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  • Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

    12/24/2015 7:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration. That’s what makes the honesty of a job posting at the state-funded University of Louisville so unusual.  Inside Higher Education (hat tip: Legal Insurrection) reports: can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are...
  • UW Faculty Mass Exodus

    08/17/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 73 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    He may not be getting as much attention as The Donald but Governor Scott Walkers higher education reforms in Wisconsin are having a real world impact there. Who wants to work in a state where tenure is an abstraction?, Kelly Wilz, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, writes in a column which appeared on the Academe Blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Apparently, not many of her colleagues, even the tenured ones. The emails keep rolling in, Wilz writes. More colleagues leavingnot for better pay, not because they didnt love their jobs, but...
  • Faculty Who Wont Leave

    06/30/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Tenured faculty may make up an increasingly smaller proportion of the professoriate than in days gone by but they are hanging onto their jobs with both fists. Tenured faculty age 50 or older can be divided into three groups35 % expect to retire by normal retirement age; 16 % would prefer to retire by normal retirement age, but expect to work longer (i. e., they are reluctantly reluctant to retire); and 49 % would like to and expect to work past normal retirement age (i.e., they are reluctant by choice), economist Paul Yakoboski found. Yakoboski is a senior economist at...
  • UC Faculty Training: Saying America Is the Land of Opportunity Is a Microaggression

    06/11/2015 4:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    The phrase is just one of many that faculty were advised not to use. A University of California faculty leader-training handout instructed professors not to say that America is the land of opportunity because thats a racist, sexist microaggression. According to the handout, called Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send, the statement assert[s] that race and gender [do] not play a role in life successes despite the fact that saying opportunities exist and saying that opportunities are more easily attainable for some people than others are not mutually exclusive assertions. Other microaggressions listed on the document include...
  • Study: Law Faculties Short on White Christians, Republicans

    03/25/2015 9:00:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | 03.24.15 | Karen Sloan
    The demographic groups most underrepresented on law faculties include white Christians and Republicans, according to research by Northwestern University School of Law professor James Lindgren. His working paper, Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013, challenges the notion that women and minorities are underrepresented in teaching the law. Those groups actually have made significant gains.... But viewpoint diversity did not improve. For example, 59 percent of lawyers in 2013 identified as white Christians, and that group comprised nearly 57 percent of the working population. Yet white Christians made up just 34 percent of law professors. Republican men comprised 23...
  • Academic Freedom @ Risk @ Marquette

    02/02/2015 8:55:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 31, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    To its undying credit, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has questioned whether the academic freedom of a Catholic professor at a Jesuit university was violated. Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, has sought the assistance of the American Association of University Professors as a result of having been informed, by letter of December 16, 2014, that the university was suspending him with pay until further notice from his teaching responsibilities and all other faculty activities and banning him from campus, Gregory F. Scholtz of the AAUP wrote in a letter to Marquettes president....
  • White House Struggles to Answer Questions About Harvard Faculty Outrage Over ObamaCare

    01/06/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/6/15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    During the press briefing at the White House this afternoon, Josh Earnest was questioned about President Obamas former colleagues at Harvard who are now complaining about the ACA they once supported. Harvard released a statement that the law is raising health insurance costs and therefore the university would have to change the plans for their staff. Ed Henry asked Earnest if it was hypocritical for these professors to claim that Obamacare was good for the country until they, themselves, had to pay more because of it. Earnest, for his part, seemed stumped by the question. He stuttered and stumbled through...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

    05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this diversity gap at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.
  • Four colleges to cut faculty hours to Part-time status, blames Obamacare

    01/22/2013 5:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 1/17/13 | Brandon Jones
    Four public colleges and universities: Floridas Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvanias Community College of Allegheny County, Ohios Youngstown State University, and New Jerseys Kean University, are all planning to move adjunct and contingent faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for at least 95 percent of their workers. **SNIP** Teachers associations like AAUP and AFT are bracing for the shift. Next week, AFT will host a webinar for its members addressing the implications of the Affordable Care Act for contingent faculty. In the...
  • Harvard law faculty posts Koran verse, greatest expressions of justice in history

