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  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    08/29/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 10 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued no specific recommendations for colleges, some state health departments, including in South Carolina and North Dakota, have spelled out for...
  • LGBT Movement’s “New Morality”: Making Gay Okay

    08/25/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Author Robert Reilly’s latest book, “Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything,” dissects the homosexual movement’s strategy of indoctrinating Americans on the pros (but not cons) of LGBT behavior. robert reilly book The new norm of sexual behavior is “if you rationalize my sexual misbehavior, I’ll rationalize yours” as well. This goes against the natural law of man, which were recognized by ancient Greeks. Even the Greeks believed that a mentor-mentee relationship should be platonic between a wiser, older man and a younger man seeking wisdom, which iscontrary to the modernmedia’s perception of Greek culture. Those who...
  • Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in Palestine-Making Jew-hate fashionable on campuses

    07/17/2014 5:10:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lee Kaplan
    Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in PalestinePosted By Lee Kaplan On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) today exists as a consortium of campus “clubs” throughout the American and Canadian college systems which work to oppose the existence of Israel and to promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Jewish state. There are at least 80 chapters of these clubs on campuses throughout the US and Canada. The SJP goes under other assorted names on some campuses. Names such as Palestine Solidarity Committee or Students for...
  • Professors Suddenly Don't Like ObamaCare Either

    06/28/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Health Reform: After years of singing the praises of universal health care, college professors are now shocked at how badly it has turned out — for them. Adjunct professors are steamed at the way their employers are interpreting the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, which forces them to cover full-time but not part-time workers. Typical of liberals, they blame their employers instead of the job-killing law they supported. Starting Jan. 1, ObamaCare makes employers offer all full-time workers health insurance or pay a fine. In response, hundreds of colleges have simply cut instructors' course loads to dodge coverage. Others are...
  • Colleges Use ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Rules Against Christians

    06/12/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2014 | Molly Wharton
    Bowdoin College’s evangelical group will no longer be recognized by the college starting next fall. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the college is demanding that any student should be able to run for leadership for any student group, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, but the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship disagrees. “It would compromise our ability to be who we are as Christians if we can’t hold our leaders to some sort of doctrinal standard,” recent Bowdoin graduate and former leader of BCF Zackary Suhr told The Times. The incident at Bowdoin has occurred at many other colleges...
  • What Makes For-Profit Colleges Different?

    06/11/2014 7:43:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Convention has mandated that once a student completes his/her high school studies, one must enroll at a four-year college or university; to begin study at an ivory-tower institution of higher learning marks for many Americans the culmination of a long educational career. To some, such as Michael Roth (current President of Wesleyan University) a liberal arts college experience provides the best assurance that the person who enters Wesleyan (or a similar liberal arts atmosphere) will leave with a completely different modality of perception and belief construction. To Roth, who has espoused the merits of a liberal education for years, the...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    06/09/2014 7:32:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 98 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women asserted otherwise. In each case, campus officials found the men responsible for sexual assault and expelled or suspended them.
  • Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition...

    06/09/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 64 replies
    SALON magazine ^ | 6/8/2014 | Thomas Frank
    Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here's why you're unemployed, crushed by debt -- and no one is helping The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it. Tuition has increased at a rate double that of medical care, usually considered the most expensive of human necessities. It has outstripped any reasonable expectation people might have had for investments over the period. And, as we all know, it has crushed a generation...
  • The Troubling Plight of the Modern University

    06/05/2014 4:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged American universities' international reputations. For over two centuries, our superb system of American public and private higher education kept pace with radically changing times and so ensured our prosperity and reinforced democratic pluralism. But a funny thing has happened on the way to the 21st century. Colleges that were once our most enlightened and tolerant institutions became America's dinosaurs. Start with ossified institutions. Tenure...
  • Michael Bloomberg Blasts Ivy League For Liberal 'Censorship'

