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  • Former Ariz. Gov. Napolitano hospitalized due to side effects from cancer treatment

    01/17/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 22 replies
    12 News KPNX ^ | 1/17/2017 | staff
    The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor, is in the hospital due to side effects from cancer treatment. UC said she was diagnosed with cancer at the end of August and her treatment is almost complete. She has continued to work at "full capacity," according to the university, while undergoing the treatment. Due to side effects, she was hospitalized Monday and is expected to be discharged this week, UC officials said.
  • U. Chicago offers $500 for ‘creative ways’ to fight city’s ‘perception of violence’

    01/07/2017 8:40:48 AM PST · by Hube · 81 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | College Fix Staff
    The University of Chicago’s admissions office is offering an incentive to its student tour guides: Come up with “a creative way to dispel the negative perception'” that the city is unsafe. The Chicago Maroon obtained a copy of the email Assistant Director of Admissions Colleen Belak had sent out to the guides. The student who provided the message asked to remain anonymous due to a “confidentiality policy.” In her email, Belak manages to toss in the name of the president-elect: “If you’ve paid attention to the national news (or Donald Trump’s tweets) over the last few months, you’ll notice that...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Biggest Snowflake Meltdowns on College Campuses in 2016

    12/31/2016 5:52:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Independent Journal Reivew ^ | 12/29/2016 | Antonia Okafor
    <p>2016 was the year of the college leftist going into a meltdown and hiding in their safe space.</p> <p>Republicans won the presidency, the House and the Senate in a political sweep that left both liberal professors and their students quivering. And because of that sweep, president-elect Donald Trump will be adding a conservative Supreme Court justice or two, or three.</p>
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • The End of the University?

    12/12/2016 12:21:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2016 | David Solway
    Anyone with a clear mind who has taught or studied at a university or whose children are currently enrolled in its troubled precincts knows that the academy has fallen on evil days. Preoccupied with “diversity,” “inclusiveness,” affirmative action, and equality of outcome regardless of input, universities have coddled students into a state of planular emotionalism -- “you are loved” and “all your emotions are real,” goes the mantra at Virginia Tech -- and rendered them incapable of grappling with anything that resembles an unfamiliar idea or an unanticipated event. Considering in addition the number of useless and cost-ineffective courses in...
  • Is Yale on the verge of changing its name? (University gets caught in its own trap)

    12/09/2016 8:28:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2016 | Ed Straker
    My alma mater, Yale University, embroiled in the latest PC controversy about the renaming of one of its dormitories, or residential colleges, named after John C. Calhoun, has announced a process under which students may petition to have the name of Calhoun College (or any other residential college) changed. One wonders however, if this will only be the beginning, rather than the end, because Yale itself is also named for someone connected to the slave trade, Elihu Yale. This is hardly a new development, politically speaking, for Yale. In my day there were fliers in big 50 point font screaming...
  • Stop Crying Or I’ll Give You Something To Cry About

    12/06/2016 6:28:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-6-2016 | MOTUS
    Of Mice and Men. Whoops, sorry – microaggresion! “Of mice and non-gender specific humanoids.” Today’s post is dedicated to the mice, aka Special Snowflakes.Let’s start with 49ers Quarterback Colin-take-a-knee-for-our-national-anthem-Kaepernick: oddly enough this special snowflake seems unable to play in the snow. He was benched in the 4th quarter Sunday as the snow came down in Chicago and he had managed to complete only 1 of 5 with four yards passing.Next, the snowflakes demanding their colleges be made “sanctuary campuses” for illegal aliens. George Washington University was one of the first to make this demand.  “The university must re-channel its resources...
  • Christian University Openly Promotes Abortion Clinic Partnership

    11/30/2016 7:38:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area's Planned Parenthood, according to several reports. The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic. "They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ," Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
  • University of Michigan walkout CRAZINESS!

