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  • Notre Dame's new alternate uniforms are Yankees-themed with pinstripes and all

    08/17/2018 7:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 16, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    Notre Dame is taking its annual Shamrock Series game to Yankee Stadium this season. And the uniforms the Irish will wear on Nov. 17 against Syracuse are very, um, Yankee-like.
  • Vanderbilt revises event accusing 'white women' of 'fake allyship'

    08/15/2018 11:28:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 15, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    Vanderbilt University has changed the name and description of a scheduled workshop that accused “white women” of failing to do enough to combat white supremacy. After Campus Reform reached out to Vanderbilt for information about the workshop, which was originally described as including reflections on “white fragility, radicalism, emotional labor, safe spaces, gaslighting, and...documented case studies from activist spaces,” the university quickly and quietly altered both the name and description of the event.
  • MIT offers online certificate program for Additive Manufacturing ("3D Printing")

    08/14/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 14, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Learn how to design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) has applications across manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design aims to help learners understand how AM will transform the way products are designed and delivered. The syllabus is designed to prepare professionals for implementing 3D printing processes in their own organizations, bridging the gap between the opportunities enabled by AM and the skills necessary to implement it across multiple industries. The...
  • Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

    08/14/2018 4:35:10 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-08-14
    Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.” After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
  • Colleges Are Turning Red Students Radically Blue

    08/13/2018 2:21:30 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 33 replies
    A good friend of mine recently attended his daughter’s high school graduation and was amazed at the high number of students attending prestigious universities around the nation. That includes his daughter, who is traveling across the continent to attend Stanford University. The high school is located in a very conservative part of Southwest Florida just littered with churches, Republican Clubs and Trump supporters. Most of the transplants are from Midwest states. In other words, this is very red America, and presumably a high number of those graduating students reflect their parents’ values. Certainly my friend’s daughter does. At this moment....
  • Democrat and Republican voters agree that America faces a student-debt crisis

    08/12/2018 4:55:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 08/11/2018 | Jillian Berman
    Whether the nation’s $1.5 trillion student-debt problem represents a crisis is a matter of debate among policy makers and experts. But ask regular voters what they think and the answer seems pretty clear. More than half of Republicans, 67% of Independents and 71% of Democrats agree that student debt is a crisis, according to a recent poll of 1,000 voters conducted by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending, two consumer advocacy organizations. “It’s pretty clear that regardless of political orientation, people see it not just as...
  • Trump administration plans to rescind Obama-era rule cracking down on for-profit colleges

    08/11/2018 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 8/11/18 | Jillian Berman
    Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education plans to rescind a controversial Obama-era rule aimed at protecting students from career training programs that fail to prepare students for decent paying jobs and saddle them with debt. The Department released a document Friday outlining a proposal to scrap the gainful employment regulations. The rules, developed under the Obama administration required all programs that explicitly prepare students for careers — such as cosmetology and culinary training programs — prove that graduates were earning enough to repay the debt they incurred to complete the program. Many of these programs are at for-profit colleges. Programs that...

    08/09/2018 10:09:32 PM PDT · by babyfreep · 27 replies
    Infowars ^ | August 9, 2018 | Adan Salazar
    College applicants are being rejected for merely following the Alex Jones account on Twitter, a digital privacy expert has warned. Bradley Shear, who runs the Shear on Social Media Law blog, claims one of his clients was rejected from a prestigious college after an admissions interviewer scoured the student’s social media account and found he followed Alex Jones on Twitter. While one of my legal clients (a 17 year old teen) was being interviewed by one of the most competitive colleges in the country he was asked why he was following Alex Jones on Twitter. My client, a teenager expected...
  • Disturbing Data Shows Socialism (aka freeloaders) Is Growing Rapidly on College Campuses

    08/03/2018 3:47:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 7/31/18 | Patrick Hauf
    Socialist ideas are growing on college campuses at a rapid pace. The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) organization claims to have gone from just 15 campus chapters in 2016 to 250 today, the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform reported Tuesday. The YDSA claimed to have reflected this growth on their website’s recognized chapter list. “Currently, we've received over 250 campuses register for the fall drive! This explosion in interest shows that this semester will be the biggest ever for YDSA. We will be able to build a mass movement for democratic socialism and justice at campuses across the country,” they...
  • An Unfair Game: Urban Meyer, a History of Abuse

    08/02/2018 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 08/02/2018 | by Stephen Gordon
    Former NCAA athletes shed light on embattled coach’s abusive treatment of players in undercover videos Xavier Nixon, OL: “They had a guy’s quads explode in the weight room… during what we call the Valentine’s Day Massacre.” William Green, DE: “There was these mat drills, where people would literally get choked out.” Gideon Ajagbe, LB: “A lot of what played into my depression was they humiliated me… they said I was a pu**y… “ Meyer’s players experienced “arm dangling,” “quads exploding” on Florida Gator team Urban Meyer threw objects at players “it’s a f*cking full bottle of Gatorade, and he’s chucking...
  • College Football’s Preseason Coaches Poll, Featuring Bama And 24 Other Teams, Is Out

