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  • Colleges Bend the Rules for More Students, Give Them Extra Help

    05/25/2018 5:22:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    As many as one in four students at some elite U.S. colleges are now classified as disabled, largely because of mental-health issues such as depression or anxiety, entitling them to a widening array of special accommodations like longer time to take exams. Under federal law, students can be considered disabled if they have a note from a doctor. That label requires schools to offer accommodations depending on the student’s needs. A blind student, for example, would have access to specialized software or a reader for an exam. The rise in disability notes for mental-health issues has led to a surge...
  • Evergreen State cutting dozens of faculty, staff positions

    05/24/2018 8:50:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 24, 2018 | Adam Sabes
    Evergreen State College is eliminating dozens of staff positions as it struggles to cope with plummeting enrollment in the wake of the protests that engulfed campus last year. John Carmichael, the chief of staff and secretary to the Evergreen State College Board of Trustees, announced in a memo to staff and faculty members on Tuesday that the school has already cut 24 faculty lines and eliminated 19 vacant staff positions, and warned that up to 20 additional staff members could seen be laid off.
  • Princeton Prof Thinks Free Speech Is in Serious Trouble

    05/23/2018 11:01:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    After months of clashes with angry students, the university decided that the young professor it hired had to go. From the day of his first class on campus, protesters had disrupted his lectures. Police had to clear angry students out of the room each day. Officials feared for the professor’s safety and appealed to students to respect his freedom to teach, but the students responded with a manifesto declaring that the offending professor must be dismissed and “a new university of a political nature built up.” They said they were entitled to the teachers they wanted, not someone like him....
  • More Scenes From The Decline Of Evergreen State College

    05/23/2018 5:24:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2018 | John Sexton
    Last week I wrote about Evergreen State College’s decline in enrollment which is expected to blow a $5.9 million hole in the schools budget for the coming year. A memo outlining the school’s response said some vacancies would remain unfilled and a number of layoffs would be necessary. Today, a piece published by the Wall Street Journal reveals some additional detail on what is coming for Evergreen, including a lawsuit which will be filed this week:
  • The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys

    05/23/2018 1:53:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2017 | David French
    The second comes from The Atlantic’s Emma Green. Detailing the findings of a survey conducted by her magazine and the Public Religion Research Institute, she notes that 61 percent of white working-class men view college as a “risky gamble.” Green’s report contained this explanation: “The enduring narrative of the American dream is that if you study and get a college education and work hard, you can get ahead,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI. “The survey shows that many white working-class Amer­icans, especially men, no longer see that path available to them. . . . It is this sense of economic fatalism,...
  • 'Queer Space' course examines 'bathhouses,' 'cruising grounds'

    05/22/2018 7:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 22, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Tufts University is offering a course this fall examining “queer spatial aesthetics” and “queer world-making” in places like “bathhouses, nightclubs, [and] cruising grounds.” According to the course syllabus, “Queer Space: Explorations in Art and Architecture” will address questions such as: “What is ‘queer space’? How have works of art and architecture shaped queer understandings and experiences of space?”
  • Senator Kevin de Leon on protecting undocumented immigrants, making college free

    05/20/2018 6:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    La Voz News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Andrew Shinjo and Stephanie Lam
    California State Senator Kevin de Leon introduced himself to the DASB Senate on Wednesday, April 18. He formerly served as President pro tempore of the California State Senate, and is running to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 election. De Leon expressed his support for protecting undocumented immigrants and making college free. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was going to deport 11 million criminal violent felons, de Leon said he decided to author Senate Bill No. 54, also known as the California “Sanctuary State” Bill. He called Sessions’ comment “fake news,” and said Sessions was...
  • Higher Ed Reform Hits Prime Time

    05/18/2018 6:58:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 10, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time. Although major news outlets have previously aired interviews and television segments about various aspects of higher education, the coverage seems to be reaching an all-new level. Last month, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced a month-long series dedicated to answering the question “is college worth it?” In the ensuing weeks, Carlson discussed hot-button topics such as grade inflation, affirmative action, and towering student-loan debt—issues that those in the reform movement have long been debating. Interestingly, a few weeks later, NBC Nightly News decided to join the conversation with its own...
  • Plummeting enrollment prompts $6M budget cut at Evergreen State

    05/16/2018 10:19:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 16, 2018 | Adam Sabes
    Evergreen State College has announced that it is planning to cut $5.9 million from its budget in an effort to offset a rapidly declining enrollment rate. The cuts were outlined by President George Bridges in a May 8 memo to the Board of Trustees, and are accompanied by plans to raise various student fees by hundreds of dollars, The Olympian reported last week.
  • Michigan State to Pay Out $500 Million In Settlements To Larry Nassar Abuse Victims