    11/17/2016 11:43:20 AM PST · by jkos4freedom1 · 80 replies
    Here is a letter sent out to University of Michigan students from students4justice. This is my first post so bare with me:) "Placing us in the police’s care is an act of violence, especially for Black students."
  • Ivy league students petition for “sanctuary universities”

    11/16/2016 12:40:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    John Sexton wrote yesterday about the mayors of various “sanctuary cities” who are planning to defy the new president when it comes to cooperating with federal officials in deporting illegal immigrants. (At least until their funding gets cut off, anyway.) But if those plans fall through, there may be another opportunity for such criminals to evade the law. A group of students and faculty at Ivy League schools are petitioning to make their universities into similar sanctuaries. What could possibly go wrong? (Washington Post) Thousands of students, professors, alumni and others at elite schools including Harvard, Yale and Brown...
  • I am not a whiny college kid

    11/16/2016 7:12:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 85 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/16/16 | Beuger
    The election has been one of many emotions. It has been one of excitement and then of heartbreak and hopelessness for many. There have already been a lot of articles about students’ reactions to the results and I am with them in their disappointment. So, to deal with that feeling of disappointment and anger, I decided to go to the Ignite Your Right: Humanity Against Trump rally on Friday afternoon. The rally was similar to ones all over the country as college student protest Donald Trump being our next president. Fox News blasted college students for their reactions to the...
  • University of Rochester professor talks about controversial Facebook post (Pro-Trump)

    11/14/2016 4:09:45 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 36 replies
    whec.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jennifer Lewke
    http://www.whec.com/news/university-rochester-program-director-steps-down-following-controversial-facebook-post/4317259/?cat=565 A University of Rochester professor stepped down from his director position after posting a controversial statement on Facebook regarding the Presidential election. Ted Pawlicki resigned as the undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Computer Science on Friday. The story was first reported by student paper the Campus Times.
  • Univ. Of Michigan Law School Tries — And Fails — To Scrub Trump Trauma Play-Doh Event From Website

    11/13/2016 9:22:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    thedailycaller.com ^ | 11/12/16 | eric owens
    Staffers at the University of Michigan Law School scheduled a post-presidential election event entitled “Post-election Self-care with Food and Play.” The event, featuring Play-Doh, bubbles and Legos, has now apparently been canceled — possibly in response to heaps of ridicule. The “Post-election Self-care with Food and Play” event was scheduled to take place in Room 138 of Hutchins Hall on Michigan’s stunningly beautiful Law Quadrangle. University of Michigan webpage Google cache version
  • “This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!”

    11/11/2016 10:09:55 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    US Chronicle ^ | 11/11/16 | US Chronicle
    The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University gave a lecture to students they’ll never forget. Recently a student complained about a sermon that made him feel guilty and blamed the school for making students feel uncomfortable. This is not uncommon. Many universities now are so afraid of offending even one student, that political correctness has run amuck. However, this University is based on religion and so one would expect that discipline, good character and personal accountability would be a big part of the curriculum.
  • U. of Michigan Gives Students Play-Doh, Coloring Books to Cope With Trump

    11/10/2016 8:37:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    “People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.” There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • How to Reform the University System

    11/07/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | November 7 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    How would you reform the university system? How would you find a way to lower tuition and raise standards?
  • Did Anyone Here on FR Forgo Going To College and University?

    11/03/2016 10:50:18 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 116 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | November 3 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    Did anyone here on FR forgo going to college and university and end up all the better for it? I dropped out of college in 2006 right before I had my nervous breakdwon and after ten years of working on my business and other interests, I'm thinking of seeking out private tutoring instead of going back to a really expensive mainstream education system.
  • Can Trans Girls Be Sorority Girls?

