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  • U. of Washington Community Demands Easy Grading for Black Students

    06/05/2020 3:31:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at the University of Washington are demanding a relaxed grading policy to help black students “cope emotionally” with the ongoing protests and riots that have erupted in major cities around the nation after George Floyd died during an arrest on May 26 in Minneapolis. According to a student petition with 50,000 signatures, “If UW truly understands our pain, UW will be a part of alleviating it.” According to a report by Campus Reform, students at the University of Washington are urging officials to adopt a relaxed grading policy for black students so that they can “cope” with the recent...
  • Coronavirus: Universities fear fall in lucrative overseas students

    05/21/2020 3:16:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 21, 2020 | By Jonty Bloom
    Which sector of the economy do you think is being hardest hit by the coronavirus - construction, retail, transport or catering? Well, you are all wrong, and need to do some more homework. The answer is - education. Many people probably don't even think of education as part of the economy. The groves of academe are surely above such sordid considerations as money and finance? Not a bit of it. Money is the lifeblood of education - endowments from wealthy alumni, catering and accommodation fees, conference facilities, and the biggest of the lot - attracting lots of fee-paying students every...
  • University of Washington Medicine ramps up study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 treatment

    05/14/2020 8:37:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Geekwire ^ | 05/14/2020 | Alan Boyle
    One of the treatments touted by President Donald Trump for COVID-19, a combination of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the antiviral drug azithromycin, is the subject of a nationwide study with UW Medicine playing a role.The Phase 2b clinical trial, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, will involve 2,000 outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in the early stages of treatment.“We know from a number of different other kinds of infections that if antiviral treatment is going to be effective, it tends to be most effective if...
  • University Of Arkansas Professor Arrested For Concealing Ties To China, The Fifth Case In The Past Year

    05/12/2020 9:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Last Friday an engineering professor at the University of Arkansas was arrested for concealing his connections with China even as he was receiving grant money from NASA. Dr. Simon Ang was part of a Chinese effort to pay American academics to share their research in China known as the Thousand Talents program. Dr. Ang is at least the fifth professor who has been arrested in connection with the Thousand Talents program in the past year: Simon Ang of the University of Arkansas, was arrested on Friday and charged on Monday with wire fraud. He worked for and received funding...
  • Beijing's Outposts: Chinese Propaganda Centers Alive and Well at American Universities

    05/12/2020 6:19:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/12/2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    As the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic continues to cause misery across the globe, it’s important to know how China spreads its propaganda. American universities have continued to ignore warnings by U.S. intelligence officials about Confucius Institutes. These centers, funded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), continue to operate on dozens of campuses across the United States, despite Congressional actions to block domestic funding to them. Intelligence officials say they are little more than propaganda centers operating to produce positive news about the CCP. Campus Reform published a report and interactive map showing where the Confucius Institutes still operate: CIA reports obtained...
  • What Do US Universities Risk If They Reopen This Fall?

    04/30/2020 9:00:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/30/2020 | Anna Esaki-Smith
    After shutting down campus in March, a university reopens its doors this fall, and welcomes students from across the globe back to class. However, due to the dense nature of a college campus, a coronavirus outbreak occurs, resulting in a number of students and faculty members contracting COVID-19. Tragically, some die of the disease. That worst-case scenario is looming over the current debate among university administrators about whether to conduct face-to-face classes this fall. With the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci describing a second coronavirus wave as "inevitable," they may face the logistical nightmare and dire financial consequences...
  • Coronavirus closed down colleges – now some LGBTQ students fear an abusive "war zone" at home

    04/17/2020 6:03:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 96 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 16, 2020 | BY LI COHEN
    Colleges across the US have kicked residential students out of their dorms in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But for 19-year-old John, who is transgender and gay, losing student housing has left him with a difficult choice: Go back into the closet or be forced to live on the streets. John, who did not want his name used in fear for his safety, said he is now stuck in a rural Kansas town where he continuously gets death threats for his gender and sexual identity. His parents, who he said are aware of the threats, refuse...
  • Universityf Kansas Medical Center to participate in clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine in healthcare workers

    04/13/2020 3:19:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | 04/13/2020
    The University of Kansas Medical Center will be participating in a nationwide clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19 infection in exposed health care workers. KU Medical Center is one of 60 such sites across the nation that will be participating in this clinical trial, led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The trial, the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response and Outcomes of Hydroxychloroquine (HERO HCQ), will launch April 22. It is a phase-3 double-blinded clinical trial, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. It is accompanied by a registry, launching today, that will create a community...
  • Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic

    04/07/2020 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 7, 2020
    Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they're taking heavy hits as they refund money to students for housing, dining and parking after campuses closed last month. Many schools are losing millions more in ticket sales after athletic seasons were cut short, and some say huge shares of their reserves have been wiped out amid wild swings in the stock market. Yet college leaders say...
  • Dear Colleges, Please Let Grades Mean Something

    04/04/2020 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 4, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Millions of college students will be closing out the semester from home, with online courses replacing in-person offerings. Due to the abrupt change, many schools are acknowledging the disruption, and associated changes in students’ circumstances, may lead to a decrease in academic performance unrelated to effort or intelligence, and are therefore instituting grading policies that provide appropriate understanding for the bizarre situation. Many universities, including Georgetown, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, have extended the deadline for taking a class pass/fail until either the last day of classes or even a week after report cards are released. However, many student groups are...
  • UC Santa Cruz fires 54 graduate students participating in months-long strike

