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  • The Life of the Mind Led in the Dark

    06/09/2016 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Looking back through the years I have seen it all coming: the militant ignorance of students strutting across our college campuses today, the authoritarian style of the administrators, the mediocrity of the professors and the sheer goofiness of the students. It all came out of the late 1960s. Most of my fellow 1960s graduates went on to careers in the professions, commerce and industry. But some remained on campus, becoming professors, administrators and increasingly, as the years went on, swamis of identity politics. They established women's studies programs, black studies programs and gay studies programs. Now, I assume, there are...
  • THE DAY FREE SPEECH DIED

    05/28/2016 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Colleges are supposed to be laboratories for ideas where debates are encouraged and a diverse set of viewpoints are welcome. Today, only liberalism is allowed and our students are not being educated, but indoctrinated It happened again this week at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Another conservative speaker was harassed by liberal activists. In this case, Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos was not allowed to finish his presentation to a group of students. He was bullied and threatened and his speech was literally shut down by a group of Black Lives Matter activists. In fact, one of the free speech haters...
  • Who Pays For “Diversity”?

    05/26/2016 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While The Donald hits the hustings talking, yea, bellowing, about the jobs America has lost, academia has actually added to its payrolls, but kept mum about who is picking up the tab. "The number of jobs in higher education expanded in 2016 at the highest growth rate for the first quarter in three years," according to Higher Ed Jobs.com. Two emerging professions servicing the academic community are Title IX advisers and diversity consultants. The former show university employees how not to run afoul of the federal law which was originally intended to bar discrimination by gender that has morphed into...
  • Radical Feminism and Gays - Do Some Male Same Sex Marriages Ever Involve Virgins?

    05/21/2016 11:16:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 8 replies
    Before I address the gay issue, I will first begin by talking about feminism. I am about to discuss a very delicate and sensitive issue. It is about the role that extreme radical feminists have played, in building a culture that promotes gay marriages and transgender male behavior. When I talk about extreme radical feminists, I am not talking about your regular radical feminist. I am talking about feminists who hate men more than they love women. These fanatical women would be willing to inflict great suffering on women, so long as men suffer a great deal more than men....
  • The Evidence is Clear: State Spending on Colleges is Wasteful

    05/18/2016 7:12:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/16/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan Legislature is currently debating how much more it should spend on the state’s public universities. Gov. Rick Snyder and the Senate want to spend an extra $64 million while the House wants to spend an extra $51.6 million. These amounts would increase current spending by 3.4 to 4.2 percent, which is well above inflation. Total state spending for public universities is at $1.5 billion, though the amount each institution receives varies widely. And what are we getting for that money? Not much. Proponents argue that more college spending means more college degrees and a better-educated citizenry, which means...
  • Connecticut senate passes affirmative consent bill (before college kids can kiss, etc.)

    05/08/2016 8:20:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Connecticut is one step closer to ensuring college students are easily accused of sexual assault for not following a government-mandated list of rules for the bedroom. The state senate, late Wednesday evening, passed an affirmative consent bill - or "yes means yes" legislation - designed to force students engaging in sexual activity to follow a question-and-answer formula. From the moment the students are about to touch, they would have to ask: "May I kiss you?" "May I touch you here?" etc. [Snip] The policy decouples context from the totality of the sexual experience. If a student fails to ask for...
  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    04/22/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:18 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Ashley Lisenby
    Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the months-long budget stalemate, even laying off employees. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign the bill, which is a one-time deal and includes nearly $170 million in tuition grants for low-income students. But state Comptroller Leslie Munger said she wouldn’t wait for the Republican’s signature, instead immediately begin processing payments for schools. The rare bipartisan deal comes at an especially crucial time for Chicago State University, which has been...
  • Clarice Feldman: The War On Women Moves to Restrooms

    04/10/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    To accommodate the perceived wishes of a very small number of people, the federal government and many states are placing women and girls at risk of rape and assault in restrooms. There are about a mere 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population. As John Hinderaker correctly notes -- that makes them almost as rare as unicorns. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that allowing men who decide they really want to be women to use women’s restrooms is a dangerous idea: not to the wise men of Charlotte, North Carolina who passed an...
  • Millennials brush off Founding Fathers, overwhelmingly oppose free speech

