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  • The beginning of the end for campus kangaroo courts

    09/26/2017 4:17:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Good news for college men: You’re welcome again on campus. On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up the Obama administration’s one-sided rules on how colleges and universities handle accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The rules, imposed in 2011, were so stacked against the accused — usually young men — that dozens of innocent male students were branded as rapists, kicked out of school and robbed of future job opportunities. Those with sufficient money and fortitude managed to get their names cleared in real courts of law — where rules of evidence, due process and reasonable standards of proof...
  • UNC Charlotte Offers 345 Diversity and Social Justice Courses

    09/25/2017 9:37:24 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, offers a staggering 345 courses on the topic of diversity and social justice. The University of North Carolina, Charlotte released a list of their “Diversity Courses” that spans 21 pages and covers academic disciplines such as Religious Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Languages and Culture Studies, and Africana Studies. Although it’s unclear why UNC Charlotte needs so many “Diversity Courses,” Associate Dean Shawn Long says that the topics discussed in such courses are beneficial to all of the members of the school’s community. “When we consider the concept of diversity, broadly speaking, we mean...
  • University Bans Study On Transgenders Who Regret Sex Change

    09/25/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2017 | Grace Carr
    A university is refusing to allow a counselor who specializes in transgender mental health to study transgender people who regret having a sex change because the school says the study isn’t politically correct. James Caspian, a U.K. psychotherapist seeking to write a master thesis on transgenders who transition back to their birth gender at the U.K.’s Bath Spa University, explained that he thought it was important to study people who had transitioned and then changed their minds after receiving sex-reassignment surgery because no research has been conducted on this group of people. “I was astonished at that decision,” Caspian told...
  • Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    09/23/2017 10:12:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2017 8:42 PM EDT | Maria Danilova
    The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama’s policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had “weaponized” the Education Department to “work against schools and against students.” The change is the latest in Trump’s broader effort to roll back Obama policies. Women’s rights groups slammed Friday’s decision, saying it will discourage students from reporting assault. The guidance released in 2011 and then updated in...
  • David Horowitz's The Left in the University

    09/23/2017 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 23, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. Even progressives who have run afoul of campus Robespierres are writing books about free speech now that their revolutionary children have started devouring their own. What David Horowitz has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years -- the ideological hijacking...
  • How scientists got global warming sums wrong - bullied experts who dared to question the figures

    09/20/2017 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 20, 2017 | By James Delingpole
    The scientists who produce those doomsday reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally come clean. The planet has stubbornly refused to heat up to predicted levels. Right now the scientists owe us an apology so enormous that I doubt even a bunch of two dozen roses every day for the rest of our lives is quite enough to make amends for the damage theyÂ’ve done. Thanks to their bad advice on climate change our gas and electricity bills have rocketed. So too have our taxes, our car bills and the cost of flying abroad, our kids have been...
  • Ohio State Says White Cannot Be Victims of Racism

    09/20/2017 9:10:56 AM PDT · by econjack · 59 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 9/20/2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    According to Angie Wellman, associate director in the Student Life Multicultural Center who led the event, every race that is not white lacks the power aspect, which is why white people cannot be victims of racism.
  • How an Op-Ed Praising the 1950s Triggered Leftist Snowflakes

    09/19/2017 5:09:49 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 9-19-17 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What essentially happened here at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn, a couple of professors, one of them working at the University of Pennsylvania, the other one University of San Diego, wrote an op-ed suggesting that what might be needed in the United States is a return to some of the nation’s values and moralities of the 1950s. And what happened after that op-ed ran is the story. “To the list of forbidden ideas on American college campuses, add ‘bourgeois norms.'” In other words, the old advisories of hard work, self-discipline, marriage, respect for authority. When people talk about going...
  • A Campus Conservative’s Year Facing Anger, Doxing and Intimidation

    09/17/2017 6:30:02 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9-15-17 | Matt Lewis
    It cost more than $600,000 for security so that Ben Shapiro could safely deliver a fairly conventional conservative speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Shapiro (an orthodox Jew and #NeverTrump conservative) was heavily targeted with anti-Semetic attacks by the alt-right. He was nevertheless greeted on the Berkeley campus by signs calling him a “white supremacist.” This was just one more example of how the assault on free speech at America’s college campuses has become pervasive. You’ve probably heard of last year’s high-profile incidents at Middlebury College, Evergreen State College, and (yes) U.C. Berkeley, but...
  • D’Souza: The Left Isn’t Just Tearing Down History, They’re Rewriting It

