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  • Catholic university president under fire from faculty for removing Planned Parenthood from website

    10/15/2019 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 9, 2019 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Posting Planned Parenthood logo on their office doors Stephen Sundborg cited “longstanding policy as a Catholic university” when he removed Planned Parenthood as a recommended resource for students at Seattle University. Not everyone at the reliably left-wing university agreed with the president’s decision, and now the administration is reportedly stonewalling the campus newspaper on the basis for Sundborg’s decision. The Spectator reports that several faculty have challenged Sundborg’s claim that support for legal abortion “runs counter to the stance of Catholic institutions, schools and universities like Seattle University.” Theresa Earenfight, director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, told the...
  • Washington State University: Catch 22, No Guns for You

    10/12/2019 6:07:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    To those who wish the population disarmed, gun laws do not need to make sense, be reasonable, efficient, or effective. Any reduction in the number of legal gun owners, guns, or use of guns is seen as positive. It is why this bit of insanity at Washington State University (WSU) is unlikely to be addressed. Washington State University is primarily in the Southeast corner of Washington state, located at Pullman, Washington. It is an agricultural and rural area. Guns are popular. Even so, WSU has a very restrictive gun policy. From WAC 504-26-213 Firearms and dangerous weaponsNo student...
  • Comeback: Study Shows Universities Denying Admission Based on Race

    10/08/2019 7:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/07/2019 | BY J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    In 1935, Alice Jackson was denied admission to the University of Virginia.  When she asked why she was denied, university officials were frank. She was denied admission because she was black, they told her, as well as "for other good and sufficient reasons not necessary to be herein enumerated.”Eventually, the plight of Alice Jackson and James Meredith at Ole Miss and others would lead to a broad national consensus that denying admission to a public college because of the race of the applicant was both illegal, but also immoral.Everything old is new again.  In Virginia, universities are once again...
  • Janet Napolitano Departs the University of California: After transforming it to Clinton University

    09/25/2019 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/25/2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Janet Napolitano is stepping down as president of the University of California, claiming, “it seemed like a good time to have some fresh blood.” Napolitano was never an educator, so students, alumni, and taxpayers have good cause to wonder why she was hired in the first place. As they survey the wreckage she leaves behind, Californians might look back at Napolitano’s political connections. Janet Napolitano made her public debut in the 1991 campaign to keep Clarence Thomas off the U.S. Supreme Court. Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexually harassing her and Napolitano, then with a Phoenix law firm, represented...
  • Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

    09/13/2019 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 26 replies
    WRALTV ^ | BEN FINLEY, Associated Press
    Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub in conservative politics and held up signs calling for accountability and an investigation. Elizabeth Brooks, a junior majoring in politics and policy, told The Associated Press by phone that a recent Politico Magazine story as well as a Reuters report prompted the protest at the school in Lynchburg. She said about 35...
  • Mandatory USC sex training tells students ‘consent is never a blanket statement’

    09/12/2019 9:10:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 12, 2019 | Celine Ryan
    As students returned to campus for the fall semester, the University of Southern California rolled out a program set on instilling the concept of “affirmative consent,” in hopes of making a “yes means yes” attitude the “standard in every sexual encounter at USC.” Brenda Ingram, director of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services at USC Student Health, launched the initiative called “Trojans Respect Consent,” in which all incoming freshmen, were required, beginning Monday, to undergo 90 minutes of training on her concept of “affirmative consent,” according to a school news release.
  • Mirrorless Monday Inaugural

    09/09/2019 5:33:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-9-19 | MOTUS
    If you’ve ever heard of Mirrorless Monday (MM) it was probably in regards to Eating Disorders Awareness Week which I think is “celebrated” sometime in February. The movement was launched - where else? - on college campuses to remind people that “you are more than your physical appearance.”  I’m so old that I remember when you wouldn’t have been considered college material if you didn’t already know that and behave accordingly.To mark yet another day of awareness, MM is marked by the covering of all public mirrors across campus with colored paper. This is then posted with a note explaining...
  • Insularity or Innovation: The Precarious Future of HBCUs

