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  • University Administrators and real professors should take note: every brain needs a spine

    11/15/2015 2:28:49 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 2 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2015 | Rex Murphy
    The most recent reports say there is a crisis in child services in the United States. The cost of daycare spaces has reached absolutely astronomic levels. Placement at the University of Missouri, for example, easily breaks the $40,000 threshold. {SNIP} If Jonathan Swift -- and I do not think there is a single protestor at Yale or Mizzou who knows anything about him, except that he is dead and was white) ‚ÄĒ were around today, he would curl up in a fetal ball at the impossibility of mocking a reality so pathetically stupid that it is mock-proof. Yale campus was...
  • Chaos on campus: Students protest, call for heads to roll at schools around country

    11/13/2015 9:47:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2015
    Chaos swept over college campuses around the nation Thursday, as the ousters of the embattled University of Missouri system's president and chancellor earlier this week were followed by dozens of other student protests calling for more faculty and staff heads to roll. A popular professor at Missouri said he resigned Wednesday after students lashed out at him for pledging to give a scheduled exam amid spiraling protests, but the university said Thursday it rejected his resignation. The Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College in California, Mary Spellman, resigned in a letter to the community Thursday, after some at the...
  • As UT prepares for campus carry, professor to leave 'out of self-protection'

    10/10/2015 6:06:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Chron ^ | 10/08/15 | Benjamin Wermund
    A longtime economics professor at the University of Texas at Austin is leaving the school, saying the state's new campus carry law -- which makes it legal for some Texans to carry concealed handguns into college classrooms beginning next August -- has "substantially enhanced" the chances of a shooting. "With a huge group of students my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed-carry law," economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh, who has been at UT since the mid-90s, wrote in...
  • Better that five innocent students get expelled than one guilty student stay enrolled

    09/14/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    The view endorsed by Rep. Jared Polis (this passage apparently both as to public universities and private universities, start at 1:57:28): It seems like we ought to provide more of a legal framework, then, that allows a reasonable likelihood standard or a preponderance of evidence standard [for deciding whether to expel college students accused of sex offenses]. If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people. Weíre not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, weíre talking...
  • 38 Ways College Students Enjoy ĎLeft-Wing Privilegeí on Campus

    07/13/2015 7:39:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies ^ | 6-29-15 | Tal Fortgang
    Among the great ironies surrounding the state of academia is the continued insistence on hearing more and more ďmarginalized voicesĒ and increasing ďdiversityĒ on campus, as if there is some kind of archaic conservative establishment making that difficult to do. One would likely be hard-pressed to find a more left-leaning group than college professors and admissions officers, who prioritize pulling marginalized groups out of their marginalization and adding people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to campus conversations. Yet in their efforts to achieve a more egalitarian conversation, left-wing academics and their students completely ignore (at best) and marginalize (at...
  • Here's the Newest campus microaggression: ďI believe the most qualified person should get the jobĒ

    06/18/2015 6:29:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    That‚Äôs according to the University of California, an arm of state government, as Ace reminds us. I don‚Äôt get it. Since when does government dislike meritocracy?More microaggressions per U of C: ‚ÄúAmerica is a melting pot‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAmerica is the land of opportunity.‚ÄĚ We‚Äôre very close to the end now, my friends.Here‚Äôs a bit from the UCLA diversity handout. On the left is what ‚Äúmicroaggressors‚ÄĚ say, on the right is what they supposedly mean:My favorite is ‚Äúgender plays no part in who we hire,‚ÄĚ a policy feminists have spent decades demanding from American businesses only to dismiss it now...
  • Amherst Student Was Expelled for Rape. But He Was Raped, Evidence Shows.

