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  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...
  • A course originally called ‘The Problem of Whiteness’ returns to Arizona State

    11/12/2015 12:33:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Yanan Wang
    Freedom of speech. Racial inequality. Student activism. Safe spaces. These are the phrases that have been lobbied about over the past week, in tones both fervent and contemptuous, as University of Missouri students successfully campaigned for the resignation of their system president. Mizzou is, of course, just the most prominent example. As The Washington Post’s Michael Miller pointed out Tuesday, similar debates are being had and protests held across the country, for instance at Yale University and Ithaca College. At the center of all these debates is another word: whiteness. At some universities, there are classes dedicated to understanding the...
  • The 'most innovative school' in the US is now offering the world's cheapest MBA

    10/22/2015 1:18:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Arizona State University ranked number one on the US News & World Report's 2015 Most Innovative Schools list, besting second-place Stanford for that award. It seems the university is putting that innovation into action with a recent announcement that it will be the first school to offer its full-time MBA program completely free of charge, as first reported by Poets & Quants. Though it would come at a financial loss — more than $20 million annually — the school believes it is an important and necessary investment that will grow an entrepreneurial community of graduates who otherwise wouldn't be able...
  • The Price of an M.B.A. at This School? Free

    10/15/2015 8:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2015 | Lindsay Gellman
    One program at Arizona State University’s business school has a brand-new price tag: $0. Starting next fall, the W. P. Carey School of Business plans to offer full scholarships to all incoming full-time M.B.A. students. The goal is to attract students with nontraditional backgrounds and career aims, and kick off a new business curriculum, leaders say. At the heart of the decision to eliminate tuition was school leaders’ desire to change the complexion of its M.B.A. class, said Carey’s dean, Amy Hillman. Carey’s full-time M.B.A. student body is “a fairly traditional M.B.A. class,” in Ms. Hillman’s words, with the bulk...
  • Today’s “micro-aggression” is the 1940’s “no soap radio;” it’s all a put on of weak minded people

    05/20/2015 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Way too many college campuses are turning out people who spend their time trying to draw some meaning from their poor education. They believed Obama’s lies and thought that just attending college would be their ticket to a career. Now that graduation time is here again this year’s crop of under educated dimwits is learning how wrong they were. They have spent their college years studying things like Peruvian folk dancing and now they are shocked that no one wants to hire them because their degree is useless. Some of these misguided children have turned to a new type of...
  • Arizona State Student Strips on Campus, Ties Chain Around Neck to Protest Black Oppression

    05/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/15 | Aurelius
    An Arizona State University student tied a chain around her neck today, stripped to her underwear, and protested black oppression. Another student posted a picture he took online, and mentioned that this scene took place at Arizona State, before deleting that particular comment: The scene shows a young lady stipped down to her underwear with a sign that reads, "Am I not human because IM [sic] black?" Next to the young lady claiming to be oppressed, in the corner of the picture, her iPhone is docked in a set of speakers. The scene took take place underneath Arizona State's solar...
  • CRO's Lauren Clark joins Fox & Friends to talk about Arizona State's 'problem with whiteness' class

    01/25/2015 6:29:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/23/14 | Sterling Beard
    Arizona State University (ASU) is offering a course on “the problem of whiteness,” which is being taught by a white professor. The course, ENG 401: “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness,” is being offered this spring at ASU’s Tempe campus. The course is being taught by Lee Bebout, an assistant professor of English at ASU. His faculty page lists critical race theory as one of his research interests.
  • White professor teaches the 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State University

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness.” According to the class description on ASU’s website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASU’s Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...
  • Hubble Makes ‘Pillars Of Creation’ Look Better Than Ever

    01/06/2015 8:13:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | on January 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Howell
    Embedded in these Eagle Nebula towers, which are sometimes called elephant trunks, are stars under creation. And in a short span of 20 years, you can see how the stars are slowly blowing the pillars apart. This is leading some press officials to call the structures “pillars of destruction.” And astronomers can chart how everything is changing over time. “I’m impressed by how transitory these structures are. They are actively being ablated away before our very eyes,” stated Paul Scowen of Arizona State University in Tempe, one of the astronomers who led the 1995 observations.
  • Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin tells magazine he's gay.