    01/15/2013 8:53:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 1/15/13 | creeping
    via Quran verse posted at US Harvard varsity Emirates 24/7. Harvard University has posted a verse of the Holy Quran at the entrance of its faculty of law, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history, a Saudi newspaper reported on Sunday. Verse 135 of Sura Al Nisa (women chapter) has been posted at a wall facing the facultys main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases said about justice. A Saudi student who studies at Harvad published a picture of the poster in his Twitter page, according to the Saudi Arabic language daily Ajel....
  • Anti-Semitism at Northeastern University A tolerance organization has released a 30 minute video

    09/27/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 9/27/12 | staff
    Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) today released a 30 minute video showing how Northeastern Professor Denis Sullivan and other Northeastern faculty abuse academic freedom to promote anti-Israel lies and anti-Semitism as defined by the U.S. State Department. Sullivan is a tenured professor and director of the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development. The video examines Professor Sullivan's lectures, invited guests, reading lists and student trips to the Middle East, all of which seem designed to provide students with a one-sided view of the Arab-Israeli conflict. "It seems clear that Professor Sullivan has built his department to...
  • Iowa Republicans blast law school over refusal to hire conservative professor as faculty

    04/06/2012 8:28:19 AM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 39 replies ^ | Christina Corbin
    Iowa Republicans are taking aim at the state's top law school for denying a faculty position to a conservative law professor, who an assistant dean once said embraces politics the rest of the faculty "despises." Read more:
  • Fat City

    06/21/2011 11:42:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 30, 2011 | David Rubinstein
    After 34 years of teaching sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I recently retired at age 64 at 80 percent of my pay for life. This calculation was based on a salary spiked by summer teaching, and since I no longer pay into the retirement fund, I now receive significantly more than when I worked. But thats not all: Theres a generous health insurance plan, a guaranteed 3 percent annual cost of living increase, and a few other perquisites. Having overinvested in my retirement annuity, I received a fat refund andwhen it rains, it poursanother for unused sick...
  • Why Campuses are Blue

    02/17/2010 6:56:48 AM PST · by bs9021 · 22 replies · 650+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | February 17, 2010 | Sheila Archambault
    Why Campuses Are Blue Sheila Archambault, February 17, 2010 A key reason why few conservatives go into the teaching profession is that the job of a professor does not fit the image many conservatives have of themselves, two scholars argued. The professoriate, along with a number of other knowledge work fields, has been politically typed as appropriate for and welcoming of people with broadly liberal political sensibilities, and as inappropriate for conservatives, Ethan Fosse and Neil Gross said in a working paper, entitled Why Are Professors Liberal? Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University was in agreement with Fosses...
  • Faculty votes disapproval of professor

    10/04/2008 10:24:54 PM PDT · by Lathspell · 12 replies · 1,014+ views
    Press Telegram ^ | 10/3/08 | Kevin Butler
    CSULB: Academic Senate distances itself from Kevin MacDonald's controversial works.LONG BEACH - The Cal State Long Beach Academic Senate has voted to disassociate itself from the writings of a controversial psychology professor who has been accused of having anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views. "While the Academic Senate defends Dr. Kevin MacDonald's academic freedom and freedom of speech, as it does for all faculty, it firmly and unequivocally disassociates itself from the anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views he has expressed," according to the resolution Thursday. Responding to the resolution, MacDonald, a tenured professor, said "everyone has ethnic interests." "This is an...
  • Scandalous Decoys

    04/22/2008 10:40:23 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 90+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 22, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Scandalous Decoys by: Malcolm A. Kline, April 22, 2008 When legendary director Alfred Hitchcock wanted to build suspense and throw off moviegoers he would distract them with what he called a MacGuffin, which Websters defines as an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance. Arguably, some of the wayward college presidents fired by boards of directors in recent years fit this description. For example, the former president of American University, Benjamin Ladner, racked up about half a million dollars a year in expenses that included...
  • Stanford Crackdown on Hoover

    04/02/2008 10:28:11 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 198+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 2, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Stanford Crackdown on Hoover by: Malcolm A. Kline, April 02, 2008 Theres only one thing that a politically correct university hates more than hosting a conservative think tank on its campus and that is when the guest scholar accumulates more prestige than the host institution. Then the institution of higher learning might make a hamfisted attempt to regulate the wayward scholars, applying discipline it would never dream of inflicting on its own faculty. Such a situation may be transpiring at Stanford. You may have heard that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was offered a one-year visiting fellowship at the...
  • Left Pipeline: Why Conservatives Dont Get Doctorates

