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  • Another University Will Have To Pay For Its Title IX Zealotry

    02/25/2018 7:46:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The Obama administration was notable for its disregard of the rule of law in its avid pursuit of politically desirable outcomes. Law professor David Bernstein’s book on that subject, Lawless examined many such instances (see my review here) including the demand by Department of Education officials that colleges and universities scrap due process for accused male students in pursuit of high numbers of punishments for sexual assault. Now some of the schools that eagerly complied with the Department’s abuse of Title IX (the 1972 law that was written to keep schools that received federal funds from discriminating against women applicants)...
  • Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

    06/26/2017 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 26, 2017
    HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle. Harrisonburg Votes is a...
  • Virginia Universities Battling Free Speech

    11/19/2016 4:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | James G. Robertson
    Three universities in Virginia associated with our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, James Madison University, and George Mason University, are embroiled in free speech battles over what faculty, students, and employees can or cannot say. University of VirginiaLast week, UVa faculty released a letter to President Sullivan wherein they requested that she stop quoting Thomas Jefferson in mass emails to faculty, students, and employees. For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey (here.) Ostensibly, the rationale had something to do...
  • Virginia Young Democrat Caught Voting For 19 Dead World War II Vets

    10/27/2016 11:07:50 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group was caught filing applications for dead people, including a World War II veteran that died in 2014. Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student working for HarrisonburgVotes admitted to submitting 19 applications of dead individuals. A clerk was double-checking the entries of registered voters in the Shenandoah Valley city of Harrisonburg and came across the name Richard Allen Claybrook Sr., a name that she recognized. The clerk recalled that his son is a well-known local judge and remembered that his father had died a few years prior. Claybrook Sr....
  • Virginia Young Democrat Caught Registering Dead WWII Veteran to Vote

    09/30/2016 7:35:26 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk. Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student working for HarrisonburgVotes, confessed earlier this month that he submitted 19 applications for deceased individuals, according to a report in the local Daily News-Record.
  • NEW: Charges Likely In Voter Registration Fraud Case (Virginia)

    10/21/2016 3:08:57 AM PDT · by Godebert · 44 replies
    Daily New-Record ^ | 10/20/16 | Tony Brown
    HARRISONBURG — Charges are likely to be filed before Election Day in the case involving a James Madison University student, the voter registration organization he worked for, and the submission of false voter-registration applications. Harrisonburg Director of Elections Debbie Logan, told the city Electoral Board on Wednesday that the FBI had given her that information and the names of the 19 people who were falsely registered, five of them deceased. Previous reports said that all 19 false registration applications were in the names of the deceased.
  • University distributes seven-page speech guide

    10/04/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    tudent leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions. Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a...
  • As many as 20 dead people applied to vote in Harrisonburg

    09/30/2016 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washungton Times ^ | Sept. 30, 2016 | AP
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Harrisonburg officials have confirmed that about 20 voter applications in the swing state of Virginia were recently sent in under the names of dead people. Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan told news outlets Thursday that investigators have found 18 to 20 potentially fraudulent registrations. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2dwFsQ9 ) reports the applications were turned in by a voter registration group called HarrisonburgVOTES. The group could not be reached for comment Thursday.
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters…

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Virginia students prove why love is the best response to hate (Beck doesn't like 'homophobes')

    09/17/2014 6:09:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 40 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Glenn Beck
    Earlier this month, a preacher delivering a homophobic sermon set up camp outside the Carrier Library at James Madison University in Virginia. According to reports, the radical preacher was telling gay individuals they were going to hell, in addition to telling students who identified as Christians they too were headed “straight to hell” for living a life of sin. Instead of reciprocating with hateful rhetoric, however, JMU students responded in an admirable way. As the preacher rages on, one student began to play the guitar while others sang the hymn “How He Loves.” “This is the way you handle it,”...
  • 68 NCAA tournament bracket facts

    03/18/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    In the past three years, 54 of 198 (27.3 percent) NCAA tournament games have been decided by three points or fewer (or went to OT), the most in any three-year span in tourney history. Considering that, along with the unpredictable nature of things all season long in college basketball, we should be in for quite a ride during the next three weeks. So, if you like to consider historical trends -- some more recent than others  when you fill out your bracket, we've got plenty to consider … 68, in fact, in honor of the size of the tourney...
  • JMU’s right to bear arms? : College Republicans host gun week(VA)

    03/18/2011 12:13:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    breezejmu.org ^ | 17 March, 2011 | Ryan Platt
    The right of JMU students to wield guns was the hot topic the week before spring break. "The issue on our campus is that anyone is allowed to bring a gun on campus, but it's illegal for a student or faculty member to carry a [concealed] gun," said Emily Buck, a senior and co-chair of College Republicans. She said she is concerned that the current law infringes on students' ability to defend themselves if someone were to come on campus with a firearm. Buck said that even if an area is gun-free, that doesn't at all mean it is safe....
  • David Barton (Wallbuilders) to speak in Harrisonburg, VA on Mon. May 24

