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  • Are College Students Liberal? Yes – But Not Everywhere

    11/28/2020 8:55:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RealClearEducation ^ | 11/28/2020 | Samuel Abram
    Submitted by RealClearEducation, authored by Samuel Abrams, professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. This article is part of a series of opinion essays on the topic of free speech on campus, coinciding with the launch of the 2020 College Free Speech Rankings...When it comes to making news about protests and action for liberal causes, schools in New England seem to dominate the news. We’ve seen violence and protests surrounding visits from Charles Murray and Ryszard Legutko at Middlebury College. Brown University spent hundreds of millions of dollars in response to...
  • University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

    11/27/2020 7:33:19 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 27, 2020 | Neetu Arnold
    Universities’ profligate spending habits have caught up with them after substantial losses in student enrollments due to COVID-19. As undergraduate enrollment fell by 4.4 percent and students had fewer “on-campus experiences,” universities desperately began laying off employees. Some even have plans to consolidate departments and entire campuses. Those actions spell trouble for the future of the shared governance tradition on American campuses. Shared governance allows faculty to participate in determining university priorities pertaining to administrative hires, education policies, and the budget. Faculty participation in university governance allows academic and educational interests to have a seat at the decision-making table. While...
  • UVA and the Dangerous Politicization of Our College Campuses

    11/25/2020 4:36:20 AM PST · by karpov · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 25, 2020 | Joel Gardner
    It is no secret that our colleges and universities have witnessed a sea change in campus culture over the past two decades. Political correctness has run rampant. High-profile incidents such as the Yale Halloween costume controversy and phenomena such as safe spaces and building re-namings have captured public attention. College officials, however, assure us that such incidents are aberrations and that our institutions of higher learning are still places where fairness and the free exchange of ideas prevail. But those of us who have recently experienced life on a college campus, or have studied recent surveys of student experiences, or...
  • ‘Wokeness’ Infiltrates College Music Departments

    11/23/2020 5:54:48 AM PST · by karpov · 32 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 23, 2020 | George Leef
    Inevitably, college music departments have succumbed to pressure to promote “social justice” and fight racism. It’s hard to see much injustice or racism in music, but that doesn’t matter to activists intent on showing that they’re in the vanguard of America’s transformation. Consider, for example, the announcement back in September by the music department at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC that it was taking steps to combat “systemic racism.” We learn that the music department, eager to participate in the college’s new anti-racism initiative, hired a consultant, Lorna Hernandez Jarvis. She met with minority students and alumnae so that they...
  • The Terrible State of Free Speech on College Campuses

    11/22/2020 5:58:50 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 10 replies
    Gen Z Conservative ^ | 6/07/2019 | Gen Z
    America has traditionally been known as a haven for free speech. Yes, you can’t scream “fire” in a crowded theater and cause a panic, but you can always stand up for what you believe in. Students, for better or worse, stood up against the government to protest the war in Vietnam. African-Americans marched for Civil Rights. Conservatives advocate for reduced taxes and less gun control. But the issue of free speech on college campuses never crossed their minds. They were free to say what they thought. Our system has been strengthened by that free speech because it brings debates into...
  • Student Loan Losses Seen Costing U.S. More Than $400 Billion. Projected toxic debt approaches subprime-mortgage losses incurred by lenders during financial crisis

    11/21/2020 7:09:21 AM PST · by karpov · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2020 | Josh Mitchell
    The U.S. government stands to lose more than $400 billion from the federal student loan program, an internal analysis shows, approaching the size of losses incurred by banks during the subprime-mortgage crisis. The Education Department, with the help of two private consultants, looked at $1.37 trillion in student loans held by the government at the start of the year. Their conclusion: Borrowers will pay back $935 billion in principal and interest. That would leave taxpayers on the hook for $435 billion, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The analysis was based on government accounting standards and didn’t...
  • The Democrats’ Push to ‘Cancel’ $50k in Student Loan Debt Completely Ignores the Real Reason College Is So Expensive

