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  • Homeland Security grants millions in funding to groups dedicated to fighting right-wing extremism

    10/03/2020 10:34:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 03, 2020 10:36 AM | Mike Brest
    The Department of Homeland Security will grant millions of dollars in funding to outside organizations focused on combating far-right extremism and white supremacy. The department's program, called Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention, agreed to provide $10 million in grants to organizations including Life After Hate, which was founded by reformed white supremacists and helps people trying to leave the far right, the School of Communication at American University to develop a strategy for combating disinformation circulated by the far right online, and others, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Homeland Security spokesman said the funding is meant to help...
  • Professor tells students that right-wing terrorism more of a threat than Islamic terrorism

    09/11/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 11, 2017 | Staff
    A professor at American University recently taught students that right-wing terrorism in the United States is actually more of a pressing threat to American citizens than Islamic terrorism based on the number of attacks, not the death toll. Professor Erin Kearns said Americans seem most afraid of Islamic terrorists, but that so-called right-wing extremists here have actually committed a higher number of attacks. “I would guess that a handful of you are probably like, ‘Oh, it’s some radical of Islam, people who are using that to justify their violence,’” Kearns had said during a May lecture regarding what she contends...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • COULTER: The Russian Emperor’s New Clothes (Obama False Flag Operation)

    04/06/2017 12:31:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies ^ | 04/05/2017 | ANN COULTER
    The Susan Rice bombshell at least explains why the Democrats won’t stop babbling about Russia. They need a false flag to justify using national intelligence agencies to snoop on the Trump team. Every serious person who has tried to locate any evidence that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election — even Trump-haters at the New York Review of Books and Rolling Stone magazine — has come away empty-handed and angry. We keep getting bald assertions, unadorned with anything resembling a fact. ... Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as well as his associate, former British ambassador Craig Murray, both say that...
  • VIDEO: AU students prefer Castro over Trump

    11/29/2016 9:16:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Amber Athey, Investigative Reporter
    Fidel Castro’s recent death evoked conflicting assessments of his legacy from world leaders, but college students are no more prepared than prime ministers to justify their support for the Cuban dictator. President-Elect Donald Trump, for example, referred to Castro as a “brutal dictator,” whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a “remarkable leader.” In order to gauge millennial feelings on the passing of the authoritarian Cuban leader, Campus Reform asked students at American University which political figure they viewed more favorably: Castro or Trump. While several students identified the repressive elements of Castro’s regime, such as jailing and murdering...
  • Colleges Reject ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Because ‘In Order to Be a Woman, You Must Have a Vagina’

    10/24/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Vagina Monologues is “antiquated” because it suggests “that in order to be a woman, you must have a vagina,” an American University student has claimed. Kendall Baron, a junior and a staffer at the Women’s Initiative, criticized the famous feminist play in an email first obtained by Campus Reform. The play “represents a binary representation of gender,” she wrote redundantly.
  • White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban

    09/10/2016 8:18:56 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held. The Two professors – one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a...
  • Gunmen Storm American University In Afghanistan: Explosions, Gunfire Ongoing

    08/24/2016 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Gunmen have stormed American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday night as witnesses said they heard gunfire and explosions ringing out. According to media reports, the attackers have infiltrated the educational institution. Teachers and hundreds of students are said to be sheltering inside the building.
  • Trans And Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash Milo Event at American University

    04/23/2016 6:20:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    After a week of chaos leading up to the event, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ lecture at American University was interrupted by nearly 150 protesters and screaming Black Lives Matters student activists. Oh Thursday night, Yiannopoulos took the stage at American University, for another stop of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” Although many of the visits on the tour have attracted minor controversies, students at American foreshadowed their large-scale protest of Yiannopoulos’ lecture by vandalizing and destroying posters in the week leading up to the event....
  • American University Law school Profs sign letter saying "all lives matter" is white supremacy.