    06/15/2015 6:48:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 11, 2015 | Robby Soave
    The accused is the victim.Amherst College expelled a male student who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student while he was blacked out. Again, while he was blacked out. The woman he allegedly assaulted was fully lucid. How did that happen? It didnít. The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the male student did nothing wrong. If anyone committed sexual assault during their encounter, it was in fact the female student. The male student, ďJohn Doe,Ē is suing Amherst. KC Johnson parsed his lawsuit here. Agreeing with Johnsonís analysis, The Washington Examinerís Ashe Schow wrote: This is one of the few...
  • Columbia sex-attack accuser creates new work 'renacting' violent sex called: 'This is not rape'

    06/06/2015 8:25:22 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2015 | By Reporter
    The Columbia University student who carried her mattress around campus to protest how the school dealt her alleged rapist has created a video of herself having violent sex for her latest art piece. Emma Sulkowicz's new work, 'Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol' or 'This is not a rape', shows the 22-year-old engaging in consensual sexual contact with an unidentified man before it takes a dark twist. In the footage, she cries in pain and protest in a dorm room as she is slapped, choked and forced into rough sex, the New York Daily News reported. The video was posted on...
  • Anti-Semitism on Campus 2015

    05/15/2015 6:57:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 15, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Itís sad that we have to do an annual recap on this topic. Itís even sadder that we could do more frequent updates. The Amcha Intiative at the University of California, led by the estimable Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, a lecturer in the UC system, has compiled a ďSwastika TrackerĒ which gives ďa partial list of incidents where swastikas were found on U. S. campuses.Ē Swastikas have been display on at least 14 campuses so far this year including: ē Stanford ē Northwestern ē The University of Missouri ē Framingham State University ē Farleigh Dickinson ē Northeastern ē Tufts ē SUNY Purchase...
  • University of Minnesota SDS Delivers People's State of the University Address

    04/27/2015 9:04:31 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    Just an hour after UMN President Eric Kaler delivered his annual State of the University address, Minneapolis activists, led by Students for a Democratic Society members, delivered their own address. Dubbed a "People's State of the University Address", the address centered on the struggle of students, staff, and faculty, including inflated administrations, the need for a diversified campus, tuition hikes, and greater difficulties for workers. This was in contrast the the address delivered by Eric Kaler which was little more than a PR stunt for the more
  • Due process on campus needs a congressional champion

    04/18/2015 10:05:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 2 replies
    Washingtonexaminer ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | BY ASHE SCHOW
    It's a sad day in America when due process rights granted in the Constitution need protection, but here we are. On college campuses across the country, students ó particularly male students ó are learning the hard way that they have little if any due process rights should they ever be accused of sexual assault. Indeed, an accusation is all that's needed to destroy or severely alter their future. The reason for this comes from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which has reinterpreted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to view sexual assault as a form...
  • Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Release Poll That Shows Strong Majority Of Floridians Oppose

    03/30/2015 8:30:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/26/2015 | unknown
    61 percent of Floridians oppose requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. 61 percent of Floridians oppose changing Florida law to allow guns in K-12 schools. Only eight percent of Floridians say the state's gun laws should be weakened, compared to 48 percent who would like to see gun laws strengthened, and 39 percent who would like gun laws to remain unchanged.
  • UMN's new protocol for crime alerts will fail

    03/01/2015 7:19:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As a result of succumbing to its own ceaseless indoctrination about the virtues of diversity, the University of Minnesota no longer will include race and other descriptions in crime alerts unless, it says, there is enough detail to aid in an arrest. Well, if a one-armed flying purple people eater conked some kid over the head and stole her smartphone, that might be allowed to be released to the campus population, although five will get you 10 that there is a one-armed flying purple people eater community on campus who will find the release of that information objectionable on the...
  • Hamas On Campus At U.C. Davis, Students for Justice in Palestine chant "Allahu Akbar,"

    02/02/2015 10:22:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Anti-Israel activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted ďAllahhu AkbarĒ at them during a vote last week on a resolution endorsing a boycott of the Jewish state, according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The commotion erupted late Thursday evening as pro-Israel students attempted to counter a student government resolution to divest from Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists waving Palestinian flags shouted at the Jewish and pro-Israel students as they left the meeting room ahead of an eight to two vote in favor...
  • Student claims he was expelled from W&L for consensual sex

    12/29/2014 7:31:55 PM PST · by WL-law · 40 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:15 pm | By Luanne Rife
    A day after Rolling Stone published an article describing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, a former Washington and Lee student claims he was expelled for having consensual sex with another student who eight months later regretted the encounter and claimed rape. The former W&L student has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the private Lexington university discriminated against him because he is a male, and because it wanted to avoid the negative public scrutiny that UVa was experiencing. Moreover, the student, identified as John Doe in the lawsuit, contends W&Lís Title IX officer advocates to...
  • The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

    12/24/2014 7:50:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2014 | By Katherine Timpf
    There are almost too many to choose from, but here are eleven of the most politically correct moments on college campuses in 2014: 1. Princeton University students launched a microaggression-reporting service. In December, Princeton students relaunched ďTiger Microaggressions,Ē a service that takes other studentsí reports of microaggressions and publishes them on its Facebook page. According to the operators, absolutely anything can qualify as a microaggression since ďthere are no objective definitions to words and phrases.Ē 2. College students invented a roofie-detecting nail polish ó only to be told that thatís actually also rape culture. In August, college students invented...
  • Hook-ups, binge drinking, and violent porn: and weíre surprised by campus rape culture?

