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  • Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

    01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 60 replies 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 £50,000 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.