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  • Conservative University of North Carolina professor wins promotion and 50k in discrimination case

    04/12/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A federal court has let the world of American academia know that it is not OK to deny a promotion to a professor just because he or she is a conservative. A door has been opened to a nightmare for progressive academics who believe that conservatives are beyond the pale and deserve to be shunned, much as racists a generation or two ago believed that blacks could not possibly merit inclusion in the upper ranks of society. Valerie Richardson of The Washington Times reports:A federal court Wednesday ordered the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to promote and give $50,000 in back pay...
  • Beware of the bro hitting on your mom ( IL )

    04/08/2014 10:53:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Daily Illini ^ | April 7, 2014 | Kate Cullen
    This weekend, the University welcomed mothers from all over to celebrate Moms Weekend. ... While the daytime activities are innocent enough, when the sun sets over Champaign, the scene of Moms Weekend changes completely, as moms who have not been out in 10 years begin to roam the streets with their children in hopes of a reliving their college days. Similar to Dads Weekend, students often take the weekend with their moms as an opportunity to show them how they really spend their weekends: When students aren’t exclusively at the library during the weekend, the local bars on campus are...
  • Catholic DePaul University Invites Partial Birth Abortion Judge: 14,000 Pro-Lifers Protest

    04/07/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican · 11 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-07-14 | Matthew Miller
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is more than vaguely "pro-choice."  He penned the majority opinion in the Stenberg v Carhart decision in 2000, striking down state laws banning partial-birth abortion.  In fact, the abortion procedure he supported is so barbaric that the United States Congress called for its outright prohibition in 2003: "A moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion.... (usually the puncturing of the back of the child’s skull and removing the baby’s brains) is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.” As...
  • Michigan State should end union organizing seminars, say anti-union lawmakers and builders

    03/27/2014 4:55:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jay Scott Smith
    EAST LANSING – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan is demanding that Michigan State University cancel its Building Trades Academy program on the grounds that it encourages "organizing in non-union construction companies," while a state legislative committee has struck funds from the university's budget for 2014-2015. "Such activities lack legitimacy when performed by an academic institution," Chris Fisher, president of Michigan chapter of ABC, said in a statement. "Would the university support a similar program geared toward union busting?" But MSU spokesman Kent Cassella said that the program, which began in May 2013, is not paid for by taxpayer...
  • Fellow Students – Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hat

    03/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kyle Brooks
    Two weeks ago, a video that I filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral. In it, intolerant SEIU member Eyon Biddle claimed that “politics is fueled by white rage” and that Republican success in 2010 was helped by racism. Appalled by what I was hearing, I took out my phone and began to record. Based off of how quickly the video spread, becoming national news in less than three days, as well as from the reaction I have gotten from people nationwide, it is clear to me that people...
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University names Yam its 14th president

    03/20/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 10 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 3/20/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Dr. Marylou Yam, who has 30 years of experience in Catholic higher education, was announced as Notre Dame of Maryland University’s 14th president March 20. “To educate leaders who will transform the world is a powerful mission,” Yam told the Catholic Review. “I’ve always been an advocate for women in leadership roles and for empowering women. I believe in women’s colleges, that they offer exceptional leadership opportunities for women. They engage women.” Yam was a pioneer at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J., where she was the first woman to serve as dean of its College of Arts and...
  • Are Colleges Finally Getting Tired of Anti-Israel Campus Antics?

    03/18/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Between the UC Irvine 11 and now the suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University in Boston, colleges may finally be getting sick and tired of anti-Israel campaigns that have gone on for decades resulting in physical assaults, arson, vandalism and countless lawsuits.The American campus has become more ‘sensitive’ than ever with bans on offensive costumes and trigger warnings everywhere. Left-wing activism has traditionally gotten a pass, but even so a message is being sent to tone it down. In a series of three videos, the APT documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at...
  • Obama Hasn’t Changed Since Columbia University

    03/17/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I told you so. Thirty years ago Obama, my Columbia University Class of ’83 classmate, was rarely seen. Thirty years later he can’t be bothered to attend national security meetings about a crisis that could lead to World War III. Some things never change. You might ask, “What do Obama’s college days have to do with his Presidency today?” The answer is everything. By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior is usually fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tells us so much about his behavior as President today. What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing....
  • Return of the Anti-Chinese League: Dems want California to resurrect an ugly institution.

