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  • 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
    Madison.com ^ | 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...
  • Public university funds students’ DACA renewal application fees

    10/12/2017 1:24:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 12, 2017 | by DREW VAN VOORHIS
    San Diego State University has set aside a large chunk of money to pay for its students’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application renewal fees. Officials at the the public university allocated $130,000 to fund the renewal application fees, which run $495 apiece. “This is a one time funding allocation not to exceed $130,000 and will be given to the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team. This could fund up to 262 student DACA renewals which we are told by the University would be sufficient,” D. Hayden Willis, vice president of financial affairs at SDSU, wrote in a Sept. 25 memo...
  • British Professor Shows "Sex Change Regret" is Rising, University Takes Away His Funding

    10/01/2017 7:02:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2017 | Timothy Meads
    The Telegraph U.K. reports that Bath Spa University initially approved a professor’s research grant to study “de-transitioning” transgendered individuals, but revoked the money after surprising early results in the study were deemed “politically incorrect” by the ethics committee.“De-transitioning” is the term used to describe the process in which individuals operationally change their sex choice back to their biological sex after regretting a transgender reassignment surgery.Professor James Caspian is a psychotherapist whose specialty is transgendered individuals.In 2014, Caspian had a conversation with Professor Diroslav Djordjevic that sparked curiosity.  Djordjevic is the “world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon.”Djordjevic mentioned to Caspian interesting empirical...
  • There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop

    10/01/2017 6:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 1 2017 | E.T. Williams
    There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop
  • Hotline, Rapid Response Network to Aid County’s Undocumented Immigrants

    09/20/2017 9:13:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Dena Behar
    The Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition launched a rapid response network and hotline for immigrants last week in an effort to “stand in solidarity with undocumented immigrants.” Volunteers who are part of the network will respond to calls from people in the area if they are being pursued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and are facing arrest, detention or deportation. When called, a team of volunteers will arrive at the scene or otherwise document the event, including a description of the persons arrested, the identification of law enforcement agencies present at the arrest, the location where the person...
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • UC system to receive $1M from state to support undocumented students

    09/13/2017 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    UC Berkeley Daily Californian ^ | September 13, 2017 | BY HARINI SHYAMSUNDAR
    The University of California will receive $1 million in additional funding from the state to support its DREAM Loan Program for undocumented students. According to the press release, the DREAM Loan Program helps many undocumented UC students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, to finance their college education. “Young Dreamers make exceptional contributions to UC and to the nation,” UCOP said in its Tuesday press release. “They embody the American Dream and represent the best of our country.”
  • Gender studies prof rips down 9/11 memorial posters

    09/12/2017 12:48:03 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 09, 2016 | Peter Van Voorhis
    Members of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Saddleback College had their 9/11 memorial posters ripped down and shredded by the chair of the school’s History department. According to The New Guard, the students were participating in the Young America’s Foundation “9/11: Never Forget” project, which involves planting 2,977 American flags to remember the lives lost 15 years ago on 9/11, when they were accosted by the professor, who proceeded to rip down their posters and direct them to confine their activities to one of the “free speech areas” on campus.
  • University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

    09/11/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Talia Richman
    University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke defended his decision to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at the school’s fall commencement, even as dozens of students protested against the invitation Monday and hundreds more signed a petition demanding he change his mind. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore, said students should reserve judgment on the controversial member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Hosting DeVos, he said, is “in the best tradition of the university.” Dozens of students participated in a “class walk out” demonstration Monday afternoon, the first of two protests planned for today. UB junior Tracy...