Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,103
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: academic

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Why Parliament has a duty to keep us in the EU

    08/22/2016 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies
    Now We Know ^ | 8/9/2016 | AC Gayling
    Philosopher AC Grayling explains why he won’t stop restating the arguments until the folly of Brexit is reversed There are five fundamental points that have to be repeated without cease until the folly of Brexit is reversed and the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is reaffirmed. Each one is obvious to Remainers, and has been clearly stated and restated already: but the point is to keep stating them all until everyone – but especially our Parliamentarians – is repeating them in their sleep. 1. Advisory referendum The referendum was not binding. It was held under the terms of...
  • What we know about Mainak Sarkar, UCLA shooter

    06/02/2016 12:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    startribune.com ^ | 06/02/216
    Police discovered what Sarkar titled his "kill list" at his St. Paul apartment on Agate Street, which listed the names of two targeted professors, one of whom was not on the UCLA campus at the time of the shootings. A Brooklyn Park woman was also listed. Brooklyn Park police discovered her body in her home at 12:35 a.m. Thursday. Neighbors identified her as Hasti. • Sarkar's motive for killing the professor was believed to be over the perceived intellectual property theft. • Beck said the professors knew Sarkar had issues with them, but didn't believe he was a danger. •...
  • 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...