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  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee “such as Brookfield and Waukesha” are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if — especially if — proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. “Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • Write Your Own Academic Sentence

    05/04/2015 7:05:32 PM PDT · by Hawthorn · 19 replies
    Need a sentence for your latest article? Write one here! Just select a word or phrase from each drop-down list and click "Write It." http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/toys/randomsentence/write-sentence.htm
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • Me & Thornberry Annoy an Australian Leftist on Ferguson

    11/28/2014 2:49:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson. Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Kampmark has been associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and unsuccessfully ran for the Australian Senate under the Wikileaks Party banner. In addition to taking Larry and I to task, Kampmark also criticizes NRO's Rich Lowry and Ian Tuttle. Here is what Kampmark writes about Thornberry and me: [must read...
  • The writer who took Mao out into the cold

    10/03/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2 Oct 2014 | anon
    Pierre Ryckmans, writer and academic. Born 1935, died 2014 Nowadays Mao is generally regarded as a tyrant on a par with Hitler and Stalin — worse, by some measures, if “indirect deaths” (starvation due to his policies) are counted in the overall toll. Yet in the 1970s he was the darling of the European radical Left. Pierre Ryckmans was born in Brussels into a well-off, devout Roman Catholic family. One relative was a monsignor; another a governor of the Belgian Congo. He first visited China in 1955 as a student and subsequently worked in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong before...
  • Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.

    09/13/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” says an FBI report from Sept. 2nd.“One recruitment method used by the Cubans is to appeal to American leftists’ ideology. “For instance, someone who is allied with communist or leftist ideology may assist the [Cuban intelligence service] because of his/her personal beliefs.” Not that any of the above should come as earth-shaking news to anyone who:A: Attended a typical college and suffered through typical Liberal Arts courses. B. Knows anything at all about the history of Cuban spying in the U.S.Give the A.B....
  • Menstrual Activism

    07/27/2014 11:12:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | Mike Adams
    In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.” As a part of the course, Fahs asked students to break into groups and engage in what she termed "menstrual activism." More specifically, students were asked to choose some aspect of cultural attitudes toward menstruation that they wanted to "improve." Before you continue reading this column, please know that I'm not making this up and I'm not hallucinating. I stopped dropping acid in the late 1980s. Some of you may be wondering what kinds of "cultural...
  • Will Dunbar Rise Again?

    05/04/2014 7:54:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 May, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Thomas Sowell California --(Ammoland.com)- Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again — and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of Columbia.There has not been much controversy about Dunbar High School for a long time. Since sometime in the late 1950s, it has been just one more ghetto school with an abysmal academic record – and that has been too common to be controversial.What is different about the history of Dunbar is that, from its founding in 1870 as the first public high school in the country...
  • Lib Professor: Disney is Racist, and Only Black People Like Jazz

    04/29/2014 2:16:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-29-2014 | Michael Schaus
    Don’t you just love classic Disney movies? Animated cinematic adventures that espoused the importance of life values, growing up, and racism… Well, that’s what some lefty professor is arguing at Syracuse University. Apparently, the Jungle Book is just chock-full of racism (and not because of “man-cub’s” strange desire to remain uncultured). Professor Robert Thompson told Yahoo Movies (um… this article was forwarded to me – like most people, I don’t actually visit Yahoo Movies) that the Jungle Book is racist because of something to do with Louie Armstrong. Apparently, when Mowgli meets the Ape King, young children are being brainwashed...
  • ‘I would love to teach but…’ (WaPo)

    01/06/2014 6:27:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    I recently published a post with various answers to the question: How hard is teaching? Here is one response I received by e-mail from a veteran seventh-grade language arts teacher in Frederick, Maryland, who asked not to be identified because she fears retaliation at her school. In this piece she describes students who don’t want to work, parents who want their children to have high grades no matter what, mindless curriculum and school reformers who insist on trying to quantify things that can’t be measured.
  • Scientific Groupthink and Gay Parenting

