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  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    05/25/2015 1:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Huffington Post's Canada The Blog ^ | May 18, 2015 | Aeman Ansari, fourth year jouralism student
    Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to...
  • Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

    05/22/2015 12:03:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charlotte Hays
    A brilliant young man has single-handedly solved the problem of college loan debt. It was a daringly simple maneuver! Tennessee high school senior Ronald Nelson, Jr., who is a National Merit Scholar, star athlete, sax player, SAT high scorer, and student body president, turned down acceptances from eight Ivy League colleges and will instead attend the University of Alabama this fall. Young Ronald seems to have absorbed at an early age a lesson that eludes many youths (and those who have long since left youth behind): avoid going head over heels in debt. This is not to denigrate an Ivy...
  • Ambr. Samantha Power: Woman who Falsely Accused Man of Rape Helped "Equality"

    05/20/2015 8:21:56 AM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/20/15 | Aurelius
    Emma Sulkowicz, also known as "Mattress Girl," carried around a mattress at Columbia University saying she was sexually assaulted. The problem with that is Ms. Sulkowicz had no evidence and the man that she accused was not arrested or charged because of "lack of evidence" and "lack of reasonable suspicion." Even Sulkowicz herself admitted the college found no evidence to back up her claims, stating, "The University closed the case in November of my junior year saying he is not responsible for any... rapes." And on top of that, Sulkowicz decided not to pursue charges. Since then, the person she...
  • Student turned down all 8 Ivies to go to a state school, and we should celebrate it

    05/20/2015 4:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    First, I should note I am a proud state-school grad. (Go Dawgs!) In a sea of Ivy-League degrees in Washington, it has never seemed to limit my opportunities, and it gives me a special camaraderie with the other state-school grads in the business. But I applaud Ronald Nelson Jr., not just because of my personal affinity for state schools, but because he’s a really smart young man who made a really smart decision.Nelson is a phenom— a sky-high GPA and SAT scores, a talented alto sax player, student body president, National Merit Scholar, among other honors. And, he was...
  • Trigger warnings, colleges, and the Swaddled Generation

    05/20/2015 12:22:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of trigger warnings and safe zones on college campuses. It seems that mostly conservative sites and writers are concerned with the increasingly draconian suppression of free speech on college campuses. But then, it is mostly conservative writers and speakers who are treated as though theyre bringing the Ebola virus rather than contrarian ideas to the sensitive ears of what we may as well name the Swaddled Generation. A trigger warning is usually conveyed on a sign carried or posted near the auditorium where a speech is...
  • Bernie Sanders makes the pitch for free college tuition

    05/19/2015 10:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 19, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) most ardent supporters would probably concede, albeit grudgingly, that he faces very long odds in the 2016 presidential race. So why run? Because theres value in having a national platform for bold, progressive ideas that might otherwise be ignored. Bloomberg Politics reported yesterday, for example, on Sanders new plan to make public college tuition-free in the United States. The plan will provide tuition-free higher education to students at four-year colleges, the statement said, and is modeled after the way many European nations handle the costs of college. Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and many more...
  • Watch: Michelles Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelles Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obamas recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. Im disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didnt get up and walk out on Michelle Obamas speech, Rachel said. Its like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didnt learn anything worth a hard donut.
  • The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College (video)

    05/18/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tara Ross
    Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0TranscriptIn every presidential election, only one question matters: which candidate will get the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College? Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That's why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries...
  • A Reply to Professor Bruce McKinney

    05/18/2015 2:30:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Mike Adams
    A recent letter to the editor written by Professor Bruce McKinney shows why we cannot trust most college professors and administrators to defend free speech. In just four short paragraphs, McKinney misrepresents key facts, misapplies relevant law, and attempts to project his own hypocrisy upon those who are committed to defending the free exchange of ideas. His letter is presented in full with my commentary interspersed between each paragraph:A recent letter cited "UNCW's administration attempt to stop freedom of speech" in which very large graphic images of aborted fetuses were shown on campus.If Professor McKinney’s letter stopped here, he would...
  • Conservatives on Campus have to be smarter, better prepared

    05/18/2015 1:32:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 17, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    because its you against a lot of people My appearance on The Craig Silverman Show (Aurora, CO) I appeared on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on The Craig Silverman Show on 710 KNUS in Aurora, Colorado. The conversation covered my background, what it means to be a conservative on campus, the anti-Israel boycott movement, the Pope on a Palestinian state, the Pew Poll on Christians, and the fate of Christians in the Middle East. On Ted Cruz at Harvard Law School: When youre going to be political at a place like Harvard Law School, you have to be better than...
  • To the Class of 2015: Fight for Freedom, Defend the Faith, Love America, and Prosper