    02/20/2008 6:39:26 PM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 66 replies · 975+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Matthew Woessner, Ph.D., April Kelly-Woessner, Ph.D.
    A study by two conservative researchers attempting to determine why conservatives are underrepresented on college and university faculties. The conclusion is while some portion of this imbalance can be traced to "bias" and "discrimination", a large part results from a decision by students with conservative values not to pursue a career with limited economic potential that also requires sacrifice of family commitments to achieve academic advancement. "Since conservatives place an especially high priority on financial security and raising a family, the academy needs to make efforts to adopt more family-friendly policies... "As graduate school is not financially lucrative and pre-tenure...
  • Princeton University's One-State Party (Faculty All Donate to Democrats, Not One to GOP)

    02/03/2008 2:07:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 210+ views
    Daily Princetonian via Students for Academic Freedom ^ | January 30,2008 | Michael Juel-Larsen and Josh Oppenheimer
    All Princeton faculty members who have given to 2008 presidential candidates so far have donated to Democrats, according to federal records of donations to presidential campaigns from Princeton University employees. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is the runaway favorite candidate among those donors, having received $12,050 from Princeton employees. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) drew the second-highest total contributions from Princeton faculty and staff with $5,600. Other donations have gone to candidates including former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). In total, donors who listed the University as their employer have given $23,700 to presidential...
  • Test of Diversity

    09/15/2007 9:17:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 474+ views
    Daily News Record (Harrisonburg, VA) ^ | September 16, 2007 | Staff editorial
    When college administrators talk about their students and faculty, you can be sure the word diversity is used often and favorably. However, diversity only means skin-color, not a diversity of opinions. So it shouldnt be a surprise that Yale University employees favor Democratic candidates over Republicans by a margin of 45 to one. The Yale Daily News looked over the Federal Election Commission reports and noted that the university faculty and staff have given $45,000 to Democratic candidates mostly to Barack Obama and only $1,000 to Republicans
  • Creating Activists At Ed School (Important culture war essay)

    09/14/2007 11:38:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 816+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2007 | John Leo
    In 1997, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) altered its ethics code, ruling that all social workers must promote social justice "from local to global level." This call for mandatory advocacy raised the question: what kind of political action did the highly liberal field of social work have in mind? The answer wasn't long in coming. The Council on Social Work Education, the national accreditor of social work education programs, says candidates must fight "oppression," and sees American society as pervaded by the "global interconnections of oppression." Now aspiring social workers must commit themselves, usually in writing, to a...
  • Duke's Curtis Crisis [a good read for those following the case]

    01/18/2007 7:29:58 PM PST · by jdm · 66 replies · 2,043+ views
    The John William Pope Center ^ | Jan 18, 2007 | K.C. Johnson
    Last spring, 88 Duke faculty members signed a public statement stating unequivocally that something happened to the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case. They promised to turn up the volume regarding the social disaster the lacrosse players had unleashed. And the professors said thank you to widely publicized protesters who had put up wanted posters with the lacrosse players photos while carrying signs reading Time to confess and Castrate outside the lacrosse players house. The Group of 88 included Kim Curtis, who before late March had compiled a lengthy if unspectacular tenure as a longtime visiting political science professor. Then...
  • Some LC contracts reportedly not renewed

    05/17/2006 6:10:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-17-06 | Leggett, Jim
  • Faculty Broadsides

    05/05/2006 11:30:00 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 397+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College professors say the darndest things. Recently, we got an e-mail that signaled that the battle for academic freedom would soon be won or, at least, negotiated to a mutually acceptable stalemate by all of the parties in the conflict, but there was a catch. Im a professor that doesnt give just the conservative side of an issue, I try to expose every side of an issue, our visitor wrote. Thats what a liberal education really is. So far, so good, but heres the rub: What was odd about this declaration of principle was that it came from the Music...
  • Slippery Rock Slide