    08/02/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 8-2-2018 | Alex Kirsner
    The first Coaches Poll of the 2018 college football season came out Thursday. Here’s the full preseason top 25, topped by the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide: 1.Alabama 2.Clemson 3.Ohio State 4.Georgia 5.Oklahoma 6.Washington 7.Wisconsin 8.Miami 9.Penn State 10.Auburn 11.Notre Dame 12.Michigan State 13.Stanford 14.Michigan 15.USC 16.TCU 17.Virginia Tech 18.Missisippi State 19.Florida State 20.West Virginia 21.Texas 22.Boise State 23.UCF 24.LSU 25.Oklahoma State Also getting votes, and closest to the top 25: South Carolina, Florida, Oregon, Utah, Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Kansas State, among others. The Coaches Poll doesn’t matter much, but no polls do until December, so there’s no...
  • California May Soon be First State to Require Public Universities to Offer Abortion Pills

    07/27/2018 11:37:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    KQED ^ | July 26, 2018 | Elizabeth Castillo
    Jessica Rosales recalls plunging into a downward spiral after discovering that her birth control had failed and she was pregnant. A financially unstable third-year student at UC Riverside, she immediately sought an abortion — something the campus student health clinic did not provide. Instead she was referred to private medical facilities off campus. One wouldn’t accept her insurance; the other didn’t provide abortions. Her grades slipped, she said, and she frequently slept the days away to escape her circumstances. Eventually she traveled six miles to a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed the procedure. Ten weeks had passed. “My situation could...
  • This autistic student asked for a ‘fist bump’ and a selfie. He got two Title IX investigations.

    07/27/2018 5:31:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 27, 2018 | Megan Kellar
    A “fist bump” and a selfie may have ended Marcus Knight’s educational career right as it started. The student, who has autism, cerebral palsy and a shunt to relieve fluid pressure on his brain, was not allowed to defend himself against allegations in two Title IX investigations this past fall, his mother told The College Fix.
  • Tuition-Free College Bill Coming Down the Pipeline From House Democrats

    07/26/2018 2:58:59 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2018 | Rob Shimshock
    House Democrats will introduce a bill to make college tuition-free by minimizing debt and simplifying financial aid procedures. The Aim Higher Act, which is expected to hit the House between July 24 and July 27, would grant states federal funding provided that they reciprocate by granting two years of tuition-free community college to students, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
  • GAO Seeks Better Promotion of Loan Program for Black Colleges (despite 30% delinquency rate)

    07/26/2018 6:29:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2018 | Melissa Korn
    Nearly 30% of payments toward a loan program for historically black colleges and universities were delinquent last year, and three of the 46 schools have outright defaulted, according to a government watchdog report being released Thursday. Still, the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. Department of Education should more aggressively encourage HBCUs to participate in the program. The HBCU Capital Financing Program, created in 1992 to provide low-cost loans to the cash-strapped schools, had made more than $2 billion in loans as of last November, with $1.8 billion outstanding. Years of underinvestment by states and the federal government, as well...
  • On Race and Regalia

    07/25/2018 3:37:41 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 4 replies
    Kenyon Alumni Bulletin ^ | Summer, 2018 | Professor Glenn McNair
    I own Ku Klux Klan regalia. I use it as a teaching tool in my history classes — oh, and I’m black. These three facts never fail to produce open-mouthed curiosity or incredulity. The most obvious question is how the regalia came into my possession. With a straight face, I say that in the late 1980s the Klan was going through hard times so they started an Affirmative Action program for self-hating minorities. Some people — amazingly — believe that, and some people don’t. (I confess. I have a devilish sense of humor!) The real answer is that before becoming...
  • Colleges must stop coddling and creating soft Social Justice Warriors

    07/25/2018 5:15:28 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 31 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07-25-2018 | Herald Staff
    College campus culture should be fair game for criticism. After all, college is very expensive and in many circles considered a compulsory rite of passage for young people. More and more we hear stories of speakers being shut down by student protesters amid sometimes violent actions. Speakers running the political gamut from Ben Shapiro to Alan Dershowitz have been on the receiving end of angry mobs.
  • A Monumental Question

    07/23/2018 5:03:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 23, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    Today’s radical left has embarked on a quest to purge college campuses of their controversial histories. These “social justice warriors” not only believe themselves licensed to tear down statues—they view it as their sacred duty to rid universities of monuments that do meet their standards of political correctness. But merely removing statues they deem to be offensive is not enough for these activists. Instead, they are demanding that campuses be remade according to their radical vision. This includes calling for the installation of new monuments and memorials to be erected that are more in line with the updated values they...
  • Researchers say masculinity training 'ignores human nature'

    07/18/2018 7:33:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 18, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    The findings of a new peer-reviewed study suggest that college masculinity programs may be “damaging” to the romantic prospects of male students. Led by University of Iowa researcher Pelin Gul, the study “Benevolent Sexism and Mate Preferences” discovered that women prefer men with chivalrous attitudes and behaviours, since those men are seen as more likely to “invest, protect, provide, and commit.” "Masculinity training programs can be damaging to male college students indeed, since it seems like these programs are focused on a very unrealistic conception of gender equality." Even feminist women preferred chivalrous men, the researchers discovered, suggesting that “attraction...
  • A Professor’s Tough Examination—Of Our Higher Education System

    07/18/2018 5:49:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 18, 2018 | George Leef
    There are lots of people in our higher education system who claim that it is “the envy of the world” and just needs more money to graduate more young Americans with the degrees that are supposedly in great demand. One naysayer who disputes that rosy picture is Professor Warren Treadgold, who teaches history at Saint Louis University. He has just written a book entitled The University We Need that gives readers a decidedly negative assessment of our higher education system. Something like the mafia’s code of silence—the academic omerta—keeps most professors from speaking unpleasant truths about the system, Treadgold argues,...