    05/16/2015 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | May 16, 2015 | Robert F. Agostinelli
    More has been done to further progress by America than anywhere else because we are a people who believe we can do things better. Since Columbus touched these shores, the Pilgrims knelt down and kissed the ground, and our Founding Patriots risked everything for independence, the commitment to pursuing human betterment for all has been understood as our God-given responsibility. This is because Americans believe in the value and potential of every individual, which also is the engine that powers capitalism. Distilled to the bare essence, markets operate based on the principle that the decisions made every day by millions...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • At This College, Hurtful Statements Are Now Reportable to Authorities

    05/14/2015 8:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    I wonder if any college level literature courses teach George Orwell’s 1984 anymore. They evidently don’t teach it at the University of Colorado-Boulder, judging by a new campaign launched by the school to urge students to report the names of those responsible for any “bias-motivated incident” via an online form.The Campus Fix: The “Bias Incident Reporting” effort aims to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” CU Boulder’s website states.Examples of bias, according to a corresponding poster campaign highlighting the reporting system, include calling people names or making...
  • Zenith Education Group lays off 131 people at Thornton call center (Colorado)

    05/13/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Caitlin Hendee, digital producer & social engagement manager
    Zenith Education Group, a Minnesota-based provider of career-school training and operator of Everest College campuses in metro Denver, is laying off 131 people at its Thornton call center. "We had a reduction in the student population and we are merging some call centers to the one located in Tampa," said Zenith spokesperson Krissy Humenesky, referring to a call center at an Everest college in Florida. Zenith, an affiliate of ECMC Group Inc., last December entered into a deal with Corinthian Colleges to take over 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses in 17 states across the country, including Colorado. Earlier this month,...
  • A Generational Storm Is Coming

    05/13/2015 8:40:08 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies
    Bonner & Partners ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bill Bonner
    Yesterday, we began our high-minded graduation speech to the Class of 2015. We explained how the young graduates were not only the most heavily indebted in history, but also the least likely to be able to pay their debts. Median wages have been going down since these graduates were about five years old So have economic growth rates. Today, we continue the speech no one wants us to give You are heirs to claptrap, nonsense, bogus theories, and trillions of dollars in debt. The systems, programs, and institutions your parents set up are mostly worthless scams. Worse, they produce outcomes...
  • University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

    05/12/2015 11:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 12, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Apparently, just being in certain rooms is a microaggression. According to a new report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, just walking into or sitting in a classroom full of white people is a microaggression in itself. Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few, stated the report, which designated the experience a microaggression. People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a...
  • Students seek to revoke WA state senators degree for not believing in climate change

    05/12/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, the beauty of our nation’s college campuses, the traditional hotbeds of free speech and open debate. I wonder what ever happened to those? Out in Washington State, some students at Western Washington University have come up with interesting new techniques in the field of debate. For example, one of their state senators, Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) was found by the upset underclassmen to be a heretical non-believer when it comes to the issue of global warming. Ericksen, as it turns out, is an alumnus of WWU, so rather than debating him on the hot topic, they have issued demands...
  • Student Branded Rapist, Suspended by College for Waking Up Boyfriend with Kisses

    05/12/2015 12:34:37 PM PDT · by rightistight · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/12/15 | Aurelius
    A student at Brandeis University was branded a rapist and suspended, in part, for waking up his significant other with kisses. The accused, identified only as John, was accused by his former boyfriend, referred to as JC in a lawsuit, of sexual assault. Before investigating the claim, Brandeis put John on emergency suspension while they looked into the incident... ...The university hired investigator Elizabeth Sanghavi to look into the claims. She interviewed both parties, but did not allow John access to his lawyer and did not allow him to see what he was being specifically accused of. In the end,...
  • How Liberals Ruined College

    05/12/2015 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kirsten Powers
    College should be a place of new ideas and challenging views. Instead, liberals have made it a place of fear and intimidation. The root of nearly every free-speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someonealmost always a liberalhas been offended or has sniffed out a potential offense in the making. Then, the silencing campaign begins. The offender must be punished, not just for justices sake, but also to send the message to anyone else on campus that should he or she stray off the leftist script, they too might find themselves investigated, harassed, ostracized, or even expelled. If...
  • You Must Be Naked': College Demands Students Flesh Out Final Exam Answers in Eye-Popping Way

