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  • University loses fight for Christian law school, SC rules limits on religious freedom 'reasonable'

    06/15/2018 5:33:45 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 22 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/15/18 | Kathleen Harris
    "Supreme Court of Canada says 7-2 decision will ensure open access for LGBT students" A B.C.-based evangelical Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it's "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the majority of justices found the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario have the power to refuse accreditation based on Trinity Western University's so-called community covenant. The mandatory covenant binds students to a strict code...
  • LGBT rights vs. religious freedom: top court ruling on Trinity Western case today (Canada)

    06/15/2018 6:23:25 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 7 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/15/18 | Kathleen Harris
    The Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a landmark ruling Friday in a closely-watched case that weighs religious freedom against LGBT rights. The judgment effectively could determine whether Trinity Western University (TWU) — a private, evangelical Christian post-secondary institution — can operate a law school at its Langley, B.C. campus. Law societies in B.C., Nova Scotia and Ontario have refused to accredit Trinity's program, arguing that the school's "community covenant" — which requires students to abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage — discriminates against LGBT people. In B.C. and Nova Scotia, the courts have sided with TWU, ruling the university...
  • Air Force's 'most wanted deserter' discovered working on Janet Napolitano's staff

    06/13/2018 8:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    he former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, managed to overlook the Air Force deserter with top-security clearance on her staff who has been a "most-wanted" fugitive for 35 years. Nanette Asimov and Megan Cassidy report in the San Francisco Chronicle: Employees in the University of California president's office in Oakland knew their former colleague Tim O'Beirne as the personable, brainy number-cruncher for the UC system's vast health benefits program. They were stunned Tuesday to learn that the Air Force has identified him as William Howard Hughes Jr., a captain with top-secret clearance who vanished in 1983....
  • The 10 best universities in the world

    06/12/2018 8:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/12/2018 | Abigail Hess
    As the 2018 school year comes to a close, people around the world are looking ahead to 2019 — and this means new college rankings. Every year, college students and college grads alike pore over college rankings to see where their schools landed. These rankings attempt to highlight universities that do an excellent job of educating students and producing ground-breaking research. UK-based higher education analytics company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) analyzed data from 1,000 of the world's best universities and found that while American institutions continue to dominate, there are several schools beyond the U.S. that crack the top 10 universities...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...
  • The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

    06/02/2018 2:33:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies
    www.intellectualtakeout.org ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jon Miltimore
    There is no doubt that the human costs of this rise are severe: Some 44 million Americans currently carry nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and the delinquency rate is 11 percent. There are various reasons for surging costs, but the primary one is the remarkable expansion of university administration in recent decades. As Paul Campos, a law professor at the University of Colorado, wrote in the New York Times a few years ago: “According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was...
  • Against Higher Education

    05/30/2018 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Mafe · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | John Stossel
    Today, all Americans are told, "Go to college!" President Obama said, "College graduation has never been more valuable." But economist Bryan Caplan says that most people shouldn't go. "How many thousands of hours did you spend in classes studying subjects that you never thought about again?" he asks. Lots, in my case. At Princeton, I learned to live with strangers, play cards and chase women, but I slept through boring lectures, which were most of them. At least tuition was only $2,000. Now it's almost $50,000. "People usually just want to talk about the tuition, which is a big deal,...
  • I’m So Old I Remember When the University of Michigan Was a Great School

    05/22/2018 4:53:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-18 | MOTUS
    I’m so old I remember when the University of Michigan was renowned for it’s STEM programs. Clearly this is not your patriarch’s university anymore. Even if that wasn’t a sexist comment.Summary: Everything wrong with higher education in 2 tweets - or as the Instapundit might say - SHOT:CHASER:As my contribution to the ever escalating price of college credentials I am offering this complimentary course in Gender Studies from the University of Michigan for FREE! I can’t guarantee you a $100k job at the university of your choice but I will guarantee you a better education than you will get for...
  • For class of 2018, it's the best job market in a decade

    05/17/2018 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 17, 2018 | By JILLIAN HARDING
    Congratulations, class of 2018 -- you've hit the jackpot, graduating into the strongest job market in a decade, according to CareerBuilder. Around 80 percent of companies surveyed by the jobs site said they plan to hire college grads this year, up from 60 percent in 2008. Another plus for new grads? More than half of employers surveyed cite starting salaries of $40,000 or more. As for the most sought-after degrees or majors, business topped the rankings with more than a third of companies surveyed looking to hire grads with that major. Around 22 percent of companies are seeking candidates with...
  • America's Largest Catholic University Hosts Event Glorifying Polyamory, Open Relationships

    05/17/2018 9:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    America's largest Catholic University hosted an event last week that featured a discussion reportedly glorifying open relationships and polyamory, concepts that violate Catholic teachings. Last Thursday, DePaul University in Chicago hosted the event "Polyamory Pause: A Dialogue on Open Relationships and Polyamory," which was hosted by the school's LGBTQIA+ Resource Center. Polyamory is a relationship construct where partners can have multiple sexual partners with the consent of all partners involved. According to the conservative website Campus Reform, discussion at the event included a wide number topics related to non-monogamous love and lust. According to a flyer that was photographed and...
  • No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College