    05/16/2018 9:59:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    SI ^ | May 16, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Michigan State will spend at least $500 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits with surviving victims of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, according to the Detroit Free Press. Nassar abused about 300 victims, according to court records observed by the Free Press. Nassar was sentenced up to 175 years on Michigan state charges of sexual assault, to go along with a sentence of 40 to 125 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault with another 60–year sentence on federal child-pornography charges.
  • No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College

    05/16/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a “Day of Absence,” have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators’ efforts to shift gears. Students at the Olympia, Washington-based public school have organized a three-day “Day of Absence” observance that includes a mix of events on and off campus. Some gatherings are advertised as open to all skin colors and others ask that only POC, or People of Color, attend. A poster hung at the school obtained...
  • University stops professor from giving women better grades for being women

    05/16/2018 6:37:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 16, 2018 | Grace Curtis
    The University of Akron has put its foot down against a professor who planned to raise the grades of female students so they would stay in his field of information sciences. After The College Fix quoted an email to students from Liping Liu, an administrator told The Fix that the business and management professor’s gender-based approach was “unacceptable” and that no grades have been artificially raised.
  • How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences

    05/15/2018 6:48:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 92 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness. A scientist at UCLA reports: “All across the country the big question now in STEM is: how can we...
  • Students act as members of Trump's national security team to seek solutions to international crises

    05/14/2018 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 14, 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Wesley O’Dell interrupted class discussion at Washington and Lee University to share breaking news. “Mr. President, if I may, all major news networks have interrupted their regular daytime programming …” Annie Lentz interrupted him, “Fox and Friends as well?” “Fox and Friends as well, Mr. President.” Lentz, a sophomore, portrays President Donald Trump in O’Dell’s “International Crises and National Security” class, where students simulate international dilemmas and act as real members of the president’s National Security Council. The class is the first of its kind at Washington and Lee University — students are expected to not only portray...
  • College Infomercial: Best Colleges 2017 (Parody)

    05/12/2018 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies ^ | 2/3/17 | Jennefier Blakesly
    This video will teach you why it's important to go to college and what to expect when you get there...
  • Reed College Students Demand Removal Of White Authors From Humanities Course

    05/12/2018 5:31:04 AM PDT · by blam · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-12-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, are demanding the removal of white and European authors from a mandatory humanities course at the college. Reed College caved to student protesters in April after they demanded that white authors be removed from the college’s Humanities 110 course. Now, the course will focus primarily on ancient Mediterranean authors. Reed College professors have responded with confusion at the allegation that the Humanities 110 course is “too white.” “The idea that Hum 110 is a ‘white’ course is very strange to me,” Jay Dickson, a professor of English, recently said in a comment to...
  • Students work to establish first archaeology fraternity in the country

    05/11/2018 12:42:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The George Washington Hatchet ^ | April 30, 2018 | Lizzie Mintz
    A group of 19 students wants to establish the first archaeology fraternity in the nation. After registering as a student organization in November, Delta Iota Gamma recruited 12 members to its inaugural pledge class earlier this semester. The group plans to become a nationally recognized fraternity by the fall because members want to help students studying archaeology or classics build professional networks – a resource they said is needed on campus. Members said this semester they’ve worked to trademark the group’s letters and write governing documents. As they continue to gain recognition, they are also planning to host social events,...
  • Prof says 'wealth redistribution' key to 'sexual fulfillment'

    05/10/2018 12:26:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 10, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Northeastern Illinois University philosophy professor Tyler Zimmer claims that “wealth redistribution” could boost “sexual fulfillment” in the U.S. In an op-ed published by Slate last week, Zimmer argues that “a few conservative commentators” are starting to “warm up” to the idea of making a “full-throated case for [wealth] redistribution,” claiming they are motivated by “the rise of the violent ‘incel.’”
  • Oxford University colleges BAN boozy parties after scantily-clad students enjoy nudity [tr]

    05/09/2018 5:23:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    Oxford University has launched a crackdown on alcohol-fuelled parties at a number of its colleges amid complaints about debauched behaviour. Students at Wadham College will be forced to drink watered-down cocktails while Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) has suspended its 'bops' until the end of term. Students' hi-jinks have caused controversy over the years, with university officials trying to step in to put an end to the fun.
  • Feminist Activism Masquerading as Education

    05/07/2018 11:56:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 7, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    The supposedly academic discipline of Women’s Studies is “an arm of the women’s movement,” according to philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers. And that movement is political; political activism is at least as fundamental to women’s studies as its academic components. As it says in the National Women’s Studies Association’s Constitution, the underlying goal of women’s studies departments is that of “transform[ing] the world” to one “free of oppression.” One can argue whether that goal is overly ambitious; it is hard, however, to argue that it is not political. One area where this politicized agenda reveals itself in full is the euphemistically...