    05/10/2015 5:18:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | may 10, 2015 | Katie lapolin
    Aclass at the University of California, San Diego, takes the idea of showing up to class naked to a whole new level. Studentsin a visual arts class at the universityare required to complete part of their final exam in the nude or they will fail the entire class. Even the professor,Roberto Dominguez, strips down to his birthday suit as a part of the test. The requirement didnt sit well with the parent of one of the girls in the class, who toldKGTV-TVthat she was outraged her daughter would have to resort to such measures in order to get a passing...
  • College Students Protest Mexican Food at a Sci-Fi Movie: Aliens and Beans!

    05/08/2015 11:19:00 AM PDT · by all the best · 12 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | May 2, 2015 | Gary North
    Stevenson College is part of the University of California, Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz has the reputation of being the most far-Left tax-supported university in the United States. On the faculty are Angela Davis and Bettina Aptheker, both of whom were openly Communists in the 1960s. They have, of course, mellowed. Thats what happens when you bet heavily on the wrong horse, which drops dead in the final stretch. The students accused the school of being insensitive that beloved catch phrase of the Left whenever fascist is just not plausible because it served tacos and re-fried beans just...
  • The 25 college majors that will lead to the lowest-paying jobs

    05/08/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/08/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    Before declaring your major, make sure you're passionate about the subject you decide on, particularly if you're considering working with children. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforcefound in their recent report, "The Economic Value of College Majors," that education majors are paid the least, specifically those specializing in early childhood education, who earn a median annual salary of $39,000. While the paychecks are not particularly enticing, people in education find a high level of meaning from their jobs. And the satisfaction from helping others tends to outweigh the lack of pay growth. The education field is also unique...
  • Prof: Riots because of White Privilege, Calls For Mass Surveillance Of Whites [Romans 1]

    05/07/2015 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/3/2015 | Eric Owens
    A black sociology professor at Vanderbilt University is arguing that white privilege is to blame for last weeks riots and looting in Baltimore, Md. The professor, Tony N. Brown, took to the op-ed pages of The Tennessean late last week to make the claim. White people act routinely to harm, demean, and damage black and brown people, Brown wrote in Nashvilles main newspaper. These actions explain the lofty levels of frustration and despair among black and brown youth. The professor, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, cites other unrelated incidents as evidence of the riots after the...
  • This Connecticut man earns more money working at a grocery store than as a college professor

    05/06/2015 10:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2015 | Libby Kane
    In January, Matt Debenham got a job at the grocery story in his Connecticut town. There's nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that 44-year-old Debenham, married father of two, earns more stocking shelves and bagging groceries than he does working his other job as an adjunct college professor. "Adjunct" is industry speak for "part-time," an arrangement that's increasingly common at colleges and universities. Huffington Post reports that while the majority of college professors are now adjuncts, 60% of them admit to having at least one other job. In the 2015 edition of its annual report, the American Association...
  • Oregon Student Leader: Eating Burritos on Cinco de Mayo is "Cultural Appropriation"

    05/06/2015 7:15:22 AM PDT · by rightistight · 74 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/15 | Aurelius
    Perla Alvarez, the Associated Students of the University of Oregons (ASUO) Multicultural Advocate, believes that eating a burrito on Cinco de Mayo, as well as other things such as eating guacamole, is cultural appropriation of Mexican culture. She begins her letter to Oregons student newspaper by writing, Its Cinco de Mayo! Yay for some of you who want to party! However, it sucks for those of us who do not celebrate this day and have to witness you appropriating our culture. Despite the fact that most colleges in the United States push for more diversity and understanding of cultures, Ms....
  • Dear Millenial: Youve Graduated! Welcome to Reality 101

    05/05/2015 1:29:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 05/05/2015 | By Gail Buckner
    Though he is among the earliest of those in the Millennial generation- individuals born from 1982 through 1997- and is now older than 30- David Weliver is the creator and editor of the website MoneyUnder30.com. He speaks from first-hand experience when he says that finding a source of income, i.e. work, has got to be Priority #1 once you graduate. If you dont have a job lined up right out of college, you need to focus on your career search. In addition, he says you should take time to project what your life is going to look like in 6...
  • Fix Disparities in Public University Funding