    09/17/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | DAN RIEHL
    Bestselling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam regarding the left’s assault on monuments, including protesters who recently shrouded a statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia in black. D’Souza said it’s important for conservatives to realize that it isn’t merely about taking down history, as some have claimed. “That’s actually not what they’re up to,” he said. “They’re not merely taking down history. They’re trying to promote their own very selective reading of history,” he went on. Said D’Souza, “What the left is doing is targeting the types of monuments...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • Berkeley Profs Take Stand—Against Free Speech

    09/13/2017 8:15:34 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The university that has proudly proclaimed itself to be the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement may also become its graveyard. "In a letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the larger Berkeley community, 76 faculty members from various departments have called for a complete boycott of classes and campus activities during the so-called 'Free Speech Week' to be held on campus September 24-27," Hank Reichman writes in the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "The week is sponsored by the Berkeley Patriot, a conservative student newspaper, and includes 'Feminism Awareness Day' and a...
  • Georgia teacher removed from classroom after comparing Trump slogan to swastika

    09/13/2017 3:44:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-13-2017 | Fox News
    A Georgia teacher who told students in her math class that are not allowed to wear “Make America Great Again” T-shirts because the campaign slogan was akin to a swastika, will no longer be teaching in the classroom. Lyn Orletsky was seen on a viral video telling at least two River Ridge High School students in Cherokee County that wearing the slogan made popular during President Donald Trump’s 2016 was like wearing the symbol of Nazism, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Cherokee County School District, quickly released an apology and said that the students were not in any...
  • The Question of Race in Campus Sexual-Assault Cases: Is the system biased against men of color?

    09/12/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 11, 2017 | Emily Yoffe
    The archetypal image of the campus rapist is a rich, white fraternity athlete. The case of Brock Turner—the freshman swimmer at Stanford University convicted last year of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after meeting her at a party, but sentenced to only six months in jail—reinforced this. Petula Dvorak, a Washington Post columnist, wrote, “The brilliant smile of a Stanford swimmer with Olympic dreams, the happy privileged face of a white college kid named Brock Turner … This is what a campus sexual predator looks like.” Amy Ziering, the producer of The Hunting Ground, a 2015 campus-sexual-assault documentary, has said...
  • More Details Emerge on What Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Rapes

    09/10/2017 8:46:16 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 57 replies
    New York Post (at Foxnews.com) ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | New York Post
    A previously unreleased police report written 10 years after the most infamous incident in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal at Penn State revealed more evidence that Joe Paterno knew about his assistant coach’s horrific behavior before 2001. The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn State’s football facility, that the head coach told him it was “the second complaint of this nature he had received.” After the news broke of Sandusky’s behavior and his arrest, Paterno, his family and...
  • At Reed College, The Left Clashes With Itself Over Free Speech

    09/08/2017 5:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2017 | John Sexton
    Evergreen State College wasn’t the only progressive school in Oregon where protesters were disrupting classes last year. At Reed College, dubbed the most liberal and least religious of 382 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review, far left students battle with their left-wing professors over the issue of free speech. The Economist reports:
  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • The making of a climate skeptic – at University

    09/07/2017 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | Claire Masters
    The class was languid, most kids were on their phones, or surfing Facebook on their laptops. I sat with my notebook open in front of me, empty except for the lecture title at the top of the page. The professor put a slide up on the projector showing a chart relating CO2 and temperature over the course of a few million years, the one we’ve all seen by now. The CO2 curve lags after the Temperature one, and anyone’s first reading of the chart would probably be that temperature is driving the CO2 changes, not the other way around, if...
  • Anti-Israel group urges Antifa violence against Zionists

    09/07/2017 8:46:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 6, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter is facing backlash for repeatedly equating Zionism with white supremacy and fascism. SJP had initially drawn attention for advertising an event called “Smashing Fascism: Radical Resistance Against White Supremacy,” in which it claimed that “there is no room for fascists, white supremacists, or Zionists” at the Illinois institution.
  • Berkeley Limits Crowd Size for Conservative Speaker to Half the Auditorium Citing (T)

    09/06/2017 6:33:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/5/2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Berkeley replied in an e-mail to Townhall that given “recent, violent incidents in the City of Berkeley and Charlottesville, the University of California Police Department (UCPD) recently completed a revised security assessment for the September 14th event featuring Ben Shapiro.” They said this is “consistent with demands presented by the BCR to the UCPD in a recent written communication, as well as University’s event policy that applies to all student organizations and clearly states: “If UCPD determines that, because of new information it has received or changing circumstances, its security assessment must be modified, it will schedule additional meetings or...