    10/18/2016 10:33:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    cosmopolitan.com ^ | October 17, 2016 | Michelle Ruiz
    Iam the first transgender woman to rush sororities at the University of Michigan," Emily Kaufman captioned a selfie on Tumblr in September 2015, "and because I am representing trans people, looking cute is a must!" She wore her dark, naturally curly hair in a bob; a dainty silver necklace with starfish charms hung around her neck. Emily is bubbly and chatty and, as a sophomore, already had friends in a few of the sororities. After 18 years of what she calls “suppressed femininity,” Emily started coming out to friends and family during her freshman year; she’d spoken about her transition...
  • YouTube blacklists PragerU educational videos

    10/11/2016 3:00:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    We’ve worked quietly behind the scenes for months to resolve this, but YouTube’s censorship continues, leaving us with no option but to go public,” PragerU announced Tuesday on its Facebook page. Here’s a list of the 21 videos PragerU has requested YouTube remove immediately from restricted mode, some of which are directly related to higher education topics: Are The Police Racist? Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women? Why Did America Fight the Korean War? Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America? What ISIS Wants Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees? Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College? Islamic Terror:...
  • A professor is under fire after saying Black Lives Matter is as racist as the KKK

    10/09/2016 4:13:21 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    A college professor found himself in hot water after likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the racism of the Klu Klux Klan. ... University officials later issued statements denouncing the comments and distancing themselves from Muir. The professor has since taken leave, according to the university.
  • University distributes seven-page speech guide

    10/04/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    tudent leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions. Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Catholic Identity College Guide 2016v

    09/17/2016 5:29:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 10, 2016
    A look at 35 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities ... and features on the vocations such colleges bring and the renaming of a university for the Year of Mercy. Here is the complete guide from the Sept. 4, 2016, print edition. The complete list, with links to the schools: Aquinas College Augustine Institute Ave Maria University Avila Institute Belmont Abbey College Benedictine College Campion College Australia Catholic Distance University The Catholic University of America Christendom College DeSales University Divine Mercy University Donnelly College Franciscan University of Steubenville Holy Cross College International Theological Institute John Paul the Great Catholic University Pontifical...
  • Democrats Get 94 Percent Of Ivy League’s Political Donations, Study Reveals

    09/17/2016 5:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Almost 94 percent of donations by Ivy League university employees since 2012 have gone to Democrats, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The data analyzed by Campus Reform revealed that contributions to political campaigns from Ivy League employees have totaled almost $12 million since 2012. Just $1,283,151, or six percent, of the $11,688,209 in donations were given to political groups outside the Democratic Party.In this year’s election cycle, Democrats have received $3,536,424 in donations, compared to just $230,610 received by the GOP. That’s just 6.1 percent of the donations for the GOP.Harvard University has been the principal contributor to Democratic causes, with...
  • Mob of Yale students encircling professor and angrily demanding an apology over Halloween costumes

    09/16/2016 8:41:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    New videos have surfaced of a Yale professor being protested and yelled at by students for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive or racist Halloween costumes. The fallout of the email saw Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, and his wife Erika, a faculty member, resign from their positions at the university. The new videos, which appeared on The Federalist, give a greater insight into what the students were demanding from Christakis, and his defense that cultural appropriation on Halloween is permissible. Many students in the mob of almost 100 can be...
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Texas Judge Shoots Down Injunction to Delay Campus Carry

    09/08/2016 6:47:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2016, Two professors from the University of Texas, Austin and a Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor filled a lawsuit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.  The lawsuit makes a number of frivilous claims, including that the law is vague, the law violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  The arguments were childish, irrational, emotional rants.  Here is an example: 48. The Texas statutes and university policies that prohibit Plaintiffs from...
  • University of Nebraska students restricted by new 'respect' policy [Isaiah 29]

    09/02/2016 11:59:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 9/2/2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Calling the University of Nebraska Lincoln a place that "values acceptance," the institution kicked off the fall semester with its newly installed chancellor essentially telling new students they should not say or do things that might be offensive or cause people to feel disrespected, calling the stance "nonnegotiable." "We insist on a culture of respect, and we recognize that words and actions really matter," Chancellor Ronnie Green said during a speech at the new student convocation on Aug. 19. While suggesting the university values free speech and freedom of expression, Green – who took the helm of UNL this summer...
  • American student who was declared dead was kidnapped in China, made Kim Jong Un's personal tutor

