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  • Charted: The World’s Top 100 Universities, by Country

    07/13/2024 8:40:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Visual Capitalist ^ | 07/13/2024 | Pallavi Rao
    Visual Capitalist's Pallavi Rao breaks down which countries host the most top 100 universities in the world, as per the World University Rankings 2024, sourced from Times Higher Education.The ranking measures 1,906 universities across 108 countries on 18 performance indicators across broad pillars like teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.The U.S. Dominates in Higher EducationNot only does the U.S. have the most top 100 universities (36), it is also the most represented country (169 universities) in the entire ranking catalog of nearly 2,000 schools.Adding the U.S. number to that of Canada’s (3) gives a regional total for...
  • President Emeritas

    06/30/2024 5:05:02 PM PDT · by 2manydegrees · 41 replies
    I don't see why there seems to be so much disruption and confusion over natural communication problems due to aging related cognitive decline. This is not an occasion for shock and dismay. Father time is doing his natural work. Bright smiles and positive loving messages for the family are in order. Our finest educators and scientists continued in their roles as anchors of their institutions and bright stars in in the faculty of premier universities for many years after their years of productivity. Give Joe Biden a party, a good-sounding title (One is mentioned in the title) and let's move...
  • Minnesota university ends 30% of degrees, cuts staff

    06/13/2024 5:29:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    College Fix ^ | JUNE 12, 2024 | College Fix Staff
    St. Cloud State University finalizes plan to cut back on degrees, minors amidst budget problems Nearly one in three degree programs at St. Cloud State University will get the ax, due to budgetary problems. Roughly 60 percent of minors are also getting the boot at the public university, according to a recent announcement. “In a presentation to the campus community on Tuesday, SCSU Acting President Larry Lee confirmed the university will suspend 42 degree programs and 50 minor programs,” KARE 11 reported yesterday. The news outlet reported that other cuts were made last year as well. “The reductions will leave...
  • The 500

    06/07/2024 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | May 27, 2024 | Natan Sharansky
    In the furor over America’s campuses, it was easy to miss the letter that 500 of Columbia University’s Jews penned and signed to present their position in their own voice. Yet it was this letter, quietly distributed and far less aggressive than some of the other events that overshadowed it, that may prove to be the turning point in the struggle for American Jewry’s future. This is why. Twenty years ago, just after the second intifada, I went on a tour of American and Canadian campuses. Shaken by what I saw and heard, I told (then) Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...
  • The connection between left-wing organizations in Israel and the anti-Semitic protests in the USA was revealed (incl. HRW Sari Bashi's "Gisha")

    06/02/2024 2:46:20 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 13 replies
    Kol Chai ^ | May 8, 2024
    "Ad Kan" exposing: The far left organizations: "breaking the silence," "Gisha," "Akevot," "Yesh Din" and "Adalah" receive millions of shekels from the funding bodies of the US protests against Israel. "Ad Kan" organization: "It is time for the Israeli government to stop the flow of funds from terrorist supporters 'Civilians' in Israel." The research department of the "Ad Kan" organization revealed today (Wednesday) that the funds that finance the front of the struggle against the State of Israel on campuses throughout the USA, finance in the State of Israel a series of radical leftist organizations such as "Breaking the Silence",...
  • University of Chicago settles student COVID lawsuit for $5,000,000

    05/31/2024 6:10:56 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    TheCollegeFix ^ | 5/30/24 | Micaiah Bilger
    Students who sued the University of Chicago for tuition refunds due to COVID-19 closures have reached a nearly $5 million settlement agreement with the school. The private Illinois university finalized the class-action lawsuit settlement with the students last week, agreeing to pay $4.95 million, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Students affected by the university’s 2020 decision to switch to online classes due to COVID-19 could receive $25 or more from the settlement, the report states.
  • How elite universities use your money: It kind of, sort of, just a little bit looks like money-laundering

