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  • Christian University Still Hasn’t Reinstated Professor It Kicked Out After He Criticized Identity Politics

    05/16/2022 7:07:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The ^ | May 16, 2022 | Gregory Schulz
    The administration and board of regents at Concordia University Wisconsin has been deathly silent about this widely reported transgression against academic freedom.Today’s academic landscape is littered with the dry bones of academic freedom. This is true of my own religious university, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), from which I have been suspended and put under threat of termination for publishing an academic essay critiquing identity politics. As reported by The Federalist in March, soon after I published that essay, I was banned from campus and put on administrative leave. There I remain three months later, with no clear path to restoration...
  • Bending the Knee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

    05/11/2022 11:28:06 AM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 11, 2022 | Robert Weissberg
    Since the early 1960s, universities have sought to achieve racial equality. Initiatives have ranged from offering extra tutoring for struggling minority students to making them more comfortable on campus by providing segregated housing and black-only graduation ceremonies. Unfortunately, nothing has worked. Now, after over a half century of trying everything imaginable and sparing no expense, what is left? Never underestimate determined professors chasing Utopian fantasies. The latest racial equality measures are now transpiring at the University of Illinois-Urbana, a school where I spent 28 years as a professor of Political Science. In a nutshell, all professors up for tenure or...
  • Teachers speak out against Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill [CBS 03/28/22] - HISTORY speaks to susceptible children - 1980-90s Childcare Hoax

    05/01/2022 12:13:53 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/28/22 | Arthur Jones II
    Some of America's most highly regarded teachers are speaking out against Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill, and a growing number of LGBTQ teachers and allies across the country are worried about the impact this and similar legislation could have on students [3-7 age].
  • Are More Options Always a Good Thing? The Backfiring Effects of Academic Proliferation

    04/11/2022 4:52:23 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 8, 2022 | George Leef
    The past decade has ushered in dramatic growth in the number of postsecondary degree options available to US students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the US increased by 22 percent from 2010 (1.6 million) to 2019 (2.0 million). Likewise, master’s degrees increased by 20 percent, while doctoral degrees increased by 18 percent. Moreover, many of these degrees are in new areas of study: there’s been a 21 percent increase in the number of different degree or certificate programs available since 2012. Concurrently, non-traditional degree or certificate options have also become...
  • Politicians call for Mussolini’s Swiss academic award to be revoked Benito Mussolini Was Awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Lausanne.

    03/08/2022 12:19:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    swissinffo ^ | March 8, 2022
    In January 1937, the University of Lausanne (UNIL) awarded Benito Mussolini an honorary doctorate. A group of Vaud politicians on Tuesday called for the academic title to be revoked. Mussolini was awarded the university honorary doctorate “for having conceived and realised in his homeland a social organisation which has enriched sociological science and which will leave a profound mark on history”. The award was made to coincide with the university’s 400th anniversary. The academic title sparked criticism at the time - and continues to do so. On Tuesday a leftwing group of politicians filed a motion in the Vaud parliament...
  • Christian University Bans Professor From Campus For Critiquing Its Dive Into ‘Equity’ And ‘Inclusion’

    03/07/2022 10:13:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/06/2022 | Joy Pullmann
    A professor was locked out of his classes and email account without warning in apparent retaliation for criticizing his Christian university’s use of “diversity” and “equity” as criteria for selecting its new president, he and several witnesses told The Federalist. The Rev. Dr. Greg Schulz was immediately and indefinitely suspended from his classes at Concordia University Wisconsin and banned from campus by interim college President William Cario on Feb. 18, a Friday. That was not formally conveyed to Schulz, however, until his lawyer obtained the suspension letter on Feb. 22, Schulz’s Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty attorney Dan Lennington...
  • The black academic who has thrown an intellectual grenade into the cult of wokeness: Blistering new book fires a broadside against the excesses of the 'anti-racism' drive sweeping through universities, writes TOM LEONARD

    01/30/2022 6:04:09 PM PST · by Cecily · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 30, 2022 | Tom Leonard
    As he delivered an otherwise unremarkable lecture on business communication, Professor Greg Patton tried to give his many Chinese students a helpful tip. To illustrate a point about padding out conversation with words such as 'um' or 'you know', Patton gave a common Mandarin example, roughly pronounced 'nay-guh'. The next thing he knew, he had been suspended from his job at the University of Southern California. Some black students in his class had formally complained that he had been racist. They had been made to feel 'less than' by a teacher who had deprived them of their 'peace and mental...
  • Married University of Michigan president, 64, is fired from $927,000-a-year job over affair with female subordinate under zero-tolerance rules HE created: School releases 118 pages of intimate emails that reveal how he enticed her with knish!

