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  • Dem rep planning bill to define 'acceptable speech' on campus

    09/07/2017 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 7, 2017 | Fox News
    Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown reportedly plans to introduce a bill that would require universities and colleges to define “acceptable speech” on campus. The Maryland congressman announced the plans during a speech last week, according to The Diamondback, the University of Maryland’s student newspaper. Brown reportedly said he wants colleges to demonstrate they have initiatives that define to students "what is acceptable speech and what is not acceptable speech.” Further, the bill reportedly would offer grant money to create these programs while pushing universities to report hate crimes. The proposal comes as campuses across the country have been accused of curbing...
  • Why did the left turn on antifa? (vanity, discussion question)

    09/03/2017 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 113 replies
    I have to say I was really shocked to see a lot of leftists come out against antifa (though of course not all-- Elizabeth Edwards). I'm shocked because the left always embraces and protects its extremists, no matter what they do (for example black lives matter thugs). This is the only time I have seen them do this, so what's the deal?
  • Students at embattled county college 'live in an earthly hell,' clergymen say

    09/02/2017 3:52:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | August 31, 2017 | Marisa Iati
    NEWARK -- Clergy leaders on Thursday denounced what they called a culture of political interference permeating Essex County College, as well as threatening its accreditation and ability to stay open. "The social conditions at this college are causing students and faculty to live in an earthly hell," the Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter, pastor at Saint James AME Church in Newark, said at a press conference. "It's ridiculous that we are trying to get over the low hurdle of keeping accreditation." The outcry comes a day before the school must show its accrediting agency how far it's come since a series...
  • Carbon Pricing And Colleges

    08/31/2017 8:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    Some climate change crusaders committed to curbing and eventually eliminating carbon dioxide and all "greenhouse gas" emissions advocate a system called "carbon pricing" that inflates the cost of using certain fuels in order to convince businesses and consumers to cut consumption. More than 30 colleges are listed as endorsers of the #PutAPriceOnIt carbon pricing campaign developed by Our Climate and Years of Living Dangerously. Part of the #PutAPriceOnIt website states: "One of the priorities of the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign is to gain endorsements from college presidents and demonstrate to lawmakers that institutions shaping tomorrow's leaders are committed to solving climate change."...
  • Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns (Banana peels are racist)

    08/31/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • As Essex County College Teeters, a Call to End Turmoil

    08/30/2017 4:25:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sharon Otterman
    A group of New Jersey religious leaders is calling for change at a public community college in Newark that is teetering on the brink of losing its accreditation after years of mismanagement and turmoil. The religious leaders, outraged by the disorder at the school, Essex County College, plan to hold a news conference and rally before a board of trustees meeting Thursday night calling for an end to what they say is political interference by entrenched officials at the school that has undermined efforts to save it.
  • Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices

    08/30/2017 7:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 29, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.
  • Violence Continues in Oaxaca Today -- Mexican Federal Police Confront Radical Students (Translation)

    11/02/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by StJacques · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    Reporting confrontation between PFP and students in Oaxaca The cordon of federal agents fell back about 200 meters and they returned to the starting point, the terminus of University Avenue Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Thursday 2 November 2006 11:20 a.m.   A confrontation between students of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and elements of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) is being reported. The uniformed officers are being practically bombarded by a rain of stones, sticks, molotov cocktails, and fireworks, from the interior [of the University] to...
  • Newsletter on UCCS: 'Veterans should be banned from four-year universities'

    08/25/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    KKTV (Colorado Springs) ^ | 24 August 2017
    newsletter posted on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus started to make the rounds on social media Thursday. It states veterans should be banned from four-year universities. Several viewers asked 11 News to look into the origin of the newsletter. The letter states military veterans should be banned from classes and compares the military culture to white supremacist groups. The newsletter is titled "Social Justice Collective Weekly" and says it is the first issue. A spokesperson for UCCS said the newsletter has nothing to do with the school and does not represent the institution's views. However, it was...
  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/16/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/35536/ ^ | 08/15/2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    Program will ‘address the specific needs’ of black students The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation. The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience”–will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website....
  • Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’

