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  • Students Storm the Field at Harvard-Yale Football Game to Protest Climate Change

    11/25/2019 8:17:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/25/2019 | Rick Moran
    The 136th edition of one of college football's oldest rivalries, the Harvard-Yale game, was disrupted by a couple of hundred students who stormed the field at halftime to protest climate change, delaying the start of the second half.The hour-long delay meant that the game, played at the Yale Bowl, finished in near darkness as the stadium has no lights installed. After two overtimes, Yale prevailed 50-43. Make no mistake: this ain't your granddaddy's Ivy League.ESPN: In a statement, the Ivy League referred to the protest as "regrettable." Yale said that while it "stands firmly for the right to free...
  • 42 charged after protest delays Harvard-Yale game

    11/24/2019 5:18:17 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 11 24 2019 | Stiff
    Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale. Students and alumni from both schools occupied the midfield of the Yale Bowl during Saturday’s halftime protest. Some held banners urging their colleges to act on climate change. Other signs referred to Puerto Rican debt relief and China’s treatment of Uighurs. Most protesters walked off after about an hour; those who remained were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. They were issued a court summons and released, according to a statement from Yale University. Actor Sam Waterston was among...
  • Yale shocker: 29.5 million illegal immigrants, 3X higher than Census number

    11/15/2019 12:08:11 AM PST · by Windflier · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The illegal immigrant population is as high as 29.5 million, far more than the 11 million accepted by experts and the government, according to an explosive new report from three Yale University experts. “Our results lead us to the conclusion that the widely accepted estimate of 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is too small. Our model estimates indicate that the true number is likely to be larger, with an estimated 95 percent probability interval ranging from 16.2 to 29.5 million undocumented immigrants,” said their report published by PLOS One, an academic journal. The authors from Yale School...
  • Robert Shiller: Recession Likely Years Away Due To Bullish Trump effect

    10/20/2019 4:56:40 PM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 20, 2019 | Stephanie Landsman
    Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes a recession may be years away due to a bullish Trump effect in the market. According to the Yale University professor, President Donald Trump is creating an environment that’s conducive to strong consumer spending, and it’s a major force that should hold off a recession. Before the markets can take-off, Shiller stresses President Trump needs to get past the impeachment inquiry. He sees this as the biggest threat to his optimistic forecast. Yet, he’s sticking with the idea that the economy and markets should have a lot of runway left for gains if President...
  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89

    10/14/2019 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2019 | Dinitia Smith
    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also — unusual for an academic — on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jeanne Bloom, who said he taught his last class at Yale University on Thursday.
  • He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he's homeless in Los Angeles

    09/17/2019 8:39:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Dan Simon
    Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few wrong turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he's living underneath a tarp in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. He's been told before that a smart and capable person like him should not be in this situation. "But I'm like, should anybody be here? Who should, then?" Pleasants said.
  • Graham promises Kavanaugh will not be impeached over 'scurrilous' allegations

    09/16/2019 2:02:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Mike Lillis
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh won't be impeached amid a new allegation of sexual misconduct. Graham defended Kavanaugh during a string of tweets, accusing Democrats of being "willing to ruin Justice Kavanagh's life for political gain." "As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I promise you Justice Kavanaugh will not be impeached over these scurrilous accusations," Graham tweeted. Republicans have rushed to defend Kavanaugh after The New York Times reported over the weekend that Max Stier, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party and...
  • Baby drama! CNN star Jeffrey Toobin offered Casey Greenfield money for abortion: (2010)

    08/22/2019 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 8, 2010 | staff
    Sunday could be a bittersweet first Mother's Day for Casey Greenfield. Greenfield is a pretty, ginger-haired, Yale-educated lawyer and writer who last March gave birth to a love child. The baby's father is married CNN star and best-selling New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin. (Casey's father is esteemed political pundit Jeff Greenfield.) Ever since we broke the news of her pregnancy, Casey has remained silent about the baby drama. But now some of her friends are fed up with what they claim is less-than-gallant behavior on Toobin's part. ... In 2008, when Greenfield became pregnant, and when she told Toobin the...
  • Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ‘Medical Exams’ on Students at Offshore Research

    08/21/2019 8:17:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 8/21/19 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Full title: Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ‘Medical Exams’ on Students at Offshore Research Site A former Yale professor and student advisor allegedly sexually assaulted and performed depraved genital and rectal ‘exams’ on several student research assistants throughout his career, investigators revealed this week.Dr. D. Eugene Redmond — a Yale School of Medicine psychiatry professor of 44 years — sexually assaulted five students at a research location on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, according to an independent investigation carried out by former U.S. Attorney Diedre Daly.Daly’s damning 54-page report only scratches the surface, the New York Postreported, as Redmond stands accused of sexually...
  • Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories

    08/02/2019 7:49:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 127 replies
    College Fix ^ | JULY 30, 2019 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR •JULY 30, 2019 ‘The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’ David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling it a “beautiful idea” that has been effectively disproven. Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, member of the National Council of the Arts, and a...
  • Planned Parenthood’s New Head: 10 Things to Know after CBS Interview