    03/17/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Are our boys and girls wrongIn expecting you who make your livingExclusively off the white raceTo stop patronizing Jap laundries.And thereby assist your fellow men and womenIn maintaining the white man’s standard in a white man’s country? — Placards belonging to the Anti-Jap Laundry League, Calif., 1908 California has a long and ugly history of discriminating against Asian Americans. From the Anti-Jap Laundry League, the Anti-Chinese League, the Asiatic Exclusion League, the alien land laws, the Anti-Coolie Act . . . the list is long. Much of that discrimination had its origins on the left, with the Ant-Jap Laundry Act,...
  • Did Hillary Clinton write to CMU for Scientology asking them to fire Prof. David S. Touretzky?

    03/10/2014 1:49:33 AM PDT · by John Tyler · 8 replies
    "Greenway talked about how the Church [of Scientology] has gotten numerous letters sent to CMU about Touretzky including one from Hillary Clinton asking that he be fired, but CMU still stands behind him because they don’t care what he does on his free time." Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology Infiltrates Carnegie Mellon Universityhttp://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/scientology-infiltrates-carnegie-mellon-university/ The following is a report from Invest Aide OSA INT (Office of Special Affairs International, the propaganda and dirty tricks arm of David Miscavige’s church of Scientology International) on dealing with Scientology critic David S. Touretzky – professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Note that it is titled “DR”....
  • College Movement of Voter Registration

    03/08/2014 9:52:45 AM PST · by ProjectRedLeaf · 5 replies
    Project Red Leaf ^ | 3/8/2014 | John Publicover
    Project Red Leaf is developing to become the largest Conservative voter registration network on college campuses across the country. John, the President and Founder of Project Red Leaf was asked to speak at CPAC2014 about On-Campus Voter Registration and building Conservative numbers on college campuses across the country. College student founded and run! In some precincts, we have seen increases of 100% in number of registered Conservatives. Please contact John@ProjectRedLeaf.com
  • Purdue University removes ‘God’ from plaque

    02/28/2014 2:06:07 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/28/2014
    Purdue University, which once defended the right of a private speaker to blaspheme Jesus, has banned an alumni donor from using the word “God” on a plaque because it might offend someone. Dr. Michael McCracken and his wife made a $12,500 pledge to the university’s school of mechanical engineering. In return, Purdue, a large public university in Indiana, offered the McCrackens the opportunity to name a small conference room in a lab building. They were also invited to supply language for a plaque that would be installed in the room. McCracken chose to name the room after his father, Dr....
  • Rocky Horror State U?

    02/21/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    “The University of Houston-Downtown has about 14,000 students and, while Wikipedia says UHD students are 39% Hispanic, 29% African American, 20% white, 9% Asian American, the percentage of transgendered students is evidently unknown,” according to College Insurrection. Nevertheless, with the encouragement of “the university’s new Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” UHD is now creating “gender-neutral” restrooms to accommodate the, uh, gender neutral. And this regime is “coming soon to a college near you,” as Aleister at College Insurrection says. Questions: Why does a campus with such a diverse student body need a “Center for Student Diversity”? Doesn’t the...
  • Minimum wage talk has university officials concerned