    08/15/2019 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 15, 2019 | Armstrong Williams
    It has been an open secret for several decades that the writing is on the wall for most historically black colleges and universities. Since 1989, eight HBCUs have closed because of lost accreditation or bankruptcy. The reasons are myriad, but principally because HBCUs no longer command a monopoly on attendees created by de jure segregation. For the past half-century, HBCUs have had to compete for students among mainstream public and private institutions, as well as for-profit educational institutions. But the changing market dynamics do not tell the entire story, especially because some HBCUs such as Howard University, Morehouse College, and...
  • The High Cost of “Free” College Tuition

    07/17/2019 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 17, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    In the lead-up to the 2020 elections, we’ve heard several proposals offering free college tuition for all, and loan forgiveness for those still carrying debt. While proponents call these proposals “investments in our future,” the reality is they would be a suffocating financial burden on every taxpayer, but especially on middle- and lower-income citizens. There’s an inherent unfairness to forcing many working-class Americans who couldn’t afford to go to college themselves to pay off the loans of those who could. Requiring a family making $50,000 a year to pay off the college debts of doctors, lawyers, engineers, and even some...
  • Cambridge to assign white academics an ethnic minority mentor to combat racism and...

    07/03/2019 9:42:12 PM PDT · by granada · 22 replies
    the Telegraph (uk) ^ | 2 July, 2019 | Camilla Turner
    Cambridge University is running a “reverse mentoring” scheme for staff to combat “structural racism”. Under the project, white senior academics and management staff are assigned one of their black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues as a mentor in order to encourage “institutional change” at the university. It is part of a raft of initiatives that the university’s equality and diversity department has introduced over the past year, aimed at boosting diversity and driving out racism. Earlier this week, it emerged that a PhD student quit in protest after accusing Cambridge of “pervasive” racism.
  • Christian universities and homosexuality: What to do?

    06/29/2019 7:57:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2019 | Meredith Harbman
    A major Evangelical college, Azusa Pacific University, recently experienced a series of institutional convulsions about one of the most controversial issues facing Christians today: homosexuality. As a case study, the events at APU illustrate just how complicated the topic is for Christianity in general and Christian universities in particular. Let’s review. Before the fall 2018 semester, APU relaxed language in its school standard of conduct prohibiting romantic same-sex relationships. Soon afterward, however, the board of trustees announced that they had never approved the change. The school then reaffirmed its commitment to a traditional, “biblical and orthodox” understanding of marriage. There...
  • What We Have Become?

    06/09/2019 10:48:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/19 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Influence like the Frankfurt School, a German communist think tank that found a home within the American university system “The Eyes of the World Are Upon You.”—General Dwight Eisenhower to his troops - June 6, 1944 Our parents and grandparents, and for some, great grandparents, were very different people. They knew sacrifice, They knew pain and suffering. They knew hard work, being shaped by a great depression. They knew total war. For many of them two world wars. They also knew personal responsibility, duty, honor, country, and faith. They recognized God as the author of their freedom and honored the...
  • Free University Nirvana?

    06/05/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2019 | Brian Tomlinson
    Many of our left-wing radical politicians, a.k.a., snake oil salesmen, are pitching free university education for all. And it's not surprising: Teachers’ unions and university administrators might salivate at the thought. High school students about to embark on post-secondary education might think it is a wonderful idea. After all, Hollywood has portrayed the university experience as one of a continuous four-year party of sex, drinking, drugs and debauchery. Would an aspiring student need to take those annoying SAT and ACT college entrance exams if universities were tuition-free? Government would now control the university system. Who decides who would go to...
  • University refuses to offer ‘Conservative Political Thought’ course because the material wasn’t

