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  • How the University of South Florida Managed to Dupe the Department of Education: Part Two

    02/28/2018 4:42:28 AM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 7 replies
    Fox13News ^ | August and September 2015 | Tina Jensen
    Part II: Missed Opportunities As the investigation continues into the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, we are learning about missed opportunities to save 17 lives. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accused of "incompetence and neglect of duty", has been asked to step down. Resource Officer Scot Peterson, whose job it was to provide security and crime prevention services to the school, was accused of “hiding” while innocents who did not have his officer training were gunned down. The truth of the matter is that the tragedy at Parkland was facilitated by the omissions of others. This is how we begin...
  • How the University of South Florida Managed to Dupe the Department of Education

    02/26/2018 2:36:13 AM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2015 | Tina Jensen
    In the aftermath of 17 students and teachers being gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, schools, colleges, and universities are reevaluating campus safety and taking a closer look at their active-shooter protocols. There are questions about how this could have happened when there were so many signs for earlier detection. In a three-part series, we will examine a local well-publicized case involving the University of South Florida where an incident was detected at the Tampa campus but went unreported by the USF police department and how the failure to take appropriate action could have just...
  • Disrupt the Left's Academic monopoly (something good happening at CU Boulder)

    02/21/2018 9:34:16 AM PST · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 2.21.18 | Colorado Springs Gazette staff
    Headlines about liberal bias in higher education read like "The sun rises in the east." A weekend headline in the Boulder Daily Camera said "CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives." The story analyzed a Pew Research study that showed right-of-center support for higher education dropping 18 points in just the past two years, with 58 percent of Republicans saying education has a negative impact on the country. Only 19 percent of Democrats feel the same. "CU administration is well-aware of the study's findings and agrees the results are a troubling sign of the times that...
  • Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

    02/13/2018 11:27:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By JOY RESMOVITS
    Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding. The deadline to apply for aid through the California Dream Act is March 2, just about two weeks away. As of Monday, 19,141 students had applied. That's a little more than half of last year's total. "We're 20,000 students behind," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state...
  • Harvard makes climate pledge to end fossil fuel use

    02/07/2018 6:36:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Harvard Gazette ^ | February 6, 2018 | by Colin Durrant
    A new Harvard University climate action plan, announced by Harvard President Drew Faust today, clears an ambitious path forward to shift campus operations further away from fossil fuels. The plan includes two significant science-based targets to reduce emissions dramatically: a long-term goal to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, and a short-term one to be fossil-fuel-neutral by 2026. The plan builds on Harvard’s previous 10-year climate goal, achieved in 2016, to reduce on-campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, despite a square footage increase of 12 percent during that period. Following this milestone, Faust appointed a climate change task force composed of...
  • Ohio State Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Measure

    01/27/2018 6:36:03 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 27, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Secret ballot votes rammed through in 11th hour The Undergraduate Student Government at Ohio State University has come under sharp criticism for a rushed, irregular secret ballot vote Wednesday night that rammed through a resolution in support of an anti-Israel boycott. A six-hour long meeting culminated in a half-hour of rapid-fire amendments to the "Resolution to Establish a Committee to Investigate OSU's Investments in Companies Complicit in Human Rights Violations." As the USG was being expelled from the room at midnight, two secret ballot votes were quickly cast within minutes—the first attempt returned more ballots than senators present—and it was...
  • ‘Feminist Science’ event teaches researchers how to do ‘socially just science’

    01/24/2018 9:00:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 24, 2018 | by WILLIAM NARDI
    Scientific inquiry has long been considered a stalwart of observation and objectivity, but one effort underway by some researchers prioritizes applying a “critical social justice lens into science,” according to an upcoming event at UC Santa Cruz. The event, what organizers dubbed “Feminist Science,” describes the effort as a method that infuses social justice, inclusion and equality into science to advance progressive social change. The workshop is hosted by Free Radicals, described as “a collective that envisions an open and responsible science that works toward progressive social change.” The mission of the Free Radicals is to enact political and social...
  • Course uses 'Pyramid of White Supremacy' to teach diversity

    01/19/2018 8:41:21 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 43 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Kassy Dillon
    A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a “Pyramid of White Supremacy” to help teach students about diversity and “cultural competence.” “Avoiding confrontation with racist family members” and “remaining apolitical” make up the base, which is deemed critical for more egregious things like mass killings and genocide.
  • Federal judge presses University of Iowa on singling out religious student organization (Iowa)

    01/18/2018 8:34:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 01/18/2018 | The Gazette
    A federal court judge who will decide whether the University of Iowa discriminated in deregistering a faith-based student organization asked UI attorneys Thursday if the institution has taken steps to ensure it is applying standards equally to all groups. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose pressed UI attorney George Carroll, specifically, on whether UI has addressed allegations it unequally enforced its human rights policy by deregistering Business Leaders in Christ for barring an openly-gay student. The student organization — which goes by BLinC — has argued other UI groups limit membership and leadership to those who agree with their ideals...
  • Will Universities Embrace Freedom, or Censor Ideas?