    04/06/2016 9:52:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The relationship between college students and free speech: It’s complicated. A new Gallup survey said 72 percent of college students oppose campus restrictions on “expressing political views that are upsetting or offensive to certain groups.” But asked whether “slurs” and other “intentionally offensive” language should be banned, and they’re all for it. Sixty-nine percent of college students surveyed said they would be in favor of prohibiting “intentionally offensive” speech on campus, and 63 percent also said they would support administrative measures to ban “costumes that stereotype certain racial or ethnic groups.” As the sound and the fury over the “Trump...
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/05/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 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...
  • Profs call for nationalizing private universities

    04/01/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/1/2016 | William Jacobson
    Or at minimum, ending “wealth hoarding” by forcing “well-endowed private institutions [to] share their assets” Remedying individual wealth and income inequality is the central rallying cry of the Democratic Party and candidates, and progressive activists. Bernie Sanders has made wealth redistribution a centerpiece of his campaign, which is inspiring college students. Even Hillary Clinton, who along with her husband amassed a fortune in the tens of millions of dollars through speaking fees on campuses and for Wall Street, is singing the same tune. One overlooked area of wealth inequality is at the college level — some schools have amassed billion...
  • Black campus employee assaults student for "culture appropriation" at SFSU

    03/29/2016 2:42:06 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lordofthepastries
    Watch Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX_NPVZ7naY
  • Walter Williams: Campus Lunacy

    03/28/2016 3:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • Why College Is So Expensive, And How To Fix It

    03/03/2016 6:45:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Foebes ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Ethan Siegel
    It's no secret that a college education in America is more expensive than it's ever been. With tuitions at many Universities now exceeding $40,000 per year, even a plethora of financial aid opportunities and scholarships leave the average student approaching or upwards of six figures in debt as a result of their four year degree. At the same time, while tuitions have skyrocketed, the number of full-time, tenured (or tenure-track) faculty have barely increased at all, while the number of part-time adjuncts (usually without benefits) have made up the gap. You don't need to be a math professor to know...
  • College bans energy drinks: ‘They lead to high-risk sex’

    03/01/2016 10:10:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | March 1, 2016 | foxnews
    A Vermont college has banned the sale of energy drinks on campus because it said the drinks may lead to “problematic behavior” like “high-risk sexual activity” and alcohol abuse. Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont, also said the beverages may affect students’ academic performance and lead to a culture of stress, Fox 2 Detroit reported. The Middlebury Campus, the college’s student newspaper, reported that the ban will take effect March 7. It applies to popular energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar and 5-Hour Energy. Although those products will no longer be sold on campus, students can still purchase them from retailers...
  • Sowell: A Resurgence of Intolerance

    11/30/2015 1:40:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded. At Harvard, back in 1969, students seized control of the administration building and began releasing to the media information from confidential personnel files of professors. But, when university president Nathan Pusey called in the police to evict the students, the faculty turned...
  • Dartmouth President Announces Investigation of Black-on-White Intimidation

    11/24/2015 7:18:11 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Dartmouth College is “investigating all reports of violations of College policy and will enforce appropriate sanctions,” after Black Lives Matter activists insulted and intimidated other students in the college library Nov. 12, according to a Monday email from college President Phil Hanlon. The campus conservative newspaper Dartmouth Review reported the Nov. 12th incident:
  • Clarice Feldman: A Busy Week for CDC (Center for Dumb Control)

    11/22/2015 9:39:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    URGENT WARNING;THE CDC (CENTER FOR DUMB CONTROL) IS ISSUING THIS WARNING : BEWARE OF THE RAPIDLY SPREADING DUMB VIRUS. THE CDC HAS NOTED THAT DUMB IS SPREADING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE, THE NATION'S CAMPUSES, AND NATURALLY THE PRESS. STAY ALERT. KEEP YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU. DO NOT BE STUCK ON STUPID. SIGHTINGS: THE SPREAD OF DUMB IS RAPID AND ALL ENCOMPASSING - HERE ARE THE LATEST REPORTS: 1.) THE WHITE HOUSE Jonah Goldberg details the idiotic moves by Obama that led to the refugee crisis and his effort to shift the blame to his political...
  • The Veteran's Perspective - What does it mean to fight for something?

