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  • TRENDING: Universities teach students and employees to yell ‘Ouch!’ when they are offended

    03/16/2017 8:59:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 16, 2017 | William Nardi
    University of Arizona wants to ‘maximize free speech in the classroom’ The correct way to tell a classmate he said something offensive is to say “ouch,” and his correct response, “oops.” The University of Arizona’s College of Humanities is offering such “suggestions” to faculty in a new 20-page handbook titled Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom, credited to Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Jesús Trevińo.
  • Faculty guide: Make class a 'safe space' with 'oops/ouch' method

    03/14/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 14, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A University of Arizona classroom dialogue guide encourages professors to use the “Oops/ouch method,” where students who are offended in class say “ouch” and the offender responds with “oops.” The guide, published by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, provides outlines for how to encourage discussion about diversity in the classroom, explaining that “diversity poses both challenges and opportunities for a college campus.”
  • Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities

    03/14/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/13/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Macomb Community College enforces a speech code that would warrant a “yellow light” rating for being unreasonably restrictive of students' free expression rights in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s “Spotlight” database of schools. MCC escaped the label only because FIRE, the civil liberties organization that litigates for campus First Amendment rights nationally, only includes four-year institutions in its database. But when Michigan Capitol Confidential asked the organization about the speech codes of several Michigan community colleges, it decided to take a look. FIRE’s “Spotlight” database ranks how four-year institutions treat students’ rights to free speech and expression. Schools...
  • California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

    03/13/2017 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | by Melanie Mason
    Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers are poised to propose what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. “Lower-income students … are able to many times, through our great programs in California, get help to pay for tuition. But they’re still graduating with a tremendous amount of debt,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who is spearheading the plan. “The cost of living, the books, the transportation — that’s [what] we really need to tackle.” Under the new plan,...
  • Real Class Credit for Taking 'Fake News' Course at University of Michigan

    03/13/2017 5:11:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The University of Michigan announced last week a course designed to teach students to fight back against so-called fake news. The course, titled “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction,” will be taught in fall 2017 as a project of U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the U-M Library. The term “fake news” has appeared as a fluid label since the presidential election by both left-leaning media outlets and President Donald Trump. “The University of Michigan Library, which has a long record of improving the way students go about finding, evaluating and using...
  • UCF spending millions on 'lazy river,' mini golf for athletes

    03/10/2017 12:00:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 10, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Central Florida announced Monday that it plans to build a state-of-the-art athletics complex with an actual “lazy river” at a cost of well over $20 million. Apart from the “lazy river” surrounded by palm trees, the $25 million facility will feature a $1 million sports-nutrition center, a cabana area, and even a miniature golf course, all intended to create a “place for athletes to relax, recover, and get to know each other,” according to Director of Athletics Danny White.
  • Another campus, another speaker, another riot

    03/05/2017 12:13:50 PM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 5, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of students rioted at Middlebury College in Vermont this week, preventing a respected libertarian scholar from speaking and leaving one female professor in a neck brace. Charles Murray was invited by the American Enterprise Institute Club on campus to discuss his book, “Coming Apart,” which chronicles the struggles facing the white working class in the United States. However, a mob first protested and later assaulted both Murray and Professor Allison Stanger.
  • California State Employee Played Games, Watched Videos Online During Work Hours: Audit

    03/04/2017 1:16:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 2, 2017
    Report finds widespread misuse of state resources and other improprietiesA Fresno State University employee was paid an estimated $22,000 for time he was playing online games and watching YouTube videos at work, according to a state auditor's report released Thursday. The case was one of 10 highlighted in the report on investigations into improper activities by state employees during the second half of last year. The state employees, who were investigated after whistleblower tips, cost the state nearly $40,000 through misuse of state resources, improper payments and other issues, according to the report. The report also identified instances where state...
  • Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

    03/03/2017 9:39:20 PM PST · by 198ml · 35 replies
    When President Obama came into the White House eight years ago, he promised a "New Era of Responsibility." It didn't work out that way, particularly for student loans, leaving President Trump with a huge mess to clean up. In fact, when it comes to borrowing for college, students are being utterly irresponsible. A recent survey by LendEDU of 500 current college students found that 49.8% of them think that the federal government will forgive their loans after they graduate.
  • Official ‘Bias Response’ Enforcers Stifle Michigan Universities

    02/28/2017 5:34:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Three of Michigan’s top public universities have what they call “Bias Response Teams,” which means around 121,000 college students in the state are subject to what often can be an arbitrary review of free speech by school administrators. That’s the conclusion of a recent survey by the civil liberties group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, commonly called “FIRE.” Universities implement bias reporting systems so students, faculty, or staff can anonymously report conduct or speech that’s considered offensive or concerning but not necessarily a violation of school policy or the law. For instance, “microaggressions,” which refers to intentional or unintentional...
  • Cal State lecturer suspended for hitting College Republicans member

    02/27/2017 9:43:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A faculty member at California State University, Fullerton has been suspended after striking a College Republicans member during a campus protest earlier this month. The altercation occurred Feb. 8 as pro-Palestine students and counter-protesters marched peacefully through campus. Anthropology part-time lecturer Eric Canin reportedly approached the group of counter-protesters — many of them being CSUF College Republicans members — and tried to rip a sign out of a student’s hand. Mr. Canin was accused of then striking another student who tried to step between them. The group’s president, Chris Boyle, said he witnessed the hit and proceeded to restrain Mr....
  • University of Washington Writing Guru Declares American Grammar ‘Racist’

    02/25/2017 5:23:14 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    heatst ^ | February 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    The chief writing instructor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is trying to dismantle the rules of grammar because he believes they are racist—and the college has given its endorsement to his campaign. Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.” “Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school,...
  • White Power Donald Trump Rap Song Has Nation Outraged At New Racist Administration!