    08/13/2014 4:38:00 PM PDT · by machogirl · 110 replies
    ABC15 ^ | August 13, 2014 |
    Arizona State University football player Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, according to Compete Magazine. In the magazine's August issue, the offensive linebacker said he told his teammates last spring. "It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace of mind greatly," he said. Serafin told Compete, he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it from him instead of the college rumor mill.
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • ASU revokes fraternity chapter after racist party (MLK)

    01/23/2014 7:45:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2014 9:54 PM EST
    Arizona State University announced Thursday that it is severing ties with a fraternity after the chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes. The school said in a statement that it has notified Tau Kappa Epsilon its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been permanently revoked. Revoking recognition means the 65-year-old local chapter is no longer affiliated with ASU, the group won't be listed on the university's website and it cannot recruit members or hold on-campus meetings. …
  • Columbus Meets Indigenous People

    01/25/2013 10:07:34 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deborah Lambert
    Poor old Chris Columbus. Generations of schoolchildren were taught to praise his exploits, which – after all – included the discovery of America, according to The College Fix. But lately things have taken an ugly turn—and his reputation has suffered irreparable damage, thanks to a claque of revisionist historians who have slowly but surely knocked him off his pedestal. The latest blow to Columbus’s heroic status came from Arizona State University, Tempe, which decided to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People Day. The switch was apparently long overdue, since enlightened souls in the city of Berkeley had launched the first...
  • (Vanity) Arizona State study: 30% of private wealth gone since Obama took office

    11/01/2009 4:41:19 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 38 replies · 1,476+ views
    Hannity Show ^ | 10/30/09 | Rep. Michele Bachmann
    On Friday night's Hannity show on Fox, Rep. Michele Bachmann said (I believe) that an Arizona State University study reveals that in the last 9 months, the federal gov't has confiscated 30% of the private wealth of the country. She mentioned, of course, that adding health care to this would add another 18%, meaning almost 1/2 the wealth in the US would belong to the gov't. Does anyone know how to find this study? I can't find it.
  • Caption these Photos: President Barack Obama at ASU

    05/14/2009 7:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies · 1,811+ views
    May 14, 2009
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Arizona State University commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
  • MSNBC Hosts Visibly Upset Arizona State Not Awarding Honorary Degree to Obama

    04/10/2009 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 42 replies · 1,834+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's not often during midday cable news broadcasting you get to see raw emotion from one or two of the hosts. However, when President Barack Obama gets snubbed, there are exceptions to the rule. On MSNBC on April 10, co-hosts Contessa Brewer and Carlos Watson put their disapproval on display for viewers to see while reporting a decision by Arizona State University not to award Obama an honorary degree for speaking at the school's commencement next month. "In other news, President Obama will be giving the commencement address at Arizona State University on May 13th. But the president will not...
  • Napolitano and Kyl lead in polls (Kyl up 11, Napolitano up 36)

    09/27/2006 5:16:17 PM PDT · by okstate · 19 replies · 636+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 27 September 2006 | AP
    PHOENIX – Arizona voters have begun to make up their minds about who they want in the U.S. Senate. And it doesn't look good for Democratic challenger Jim Pederson. A poll released by Channel 8 and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University shows Republican incumbent Jon Kyl has held his lead over Pederson. At the same time the pool of undecided voters has shrunk. Kyl received 49 percent of 882 likely voters surveyed between September 21st to the 24th. Pederson received 38 percent and Libertarian Richard Mack got 2 percent. The poll has...
  • Online Education

    06/21/2006 5:56:34 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 254+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 16, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Enrollments in online courses are increasing 10 times faster than traditional enrollments. Let's see, every time someone visits a campus, takes a tour, visits a book store, eats in a cafeteria, looks at an empty gym or stadium, and then sits with a counselor for an hour or so, and then finally signs the enrollment form...10 people sign up online! Uh...gee...I wonder ...If I were a school, where should I apply my time and effort? Hard question. Schools like Arizona State University expect enrollment in at least one online course to soar from 15,000 to 100,000 within the next five...
  • Affirmative Action bake sale stirs protest

    04/01/2005 9:02:03 AM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    ASU Web Devil ^ | 3/30/05 | Michael Famiglietti
    Tensions rose in front of the Memorial Union on Tuesday over an affirmative action bake sale that sold cookies at prices determined by the buyer's race. ASU's College Republicans set up the bake sale to protest affirmative action. It sold cookies, Zingers and Twinkies to white males for $1, to white women for 75 cents, to Asians and Pacific Islanders for $1.25, to black and Hispanic males for 50 cents and to black and Hispanic women for 25 cents. Jared Sandella, president of the club, said he knew some people wouldn't agree with the club's position, but both white and...