    05/29/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 5-29-2014 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellMay 29, 2014Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the entire Ivy League of liberal political bias during a particularly fiery commencement address at Harvard University Thursday. "It is just a modern form of McCarthyism," Bloomberg said of university "censorship" of conservatives. "Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species" "And that is probably nowhere more true than it is here in the...
  • America's college kids are a bunch of mollycoddled babies

    05/22/2014 5:57:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2014 | CHESTER E. FINN JR.
    It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for “trigger warnings” to alert them that something they’re about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize them—apparently a new trend, according to the New York Times. Ditto for off-beat campus sculptures, placards displayed by protesters and more. Poor dears. These are the same kids who would riot in the streets if their colleges asserted any form of in loco parentis when it comes to such old-fashioned concerns as inebriation and fornication. God forbid they should be treated as responsible,...
  • College: Time to Mount the Academic Ramparts, Clean House, and Free the Serfs

    05/11/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Our colleges and universities have become infectious breeding grounds of the left, fattening their tills as the students are yoked to untenable loans to pay for often useless educations they provide. The federal government encourages this bubble, undermines free speech and due process on campus by regulation and encourages young people to enslave themselves in this way. Is there a way out? This week two related articles on the federal role in higher education caught my attention. In the Wall Street Journal Daniel Henninger discusses the administration’s Orwellian dictates on Title IX In The Federalist Daniel Oliver discusses the mounting...
  • Coming End to Racial Preferences

    05/07/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Waltewr E. Williams
    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to its public universities. Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at her colleagues in a bitter dissent, calling them "out of touch with reality." She went on to make the incredible argument that the amendment, which explicitly forbids racial discrimination, itself amounts to racial discrimination. Her argument was that permissible "race-sensitive admissions policies," the new name for racial preferences, both serve the compelling interest of obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse...
  • UCLA Professor Blows Whistle on Illegal Admissions Practices at University

    05/08/2014 4:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Larry Elder
    In 1996 California voters passed Proposition 209, which prohibited discrimination or preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity or sex in admissions to public college and universities. But the moment 209 passed, UCLA, according to a new book, set about figuring ways around it. "Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA," by Professor Tim Groseclose, describes what the author insists are illegal admissions practices that he witnessed at UCLA. Groseclose's story begins in 2008 when, as a member of a faculty oversight committee for admissions, he asked for a random set of application files. He...
  • Anti-Semitism on Campus 2014

    05/07/2014 12:23:56 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 6, 2014 | Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
    As soon as an African American student at San Jose State University who was racially harassed and bullied by his dormitory roommates came forward, university, county, and state officials began an investigation. Within days, prosecutors labeled it a hate crime, battery charges were filed against three of the roommates, and the university had suspended them. Within weeks, California State Assembly Speaker John Perez announced the creation of a Select Committee on Campus Climate, and its first task was to look into this incident and find a way to prevent others like it. When a white male threw a beer at...
  • 55 schools face federal investigation

    05/01/2014 7:07:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across the U.S. are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education revealed Thursday its list of colleges under investigation -- though no details of the complaints -- as the Obama administration sought to bring more openness to the issue of sexual violence on and around the nation's campuses.
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    04/22/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 136 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kellie Woodhouse
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's controversial ban on affirmative action in public college admissions in a divided opinion released Tuesday morning, preserving a status quo that's contributed to dwindling minority enrollment at the state's flagship colleges. The high court's decision is a blow to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which has come under fire for low minority enrollment. Blacks comprise just 4.6 percent of undergraduates this year, compared to 8.9 percent in 1995 and 7 percent in 2006. University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and admissions director Ted Spencer have decried the affirmative action ban, saying...
  • Professors as Petty Tyrants: Education today doesn’t inspire confidence in the modern university.