    05/29/2024 7:48:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/29/2024 | Jason Cooper
    Money-laundering is the art of taking money illicitly gained and cleaning it so that it cannot be traced back to its source and is therefore free and clear. In the television show Breaking Bad, Walter White and his co-conspirators purchase cash-based businesses such as the A1A Car Wash to launder their profits from cooking perfectly blue crystal meth.Crystal meth is illegal and the profits obviously in need of laundering. Sometimes, though, even legally gained money might need to be laundered. What if the government gave you a contract to do one thing, and you wanted to buy something else with...
  • East Tennessee Linked to North Korean Identity Theft Scheme Involving Thousands of It Workers

    05/17/2024 10:52:17 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 12 replies ^ | 05/17/2024 | Hannah Moore
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — A scheme designed to let foreigners do information technology work as if they were actually in the United States has been unraveled by federal investigators. The investigation claimed that Jefferson City was home to one of several “laptop farms” that helped make the scheme possible.According to court documents, the schemes involved defrauding over 300 U.S. companies using U.S. payment platforms, online job site accounts and proxy computers located in the United States. The Justice Department shared that two people have been arrested and search warrants were executed in Jefferson City, Washington, D.C. and other jurisdictions.Federal...
  • Duke University students walk out on Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement speech, chant 'free Palestine'

    05/12/2024 10:40:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/24 | Stephen Sorace
    Dozens of students at Duke University walked out on legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement speech on Sunday, with some chanting "free Palestine," according to videos of the ceremony posted on social media. The student protesters staged the walkout just as Seinfeld, who is Jewish and a vocal supporter of Israel, was introduced, according to the videos. Some students carried Palestinian flags as they left the stadium. Other graduates and guests chanted "Jerry! Jerry!" as the comedian took the stage to receive an honorary degree. Seinfeld delivered his speech without major interruptions, Reuters reported. The "Seinfeld" star opened his speech with...
  • Simkovic: Columbia Law Professor Says Columbia University Violated Federal Laws, Fostered A ‘Hostile Environment’ On Campus

    05/12/2024 5:29:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Law Professor Blogs ^ | May 11, 2024 | Paul Caron
    Columbia Law Professor Says Columbia University Violated Federal Laws, Fostered A "Hostile Environment" On Campus .. Professor Joshua Mitts (Columbia Law School) argues that Columbia university violated the civil rights of Jewish and Israeli students by fostering and tolerating a hostile educational environment on campus. Mitts writes: Since October 7, Jewish students at Columbia have been subject to appalling episodes of antisemitism both on campus and just outside the campus gates, which intensified with the establishment of the encampment. As documented in an open letter signed by hundreds of faculty and thousands of community members, these included chants like “Go...
  • Inside the Campus Playbook To Build a Nationwide ‘Unity Intifada’ in Support of Hamas

    05/09/2024 5:38:04 PM PDT · by CFW · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/9/24 | Adam Kredo
    Just a day after Hamas’s Oct. 7 rampage through Israel, the nation’s largest anti-Israel campus group snapped into action, issuing a call for "unity intifada" at colleges across the country and mobilizing its network of pro-Palestinian agitators for a "national day of resistance" that would "normalize" terrorism against Israel, according to a strategy document reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. The materials provide insight into National Students for Justice in Palestine’s (NSJP) campus playbook and suggest the anti-Israel umbrella group anticipated a conflict in the Middle East and was prepared to unleash its army of adherents on college campuses across...
  • American Universities Are On A Death Spiral, And We Should Help Them Along

    05/06/2024 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/05/2024 | Jason Garshfield
    Everyone knows college campuses have been ideological cesspits for years, but the Oct. 7 response is our chance to burn them to the ground.On March 9, 2023, the Stanford Law School chapter of the Federalist Society invited Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge Kyle Duncan to give a talk on campus. Duncan’s conservative and pro-life views aroused the ire of a mob of student demonstrators, who showed up to disrupt the event with signs bearing messages including, “Judge Duncan Can’t Find the Clit.” Protesters repeatedly shouted down Duncan as he tried to give his speech; one yelled at him, “We...
  • In academia, has the monster the left created broken free?