    A teacher’s assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada was chastised after she showed a video of two professors from the University of Toronto, Jordan Peterson and Nicholas Matte, debating the use of gender-specific pronouns. She was teaching on that subject in a communications class. The university president has offered an apology. Lindsay Shepherd, the TA in question, was called into a meeting with staff and faculty. She secretly recorded the meeting. She told them, in part: "I don’t see how someone would rationally think it was threatening. I could see how it might challenge their existing ideas. But for...
  • College Women Are Far Less Likely To Be Raped Than Their Working Class Counterparts

    12/21/2017 11:04:59 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alice B. Lloyd
    Women are more likely to have been sexually assaulted by the age of 44 if they didn’t go to college, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. The study, spearheaded by sociology professor and researcher William Axinn, found that the risk of “experiencing forced intercourse” is more than 2.5 times greater for women who’ve attended little or no college. After more than six years’ intense focus on a purported campus rape crisis, Axinn’s study exposes the Obama administration’s Title IX regime for the elitist and politically-motivated overcorrection it was. Axinn and his team analyzed data from the...
  • Analysis: Dems get 95% of donations from University Nebraska Lincoln faculty

    12/06/2017 1:23:19 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 12/6/17 | Kyle Perisic
    Over the last three election cycles, a whopping 95 percent of political donations from University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) employees have gone to Democrats. The disparity is even greater than suggested by voter registration records, which show that more than 50% of professors across 7 major departments identify as Democrats. The university has been desperately disputing allegations that it is hostile to conservatives ever since a group of professors harassed a student while she recruited for her TPUSA club in August.
  • Amid cuts and employee layoffs, George Washington U. spends $500K on president’s welcome ceremonies

    12/05/2017 4:11:34 AM PST · by x1stcav · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/5/17 | Tom Joyce
    George Washington University recently spent half a million dollars inaugurating its new president over a three-day period, a price tag that comes after recent budget cuts and employee layoffs. When university president Thomas LeBlanc was sworn into office in November, the school spent about $500,000 on a three-day series of events, according to The GW Hatchet, the campus newspaper. The schedule of events, according to the university’s website, included a student brunch, a ninety-minute inauguration ceremony, an “inaugural celebration,” an invitation-only dinner at the Library of Congress, and a faculty-only reception at the president’s home.
  • Prof curves flunkers - no such grade bump for achievers

    11/30/2017 7:53:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Find it here. ^ | 11-30-17 | Me, myself and I.
    Our daughter called last night from ESU (Enormous State University). Turns out she studied a lot for an econ test. Struggling as she is in the class, she EARNED a 71. The dippity doo-dah prof then announced the flunkers would get curves on their grades to increase them above D's and F's - but none for the higher achieving students.
  • Speaker at UConn’s ‘It’s OK To Be White’ event arrested after altercation

    11/28/2017 8:09:24 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | | Associated Press
    Lucian Wintrich’s speech Tuesday night was cut short when a girl in the audience appeared to take something off the podium he was using and then started to leave. Cellphone videos posted on Twitter show Wintrich running up to the girl and grabbing her before other audience members get involved. Police quickly stepped in and led Wintrich away. There was no immediate word on any potential charges. Wintrich is the White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit.
  • Harvard Business School professor: Half of American colleges will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years

    11/16/2017 4:08:23 AM PST · by x1stcav · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/15/2017 | Abigail Hess
    In his recent book, "The Innovative University," Christensen and co-author Henry Eyring analyze the future of traditional universities, and conclude that online education will become a more cost-effective way for students to receive an education, effectively undermining the business models of traditional institutions and running them out of business.
  • UW-Madison faculty ask campus to commit to climate action, carbon neutrality

    11/11/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Pat Schneider
    University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have adopted a resolution encouraging campus administrators to implement a plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-Madison Faculty Senate unanimously passed the resolution on Nov. 6, said sponsor, Kurt Paulsen, an associate professor in urban planning. The resolution encourages funding, creation and implementation of a campus-wide climate action plan with specific and measurable targets. Sustainability improvements on campus often require financial investments, Blank stressed. And investments in the campus’ state-owned buildings often requires state approval and funding, she said. Blank in closing quoted former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,...
  • Hate crime that sparked EMU protests deemed hoax

    10/28/2017 1:24:30 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies
    Leadership Insititue ^ | Oct 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    An alleged hate crime that sent Eastern Michigan University’s campus into racial unrest in has now been confirmed as a hoax by local authorities. As Campus Reform reported in September, students took to the streets to protest, and even blocked traffic at one point, in response to racist images found on campus, including “KKK” in red, white, and blue spray paint and “leave N*****s.” ... Now, M Live reports that officers have arrested 29-year-old Eddie Carlin, a black man who attended the institution for two years ...
  • Serving in the Military/ Punished by the University of Pennsylvania (Vanity)

    10/26/2017 9:14:24 AM PDT · by 2banana · 14 replies
    2banana | 10/26/2017 | 2banana
    Looking for some advice/guidance from the smart folks here. I have a child who is a junior at Penn State at State College and another child who is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (UPenn pre-med). I am currently deployed (National Guard) on a year-long US Army combat deployment with American and Afghan Special Forces in Afghanistan. My Penn State child decided to join the Pennsylvania National Guard to help pay for college and take a financial burden off our family. His dates for BASIC/AIT are Summer 2017 - Spring 2018. When we informed UPenn that Penn...
  • Student thespians tackle climate change in Theatre for Social Justice course

    10/18/2017 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | October 18, 2017
    If all the world’s a stage, Creighton University students in this semester’s Theatre for Social Justice course are learning ways art can help them leave that stage a little brighter, cleaner, better. Amy Lane, PhD, assistant professor and coordinator of Creighton’s theatre and dance programs, is teaching the Theatre for Social Justice class focused on climate change. It culminates in a performance of plays penned by internationally renowned playwrights and the students themselves. From sustainability in agriculture to ministering to climate refugees, the planned performances aim to touch on several different aspects of the crisis. Lane said students in the...