    12/18/2013 10:16:33 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 8 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | December 18, 2013 | Richard E. Redding
    The controversy over a recent study on gay parenting illustrates a sociopolitical groupthink operating in the social scientific community. Scientists should go where the science takes them, not where their politics does. University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus’s study, “How Different Are the Adult Children of Parents Who Have Same-Sex Relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study,” published in the academic journal Social Science Research last year, caused a firestorm in the scientific community. Unlike most previous studies, Regnerus found that children of parents who had experienced a same-sex relationship fared worse than children of heterosexual parents on...
  • White gun owners more likely to be racists: study

    11/06/2013 11:06:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    "................................Citing results that show attitudes among white people toward guns appear to be influenced by “illogical racial biases,” the study’s authors suggest that gun-control policies might need to be implemented “independent of public opinion.”
  • BDS lied about Stephen Hawking joining anti-Israel academic boycott

    05/08/2013 6:02:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-8-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The academic boycott of Israel organized by the BDS movement claimed a big success when the Guardian ran an article yesterday, Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel. That report set off a furious response, since the academic boycott of Israel is anathema to almost all academics. In the U.S., only the disreputable actions of the Association of Asian American Studies, led by U. Mass-Boston Professor and Associate Provost Rajini Srikanth, have given any legitimacy to the boycott. The boycott, which singles out only Israel, attracts open and de facto anti-Semites and those in the leftist-Islamist coalition who seek Israel’s...
  • Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

    05/08/2013 4:42:13 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5/7/13 | Harriet Sherwood, Matthew Kalman
    Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president's conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres's 90th birthday. Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to...
  • In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up

    04/06/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 18 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 3-28-2012 | Sharon Begley
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
  • Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

    01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 60 replies
    LiveScience.com via Yahoo! ^ | 1/26/2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.SNIPLow-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.
  • Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next steps (Chancellor denies free speech?)

    11/29/2011 1:09:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KIONrightnow ^ | 11/29/11 | Matt de Nesnera
    Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next stepsUpdated: Nov 29, 2011 2:29 PM EST By Matt de Nesnera SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- About 50 students spent the night sleeping in cubicles or on the floor of an academic building at the University of California Santa Cruz as part of a protest against rising tuition costs and university police, but they could be preparing to leave. Monday, students responded to a call from the Occupy University of California Davis movement for a strike across the 10-campus University of California system. Demonstrators prevented the roughly 100 staff members from entering the...
  • 'Occupying' The Classrooms

    10/28/2011 6:05:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 28, 2011 | Editor
    Education: As if Occupy Wall Street and its parasitic protesters weren't a bad enough example for children, now teacher unions and their enablers are getting into the act with disturbing ideas about "teaching" its tenets. Little noticed in the protest army sitting in against Wall Street, the educational establishment is more involved than you might think. From teachers disrupting school board meetings to classroom use of lesson plans about the "Occupy" protests to "teach-ins" that aim to educate the public about protest demands, we are witnessing a vast spread of economic illiteracy for political purposes. It started early this month...
  • Academic Jihad at George Washington University

    04/11/2011 5:23:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/11/11 | Pamela Geller
    This is Georgetown University. Is it any wonder we are raising a moronic, violent, jackbooted generation? And we pay for this, through the nose. There ought to be a national outcry. Instead. our nation's fine young minds are marinating in the toxic ooze. We are the big school donors, and I do not mean the Saudis. Is everyone is a coma? Look at the picture they are using to promote this Islamic supremacist garbage to our children. Note the flag -- it's not Egyptian (it's the flag of the Jewish genocidists). (pic hat tip Urban Infidel) CENTER FOR THE STUDY...
  • Disgraced academic who mocked assaulted TV reporter Lara Logan lands top research job at ...

    03/28/2011 11:31:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/11 | Staff
    A disgraced academic forced to resign after publicly mocking a sex assault victim has landed a Ł50,000 job at a prestigious London university. Nir Rosen was handed the positon at the renowned London School of Economics a month after he made 'cruel and insensitive remarks'about CBS correspondent Lara Logan, who was beaten and molested while covering the Egyptian revolution. Mr Rosen, 33, announced at the weekend he is to start work as a research fellow at the university's global governance centre.
  • Holocaust Denial From U.S. Professors: Academic Freedom?