    11/13/2015 2:30:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 13, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    Today, I would like to share an experience that is common amongst Veterans 
 that uncomfortable feeling we get when we see young – military aged – adults talk about changing the world and fighting the injustices they are experiencing on college campuses or on “main street” USA. We Have Seen the “Real World” – As Veterans, upon hearing this our minds flash first to young Americans who stood up and took an oath that had to be backed up with real action that placed their young lives in real danger. We can’t force out the images of places we...
  • The new Gulag Archipelago on our college campuses

    11/13/2015 1:24:01 AM PST · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 13, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The following article is not the standard USDW post concerning a defense issue. Nevertheless, I feel that the situation on our nation’s campuses can eventually affect all of us. It has future implications for America and which course the country will take. Will it be one for freedom or tyranny? During the past week, the nation has witnessed a myriad of lunatic temper tantrums and protests by college students who are demanding an end to free speech on campus, the destruction of the First Amendment and the Constitution and the creation of “safe spaces” where they can be protected against...
  • Neil Cavuto Repeatedly Confronts Student Pushing Free College Plan With Harsh Facts (Brutal)

    11/12/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/12/2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Keely Mullen, an organizer for the Million Student March movement, joined Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto on the air Thursday to discuss the movement’s demands for free public college, student debt cancelation and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for student workers. In the awkward 9-minute interview, Cavuto repeatedly cited facts and figures that seemed to fluster the student. When asked who would pick up the tab for the demands she listed, Mullen said, “The 1 percent of people who are hoarding the wealth and causing a catastrophe students are facing.” “If the 1 percent just had their taxes raised a...
  • ***Live Updates***Campus Crazies On "Million Student March"

    11/12/2015 9:58:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Allum Bokhari And Milo Yiannopoulos
    Student demonstrations are set to engulf the U.S. today in the ‘Million Student March’, as activists from campuses around the country stage a day of protests against tuition fees and student debt, further inflamed by recent social justice protests at Yale and Missouri.
  • McCaskill:Missouri Protests"Will Be An Impetus Across The Country,"Faculty Diversity(Shortened)

    11/10/2015 6:53:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) argued that the protests at the University of Missouri “will be an impetus across the country” and “how diverse the faculty is” “is a problem all over America” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show.”
  • Only Conservatives Can Save The American Campus–But Should We?

    What does it take to generate a rabid, Maoist-style mob demanding political purges, on an Ivy League campus, in 2015? An email defending “offensive” Halloween costumes, apparently. That’s what kicked off the latest nadir in campus zealotry, this time at no less a university than Yale. Typically the fall is a time when Yale students are obsessed with defeating arch-rival Harvard at football, a war on the gridiron that occasionally turn ugly. This year the sport of choice seems to be the public castigation of professors by students, a battle on the quadrangle destined to become just as menacing.
  • Colleges Post Halloween Costume Checklists So Students Won't Offend

    10/30/2015 4:16:32 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 54 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Michael Allen
    The State University of New York at Geneseo has created posters that list phone numbers and emails of campus officials whom students can call to see if their Halloween costumes are offensive and culturally insensitive. The poster states: “Halloween Checklist: Is Your Costume Offensive? Check yourself and check your friends,” and adds, "Unsure if your costume might be offensive. Don’t be scared to ask questions,” notes The College Fix. Wesleyan University has a similar poster and a checklist that asks students to check to see if their costumes are mocking cultures, religions, ethnicities, or downplaying human suffering and oppression, reports...
  • NYC Schools Passing Failing Students, Colleges Accepting Them

    10/28/2015 8:30:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Education News ^ | 08. 5, 2015 | Jordan E. Wassell
    It turns out that you don’t have to get good grades or even show up to class often to graduate from high school in New York. Several students from New York City have spoken out about passing classes they know they should have failed and receiving high school diplomas they feel they didn’t earn. Melissa Mejia, a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School, was surprised to find out she was due to receive her diploma in June when she was fully aware she hadn’t completed all of the credits to earn it, she admitted in a letter to the...
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a “bitch” and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • Alternative to the U.S. News College Rankings

    08/31/2015 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A welcome alternative to the U.S. News college rankings. If you’re looking for an alternative to the U. S. News rankings of colleges, the Washington Monthly offers one. texas a&m students The U. S. News rankings generally focus on how much money goes into colleges, which mostly benefits administrators. Conversely, the Washington Monthly also looked at what students get out of college. Thus, the Washington Monthly guide gives higher marks to lesser-known schools which those who look at the U. S. News rankings might normally not encounter. The Washington Monthly guide rated schools on, among other things: ~ Student loan...
  • Academic Privilege By the Numbers