    08/01/2019 6:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2019 | Katie Yoder
    If her first interview is any indication, the new leader of Planned Parenthood is doubling down on abortion as “one of our core services.”On July 16, Alexis McGill Johnson became the acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action. The move came after her predecessor, Leana Wen, claimed she was fired for not prioritizing abortion enough while at the helm of the nation’s largest abortion provider.While Wen served for a short eight months, McGill Johnson may head Planned Parenthood for more than a year. In one press statement, Planned Parenthood revealed that its search for a more permanent leader...
  • I wanted to know what white men thought about their privilege. So I asked (barf alert)

    07/22/2019 5:24:15 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 17, 2019 | Claudia Rankine
    In the early days of the run-up to the 2016 election, I was just beginning to prepare a class on whiteness to teach at Yale University, where I had been newly hired.... I wanted my students to gain an awareness of a growing body of work by sociologists, theorists, historians and literary scholars in a field known as “whiteness studies”.... Given the seeming novelty of such white writing and the urgency of understanding white support for Ronald Reagan, ‘critical whiteness studies’ gained media attention and a small foothold in universities.” This area of study aimed to make visible a history...
  • Would the pyramids have made good grain stores?

    11/06/2015 6:30:51 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 111 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    "If you go to St Mark's cathedral in Venice, there's a medieval depiction showing people using the three great pyramids of Giza as granaries in Joseph's story," says John Darnell, a professor of Egyptology at Yale University. The belief was also popularised by Saint Gregory of Tours, a sixth century Frankish bishop, who wrote: "They are wide at the base and narrow at the top in order that the wheat might be cast into them through a tiny opening, and these granaries are to be seen to the present day." The Book of John Mandeville, a popular 14th Century travel...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress: "I predict the House flipping will give President Donald Trump...

    11/16/2018 11:29:19 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 58 replies
    Twtter ^ | 16 Nov 18 | Dr. Robert Jeffress
    Dr. Robert Jeffress: "I predict the House flipping will give President Donald Trump a larger re-election majority win in 2020. Watch & share my interview from @LouDobbs Tonight on @FoxBusiness."
  • Trump tells Steve Rattner: 'You should have gone to prison'

    07/27/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ahiza Garcia
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is now taking on one-time Obama "car czar" Steve Rattner.On Monday, Trump fired off a tweet telling Rattner: "I think you should have gone to prison for what you did, I guess Obama saved you." He ended the tweet telling Rattner to watch: "I will win!" It was unclear what activity Trump was referring to that should have landed Rattner in jail. Trump did not respond to CNNMoney's request for comment. In 2010, Rattner did pay $10 million in fines when he settled with the New York state attorney general for his alleged involvement in a...
  • How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide

    03/21/2019 5:07:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 3/21/2019 | Ben White
    President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations. But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses. Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices — along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents. While Trump appears to be in a much stronger position than his approval rating and conventional Beltway wisdom might suggest, he also could wind...
  • 3 forecast modelers predict Trump will win in 2020

    05/27/2019 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    axios ^ | May 27,2019
    Steven Rattner, "car czar" and counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration, cites three different modelers in his N.Y. Times commentary, "Trump’s Formidable 2020 Tailwind." The big picture: Trump wins all three modelers. Economists predict that the tailwind is large. Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, "found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most important economic predictors — but he also found that incumbency was also an important determinant of presidential election outcomes." "Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, has looked at 12 models, and Mr. Trump wins...
  • 3 modelers predict Trump reelection: report

    05/27/2019 12:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Three modelers are predicting President Trump will win reelection in 2020 based on a combination of economic data and incumbent advantages, according to a column in The New York Times. Steven Rattner wrote that Ray Fair of Yale favors Trump to win based on a model that combines incumbency and gross domestic product growth rates. The model predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote margin within a fraction of a percentage point and got within two-tenths of a point for his 2012 vote share, Rattner, who served as a counselor to the Treasury secretary during the Obama administration, added. The model...
  • 3 forecast modelers predict Trump will win in 2020

    05/27/2019 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Axios ^ | May 27, 2019
    teven Rattner, "car czar" and counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration, cites three different modelers in his N.Y. Times commentary, "Trump’s Formidable 2020 Tailwind." The big picture: Trump wins all three modelers. Economists predict that the tailwind is large. Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, "found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most important economic predictors — but he also found that incumbency was also an important determinant of presidential election outcomes." "Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, has looked at 12 models, and Mr. Trump wins...
  • Trump’s Formidable 2020 Tailwind

    05/27/2019 9:05:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 May 2019 | Steven Rattner
    The economy invariably ranks among the top issues on the minds of voters in presidential elections. At the moment, it appears to offer President Trump a meaningful tailwind. But how big is that tailwind? Fortunately, economists have worked hard to develop models for predicting election outcomes, and according to one of the best of these, it should be quite large. One of the first — and perhaps still the best — of these models was created by Ray Fair, a professor at Yale. He found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most...