    12/01/2010 8:53:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/1/10 | Alex Joffe
    Professor Kaukab Siddique of Lincoln University thinks the Jews have "taken over America" by "devious and immoral means. What are the limits to academic discourse? Are lies and calumnies from academics protected speech outside the classroom, as well as inside? Does “protected” mean immune from criticism or from direct consequences? Are there distinctions between statements made within one’s “field of expertise” and those made outside? When do such distinctions become hairsplitting rationalizations or mere defensiveness, as opposed to valuable exercises in reasoning and in defense of a noble enterprise? Consider the case of Kaukab Siddique, professor of literature and communications...
  • The Shadow Scholar The man who writes your students' papers tells his story

    You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists. I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I've worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic...
  • How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others [Not accepted for college?]

    10/21/2010 11:41:09 AM PDT · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Mindingthecampus.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Russell K. Nieli
    When college presidents and academic administrators pay their usual obeisance to "diversity" you know they are talking first and foremost about race.
  • The Real Reason Why Johnny Can’t Read

    10/12/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies · 1+ views
    It is news to no one that our educational system sucks. American students are consistently out-performed by students in other countries year after year. Why? Liberals, progressives, socialists, communists, “compassionate” conservatives (i.e., neocons, RINOs, liberal Republicans) , teacher unions, and other leftist groups would like you to believe that it is some combination of bad schools, teachers, and financing. The solution, as they see it, is to engage in a game of Three Card Monty where students are shuffled from schools that are “failing” them, to schools that will allow them to “succeed” –as though success is a magical elixir...
  • Hating Jews

    07/08/2010 7:04:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-08-10 | Nancy Morgan
    Last month, students at a Southern California high school were caught playing a late-night on-campus game of tag called "Beat the Jew." On the popular social networking site Facebook, a user named Alex Cookson launched an open invitation to an event called “Kill a Jew Day.” It was the fourth time that a call to murder Jews had been put on Facebook within recent days. In D.C., White House press doyen Helen Thomas was captured on tape nonchalantly opining that all Jews should go back to Germany. Implicit in her statement was her assumption that everyone felt the same way, so what's the...
  • BP oil spill: Is Barack Obama the man for a crisis?

    06/11/2010 4:11:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 59 replies · 1,432+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    Many Americans who elected Barack Obama thought George W Bush was too much the cowboy. After eight years of Texas swagger and a shoot-first-ask-questions-later foreign policy, voters craved the more considered, cerebral and often inspirational persona of a big city law professor. Now, in the midst of a real crisis, they are having second thoughts.
  • Obama Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Entertainment

    06/07/2010 6:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies · 221+ views
    Canada freepress ^ | June 7, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    President and First Lady are partying like rock royalty. The same hypocrite who says our energy costs must “necessarily skyrocket” to fund his political ambition, is giving Marie Antoinette a run for her money when it comes to spending national treasure on personal luxuries. While much of the country is struggling to pay their bills, the President and First Lady are partying like rock royalty. The collection of talent that has made the pilgrimage to the White House to entertain Obama and friends is nothing less than amazing: Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennet, Paul Simon, Marc Anthony, Herbie Hancock,...
  • March 19, 2000: Gore's Grades Belie Image of Studiousness

    06/01/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 32 replies · 707+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2000 | By David Maraniss and Ellen Nakashima
    <p>From his lower school years at St. Albans to his incomplete effort at Vanderbilt law school, Gore was often an underachiever...</p>
  • Cornell University to Offer Degree in News Anchor Hairdo Studies

    04/25/2010 7:51:36 AM PDT · by mattstat · 42 replies · 638+ views
    Ezra Cornell, a generous man concerned deeply about his country and its culture, when he created his eponymous university in 1868 said, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Professors at Cornell (my grad school alma mater and partial source of rent) have stretched old Ezra’s words to the limit. How? The “English department will begin offering a new concentration in cultural studies to English majors. The concentration will allow students to study different mediums and forms of culture, including literature, film, the Internet and music in terms of ‘historical, social, and political...
  • US 'climategate' scientist all but cleared of misconduct (Michael Mann)