    05/03/2010 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 254+ views
    David Barton, Founder and President of Wallbuilders, will be the featured luncheon speaker on “Keys to Good Government – According to the Founding Fathers” from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 24, at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center. Seats are $25/person or $200 for tables of eight. For reservations, write to family@valleyfamilyforum.org or call (540) 438-8966.
  • (JMU - Virginia) Crowded off-campus party degenerates into 'war zone'

    04/13/2010 12:33:35 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 1,322+ views
    HARRISONBURG, VA. -- The bottle caps, broken glass and empty plastic cups littering a neighborhood near James Madison University's campus suggested that the events of Saturday afternoon were nothing more than a kegger gone bad. But those who witnessed the party-turned-riot recalled chaos so out of character for this Shenandoah Valley town that by Monday afternoon, it still had the power to amaze. "When you are setting off tear gas and people still aren't leaving, you know it's bad," recalled Lt. Kurt Boshart of the Harrisonburg Police Department. "It was really bad." Each semester, James Madison students organize a huge...
  • Cops: Virginia college students pelted city plow, unmarked police car (Charged with Felonies)

    02/09/2010 3:37:06 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 40 replies · 966+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 02/09/2010 | The Smoking Gun
    FEBRUARY 9--Felony snowball throwing charges have been leveled against two Virginia college students for allegedly pelting a city plow and an undercover police car during Saturday's blizzard. Charles Gill and Ryan Knight, both 21, were nabbed by cops in Harrisonburg, where they attend James Madison University. According to police, the pair first targeted a city plow last Saturday afternoon. The driver responded by calling cops to report the frosty fusillade. When police responded to the scene in a bid to identify the assailants, their unmarked vehicle also came under an icy assault, according to a Harrisonburg Police Department press release....
  • Felony Snowball Tossing Charges Lodged

    02/09/2010 9:43:27 AM PST · by PilotDave · 70 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Smiking Gun ^ | 9 Feb. 2010 | Staff
    Felony snowball throwing charges have been leveled against two Virginia college students for allegedly pelting a city plow and an undercover police car during Saturday's blizzard. Charles Gill and Ryan Knight, both 21, were nabbed by cops in Harrisonburg, where they attend James Madison University. According to police, the pair first targeted a city plow last Saturday afternoon. The driver responded by calling cops to report the frosty fusillade. When police responded to the scene in a bid to identify the assailants, their unmarked vehicle also came under an icy assault. Gill and Knight, a guard on JMU's basketball team,...
  • Explosive Device Set Off on Virginia Train Tracks, Feds Say

    01/28/2010 8:58:19 AM PST · by edcoil · 9 replies · 602+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1-28-01 | EDCOIL
    Federal officials say they are investigating an explosive device that was set off on train tracks near a college campus in Harrisonburg, Va. Rich Marianos, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm, said local residents reported hearing a boom about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. He said local police have investigated and determined there was an explosive device on train tracks near the campus of James Madison University at Cheapeake Street and Cantrell Avenue. He said there were no injuries and terrorism is not suspected
  • Fatal frog fungal disease figured out - Electrolyte imbalance stops amphibians' hearts.

    10/23/2009 9:00:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,246+ views
    Nature News ^ | 22 October 2009 | Emma Marris
    Frogs are suffering from a fatal fungal infection.Vance T. Vredenburg/SFSU A fungal infection that is killing amphibians around the world acts by disrupting the flow of electrolytes across their skin, ultimately causing heart failure. The discovery is helping to raise hopes that a treatment for the infection could one day be given to amphibians in the wild.Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a kind of chytrid fungus that causes the skin disease chytridiomycosis in amphibians, was likely spread around the world by the South African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) in the 1930s and 1940s, when the frog was widely used as a pregnancy test....
  • Police arrest teen in double slaying

    12/22/2008 12:22:38 PM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 23 replies · 1,439+ views
    The News & Messenger ^ | 12/22/2008 | Staff
    Staff Published: December 22, 2008 Prince William County police have charged a 17-year-old in the double slayings of a Dale City woman and her teenage son. Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said Monday that Jean C. Smith, 39, and her son James Smith, 19, were killed during an attempted burglary at their home on Langford Court on Friday afternoon. The 17-year-old, who lives in the neighborhood, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, burglary and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Neighbors and sources identified the teen as Xavier Pinckney. His girlfriend, 22-year-old Jacqueline Munoz,...
  • What's love got to do with it?

    09/25/2005 2:29:13 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/25/05 | Paul Jacob
    James Madison, father of our U.S. Constitution, must be rolling over in his grave. You see, he forgot to put love in it. By congressional edict, schools and universities across the nation were recently required to spend some time on or around September 17 teaching about the Constitution. That's the date our nation's founding document was ratified back in 1787. Robert Byrd, West Virginia's Ku Klux Klan leader turned Senator, authored the legislation. Byrd's considered something of a constitutional scholar by his congressional colleagues. (Mobsters, no doubt, thought Al Capone an expert on criminal justice.) The law mandates any educational...