    02/24/2017 3:25:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    White Power Donald Trump Rap Song Has Nation Outraged At New Racist Administration! **warning language**
  • Watters Confronts Prof. Who Said 'People Are Going to Die' Due to Trump's Election (video)

    02/23/2017 9:13:26 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 73 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 19, 2017 10:47 a.m. | As seen on Watters' World by Fox News Insider
    "I am not sympathetic to the white voters who make over $50,000 a year and said that, 'We are going to vote for Trump.' Those people I am not sympathetic to, and I do not believe that you have to open your heart to them," he said. "If you are a person of color in this room, if you are a woman in this room, you do not have to open your heart to them."
  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 12:50:22 AM PST · by Hadean · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    The Writing Center at the University of Washington is telling students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. A press release put out by the University of Washington’s Writing Center argues that “there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” and that pressure to conform to proper American grammar standards perpetuate systems of racism. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” claims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of...
  • Ernst and Young drops degree classification threshold for graduate recruitment

    02/20/2017 6:48:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    World University Rankings ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Chris Havergal
    One of the UK’s biggest graduate recruiters is to remove degree classification from the entry criteria for its hiring programmes, having found “no evidence” that success at university was correlated with achievement in professional qualifications. Accountancy firm Ernst and Young, known as EY, will no longer require students to have a 2:1 degree and the equivalent of three B grades at A level to be considered for its graduate programmes.
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

    02/20/2017 1:37:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 118 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Rob Shimshock
    An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.'” The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people...
  • Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

    02/16/2017 10:09:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    AP ^ | February 16, 2017
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government is demanding free tuition for black students. The Associated Students Of Madison adopted a resolution ... demanding free access, tuition and housing for all black people, including former inmates. UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas says university officials are reviewing the resolution.
  • THE RAPE AND SLAVERY THAT NO CAMPUS WILL CONDEMN ( Georgetown : DC : Islam )

    02/14/2017 5:47:05 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slavery and rape aren’t wrong when Muslims do it. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody." "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her.” These views don’t come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor. ... defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody,” Jonathan Brown explained ......
  • “Punch a Zionist Today,” McGill Student Representative Urges

    02/09/2017 7:08:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    B'nai Brith Canada ^ | 2/9/2017 | Aidan Fishman
    Igor Sadikov, a member of the Legislative Council and Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), is facing calls for his resignation after advising followers to “punch a Zionist today” on Twitter. Sadikov, a prominent supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement at McGill, is also a former news editor of The McGill Daily, the campus newspaper that “maintains an editorial line of not publishing pieces which promote a Zionist worldview.” “This is clear incitement to violence, which should not be tolerated on the part of any student, let alone a student...
  • Campus Conservative Group Rejected Because It Makes Liberal Students Feel ‘Unsafe’

    02/06/2017 7:12:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/17 | Eric Owens
    The student senate at Santa Clara University rejected a petition to form a campus chapter of Turning Points USA, a conservative activism group, because opponents of the group complained that its presence would make them feel “unsafe” — and because of the “mood” on campus since Donald Trump was elected president.A full-time school employee also primed Santa Clara student senators with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation associating Turning Points USA with vile, fringe white supremacist groups.The rejection occurred on Thursday night during a meeting of the Associated Student Government at the Jesuit bastion in the thick of Silicon Valley.
  • Berkeley Mayor Justifies Riots [semi-satire]

    02/04/2017 2:45:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    While Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin expressed regret that "the anger of those opposed to allowing a hateful white nationalist may have been a little too exuberant, we must acknowledge their constitutional right to prevent the airing of unacceptable views on the University campus." Breitbart reporter Milo Yiannopoulos' sold-out speech had to be canceled when 150 masked men went on a rampage blocking traffic, vandalizing the University, attacking police, and assaulting individuals who came to hear the speech. President Trump's post-riot suggestion that "the suppression of free speech at a heavily-subsidized public university raises questions about the continued federal role in...
  • The Catholic Church You Never Heard Of

    01/30/2017 2:57:45 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2017 | Iohanan A. Carvalho
    As I was growing up, I lost my faith in both God and the Church.  There are many things that made me lose my faith, among them terrible stories I heard about the Catholic Church’s past. Most of today’s pagan youth imagine people being burnt at the stake whenever they hear people talk about Catholicism.  They are wrong, but it’s not their fault.  The Church’s enemies, among them the communists, have spread lies about the history of the Church and the content of the faith. One thing they never told you, and the mainstream media simply won’t tell you, I assume,...
  • Former Ariz. Gov. Napolitano hospitalized due to side effects from cancer treatment

    01/17/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 24 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...