    02/29/2020 3:04:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | February 29, 2020 | Vivian Ho
    The University of California, Santa Cruz, issued termination letters on Friday to 54 graduate students who have been waging a months-long strike for a cost-of-living-adjustment amid soaring rents. The firings came as graduate students at the University of California, Davis, and University of California, Santa Barbara, began their own cost-of-living strikes in solidarity. One of their demands is that all UC Santa Cruz graduate workers who participated in strike activities be restored to full employment status.
  • Researcher at University Arrested for Wire Fraud and Making False Statements About Affiliation with a Chinese University

    02/28/2020 7:06:16 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | February 27, 2020 | DOJ
    Anming Hu, a  an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) was arrested today on a federal indictment and charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements.“Hu allegedly committed fraud by hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving funding from NASA,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers.   “This is just the latest case involving professors or researchers concealing their affiliations with China from their American employers and the U.S. government.   We will not tolerate it.”“The United...
  • University Of Tennessee Professor Arrested For Hiding Connections With China

    02/27/2020 8:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2020 | John Sexton
    Last month a professor at Harvard University was arrested for failing to disclose that he’d been receiving $50,000 per month from China. Dr. Charles Lieber had been recruited by something called the Thousand Talents Plan which pays foreign experts to share their knowledge at Chinese universities. However, professors are not allowed to accept research grants from federal agencies while also teaching in China. Lieber allegedly hid his China connections when applying for grants from the National Institutes of Health. Today, a professor in Tennessee has been charged for hiding similar connections to China: Anming Hu, an associate professor in...
  • Oxford University proposes dropping twin classic texts Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid from Classics syllabus in bid to modernise and attract more state school pupils

    02/20/2020 6:19:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2020 | Kumail Jaffer and Bryony Jewell
    Oxford University has shocked classics students by proposing to drop two of the most important texts from its syllabus. Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad may be made optional in an attempt to modernise the degree course, amid a drop in schools teaching Latin and Greek. But undergraduates say the works are vital to understanding the subject. Jan Preiss, a second-year at New College and president of the Oxford Latinitas Project, has started a petition to keep the texts. 'Removing Homer and Virgil would be a terrible and fatal mistake,' he said.
  • Video: Black Woman Says She Is ‘Uncomfortable’ By ‘Too Many Whites’ At UVA Multicultural Center

    02/12/2020 4:27:03 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 94 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 02.12.2020 | Alex D.
    So much for peaceful dialogue between all the opposing views in this country. We can all thank the Democrats for the rising racism in our country because it seems that being white is now a problematic thing. At least in the university of Virginia, multicultural center “whites” are not welcomed, guests. A video shows a woman announcing that she felt “uncomfortable” by the presence of white students at a new Multicultural Student Center on the campus of the University of Virginia. “There’s a whole university for a lot of y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us,...
  • Jane Fonda to speak at Kent State University for shooting anniversary

    02/11/2020 10:25:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies ^ | 02/11/2020 | WKBN Staff
    KENT, Ohio (WKBN) – Kent State University is finalizing its plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings that killed four students in 1970. Activist and actress Jane Fonda will be the featured speaker on May 3. The event is free and open to the public, but you will need a ticket to get in. Fonda was there once before for a May 4th memorial in 1974. A number of other events will be held the weekend of May 1-4. Markers will be dedicated to honor the nine students hurt in the National Guard attack. Sandra Scheuer,...
  • Soros Starts $1 Billion Anti-American University: Globalism and climate change are its goals.

    02/11/2020 9:39:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/11/2020 | Matthew Vadum
    Radical anti-American financier George Soros recently unveiled a scheme to sink $1 billion into a new global university to fight nationalism and climate change, twin phantoms he emotes are “threatening the survival of our civilization.” Why is this a bad thing? Because global warming is a hoax and nationalism –at least in a good nation like the United States— is a good thing, and because Soros is a living, breathing malignancy who has devoted the past several decades of his life to advancing evil in the world. If America is indeed “one nation under God,” as the Pledge of Allegiance...
  • Cambridge University union bans military from Freshers' Fair events because their presence could 'trigger' students with mental health issues

    02/05/2020 6:58:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2020 | Rod Ardehali
    Cambridge University Students' Union has said that having military personnel at their freshers' fair is 'alarming' for attendees and could 'affect' their mental health. Students voted in favour of banning societies from bringing firearms to the annual fairs after union welfare and rights officer Stella Swain suggested those with mental health issues could find their presence 'triggering'. The motion said that the presence of military personnel carrying firearms at the fair indicate 'implicit approval of their use, despite the links between military and firearms and violence on an international scale'.
  • Spy school: Chinese military officer busted for posing as Boston University student

    02/01/2020 9:37:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 1, 2020 | Bill Gertz
    A female Chinese military officer was charged with spying while posing as a student at Boston University, but was able to flee the country after FBI agents interviewed her about her links to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). PLA Lt. Ye Yanqing was indicted in a separate criminal case involving Dr. Charles Lieber, chairman of Harvard’s chemistry department, who was arrested on Tuesday and charged with lying about receiving tens of thousands of dollars from the Wuhan University of Technology and lying to the Pentagon about the foreign money. The involvement of Lt. Ye and two other senior PLA officers...
  • Parents of Cornell freshman found dead at bottom of a gorge after 'dirty rush' hazing night sue the college for turning blind eye and describe the seven rounds of binge-drinking games he was forced to endure

    01/30/2020 1:12:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2020 | Jennifer Smith
    The parents of a Cornell freshman who was found dead at the bottom of a gorge after a hazing prank are suing the college and the fraternity he was joining the night he died. Antonio Tsialas died in October last year after a night of brutal drinking and hazing with Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house in Ithaca, New York, at a 'Christmas in October' party. His body was found in a gorge and he had high levels of alcohol in his system but his family's attorney says his cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma to the body. They...