined and one was suspended following...
  • The Wild World of Oppression Studies

    01/25/2016 8:13:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 24, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Does American University want to teach students about oppression, or does it want to subject them to it? Members of the Washington, D.C.-based private university’s faculty are engaged in the process of “reimagining” the university’s core curriculum: the courses that all students, regardless of major, must take in order to graduate. Core curriculums are a way for universities to make sure that everyone on campus absorbs a common set of skills and values deemed fundamental to a liberal arts education—they often include basic instruction in writing, history, and mathematical reasoning, for instance. American plans to modernize its curriculum by 2017,...
  • Terror 101: FBI probes U.S. prof for ISIS ties [Proverbs 8]

    01/20/2016 3:31:13 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/20/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The FBI is investigating a college professor for possible ties to terrorist groups. He maintains that he is just a Muslim convert who happens to call Osama bin Laden "the greatest." Julio Pino, an associate professor of history at Kent State University in Ohio, is suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group and using his class as a recruitment hub. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed to the Akron Beacon Journal on Tuesday that it is looking into Pino, who also goes by the name Assad Jibril Pino. The agency said there was no immediate threat to the university. "From...
  • Penn State asks students to report microaggressions to administrators

    01/13/2016 10:14:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 13, 2016 | Michael McGrady
    At Pennsylvania State University, no hurt feeling is too small, no slight too inconsequential, no unintentionally biased statement too unimportant. Administrators want to know it all.
  • Oxford U students who don’t like Cecil Rhodes should 'think about being educated elsewhere'

    01/13/2016 7:32:54 AM PST · by Timocrat · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01/13/2016 | Javier Espinoza
    Oxford University students who don't like Cecil Rhodes should 'think about being educated elsewhere', says chancellor
  • First Amendment doesn’t let you say ‘hateful things,’ Mizzou’s new vice chancellor says

    01/05/2016 11:54:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 4, 2015 | Staff
    You’d think a law professor would know that the First Amendment, by its very nature, protects speech that is deeply unpopular. But the interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri has apparently not brushed up on the Bill of Rights since he took his position this fall.
  • Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

    12/24/2015 7:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration. That’s what makes the honesty of a job posting at the state-funded University of Louisville so unusual.  Inside Higher Education (hat tip: Legal Insurrection) reports: can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are...
  • Yale University tries to downplay video of students signing 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/18/2015 12:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/18/2015
    Yale University was nationally embarrassed earlier this week when political satirist Ami Horowitz released a video showing students happily agreeing to sign a "petition" that calls for the repeal of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.According to Horowitz, he got 60 signatures in less than an hour.Now Yale’s spokesperson has suggested the video doesn’t show what it shows."There are a number of heavily edited prank videos like this one circulating lately in which someone surreptitiously records people while pretending to support a position that they actually oppose, and trying to get the individuals they speak with to agree with...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2015
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.” In fact,...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers caught on video clamoring to kill First Amendment [Fox Video]

    12/16/2015 11:42:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Ami Horowitz/Fox
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the "safe space" crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. "I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion," said Horowitz,...
  • Ax-wielding University of North Texas student shot and killed by campus police

    12/14/2015 4:19:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-14-2015 | FoxNews.com
    A University of North Texas police officer shot and killed a student who allegedly threatened him with an ax early Sunday. The student was identified as Ryan McMillan, who had celebrated his 21st birthday Sunday. University spokeswoman Kelley Reese told the Dallas Morning News. McMillan was a sophomore transfer student from Fort Worth studying pre-hospitality. UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas says police responded about 1 a.m. to a report that someone was breaking car windows in a parking garage about two blocks from campus. KDFW reported that university police were asked to respond to the situation because local police in the...
  • Groups Converge for Mock Shooting Near University of Texas