    04/01/2014 7:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2014 | Mona Charen
    The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely exhibit themselves. The event: A small group of pro-life activists visited UCSB to demonstrate against abortion. They bore posters and leaflets and set up their display on the campus’s “free speech zone.” Professor Mireille Miller-Young was offended, no, “triggered,” by the photo of an aborted baby on Thrin Short’s poster. Together with two or three students, the professor grabbed a...
  • Shirley student, Kwasi Enin, accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

    04/01/2014 6:43:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Newsday (NY) ^ | March 31, 2014 | ZACHARY R. DOWDY
    Seventeen-year-old Kwasi Enin of Shirley took a shot at -- and won -- what amounts to an academic royal flush: He applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. But the William Floyd High School senior said he never thought he'd land slots in the class of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. He hasn't decided where he'll attend, but would cross Long Island Sound to attend Yale in New Haven, Conn., depending on the financial aid package offered.
  • College Settles Lawsuit Filed by Constitution-Loving Student

    02/25/2014 2:33:17 PM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Washingtokn Free Beacon ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 | Washingtokn Free Beacon Staff
    A college sued by a student prohibited from passing out copies of the Constitution expanded free speech protections and provided $50,000 to the wronged student as part of a settlement reached last night to end the lawsuit. Robert Van Tuinen, who was banned from passing out copies of the Constitution last September, filed a lawsuit against Modesto Junior College in October. A videotape of Van Tuinen being told he needed a permit and could only hand out the copies in a small area set aside for free speech at the college sparked widespread criticism. Modesto has revised its policies to...
  • Chronicling Higher Education’s Disarray

    02/10/2014 8:04:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A look at the latest education news seems to show that academia’s left hand doesn’t know what its far left hand is doing. From the Chronicle of Higher Education we learn that “As students confront rising college costs and a labyrinthine financial-aid process, some are turning to crowdfunding websites like Go-FundMe to cover their expenses.” “While the approach is still novel and hardly widespread, financial-aid officials say, enthusiasm for online campaigns is very much a reflection of the times,” Libby Sander wrote in the Chronicle. “Students are frustrated with the aid process, eager to avoid student-loan debt, and worried over...
  • Senators Say Northwestern Unionization Effort Prompts Important Questions

    02/03/2014 2:59:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 3, 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Lawmakers could intensify debate on a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to become the first college athletes to unionize, from holding highly visible Capitol Hill hearings to potentially expanding federal labor laws to protect the rights of student-athletes.
  • New Report: Majority of Campuses Severely Restrict Free Speech

    01/20/2014 3:13:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    And that's an improvement. According to a new report released by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a non-profit educational organization, 59 percent of campuses around the country severely restrict free speech. These campuses maintain restrictions on students through speech codes and other policies. Here are the main findings from the report: 59% (58.6%) of the 427 schools surveyed have speech codes that clearly and substantially restrict protected speech. (FIRE labels these “red light” schools.) Another 35.6% have “yellow light” policies that overregulate speech on campus. This represents a nearly 17% decline in red light schools from six years...
  • Colleges Trim Staffing Bloat - Amid Tuition Backlash, Cuts in Subsidies, Schools Target Efficiencies

    12/26/2013 1:12:53 PM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2013 | Douglas Belkin
    After years of cuts in state subsidies and growing resistance to rising tuition, U.S. colleges and universities are starting to unwind decades of administrative bloat and back-office waste that helped push up costs and tuition. The State University of New York system shaved $48 million in the past two years by cutting unused software licenses and consolidating senior administrators. The University of California, Berkeley, cut $70 million since 2011 by centralizing purchasing and laying off a layer of middle managers, among other things. And the University of Kansas revamped its back-office operations to save about $5 million in 2013. One...
  • The Alarming Rise of Campus Anti-Semitism

    12/16/2013 4:50:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 16, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Alarming Rise of Campus Anti-SemitismPosted By Joseph Klein On December 16, 2013 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses is growing at an alarming rate. It has escalated to the point that Jewish students on campuses have been physically attacked or threatened for peacefully demonstrating their support of Israel.  Events demonizing Jews and even glorifying the murderers of Jews, in the guise of anti-Israel rhetoric, are tolerated by campus administrators despite the hostile environment such events create for Jewish students who are open about their beliefs...
  • String 'Em Up by Their Ponytails