    05/05/2006 11:27:30 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    In late March, the Pennsylvania State Select Committee held hearings on academic freedom at Millersville University. Witnesses included university administrators, professors, officials from outside organizations such as the Intercollegiate Study Institute and a few students, but the most condemning words presented against the Pennsylvania colleges and universities were spoken by Professor Alan Levy of Slippery Rock University. Many students thus report that a professor on my campus openly commences her classes with the unashamed statement that she teaches from a feminist perspective and that no other outlooks are welcome before her, said Levy explaining how Womens Studies at Slippery Rock...
  • Harvard Hates Men

    04/28/2006 11:00:14 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 539+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 28, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The forced exit of economist Larry Summers from the presidency of Harvard is proof that liberals can also be the victims of the academic left. Harvards most identifiable conservative offers insights on how the putsch transpired, in the latest issue of the Claremont Review of Books. In no way could it be said either that he had completed his mission, and thus deserved retirement, or that he had failed in it and so deserved to be booted, Professor Harvey C. Mansfield writes in the Claremont Review. The event is demeaning to all involved, but especially to the three main partiesthe...
  • The generation gap at Harvard ( students far more conservative than faculty)

    03/23/2006 10:06:04 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 13 replies · 968+ views ^ | 03/26/2006 | Hans Zeiger
    The generation gap at Harvard-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 23, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2006 There is a generation gap at Harvard University. The students are far more conservative than the faculty. The aging radical professors haven't enough to do, so they nitpicked their president's words and pressured his resignation. The students are dismayed. President Larry Summers' resignation last month followed a "lack of confidence" vote by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In a poll released March 13 by the Harvard Crimson, 66 percent of surveyed Harvard students claimed to "disapprove of the way that members of the Faculty...

    02/11/2006 10:54:39 AM PST · by ritt · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 2-11-2006 | Stephen Rittenberg
    Judith Butler is a superstar of academia. She is known primarily for her role in the development of Queer Theory. She has led the Post-Modern attempt to undermine the significance of the biological difference between the sexes. Butler proposes as attainable a utopian world in which gender identitymale or femaleis disconnected from biology and therefore infinitely malleable. These bizarre ideas have had real world consequences. Butler and her allies are part of the leftist assault on realitythe reality of Capitalism, freedom and America as a force for good in the world. Once the basic biological bedrock is no longer determinative...
  • Silencing the Truth - ($100 to Out Liberal Professors Scandal)

    01/28/2006 11:46:09 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 12 replies · 877+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/27/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    Silencing the truthPosted: January 27, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2006 College students looking to score some extra dough to pay for textbooks at UCLA lost a potential source of income this week when the head of the Bruin Alumni Association, Andrew Jones, announced he was putting a halt to the group's offer of $100 for documentation of leftist bias by UCLA professors. Too bad, for Jones' actions galvanized international media scrutiny on an issue that needs addressing: the incessant advocacy of liberal dogma in the classroom by college professors. Jones and his Bruin Alumni Association figured it was...
  • UC faculty ask for probe into high salaries

    11/28/2005 2:37:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 531+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/28/05 | ap - Berkeley
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Some professors at the University of California are asking for an independent investigation into how bonuses and other perks are doled out to the system's highest paid executives. About 55 faculty from UC Berkeley and UCLA organized a petition sent Monday to Gerald Parsky, chairman of UC's governing Board of Regents, asking for a "truly independent" investigator to look into the issue. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that UC spent millions in bonuses, stipends, relocation packages and other cash compensation last fiscal year despite a budget crunch that has forced five straight years of student...
  • School Shooting- Campbell County, TN- 3 Faculty Shot

    11/08/2005 12:13:21 PM PST · by ArmoredCav · 134 replies · 6,339+ views
    Reports coming in of a male student having shot 3 faculty members with a rifle. Faculty now on Lifestar helicopters.
  • Colorado 9/11 Slur Prof to be Investigated (Ward Churchill)

    09/09/2005 10:59:29 PM PDT · by timsbella · 22 replies · 745+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9 Sept 2005 | Associated Press
    Colorado 9/11 Slur Prof to Be Investigated Friday, September 09, 2005 DENVER A University of Colorado (search) panel recommended a full investigation Friday of research misconduct allegations against a professor who triggered a national outcry for likening some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi. The faculty committee called for investigating Ward Churchill (search) on seven allegations involving plagiarism, misuse of others' work and falsification and fabrication, interim provost Susan Avery said. The committee recommended dropping two other allegations, that Churchill falsely claimed to be an American Indian and that he infringed on a copyright. Churchill and his attorney did...
  • KD5KQM is safe at home [Reconnecting evacuated students and faculty]