    05/16/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a “Day of Absence,” have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators’ efforts to shift gears. Students at the Olympia, Washington-based public school have organized a three-day “Day of Absence” observance that includes a mix of events on and off campus. Some gatherings are advertised as open to all skin colors and others ask that only POC, or People of Color, attend. A poster hung at the school obtained...
  • University course seeks to transform ‘white culture’ of ‘meritocracy’ (Colorado)

    05/11/2018 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Douglas Ernst
    **SNIP** A new “Witnessing Whiteness” workshop in the Centennial State encourages participants to form groups that can “dismantle the systems of white supremacy that support current structures of inequity.” The 11-part series, first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, was created by Shelly Tochluk, who is also known in academic circles for organizing the “Unmasking Whiteness” conference. Indicators of “white culture” include “individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, productivity, [and] extreme exploitation of labor/resources for profit,’” an online workshop document tells readers.
  • Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

    05/10/2018 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UCLA Daily Bruin ^ | May 10, 2018 | BY CELIA JANES
    Expert panelists said at an event Tuesday that environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color, and that promoting racial diversity among environmental science researchers could help address the issue. The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice, featuring a panel of environmental justice advocates from Los Angeles. ECC aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism, said Liliana Epps, a second-year gender studies student and member of ECC who helped host the event. Epps said environmental racism and injustice refer to disproportionate allocations of environmental resources. For example, pollutants tend to affect...
  • Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence from Search Warrants in Hassan Case (St Kates)

    05/08/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A motion filed by lawyers representing the woman accused of starting fires on the campus of St. Catherine University seeking to suppress evidence obtained as a result of search warrants has been denied by a federal court judge. In early February, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a three-count indictment of Tnuza Jamal Hassan, charging her with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, making a false statement to the FBI and arson. The charges came in connection to fires that were set at St. Kate's on Jan. 17, including inside a building that housed a day...
  • At UC Berkeley, a squirrel ran for student Senate and won - driving some people nuts

    04/27/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Teresa Watanabe
    The candidate for a seat in the UC Berkeley student Senate promised safe spaces for squirrels, better access to acorns and support groups for those experiencing habitat loss. His name was Furry Boi, he campaigned in a squirrel suit and he attracted immediate attention. "omg i love him he's so cute," Iris Melody Xu, a UC Berkeley student, wrote on Furry Boi's Facebook page. "Finally, a candidate I can get behind," someone else wrote. But when the character that sophomore Stephen Boyle had created as a joke actually won one of the Associated Students of the University of California's 20...
  • Students target frats for 'cultural appropriation' (no more Toga Parties)

    04/27/2018 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Student senators at the University of Washington-Seattle recently introduced a bill that would require fraternities to prevent "cultural appropriation" during social gatherings. [Snip] ... the bill is necessary because many "mainstream [fraternity] celebrations further perpetuate stereotypes minority groups have to face," adding that they contribute to the "harm that minority students face" on campus.
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change

    04/19/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jon Parrett PhD
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. Moths exposed to increasing temperatures were found to produce more eggs and have better offspring survival when the population had more males competing for mating opportunities (three males for every female). The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate change and increase adaptation rates within a changing environment. This could improve understanding of how changing environments might affect...
  • Who is the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'?

    04/18/2018 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jody Murray
    The Fresno State English professor who lashed out at the late Barbara Bush, calling the former first lady an "amazing racist," has made a mark as an author writing about her personal life and Arab-American heritage. Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978, according to her Wiki page, to an Egyptian-Greek mother and Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, then returned with her family to the U.S. in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War. According to Fresno State officials, Jarrar has been on leave this semester from the university, where her instruction includes creative writing. "Many...
  • California’s Higher Ed Diversity Problem

    04/10/2018 8:07:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    NPR - WAMU 88.5 ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Claudio Sanchez
    In 1996, right after voters in California banned affirmative action in employment and college admissions, minority student enrollment at two and four-year institutions plummeted. What has happened since though, is pretty remarkable. Of the 2.8 million students attending college in California today, two out of three come from racially and ethnically diverse populations. The most eye-popping increase in enrollment has been among Latinos. They now make up 43 percent of all college students in California. Twenty-six percent are white, followed by Asian and Pacific Islanders at 16 percent and African Americans at 6 percent. Business, education and civil rights groups...
  • Make CU Great Again

    04/06/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the many ironies or paradoxes of life in academia is that freedom of speech never is more complex than when it is discussed by people who speak for a living. "In the spring semester of 2017, I was teaching a graduate level course on 'Gender Issues in Education,'" Elizabeth J. Meyer writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Since my research has included studying bullying and harassment and school climate issues, I work very intentionally the first day of class to set up an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment that includes...