    08/26/2015 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The nation and the Republican Party may or may not need ‘The Donald’ but a cursory look at what statistics we can extract from academia today suggests that the academic world needs somebody like him. That is, the Ivory Tower seems to require somebody who can and will say, “You’re fired.” Trustees come immediately to mind. That’s why we trust them. Gleaned from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2015-2016 Almanac, here is academia by the numbers: ~ 1% —growth in enrollment at 4-year public colleges (all other institutions of higher learning saw declines in enrollment. ~ 59.8% —“six-year graduation rate...
  • Sustainability in Higher Education

    08/10/2015 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2015 | Judy Russell
    Sustainability has become a recurring theme among American colleges, and whether it’s through university curricula or carbon offsets, this new-wave has pressed students to organize into a radical progressive movement. In a 2015 report, Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism, by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) conclude that “To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word marks out a new and larger ideological territory in which it is claimed curtailing economic, political, and intellectual liberty is the price that must be paid to ensure the welfare of future generations.” The NAS claims that radical...
  • Walter Williams: Academic Fascism

    08/10/2015 9:42:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 12, 2015 | Walter Williams
    George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." Such a statement is seen as denying the individual as a racial/cultural being....
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a café table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. “Don’t do what’s in your gut,” Zoltan Kaszas said. “Better safe than sorry,” Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time he’d ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • The College ‘Clean 15' - Looking for a college for your child that isn't a scam? Start here.

    07/23/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    How would you like your child to graduate high school and enter a four-year career-training program that will have him graduating not just with no debt, but earning $54,000 for the final year of his studies with a guaranteed post-graduation job in a skilled, upward-mobility industry? I’m a mother. That’s not even a question. Neither is it a pipe dream: The Apprentice School for Navy shipbuilders is located in Newport News, Virginia, and has an admissions rate approximating that of Harvard University. For obvious reasons. Despite the obvious attractions of such arrangements, and our historic dedication to the apprenticeship...
  • 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,’”...
  • Liberal Students Are Terrifying Their Own Professors

    06/04/2015 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Modern progressive college students have become so militant they’re frightening their own like-minded professors, according to an account posted by one such professor on the website Vox. The professor, using the pseudonym Edward Schlosser, claims to have taught for nine years and currently works at a midsize state college. Over that time, he says, students have decisively shifted to become so protective of their fragile emotions that defying their sensibilities can be “suicidal” for one’s career. “Things have changed since I started teaching,” Schlosser writes. “The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this,...
  • Colleges just won’t take responsibility for teaching their child-like students how to act in public

    05/15/2015 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is there any sanity or decency left on our college campuses? Isn’t there one of these fake “intuitions of higher learning” where the adults who draw a paycheck for running them feel an obligation to blow a whistle, stop the recess and correct the children whose parents are supporting both of them? It’s difficult to find a college where the foolishness of its poorly educated students is discouraged let alone stopped. The people running some of our biggest and most influential colleges and universities have stepped aside and walked away from their OBLIGATION to teach. When I taught at the...
  • University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offenders’ Social Security Numbers

    05/14/2015 12:00:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 14, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The University of Colorado-Boulder has launched an online system where students can report people who make “hurtful statements” — and it’s so intense that it even asks for offenders’ Social Security numbers. This “Bias Incident Reporting” system is intended to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” according to the school’s website.
  • Why colleges now need cameras everywhere all the time

    04/27/2015 7:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the nation struggles with the idea of body cameras on police officers there are plenty of other places where some George Orwell style surveillance state technology may come in handy. One example of this may be found on the nation’s college campuses. Since our colleges are no longer institutions of learning and preparation for productive careers so much as they are factories churning out the next generation of liberal activists and community organizers, a new generation of problems have beset them. Even though each and every event must be squeezed through the sieve of liberal politics, we’ve seen...
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And They’re in Our Universities.

    04/22/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Why must history perpetually repeat itself? It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad – as some recent developments illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel. ... In his seminal history The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, the universities became centers...
  • Seven Other Things That Have Been Declared ‘Unsafe’ at American Colleges

    04/10/2015 4:41:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    The University of Michigan made headlines this week for initially canceling a screening of the blockbuster film American Sniper because some Muslim students said that it being shown would make them feel “unsafe.” The college has since reversed this decision, but it’s not the only time something like this has happened. Here are seven other things that a school or its students have declared hazards to campus safety: 1. Bill Maher When the University of Berkeley announced that Bill Maher would be its graduation speaker last October, more than 6,000 students signed a petition demanding that he be banned because...
  • Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Release Poll That Shows Strong Majority Of Floridians Oppose