    01/17/2022 6:36:43 AM PST · by Cecily · 128 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 17, 2022 | Harriet Alexander
    he University of Michigan has fired its $927,000-a-year president for having an affair with a subordinate, a year after implementing wide sexual misconduct rules to stop people in power sleeping with their staff. Mark Schlissel, 64, was informed in a letter on Saturday that he was being fired from the role he has held since July 2014. The university has also made public 118 pages of emails between him and the woman he had an affair with. She is not named and it's unclear how their romance came to light. Among his pick-up lines are: 'Can I lure you to...
  • ‘A Stunningly Corrupt Enterprise’: Jordan Peterson Blasts Academia, Resigns As Tenured Professor At University of Toronto

    01/20/2022 7:38:05 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 7 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 1-19-22 | Ben Zeisloft
    Canadian psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson announced that he is no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto. In an article for The National Post, Peterson — who recently sat down with Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro in the inaugural episode of “The Search” — pointed to the school’s obsession with “Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity,” which he abbreviated simply as “DIE.” “I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T, full time, until they had to haul my skeleton out of my office. I loved my job. And my students, undergraduates and graduates alike,...
  • From Hiring to Admissions, Universities Seek Ideological Conformity in Applicants

    01/10/2022 7:52:13 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 10, 2022 | Matthew Wilson
    Are you a freshly-minted Ph.D. holder interested in becoming a tenure-track computer science professor at UNC-Chapel Hill? First, you’ll have to submit a “diversity statement” describing your “commitment to diversity.” Candidates seeking to be an assistant professor at Boston University’s business school should include references to the “diversity contributions” they would bring in their cover letter, taking care to demonstrate that they fall in line with the college’s “institutional commitment” to maintaining an “inclusive, equitable, and diverse” campus. Anyone applying for open tenure-track positions in George Mason University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will be “expected” to “embrace” and “advance”...
  • The Bell Tolls for Tenure?

    01/04/2022 12:18:07 PM PST · by karpov · 21 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 3, 2022 | Jay Schalin
    A bill making its way through the South Carolina legislature may have a tremendous impact on the state’s public higher education system. And if successful, it may prove as a model for other states looking to get a handle on their hard-to-control higher education systems. House Bill 4522—the “Cancelling Professor Tenure Act”—will end tenure for newly hired professors at South Carolina’s ten public institutions of higher education, including such well-known schools as the University of South Carolina, Clemson, and The Citadel. Faculty who have already been granted tenure or who have already been hired with the expectation of receiving tenure...
  • Defending Pedophilia Is The Logical Conclusion Of Queer Theory. Queer Theorists make things that were once taboo (like sexualizing children) no longer taboo

    12/13/2021 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/13/2021 | Jennifer Rawls
    Allyn Walker, a former professor at Old Dominion University who identifies as non-binary, resigned last month following criticism stemming from Walker’s views on pedophilia. Walker argued that pedophiles should be destigmatized by identifying them as “minor-attracted persons” (“MAPs”) rather than the pejorative term “pedophile,” because attraction to children is a sexual orientation and not immoral.The pretense is that pedophiles are more likely to seek treatment if their sexual proclivities are destigmatized. Instead of relying on empirical evidence to determine the reasons for those proclivities or strategies that will keep children safe, Walker relies on queer theoretical tools to argue that...
  • Are Summer Reading Assignments Indoctrinating Freshmen?

    12/06/2021 10:51:32 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2021 | Ashlynn Warta
    Often, incoming freshmen receive their first university assignment before the school year even begins: the summer reading. Many institutions see the summer reading assignment as an opportunity for new students to develop a sense of camaraderie. By reading the same book, the idea is that students will engage in thought-provoking conversations and have a shared educational experience. Common reading programs are an opportunity to start students’ education on an intellectual high note. Before the semester even begins, students can begin grappling with good reading material that will prepare them for an academically rigorous time in college. Unfortunately, research from the...
  • Choosing Educational Excellence Over Ideology