    05/05/2015 6:00:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/3/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    There has been a lot of talk recently about closing the foundation allowance gap between K-12 school districts in Michigan. This gap effectively ranges from $7,251 to $8,099 per pupil. But what about closing the funding disparity among Michigan public universities? The gap is huge: Funding for the states 15 public universities ranges from $2,747 to $11,561 per student. The bulk of federal funding universities in Michigan receive is in the form of Pell Grants, which are awarded to students based on their financial need which they use for the school that they wish. Other federal funding comes via grants...
  • Trigger Warning: College Kids Are Human Veal

    05/04/2015 1:07:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Every time we seem to have reached peak insanity when it comes to the intellectually constipated and socially stultifying atmosphere on todays college campuses, some new story manages to reveal vast new and untapped reservoirs of ridiculousness. In a world of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and official apologies featuring misgendered pronouns that start a whole new round of accusations, wonders never cease. So when 60s-radical-turned-Reagan-fanboy David Horowitz shows up at University of North Carolina to equate Islam with terrorism for the thousandth time, the student body gets the vapors, tries to shut him down, and creates the hashtag #notsafeUNC. When a...
  • U of Michigan Student Called Racist, Removed from Staff for Asking what Acronym Meant

    05/04/2015 1:43:33 PM PDT · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/4/15 | Aurelius
    A University of Michigan student was removed from the schools Residence Staff for asking what an acronym meant and was called racist for laughing at a subsequent joke. The student, identified by the schools newspaper only as Chris, was having a text conversation with other Resident Staff members over the internet. At one point he noticed that one member, who happened to be an African American woman, changed her handle to Markleys BBW. Mary Markley Hall is a residence hall at the university. Chris subsequently asked, What does BBW stand for? to which another staff member responded, bad baby walrus,...
  • Scott Walker Strikes Again

    05/04/2015 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For a quarter of a century, Republican presidential candidates have uttered variations of George H. W. Bushs high pitched pledge: I want to be the education president. It has gotten them exactly nowhere. So far, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is trying a different approach, one that dovetails interestingly with some surprising changes in how colleges run themselves. Simply put, Governor Walker urged universities in the badger state to teach more and spend less. Now, universities far from badgerland are actually trying, in their academic way, to do just that. For example, just about every issue of the GW Hatchet at...
  • Free Speech on Campus: [Expletive] Masculinity, Fight the Straightness

    05/03/2015 8:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 2, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    The not-so-tolerant left fears nothing. Let me preface this by asking: Is anyone really surprised? This past May Day students and faculty at Cornell marched across campus and sat in a street intersection for over an hour delivering riveting speeches about everything they detest about this country, their university, and their peers. They later paraded through the farewell party for Cornells outgoing president of nine years, and for about twenty minutes chanted and delivered speeches from the stage where a jazz band was playing. You can read my more comprehensive recap of events over at The Cornell Review. At the...
  • Texas Tech Dean of Students: Due Process has a "Chilling Effect" on Justice at College

    05/01/2015 6:57:13 AM PDT · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/15 | Aurelius
    Amy Murphy, the dean of students at Texas Tech, believes that giving students of her college the rights that they have access to has a chilling effect on peoples ability to accuse others of assault. Murphy told Texas Techs college paper that, as a part of the Student Code of Conduct, students at the university do not have the right to confront their accuser. More than that, they cannot have a representative ask questions of the accuser at all, and cross-examination is simply not allowed. According to Murphy, this process is a learning experience that will be conducted in the...
  • Don't Believe the Hype about Zaytuna College: America's First Muslim Liberal Arts College

    04/29/2015 7:19:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2015 | Stephen Schwartz
    The accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of tiny Zaytuna College, an Islamist project with seventeen professors and fifty students in Berkeley, California that has been called “America’s first Muslim liberal arts college,” has been lauded -- and misrepresented -- in mainstream press. A Religion News Service article reprinted in the Washington Post and elsewhere, including the Christian Century, described Zaytuna as “A college that requires the study of both Wordsworth and the Quran for graduation... now the first fully accredited Islamic university in America.” Yet WASC approved only one program: a B.A. in Islamic law and...
  • State university considers 'college bankruptcy,' liberal arts schools aren't only ones in trouble

