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  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/06/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • The American War Against the Jews

    12/01/2015 11:16:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    The foundations of American Jewish life are under assault today in ways that were unimaginable a generation ago. Academia is ground zero of the onslaught. The protest movements on campuses are first and foremost anti-Jewish movements. For the past decade or so, Jewish communal leaders and activists have focused on just one aspect of this anti-Jewish campaign. Jewish leaders have devoted themselves to helping Jewish students combat the direct anti-Semitism inherent to the anti-Israel student movements. Despite the substantial funds that have been devoted to fighting anti-Israel forces on campuses, they have not been diminished. To the contrary, with each...
  • Who Created These Campus Whiners?

    11/24/2015 4:45:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether or not you agreed with the students, they were protesting about things of great consequence -- civil rights, the military draft, the Vietnam War. They had chants such as "Hell no, we won't go." Those were the good old days. Now we are witnessing whiny college kids marching in the streets, screaming obscenities or taking over the university president's office, and for what? Feeling slighted? Having their feelings hurt? Talk about rebels without a cause. I've traveled to many campuses in recent weeks and experienced the melodrama of student grievances firsthand. To...
  • Reality Check

    11/13/2015 5:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Students at Yale University, a bastion of wealth and privilege, are angry because an employee at the university dared suggest that if white children want to dress up as the Disney character Mulan for Halloween, it would not be inappropriate but instead would be children dressing up as a favorite character. Clearly, this person is a white, privileged, racist bigot. Or at least she is in the minds of the college students as Yale. Never mind that an Ivy League university had people engaged in a debate on the appropriateness of Halloween costumes to ensure people were not offended. Students...
  • The United States Of The New York Times

    11/08/2015 5:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    This country is awful. I know that because I read it in the paper and heard it on the news. The reasons for our being awful didn't make much difference. They change every day because there's always something new for which we're awful. And when there aren't fresh pickings the media hops in the way-back machine and re-animates a greatest hit. But what would this "awful" country look like were it magically transformed into New York Times Utopia? This week gave us a peek. The city of Houston decided it didn't want to replace gender-specific bathrooms with a communal hole...
  • Cuomo Gives “Consent” PowerPoint to Rapists

    06/22/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    You need a girl’s consent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tells rapists. If she says “yes,” it’s not rape—it’s “affirmative consent.” “Affirmative consent” is pivotal to Cuomo’s new plan to stop college rape. His plan consists of giving a legislative PowerPoint to rapists that defines rape in crystal clear terms. Cuomo maintains that once rapists understand what rape is—ta da!—they will never rape again. It works like this: Cuomo introduces a law defining “affirmative consent” as a “knowing, voluntary and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity.” Now, for the first time ever, any man seeking sexual...
  • First Amendment Sensitivity Training

    06/18/2015 5:06:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Mike Adams
    In my last column, I made the case for establishing First Amendment Centers on public university campuses. I argued that such centers should focus on eight goals, four of which would be corrective measures, and four of which would be proactive measures designed to enhance respect for divergent opinions. In the last column, I elaborated on the corrective measures. This column will focus on the proactive measures: 1. First Amendment Sensitivity Training for Students. When students make politically incorrect comments they often face punishment in the campus judiciary. This sometimes involves putting them through re-education programs, which are often referred...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’” Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’”...
  • No Room on Campus for the Bigot Shakespeare

    05/16/2014 6:57:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    If Shakespeare were alive and invited to give the commencement address at a major American university, the favorite spring sport on campus would explode with loud and shrill protest. Blacks could object to Othello, the angry, "erring barbarian" wife-murderer. Jews could protest Shylock, the stereotypical Jewish moneylender demanding his pound of flesh. Ageists would decry a senile Lear. Feminists would despise Lady Macbeth, the Bard's most powerful woman, as a power-seeking termagant. And besides all that, he's a very dead white man. Of course, taking offense would require the students to have a modest familiarity with Shakespeare. The Bard is...
  • The Outdated Business Model of Diversity Inc.

    02/20/2014 9:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That's odd, because diversity does not mean any more "variety" or "points of difference," at least as it used to be defined. Instead, diversity has become an industry synonymous with orthodoxy and intolerance, especially in its homogeneity of political thought. When campuses sloganeer "celebrate diversity," that does not mean encouraging all sorts of political views. If it did, faculties and student groups would better reflect U.S. political realities and might fall roughly into two equal groups: liberal and conservative. Do colleges routinely...
  • First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

    07/29/2013 4:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Mike Adams
    The New York Times and the Huffington Post have been very critical of recent legislation by the House and Senate of the State of North Carolina. But neither of those liberal news outlets - and I use the term "news outlets" loosely - have recognized their recent attempt to restore due process in one of the most oppressive judicial systems in the country. Indeed, the UNC system is among the greatest antagonists of fairness and due process in the entire nation. Since this is a bold assertion, it demands elaboration. Students in the UNC system are routinely brought up on...
  • Man arrested in stolen truck carrying weapons, explosives, body armor in Seattle

