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  • Who Says Academia Isn’t Awash in Liberal Bias?

    10/28/2020 6:40:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 28, 2020 | Mitchell Langbert
    In a year when numerous faculty members who aren’t “woke” have been pilloried, and many universities are revamping themselves in accordance with the agenda of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, I was amazed to read an article by Harvard history professor Naomi Oreskes and her student, Charlie Tyson, who claim that research findings that university professors overwhelmingly lean to the left are wrong. Oreskes and Tyson published “Is Academe Awash in Liberal Bias?” in the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 14. Their piece violates common sense and misconstrues basic statistical reasoning.
  • Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

    10/27/2020 11:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    AP ^ | October 27, 2020 | Pete Jacobelli
    Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft.
  • America Wants Its Public Colleges Back and The Chronicle Isn’t Happy About It

    10/26/2020 4:54:30 AM PDT · by karpov · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 26, 2020 | Jay Schalin
    The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a report decrying the politicization of public higher education governance, entitled The New Order: How the Nation’s Partisan Divisions Consumed Public-College Boards and Warped Higher Education. The report says more about the tunnel vision that pervades the liberal media and academic establishment than it does about the real state of politics in academia. Politicization is indeed a major governance problem, as the report suggests. However, it is not, as the authors claim, a recent phenomenon resulting from Republican dominance in state politics, the Tea Party movement, and the surge in conservative populism. It...
  • A Modest Proposal: Make Universities Pay for Student Debt Forgiveness

    10/25/2020 11:20:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/25/2020 | David Solway
    It is no secret that the student debt burden in America, now estimated at a cumulative $1.64 trillion, is one of the greatest scandals of a scandal-debauched age. According to Forbes, it is now the second-highest consumer debt category, higher than both credit card and auto loan debt, and behind only mortgage debt. It represents a crisis of national proportions. Notwithstanding the rosy assumptions we sometimes come across, refinancing is merely a stopgap measure that only marginally relieves the pressure blighting the lives of graduates. Student loan forgiveness, a more dramatic attempt to deal with the problem, comes in several...
  • Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day apologizes for not taking knee late against Nebraska Cornhuskers

    10/25/2020 3:49:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 24, 2020 | Adam Rittenberg
    Ohio State coach Ryan Day apologized to Nebraska for the Buckeyes offense not taking a knee in the final seconds of Saturday's 52-17 win at Ohio Stadium. Leading 45-17 in the final minute, the Buckeyes reached the Nebraska 2-yard line. Rather than take a knee, freshman quarterback Jack Miller ran into the end zone.
  • College football takeaways: How James Franklin botched Penn State's heartbreaking opener

    10/25/2020 3:37:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2020 | Pete Thamel
    There’s so much to like about what James Franklin has done at Penn State. He’s rebuilt the program from the throes of NCAA probation, turned the Nittany Lions into a consistent College Football Playoff contender and brought a sense of football normalcy to a town and program that desperately needed it. Franklin is one of the sport’s top-10 coaches, something that can’t be questioned after his resuscitation of Vanderbilt and resurrection of Penn State. He’s won 70% of his games at Penn State and averaged 10.5 wins the past four years. Since taking over at Vanderbilt in 2011, game management...
  • Michigan football helmets to include 'EQUALITY' decal with 6 raised fists (Photo)

    10/22/2020 6:21:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | October 22, 2020 | Patrick Schmidt
    Michigan football helmets are one of the most distinguishable lids in college or pro football. The Wolverines winged look with the Maize and Blue colors has been in place for a century, but there will be a slight modification for this coming season. When the Michigan Wolverines hit the field for Saturday's season-opener at Minnesota, they'll have an "EQUALITY" sticker on the back representing the diversity and commitment to unity. The helmet decals will be worn by all Michigan's varsity sports this year after a student-athlete initiative in conjunction with the athletic department developed the designs that will be worn...
  • College Football TV Schedule Week 8 2020

    10/22/2020 11:56:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    FBS Schedules ^ | October 22, 2020 | Staff
    The College Football TV Schedule for the 2020 season is listed below. The schedule includes all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) games scheduled for this season with the date, time, and TV. Rankings are based on the AP Poll until the College Football Playoff Rankings are released.
  • Look: Big Ten Football Team To Wear Solid Black Helmet Logo

    10/22/2020 11:46:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Spun ^ | October 22, 2020 | Tzvi Machlin
    The Big Ten is slated to begin its 2020 football schedule this week. But when one team takes to the field, they’ll be sporting a black helmet logo to show solidarity with the fight for social change. On Thursday, the Illinois football team announced that their players will be wearing a black Block I decal on their helmets for their season-opener against Wisconsin tomorrow. The move is the result of an initiative from the student-athletes in support of advocating for social change.
  • Texas Longhorn Band Won't Participate At Baylor Game Due To ‘Eyes of Texas’ Controversy

    10/22/2020 4:11:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Outkick ^ | October 22, 2020 | Clint Lamb
    The University of Texas will not have its band performing against Baylor on Saturday. The dispute over “The Eyes of Texas” song looms large for the Longhorns. And it has reached a point that members of the band are refusing to play. According to Andrew Zhang with The Daily Texan, an internal survey was conducted to see if band members would be participating in the longstanding tradition. The results found that portion of the band would choose to skip the performance.
  • Free Speech and Liberal Education–Two Endangered Pillars of Society