    11/20/2020 10:49:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 11/20/2020 | Brad Polumbo
    Calls are mounting among Democrats and progressives for a prospective Biden administration to make “canceling” student debt a top priority.The loudest demands have come from progressive legislators such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Meanwhile, prominent senators such as Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer are imploring Biden to “cancel” $50,000 in student debt via executive order. Student loan forgiveness is good, actually — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 16, 2020Student loan debt is holding back a whole generation from buying homes, starting small businesses, and saving for retirement – all things we rely on to grow our economy. Executive...
  • Forgiving Student Loans Is a Horribly Unfair and Impractical Idea

    11/18/2020 6:14:52 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 33 replies
    Gen Z Conservative ^ | 11/17/2020 | Gen Z
    As with pretty much all problems, more government is not the solution. The Big Government solution of forgiving student loans would just create more problems. Forgiving student loans is unfair; it rewards bad behavior and punishes good behavior. Forgiving student loans is impractical; it would be too expensive and there are too many questions that would have to be answered. And, most of all, forgiving student loans is just a bad idea. There are better solutions. The left will always clamor for more government. Especially in cases like this one where the problems are a lack of responsibility or leftist...
  • Joe Biden Cancelling Student Loan Debt By Fiat Will Create Republican Voters

    11/17/2020 6:57:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/17/2020 | Stacey Lennox
    With the presumption that Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, demands are already being made. The calls for him to forgive student loan debt by executive order are getting louder. This is supposedly some gift to the millennial generation—clearly, the most put-upon generation in all of American history.Schumer saying Biden can cancel first $50,000 in student debt via executive order. And will do so in first 100 days. This will change so many lives.— Tom Winter (@WinterForMT) November 7, 2020Of course, that is a stretch. The millennials are victims of the ruling class’s strategy of managed...
  • South Carolina fires Will Muschamp after 2-5 start

    11/16/2020 4:13:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2020 | Nick Bromberg
    South Carolina is the first Power Five program to make a coaching change in 2020. The school fired Will Muschamp on Sunday night after the Gamecocks lost 59-42 at Ole Miss on Saturday to fall to 2-5 on the season. The loss included Ole Miss QB Matt Corral throwing for a school-record 513 yards and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin celebrating an Ole Miss TD before Corral had even thrown the ball.
  • Student College Loan Debt Continues Its Upward Climb: Simply waving a magic wand and declaring the debt forgiven won’t make the problem go away.

    11/11/2020 9:09:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Schiff Gold ^ | 11/11/2020
    Student loan debt continues to surge despite falling college enrollment. In Q3, student loan balances rose by $23 billion from the second quarter, according to the latest Federal Reserve data. Forty-five million Americans now owe $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. Total outstanding student loan balances have surged by $54 billion year-on-year. Enrollment in colleges and universities dropped by over 231,000 students to a total of 17.97 million between 2018 and 2019. The drop in enrollment between those two years continued a trend we’ve seen since university enrollment peaked in 2011. That year, 20.14 million students were enrolled in colleges...
  • The challenge of academic hostility toward Christianity; Parents ask, “Is it possible for my child who is a Christian to survive college, faith intact?”

    11/08/2020 5:31:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/08/2020 | Dan Dupee
    Parents frequently share with me their fears surrounding college and their kids. Parents ask, “Is it possible for a young man or woman who is a Christian to survive college, faith intact?” My answer is, “Yes!” Still, I’m not sure it is the right question. Every month a report comes across my desk with stories of students, some of whom came to college with a faith and many of whom did not. These stories usually have plenty of ups and downs, and they often track with someone who has been through a crisis. What they have in common is their...
  • Week 10 winners and losers: The race for the 4th seed in the College Football Playoff could be epic

    11/08/2020 5:55:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 8, 2020 | Sam Cooper, and Nick Bromberg
    Who is No. 4? That could end up being the most pressing question for the College Football Playoff committee. If we assume that Alabama, Ohio State and the ACC champion all make the playoff, who will be the fourth team that joins them? The competition for the last spot is more open than it has been in years as five-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma is already sitting on two losses. While OU isn’t currently in first place in the Big 12, the Sooners can win out and take a sixth consecutive conference crown. With Oklahoma out of the mix...
  • Minnesota College President Offers To Cover Bail Costs For Arrested Student Protesters