    05/06/2024 7:44:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2024 | Lewis Dovland
    In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, the computer HAL 9000 jumped the boundaries its creators set and took control of the vessel, killing most of the crew. Are we seeing a similar situation as the little campus Marxists, the ones whom the Democrats’ elites and intelligentsia created, burst out of their academic confines? Have their little minions escaped the lab, much as COVID-19 escaped Wuhan? As it turns out, the revolutionaries have broken free, but it turns out that they and their creators are as one.Or is it a smokescreen to mislead the public and to stall for time?...
  • College girl pelted with objects by anti-Israel protesters for standing up for US flag speaks out

    05/04/2024 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Hannah Grossman
    A student who held up her own American flag at a North Carolina campus Tuesday, after an anti-Israel mob desecrated an American flag flying on campus, said she would die for Old Glory. Anti-Israel protesters targeted the American flag on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's quad — which had been flying at half-mast after four Charlotte officers were killed in the line of duty. At one point, they replaced it with a Palestinian flag – enraging students and inspiring members from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity to take action. "I definitely was emotionally a little bit shaken,"...
  • Princeton students dressed in Islamic attire announce they are going on hunger strike

    05/03/2024 12:14:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    X ^ | 4.3.24
    Princeton students dressed in Islamic attire announce they are going on HUNGER STRIKE. “We will abstain from all food and drink except water until the following demands are met.” Demands: • Divest from Israel • Cultural Boycott • Complete Amnesty from all criminal charges
  • ‘Irrevocably Shaken’: Editors of Columbia Law Review Demand Cancellation of Exams, Citing Trauma Caused by Police Presence on Campus Editors say the ‘violence’ has left them upset and ‘unable to focus’

    05/03/2024 7:22:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    WFB ^ | 4.2.24 | Aaron Sibarium
    The student editors of the Columbia Law Review issued a statement on Wednesday urging Columbia Law School to cancel exams in the wake of the police operation that cleared the university’s unauthorized encampment, saying the "violence" had left them "irrevocably shaken" and "unable to focus." The statement, which represents the majority opinion of the editorial board and was endorsed by five other law journals, including the Columbia Human Rights Law Review & A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, accused the police of "brutalizing" students—though no major injuries have been reported—and claimed that canceling exams was a "proportionate response" to the "distress our...
  • Rutgers Caves to Pro-Hamas Mob, Agrees to 8 of the 10 Demands

    05/03/2024 8:32:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | MAY 3, 2024 11:00 AM | MARY CHASTAIN
    Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway agreed to eight of the ten demands given to him by the pro-Hamas mob that forced the school to cancel final exams on Thursday when they occupied Voorhees Mall.
  • Jewish comedian Michael Rapaport's shows canceled amid anti-Israel protests

    05/02/2024 4:29:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 1:25pm | Madeleine Hubbard
    Jewish comedian Michael Rapaport has had at least two of his shows canceled in Wisconsin as the state's flagship university struggles with an encampment supporting Gaza. Rapaport, who has been outspoken about his support of Israel since the Oct. 7, 2023, attacks, confirmed the cancellation of his shows in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday and he called the decision "Very very very F***ed Up!"Rapaport was scheduled to perform at Comedy on State in Madison on Thursday, but the show was canceled. The venue has not responded to Just the News' request for comment about why the show...
  • I Got Invited to Speak at UCLA - Guess what happened next?

    05/02/2024 4:23:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2 May, 2024 | Robert Spencer
    Back on April 15, I received an extremely courteous message from Matthew Weinberg, the chairman of the UCLA chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), inviting me to speak on campus in mid-May. While I was grateful for the invitation and immediately accepted, being invited to UCLA was the equivalent of getting a message from the dentist saying it’s time for a root canal: it’s painful and unpleasant, but necessary. The pro-Hamas mob in the campus encampment, however, might not allow someone as dangerous as me to speak there. Yes, they’re the ones in charge. YAF explained what is happening...
  • How Reagan Responded to "Mostly Peaceful" Protesters

    04/30/2024 8:00:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 10, 2020 | Daily Caller
    Watch what Reagan had to say about "Mostly Peaceful" Protesters (As heard on Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show.)