    07/04/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson
    The FBI and Seattle authorities were investigating a Nevada man who was arrested after he was spotted on the University of Washington campus in a stolen truck carrying multiple explosive devices, stolen firearms and body armor, police said Thursday. The man was arrested a few blocks away after a police pursuit near Seattle Children's Hospital late Wednesday, said John Vinson, chief of the University of Washington police. He gave no further details of the pursuit, but he described the arrest as "high-risk." Justin Miles Jasper was arrested early Thursday and was being held without bail in the King County jail...
  • Academic Cesspools

    04/24/2013 4:48:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled "Academic Cesspools," "Academic Dishonesty," "The Shame of Higher Education," "Academic Rot" and "Indoctrination of Our Youth." Therefore, I was not surprised by David Feith's April 5th Wall Street Journal article, "The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World." In it, Feith tells of a golf course conversation between Barry Mills, the president of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, and philanthropist Thomas Klingenstein. Klingenstein voiced disapproval of campus celebration of diversity and ethnic differences while there's "not enough celebration of our common American identity." Because Klingenstein wouldn't help finance the...
  • Majoring in Fun..college campus culture.

    12/14/2012 1:02:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    mindingthecampus ^ | December 10, 2012 | By Jackson Toby
    When Isaac Newton went to the University of Cambridge several centuries ago, he studied seven days a week, at least ten hours a day, and actively avoided the revelry that some Cambridge undergraduates engaged in even then. No one expects American undergraduates to work as hard as Isaac Newton or as medieval monks. However, what seems to be happening on many American college campuses is the development of such a powerful "fun" culture that a quarter of the students or more arrive thinking that having fun is the main reason they are at college and that the pursuit of knowledge...
  • Soaring Toward Totalitarianism

    11/19/2012 12:30:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (Some time in the not-too-distant future at a public university near you). Good morning, everyone. My name is Dean Crawler and I would like to welcome everyone to new staff training here in the Dean of Student's Office at the University of Neo-Communism in Wonderland, or UNCW. I wish to welcome all returning Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Adjunct Deans as well. They say it takes a village to raise a child. One could say that it takes a fiefdom to raise a generation. Of course, we prefer to avoid references to Western civilization here at UNCW. We are...
  • Youth Vote: Obama's Most Loyal Supporters Are Jumping Ship

    10/31/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Celia Bigelow
    The S.S. Barack Obama is slowly submerging. A Pew Research poll released on Monday showed the President’s support is waning in key demographics from his 2008 election--including the youth vote--despite his best efforts. Though he handily won over the MTV generation in 2008 by a 33 point margin over Senator McCain, it appears that a handful of young people are thinking twice this time around. The Pew poll shows President Obama with 56 percent of the youth vote, a 21 point lead over Governor Romney. Though he still holds a strong lead among young Americans, a 10-point drop in support...
  • Unlearning Liberty

    10/23/2012 4:48:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: On Wednesday, October 24th, I will be debating liberal Rick Perlstein and libertarian Jim Harper at NC State University in Raleigh. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 pm in Dabney Hall.Despite their feigned interest in tolerance, college campuses are among the most punitive and stifling environments in the country. Students are routinely punished for "offenses" ranging from penning mild satire to holding the wrong opinions on important social and political issues. One book, Unlearning Liberty, by Greg Lukianoff, documents these abuses better than any other that has been written since...
  • Problems Solutions and Trade Offs

    09/03/2012 2:09:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Occasionally, a columnist must issue an apology for something he wrote that, while seeming correct at the time, later proved to be misguided. Today, is one of those occasions where I must take the time to write a retraction concerning a column I wrote some time ago. Although it has been roughly four years since the column appeared, I am still compelled to offer an apology. The issue concerns the use of pictures of the aftermath of abortion and whether the pictures should be displayed on college campuses, which are obviously populated by scores of women who have, in...
  • The Needle and the Damage Done

    01/05/2012 4:57:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Last semester, I was giving a lecture on the history of the Supreme Court from 1953 to present. Toward the end of the lecture, I asked my students if they could name the current Chief Justice. None were able to do so. There were thirty students in the class. This was in a college classroom, mind you. I was annoyed by the failure of a single student to know the name of one of the three most powerful men in America. But, whenever annoyed, I have a tendency to make jokes to lighten the atmosphere. So I told my students...
  • Avoiding Leftist Indoctrination at American Colleges and Universities

    11/19/2011 4:48:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | Daniel Doherty
    One of the greatest dilemmas facing American students today is the perennial threat of leftist indoctrination on college campuses. In recent years, institutions of higher learning – which have historically been places for enlightened thought and dissenting opinions – have increasingly become breeding grounds for radical liberalism. College courses, which are often taught by biased professors who espouse leftist ideology, fail to adequately challenge undergraduate students and often leave many of them woefully unprepared for the real world. In his most recent work, Please Enroll Responsibly: Avoiding Indoctrination at College, attorney turned political activist Lee Doren examines pragmatic ways students...