    09/01/2016 10:49:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1 September 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    A US student who supposedly died in China in 2004 has reportedly turned up alive in North Korea after being kidnapped to serve as Kim Jong Un's personal tutor. David Sneddon of Brigham Young University disappeared in Yunnan Province aged 24, in what Chinese police said was probably a hiking accident. But the reality, according to Choi Sung-yong, head of South Korea's Abductees' Family Union, is that he was kidnapped to be an English tutor to the then-heir to North Korea Yahoo News Japan reported Wednesday.
  • Are Universities & Economic Growth Oxymoronic?

    09/01/2016 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 1, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It was while attending my alma mater--the University of Scranton--three and a half decades ago that I began questioning the economic value of universities. What intrigued me was "Da U" claiming that it helped fuel the local economy, even while America recovered from a recession and Scranton never did. Thirty-five years later, as America struggles through another Depression, and Scranton continues to lose large chunks of its population to more promising locales, "Da U" is still at it. On their web site they claim that: • "Each year, the University offers more than 100 free events to the public." This...
  • MU [University of Mizzou] changes bathroom labels to promote gender inclusivity

    08/30/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Missourian ^ | August 25, 2016 | M.P. White
    Many single-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as "unisex" will be re-labeled "toilet" by the time students return in August. The change to "toilet" will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled "shower" and "toilet," depending on the contents of the restroom.
  • A College Strikes Back Against Safe Spaces

    08/26/2016 9:25:40 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    If you want to be unquestionably affirmed and unchallenged in all your beliefs and views, don’t go to the University of Chicago. In a letter published by Intellectual Takeout, John Ellison, dean of students at the Chicago college, warns incoming students that there is no tolerance for the kind of student demands that have trended in recent years: Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from...
  • University of Chicago's warning to students following disruption by protesters

    08/25/2016 6:00:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Patrick Lion For Mailonline
    Students at the University of Chicago have been warned not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings in the wake of several disrupted events at the institution at the hands of protesters. University officials are said to have told first-year students starting in the fall of its commitment to freedom of expression, saying it wanted civility and mutual respect but that it would still seek out ideas or opinions that were unpopular. The move comes after three high-profile incidents this year in which speakers invited to the university were interrupted or shut down and amid a trend of increasing political...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • University To Students: You’re a Criminal If You Don’t Use Transgender Approved Language

    08/24/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don’t agree to use the pronouns — including ‘he’ or ‘she,’ ‘zir’ or ‘hir’ etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender. That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he “identifies” his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a “she,” or else be treated as a law-breaker.
  • Hillary Clinton's for-profit university problem

    08/23/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 23, 2016 | Drew Griffin, Curt Devine and Scott Zamost
    After Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Bill Clinton received $17.6 million in payments from a for-profit university. Since that time, another organization with a connection to that university received almost $90 million in grants from an agency that's part of the State Department.
  • [UPDATE:]Chancellor Modifies Course-Paintings to be Relocated(Uni. of Wisconsin-Stout Moves to C

    08/08/2016 7:29:44 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jas Chana
    The Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has announced two of three historic paintings depicting interactions between white traders and First Nations people are to be removed from public view because of their potentially "harmful effect" on students and other viewers. The paintings, which were commissioned under the Works Progress Administration and painted by artist Cal Peters in 1935, can be found in the University's Harvey Hall, a building currently undergoing major renovations. In preparation for the Hall's grand re-opening this fall, the paintings were to be restored by university art students under the direction of their professors. The restoration...
  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/03/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Politically correct tyranny is afoot at the University of Houston. I was recently made aware of a student at the university who was suspended for 50 days by the student government association and ordered to attend diversity training over a reference she made about the Black Lives Matter crowd. (She can still go to class but she can't participate in student government activities.) “#ForgetBlackLivesMatter; more like AllLivesMatter,” wrote Rohini Sethi, the vice president of the school’s student government association. Ms. Sethi wrote those words last month just a few hours after five Dallas police officers were assassinated. Her belief that...
  • Renaming Calhoun College still possible as Yale forms committee after outcry