    03/30/2015 8:30:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    www.prnewswire.com ^ | 3/26/2015 | unknown
    61 percent of Floridians oppose requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. 61 percent of Floridians oppose changing Florida law to allow guns in K-12 schools. Only eight percent of Floridians say the state's gun laws should be weakened, compared to 48 percent who would like to see gun laws strengthened, and 39 percent who would like gun laws to remain unchanged.
  • Consumers Digest: Top Values for Colleges and Universities

    03/12/2015 3:27:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The factors that go into selecting a college are as plentiful and diverse as the students who enroll at universities each fall. Consumers Digest realizes that the cost of attending college shouldn’t be the only factor that a student considers when he/she selects an academic institution, but we believe that it is an important consideration for the many families who struggle to keep pace with the escalating price of higher education. In determining our selections for the best values among colleges and universities, Consumers Digest narrowed the fields of public, private and liberal-arts colleges and universities through a preliminary evaluation...
  • Bryn Mawr Changes Admission Guidelines To Accept Transwomen

    02/10/2015 8:58:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 9, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Bryn Mawr College, an all-women’s liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, clarified its admission policy on Monday to accept transwomen and individuals who “identify as women” when they apply. The Board of Trustees sent an email announcing that it had voted unanimously to update its admission rules, which were previously open to “female students only.”
  • New W.H. campus sexual assault guidelines: Still pretty terrible, but a step in the right direction

    01/29/2015 2:04:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    President Obama’s sexual assault task force marked its one-year anniversary last week, and released new guidelines for colleges to develop with law enforcement.Just asking colleges and universities to work with local law enforcement when dealing with claims of sexual assault is a step in the right direction, as the American justice system is far more qualified to handle accusations than schools. Still, as I’ve written before, there is a role for colleges to play when it comes to handling sexual assault — namely as a support service for accusers as they go through the legal system.But the new guidelines, called...
  • Free Speech Defined @ MLA

    01/27/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The academically free have different ideas of what free speech means than the rest of us do. At the Modern Language Association’s 2015 convention in Vancouver, Canada, Rosaura Sanchez, a former protester-and-activist-turned-Latin American and Chicano literature-professor at UC-San Diego, claimed that professors do face “consequences to speaking out on campus” She went on to allege that she has been “surveilled and recorded” while at protests by campus administrators. Most people do not use freedom of expression in order to keep the expressed thought a big secret. Sanchez asserted that on her campus “dissenters names are placed in a black book,”...
  • Feds Creating Smartphone App to Make Sure Kids Don’t Skip Class

    01/08/2015 3:29:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is financing the development of a smartphone app that will use facial recognition technology to check attendance in college classrooms.The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $50,000 to Missouri University on Jan. 2 for the project that will record videos to create “face tracklets” of students.The project is necessary, the grant argues, because checking attendance the old fashioned way is too hard.“Checking attendance in scenarios such as classrooms commonly needs an instructor to recognize each student one by one by reading the names on a roster or ask students to sign up the attendance sheet,” the grant explains....
  • Freep a poll!(Florida allow concealed carry on the campuses of state colleges and universities?)

    12/11/2014 5:04:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    theledger.com ^ | 12-11-14 | The Ledger
    Should Florida allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities? Yes No
  • Chris Rock Will Not Tour at Colleges Anymore Because They Don't Want to Offend Anyone

    12/02/2014 11:18:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    University Herald ^ | 12/02/2014
    Chris Rock is a comedian who has built his career on addressing controversial topics in his material, which is why he will never perform at a college ever again. Speaking to New York Magazine, Rock gave his thoughts on Bill Maher's appointment as the winter commencement speaker at UC - Berkeley and the student body's immediate protest. Rock said college's are just too conservative for his jokes to be effective. "Not in their political views - not like they're voting Republican - but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody," Rock told the magazine. "Kids raised...
  • Obama Admin Appointee Admits few net jobs created

    11/17/2014 7:17:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    An Obama Administration appointee admits there have been “few net jobs created” over the past decade but thinks increased spending on education will solve the problem. At the Center for American Progress, the White House Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, James Kvaal, said, “The overriding goal of his second term in office is rebuilding the strength of the middle class and after recovering from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.” He claimed, “We now have an economy that is growing again; ten million new jobs have been created.” Americans now see “rising middle class standards” under...