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  • Portland professor behind journal paper hoax fears he could lose his job

    01/15/2019 10:44:39 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/19 | Maxim Lott
    A professor who fooled prestigious journals into running absurd hoax papers, as a test of their bias, says he may now lose his job because of his actions. Peter Boghossian was one of three people who collaborated last year to test the standards of various university disciplines, submitting papers loaded with left-wing buzzwords to journals in fields like feminism, race studies, queer studies, and cultural studies. Many prestigious journals fell for their absurd hoax papers. A leading feminist journal published a section of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf that had simply been re-written with fashionable buzzwords. Another journal published a paper...
  • Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get...Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal

    01/10/2019 6:13:10 PM PST · by walford · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10th January 2019 | Phoebe Cooke
    A PROFESSOR is facing the sack after using "feminist buzzwords" to get an entire passage from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" published in an academic journal. Peter Boghossian helped create a series of spoof academic papers to satirise a number of fields including what he describes as the "grievance studies" - including fields on gender, obesity and homosexuality. Assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian appears defiant for his role in the elaborate hoax. The assistant philosophy professor at Portland State University in Oregon penned a total of 20 "intentionally broken" and "nonsense" papers with the help of two collaborators. Each of one was...
  • Cultural Marxism Is Real

    01/04/2019 6:48:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Allen Mendenhall
    Samuel Moyn, a Yale law professor, recently asked, “What is ‘cultural Marxism?’” His answer: “Nothing of the kind actually exists.” Moyn attributes the term cultural Marxism to the “runaway alt-right imagination,” claiming that it implicates zany conspiracy theories and has been “percolating for years through global sewers of hatred.” Alexander Zubatov, an attorney writing in Tablet, countered that the “somewhat unclear and contested” term cultural Marxism “has been in circulation for over forty years.” It has, moreover, “perfectly respectable uses outside the dark, dank silos of the far right.” He concluded that cultural Marxism is neither a “conspiracy” nor a...
  • The Professor Who Was Harassed for Pointing Out the Truth

    12/14/2018 6:36:05 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 14, 2018 | George Leef
    That famous line from the movie A Few Good Men—“You can’t handle the truth!”—applies more and more to the world of higher education. If you doubt that, consider the case of professor Samuel Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College. Abrams, a tenured professor of political science who admits that he “leans conservative” has been studying the political landscape of American higher education. In an op-ed piece for The New York Times, Abrams argued that the heavy imbalance toward leftism that we see among faculty members is even more pronounced with respect to college administrators, especially those who directly interact with students....
  • An Idea to Make Colleges Functional

    12/09/2018 7:28:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The United States spends an ungodly sum on colleges and universities. A lot of that money provides little to no benefit to the consumer (student) or to our society. Many students end their college careers steeped in debt. Yet we have a shortage of people in many critical areas. Here is an idea to solve that. Colleges today offer degrees to people that provide them little opportunity for supporting themselves for the rest of their lives. The idea of a liberal arts education used to make a certain amount of sense. When the cost became enormous with the resulting disaster...
  • Heather MacDonald warns US colleges are breeding hate

    12/08/2018 1:57:54 AM PST · by Candor7 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2nd December 2018 | Mark Levin
    This is a rush transcript from "Life, Liberty & Levin," December 2, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARK LEVIN, HOST: Hello America, I am Mark Levin, this is "Life, Liberty & Levin" with our great guest, Heather Mac Donald, how are you? HEATHER MAC DONALD, FELLOW, MANHATTAN INSTITUTE: Fine, thank you, Mark. Thank you for having me on. LEVIN: Well, you have a BA and MA in English. You have a JD. You are a lawyer, but you are a scholar in so many areas -- race relations, immigration, policing in...
  • What the Hoax Papers Tell Us about the Decline of Academic Standards

    11/28/2018 8:07:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 28, 2018 | Phillip W. Magness
    By now, most followers of the higher education press have heard of the “grievance studies” or Sokal Squared hoax. In this incident, a team of three researchers successfully published several hoax papers on intentionally absurd subjects in ostensibly serious scholarly journals. Their purpose was to demonstrate the susceptibility of these venues to low-quality, ideologically charged “research” that advances left-wing identity politics. The hoax articles lampooned the academic fashionability of its chosen subject areas. Samples of the published papers included an article on “rape culture” among dogs in urban dog parks, a piece espousing a theoretical framework for the acceptance of...
  • UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out

    11/13/2018 1:31:49 PM PST · by Jessarah · 18 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nanette Asimov
    A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student government or face a recall.
  • Pro-Abortion Professor Who Said Republican Men Should Be Castrated Calls Fox News “Terrorists”

    11/08/2018 5:31:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | 11.07.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Georgetown University professor who wished for violence against white Republican men went after conservatives again last week on Twitter.C. Christine Fair, who is on administrative leave after the first violent tweet, called Fox News employees “terrorists” on Oct. 28, according to the Washington Free Beacon.“When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace for an intimate dinner with the president,” Fair wrote on Twitter. “Thanks Fox News Terrorists!” When your plane lands late, you and your colleagues are met on the tarmac, and ferried to the Presidential Palace...
  • NC State Professor Apologizes For Suggesting Students ‘Block Fox News’ From Family Members