    11/07/2020 10:37:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Macalester College President Suzanne Rivera is offering to reimburse the bail costs of any student arrested during a protest over the 2020 presidential election. The Minnesota college president wants “to affirm” that students “have the support of Macalester in various ways.”She “cares deeply” about the students, both for their well-being and protecting their right to participate in civil disobedience. She tweeted out her support and included a phone number for students to call for help in paying bail or fines. Any currently enrolled student who participates in civil disobedience and needs help with bail or a fine they cannot...
  • The Last Refuge of Pure Meritocracy (Cal Tech)

    11/06/2020 5:15:21 AM PST · by karpov · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 6, 2020 | Walt Gardner
    Racial consideration for college admissions hearkens back to Grutter v. Bollinger, the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2003. It held that affirmative action programs can pass muster as long as they are “narrowly tailored” in order to achieve the “compelling interest” of promoting diversity on college campuses. Colleges across the country have since repeatedly cited the ruling as the basis for their use of “holistic” admissions. But the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division isn’t buying that claim from Yale, saying they let skin color play an inordinate role in admissions. It charges that Yale, Harvard, and others are...
  • Higher Education's Great Triumph [semi-satire]

    11/03/2020 10:08:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2020 | John Semmens
    Those who have ever doubted the value of a good education will be surprised to learn that 65% of today's college students believe that rioting and looting are justified. A poll conducted by Mclaughlin & Associates surveyed a nationally representative sample of 800 college students and found that nearly two-thirds of those responding felt that riots of the sort that have sprung up after black men have been shot by police are warranted "because racism." The irony and injustice of such beliefs is evidenced by the fact that those most severely harmed by rioting mobs are often black small business...
  • Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State. Higher education now stands for mob rule, civic ignorance and contempt for truth and free inquiry.

    11/02/2020 6:42:11 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2020 | John M. Ellis
    In this election season it’s almost impossible to find pro-Trump bumper stickers or signs anywhere in my town. The reason is not lack of support but fear of vandalism, or worse: People nationwide have been physically assaulted and even threatened with loss of their livelihoods for no other reason than that they plan to vote as one half of the country does, and political goals are now commonly pursued by violent means. With this our civilization seems to be regressing to a more primitive stage of its development—a time when disputes were settled by force instead of rules, and before...
  • Where Did ‘Cancel Culture’ Come From?

    11/02/2020 6:00:10 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 2, 2020 | Shannon Watkins
    People that work at universities and newspapers should be the most intellectually free people in the world.” Few would vocally disagree with these words recently said by former New York Times writer Bari Weiss. And yet, despite living in the freest country in the world, it’s become increasingly risky for students, academics, and journalists even to slightly stray from an ever-evolving and insidious ideology that has enveloped American society. The ideology falls under the banner of many names: social justice, “wokeness,” intersectionality, racial justice, etc. Whatever label one assigns to the new ideology, its underlying strategy is clear: Advance the...
  • Jim Harbaugh's spiral at Michigan continues with worst loss yet

    11/01/2020 3:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 31, 2020 | Pete Thamel
    They are begging for him to stay in Columbus. They are pleading for him to stick around in State College. They are worried in East Lansing about a contract that’s set to expire in 14 months. Heck, even Indiana is planning on upsizing at their expense. Amid its sixth season, the Jim Harbaugh experience at Michigan has officially flipped. It began with carnival barker attention and overzealous amounts of Big Blue optimism. It teased within inches of national prominence on the infamous J.T. Barrett fourth-down play at Ohio State in 2016. But after No. 13 Michigan’s 27-24 home loss to...
  • ESPN releases start times for 35 college football bowl games

    10/30/2020 1:24:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 30,. 2020 | Nick Bromberg
    We now know most of the bowl season schedule. ESPN released the dates and times for 35 bowl games on Friday. The list includes a game on Christmas Day and a bowl season that begins as conference championship games are being played. The first bowl of the 2020 postseason will be on Dec. 19. The Frisco Bowl is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET while the ACC, Big Ten and SEC are playing their championship games. As you know, those title games are two weeks later than normal because of the coronavirus pandemic.