    02/03/2010 3:06:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,213+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 03 February 2010 | Catherine Brahic
    A prominent US climate scientist at the centre of the "climategate" leaked email controversy has been virtually cleared of professional misconduct by an internal university enquiry. Michael Mann, of Penn State University, featured regularly in the more than 1000 emails that were hacked from the University of East Anglia in the UK last November. His emails and comments have since then featured in countless blogs and news articles. Some have claimed the emails reveal that mainstream climate scientists have massaged data in order to demonstrate that climate change is caused by human activities. The scientists in the emails, including Mann,...
  • Ukraine academic: Israel imported 25,000 kids for their organs

    12/03/2009 12:45:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,027+ views
    haaretz ^ | 12/3/09 | Lily Galili
    Stories appearing on several Ukrainian Web sites claim Israel has brought around some 25,000 Ukrainian children into the country over the past two years in order to harvest their organs. The claim, which was made by a Ukrainian philosophy professor and author at a pseudo-academic conference in Kiev five days ago, is the latest expression of a wave of anti-Semitism in the country. It comes a few months after a Swedish tabloid ran an article alleging that Israel Defense Forces soldiers have killed Palestinian civilians for their organs. Jews, Israel and anti-Semitism have become a major motif of the presidential...
  • Tenure Deconstructed

    07/10/2009 11:26:24 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 351+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 10, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    Tenure Deconstructed by: Brittany Fortier, July 10, 2009 A system can truly be considered broken when evaluators of hiring decisions are the ones that need to be evaluated. A panel hosted by the Center for American Progress on June 25, 2009, discussed why the American educational system has struggled in keeping itself accountable to students and parents, while at the same time creating a tenure system that critics claim gives teachers jobs for life. Many critics say that evaluation systems for teachers have been a huge reason for this discrepancy. Morgaen Donaldson, Assistant Professor at the Neag School of Education...
  • Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War

    02/20/2009 2:58:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 97 replies · 1,913+ views
    CEH ^ | February 20, 2009
    Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War Feb 19, 2009 — It might be expected that media attention on Darwin would be exceptionally high this month because of his bicentennial, but some of it seems downright religious. The adulation he has been receiving is almost embarrassing sometimes. It is only exceeded by the righteous indignation frequently expressed against intelligent design. In any other context, the fighting words of the Darwinians would be described as hate speech. Here are some recent examples: 1. Shrine to Darwin:...
  • For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    01/29/2009 1:55:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,040+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-29-09 | Raphael Ahren
    In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. While Israeli academics have grown used to such news from Great Britain, where anti-Israel groups several times attempted to establish academic boycotts, the formation of the United States movement marks the first time that a national academic boycott movement has come out of America. Israeli professors are not sure yet how big of an impact the one-week-old movement will have, but started discussing the significance of and possible counteractions...
  • Evan Coyne Maloney's "INDOCTRINATE U"

    11/21/2008 11:11:54 AM PST · by ElKafir · 7 replies · 374+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/21/08 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This is the full movie divided in only 3 parts plus a deleted scene bonus video Indoctrinate U is a feature-length documentary film written by, directed by and starring Evan Coyne Maloney, on ideological conformism and political correctness in American higher education. Among other things, the film examines the use of institutional mechanisms such as speech codes, which it claims are used to punish students who express political views that are unpopular within the leftist academia.
  • Post-Zionist Jewish Academic Converts to Islam

    08/25/2008 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 218+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Dr. Uri Davis, who has often termed Israel an "apartheid state" and refused to serve in the IDF, converted to Islam about a week ago and married a Fatah activist in Ramallah. The conversion ceremony involved two oaths in which Davis recognized Allah and the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Davis said he plans to follow the laws of Islam, but not devoutly. The conversion took place in a Moslem religious court in Baka el-Garbiye, an Israeli-Arab town just outside northwestern Samaria (Shomron). Davis's lawyer explained that the Arabs of the Palestinian Authority know him for his great sacrifices on behalf...
  • The Academic Jihad: Indoctrination Instead of Education

