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  • 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.
  • Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US [Pew]

    07/11/2017 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/17 01:49 PM EDT | Rebecca Savransky
    A majority of Republicans in a new survey think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. The Pew Research Center poll finds 58 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think colleges and universities hurt the country. Just 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect. In contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country. Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey. …
  • California colleges transform remedial courses to raise graduation rates

    06/27/2017 3:44:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Larry Gordon
    Before Aida Tseggai could major in biology at Cal State Dominguez Hills, she had to catch up in math. She passed a non-credit remedial math class in the fall and then was offered a new pathway – a for-credit course in college-level algebra that provided extra class time, tutoring and review of more fundamental material. Such combination classes – known as co-requisites, bridges or hybrids – are seen as a crucial tool to help hundreds of thousands of CSU students climb out of the remedial education hole in which some feel trapped. Part of a national reform movement, such courses...
  • Trump’s silence on student loan crisis is deafening

    06/26/2017 8:16:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Alan Collinge
    The nation owes about $1.5 trillion in student loans today. Nearly $1 trillion of this was added during the last president’s term. Student loan debt has skyrocketed past credit card debt, and all other revolving consumer debt combined. By the end of next year, the country will pass the $2 trillion mark. This debt is strapped to 44 million people in the country, who carry an average debt of $34,000. Interest alone on this amount is about $90 billion per year. In President Trump’s joint session address last night, however, he said absolutely nothing about the student loan problem.
  • Lawsuit alleges hostile environment for Jews on San Francisco State campus

    06/19/2017 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | June 19 2017 | Rosanna Xia
    Students and Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and Cal State’s board of trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the country’s largest public university system has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are “often afraid to wear Stars of David or yarmulkes on campus, and regularly text their friends to describe potential safety issues.”
  • I’m a Female Minority at Harvard, and I Don’t Agree with PC Culture

    06/14/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | June 13, 2016 | NATALIE BAO TRAM LE
    I share the same LGBT demographic with the protesters that stood and held up “Fight Transphobia” signs, but they do not speak for me—especially as they infringe upon free speech and expression. Being part of a protected class does not give us the privilege or right to shut down speech just because we do not like what we hear. As a demographic whose cause is founded on tolerance and acceptance, we are hypocritical for supporting PC culture. What the protesters are actually doing is selfish. They are pushing their own agenda in hopes of preventing people, including a female minority...
  • Bret Weinstein on Evergreen: ‘it is very cult-like’

    06/04/2017 12:08:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-4-17 | John Sexton
    Professor Bret Weinstein, who has been at the center of the chaos unfolding at Evergreen State College, gave an interview to Joe Rogan Friday in which he describes what has been going on at the college both before and after this story became national news. It’s a long interview but a compelling one. I’ve transcribed some of the most interesting bits for those who don’t have time to listen to all two and a half hours of it. Many of the points Weinstein makes here have been made by conservatives many times, but the fact that he is a progressive...
  • ‘I could punch her in the face’: Libertarian student draws ire for exposing biased UWisc classes

    05/25/2017 5:40:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/25/2017 | JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR
    Student also had her LinkedIn profile posted, called racist. Jessica Murphy, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, recently published a column that represented the culmination of months’ worth of work and research, including a dozen public records act requests to the University of Wisconsin system. Her target? Biased classes offered through the public university system that indoctrinate rather than teach, and “degrade capitalism, praise Marxism and encourage a ‘social justice warrior’ ideology,” she wrote in her piece, headlined “Top Five Wasteful Classes in the UW System.” Published Monday by the MacIver Institute, a Wisconsin-based think tank...
  • Greenfield: The College Blueprint for a Totalitarian America

    05/12/2017 6:30:04 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/12/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    The College Blueprint for a Totalitarian America The battle over freedom on campus is the battle for freedom in America. May 12, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. There is a place in America where civil rights don’t exist. The First Amendment doesn’t apply. Neither does the Sixth Amendment. (Never mind the Second.) Not only Freedom of Speech, but Freedom of Association (NAACP v. Alabama) is under fire. Snowflakes. Oversensitive. We’ve all heard those accusations leveled at college students. Are millennial college students really...
  • Meet college president who won't tolerate 'snowflake rebellions'

    05/14/2017 5:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/13/2017 | Greg Corombos
    Across the country, loud and sometime violent campus protesters are often met by administrators who ultimately give in to demands related to perceived slights on issues ranging from race to gender and sexuality to alleged hate speech. But one college president is fighting back, and he says the pursuit of truth – not unanimous political ideology – ought to be the goal of higher education. Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper burst on to the scene in late 2015 when he wrote an open letter to his students and famously explained their campus was not a day care but a...