    02/21/2014 5:42:26 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    The Southern ^ | 2/21/14 | KURT ERICKSON
    Raising the minimum wage could cost Illinois' cash-strapped universities millions of dollars in added wages for their student workforce. With lawmakers warning of tough budget times in the fiscal year beginning July 1, the proposal to bump the wage from its current level of $8.25 an hour to $10 or more an hour is raising red flags among university officials. At SIU, for example, President Glenn Poshard said an increase could cost his institution $3.2 million in additional wages at a time when the General Assembly may be considering further cuts in aid to high education. "We need an increase...
  • NY college professor dies after snorting heroin

    02/20/2014 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2014
    APALACHIN, N.Y. — The State University of New York's Broome Community College ... Warren had served as chairman of the community college's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program. He also was a former police officer and New York state-certified criminal investigator.
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University announces three finalists for president

    02/19/2014 10:45:52 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/19/14 | Staff
    Notre Dame of Maryland University has announced the names of the three finalists who are vying to lead the Baltimore institution. The finalists are Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa.; Dr. Sara Thompson, associate provost for new program initiatives and dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and Dr. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Peter’s University (formerly St. Peter’s College) in Jersey City, N.J. The Feb. 19 announcement follows a comprehensive nationwide search and...
  • textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’

    02/19/2014 7:00:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Champion News.net ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    President’s Day: University textbook claims Reagan was sexist, Conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy’ February 16, 2014 by Charlie Kirk University of South Carolina textbook has one student whistleblower outraged over its accusations that President Ronald Reagan was sexist and conservatives view people as incapable of “charity” and “lazy.” The textbook, obtained by Turning Points USA Founder Charlie Kirk, was authored by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman and used for the three credit course “Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare.”
  • India bans Book by University of Chicago 'scholar' Wendy Doniger.

    Wendy Doniger, a 'Hindu Scholar' at the University of Chicago, has had her book banned, or interrupted, by Indian authorities because it denigrates the Hindu religion. This is a long article and I am still reading it myself, but, having been a UofChicago Student myself in a previous life, I had to go to a 'meet the faculty' dinner and listen to this woman speak; in which, she spent two hours talking about the sexual practices of a village in India she visited. This, I guess, gives her as a UofChicago demigod the capacity to speak for the entire Hindu...
  • In California, Thousands Exposed to Measles

    02/13/2014 8:51:41 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 13 20124 | By JoNel Aleccia
    Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents may have been exposed to measles last week when an unvaccinated student at the Unversity of California, Berkeley, attended classes and rode the area's BART transit system. Public health officials in Contra Costa County, outside of San Francisco, said anyone riding BART from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7 during the morning or late evening commutes could have been exposed to the highly contagious respiratory virus. The young man in his 20s lives in the county and was confirmed to have measles on Wednesday. He was likely infected while traveling recently in Asia, health...
  • Rutgers University offers course studying Beyonce

    01/31/2014 1:41:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/30/14
    Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, tells the university's online news site that he is using Beyonce's career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.
  • University (of Michigan) caves: will provide $300K to renovate multicultural center ...

    01/28/2014 2:48:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 27, 2014 | Steve Larson
    Complete Headline: University caves: will provide $300K to renovate multicultural center, appease student group that threatened 'physical action' The University of Michigan will spend $300,000 to renovate the Trotter Multicultural Center The Black Student Union threatened "physical action" last week unless its list of seven demands was met, including a new multicultural center on campus The University of Michigan will allocate $300,000 to renovate the Trotter Multicultural Center, in order to comply with the at least one of the Black Student Union (BSU) demands. The decision comes after members of the University’s administration and members of the BSU met Friday...
  • (Willamette University) D-III kicker becomes first active player to publicly come out

    01/28/2014 2:30:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mike Singer
    Conner Mertens, a redshirt freshman kicker at D-III Willamette University in Oregon, did something on Monday night that no college football player on any level had ever done before. He came out, while still an active player. First to his coach, then to his team, and now Conner Mertens is coming out publicly. “I'm bisexual,” Mertens told head coach Glen Fowles via Outsports.com, who informed his young kicker prior to his message that all the coach cared about was his kicker's accuracy. His off the field actions wouldn't affect his playing time, Fowles told Mertens. In fact, when Mertens asked...
  • Texas coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