    11/15/2013 2:53:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2013 | Russ Vaughn
    In a recent O'Reilly "Mad as Hell" segment, a student-viewer expressed his anger at being unable to voice his conservative views in the college classroom without fear of reprisal from his liberal professors. Think about that for a moment. We send our youth to college so that they can lead more productive and lucrative lives, to become contributing citizens who help weave more strength into the fabric of this nation. In that context, every stout thread has value, whether it warps left or right. And the key word in that sentence is "value," and even more particularly, "future value." Now...
  • We'd Be Better Off Without College Rankings

    10/29/2013 6:36:15 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10-18-13 | George Leef,
    Until U.S. News & World Report came out with its first rankings of colleges and universities in 1983, few Americans obsessed over the perceived prestige of the school they attended. Some universities were rather vaguely regarded as superior because they were more selective among applicants and had some famous professors on the faculty, but there was nothing...
  • Corrosion of Ivory Tower

    10/14/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 11, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The view of academia from outside the gates may be bleak, but from inside, it’s much worse. “I asked a job candidate what he thought about Western Civilization,” Bradley C. S. Watson of St. Vincent College remembered in remarks to the Philadelphia Society last weekend. “’Western civilization?’, he asked, ‘what’s that?,’ with an emphasis on the ‘that.’” Watson currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Politics and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought. He holds the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought and Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent. “Academic institutions...
  • After being told he was racist, college student rejects further diversity training

    10/01/2013 7:30:44 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | September 30, 2013 | Austin Petersen
    Jason Morgan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Ph.D. student who is objecting to his school’s mandatory diversity training. The first lesson he ever attended included a lecture by the teacher who stated that he and the entire class were all racists. The next session he was scheduled to take was a lesson on transgender issues, which he does not support due to his religious beliefs. On September 22nd, he sent a letter to his administrators and the press telling them why he wouldn’t be attending anymore indoctrination courses on campus. Dear Graduate Director Prof. Kantrowitz, Please forgive this...
  • California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions...On Constitution Day

    09/19/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://thefire.org ^ | September 19, 2013
    In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United States, Modesto Junior College in California told a student that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on September 17, 2013—Constitution Day. Captured on video, college police and administrators demanded that Robert Van Tuinen stop passing out Constitution pamphlets and told him that he would only be allowed to pass them out in the college’s tiny free speech zone, and only after scheduling it several days or weeks ahead of time. The Foundation for...
  • Princeton Review’s 20 most ‘LGBT-unfriendly’ and 'LGBT-friendly' colleges

    08/28/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 08/28/2013 | DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer
    Southern Methodist University has fallen off the Princeton Review’s list of “LGBT-unfriendly” schools after holding a top-20 position for a number of years. Texas, however, continues to lead the nation with three schools on the most-homophobic list, while having none ranked most-LGBT-friendly. The three Texas schools ranked LGBT-unfriendly are Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Dallas. A&M also ranks No. 1 for most conservative students. The Princeton Review surveys student attitudes at hundreds of schools on a number of campus-related issues to help students find “best-fit” colleges. SMU officials have questioned whether their school ever belonged on the list....
  • Are For-Profit Colleges Threatening Not-for-Profit Colleges?

    08/21/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 11 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 8-21-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A lot of people have been complaining that for-profit colleges are merely diploma mills only interested in earning money and not educating students. Is this true? That's not true, according to Frederick M. Hess, a resident scholar and director of education policy studies for the American Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank. "It is a simple-minded assertion...
  • Raises for City College Presidents, Possible Pay Cuts for Tutors, Adjuncts

    08/18/2013 8:29:17 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 18, 2013 | Sandra Guy
    “Here we are in President Obama’s hometown, where Obama’s former chief of staff [Rahm Emanuel] is mayor, and my boss, Mayor Emanuel, is cheating us and trying to skirt the Obama health-care law,” the employee said. A spokesman for the mayor declined to respond to the criticism. Maria de Jesus Estrada, a full-time faculty member and chair of the Harold Washington College chapter of the Cook County College Teachers’ Union, said the policy would affect adjuncts and tutors at all seven of the City Colleges. “The part-timers are essential to serving our students,” Estrada said.
  • This is Why African Americans Were Denied Parent PLUS Loans for College

    08/16/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 64 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 8-16-143 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Obama Administration is showing why it...
  • 11 Public Universities With The Worst Graduation Rates.