    04/24/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Proving it's not only small, private, liberal-arts colleges that are susceptible to financial distress, Louisiana State University (LSU) announced that it's in the midst of drawing up a financial exigency plan. Bloomberg News, which reported the development, called the plan "equivalent to a college bankruptcy" and noted that it would let LSU fire tenured faculty and restructure its finances. The Baton Rouge-based university with over 30,000 students is drafting the plan, in part, because the most recently proposed budgetary cuts by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to severely impact the higher-education system in the state. The governor's plans would cut...
  • Accused of Rape, a Student Sues Columbia Over Bias

    04/24/2015 8:22:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/15 | By BENJAMIN WEISER
    Accused of Rape, a Student Sues Columbia Over Bias By BENJAMIN WEISER A Columbia University student who was accused of rape by a fellow student, who then targeted him in a very public campus action, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit on Thursday against the school; its president, Lee C. Bollinger; and one of its professors. The plaintiff, Paul Nungesser, who was cleared of responsibility in the rape claim by the university, alleges in the lawsuit that he had been the victim of a harassment campaign by the other student, Emma Sulkowicz. By refusing to protect Paul Nungesser, the lawsuit says,...
  • Johns Hopkins University Votes to Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus

    04/24/2015 6:58:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2015 | Sarah Begley
    Students at Johns Hopkins University voted this week to ask the schools administrators to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a store on campus. Citing Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathys opposition to gay marriage, students said the presence of the chain on campus would be a microaggression against LGBT members of the community, Eater reports. Though the Student Government Association approved the resolution, the move is purely hypothetical: theres no indication that the Johns Hopkins administration was in negotiations with Chick-fil-A, though some students had wondered whether the chain might open a location in a new building under construction on campus.
  • A personal account of how call out culture has harmed teaching

    04/22/2015 9:48:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    This is a matter of real, palpable fear. Saying anything that goes against liberal orthodoxy is now grounds for a firin. Even if you make a reasonable and respectful case, if you so much as cause your liberal students a second of complication or doubt you face the risk of demonstrations, public call-outs, and severe professional consequences. My friends and colleagues might well agree that the student-teacher relationship ban is misguided, but theyre not allowed to say as much in public. C-can you guys see the problem, here? Personally, liberal students scare the shit out of me. I know how...
  • Great news! Law school applications down 50%!

    04/22/2015 1:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | NewsMachete
    It is actually good to have germs in small amounts. They help inoculate us from bigger sicknesses. But having too many germs is bad for us. That philosophy applies equally well to lawyers. Some lawyers are useful, even necessary, such as lawyers who draft wills or contracts between companies or stock offerings (my former profession), federal prosecutors, and those who represent plaintiffs and defendants in legitimate civil lawsuits. But a lot of lawyers do things that are not so good. In my opinion, the government has too many lawyers. The lawyers at the EPA and the so-called "civil rights"...
  • Democrats Introduce Resolution Calling For Debt-Free Public College

    04/21/2015 3:31:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2015 | Sam Levine
    A group of congressional Democrats introduced a resolution on Tuesday seeking to ensure that students who attend public colleges and universities can graduate without debt. The Senate resolution was introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), while Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced the House version. The lawmakers support plans to increase financial aid, help states lower tuition and make it possible for students to earn degrees in less time. In a statement, they noted that the cost of college has increased by 300 percent over...
  • Berkeley Students Protest "Hostility" for Minority Students,Attack Minorities Trying to Attend Class

    04/21/2015 12:48:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/21/15 | Aurelius
    Berkeley students protesting the hostile atmosphere against minority students blocked passage for minority students last Tuesday, at times resorting to violence in order to prevent them from attending class. Gathering at Sather Gate, Stop Mass Incarceration Network, who started the rally, prevented passage of students. The protests were aimed at police brutality and the environment on campus toward minority students. Up to 50 students gathered and prevented foot traffic through the gate. On multiple occasions, students, including minorities, tried to break through so they could attend class. In response, the protesters violently attacked them. Three assaults were reported during the...
  • Freeing My Inner Lesbian

    04/20/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Authors Note: This is a continuation of my previous column Caged Animals, which highlighted a systematic assault on the free speech rights of pro-lifers at UNC-Wilmington. If you are a conservative, please finish your coffee before reading this. If you are a liberal, please take your blood pressure medicine.Dear Chancellor Sederburg (chancellor@uncw.edu): I would like to apologize for the recent controversy I caused by asking that the university fire an activist/administrator who recently attempted to violate the free speech rights of pro-life students attending our university. It seems that my calls for her termination have caused her supporters to gather...
  • College Like Kindergarten? Students Need Cookies, Coloring Books, Bubbles, Play-Doh, Blankies