    12/17/2014 6:04:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Jonathon van Maren
    About a month ago, Rolling Stone Magazine published a savage story that made headlines across North America, detailing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Controversy erupted almost immediately, with the same tiresome lines being trumpeted: Feminists declaring that this assault was evidence of the prevalence of ďrape culture,Ē and conservatives arguing that rape culture didnít exist. As the UVA rape story began to unravel, feminists got rather shrill, justifiably worried that this could result in other anti-rape measures being taken less serious. Conservatives were a bit triumphant, rather ironically stating that this was another example of...
  • A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA [Virginia]

    11/19/2014 12:09:57 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 17 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 19 November 2014 | Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)
    Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began By Sabrina Rubin Erdely | November 19, 2014 From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill, we're gonna get drunk tonight The faculty's afraid of us, they know we're in the right So fill up your cups, your loving cups, as full as full can be As long as love and liquor last, we'll drink to the U of V ó"Rugby Road," traditional University...
  • BYU Groper To Seek Evidence Suppression

    11/09/2014 8:09:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Duke Dance
    The alleged ďBYU GroperĒ Nathan Fletcher made a brief appearance in a Provo courtroom Monday afternoon. Fletcher has pleaded not guilty to two counts of class A misdemeanor sexual battery. His attorney told a judge Monday that they plan to file a motion to suppress certain evidence from begin presented to jurors at trial. A Dec. 22 date was set to argue on that motion. A five-day jury trial is also expected to be scheduled on that day. During a September preliminary hearing in 4th District Court, 23-year-old Fetcher was identified as the jogger who allegedly assaulted two of 16...
  • Did the University of Idaho just push for "Swatting" of Legal Gun Carriers?

    10/22/2014 5:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt Dorschel, on the left Last Wednesday, 15 October, the University of Idaho held a forum on "guns on campus".†† The main presenter was Matt Dorschel, university executive director for public safety and security.† While the forum attracted only a few students and faculty, the policy presented was radical.†† From the Lewiston Tribune (pdf): Dorschel said any firearm sighting is grounds to call 911 even if a person is not purposely showing their weapon. He said firearm holders have a responsibility to conceal their weapons and they are violating the university's policy if they don't.† Despite this strict interpretation...
  • CRYING RAPE: False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

    09/20/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    SLATE ^ | 09/20/2014 | Cathy Young
    In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had been falsely accused of sexual assault. Last December a woman writing in the comments section of the website xoJane, going by the name Joanie Faircloth, claimed Oberst raped her when she was a teenager. The charge spread across the Internet; Oberst denied it and brought a libel suit against Faircloth when she refused to retract the story. In July she completely recanted, admitting that she had made it all up to get...
  • After Gaza conflict, preparing for a potentially stormy year for Israel on campus

    09/05/2014 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 4, 2014 | Alina D. Sharon
    This summerís 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, which has come to a close if a cease-fire reached last week holds, has spurred a sharp rise in both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents around the world. At the same time, the boundary between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism has become increasingly blurred, particularly on American college campuses. flag of israel Trouble for Jewish students got underway even before the start of classes. At an orientation event in late August, a pro-Israel student at Temple University in Philadelphia was punched in the face by a member of Students for Justice in Palestine...
  • ID: Most Students Comfortable with Guns on Campus

    07/09/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As I followed the story of the Idaho legislature making the carrying of guns on campus legal for a small subset of students that were highly trained, it was shocking to see how much silly disinformation was published in an attempt to railroad the legislators into voting against the measure.†† Everything was thrown at them, from the usual "blood in the streets" fallacies, to smears of adult students as irresponsible drunks, to a highly inventive notion that Idaho campuses would lose funding for nuclear research reactors.† One educator asked when he would be able to shoot students, in a...
  • Are Campus Sex Crimes on the Rise? The headlines say they are, but the numbers are inconclusive.

    06/13/2014 7:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/13/2014 | Caroline Kitchens
    On Tuesday, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on school crime and safety. The most widely reported finding of the 200-page study has been that the number of reported sex crimes on college campuses has increased by 51 percent, from around 2,200 in 2001 to around 3,300 in 2011. Headlines like ďCollege Sex Crimes up by 51% Even as Other Crimes Fall, Study FindsĒ and ďReport Sees Surge in Sex Crimes on College CampusesĒ proliferated. Have sex crimes on American college campuses increased by 51 percent? In fact, the report...
  • Told Theyíre Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the schoolís community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the groupís longtime volunteer advisers. Ö The students, who plan to meet...
  • Liberals Recognize Conservative Suppression On College Campuses

    06/02/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 2, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    All along Young Americaís Foundation has said that college campuses nationwide seem to be less and less objectiveówell now even Michael Bloomberg agrees. At a commencement ceremony at Harvard yesterday, Bloomberg stated that colleges are supposed to be a place where students learn how to think, not where they are told what to think. Just last week, Young Americaís Foundation released its 22nd annual ďCommencement Speakers SurveyĒ which reveals that 43 liberal speakers and only 9 conservatives are scheduled to speak or have already spoken at this yearís commencement ceremonies at Americaís top 100 colleges. Campuses are using commencement addresses...
  • A Comma Dean of Errors (Campus Fascism)

    03/18/2014 5:57:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The fight for studentís rights continues. The series is stretching out longer than anticipated but you will want to keep reading. There's some good news at the end of the road. Dear Chancellor Miller (; After laying the groundwork in my previous correspondence, I finally have an opportunity to respond to the sweeping claim that UNCW's student affairs division treats student groups equally, regardless of their political viewpoint. I will also respond to the Dean's claim that there are hundreds of student groups on campus that have been approved without any difficulties whatsoever. That claim suggests that those...
  • Are Colleges Finally Getting Tired of Anti-Israel Campus Antics?

    03/18/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Between the UC Irvine 11 and now the suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University in Boston, colleges may finally be getting sick and tired of anti-Israel campaigns that have gone on for decades resulting in physical assaults, arson, vandalism and countless lawsuits.The American campus has become more ‚Äėsensitive‚Äô than ever with bans on offensive costumes and trigger warnings everywhere. Left-wing activism has traditionally gotten a pass, but even so a message is being sent to tone it down. In a series of three videos, the APT documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at...
  • ID:Campus Carry Coming

    02/21/2014 1:15:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Tuesday, February 18, the Idaho Senate voted to reform current law to allow those with concealed carry permits to carry their defensive firearms on public campuses.†† The bill is SB 1254, and has some interesting exceptions: "the exception of carrying within student dormitories and residence halls, and within public entertainment facilities, as defined." I suppose that this is the sort of compromise that was required to obtain the strong legislative majorities that the bill has attracted.† It passed the Senate by a 25-10 majority, and is expected to pass the house, where a similar reform measure was passed...
  • [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps

    02/04/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Guns Save ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps February 3 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Wow. Just wow. This video really makes me lose faith in my generation. Either these people simply donít care what they are signing or they really agree with imprisoning legal gun owners and repealing the Second Amendment. Either way Ė not good. In the video, Mark Dice, who is known for his videos where he gets people to sign outrageous fake petitions, showing just how uneducated most people are on the issues, asks students to sign a petition...
  • Idaho could be next state to allow guns on campus

    02/02/2014 1:10:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 28 January, 2014 | NA
    Idaho would join a handful of states that allow students, teachers and others to bring guns to class under a measure resurrected by gun advocates in the Legislature on Monday.
  • "Campus emergency" reported at CCSU in New Britain

    11/04/2013 9:35:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 68 replies ^ | November 4,2013v | Joseph Wenzel IV
    NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -Students are being advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows because of a "campus emergency" Monday afternoon.
  • University of Kentucky students pushing for concealed carry on campus

