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Yale's 'Nightlife' Class Brings Students to the Boom Boom Room for Field Trip
New York Post ^ | November 24, 2011 | New York Post

Posted on 11/24/2011 8:08:48 AM PST by NYFreeper

NEW YORK – A doctoral candidate in Yale University's American Studies Program is teaching a course in "nightlife culture" that includes DJ lecturers, a field trip to New York nightlife hot spots Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room and a discussion titled "Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: New York
KEYWORDS: class; fieldtrip; nightlife; students; yale
This is just another example of our screwed up education system. And these people will wonder why they can't find a good job when they graduate. Yale is just producing another crop of OWS protestors.
1 posted on 11/24/2011 8:08:55 AM PST by NYFreeper
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To: NYFreeper

If you have to take a class on how to get into a club, you have no business in a club.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 8:10:32 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: NYFreeper

$47,000 a year


3 posted on 11/24/2011 8:11:04 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYFreeper

Decadence on display.


4 posted on 11/24/2011 8:17:26 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: NYFreeper
A doctoral candidate in Yale University's American Studies Program is teaching a course in "nightlife culture"...

Many universities employ those who are otherwise pretty much useless to society.

"Those who can't do--teach" is truer than it should be.

5 posted on 11/24/2011 8:18:47 AM PST by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: NYFreeper

And Steve Jobs and others have complained there weren’t enough US students trained to fill his jobs.

Mush....we have turned to mush.

Wonder how much of the cost for this brilliant course of study will cost the American taxpayer when the students protest that they can’t find jobs and demand a bailout that the rats will be happy to provide in return for votes?


6 posted on 11/24/2011 8:24:44 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: NYFreeper

I would take any 4 people from this site, go across the country and cut 25% of the college courses. The we can redo the budget and see how bad off we really are.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 8:24:57 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: NYFreeper
Yale is just producing another crop of OWS protestors.
Worthless degrees given out by worthless high-priced universities run by worthless leftist professors who are working day and night to transform the United States of America into a worthless, piece of crap domain.
8 posted on 11/24/2011 8:33:00 AM PST by samtheman
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To: NYFreeper

Occupy Yale!


9 posted on 11/24/2011 8:33:25 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: NYFreeper
You know, this is human nature at its most basic: borrowing money to pay for a party and then the next morning, railing against the lender for being so evil and crass as to demand repayment. That's humanity in a nutshell, trying to get whatever it can for free, and being downright offended if it can't. Entitled, selfish, and spoiled.

It takes upbringing to instill the character to fight this natural urge (and it is natural. Observe the average 2 year old. That's humanity.) You have to TEACH young humans not to be this way. We aren't teaching them. Well, conservatives are, but liberals aren't.

10 posted on 11/24/2011 8:40:07 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Well said!


11 posted on 11/24/2011 8:44:47 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Raider Sam

I also do not know if a random parade of drunks, druggies, predators and fools counts as a culture.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 8:45:34 AM PST by dog breath
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To: NYFreeper
What a waste of an education, and a waste of thousands of dollars in tuition.
13 posted on 11/24/2011 8:51:11 AM PST by Moorings
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To: NYFreeper

Good use of taxpayer funded Pell Grants. /s


14 posted on 11/24/2011 9:07:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Moorings

Viewed from the right it appears as a total waste.
Viewed from the left it appears as the ultimate meal ticket, a government job!


15 posted on 11/24/2011 9:11:42 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: NYFreeper

the problem: easy gov’t credit for student loans.

This is the Ivory Tower variation on the derivatives debacle, and the bill is coming due.

The solution: no student loans for non-tech/biz/science majors.

Ah, the schools don’t like it? OK..! Then they CO-SIGN the loans, and student debt for such majors should be dischargeable via bankruptcy, just like real estate and ANYTHING ELSE.

No special rules for Universities.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 9:12:16 AM PST by gaijin
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To: NYFreeper

“Your name’s not down, you’re not comin’ in.”


17 posted on 11/24/2011 9:16:03 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: gaijin

The premise for college is that young people go there to improve themselves and make more money later. This fails that test on both grounds; they’re worse off, and they’ll make LESS later.

Who wins? Universities.

Such major are conjured up simply to provide a demand for profs whose skills aren’t marketable in the private sector.

Medications and ladders have warnings labels for the buyer. Securities have loads of warnings for the buyer also.

Why are there no warnings AT ALL for such majors to impressionable young people with access to easy credit..?

THIS IS PREDATION AND FRAUD.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 9:16:46 AM PST by gaijin
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“Excuse me…um, excuse me…Charles? My name is on the list.”

“What list?”

“The DJ’s list.”

“Miss Thing!…[snap!]…There is no guest list tonight!”

19 posted on 11/24/2011 9:31:15 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: NYFreeper

In a couple of years these same morons will be crying about owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans and nobody will give them a job.


20 posted on 11/24/2011 9:48:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Raider Sam

When I was a student there just a few years ago (1959-63) we managed to do it ourselves without adult assistance or supervision. How low the once mighty have fallen.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 10:01:32 AM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: NYFreeper

The nightlife industry is pretty vibrant in NYC. A class on how to properly manage hotels/restaurants/clubs would be beneficial to anyone looking to get into that arena. There is so much darn money to be made. I won’t even begin to tell you what a good door-guy at a hot club can pull in nightly. You’d spit.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 10:07:42 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: NYFreeper

And the dopey parents of these students are paying 50G a year for this garbage?

hahahahahaha what a bunch of idiots


23 posted on 11/24/2011 10:13:08 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dog breath

Well, bacteria can be a culture.


24 posted on 11/24/2011 2:26:15 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: NYFreeper

It is a self-perpetuating problem, too. About the only thing a Doctorate in American Studies is good for is ... teaching American Studies in an institution of “higher” learning. In order to do that, you must convince students it is a worthwhile course of study. Then they get the degree and discover that the only thing it is good for is ... teaching American Studies ...


25 posted on 11/24/2011 3:19:50 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: gaijin
Ah, the schools don’t like it? OK..! Then they CO-SIGN the loans, and student debt for such majors should be dischargeable via bankruptcy, just like real estate and ANYTHING ELSE.

That's something I've also been advocating for a while. I would go further: have the colleges BE THE LOAN ISSUERS, with the loan money coming out of their endowment/budget, and their yearly budgets being dependent upon the repayment cash flow. And, yes, loans being discharged in bankruptcy.

Really suddenly, they will stop admitting students who are unqualified to be in college, and stop offering courses that do not make the student more viable in the job market.

26 posted on 11/24/2011 3:32:49 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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