    08/16/2017 9:40:19 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/11/2017 | Matthew Stein
    Anthropology course will explore ‘coming to terms with white identity’ Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness studies” and discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness,” according to the course description. Citing pundits who say “the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw “from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.” Questions to be posed throughout the semester include: “Does white identity...
  • College golf teams are representative of ‘white privilege,’ argues golfer

    08/16/2017 9:40:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/15/2017 | Daniel Payne
    It is easy for golfers to “turn a blind eye to [their] privilege,” athlete claims A professional athlete has identified an unexpected source of white privilege at our institutions of higher education: the back nine. “Golf is a perfect example of the world we live in terms of the haves and have nots,” writes Anya Alvarez at Salon. Alvarez writes of discovering “the white privilege in college sports” when she learned that less-popular sports (such as golf) are often bankrolled by a university’s football and basketball programs—“the labor,” she writes, “of African-American athletes on the football and basketball teams who...
  • Medieval Studies scholars deem field too white

    08/16/2017 9:40:14 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/15/2017 | Kathryn Hinderaker
    ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Medieval Studies’ A growing concern among Medieval Studies scholars is that the field is too dominated by white, male scholars who appreciate its link to Christian values and the fact that it’s been somewhat resistant to identity politics changes seen in other humanities departments. The issue has been compounded by the concern among Medieval Studies scholars that white supremacists and the alt-right have co-opted crusade themes in memes to push for violence against Muslims and people of color. Currently some scholars are planning a “Crusades and Alt Right” symposium this October to discuss the issue, an...
  • Color Blind or Absent Mind?

    08/16/2017 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is a distinction between color blindness and absent mindedness. The former is a worthy goal consonant with Dr. King's desire that we judge each other "by the content of our character not the color of our skin." The latter is too frequently on display in academia. "As a white assistant professor of mostly white graduate students who will become higher education leaders, I work to dismantle whiteness in my curriculum, assignments and pedagogy," Jodi L. Linley writes. "I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity." "Equally salient are my identities...
  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/15/2017 5:12:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 15, 2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation.
  • Time to Deactivate Academia?

    08/15/2017 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. "Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education," Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Age. "The core purpose of the University of Texas, according to its mission statement, is 'to transform lives for the benefit of society.'" "Education is for the sake of 'social transformation,' says Harvard College--or 'the improvement of the world today,' according to Yale University." Yet and still, conservatives ready to high five each other and...
  • Why Men Are the New College Minority

    08/09/2017 8:10:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jon Marcus
    Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said. It was, in fact, an unusual bird that Smith had spotted, especially on this campus: masculum collegium discipulus. A male college student.
  • Evergreen [College] Recognized by The Princeton Review (WA state)

    08/03/2017 2:51:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 16 replies
    OLYMPIA, WASH. (August 2, 2017) — The Evergreen State College has been named one of The Princeton Review’s “Best 382 Colleges.” Published on Tuesday, The Princeton Review’s “Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition” includes a variety of best-of lists based on the results of a survey of 137,000 current college students. In addition to inclusion on the publication’s flagship list of 382, Evergreen is also on two additional lists, “Green Colleges” and “Best Western.” “We picked the 382 best colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics,” said Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek in a press release issued on July...
  • Trump Administration Sets Up Inquiry Into Discrimination of White College Students

    08/02/2017 2:21:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/2017
    The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than...
  • Rutgers hikes tuition for 2017-18 school year

    07/20/2017 6:35:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 19, 2017 | Avalon Zoppo
    NEW BRUNSWICK-- Undergraduate students at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus will see a 1.85 percent increase in tuition and fees this fall, or an extra $266 on their annual bill. The average in-state undergraduate on the New Brunswick campus will pay $14,638 in annual tuition and fees in the 2017-2018 under a plan approved by the school's Board of Governors. Rutgers is also hiking the cost of room and board by 1.5 percent. Including housing, the total bill for the average New Brunswick undergraduate from New Jersey will be $27,090, a 1.7 percent increase from the previous year.