    01/14/2014 6:37:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 137 replies
    culture map dallas ^ | 1-14-14 | Johnanthan Rienstra
    College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising coeds are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the pay the bills. And students at Texas State University in San Marcos are right up there with the best of them. Dating (and we use that term loosely) site SeekingArrangement.com recently examined the fastest growing “sugar baby” schools in the country, and Texas State came in at No. 10. The average Texas student graduates with more than $24,000 in student debt, so the average $3,000 per month that a...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • The Outlaw Campus: Universities have become a rogue institution in need of root-and-branch reform.

    01/07/2014 7:18:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Two factors have so far shielded the American university from the sort of criticism that it so freely levels against almost every other institution in American life. (1) For decades a college education has been considered the key to an ascendant middle-class existence. (2) Until recently a college degree was not tantamount to lifelong debt. In other words, American society put up with a lot of arcane things from academia, given that it offered something — a BA or BS degree — that almost everyone agreed was a ticket to personal security and an educated populace.</p>
  • Thanks, Obama! University must destroy health plans to stay compliant

    12/07/2013 3:14:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/07/13 | Robby Soave
    The University of Minnesota had to make its healthcare plans worse in order to avoid Obamacare-related penalties. The Affordable Care Act levels an excise tax on high-value health coverage plans, and UM would have to pay $48 million with its existing plans. Instead, the university is lowering the quality of its coverage. “The Office of Human Resources announced in a July email that it was making changes to the UPlan, the employee healthcare program, including adding a deductible and increasing copays for primary and specialty care,” according to the Minnesota Daily. “The email said the cost increases were necessary to...
  • University sends email to alumni equating the tea party with the KKK

    12/06/2013 3:15:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/06/2013 | Robby Soave
    A public university sent an email to alumni highlighting the esteemed research of one of its professors — research that notes many similarities between the old Ku Klux Klan and its modern-day equivalent, the tea party. The University of Washington’s email to alumni asked the question four separate times: “Is The Tea Party like the Ku Klux Klan?” Christopher Parker, a UW political science professor, argues in a new book that there are major similarities. The book is titled “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America.” “In this commentary from Professor Christopher Parker...
  • Cornell vs. Literature

    11/25/2013 8:26:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | November 25, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Malcolm A. Kline, Share/Save If you love literature and go to Cornell, you’re probably in the wrong place. The poets, playwrights and novelists you might not seek out on your own who would, conversely, enrich your life or at least your vocabulary, make but cameo appearances. Rather, as an English major, you can expect to be exposed to: ENGL 2090 – Introduction to Cultural Studies ENGL 2100 – Medieval Romance: Voyage to the Otherworld ENGL 2150 – The American Musical ENGL 2160 – Television ENGL 2511 – Introduction to Women Writers ENGL 2620 – Introduction to Asian American Literature ENGL...
  • New Doubts about the Value of a College Degree

    11/20/2013 9:52:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2013 | Gary Jason
    As Americans spend more and more to get college degrees, more and more people are beginning to question the value the recipients and the taxpayers are receiving. Certainly, as a percent of GDP, the U.S. spends more on college education than any other developed country on Earth save one.  At 2.9%, only South Korea ties us.  We outspend Canada (2.5%), Finland (1.9%), Sweden (1.8%), the Netherlands (1.7%), Israel (1.6%), France (1.5%), Austria (1.4%), Germany and the UK (both at 1.3%), and Italy (1.0%). A recent survey conducted by The Chronicles of Higher Education (together with American Public Media's Marketplace) showed that...
  • Brandeis suspends partnership with Palestinian school after Nazi-style rally