    12/12/2015 3:19:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/12/15 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    AUSTIN, Tex. - A small crowd of gun-rights advocates and those supporting Texas' new, less restrictive campus-carry law gathered near the University of Texas campus here on Saturday for a highly publicized but divisive demonstration and mock shooting in favor of ending gun-free zones. **SNIP** Organizers said they expected at least 20 people - and possibly many more - for the event, which took place as Texas colleges and universities prepared to put into place a new state law permitting adult owners of licensed guns to carry them inside campus buildings. Jason Orsek, a 38-year-old construction manager who planned to...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • [UMD] Public College: Refer To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    12/11/2015 4:21:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/15 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as “undocumented citizens.”The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy office, an official organ of the university, is running the campaign. The posters tell students that “words have power” and people should be cautious, lest they offend people with the terms they use.“Would you say [illegal alien] if you knew I am an undocumented citizen?” the poster asks passersby.Nicole Mehta, the...
  • Call it terrorism, says father of hero who helped stop stabber at Calif. college

    12/10/2015 9:18:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10,2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The California college student who stabbed four people last month in a campus spree that ended when he was killed by campus police was described by his roommate as "an extreme Muslim" and carried a manifesto and a photocopy of an ISIS flag -- more than enough to convince John Price he was a terrorist. Yet, more than a month after the Nov. 4 attack at University of California Merced, local and federal authorities continue to insist that Faisal Mohammad, 18, carried out the vicious attack because he'd been banished from a study group. Price, whose son Byron Price, a...
  • Bosses at Scots university under pressure to strip Donald Trump of honorary degree

    12/09/2015 5:28:27 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    Scotland Now, via the UK Daily Record ^ | December 9, 2015 | JOHN FERGUSON
    BOSSES at a Scots university are under pressure to strip Donald Trump of an honorary degree after he called for Muslims to be banned from America. Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen said their principal was "considering the position". Trump, who is leading the race to fight next year's presidential election for the Republicans, wants a "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". He says the ban should stay in place until the authorities can work out which of them are terrorists. Aides at first said the ban would apply to US citizens who happened to be abroad on holiday...
  • Emory: Faculty Thoughtcrime Tribunals

    12/05/2015 8:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 4, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    A group of black student protesters at Emory University in Atlanta issued a hysterical list of strident “demands” — their word — to the university administration, and demanded that they respond by December 4, or else. You know the drill: race radicals say “jump,” university administrators say “how high?” I have posted the students’ entire list of demands below, as well as the university’s full response. Both are extraordinary documents that deserve full reading. The students’ demands are mostly a wish list written by spoiled brats, and the university’s response is a capitulation to them. I want to focus on...
  • Colorado University Paid Over $97K for Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Body Parts

    12/02/2015 7:49:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/02/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative nonprofit group, has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, Colorado State University, and a prominent fetal tissue supplier that seeks to force the return of state tax dollars that were used by the college to obtain aborted baby tissue for research. Nick McIntyre, the executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition of Colorado, told The Christian Post on Monday that his organization obtained records from the university through the Colorado Open Records Act that indicate the school paid thousands of tax dollars to obtain aborted baby tissue from the Planned Parenthood of...
  • Underground at Brown

    12/02/2015 6:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    In the current issue of National Review, I have a piece called “Underground at Brown.” What’s it about? I’ll tell you. In fact, I’ll blow that piece out — i.e., expand it — here in Impromptus. At Brown University, in Providence, R.I., there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues freely. Let me say that again: At Brown, there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues — or anything they want — freely.
  • One University president has had enough of self-absorbed students in need of safe spaces

    11/30/2015 7:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    As American youth regress toward an infantile state of development, one university president has finally had enough of the nonsense.  Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, had a wake-up call recently that prompted him to write an open letter to the student body. So what happened that caused him to speak out against this madness?  Per a report at TheBlaze: “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter posted to the...
  • Campus Follies - The current rage will subside, if not the anti-white animosity

    11/24/2015 4:40:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 24, 2015 | Gilbert T. Sewall
    ".....At dozens of schools nationwide, a small but vocal number of students insist an intolerably hostile racial atmosphere permeates campus life. An activist corps no more authentic than the Occupy Wall Street movement stirs the hate pot, pushed forward by cheering media. To wide dismay, faculties and administrations applaud Black Lives Matter-style indictments and cower before student insults. The accusations are vague and often delusional. The phantom of "white privilege" marks claims of supremacy, institutional racism, and indelible race-based injustices. These follow on recent campus outrages over rape culture and sexual violence, heteronormativity and transgender rights, climate change, and any...
  • German Universities Now All Free of Tuition Fees for International Students

