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  • California offers college students $10K for public service

    01/19/2022 7:30:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 18, 2022 | by JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press
    Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. The program called “Californians For All College Corps” will start in the fall 2022 semester with 6,500 students who will be deployed to part-time work in areas of pressing need like K-12 education disparities, climate change and food insecurity, Newsom said in a news conference with the leaders of the state’s public university and community college...
  • Biden’s top Supreme Court lawyer granted ethics waiver to argue for race-based college admissions

    01/15/2022 9:15:11 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | JANUARY 14, 2022 | Margaret Peppiatt
    The Department of Justice has granted U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar an ethics waiver, permitting the former Harvard professor to support race-based admissions in a Supreme Court case involving Harvard University. Prelogar, who taught at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2020, was nominated for Solicitor General in August 2021 and confirmed by the Senate that October. Under the Biden Ethics Pledge, Prelogar was prohibited from working on a court case relating to her former employer until two years after her appointment. But the ethics waiver releases her to argue the case before the Supreme Court. Protect the People’s...
  • Composite College Football Early Top 25 Rankings For 2022: Alabama, Ohio State Take Top Two Spots

    01/13/2022 6:25:18 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Zubu Brpthers ^ | 1-13-2022
    Who is ready for 2022? Several national publications have put out Way Too Early Top 25 rankings for the 2022 college football season. The consensus at the top has not changed. Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia are the top three choices and likely will be the front-runners for the 2022-23 College Football Playoff. Who else could make a run? Sporting News posted its Way Too Early Top 25, but we also took a look at other publications. We compiled a composite list using rankings from ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, Yahoo Sports, 247Sports, Action Network and Athlon. We...
  • 'First-generation, low income' Rhodes Scholar busted for lying about privileged background — and loses her scholarship: Report

    01/12/2022 10:40:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/12/22 | Sarah Taylor
    A Rhodes Scholarship recipient who previously insisted that she grew up poor, abused, and underprivileged is said to have lost her scholarship after it was discovered she lied about her background. A Wednesday report from the Daily Mail stated that 24-year-old Mackenzie Fierceton grew up in a $750,000 home in Missouri with her mother — a doctor — and attended a $30,000/year private high school. What are the details? Fierceton claimed in her application essay to Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania that she survived abuse and foster care and overcame adversity by putting her education at the forefront of her priorities....
  • ‘Rhodes Scholar’ claimed she grew up poor and abused — then her story started to unravel

    01/11/2022 7:28:19 PM PST · by karpov · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2022 | Jerry Oppenheimer and Isabel Vincent
    In November 2020, when University of Pennsylvania graduate student Mackenzie Fierceton won the prestigious and highly competitive Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford — one of just 32 scholars selected from a pool of 2,300 applicants — she was praised by the Ivy League school’s president in a newsletter. “Mackenzie is so deserving of this prestigious opportunity,” declared President Amy Gutmann of the 23-year-old from suburban St. Louis. “As a first-generation [to go to college] low-income student and a former foster youth, Mackenzie is passionate about championing young people [and] dedicating herself to a life of public service.” But a...
  • 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”...
  • Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams offered $1 million to transfer to Eastern Michigan

    01/06/2022 4:24:00 PM PST · by JonPreston · 61 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/6/22 | Adam Stites
    Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams will undoubtedly have a lot of options now that he's in the transfer portal, including several teams in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. But it's the Mid-American Conference's Eastern Michigan Eagles who jumped into the Williams sweepstakes in an interesting way Thursday morning. Former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch said in a tweet that an investment fund called GameAbove Capital will pay Williams $1 million to transfer to Eastern Michigan.
  • Study uncovers antisemitic behavior among university diversity, equity and inclusion staff

    01/05/2022 8:50:14 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    College Fix. ^ | JANUARY 4, 2022 | Margaret Peppiatt
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion staff often act as “political activists” and contribute to hostile conditions for Jewish students at universities, according to a study recently published by the Heritage Foundation. Jay Greene, senior research fellow at the foundation’s Center for Education Policy, and James Paul, director of research at the Educational Freedom Institute, co-authored the December report, titled “Inclusion Delusion: The Antisemitism of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff at Universities.” The study should help people understand that the “nice-sounding words” of diversity, equity and inclusion are “masking university programs that actually spew hate and division, particularly with respect to Jews,”...
  • Colleges take COVID testing way too far and spread hysteria

    01/05/2022 7:55:46 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2022 | Marty Makary
    Universities are supposed to be bastions of critical thinking, reason and logic. But the COVID policies they have adopted — which have derailed two years of students’ education and threaten to upend the upcoming spring semester — have exposed them as nonsensical, anti-scientific and often downright cruel. Some of America’s most prestigious universities are leading the charge. At Georgetown University, fully vaccinated students are randomly tested for COVID weekly. A positive PCR test, which can detect tiny amounts of dead virus, sends asymptomatic students to a room in a designated building where they spend 10 days in confinement. Food is...
  • Colleges Take COVID Testing Way Too Far and Spread Hysteria

    01/04/2022 9:10:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2022 | Marty Makary
    Universities are supposed to be bastions of critical thinking, reason and logic. But the COVID policies they have adopted — which have derailed two years of students’ education and threaten to upend the upcoming spring semester — have exposed them as nonsensical, anti-scientific and often downright cruel. Some of America’s most prestigious universities are leading the charge. At Georgetown University, fully vaccinated students are randomly tested for COVID weekly. A positive PCR test, which can detect tiny amounts of dead virus, sends asymptomatic students to a room in a designated building where they spend 10 days in confinement. Food is...
  • 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...
  • UCI Fires Unvaccinated Professor, Students Return To Campus