    10/21/2020 6:47:51 AM PDT · by karpov · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 21, 2020 | George Leef
    Fifteen years ago, American higher education was beset with serious problems, especially rising costs, politicization of the curriculum, the mania over diversity, and falling academic standards. At that time, however, few people would have said that among its problems was the threat to freedom of speech on campus. But one scholar who did see that freedom of speech was coming under attack was University of Wisconsin professor Donald Downs. His book Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus was an alarm bell in the night. He saw that the forces of intolerance and repression were gathering strength. Downs has now...
  • Using ‘Transparency’ to Obscure: The Daily Tar Heel and UNC’s Title IX Records

    10/19/2020 4:27:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 19, 2020 | KC Johnson
    “Sunlight,” Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, “is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Few aspects of the contemporary academy more need enhanced sunlight than the Title IX adjudication process, which operates almost entirely in the dark—even going as far as not publicizing the training materials that adjudicators used before the adoption of the new Title IX regulations. Providing only a beam of sunlight, however, can obscure as much as it reveals—as seen in recent litigation involving the University of North Carolina’s Title IX adjudication process. In 2016, the Charlotte Observer, the Herald-Sun, WRAL,...
  • Sad fans are sad, Week 4

    10/19/2020 2:15:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Saturday Down South ^ | October 18, 2020 | Jim Tomlin
    Alabama and Georgia put on a display on Saturday, proving why they are the top two teams in the SEC. The Dawgs lost, but Georgia fans can take solace in two things: One, everyone in the East has at least one loss, so everything that UGA wants to achieve is still on the table. Two, the Dawgs are unlikely to take much damage in the rankings or, more important, in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee. Or, maybe UGA fans won’t find these thoughts that comforting:
  • Vols Fan Calls Radio Show, Says He Lost It During Kentucky Game & His Wife Left Him

    10/19/2020 2:12:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Outkick ^ | October 18, 2020 | Joe Kinsey
    The Tennessee Vols football season has reached the point, after a 34-7 blowout home loss to the hated Kentucky Wildcats, where windows are being smashed by flying beer bottles and wives are looking for new relationships. Now 2-2 after back-to-back losses with Alabama coming to town Saturday, it’s getting ugly, especially on the Tony Basilio Show where this caller said it’s bad in his home. “I’ve been watching Tennessee football for 30 years and I did something today that I’ve never done,” Vols fan said. “I messed up and threw a beer bottle through a window and my wife left...
  • College football top 25 scores, overreactions, Week 7: Clemson, Alabama are quickly clinching playoff spots

    10/18/2020 4:27:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 18, 2020 | Ben Kercheval
    This time next week, the Big Ten will have played its first slate of games in its 2020 season. Another couple of weeks after that, the Pac-12 and the rest of the FBS will have joined the party. It's a reminder that there's a lot of football that not only has to be played, but a lot of football that hasn't even started. And yet the biggest game of the year feels like it just took place. Alabama and Georgia faced off in prime time with both teams trying to prove they are one of the best teams in this...
  • Axios Poll: More Than a Third of College Students Say They’ll ‘Likely’ Protest If Trump Wins Election, Survey Says

    10/16/2020 8:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | 10/16/2020 | Mary Rose Corkery
    Around 40% of college students said they will likely or certainly protest if President Donald Trump wins the election, according to an Axios poll released Friday. Exactly 22% of students surveyed said they are ‘likely’ to protest and 17% said they will ‘certainly’ protest should Trump win the 2020 election, the College Reaction/Axios survey found. More students, 30%, said they would not protest if Trump won and 31% said they are not likely to protest a Trump victory. “The dissatisfaction with the status quo is also reflected by the number of students who are willing to protest Trump reelection with...
  • The BlackLivesMattering of Higher Ed: Some Notes from the Field

    10/16/2020 6:47:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 16, 2020 | Alexander Riley
    When the University of Chicago English Department announced over the summer that, in response to the protests after the death of George Floyd, they would only admit graduate students willing to work in Black Studies (a proclamation that, after media attention brought criticism, they recently removed from their webpage), observers of the increasing dominance of extremist ideas on race and race relations in higher education were not surprised. Indeed, as things go ever crazier inside American universities with respect to racial politics, it becomes more and more difficult for those of us on the inside, watching things deteriorate on a...
  • College Football TV Schedule Week 7 2020

    10/15/2020 12:53:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    FBS Schedules ^ | October 15, 2020 | Staff
    The College Football TV Schedule for the 2020 season is listed below. The schedule includes all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) games scheduled for this season with the date, time, and TV. Rankings are based on the AP Poll until the College Football Playoff Rankings are released.
  • University Of Kentucky Segregated Residential Assistance Training By Race, Sent White People To ‘White Accountability Space’

    10/15/2020 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/20/2020 | Asche Schow
    Whites and non-whites training to be Residential Assistants at the University of Kentucky were segregated according to their race and put through different presentations. The separate trainings were provided to Young America’s Foundation through the organization’s Campus Bias Tip Line, which included emails and documents about the training. White RAs were sent to a “White Accountability Space” where they were given a document that listed 41 “common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.” ... The person who alerted YAF to the segregation wished to remain anonymous and said that white students were required to have the document on their...
  • Christianity is good for us, evangelical college students find better wellbeing by seeking God

    10/15/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios evaluated the influence of religious beliefs on the general wellbeing of college students. Of the 227 participants, there were almost equal portions of self-professed evangelicals, social Christians, agnostic/atheist and other religious groups. Students reported high levels of wellbeing with no statistical difference between religious belief systems. Evangelical Christians more often perceived themselves as: spiritual (P<0.001), accepted by God (P<0.001) and having more purpose (P=0.01). Students who identified as both evangelicals and ‘saved by grace’ showed greater wellbeing (P=0.015). IN SUMMARY, university students have high levels of wellbeing across all religious belief systems, but evangelical Christians show higher levels of...