    11/19/2015 3:43:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MiGreat ^ | 10/2014 | JOSEPHINE GOUBE
    Universities in Germany are now free of tuition fees for all including international students. Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish their tuition fees, which were already extremely low. German universities had been charging for tuition since 2006. The measure proved unpopular, and German states began dropping them one by one. It is now all gone throughout the country, even for foreigners. This means that now, both domestic and international undergraduate students at public universities in Germany are able to study in Germany for free, with just a small fee to cover administration -- usually between...
  • GA Southern (University)Emily Faz fired (Challenged BLM)

    11/19/2015 11:44:03 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    Gafollowers.com ^ | 11/18/15 | Jeremy Jones
    The Mizzou protest has sparked a lot of controversy all across the country even right here in our own backyard, this time in Statesboro, Georgia. If you’ve missed what’s been happening at Missouri University here’s a brief timeline: September 12, 2015 – Student government complained about the bigotry and anti-gay sentiment which gained national attention. October 4th, 2015 – Caucasian student removed from an event strictly for black students and uttered, “these niggers are getting aggressive with me” while being removed. November 3rd, 2015 – Student Jonathan Butler vowed not to eat until the president of the school resigned. November...
  • Student leaders who didn't 'proclaim that Black Lives Matter' face impeachment [Thoughtcrime]

    11/18/2015 12:17:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/18/2015 | Peter Fricke
    Students and alumni of the University of Kansas are coming to the defense of three student government executives who are facing impeachment on charges that they were not sufficiently enthusiastic in their support of a student-led diversity ultimatum. Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George, and Chief of Staff Adam Moon are all facing demands that they resign by Wednesday or face impeachment proceedings after the Student Executive Committee voted 6-3 Friday in favor of a no-confidence vote against them, according to Huffpost. “Together, we must find solutions now that allow our school to combat racism...
  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • G'Town To Rename Buildings Because of Slavery Ties

    11/17/2015 1:40:13 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | November 16, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Georgetown University has announced it will rename two buildings which were named for former presidents with ties to slavery. No word yet on the Jesuit university recanting all the honors it has bestowed on pro-abortion politicians. Now, according to the Washington Post, the Jesuits owned slaves and sold them to pay off debt? Wow. I'd never heard that. That's a pretty large and glaring gap in Matt's historical knowledge right there. Kind of embarrassing, huh? So that's clearly a bad thing the Jesuits did. But it seems to me that it's kinda' interesting the timing of G'town's decision to rename...
  • Final Community Conversation focuses on using personal pronouns in classroom and social settings

    11/17/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The University Daily Kansan (Student Newspaper) ^ | November 16, 2015 | by Lara Korte
    About 20 students and faculty gathered on Monday afternoon for the third and final Community Conversation of the semester. The event, 'He Said, She Said, Ze Said,' was geared toward discussing personal pronoun usage in classroom and social settings. The conversation began by showing a video that talked about respect, safety and resources for LGBTQ+ students on college campuses. A major focus of the video was transgender respect and safety in classroom settings. 'We just want you to advance in the direction that accommodates and addresses the needs of a changing demographic of students,' they said. The Community Conversation also...
  • Authoritarian Leftist "Activists" Demand The End Of Free Speech, Extensive Re-Education

    11/17/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 59 replies
    Intellihub ^ | Alex Thomas
    AMHERST, Mass. (INTELLIHUB) — Hard left authoritarians at Amherst College have issued a series of demands, under the threat of civil disobedience, that include the complete end of free speech on campus as well as extensive re-education for offenders. The demands, issued in support of the so-called uprising at the University of Missouri, read like a literal fascist manifesto and are conclusive proof that the mainstream media supported protests at multiple colleges over the last few weeks are not about racial equality but rather are about totally and completely shutting down the speech of anyone who disagrees with the opinions...
  • Record 30 per cent growth of Indian students in US: Report