    05/29/2019 1:47:23 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 29-05-19 | SARAH TAYLOR
    Portland State University has rejected a course on "Conservative Political Thought" because it's apparently not inclusive enough. Professor Bruce Gilley offered to teach the course, which would have been part of a graduate curriculum at the Portland, Oregon, school. What are the details? Gilley — who previously taught the course on conservative political thought on a rotating basis — proposed the concept of the course for the Fall 2019 semester on a more permanent basis.
  • Parents, Send Your Kid to a Conservative, Christian University

    05/24/2019 9:20:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/24/2019 | Larry Provost
    Parents should send their children to conservative Christian institutions of higher education, by incentivizing if necessary. A few recent incidents display why a this type of school is much better than the social justice warrior campuses that dominate most of the country and, increasingly, some historically Christian institutions. The most recent is when Vice President Mike Pence, on successive weekends, gave commencement addresses at Liberty University and Taylor University. Dozens of Taylor University students walked out of the speech given by the Vice President of the United States. In 2017, another walkout occurred during the Vice President’s speech at Notre...
  • UK: Falling student numbers could see Theology and Religious Studies disappear from universities

    05/24/2019 6:52:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 05/24/2019
    The British Academy has warned that theology and religious studies could "disappear" from universities after a study found that the number of students taking the subjects has halved. An analysis by the British Academy found a staggering decline in the numbers of students enrolling on the courses in just six years, down from over 14,000 students in 2011/12 to 7,585 in 2017/18. The decline covers a whole spectrum of programmes, from undergraduates, to masters, doctorates, foundation courses and diplomas. "Theology and Religious Studies has been on a downward trend in both applications and enrolment of undergraduate students from 2012/13 onwards,"...
  • Long Island University to ditch ‘Blackbirds’ nickname: It’s ‘offensive’ and ‘racist’

    05/15/2019 7:58:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 14, 2019 | Greg Piper
    Long Island University-Brooklyn will be scrapping its 84-year-old mascot/nickname of “Blackbirds” this fall as a result of an athletics program merger with its Post campus. But that’s not all: LIU President Kimberly Cline noted she “had heard” the nickname name “is an offensive racist mascot,” according to the New York Post. At the end of March, Cline had told a group of a dozen concerned LIU-Brooklyn alumni that “Blackbirds” was to be replaced “for a few reasons.”
  • From Indoctrination to Education: Salvaging the University

    05/10/2019 4:42:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 10, 2019 | Ted McCallister and Bruce Frohnen
    The promise of higher education has become a trap for tens of millions of Americans. The promise: Every one of us and our children could go to college, earn a degree, and set off on a good career, secure in the knowledge that we had gained the tools necessary for a productive life. The trap: Years (usually more than the advertised four) of indoctrination in the classroom and, more harshly, the dormitories, followed by decades of crushing debt, all made far worse by the realization that our degrees have qualified us for very little. It wasn’t always like this. Supporters...
  • Yale suspended male student because of condom accident: Title IX lawsuit

    05/08/2019 6:42:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 8, 2019 | Alexander Pease
    When accuser ‘froze,’ accused student should have stopped, Yale argues An accused student is suing Yale University for concluding that the brief absence of a condom “during an otherwise consensual encounter” was sexual assault. “John Doe” alleges that “gender bias was a motivating factor” in the decision against him by Dean of the College Marvin Chun, which resulted in his suspension.
  • Nearly 200 universities encourage, facilitate segregation among students of color: report

    05/06/2019 9:14:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | ZACHARY PETRIZZO
    The National Association of Scholars recently released a study documenting the voluntary racial segregation of students of color on nearly 200 college campuses across the country. The association has coined this trend “neo-segregation,” and noted in its report its rise returns college campuses to the “separate but equal” façade of the Jim Crow segregation era. “The time has come to bring down the curtain on neo-segregation the way that the Supreme Court in Brown and the Civil Rights Movement brought down the curtain on the old forms of segregation,” the report states. The 216-page report is the result of two years...