    08/12/2013 12:13:52 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 42 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | BLAIRE BRIODY
    If you’re graduating from college this year, count yourself lucky. Just 56 percent of college students complete four-year degrees within six years, according to a 2011 Harvard Graduate School of Education study. Among the 18 developed countries in the OECD, the U.S. was dead last for the percentage of students who completed college once they started it ― even behind Slovakia. College dropouts tend to be male, and give reasons such as cost, not feeling prepared, and not being able to juggle family, school and jobs, according to the Harvard study. An American Institutes for Research report last year estimated...
  • Elections Will Be Stolen, Not Bought

    07/30/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 10 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-30-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This is one of those incidents that may be the proverbial canary in the coal mine. If so, it does not augur well for the future of elections. The FBI announced earlier this month that a student from California State, San Marcos campus named Matthew Weaver, 22 of Huntington Beach, Ca., was sentenced to one year in prison for engaging in identity theft while trying to steal a campus election. He wanted to become student body president and engaged in some high tech voter fraud to do so. Weaver stole the identities and passwords of his...
  • Science, Mathematics, Education, Religion and “Progressivism”

    07/29/2013 9:26:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/13 | Gerald V. Todd
    Former Obama czar and now Harvard genius Cass Sunstein is lamenting over the lack of American students’ interest in science and math. Sunstein is right in noting that kids arrive in college with poor preparation in the sciences – I might add in bad physical shape because their high school PE programs were cut, their corpus collosi challenged because their right brain development in music and art programs were cut to make room for the political correctness of phony racial diversity, gender equality, sexual proclivity and hate America themes. And they expect kids to be motivated to subject themselves to...
  • Loans Organized Crime Might Envy

    07/18/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-17-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—It is an arrangement that organized crime might envy - the lending of money with less concern about the ability to repay than is normally required for other loans, yet an almost absolute certainty that the debt will be repaid. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe, but it...
  • Financial Illiteracy Exacerbates Student Loan Crisis

    06/27/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 19 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 6-27-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—It seems that many students - and their parents - are wading into a miasma of college tuition financing they are ill-prepared to understand. All too anxious to start attending the college of their choice, indeed often the college of their dreams, students and parents know little about the terms of the loans they obtain for tuition. One would have thought somewhere in all the high school honors courses and all those science and math courses SOMEBODY would have mentioned ...
  • Professors forcing students to support a political cause; not just unconstitutional, it's criminal

    06/23/2013 8:57:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/13 | Emma Karlin
    The next time we hear about a conservative college professor forcing his/her students to support a political position will be the first time such news comes to us. Pulling stunts like that is the province of the Left. Like most people of the Left, college professors are cowards and bullies who will do anything to force Americans to support their causes. Leftist college professors have created a “hostile” environment in our college classrooms. From first-hand experience I know this has been the case for at least forty years. Being one of only three straights (of 25 students) in a cynically...
  • Academic Lobbying: Ivy is is not the Only Green for Universities

    06/17/2013 9:15:46 AM PDT · by William Tell 2
    MainStreet.com ^ | 6-17-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Generally speaking, the nation's colleges and universities portray themselves as institutions engaged only in the pursuit of knowledge. So who would have guessed that universities are some of the biggest lobbyists in Washington D.C.? Apparently, the green of money...
  • Duke Grad Student Secretly Lived In A Van To Escape Loan Debt

    06/09/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT · by thecodont · 65 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Published 12:53 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013 | Mandi Woodruff, provided by Business Insider
    By the time Ken Ilgunas was wrapping up his last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Buffalo in 2005, he had no idea what kind of debt hole he'd dug himself into. He had majored in the least marketable fields of study possible –– English and History –– and had zero job prospects after getting turned down for no fewer than 25 paid internships. "That was a wake-up call," he told Business Insider. "I had this huge $32,000 student debt and at the time I was pushing carts at Home Depot, making $8 an hour. I was just...
  • Kim Jong-un and college presidents; one eats Kimchi, the other eats caviar, but both cry wolf