    11/20/2013 8:59:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    JNS News ^ | 11/20/13
    Brandeis University on Monday announced the suspension of its decade-old partnership with Al-Quds University following a recent Nazi-style rally at the Palestinian school in Jerusalem. At the Nov. 5 rally, Al-Quds students wore black military gear, carried fake automatic weapons, gave the Nazi salute, and surrounded the main square of their campus with banners depicting images of “martyred” suicide bombers. “While Brandeis has an unwavering commitment to open dialogue on difficult issues, we are also obliged to recognize intolerance when we see it, and we cannot—and will not—turn a blind eye to intolerance,” Brandeis said in a press release. “As...
  • Student drinking at Cal taxes Berkeley paramedics

    11/14/2013 8:57:28 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    ABC 7 and Berkeleyside ^ | November 12, 2013 | Emilie Raguso
    Last week, ABC 7′s I-Team produced a troubling report about a surge in extreme drinking so far this year at UC Berkeley. According to the investigation, UC Berkeley has seen an increase in the number of students who get so drunk, often at frat parties, that they need to be taken to the hospital for care. This has, at times, put a significant burden on the city’s ambulance services, leaving other city residents waiting for care, or requiring the Berkeley Fire Department to call for help from other paramedics in the region. It also puts pressure on the hospital closest...
  • University to Study Confucius via Modern DNA Technology (China)

    11/11/2013 8:30:21 PM PST · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    China Radio International ^ | 11/12/2013 | Fu Yu
    Fudan University in Shanghai is to study China's historical figures such as Confucius and the early emperors through modern DNA technology, Beijing Times reports. The studies follow the latest findings published on Monday on Cao Cao, a warlord who lived nearly 2,000 years ago in final years of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It debunked rumors that Cao's father Cao Song was fostered by comparing the DNA of Cao's living descendents and that found in the teeth of Cao's grandfather. Han Sheng from Fudan University, who led the Cao Cao research, says it is a breakthrough in the fields of both...
  • Brandeis University: School for Scandal 'Nazi-Style' rally held on campus of Palestinian

    11/11/2013 9:40:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/101/13 | Adam Kredo
    Brandeis University is facing criticism from students and faculty members after refusing to distance itself from an event recently held on the campus of its Palestinian partner school that critics decried as a “Nazi-style” rally. Brandeis, the nation’s most well known Jewish university, partners with the Palestinian Al Quds University, where students held a military rally on Tuesday of last week. Groups of Al Quds students dressed in black military gear and armed with fake automatic weapons marched on the school’s campus while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute, according to pictures first posted by Middle East analyst...
  • Scenes from a "moderate" "Palestinian" university

    11/06/2013 9:19:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/6/13
    Scenes from a "moderate" "Palestinian" university Hitler-style saluting peace partners Campus scenes yesterday at Al-Quds University. The Western-funded university authorities regularly tolerate such Fascist-style displays by students, some of whom have then gone on to attack Jewish civilians. Scroll down below for more photos. Scenes yesterday afternoon from a “moderate” "Palestinian" university WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR PEACE SO LONG AS THE PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES THIS AND WESTERN GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO FUND HIM WITHOUT CRITICISM?[Note by Tom Gross]During his press conference in Jerusalem today on the “peace process,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Israel again, but did...
  • UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land

    10/23/2013 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Gale Holland
    UCLA will appeal a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans' agency..... ......The development came in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of four homeless veterans that seeks to invalidate leases on the 387-acre property, which had been used for veterans' housing until the 1980s. Otero ruled the land could be used only for healthcare for veterans.........
  • Climate change panel features varying perspectives with common goal

    10/19/2013 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | October 18, 2013 | by Joel Witt
    Three University of Wisconsin professors who feel climate change is a straightforward and undeniable issue that needs to be tackled outlined the implications of global warming on human and environmental health at a panel held Thursday. “There is no doubt as to the effect of humans on the environment,” McKinley said. “We need to decarbonize at a rate of 5 percent or 6 percent per year,” Nemet said. “You can’t deny that people are burning coal. It’s cheap, domestic and extremely carbon intensive.” Nemet said regulations on energy production will help new plants to focus on energy production methods other...
  • Obamacare: Phase one