    11/16/2015 4:59:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    PTI/Business Today ^ | Monday, November 16, 2015 | Lalit K. Jha
    Washington - Registering an unprecedented growth of nearly 30 per cent last year, a record 132,888 Indian students are now studying in the US, making an estimated contribution of more than $3.6 billion to the American economy, a report said. While China remains the top country of origin of international students in the US, increasing by 11 per cent to 304,040, India's growth outpaced China's this year, with students from India increasing by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888, said the latest Open DoorsReport on International Educational Exchange. This is the highest rate of growth for Indian...
  • Conservatives Have the Ability to Fight The University Left, So Let's Do It

    11/12/2015 5:58:31 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 12, 2015 | David French
    America’s universities are becoming a fundamentally toxic presence in our national culture. Possessing every possible advantage — a young, disproportionately wealthy base of students who come from disproportionately intact and functional homes, generations of goodwill accumulated through centuries of community influence, and vast economic power through endowments worth cumulatively hundreds of billions of dollars (the top ten endowments alone are worth more than $150 billion) — they have squandered these assets in efforts to create a leftist utopia, a “utopia” that could well tear this nation apart. Make no mistake, while universities preach social justice, equality, and racial harmony, they...
  • University of Missouri Names Interim President Amid Racial Tension

    11/12/2015 3:19:30 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 11/12/15 | Melissa Korn
    The University of Missouri named Michael Middleton as its interim president Thursday, tapping the recently retired deputy chancellor emeritus and civil rights lawyer to take the helm of a system rocked by racial tension. Mr. Middleton, who is African-American, has worked as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and associate general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees at the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus.
  • NCAA, UNC want lawsuit over fake classes dismissed

    11/11/2015 4:51:29 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 31,2015 | SI Wire
    The NCAA and the University of North Carolina each filed a motion asking a federal judge to throw out a class-action lawsuit related to the school’s academic scandal involving fake classes for athletes.
  • The Left Eats Its Own at MU

    11/11/2015 7:02:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11-11-2015 | Jack Cashill
    On several different occasions over the years, I have taught as an adjunct at the University of Missouri campus here in KC. (How about them Royals?) I know MU politics well and have watched up close the university's desperate forty-plus-year quest to recruit and retain minorities both as students and as faculty, African-Americans especially. No one here is fooled by the ubiquitous Equal Opportunity posters. These signs, all understand, are a vestigial reminder of MU's brief liberal moment. Today, blacks are the first hired and last fired, and they get paid more for the same work. Nothing unique here -...
  • Meet The Mizzou Media Professor Who’s Trying To Ban Media Coverage [Slouching towards Gamorrah]

    11/10/2015 11:12:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/09/2015 | Sean Davis
    After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school's media professors is now furiously trying to "muscle" the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday. Mizzou president Timothy Wolfe announced his resignation on Monday after members of the school's 4-5 football team announced they would boycott team activities unless the school acceded to certain demands surrounding racial equality. Unsurprisingly, Wolfe's resignation did little to quell the mob. On Monday afternoon, activists who had demanded Wolfe's resignation abruptly demanded that...
  • White House Praises Protestors After Forcing University of Missouri President To Step Down

    11/10/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is praising protesters who successfully forced University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to announce his resignation. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest praised the group of protesters for rallying together and demanding change, pointing out that Obama’s first presidential campaign was embodied by the same spirit. “I think this also illustrates something that the president talked a lot about in the context of – in his campaign, that a few people speaking up and speaking out can have a profound impact on the communities where we live and work,” he said during the daily press briefing today....
  • The Mizzou Meltdown: Common Sense and Rationality Goes Out the Door at the University of Missouri

    11/10/2015 7:19:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Rich Lowry
    It was doubtful that the University of Missouri would stand up to a left-wing pressure campaign targeting its president, but when the football team joined the campaign, it was all over. Missouri is an SEC school, where even a mediocre football program -- Mizzou is 1-5 against the rest of the conference -- has formidable financial and cultural power. If anyone running the university had any guts, the school would have told the team, "Come back and talk to us when you can beat sad-sack Vanderbilt, or at least score more than three points against them." Given the team's performance,...
  • University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