    06/07/2013 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/13 | Emma Karlin
    American colleges and universities are so flushed with cash that among the top ten schools in terms of the ratio between their endowment money and enrolled students are three schools most of us have never heard of. Colleges are businesses and will grab money from wherever they can. For decades they have worked hand in hand with Congress, (mostly Democrats) to raise tuition and fees knowing student loan money would keep coming from the US Treasury. College presidents have become experts in whining about not having enough money no matter how much they have. They NEVER lower tuitions and fees...
  • Obama and the Rules of Sexual Engagement

    05/27/2013 4:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    In recent columns, I've mentioned a disturbing trend involving the lack of due process in the adjudication of campus rape cases. The fact of the matter is that rape cases are rarely handled properly on university campuses. They are usually either a) taken too seriously or, b) not taken seriously enough. That is unsurprising, given that rape is both the most over reported and under reported crime in America. To say that rape is the most over reported crime in American is to say that there are more false allegations of rape than of other serious crimes like robbery, burglary,...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • ‘Whites only’ Columbia $hock

    05/15/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    Jim Crow may be dead in most of America — but not at Columbia University. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act ended legal discrimination, the bastion of liberalism is finally trying to change one of its scholarships, which is restricted to “whites only.” The Ivy League school’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that the funds be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race.”
  • Boola, Boola, Save Your Moolah

    04/14/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    If you're like me, your college alumni association floods your inbox with email invitations to contribute, often adding invites to football games and lectures by famous alums or popular professors. Except for the moment when an appeal made directly by an administrator turned out to be a multi-page swoon over Obama, most of these imprecations are politically content-free and were designed to play on my nostalgic memories of a college as it once was, not as it is today. Both my husband and I are very grateful to our university. Without scholarships neither of us would have had an opportunity...
  • To All the Colleges That Rejected Suzy Weiss (Racism is racism, no matter who practices it)

    04/11/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Pittsburgh high schooler Suzy Weiss has a 4.5 GPA, an SAT score of 2120 (out of a maximum 2400), and a slew of rejections from Ivy League colleges. But unlike most unsuccessful applicants, Weiss didn’t accept her rejection meekly. Instead, she penned a sarcastic open letter to those who spurned her — and got it published in the Wall Street Journal. Weiss’s letter lampoons the in-vogue collegiate-admissions practice euphemistically known as “holistic” review of applications. Holistic review “frees” admissions officers from the old-fashioned practice of relying heavily on objective measures of academic success (such as grades and standardized-test scores) to...
  • University emphasis on race and gender not helping economy? Seems impossible, doesn't it!

    04/11/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/11/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The hypocrisy of American academia centers on a craving for donated, capitalist dollars but with no caveats. The miserable state of university and college intellectual achievements runs parallel with the stream of leftist ideology which began back in the 60s, interestingly enough the years when the Bill Ayers, Bernardine Weatherman group began its reign of in-country terror. When philanthropist Thomas Klingenstein got the drift of how Bowdoin College President Barry Mills felt about the evils of conservatism, the wealthy realist took action. ”Diversity of ideas at all levels of the college is crucial for our credibility and for our educational...
  • In Memoriam: William Van Cleave, 77

    03/27/2013 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 2 replies
    USC Dornsife College of Arts, Letters & Sciences ^ | March 21, 2013 | Pamela J. Johnson
    In Memoriam: William Van Cleave, 77 by Pamela J. Johnson The former professor of international relations in USC Dornsife is remembered as a Cold War expert with a warm heart. William Van Cleave, former senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan, the United States Department of Defense, Department of State, and former professor of international relations in USC Dornsife, has died. He was 77. Van Cleave died of natural causes at his Idyllwild, Calif., home on March 15. Professor of international relations and director of the Strategic Studies Program in USC Dornsife from 1967 to 1987, Van Cleave had vast...