    10/05/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Utah Valley University Review ^ | October 5, 2013 | By KresLynn Knouse
    Initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act began last Tuesday with the debut of online insurance marketplaces, which provide a more simplified way to buy healthcare. Uninsured students must find a source of healthcare by March 2014 otherwise they could face fines on their tax return. Although some believe requiring citizens to buy insurance is unconstitutional, others say it’s the only way the 48 million uninsured Americans will ever have coverage. The bulk of students fall into the country’s most uninsured age group (18-34), primarily because most young adults are healthy and don’t see the need for coverage. “Yes it’s...
  • Conservative College/University w/online programs?

    09/24/2013 8:30:13 PM PDT · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 14 replies
    Freepers! I need your advice. I live in the northern California/SF Bay area, and I'm mid-forties. I have started chipping away at pursuing a college degree (yes, a little late in life) but am finding the local offerings have such an overt liberal bias that is very difficult to stomach. Work and family commitments prohibit moving to find a conservative college/university, so I'm searching for online degree programs in business, economics, civil engineering, or one of the sciences (trying to remain flexible in that regard). I would love to be able to attend a "Hillsdale" type college, but can't move...
  • Penn State to regain scholarships

    09/24/2013 1:57:14 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 24, 2013 | Josh Moyer
    The NCAA said Tuesday that it will reduce the unprecedented sanctions against Penn State's football program by gradually restoring scholarships starting next season. Officials did not rule out future modifications, such as reducing the four-year postseason ban. The announcement comes 14 months after NCAA president Mark Emmert levied the historic penalties in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State had faced a cap of 65 scholarships starting in 2014, but instead will have 75 scholarships in 2014, 80 in 2015 and the full allotment of 85 in 2016.
  • No-Money-Down College

    09/22/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a regular reader of this column, you are acutely aware of the crisis in college education and particularly the soaring costs. As costs have climbed very little effort has been made to control them or limit the genesis of those costs. Our President has floated a plan which is destined for the scrap heap to have the federal government step in and rate colleges and then control federal funds to those colleges. A new way of funding college educations has emerged from the legislature in Oregon, and we took a look here. We first became aware of this new...
  • Cash-Strapped Univ. of California May Spend Millions To Fix Up House For New President Napolitano

    09/19/2013 8:30:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/19/2013 | Peter Jacobs
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano may eventually enjoy a beautifully renovated home as president of the University of California system. The UC Board of Regents voted Wednesday to begin repairs on the historic Blake House — a multiyear process that will likely cost the financially struggling system millions of dollars. The 13,200-square-foot Blake House has traditionally been the home of the UC president since it was donated to the school in 1957, but has recently fallen into such disrepair that Napolitano's predecessor — Mark Yudof — never lived there. UC Regents said that the $620,000 they unanimously authorized...
  • Sex Ed at UCLA: Does a university’s liberal sexual agenda trump students’ conscience rights?

    09/19/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2013 | Alec Torres
    When two freshman sisters at UCLA were told their mandatory orientation on sexual harassment would include a section on sex education, they respectfully requested exemption from that part of the program. As conservative Catholics, Angelica and Bella Ayala did not want to participate in the sex-ed presentation — which discussed, among other topics, how to put on a condom and how to ask someone to have sex with you — because contraception and premarital sex violate their moral code. But the two girls were swiftly reprimanded for their small protest and told they were required to attend the session, even...
  • Obamacare Forces Indiana University to Cut Jobs

    09/12/2013 4:48:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 9/12/13 | Wynton Hall
    Indiana University is firing 50 maintenance and custodial workers and shifting them to a temp agency to avoid incurring Obamacare costs. WRTV Indiana says Indiana University already spends $215 million on healthcare annually.
  • How Gothic Architecture Took Over the American College Campus (Gothic = Racist)