    01/03/2022 4:50:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | January 3, 2022 | Ashley Ludwig
    Students of the University of California Irvine campus headed back to school on Monday although classes will take place online for at least two weeks, the school says. On the day classes resumed, the school acknowledged firing an outspoken professor who refused to be vaccinated. On Monday, UCI fired the outspoken School of Medicine and director of the Medical Ethics Program, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, for refusing the vaccine. It is the school's strict adherence to vaccine policies that enabled many families to want to send their students back to school. Though some students would remain at home, many arrived back...
  • College Football Schedule: What Bowl Games Are On Today? Times, TV Channels For Dec. 29

    12/29/2021 7:56:05 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-29-2021
    Here is the full schedule for Wednesday’s bowl games with information on how to watch each game live. Wednesday, Dec. 29 Bowl Matchup Time (ET) Channel New Era Pinstripe Bowl Maryland vs. Virginia Tech 2:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV Cheez-It Bowl Clemson vs. Iowa State 5:45 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV Valero Alamo Bowl Oregon vs. Oklahoma 9:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV Maryland vs. Virginia TechMaryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has had a big season, passing for the 12th-most passing yards among FBS players at 3,595 with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. With the sophomore signal-caller at the helm, the Terrapins have averaged the 33rd-most...
  • Many NC Students Are Missing out on Core Knowledge

    12/27/2021 5:21:18 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 27, 2021 | Ashlynn Warta
    What will they learn? That is the question that the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has been asking America’s colleges for thirteen years in a report by the same name. ACTA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to holding America’s colleges and universities accountable for promoting academic excellence. Their annual report, What Will They Learn? (WWTL?), which is published in September, gathers and evaluates data on the general education programs of more than 1,000 US liberal arts colleges and universities. ACTA’s report is unique because it attempts to evaluate what colleges are actually teaching students. Unlike other...
  • Just 50% of the college Class of 2020 had traditional full-time jobs 6 months after graduation

    12/26/2021 5:05:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/10/2021 | Abigail Johnson Hess
    The college class of 2020 entered one of the most hostile labor markets in recent history. During the first year of the Covid pandemic, employment decreased across the country. By many measures, college graduates fared best during this period, but as time passes, research is capturing just how difficult conditions are for young workers. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently analyzed the outcomes for 563,000 bachelor’s graduates across 337 colleges and universities and found that only 50.2% of the class of 2020 had full-time jobs with a traditional employer (meaning they are not working as a freelancer...
  • Christian Rep. Madison Cawthorn calls higher education a ‘scam,’ urges conservatives to ‘drop out’ unless they are studying the hard sciences

    12/23/2021 8:30:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/23/2021 | Leonardo Blair
    Partially paralyzed Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, who attended a Christian college for one semester before dropping out, urged conservative youth on Tuesday to drop out of college if they aren’t studying medicine, law or engineering because higher education is “a scam.” “People will call me a radical for believing that you should be a Christian, you should get married young, you should have as many kids as possible, you should try and have a great job, you should be as successful as you possibly can. They’ll say I’m extremist for that,” Cawthorn said at AmericaFest 2021. The...
  • California dean publicly mocks 'stench' of conservative agenda as racist and unintelligent

    12/23/2021 4:58:24 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 43 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/22/2021 | Miller
    A dean at San Diego State University described the "Right’s agenda" on Twitter as one of racism, unintelligence, and inequality while also using the word "stench" to identify conservatives. "Just so we’re clear on the Right’s agenda: racism good, abortion bad, money good, women bad, capitalism good, sustainability bad, stupidity good, science bad, power good, equality bad, white people good, nonwhite people bad. Stench, indeed," SDSU’s dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Monica Casper, tweeted on December 1 and first reported by College Fix.
  • The Illiberalism of Nicholas Christakis

    12/22/2021 10:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 22, 2021 | Jason Garshfield
    Among those who followed the campus culture wars of the 2010s, the name of Yale sociology professor Nicholas Christakis will ring an instant bell. For the uninitiated: in 2015, Christakis, then the master of Yale’s Silliman College, ran afoul of the campus mob after his wife, fellow professor Erika Christakis, dared to question the woke orthodoxy on culturally appropriative Halloween costumes. As punishment for being married to a thoughtcriminal, Christakis ended up alone in a Yale courtyard, surrounded by dozens of angry students who took turns berating him as he tried in vain to reason with them. The ugly incident...
  • SDSU dean publicly criticizes ‘stench’ of conservative agenda

    12/21/2021 7:49:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    The College Fix ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2021 | ALEX MCKENNA
    A dean at San Diego State University has called out the “Right’s agenda” on Twitter, accusing conservatives of supporting racism and standing against equality.
  • Let the Buyer Beware! (Return on Investment by College Major)

    12/21/2021 6:58:57 AM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 20, 2021 | Jay Schalin
    "Almost all students cite getting a better job as a primary reason for attending college,” writes Preston Cooper in the opening paragraph of his new study, entitled Is College Worth It? A Comprehensive Return on Investment Analysis. He refers to an annual survey by UCLA that found that the percentage of incoming freshmen who state that “getting a better job” is a “very important reason for attending college” rose dramatically from 67.8 percent in 1976 to 87.9 percent in 2012. If this overwhelming emphasis on career training is the case—and there is no reason to doubt it—then higher education has...