    07/07/2008 3:24:29 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 2 replies · 88+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 7, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "If you can't beat 'em, subvert 'em with subterfuge."--RE Bierce With fatal terrorist attacks on the decline worldwide and al Qaeda apparently in disarray, it would seem a time for optimism in the global war on terrorism. But the war has simply shifted to a different arena. Islamists, or those who believe that Islam is a political and religious system that must dominate all others, are focusing less on the military and more on the ideological. --Cinnamon Stillwell, San Francisco Chronicle If you're an Islamist, it's time for Plan B. Islamists aren't dummies: even as al-Qaida is destroyed on the...
  • Mocked and belittled (Ben Stein documentary)

    04/26/2008 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 51 replies · 135+ views
    World ^ | April 19, 2008 | Megan Basham
    Mocked and belittled Interview: Ben Stein’s new documentary may give macro-evolutionary theory a deserved hard time, and he plans to have fun with it along the way | Megan Basham Bebeto Matthews/AP Though audiences probably know Ben Stein best as the economics teacher from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the actor had a distinguished career preceding the classic '80s movie—just not in the entertainment industry. Long before ad-libbing the world's most famously boring free-market lecture, Stein was a Yale-trained trial lawyer, a professor at Pepperdine University, an economist, and a speechwriter for presidents Nixon and Ford. Even today, along with his...
  • Turkey Academics Defy Scarf Law

    02/25/2008 7:17:26 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 160+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-26-2008
    Turkey academics defy scarf law The headscarf issue has divided opinion in Turkey A number of Turkish universities have defied a new law allowing women students to wear Islamic headscarves. Local media reported students wearing headscarves being turned away from some premises - although exceptions included the Bosporus University in Istanbul. It follows constitutional amendments passed by a huge majority in parliament and signed into law last week. Opposition parties want the law quashed amid fears that Turkey's strictly secular state could be undermined. The main opposition party has said it will ask the Constitutional Court to quash the law,...
  • Brit universities are terror hotbeds

    11/26/2007 4:52:26 PM PST · by Daniel Bliss · 12 replies · 105+ views
    TVNZ ^ | 11/25/07
    British universities are coming under the spotlight in the country's fight against terrorism, with critics calling them a hotbed of extremism while lecturers say any clampdown threatens their freedom of speech. Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently highlighted universities as one of the key areas where authorities needed to act against extremist influences. However, a row is brewing over how officials can clamp down on radical groups recruiting students for militant causes without infringing on genuine academic debate. The issue of campus extremism came to the fore in the aftermath of the London suicide bombings by four young British Islamists which...
  • Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire

    09/06/2007 11:28:36 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 31, 2007 | Mal Kline
    Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 28, 2007 The liberal cadres that defended him for decades have thinned since career diplomat Alger Hiss was convicted of perjuring himself against accusations that he spied for the Soviet Union. In large part, this turnaround stems from mounting evidence of his guilt as can be seen in: • Declassified congressional hearings originally held in executive session; • Federal agency reports once classified that were unsealed when they hit 50 years of age; and • Communist International and KGB files in the Soviet Union and its former satellite nations opened to...
  • Iran Admits Detaining US Academic

    05/14/2007 10:06:13 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 426+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-14-2007
    Iran admits detaining US academic Haleh Esfandiari is one of the leading US authorities on Iran Iran's foreign ministry has confirmed that the government has detained a leading Iranian-American academic. Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said the arrest of Haleh Esfandiari was lawful and she would be treated like other Iranian nationals.Ms Esfandiari, one of Washington's best known Iran experts, was visiting Tehran to see her 93-year-old mother. The incident comes at a time of continuing tension between the United States and Iran. "It is natural if there is any problem, it will be handled by authorities," said the spokesman. Iran...
  • Academic: Extremism Debate Is Being Stifled (UK)

    03/15/2007 7:49:33 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 272+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2007 | Graeme Paton
    Academic: Extremism debate is being stifled By Graeme Paton, Education Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 16/03/2007 An academic at the centre of a row over censorship last night accused Britain of being the worst country for stifling debate on Muslim extremism. Matthias Küntzel, a German author and political scientist, was due to give a lecture at Leeds University on Islamic anti-Semitism but it was cancelled after complaints from Muslim students. As disclosed by The Daily Telegraph yesterday, a number of protest emails were received, although the university insisted the event was axed because of safety fears. Last night the academic,...
  • The Left Thinks Again-Are some members of political faith rediscovering real meaning of Liberalism?