    09/11/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 11, 2013 | Robinson Meyer
    The campus of Yale University, 1921. Midnight. It is perhaps the most important job of your career. You, a successful architect, have been selected by a rich donor to build a new tower here, on your alma mater’s campus, at Yale. The tower, Gothic in style, named “Harkness,” must look archaic, timeless. It is 216 feet tall, one foot for every year since Yale’s founding. You could be building history…except that the tower does not look nearly old enough. So you—in, presumably, a long cape, high collar, and top hat—sneak to the construction site. You pull a flask from the...
  • The world's top 100 universities 2013 - the full list

    09/10/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ami Sedghi
    <p>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has maintained its position at the top of the QS World University Rankings, beating Harvard and Cambridge for the second year in a row.</p> <p>Cambridge has slipped to third place as Harvard come in second. University College London (UCL) and Imperial are placed fourth and fifth respectively.</p>
  • President of University Founded by Pat Robertson Resigns Suddenly Sans Explanation

    09/10/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT · by Center2Right
    The Christian Post ^ | September 9, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    I wonder where my check is. Companies and government agencies often try to settle lawsuits out of court. In many cases they are much cheaper. That is until the government takes over. The original bill on Pigford was introduced by Senator Barack Obama. The courts reviewed the case and eventually the Supreme Court ruled that 91 farmers were deserving of settlements based on racial bias. No one can argue that was not fair. Discrimination did take place. But in 2009, Bob Menendez threatened to shut down the settlement unless thousands of Hispanics were added to the payoffs and Obama then...
  • The 12 American Universities That Produce The Most CEOs

    09/07/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/07/2013 | Peter Jacobs
    <p>If you want to be the Chief Executive Officer of a major company, where you went to school matters, according to a new list from Times Higher Education. THE recently compiled a list of the universities around the world that produce the most CEOs, based on the alma maters of Fortune Global 500 CEOs.</p>
  • What is Charlie Rangel really saying:‘no reason a young person should have to pay for college’?

    08/23/2013 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Charlie Rangel told MSNBC host Joy Reid that students shouldn’t have to pay for their college education. But if you listen closely, you’ll hear him saying a whole lot more (h/t: Daily Caller): snip So basically what he’s saying is that if America needs more doctors and nurses, the American taxpayer should subsidize their education as an incentive. Yeah. Because with all the doctors and nurses leaving over Obamacare, we are going to need more doctors and nurses. Do you see where this is going yet? After these students get their ‘free’ medical education, how many years will they have...
  • Accreditation on the line at Dickinson State ( ND & WV )

    07/25/2013 2:09:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Forum News Service, INFORUM ^ | July 22, 2013 | Bryan Horwath
    DICKINSON, N.D. - While the leadership and the rest of the campus at Dickinson State University is waiting for a resolution on the school’s accreditation status, a campus nearly 1,500 miles away sits mostly empty after going through a similar process. Formerly a vibrant campus with about 2,000 students and largely the centerpiece of Beckley, a city of about 17,000 in southern West Virginia, Mountain State University closed its doors for good in January after being stripped of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a wing of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools that oversees institutions in...
  • If Issuing Hundreds Of Phony Degrees Doesn’t Lose You Accreditation, What Good Is Accreditation?

    07/25/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    SayAnythingBlog ^ | July 25, 2013 | Rob Port
    Dickinson State University got caught issuing hundreds of phony degrees to foreign students, something for which nobody outside of former President Richard McCallum has been held accountable. McCallum, who I guess we’re supposed to believe pulled of this fraud by himself, was merely fired. Horwarth’s article quoted a newspaper editor in West Virginia who covered the HLC’s decision to remove accreditation from Mountain State University. “If I’m Dickinson State, I would be nervous,” he told Horwarth. That article prompted angry denunciations from DSU officials and North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Skogen who called the idea of lost accreditation “impossible.”...