    08/02/2016 5:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 08/02/2016 | Puppage
    Calhoun College’s name could still be changed, according to a message sent out Monday by Yale University President Peter Salovey. With the formation of a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, the door appears to be open to reconsidering the Yale Corporation’s decision not to rename the residential college, despite widespread anger among Yale students, alumni and faculty during the last academic year.
  • Carbondale, Illinois officer shot, transported to St. Louis

    08/01/2016 4:34:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WPSDLOCAL6.COM ^ | August 1, 2016 | By Krystle Callais
    CARBONDALE, IL - A Carbondale police officer was last reported in serious condition after being shot late Sunday evening. The Carbondale Police Department says around 11:38 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they determined gunshots were being fired. While driving toward the source of the gunshots, they saw a tan four-door car driving away from the scene. The officers started to pursue the tan car. During the chase, a suspect fired several gunshots from the tan car. The shots hit the police car and one of the officers inside. The...
  • 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

    07/29/2016 3:17:23 AM PDT · by knarf · 73 replies
    Election Central ^ | July 29, 2016
    So much time between now and then.
  • Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers

    07/23/2016 10:08:07 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On the off chance the US didn't already have a big enough problem thanks to a staggering $1.3 trillion in student loans which contrary to White House' claims, are crushing an entire generation under their interest expense weight, earlier today none other than billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he was entering the student loan business, when Amazon unveiled a partnership with Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm would offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers. In Amazon's latest attempt to entice shoppers into its premium Prime program, Wells Fargo will cut half a percentage point from its interest rate...
  • Wright State withdraws from presidential debate

    07/19/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September. WSU cited rising costs and security costs Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.: The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best. “I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone...
  • "Wright State withdraws from presidential debate" (Going to be held at liberal Hofstra instead)

    07/19/2016 11:53:58 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    “In light of Wright State University’s announcement of earlier today, the September 26, 2016 Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The Commission very much appreciates Wright State’s efforts. Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012. On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • freshman athlete who said he had 'wanted, consensual sex' with drunk sophomore won't be prosecuted

    07/15/2016 10:26:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 99 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 15 July 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    The University of Virginia (right), the location of the infamously fabricated gang-rape story printed in Rolling Stone last year, has found itself in the spotlight again thanks to another allegation of sexual assault - but this time the events surrounding the alleged rape are all too real. Sophomore volleyball player Haley Lind (left) believes she was raped at a UVA house party on August 22, 2015. The freshman athlete she was with swears it was all consensual. Both have been left distraught. And the UVA says there's just not enough evidence to do anything about it, The Washington Post reported.
  • 'Drunkorexia' is the newest trend to rise on college campuses

    07/03/2016 10:39:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A new dangerous eating disorder has been plaguing college campuses, a study has found. 'Drunkorexia' describes a behavior when a student will skip a meal or exercise excessively before drinking. They will then deliberately purge during or afterward. The main point of drunkorexia is to cut down on calories and instead save them for drinking. It's intent is also to increase a buzz when drinking.
  • ‘Our worst nightmare’: New legal filings detail reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape story

    07/03/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on Nov. 19, 2014, sent a tremor through the Charlottesville campus and beyond. Then, on Dec. 5, at 1:54 a.m., Erdely sent an e-mail to the magazine’s top-tier editors, Will Dana and Sean Woods, with a simple subject line: “Our worst nightmare.” The body of the message detailed how Erdely no longer trusted the primary source for the most striking anecdote in her article: a U-Va. junior...