    10/31/2018 2:12:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 30, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    A North Carolina State University professor apologized after handing out a paper that suggested students “block Fox News” from family members. “When they’re not looking, set the parental controls on the TVs of your family members to block Fox News,” the handout said. “Fox News spreads bigotry and hatred.” . . Michaela DeSoucey, a Professor at North Carolina State University handed this paper out to her students, telling them to block Fox News and follow liberal commentators to name a few.
  • Begging for it: Ole Miss prof urges people to stick their hands in Republicans’ meals

    10/18/2018 12:31:07 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 58 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/18/18 | USA Features
    Not Smart: A professor at the University of Mississippi has called on people to desecrate the meals of Republicans by “sticking” their hands in their food and stealing the rest of it because they don’t deserve “civility.” “Don’t just interrupt a senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility,” James Thomas, an Assistant Professor at Ole Miss, tweeted Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the...
  • Warren’s Pocahontas Wackiness Shows How Liberals Are A Bunch Of Bigots

    10/18/2018 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s really tough to think of any fresh new ways to mock noted 1023/1024 white person Elizabeth Big Chief Miracle Whip Warren, so I admit I approached writing this column with some reservations.Oh, snap. This is too easy, like convincing a college sophomore from Santa Monica that America can embrace socialism, yet her daddy will still be able to buy her a cute BMW convertible.It’s also irresistible, and so right, to mock this ambitious poser. I can just see the old Mazola ad with the Indian woman saying, “Your people call this ‘corn.’ My people call it ‘maize,’ so Elizabeth...
  • Ole miss professor calls for harrassment of Republicans

    10/18/2018 3:12:56 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 59 replies
    Mississippi Center for public policy ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Brett Kittredge
    James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology at Ole Miss, tweeted on October 6, “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'

    10/17/2018 9:25:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court. “Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Student charged with making 'false alarms' after claiming she received homophobic death threats

    10/10/2018 4:45:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 56 replies
    Yahoo via AOL ^ | Oct. 9, 2018 | Hope Schreiber
    An Ohio University student senate member has been charged with three counts of “making false alarms.” According to an online publication run by Ohio University students called the New Political, Anna Ayers told the student senate that she received homophobic death threats at both her student senate office and her residence. According to the Post — a student-run online publication covering Ohio University and the town of Athens, Ohio — Ayers is an Ohio University senior studying journalism. She reported that she received three threatening messages, but the Ohio University police investigated Ayers’s claims and found that she sent herself...
  • A Georgetown Professor's Castrating Rage: The face of leftist academic hate

    10/05/2018 4:30:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 80 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 5, 2018 | John Perazzo
    Taking her place among the gaggle of leftists who have felt compelled to broadcast their opinions regarding the sexual-abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Georgetown University Associate Professor Carol Christine Fair has weighed in on the matter numerous times in recent days. By any measure, Fair ranks as one of the more overtly angry and unrestrained of Kavanaugh's critics. Professor Fair's reflexive rage may stem, in part, from the tragic fact that in her youth, as she has previously disclosed, she was repeatedly molested by an uncle for about a decade. When Christine Blasey Ford went public with her unsubstantiated, uncorroborated...
  • Georgetown prof: White GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing 'deserve miserable deaths'

    10/01/2018 10:47:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Georgetown University Distinguished Associate Professor Christine Fair tweeted that white Republican senators in the Brett Kavanaugh hearing deserve to die. “Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement,” Fair tweeted on Thursday. Referencing a video of "Lindsey Graham's tirade," Fair, who is a victim of sexual assault, added, “all of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps." "[A]ny of her students that see this rant are going to feel threatened if they have opinions that differ from hers." Tweet This "Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed...
  • For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn to a Quiet Life in Academia

    09/20/2018 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19,2018 | By Elizabeth Williamson, Rebecca R. Ruiz, Emily Steel, Grace Ashford and Steve Ede
    The text message from Christine Blasey Ford this summer worried her college best friend, Catherine Piwowarski. Over their years of friendship — as roommates, bridesmaids and parents on opposite coasts — Dr. Blasey wanted to know, had she ever confided that she had been sexually assaulted in high school? No, Ms. Piwowarski said she texted back, she would have remembered that, and was everything O.K.? Dr. Blasey didn’t want to speak in detail quite yet, her friend recalled her responding. “I don’t know why she was asking that or what it ultimately meant or didn’t mean,” Ms. Piwowarski said in...
  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • Academia Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Racism’ for the Rest of Us

    08/10/2018 7:20:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2018 | By ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
    A “descriptivist” is someone who studies how language is used. A “prescriptivist” is someone who tells other people how to use language correctly. And while these are often framed as opposing camps, they need not be: A thoughtful descriptivist realizes that strongly established usage patterns should generally be treated as rules by someone who wants to communicate effectively; a thoughtful prescriptivist realizes that the rules emerge from constantly evolving usage patterns. There’s a certain strain of prescriptivism, though, that merely seeks to impose rules on other people’s language, often on nothing more than one’s own say-so. Overwhelmingly, these folks are...