    11/30/2021 12:09:38 PM PST · by NEMDF · 4 replies
    Email from Governor Pete Ricketts, (R) Nebraska ^ | November 30, 2021 | Pete Ricketts
    Chancellor Ronnie Green believes the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is racist. Under his leadership, UNL recently released a plan to address “institutional racism” as part of its “Journey for Anti-Racism and Racial Equity.” From racially motivated hiring practices to divisive trainings, the plan would inject Critical Race Theory (CRT) into every corner of campus. At the foundation of UNL’s plan are the writings of Ibram Kendi, who has openly called for discrimination on the basis of skin color. Kendi has written that “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.”...
  • Video shows pastor tackle gunman to the ground inside Nashville church

    11/08/2021 8:06:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WZTV ^ | 11/8/2021 | Caitlyn Shelton
    Video obtained by FOX 17 News captures the chilling moments a man waves a gun over members of a Nashville church Sunday. Surveillance shows the man casually walking up to the altar and placing a book down on the podium before waving a gun over the crowd at Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church. Fearful churchgoers can be seen scurrying and running out of the building, while others try to stay calm.
  • Art Professor Pleads Guilty to Trying to Kill Friend in Four-Hour Attack

    10/17/2021 9:49:24 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 25 replies
    Law & Crime / MSN ^ | 10-18-21 | Alberto Luperon
    The attempted murder case against a Massachusetts college professor nears its end. Rie Hachiyanagi, 50, who taught art at Mt. Holyoke College, pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to kill a friend in a four-hour attack. “She expected to get away with murder — my murder,” survivor Lauret Savoy, herself a professor of geology and environmental studies at the school, said in her victim impact statement, according to The Greenfield Recorder. Assistant District Attorney Matthew Thomas told the court in Greenfield, Massachusetts, that Hachiyanagi arrived at Savoy’s home unannounced late Dec. 23, 2019 and hid until the geology professor realized...
  • U of M Computer Science Head Warns of 'Ongoing Crisis'

    10/14/2021 12:11:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Wed., October 13, 2021
    The University of Manitoba’s current head of computer science is sounding an alarm about the “ongoing crisis” in his department that has led to unsustainable staff workloads and hundreds of students unable to get into classes. Against a backdrop of contentious bargaining talks, James Young wrote to his union president to outline his concerns, including an explosion in enrolment, faculty exodus and hiring issues — as both a professor and acting head of computer science. “The department of computer science is facing a crisis, and both our faculty and our (more than) 1,000 undergraduate students are suffering. We are no...
  • Leading geophysicist had prestigious lecture at MIT canceled after outraging ‘totalitarian’ Twitter mob by arguing that academic evaluations should be based on merit not racial ‘equity’

    10/06/2021 12:15:55 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/2021 | Ariel Zilber
    A prestigious lecture at MIT which was set to be delivered by a University of Chicago geophysicist was canceled due to pressure from ‘woke’ students because the professor argued for ‘academic freedom and merit-based evaluations’ rather than 'equity.' Dorian Abbot was denied the opportunity to give the Carlson Lecture, which is devoted to ‘new results in climate science’ and hosted by MIT’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. The lecture was scheduled to be delivered on October 21, but Abbot learned over the weekend that EAPS would be canceling his talk. 'I am a professor who just had a prestigious public...
  • The Merit system in academia is unjust because it rewards productive individuals, professors argue

    09/09/2021 9:35:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/09/2021 | Kate Anderson
    Professors from the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs are arguing that "success and merit" are "barriers" to the equity agenda.“Admitting that the normative definitions of success and merit are in and of themselves barriers to achieving the goals of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion is necessary but not sufficient to create change,” professors Beth Mitchneck and Jessi L. Smith recently wrote for Inside Higher Education.Mitchneck and Smith attributed those definitions to a "narrow definition of merit limited to a neoliberal view of the university." Specifically, they express concern that universities receive funding and recognition based...
  • College course blames 'global whiteness' for attack on Pearl Harbor, Pacific War

    09/09/2021 4:13:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Sep, 2021 | Eric Utter
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was "Japan's attempt to roll back Euro-American colonialism." A University of North Carolina course titled "Global Whiteness" blames the West in general and the United States in particular for Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Campus Reform obtained the syllabus for the course that characterizes the Pacific Theater fight as "the first global attack on white Anglo-American hegemony" and "Japan's attempt to roll back Euro-American colonialism." The course's required text is Theodore Allen's The Invention of the White Race, vol. 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression...