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  • My Interview with Ruth Malhotra

    09/14/2007 5:17:53 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 09/14/2007 | Adam Graham
    Ruth Malhotra has had quite a time at Georgia Tech. She's been attacked by the Administration of her school under a repressive speech code for standing for traditional marriage, had a liberal teacher fail her in a course because she chose to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference. Then she received death and rape threats from fellow students, and the Administration did nothing about it. On tonight's must-listen to edition of the Truth and Hope Report, Ruth Malhotra shares her experiences at Georgia Tech and tells us what we can do to protect the rights of college students. Click here...
  • U.S. - University Says Printing Facts of Islam is Form of 'Harassment'

    05/13/2007 5:11:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 1,301+ views
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ^ | May 11, 2007 | Greg Lukianoff
    Factual Statements=Unprotected Harassment!? A Terrifying Precedent at Tufts by Greg Lukianoff May 11, 2007 Today, FIRE announced the decision by a disciplinary panel at Tufts to find the conservative student newspaper, The Primary Source, guilty of “harassment” for, among other things, publishing a satirical ad that listed less-than-flattering facts about Islam during Tufts’ Islamic Awareness Week. You can see the ad here, and Eugene Volokh has also published it with excellent commentary over at his blog, but, just to make sure people see the ad for themselves, I have reprinted the full text: Islam Arabic Translation: Submission In the Spirit...
  • Harvard Lays an Egg

    03/13/2006 8:42:19 AM PST · by SteveH · 5 replies · 1,173+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/06/2006 | James Piereson
    Harvard Lays an Egg The triumph of the diversity faction and the fall of Larry Summers by James Piereson 03/06/2006, Volume 011, Issue 24 When the late Allan Bloom visited the Harvard campus some years ago to deliver a speech on his bestselling book The Closing of the American Mind, he began his remarks with the salutation, "Fellow Elitists," a takeoff on Franklin Roosevelt's address years earlier to the nativist Daughters of the American Revolution which he introduced with the words, "Fellow Immigrants." Bloom was having some fun at the expense of Harvard's students and faculty, all of whom had...
  • Something to agree on (Editorial from Marquette's Conservative Student Paper)

    12/01/2005 12:06:44 PM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Last week I was doing some reporting on one of the feature pieces in this issue- an interview with Dr. Daniel Maguire. For anyone not familiar with Maguire, he is a Theology professor here at Marquette who has gained a reputation as quite an outspoken fellow. An ex-Jesuit, Maguire now claims to derive inspiration from a number of world religions and insists Jesus did not come into this world to serve in Christians’ atonement. (Without stealing Maguire’s mantra, I will just say that he and I differ on almost every issue and tangent addressed in the 45-minute interview.) But at...
  • A Closer Look at Churchill's 'Five Stooges'

    11/07/2005 7:58:57 AM PST · by jwpaine · 10 replies · 778+ views
    PirateBallerina ^ | 11-5-2005 | Jim Paine
    A Closer Look at the 'Five Stooges' Investigating Ward Churchill by Jim Paine from Dictionary.com: stooge (stj)n. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet. One would think that with all the public attention on the actions of CU's Standing Committee on Research Misconduct (SCRM) vis á vis its treatment of the Ward Churchill investigation, SCRM would approach the task of selecting the final investigating committee members with care, nay, with great fear and trembling. One would think SCRM...
  • UC Santa Barbara guide urges return to student radicalism

    10/10/2005 7:51:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 55 replies · 1,577+ views
    AP ^ | 10/10/5
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Leftist leaders at the University of California, Santa Barbara have begun distributing a profanity-sprinkled "Disorientation Guide" that calls for a return to the activist spirit of the 1960s. The guide, which came out last week, features interviews with the college's "most politically active" professors, a directory of local liberal organizations and commentaries on subjects including feminism, corporate media, proper "queer" terminology and the value of blogs.It also chronicles the history of UCSB activism, including the infamous 1970 burning of the Bank of America in Isla Vista."A lot of people have passion for certain issues, but never...
  • WSJ: Congress Wades Into Campus Politics-Republicans Push Right To Ensure 'Dissenting Viewpoints'

    10/04/2005 6:26:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 719+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2005 | JUNE KRONHOLZ
    College campuses can be political hotbeds. And that has some members of Congress thinking they should get involved. Some Republicans are pushing a measure through the House of Representatives meant to ensure that students hear "dissenting viewpoints" in class and are protected from retaliation because of their politics or religion. Colleges say the measure isn't needed, but with Congress providing billions of dollars to higher education, they are worried. The measure's chief promoter, Marxist-turned-conservative activist David Horowitz, says an academic bill of rights will protect students from possible political "hectoring" and discrimination by their professors.... The federal government provides loans...
  • Young Women Challenge NOW's Campus Turf (NEW challenges NOW)

    09/10/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies · 1,111+ views
    Women's Enews ^ | 08 September 2005 | Allison Stevens
    It has far fewer campus chapters than NOW, but a fledgling group called NeW is mounting a cultural challenge to the National Organization for Women and joining a growing attack on the progressive culture of U.S. universities. ___ WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOMENSENEWS)--"Out with the NOW, in with the NeW!" That is the motto of the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), a fledgling college group in Virginia that wants to change the campus culture of feminism and challenge the agenda of groups such as the National Organization for Women, which has more than 100 official and unofficial campus chapters in the nation....
  • English: The Language of White "Oppressors"-professor: Ebonics superior to tongue of White Devils

    08/04/2005 5:06:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 216 replies · 6,129+ views
    A Brooklyn College professor says Ebonics is superior to the tongue of White Devils --Assistant Professor of Adolescence Education at Brooklyn College --Teaches that rap music is an effective tool for teaching English literacy to schoolchildren, and that proper English is language of white "oppressors" --Required students to view Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Priya Parmar is an Assistant Professor of Adolescence Education at Brooklyn College's School of Education in New York, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses to aspiring teachers. Of special interest to Parmar, whose doctoral dissertation is titled "KRS-One Going Against the Grain: A Critical Study...
  • Retaking the Universities

    06/19/2005 5:40:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 1,011+ views
    Catholic Educator's Newsletter ^ | May 2005 | ROGER KIMBALL
    The sea is far from full, but the current still can serve. The tide, ebbing for decades, has begun to flow. It is time to seize the initiative lest we miss the moment and lose our ventures.   "After the Vietnam War, a lot of us didn't just crawl back into our literary cubicles; we stepped into academic positions. With the war over, our visibility was lost, and it seemed for a while — to the unobservant — that we had disappeared. Now we have tenure, and the work of reshaping the universities has begun in earnest."  — Jay...
  • Klocek Files Suit (FIRE on the Klocek-DePaul free speech battle)

    06/17/2005 7:44:49 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 598+ views
    Thomas Klocek, the DePaul professor who lost his job without due process after arguing with several students about the Middle East at a student activities fair, has now sued DePaul. Much of the suit focuses on claims that DePaul defamed Klocek, in part by providing the public with false and misleading information about his health. Klocek also claims breach of contract. In this case, DePaul has shamefully taken a single encounter where the facts are in dispute (the students and professor present radically different versions of the event), and has transformed it into a veritable festival of repression. First, DePaul...
  • Leftists Indoctrinating High School Students-(Code Pink etc obstructing war effort in high schools)

    06/06/2005 7:15:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,422+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | DAVID HOROWITZ
    Through a serendipity, I was able, just before the Memorial Day Weekend, to invite myself to a propaganda offensive against the Iraq war conducted by the anti-American left at Pacific Palisades High School. It was an experience that revealed more than I was happy to know about the state of our public school classrooms. The in-school event was a production of the Pali Hi English Department, whose plan was to corral 300 students for an hour and forty-five minute lecture by an anti-war speaker from "U.S. Tour of Duty," a group that works with Medea Benjamin's Code Pink in active...
  • Conservatives see liberal bias in class - and mobilize

    06/05/2005 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 11 replies · 809+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/6/05 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    Concerned that public schools are becoming sites of liberal indoctrination, activists have generated a wave of efforts to limit what teachers may discuss and to bring more conservative views into the classroom. After all, they say, if related campaigns can help rein in doctrinaire faculty on college campuses, why not in K-12 education as well? So far this year, at least 14 state legislatures have considered bills aimed at colleges that would restrict professors and establish grievance procedures for students who perceive political bias in teaching. None have become law, but the movement has momentum: Four state universities in Colorado,...
  • 'Disposition' Emerges as Issue at Brooklyn College (my alma mater at it again...ugh!)

    05/31/2005 6:45:20 PM PDT · by Braak · 20 replies · 898+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 31st, 2005 | JACOB GERSHMAN
    Brooklyn College's School of Education has begun to base evaluations of aspiring teachers in part on their commitment to social justice, raising fears that the college is screening students for their political views. The School of Education at the CUNY campus initiated last fall a new method of judging teacher candidates based on their "dispositions," a vogue in teacher training across the country that focuses on evaluating teachers' values, apart from their classroom performance. Critics of the assessment policy warned that aspiring teachers are being judged on how closely their political views are aligned with their instructor's. Ultimately, they said,...
  • Joseph in Pharoh's Court - Christian Prof says Tolerance One-Way Street on Campus (U.Colorado!)

    05/23/2005 5:20:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 696+ views
    AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | RUSTY BENSON
    While American universities may proclaim diversity as an exalted value, a recent study shows that the only freedom of thought that really exists on campus is "to believe the dominant political ideology. Other ideologies are marginalized." (Klien and Western. For full text of study, follow links below.) But Phil Mitchell doesn’t need a study to validate what he has experienced for over 20 years. "The truth is, universities are the most hostile, narrow-minded and intolerant environment in society," Mitchell said. Mitchell, 57, is a former history professor at the University of Colorado (CU) and a deeply committed Christian. He was...
  • Mike Rosen: If it isn't PC, it isn't funny (political correctness on college campuses)

    05/13/2005 2:23:03 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 17 replies · 1,508+ views
    Rocky Mountain New column ^ | Friday May 13th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Nowhere is the orthodoxy of political correctness more firmly established than on college campuses. Woe betide the unwary student who runs afoul of a certified victim group. While it's OK to pillory males, Christians, corporations or the military, any slight - real or imagined - that gives offense to women, minorities or homosexuals, for example, can bring on severe consequences. In this kind of environment, College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island displayed remarkable courage in taking on the PC establishment. Their target was V-Day. No, not Valentine's Day, but Vagina Day, which has replaced, in feminist circles,...
  • Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Hits Le Moyne College

    05/05/2005 3:00:45 PM PDT · by winner3000 · 8 replies · 802+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 5, 2005 | Newsmax
    Today, former graduate student Scott McConnell filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, because it expelled him from its education master’s program based on his personal beliefs. In January 2005, administrators summarily dismissed McConnell because he had expressed views that opposed "multicultural education” and had stated in an academic assignment that "corporal punishment has a place in the classroom.” Story Continues Below The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) took up McConnell’s case, reminding Le Moyne, a Jesuit college, that its actions breached its own promises to respect students’ academic freedom and due process....
  • DePaul’s Jihad against academic freedom

    04/19/2005 7:23:40 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 12 replies · 978+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/18/05 | Richard Baehr
    DePaul’s Jihad against academic freedomApril 18th, 2005 DePaul University in Chicago is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. It has become the largest Catholic-affiliated university in America. Muslim and Arab students are one of the segments of DePaul's student population that has seen the greatest increase in numbers in recent years. Although no figures are available, these students are an important source of revenue for the University, and many may well pay full tuition, making their attendance particularly lucrative. Perhaps in recognition of this market segment, the University hired Norman Finkelstein to teach in its Political Science...
  • Expand Marketplace of Ideas

    04/19/2005 8:18:24 AM PDT · by MikeHu · 9 replies · 825+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | April 18, 2005 | Fred Hemmings
    Freedom of speech on many university campuses is being exercised with an increasingly liberal bias that is staking a worrisome monopoly on the free marketplace of ideas. Evidence of this bias is a new study published in the March issue of Forum, which showed that—by their own description—72 percent of professors in American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative. Hence, it is reasonable to question whether students are receiving a fair and balanced education. The concern is understandable. As stated by one of the study’s authors, Robert Lichter, “In general, even broad-minded people gravitate toward other...
  • Instructor has parting words for CU

    04/18/2005 7:29:05 AM PDT · by aynrandy · 28 replies · 1,666+ views
    Denver Post ^ | April 18, 2005 | David Harsanyi
    Six weeks ago, a teacher named Phil Mitchell reluctantly spoke to me about his unjust and forced exit from the history staff at the University of Colorado after 21 years in the classroom. All the evidence, notwithstanding the tortured spin of CU and its defenders, was that Mitchell, a reliable and well-regarded instructor, was being "let go" because of conservative political and evangelical Christian beliefs. Mitchell, who by the time I spoke with him was exploring job opportunities in more hospitable environs, decided to come forward with his complaints about the lack of diversity that hampered any true ideological debate....
  • Man accused of dousing Buchanan with salad dressing in court

    04/15/2005 8:49:31 AM PDT · by anonymous_user · 45 replies · 1,568+ views
    WMMT ^ | April 14, 2005 | WMMT
    KALAMAZOO (NEWS 3) - The man accused of dousing former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan with salad dressing has pleaded not guilty in a Kalamazoo court. Samuel John Messick was arraigned on charges of disturbing the peace Thursday. He reportedly tossed a cup of salad dressing on the conservative commentator at a speech he was giving at Western Michigan University on March 31st. Buchanan decided not to press felony assault charges against the man. Messick will be back in court at the end of the month.
  • St. Thomas tightens security for Coulter

    04/15/2005 5:37:02 AM PDT · by MNnice · 30 replies · 1,627+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 4-15-05 | MNNice
    Security will be tight at University of St. Thomas on Monday when conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speaks at 12:30 p.m. in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium, one block north of Summit and Cleveland avenues. Her topic will be "Liberal Lies About the American Right.'' Coulter's speech is open to the public, but audience members will be asked to check coats and book bags during the program.
  • When 'academic freedom' fails

    04/15/2005 7:59:36 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 24 replies · 828+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    After the University of Colorado's Ward Churchill scandal, you might think it's nearly impossible for U.S. universities to get rid of faculty members. It's not so. While it's true that faculty members can embrace terrorists, demean their victims, plagiarize the work of others, lie about their ethnic backgrounds for better positions and generally hold America and Americans in contempt, there is something they can say on the college campus that will get them fired. In fact, I can tell you very easily and succinctly what a college professor can do to get the ax on nearly any university campus across...
  • Horowitz Speech Disrupted (And Reaction from Socialist Prof)

    04/15/2005 7:07:23 AM PDT · by Flightdeck · 90 replies · 2,763+ views
    Daily Texan ^ | 4/15/04 | Marjon Rostami
    A speech about academic freedom turned into a "violation of First Amendment rights," according to Dana Cloud, a member of the International Socialist Organization. Six people, including one juvenile, were arrested Wednesday night after protesting David Horowitz's speech at Townes Hall at the UT School of Law. The Texas Federalist Society hosted the meeting and invited Horowitz, a right-wing advocate and author of the Academic Bill of Rights, to speak. Opposition groups were holding signs and speaking out during Horowitz's speech on Wednesday, but when they were told to stop speaking, some took out noisemakers to mark their disapproval of...
  • Operation Academic Freedom

    04/14/2005 11:04:24 PM PDT · by SteveH · 444+ views
    March 23, 2005 OPERATION ACADEMIC FREEDOM Capitol Rally for Academic Freedom to Highlight College Republicans’ annual Convention "We have the distinct privilege to be joined by an long list of leading Republican figures who will address us at various events throughout the weekend," said Mason Harrison, a sophomore at UC Davis and the Convention Director. Speakers include Sen. Tom McClintock, Bill Simon, Rosario Marin, David Horowitz, Ward Connerly, Assemblyman Mark Wyland, Senator Bill Morrow, former congressman Jim Rogan, actor/comedian John O’Hurley and possibly even Gov. Schwarzenegger. The highlight of the weekend will be a bipartisan rally hosted by CCR on...
  • Politicizing of schools continues

    04/14/2005 6:45:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 604+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | April 12, 2005 | Rick Reiss
    Politicizing of schools continues By: RICK REISS - For The Californian Parents, keep the Pepto-Bismal nearby. Today while your children attend college, high school and even middle school, they will be subjected to more political indoctrination courtesy of another left-wing pressure group. Today's topic of indoctrination is homosexuality. This is brought to you by the activists at the "Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network." The GLSEN has declared today a "Day of Silence" to advance their homosexual agenda.
  • My Battle with the Thought Police

    04/14/2005 3:38:47 PM PDT · by SteveH · 9 replies · 1,018+ views
    Mises Media via FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 14, 2005 | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    My Battle with the Thought Police By Hans-Hermann Hoppe Mises Media April 14, 2005 Readers of [Mises Economics Blog] probably know about my ordeal at my university, which has been covered quite extensively on this site and by the major mainstream press. Now that major combat operations have ended (to employ a phrase used by Bush in reference to Iraq...two years ago), I've had some time to reflect on what happened, why, and whether and to what extent I responded properly. And so here are my thoughts on this incident that took my career as a professor of economics in...
  • IT'S ONLY FUNNY UNTIL SOMEONE LOSES A PIE(Ann Coulter)

    04/13/2005 4:18:34 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 193 replies · 5,879+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | April 13, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals enjoy claiming that they are intellectuals, thrilled to engage in a battle of wits. This, they believe, distinguishes them from conservatives, who are religious fanatics who react with impotent rage to opposing ideas. As one liberal, Jonathan Chait, put the cliche in The New Republic: Bush is an "instinctive anti-intellectual" and his administration hostile to "fact-driven debate." In a favorable contrast, Clinton is "the former Rhodes scholar who relished academic debates." Showing his usual reverence for fact-checking, The New York Times' Paul Krugman says the Republican Party is "dominated by people who believe truth should be determined by revelation,...
  • The Princeton Way: There’s a real demand out there for alternative programs

    04/11/2005 8:01:56 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 7 replies · 731+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4/11/2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    There’s a real demand out there for alternative programs and points of view on college campuses. If Steven Roy Goodman is right, the implications for the academy are immense. According to Goodman, who makes his living advising students who are applying to college, many families are now so fed up with campus p.c. that they’ve started to avoid the most egregiously left-wing schools. That means students are beginning to shun big-name colleges — where politicization is at its worst — in favor of less prestigious, but also less prejudiced, schools. For example, Columbia University seems to be losing applicants in...
  • Conduct Unbecoming

    04/11/2005 8:40:46 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies · 606+ views
    The Weekly Standard, Daily Standard ^ | 04/11/2005 | Paul Mirengoff
    ABIGAIL THERNSTROM once described the American college campus as an island of repression in a sea of freedom. The report of Columbia University's ad hoc grievance committee suggests that Columbia is such an island. On its face, the report presents findings and recommendations concerning allegations by Columbia students that they were subjected to intimidation and abuse by members of the university's department of Middle East and Asian Language and Cultures (MEALAC). However, the report is better understood as a directive to Columbia students to take without protest the poisonous medicine being administered by the anti-Israel, anti-American radicals who dominate MEALAC....
  • College elites misinterpret academic freedom, putting their views first

    02/22/2005 12:55:58 AM PST · by John Lenin · 4 replies · 546+ views
    The South End ^ | Feb/22/2005 | Brian Biglin
    Brian BiglinContributing Writer The issue of academic freedom has been brought to the forefront in recent weeks. Apparently academic freedom is being extended so far, in some cases, that a professor in Colorado named Ward Churchill can replace his ethnic studies curriculum with radical, anti-American, anti-capitalist establishment propaganda. Churchill describes with accuracy his feelings regarding the Sept. 11 tragedy. While he says he mourns for the losses of the individuals in the towers and planes, his mourning is coupled with rants on how so many of the victims had it coming, comparing them to Nazis at one point. He spends...
  • The Hypocrisy of Academic Freedom

    04/09/2005 7:58:19 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 1,282+ views
    Columbia University Spectator ^ | April 08, 2005 | By Costin Alamariu
    Columbia Unbecoming is on the whole just a series of complaints having to do mainly with manner or etiquette in the classroom, but the real issue has to do with the meager and politicized content that professors choose to teach. As Efraim Karsh, head of the Mediterranean Studies department at King’s College, University of London, implied on March 6 in Uris Hall, Massad’s classroom hysterics are not the real problem. The real problem is a polite and affable man like Professor Khalidi, who nevertheless peddles political propaganda in class, propaganda masquerading as real scholarship.Two articles in the March 23, 2005...
  • Liberals Wage War by Throwing American Pie - (Marine Corps reservist tells it like it is)

    04/09/2005 12:37:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,930+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 9, 2005 | MARK GLESNE, USMC (Reserve)
    Liberal college students have once again illustrated their never-ending quest for tolerance and their vast ability to think critically about ideas in opposition to their own. Yes, I’m talking about yet another pie-throwing incident involving a conservative speaker on a college campus. The latest chapter in this pathetic story took place at Butler University on Wednesday, April 6. Conservative activist and President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture David Horowitz was early in his lecture at Butler when he was struck with a pie. “There’s a wave of violence on college campuses, committed by what I’d call...
  • Columbia Whitewash

    04/07/2005 12:30:32 PM PDT · by Piranha · 3 replies · 518+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2005 | Richard Baehr
    Predictably, as night follows day, the ad hoc faculty committee appointed by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger to examine the behavior of several Columbia faculty towards Israeli or pro-Israel students has concluded that little or nothing of concern occurred. Rather, given the opportunity to produce a report that is sure to receive widespread publicity, the faculty committee concluded that the more disturbing problem is found elsewhere - with pro-Israel students disrupting lectures on Middle Eastern studies, and some faculty members feeling that they were spied on. So the real problem at Columbia is not anti-Semitism, biased and untruthful teaching, or...
  • College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds

    03/28/2005 10:36:50 PM PST · by quidnunc · 21 replies · 880+ views
    The Washington Post, ^ | March 29, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says. By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans. The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of...
  • Study Finds Academia May Favor Liberals

    04/07/2005 8:10:33 AM PDT · by rface · 32 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Harvard University Crimson ^ | Thursday, April 07, 2005 | SARAH E.F. MILOV
    “Conservatives have a hard time in academia,” Mansfield said. “Just look at my department. There are fifty professors, and two or three are Republicans. How is that possible?”....Graduate School of Education professor Julie A. Reuben said that she believed the abundance of liberals in academia could be due to the fact that as people become more educated, they tend to become more liberal. Harvard’s facetious moniker, “The Kremlin on the Charles,” may be more accurate than previously speculated, according to a report released last week. The study, published in The Forum, an online social science journal, concluded that discrimination may...
  • Testimony of Robert David Johnson (re intellectual diversity on college campuses)

    04/03/2005 10:13:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 1,051+ views
        Testimony ofRobert David Johnson, Ph.D.Professor of History, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New YorkBrooklyn, NYTestimony Before theHealth, Education, Labor, & Pensions CommitteeUnited States SenateHearing on Intellectual DiversityOctober 29, 2003 Mr. Chairman, and Members of the Committee: My name is Robert David Johnson. I am a professor of history at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where I teach courses in U.S. political, diplomatic, and constitutional history. As a historian of the Senate, I am particularly honored to appear before the committee. I have written...
  • What Your Professors Won't Tell You: Why Diversity Stops at the Classroom Door

    08/27/2003 9:04:11 PM PDT · by MikalM · 18 replies · 1,171+ views
    What do colleges really mean by diversity? As the brochures suggest, they generally mean external characteristics: skin color and ethnic background that supposedly make you different, in very important, if ambiguous ways, from your classmates. If you're black, for example, you're assumed to be somehow crucially different from your white roommate--even if you both graduated from Edina High School. This isn't real diversity, and many students sense it--especially people who've traveled to places that have truly different cultures: India, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, or even France. In America there's really one overarching culture in which all citizens participate, though the experience...
  • An Academic Question

    04/05/2005 12:47:12 PM PDT · by guitarist · 50 replies · 2,143+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2005 | Paul Krugman
    It's a fact, documented by two recent studies, that registered Republicans and self-proclaimed conservatives make up only a small minority of professors at elite universities. But what should we conclude from that? Conservatives see it as compelling evidence of liberal bias in university hiring and promotion. And they say that new "academic freedom" laws will simply mitigate the effects of that bias, promoting a diversity of views. But a closer look both at the universities and at the motives of those who would police them suggests a quite different story. Claims that liberal bias keeps conservatives off college faculties almost...
  • Christian group's suit against Hastings moves ahead (School bars Christian groups)

    04/04/2005 1:52:41 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 564+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | April 3, 2005 | Jo Stanley
    A lawsuit charging that UC Hastings College of the Law must recognize an on-campus Christian group even though it bars gay and lesbian members appears headed for trial, with the judge indicating certain First Amendment claims will remain even if he tosses many of the others out as expected. "These are important issues," noted U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White from the bench Friday. "What your client's asking for is for Hastings, a public institution, to give its imprimatur," White told attorneys for the Christian Legal Society, which lost its status as a student organization last year. Attorneys for the school...
  • SRJC uproar over Republican protest

    03/03/2005 3:05:28 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 34 replies · 3,266+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 2, 2005 | GUY KOVNER
    Several instructors targeted by student's posting of red stars, state code on teaching of communism Santa Rosa Junior College's oak-studded campus is aflame with controversy triggered by the anonymous posting of red stars and a reference to communist indoctrination on 10 faculty office doors. Instructors quickly saw the action as a threat to academic freedom, but the student who claimed credit for the protest said it was about left-leaning bias in the lecture hall. The stars, which unnerved some instructors, were accompanied by a copy of a state Education Code section prohibiting the teaching of communism with the "intent to...
  • Academic Freedom: The Latest Challenge

    03/30/2005 1:27:40 AM PST · by SteveH · 4 replies · 477+ views
    Academic Freedom: The Latest Challenge Adapted from “On Academic Freedom,” remarks made by AAUP Associate Secretary, Marcus Harvey, at Irvine Valley College, November 13, 2003. Academic Freedom and Political “Balance” More pernicious than direct at- tempts to curb faculty speech is a subtler initiative intended to trans- form the meaning of academic free- dom, itself. Once denoting the faculty’s authority to determine the content and methods of their pro- fessional work, “academic free- dom” is in the process of being re- invented to connote the “right” of students to be taught by a politi- cally “balanced” faculty. The AAUP has...
  • College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds

    03/29/2005 10:09:17 AM PST · by bgsugar · 17 replies · 931+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says. By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
  • Judge says Blocking of Student's 'Unpopular' Opinions OK-(liberalism forced on H.S. students)

    03/29/2005 1:33:45 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    AGAPE PRESS.ORG ^ | MARCH 28, 2005 | Jim Brown
    A federal judge has ruled against a former student columnist who claims he was reprimanded and disciplined by his California high school for writing two opinion editorials opposing illegal immigration and affirmative action. A lawsuit filed by former Novato High School student Andrew Smith alleges the district violated his free-speech rights by confiscating copies of his articles and publicly apologizing for them. The case went to trial earlier this month, and in his ruling Marin County Judge John Sutro said he found no evidence Smith's rights were violated. According to Judge Sutro, Smith's articles were equivalent to something from "a...
  • The Conscience of a Campus Conservative