    09/26/2006 5:04:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 386+ views
    MonstersandCritics.com | Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 26, 2006 | Martin Walker
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic (UPI) -- Earlier this year, a group of 'small-l' liberals, left-wingers and progressives came together in Britain to produce a document called the Euston Manifesto. It was a statement of principles in support of democracy, freedom of speech and ideas, and firm opposition to terrorism, all forms of totalitarianism and all soft-headed apologies for it. Now it has found an echo in the United States, where a number of leading academics and intellectuals have signed the Euston Manifesto, and issued their own statement on American liberalism that endorses it. The original British document was the work of...
  • The Rathergate study - needed.

    07/18/2006 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Paul Coletti · 50 replies · 651+ views
    Some student in London . . . . ^ | July 06 | Paul Coletti
    Title Can the internet ever produce a purity of consent? A case study of Rathergate. Introduction On September 8th 2004, memos by the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian purporting to show that a subordinate of his, one George W. Bush, had a less than perfect war record during the Vietnam conflict, were aired by CBS show 60 Minutes II. I believe no academic study on this topic exists. A search of the Proquest dissertations database reveals no existing work. There are several books extant which subjectively cover the episode from various points of view. I will utilise these as...
  • Boston College Professor Thinks Sec. Rice Will Be Tried for War Crimes

    05/12/2006 9:06:39 AM PDT · by gabriel sutherland · 22 replies · 653+ views
    "Democracy Now" Transcript ^ | 05/12/5006 | Gabriel Sutherland
    "I mean, this is a person who, not too many years from now, we may be seeing in front of a war crimes tribunal."Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College. She has written a number of books analyzing the American labor market. What I have quoted is an obvious acknowledgement by an extensively trained, well executed professional of academe, providing her insight on the future of Saddam Hussein or Usama bin Laden. However, I would be lying. The person Ms. Schor refers to is United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice. Madamn Secretary is slated to receive...
  • US Academic Attacks Britain's Hidden 'White Supremacy' (Cornell West)

    04/29/2006 6:35:17 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 821+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2006 | James Langton
    US academic attacks Britain's hidden 'white supremacy' By James Langton (Filed: 30/04/2006) White supremacy is "alive and well in Britain", according to one of America's leading black academics. Speaking before next week's local elections, which could see an unprecedented surge of support for the far-Right British National Party, Prof Cornel West said that white people in Britain have failed to embrace the black community. 'You have a legacy of white supremacy tied to colonial history' In an exclusive interview, the best-selling author, who is a household name on race relations in the United States, said: "Britain is a paradoxical place...
  • New law segregating Omaha schools divides Nebraska

    04/15/2006 4:24:12 AM PDT · by mcvey · 25 replies · 1,284+ views
    NewsObserver (Raleigh, NC) ^ | April 15, 2006 | Sam Dillon
    Sam Dillon, The New York Times Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes ranging from the abolition of capital punishment to the end of apartheid in South Africa. A magazine writer once described him as the "angriest black man in Nebraska." He was also a driving force behind a law passed by the Nebraska Legislature on Thursday and signed by the governor that calls for dividing the Omaha public schools into three racially identifiable districts, one largely black, one white and one mostly Hispanic. The law, which opponents are calling state-sponsored segregation,...
  • C-SPAN to Air David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate

    04/14/2006 11:02:42 AM PDT · by GaryL · 10 replies · 1,891+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 14, 2006 | C-SPAN Scheduling
    David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate From George Washington University to Air on C-SPAN Saturday, 8 EDT. The topic was Politics in the Classroom.
  • Putin accused of plagiarising his PhD thesis

    03/25/2006 10:19:43 PM PST · by ncountylee · 40 replies · 1,211+ views
    timesonline ^ | March 26, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE career of President Vladimir Putin of Russia was built at least in part on a lie, according to US researchers. A new study of an economics thesis written by Putin in the mid-1990s has revealed that large chunks of it were copied from an American text. Putin was labelled a plagiarist yesterday after a pair of researchers at the Brookings Institution, a Washington DC think tank, established that the Russian president’s academic credentials were based on a dissertation he had lifted in part verbatim from the Russian translation of a management study written by two professors at the University...