    04/19/2015 5:54:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 16, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Higher education professionals are dismayed at the growing number of students who expect their universities to protect their tender emotions from over-stimulation. If you graduated from college in the previous millennium, you may be unaware that many students now believe that college professors and administrators should protect them from, rather than expose them to, ideas they disagree with, especially ideas that disturb them. Much of the recent debate over the current state of college campuses was spurred by Judith Shulevitz's March 21 op-ed in The New York Times, "In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas." The Brown University campus, Shulevitz...
  • Sustainability gone mad on college campuses

    Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of people who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed after, one suspects, not much agonizing to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum. The effect of these decisions on the consumption of fossil fuels will be nil; the effect on the growth of institutions endowments...
  • The Real Student Loan Crisis Is The One Obama Created

    04/17/2015 5:28:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4-16-15 | Editorial
    rresponsibility: A new report finds that 27.3% of student loans are delinquent. Why does this matter? Because thanks to President Obama, about $1 trillion dollars of student loan debt is owed to the federal government. Obama keeps trying to portray the student loan crisis as a problem suffered by students burdened by a mountain of debt when they graduate, and who are unable to make enough money to pay it back. But that's not the real crisis. First, average student loan debt is only a little over $20,000. A student who gave up his $5-a-day Starbucks habit could pay off...
  • Colleges grapple with cheating in the digital age

    04/17/2015 5:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Carla Rivera
    Stanford University's honor code dates to 1921, written by students to help guide them through the minefield of plagiarism, forbidden collaboration, copying and other chicaneries that have tempted undergraduates since they first arrived on college campuses. Exams aren't proctored, and students are expected to police themselves and speak up when they see others committing violations. But there appears to have been a massive breakdown during the recent winter quarter, culminating in "an unusually high number of troubling allegations of academic dishonesty" reported to officials, according to a letter to faculty from Provost John Etchemendy.
  • (Pitt) University Warns Professors That Their Students Genders May Change Over Time

    04/16/2015 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    This information was part of the University of Pittsburghs Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources document. The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone. One suggestion is to ask students to write down preferred names and pronouns on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesnt mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because a persons gender identity may change over time. Zi and...
  • Students being forced off school insurance by Obamacare

    04/15/2015 3:32:16 PM PDT · by yuffy · 17 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | Today at 11:19 AM EDT | Nick Pappas
    American college students are being forced off of their student health plans across the United States, and onto the state and federal exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Back in 2013, President Obama came under fire for claiming if you like your plan, you can keep it in regards to Obamacares new plans. This was taken by most Americans as a promise that new plans would not threaten the health insurance they already had. For more and more college students however, this promise seems to have been broken as schools stop offering insurance. According...
  • How colleges misspend your tuition money

    04/15/2015 2:28:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/15/2015 | Ted Scheinman
    I am on the phone with a humanities professor at a small, nationally revered liberal-arts college, and she is telling me about the seltzer situation in the faculty lounge. "You know, the dean said we need to get the beverages out of there." "And that's, like, a hygiene thing?" "No, it's because they're worried we're spending too much on Diet Coke and those aluminum cans of seltzer." "Oh." "And the president just replaced his hood ornament with a Faberg egg. Our Manhattan consulting firm said it was the only way to upstage Dartmouth." OK, I made up the egg thing,...
  • The Really Lost Generation

    04/14/2015 9:31:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If the raccoon coat-wearing youth of the 1920s really were the lost generation, what would you call millennials? Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, crunched the employment and unemployment data for March in its Millennial Jobs Report for March 2015 and found that: The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29-year-olds, which adjusts for labor force participation by including those who have given up looking for work, is 13.9 percent (NSA). The (U-3) unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is 9.1 percent (NSA). The declining labor force participation rate has created an additional 1.842 million young adults...
  • Protesters detained after disrupting 'American Sniper' showing at EMU

    04/13/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Darcie Moran
    The University of Michigan isn't the only area university whose showing of the film "American Sniper" on Friday caused controversy. Four protesters were temporarily detained after disrupting an 8 p.m. showing of the film April 10 on the Eastern Michigan University campus, according to university officials. EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom said during the first of two planned showings at university's Student Center, protesters got on stage and disrupted the movie. The EMU Police Department received complaints for subjects causing a disturbance and refusing to leave at about 8:10 p.m. at the Student Center, according to their police log. About 40...