    11/09/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 11/09/15
    The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the Board of Curators. The complaints came to a head over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed or stepped down. For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus...
  • Yale students shout down professor

    11/07/2015 10:16:13 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, was surrounded after telling students to allow others to exercise free speech by wearing what they wanted on Halloween. He was shouted down as he tried to explain why he believed students should be able to wear what they want, with one young woman yelling at him and telling him to 'shut the f*** up'. The email - sent by...
  • Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara

    11/05/2015 7:04:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    NEWS Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara KGO Updated 4 mins ago Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke has confirmed the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing at UC Merced has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara. UC Merced is under a precautionary lockdown after a male student stabbed four people and the suspect was shot to death by police. Investigators say it started with a fight Wednesday morning inside a classroom. The suspect pulled a knife and then took his attack outside. Two of the stabbing victims were students, one was...
  • 3 students shot near Tennessee State University

    10/22/2015 10:28:42 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 October 2015 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE -- Police were seeking three suspects early Wednesday after three college students were shot across the street from the Tennessee State University campus. Authorities told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV gunfire rang out shortly after the suspects weren't allowed into a massive house party. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police said one was in very critical condition after being shot in the head. The wounds to the others were described as non-life threatening. As many as 200 people were at the party at the time of the shooting. The victims attend TSU, Nashville State and Middle Tennessee State...
  • For the first time, more American women than men hold bachelor's degrees

    10/14/2015 7:34:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | October 13, 2015 | Stephanie Talmadge
    Since the 1970s, women have outnumbered men at the undergraduate level in the United States. However, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, it wasn't until last year that the percentage of women with a bachelor's degree (32 percent) surpassed the percentage of men with one (31.9 percent).
  • Indiana University fraternity is suspended after graphic video of sexual hazing is leaked

    10/08/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A fraternity at the University of Indiana has been suspended after video surfaced of what is purported to be a member being forced to perform oral sex on a woman as fellow members goad him on. The apparent 'sexual hazing' was of an Alpha Tau Omega pledge. Graphic video of the incident was posted to Reddit on Wednesday. Administrators at the school reacted swiftly, tweeting Wednesday:
  • Suppressing Free Speech: The Orwellian mindset of professors at even "moderate" universities.

    10/06/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/06/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom on a great many issues, I wish to bring to your attention the following George Mason University staff who have formally called on the President to use RICO statutes to punish organizations and individuals who dispute the 'consensus' of the" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The writer goes on to say, "I am appalled that anyone associated with George Mason would so misuse the power of the Federal government." The writer names...
  • Yale students study In Defense of Looting from #BlackLivesMatter protester

    10/06/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently told you about the breaking news of DeRay Mckesson – whose impressive resume includes being a human resources administrator at a middle school and a Black Lives Matter protester – obtaining a position as a lecturer at Yale University. The original list of “reading material for the course” included articles from Huffington Post and the New York Times. They seem to have missed a few items in the syllabus, though. A friend of ours on Twitter caught wind of a tweet from one of the students at the prestigious Ivy League school who was letting her friends...
  • Colleges with the craziest waterparks

    09/24/2015 6:56:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jeanie Ahn
    This month, as students are diving into their college studies, many are also diving into some of the coolest pools youve ever seen. Increasingly, schools across the country are spending millions of dollars on recreational water amenities that would rival some of the most elaborate waterparks out there. Colleges that used to compete on the basis of libraries and majors are now turning to lazy rivers and indoor beaches to attract and entertain a new generation of students.
  • University of California Totalitarians Strike Again

    09/16/2015 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The new Orwellian speech policy being considered by the UC Board of Regents In yet another descent into Orwellianism, on Thursday, the Regents of the University of Californias Committee on Education Policy will attempt to formulate an agenda for students and faculty that amounts to nothing more than a censorship free pass by establishing a right not to be offended. The Statement of Principles Against Intolerance is a compendium of progressive contradictions that begins by stating the University of California (UC) is committed to protecting its bedrock values of respect, inclusion, and academic freedom, as well as free expression and...