    11/03/2013 2:14:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 1 November, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Itís a simple but earnest request: allow us to carry firearms for self-defense. Thatís all the University of Kentucky Students for Concealed Carry would like, an opportunity to exercise their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on campus. ďOur basic goal is to get legislation passed through the state legislature to prevent public universities from telling students with concealed permits that they cannot carry weapons on campus,Ē the groupís director, 22-year-old Taylor Waide, said. ďOur goal is to get attention and to get our mission out.Ē On Tuesday, in an effort to build awareness about their cause, the...
  • UNC board bans Ďgender-neutralí housing on (17) campuses

    08/10/2013 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    News Observer ^ | 8/09/13 | Caitlin Owens
    CHAPEL HILL ó The governing board of the UNC system voted unanimously Friday to ban campuses from letting students of opposite genders live in the same dorm suites or apartments. The decision reverses a housing policy that was unanimously endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hillís Board of Trustees last year, and it comes just days before the plan was to take effect on the Chapel Hill campus. ďGender-neutralĒ housing was pushed for more than a year by UNC-CH students who said it would give some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students a place to live free of harassment. Opponents, though, didnít like...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room ó including the college president ó apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Pennsylvania College Allows Students to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus,

    05/20/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Steve Bauer
    Now that one Pennsylvania university has decided to allow guns on its grounds -- in limited circumstances -- it's possible that other schools may follow suit. Penn State does not allow students to possess any type of weapons on campus. But supporters of the "concealed carry" concept think it's an idea whose time has come. Kutztown University, one of the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania, recently decided that students may carry guns in some instances. According to Kutztown University President F. Javier Cevallos, attorneys advised the school that, "a blanket prohibition against the possession of weapons on campus is legally...
  • Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating US college campuses

    05/18/2013 4:47:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/13 | Bob Taylor
    **SNIP** A quick read of the overview on the IIIT website sounds innocent enough with wording that readily appeals to an intellectual community. ďThe International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a private, non-profit, academic, cultural and educational institution, concerned with general issues of Islamic thought and education. The Institute was established in the United States of America in 1981 (1401 AH). It is independent of local politics, party orientations and ideological bias. The headquarters of the Institute are situated in Herndon, Virginia.Ē Seeking evidence of contributing to terrorist organizations, the FBI raided the IIIT headquarters in Herndon in 2002....
  • North Carolina state House votes to allow permitted concealed handguns at college campuses

    05/13/2013 8:45:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 11 May, 2013 | John Lott
    By an overwhelming two-to-one vote of 76-38, the North Carolina state House passed a bill allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.† As with other states, private universities will be allowed to post signs that ban permitted concealed handguns.† Disappointingly, it would also not allow concealed handguns in classes, which means it would ban guns to and from student's cars.† With 44 Democrats in the state House, not even all the Democrats voted against the bill.† From WRAL television: State House lawmakers voted late Monday night to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways, bike trails, at sporting...
  • Why Is There a Campus Hookup Culture?

    04/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2013 | Dennis Prager
    It is well known that most college students engage at one time or another in what is known as a ďhookupĒ ó an emotionless, commitment-free sexual encounter. Recently I interviewed Donna Freitas, author of The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy. In our dialogue, we agreed that her bookís subtitle was accurate, but we disagreed as to the cause. Freitas, who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies, blamed it on peer pressure, the sex-drenched social media of young people, and the ubiquity of pornography. I blamed three other culprits:...
  • TX:Campus carry legislation filed in House

    01/27/2013 2:20:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Reeve Hamilton
    Freshman state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, filed a bill on Thursday that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on college campuses. The measure is similar to a bill filed by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, one week earlier. Campus carry has been a controversial topic for multiple sessions and has come back into the spotlight after an argument on a Lone Star College campus in North Houston on Monday led to gunfire and multiple injuries. For opponents of campus carry, the takeaway is that more guns lead to more harm on otherwise safe campuses. For supporters, such...
  • ĎGun-free zoneí enables Texas campus shooting

    01/22/2013 4:07:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/22/13 | David Codrea
    A shooting at a Houston college has left at least three people injured and at least one suspect in custody, The New York Times and other media sources reported today. ďOfficials at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College announced an evacuation at 12:52 p.m. on its Web site, citing an incident involving Ďa couple of armed suspects,íĒ the report elaborated. The suspects were in violation of Lone Star College policy and the law. It is the policy of this System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives and clubs onto any of the System's facilities,Ē the collegeís weapons...
  • Fighting the Campus Porno Culture

