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  • Why My Friends and I Had More Wisdom When We Were 12 Than College Students and Faculty Have Today

    07/26/2022 8:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/26/2022 | Dennis Prager
    The average 12-year-old student at a yeshiva has more wisdom than almost any student at Harvard or most other universities. (A yeshiva is an Orthodox Jewish school with an emphasis on religious studies. About half the school day is devoted to religious studies -- taught from the original Hebrew sources.) This is probably true for many 12-year-olds in traditional Christian schools as well. College students do have more knowledge than almost any 12-year-old in religious school. But they have much less wisdom.I know this because I was a yeshiva student from the age of 5 until 19. To appreciate how...
  • Nearly 20 percent of faculty jobs in the U.S. require diversity pledge: American Enterprise Institute Report. Researchers say that is a conservative estimate

    11/30/2021 10:19:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/30/2021 | Nicholas Kelley
    Researchers say that is a conservative estimateA new report from the American Enterprise Institute found that nearly 20 percent of university faculty job listings require a pledge of support for diversity.“Across all 999 jobs [reviewed by the think tank], we find that 19 percent require diversity statements, while 68 percent include the terms ‘diversity’ or ‘diverse’ in some fashion, often as a way of describing the university environment,” the report said.And the researchers told The College Fix that the number is a conservative estimate and they were not surprised with the results.“I was not surprised to learn that 1 in...
  • Rutgers U. faculty groups support prof who said white people ‘gotta be taken out’

    11/07/2021 3:08:00 PM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/07/2021 | College Fix Staff
    Two Rutgers University faculty groups have come out in support of “Professor Crunk,” aka Brittney Cooper, who said in a recent interview that “white people are committed to being villains” and as such “we gotta take these mf's out.” On Friday, the Rutgers branch of the American Association of University Professors said in a statement that after the interview Cooper had been subjected to a “renewed wave of racist attacks for her public scholarship.” “We wish to express our unequivocal solidarity with Dr. Cooper,” the statement reads. “[We] affirm our support of her academic freedom, and […] decry the harassment...
  • Academic Teachers and Political Activists

    10/17/2020 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2020 | John Ellis
    Public concern about higher education is clearly widespread. The causes are many: ugly treatment of visiting speakers, a stifling political uniformity resulting in ideological extremism and hatred, and fringe radical ideas seeping out of the campuses into the wider world. Less publicly visible are numerous recent studies that tell us how little most recent graduates have benefited from higher education. They record astonishing deficiencies in reasoning, writing, reading, basic knowledge, and civics. But with all this, the public is still uncertain. Most see the symptoms but don’t quite know what to make of them, and so continue to send their...
  • John McWhorter: Academics Live In Fear Of The New Campus Maoism

    09/01/2020 5:40:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 9-1-20 | John Sexton
    In a piece published today in The Atlantic, John McWhorter writes that he is getting as many as 50 emails a week from academics who are living in fear that their careers could end at any moment. Their fear isn’t the coronavirus it’s the creeping leftist orthodoxy which treats any disagreement as cause to hound someone out of their job. McWhorter labels it a new form of Maoism on campus, complete with struggle sessions straight out of the Cultural Revolution: A statistics professor says:"I routinely discuss the fallacy of assuming that disparity implies discrimination, which is just a specific way...
  • Demoted and Placed on Probation [Computer Scientist Resisting the PC thugs on campus]

    01/17/2020 4:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Quillette ^ | January 11, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    It all started in June 2018, when Quillette published my article, “Why Women Don’t Code,” and things picked up steam when Jordan Peterson shared a link to the article on his Twitter account. A burst of outrage and press coverage followed which I discussed in a follow-up piece. The original article was one of the ten most read pieces published by Quillette in 2018, and continues to generate interest. A recent YouTube video about it has been viewed over 120,000 times, as of this writing: In his tweet promoting my article, Peterson took issue with one of my claims. I...
  • Snowflakes Get Faculty Backup: Censorship Equals Better Free Speech

    04/24/2017 7:35:48 AM PDT · by smashtheleft · 13 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/24/17 | Shawn Mitchell
    The New York Times today publishes an extraordinary column, titled: What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech. In it, Ulrich Baer, the vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity at New York University argues at length that what liberal snowflake students who want to censor “offensive” ideas get right about free speech is, basically, everything. The gist of his argument is that some propositions are so dehumanizing to the affected people that they are impossible to rebut with equal humanity and legitimacy. He invokes such clashes a Holocaust deniers, racists, or opponents of illegal immigration confronting Holocaust survivors or...
  • Faculty guide: Make class a 'safe space' with 'oops/ouch' method

    03/14/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 14, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A University of Arizona classroom dialogue guide encourages professors to use the “Oops/ouch method,” where students who are offended in class say “ouch” and the offender responds with “oops.” The guide, published by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, provides outlines for how to encourage discussion about diversity in the classroom, explaining that “diversity poses both challenges and opportunities for a college campus.”
  • Nearly 600 Penn State faculty, staff voluntarily retire

    02/28/2017 6:13:11 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 30 replies
    Philly.com ^ | February 27, 2016 | GENE J. PUSKAR
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) - Nearly 600 faculty and staff have taken a voluntary retirement package from Penn State University, including more than 400 employees on the main campus. The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/2mvKKvq ) reports 419 main campus employees took the offer, while 168 others did on satellite campuses. Forty-six percent of employees eligible for the early retirement took it, more than the university anticipated. Faculty 62 and older and staff 60 and older were eligible for a year's lump sum pay if they had at least 15 years' service.
  • Disgusting! More than 100 Berkeley faculty signed petition to prevent Milo from speaking!