    03/24/2016 9:47:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    campusreform ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski I
    Dozens of professors from American University’s Washington College of Law signed on to a letter saying the phrase "all lives matter" is white supremacy. Dozens of professors from American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) openly condemned an unknown student as a white supremacist for posting a sign with the catchphrase “All Lives Matter” on a faculty member’s door. “The ‘All Lives Matter’ sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not...
  • American University professor arrested on burglary, destruction of property charge

    09/05/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 Sept 2014 | By Peter Hermann
    A 37-year-old professor and department chair at American University was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking into a building at a shopping mall near campus and setting a small fire, according to D.C. police. David Pitts, chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy, was being detained pending his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday. He was charged with burglary and destruction of property.
  • American University students can’t name a single US senator [VIDEO]

    03/30/2014 9:41:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Students at the American University in Washington, D.C. —our nation’s capital and the center of American political activity and bustle — can’t name a single one of the 100 U.S. senators.
  • Watch American University students fail to name single U.S. senator

    03/28/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-27-14 | Dylan Stableford
    VIDEO AT LINKCan you name one person currently serving in the United States Senate? That's what more than a dozen students on the American University campus ― in the nation's capital, no less ― were recently asked by the conservative Media Research Center. Just one did. The rest struggled mightily.
  • Feminist Anthropology Professor Blasted for Breastfeeding During Class

    09/12/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 09.12.2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    It's a dilemma that many working moms face: What do you do when your child is too sick to go to school but you have a can't-miss obligation at the office? For Adrienne Pine, a single mom and an assistant professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C., the choice seemed clear. When her infant daughter woke up with a fever on August 28, the first day of Pine's class on Sex, Gender and Culture, Pine decided to bring her baby along. Everything went smoothly for the first part of the 75-minute long lecture.
  • U.S. college students arrested in Egypt freed (Muslim brotherhood frees Obama Youth..)

    11/24/2011 6:39:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/24/11 | Associated Press
    Egyptian officials say a court has ordered the release of three American students arrested this week during the unrest in Cairo. An Egyptian official said Thursday the three who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square where they were allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.
  • Obama 'Guaranteed' 2012 Win, American University Professor Says

    07/13/2010 6:20:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 90 replies
    AOL Politics Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | David Sessions
    President Obama is "guaranteed" to win re-election in 2012, according to Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. Lichtman's formula predicts the outcome of the popular vote without considering candidate opinion polls, campaign strategies or political events. Lichtman's system is based on 13 political conditions that he calls "keys." The keys favor the incumbent president's party: When five or fewer of them are false, the incumbent party wins the presidency. If six or more are false, the opposition party wins. In 2007, Lichmann predicted that any Democratic candidate -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, or Barack Obama --...
  • The Franking Privelege

    04/23/2009 11:59:38 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 23, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    The Franking Privilege by: Bethany Stotts, April 23, 2009 Frankly scandalized: that’s how some American University seniors felt when they learned that their 2009 commencement speaker would be none other than Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Congressman Frank is scheduled to speak to the graduating class of AU’s School of Public Service. “Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has a record as a key player in our current economic crisis, which is almost as offensive as his endless refusal to accept responsibility for it--hardly the marks of a public servant,” wrote four AU students in an April 16 op-ed to the AU Eagle....
  • Fairness Doctrine Unfairly Promoted

    05/01/2008 9:06:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 76+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 1, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Fairness Doctrine Unfairly Promoted by: Bethany Stotts, May 01, 2008 Believe it or not, a conference at American University provided strong representation for last summer’s anti-conservative study, “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio.” In the study, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Free Press authors conclude that talk radio has an unfairly high conservative bias, with conservative ideas monopolizing 91% of radio programming aired by the nation’s top five broadcasters...(snip) Now the CAP and Free Press representatives are again pushing for “structural” changes to alter the “balance” of progressive and conservative programming. Their forum: the Washington College of...
  • Does the Fairness Doctrine Still Roar?

    05/01/2008 9:01:54 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 51+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 1, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Does the Fairness Doctrine Still Roar? by: Bethany Stotts, May 01, 2008 America continues to face obstacles to free speech touted in the name of the “public interest.” While well-intentioned by some, the encouragement of paternalistic government intervention in the broadcast of news and other media threatens the same repressive consequences as the now defunct Fairness Doctrine. A recent conference, “Does the Red Lion Still Roar?,” debated the ongoing legacy and relevance of the 1969 Supreme Court case Red Lion Broadcasting Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The unanimous court ruling upheld the FCC’s authority to impose “equal time” and...
  • American University in Kosovo Training New Generation of Leaders

    04/26/2008 9:36:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 109+ views ^ | April 25, 2008 | Stephen Kaufman
    The American University in Kosovo (AUK), about to witness the commencement ceremony of its second graduating class, expects its latest alumni soon will be making their marks as entrepreneurs and leaders, and will help develop the economy of Europe's newest country. The 110 students are graduating from what AUK President Chris Hall describes as a unique institution in Kosovo. Thanks to a close partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, their degrees carry international recognition. AUK is the country's only private nonprofit university and also the only institution that conducts its classes in English. "That fact...