    12/15/2012 10:55:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/13/2012 | Ashley Herzog
    Last week, when I wrote about the pornification of American college campuses, many readers expressed their loss of hope in the current generation of students, as well as the administrators who encourage such a debased culture. If my column made you weep for the future, youíll probably be even more disheartened by the book I referenced last week, ďSex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone BadĒ by Nathan Harden. The book is an expose of how, in the words of Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, ďsome of our nationís finest universities have allowed themselves to...
  • Campus Carry Bill Back On Tap For 2013 Session(NV)

    12/12/2012 4:52:35 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY Ė A newly elected Republican state lawmaker plans to push forward with a bill next session to allow students and others with permits to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R- Las Vegas, elected to Assembly District 4 in November, has submitted a bill draft request to prepare a measure for consideration in the 2013 legislative session. The one-line description for the request says: ďAuthorizes the possession of a concealed firearm on property of the Nevada System of Higher Education under certain circumstances.Ē Fiore, a lifetime member of...
  • KY:WKU wraps up first semester with new gun policy

    12/04/2012 9:21:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Mary Anne Andrews
    This fall marked the first semester students have been allowed to have guns and other weapons in their vehicles on campus. After the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that public universities couldnít ban guns from cars on campus, WKU had to change its policy. Prior to July 27, students were not allowed to have guns on campus in any capacity. The new policy allows students with valid concealed carry licenses to keep weapons in their cars, in plain sight. Students who donít have licenses may still have the weapons in their cars and campus lots but must keep them in a...
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a ďFeminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thonĒ to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
  • Texas A&M student senate approves concealed handgun bill

    11/16/2012 7:44:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 16 November, 2012 | ALLEN REED
    Texas A&M student senators want handguns in classrooms, and with a little help from the Legislature, they might soon get their wish. The student senate voted 38-19 Wednesday to ask A&M university officials and state lawmakers to permit concealed carry license holders to bring handguns inside university buildings, said Rusty Thompson, interim director of Student Activities. Student Body President John Claybrook said he has not decided whether to sign or veto the senate's recommendation but wants to have a decision by Monday. The student senate's "Texas A&M Personal Protection Bill," reads, in part: "Seeing a need for self-preservation against criminals,...
  • Concealed gun charge against ODU student dismissed(VA)

    11/16/2012 9:22:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Misdemeanor charges of possessing a concealed handgun and an open container of alcohol in a vehicle against an Old Dominion University student were dropped in court. The charges against Te Edwards, 22, were dismissed Nov. 2, court records show. The charges stemmed from an investigation Aug. 4 near the 7-Eleven at 4720 Hampton Blvd. when police stopped the occupants of a vehicle and questioned them. Edwards said he had a loaded handgun in the glovebox. A change in Virginia law approved by the General Assembly in 2010 allows guns to be secured in a vehicle's glove box or in a...
  • Effort afoot to allow guns on Montana college campuses

    11/04/2012 6:35:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 4 November, 2012 | MARTIN KIDSTON
    While some argue that the stateís policies work just fine, as evidenced by the lack of problems reported by campus police, Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, stands among gun rights advocates who believe that the Board of Regents has no authority to ban firearms on campus. Marbut argues that current laws leave students and faculty vulnerable to others with ill intentions. He says the time has come to revisit Montana law as it pertains to firearms on campus. ďI think people tend to agree with us, pretty generally, that the Montana Constitution doesnít give the Board...
  • Campus threats as of now....

    09/14/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 46 replies
    9/14/12 | Ted Andrews
    1. Campus shut down at North Dakota State due to unspecified threat 2. Campus shut down at University of Texas due to unspecified threat 3. Campus shut down at Valparaiso University (NW Indiana) due to unspecified threat. 4. Yesterday, the Brownsburg Public Schools (Indiana) website was someone in Iraq. Forks, this is coordinated.
  • NDSU Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    09/14/2012 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Valley News ^ | 9/14/12 | Staff
    The campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo is being evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat. An emergency message sent out to students and posted on the university's website this morning ordered all students and employees to leave campus by 10:15 am. "This is an emergency message from North Dakota State University. NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m. This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus. This also includes the downtown buildings and agricultural facilities.