    03/20/2005 10:56:55 AM PST · by freeholland · 4 replies · 696+ views
    GOPUSA,COM ^ | MARCH 15, 2005 | JOHN PLECNICK
    My last column, "Forget Free Speech, Liberals Don't Tolerate Campus Conservatives," drew the ire and attention of thousands. Published online by GOPUSA and the Washington Times, it sparked still more debate on the issue of liberal bias on campus. Conservative professors from North Carolina, Wisconsin and across the country e-mailed their support. One celebrity endorsement came from former U.S. House Historian Christina Jeffrey, who currently presides over the South Carolina Association of Scholars. In her words, this past column was my "best ever." Still more students, parents and alumni stepped up, sending e-mails and notes, while weighing in on countless...
  • Kentucky History Professor is told his beliefs are "idiotic" (Vanity)

    03/10/2005 8:55:13 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 41 replies · 2,265+ views
    I am a student, and probably among the minority of younger people who are so energized by politics that they would bother to visit news websites or refute classroom liberal bias. I make it a habit. I have a history class, a political science class, and a geography class, and all three are fertile grounds for discussion of politics and political events. My geography instructor routinely inserts his sneery liberal perspective, forcing us to watch anti-Bush/anti-war films, and asserting his conspiracy theories about oil ties and blah blah. I routinely engage him in political discussion. His extreme liberal views are...
  • UNC Faculty Decry Western Cultures Program

    03/03/2005 10:46:39 PM PST · by Rastus · 7 replies · 475+ views
    AP ^ | 03.03.05 | AP
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - More than 70 faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are demanding that administrators stop negotiations with a foundation that wants to create a Western cultures program at the school. Chancellor James Moeser said he believes many faculty members are wary of the proposal simply because of the John William Pope Foundation's conservative values. "It will be a major enhancement of our offerings in Western civilizations," he said Wednesday. "And it won't be done at the expense of any other program." The proposed program would include an academic minor in Western cultures,...
  • The Bluest State: Academia

    03/01/2005 5:38:15 PM PST · by SteveH · 6 replies · 505+ views
    2/23/2005 | Daniel B. Klein and Andrew Western
    The Bluest State: Academia By Daniel B. Klein and Andrew Western Palo Alto Weekly 02/23/05 The popular vote for President went 48 percent Democrat and 51 percent Republican. This nearly one-to-one national diversity is unlike colleges and universities, where a one-party system prevails. We have conducted a scholarly study of voter registration and find that among Berkeley faculty the Republicans are outnumbered 10 to 1. At Stanford the ratio is 7.6 to 1. Lumping both together gives 9 to 1. Talk about a lack of diversity! If this were a gender, race or ethnic-background study it would be considered almost...
  • Calling all conservative students! Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace.

    03/01/2005 1:16:49 PM PST · by AIMwrite · 10 replies · 453+ views
    Campus Report Online | 2-22-05 | Campus Report Online
    Do you need to vent? Do you need a platform to express your feelings or document your outrage regarding the direction our educational institutions are heading? www.CampusReportOnline.net is the answer and the forum. Send in your well typed 600-700 word article recounting an outrageous event, comment or assignment by a professor or university official to Campus Report Online. There’s a possibility one of your pieces will be published and read by thousands of visitors of the CRO website. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, provide published writing samples to potential employers and become more active and outspoken against...
  • Dr. Obvious goes to Springfield H.S.

    02/24/2005 11:29:28 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 34 replies · 1,197+ views
    www.townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2005 | Mike S. Adams
    Good morning students! Welcome to our “senior seminar for college-bound students” at Springfield High School. My name is Dr. Obvious. I taught at ASU (Any State University) for thirty years until my recent retirement. I am pleased to accept a position teaching young students everything they need to know before they attend college. For most of you, that will be some time within the next year. Springfield High designed this course as a way of preparing next year’s freshmen to function in college. I have decided to take a slightly different approach. I intend to teach you things you will...