    02/02/2017 11:13:23 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 3, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Disgusting! More than 100 UC Berkeley faculty signed a petition to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking! More than 100 UC Berkeley faculty members signed a petition to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking.This is absolutely disgusting.They ought to be ashamed of themselves.Here is the petition and the faculty members who signed it. (The document continues after the first set of signatures, and there are other signatures after that first set.)
  • Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

    10/19/2016 4:21:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 6:47 AM EDT
    Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday morning, affecting more than 100,000 students, after contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the faculty union hit an impasse. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced on its website that its members went on strike at 5 a.m. because no agreement could be reached. The union represents more than 5,000 faculty and coaches across the state, and a walkout was expected to halt classes midsemester. […] This is the first strike in the system’s 34-year history. The union includes faculty from Bloomsburg,...
  • Mob of Yale students encircling professor and angrily demanding an apology over Halloween costumes

    09/16/2016 8:41:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    New videos have surfaced of a Yale professor being protested and yelled at by students for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive or racist Halloween costumes. The fallout of the email saw Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, and his wife Erika, a faculty member, resign from their positions at the university. The new videos, which appeared on The Federalist, give a greater insight into what the students were demanding from Christakis, and his defense that cultural appropriation on Halloween is permissible. Many students in the mob of almost 100 can be...
  • Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

    12/24/2015 7:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration. That’s what makes the honesty of a job posting at the state-funded University of Louisville so unusual.  Inside Higher Education (hat tip: Legal Insurrection) reports: can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are...
  • UW Faculty Mass Exodus

    08/17/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 73 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    He may not be getting as much attention as The Donald but Governor Scott Walker’s higher education reforms in Wisconsin are having a real world impact there. “Who wants to work in a state where tenure is an abstraction?,” Kelly Wilz, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, writes in a column which appeared on the Academe Blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Apparently, not many of her colleagues, even the tenured ones. “The emails keep rolling in,” Wilz writes. “More colleagues leaving–not for better pay, not because they didn’t love their jobs, but...
  • Faculty Who Won’t Leave

    06/30/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Tenured faculty may make up an increasingly smaller proportion of the professoriate than in days gone by but they are hanging onto their jobs with both fists. “Tenured faculty age 50 or older can be divided into three groups—35 % expect to retire by normal retirement age; 16 % would prefer to retire by normal retirement age, but expect to work longer (i. e., they are ‘reluctantly reluctant’ to retire); and 49 % would like to and expect to work past normal retirement age (i.e., they are ‘reluctant by choice’),” economist Paul Yakoboski found. Yakoboski is a senior economist at...
  • UC Faculty Training: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is a Microaggression

    06/11/2015 4:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    The phrase is just one of many that faculty were advised not to use. A University of California faculty leader-training handout instructed professors not to say that “America is the land of opportunity” because that’s a racist, sexist microaggression. According to the handout, called “Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send,” the statement “assert[s] that race and gender [do] not play a role in life successes” — despite the fact that saying opportunities exist and saying that opportunities are more easily attainable for some people than others are not mutually exclusive assertions. Other microaggressions listed on the document include...
  • Study: Law Faculties Short on White Christians, Republicans

    03/25/2015 9:00:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | 03.24.15 | Karen Sloan
    The demographic groups most underrepresented on law faculties include white Christians and Republicans, according to research by Northwestern University School of Law professor James Lindgren. His working paper, “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” challenges the notion that women and minorities are underrepresented in teaching the law. Those groups actually have made significant gains.... But viewpoint diversity did not improve. For example, 59 percent of lawyers in 2013 identified as white Christians, and that group comprised nearly 57 percent of the working population. Yet white Christians made up just 34 percent of law professors. Republican men comprised 23...
  • Academic Freedom @ Risk @ Marquette

    02/02/2015 8:55:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 31, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    To its undying credit, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has questioned whether the academic freedom of a Catholic professor at a Jesuit university was violated. “Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, has sought the assistance of the American Association of University Professors as a result of having been informed, by letter of December 16, 2014, that the university was suspending him with pay ‘until further notice’ from his teaching responsibilities ‘and all other faculty activities’ and banning him from campus,” Gregory F. Scholtz of the AAUP wrote in a letter to Marquette’s president....
  • White House Struggles to Answer Questions About Harvard Faculty Outrage Over ObamaCare

    01/06/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/6/15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    During the press briefing at the White House this afternoon, Josh Earnest was questioned about President Obama’s former colleagues at Harvard who are now complaining about the ACA they once supported. Harvard released a statement that the law is raising health insurance costs and therefore the university would have to change the plans for their staff. Ed Henry asked Earnest if it was “hypocritical” for these professors to claim that Obamacare was good for the country until they, themselves, had to pay more because of it. Earnest, for his part, seemed stumped by the question. He stuttered and stumbled through...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...