    09/04/2005 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Professional Engineer · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Plano Amateur Radio Klub ^ | 2sep05 | Barry Goldblatt, WA5KXX
    KD5KQM is safe at home By Barry A. Goldblatt, WA5KXX I would like to thank everyone for their concern regarding the safety of our son, Jordan. He was evacuated from Loyola University in New Orleans on Sunday and spent two days in Baton Rouge on the LSU campus. He returned to DFW on Tuesday and has enrolled at CCCCD until we receive news from Loyola. There are thousands of displaced students and faculty from the disaster area. In appreciation for the kindness of others, we have set up a large-scale web bulletin board so they can re-establish contact with friends...
  • AFIT, research lab agreement boosts research capabilities (equal time for the USAF)

    07/29/2005 5:35:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | July 29, 2005 | Larine Barr
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Scientists, faculty and students will have greater access to research opportunities through a landmark Memorandum of Agreement signed July 26 between the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Maj. Gen. Perry L. Lamy, AFRL commander, and Brig. Gen. Mark T. Matthews, AFIT commandant, signed the agreement. "This solidifies the long-standing relationship and common goals that both organizations share and allows us to more fully leverage our resources," said General Lamy after signing the agreement. "Both organizations have a critical role in creating the Air Force of the future,...
  • Santa Monica College Faculty Issues Apology to Governor Schwarzenegger

    06/28/2005 10:15:55 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 9 replies · 511+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense | 06/28/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    In a very classy gesture over 50 faculty members at Santa Monica College sent a letter to the Governor to apologize for students and staff members who heckled him as he presented the key note address a their graduation proceedings back on June 14th. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon
  • Intellectual Morons Winning Essay "Exposing Noam Chomsky" (super expos of liberal elitism)

    05/03/2005 8:14:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,243+ views
    YAF.ORG ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | GREGORY P. LaVOY
    Dan Flynn discusses more than a dozen intellectual morons in his book, including Noam Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Margaret Sanger, and Alfred Kinsey. Of all the figures discussed in Intellectual Morons, which one has had the more pernicious impact on our world and why? My college education seems to have included a reading, at one time or another, of a whos who of Dan Flynns intellectual morons. Whether it was the application of Michel Foucaults sexual theories to Victorian literature, an exploration of Alfred Kinseys findings in psychology, or an all-star lineup of thinkers like Sanger, Friedan, or Du Bois in...
  • Open Letter to Duke Law: Respect Richard Nixon and Restore His Portrait

    04/21/2005 10:37:33 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 353+ views
    CFP ^ | April 21, 2005 | John Plecnik
    Much to the chagrin of my elite and oh, so liberal law school, the most famous alum to take a degree from the Duke University School of Law is none other than President Richard M. Nixon (Class of 1937). On a side note, some would say that Kenneth Starr (Class of 1973) is the runner-up. Regardless, our legendary alum served as a two-term congressman, senator, two-term Vice-President and two-term President. Oh, and he lost a gubernatorial and presidential raceand had to resign from the presidency. But, thats American history. Simply put, Nixon loved Duke, but Duke never loved Nixon. As...
  • Bias seen in next Churchill inquiry - (no kidding; "liberal bias" at Univ. of Colorado?)

    03/26/2005 9:18:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 471+ views
    At least three University of Colorado professors who are set to judge whether Ward Churchill plagiarized or committed academic dishonesty have either signed petitions or made public statements questioning the case against him. Joseph Rosse, director of the office of research integrity and a member of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct that will now consider the Churchill case, said he did not think the positions taken over the past two months by his colleagues amount to a conflict of interest. There is a distinction, Rosse said, between supporting Churchill's freedom of speech and deciding whether he stole or misrepresented...
  • CU faculty protest Churchill inquiry

    02/27/2005 5:35:59 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 33 replies · 1,208+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 26, 2005 | AP
    BOULDER A full-page ad taken out by 200 University of Colorado faculty members calls for the school to drop an inquiry into the writings of professor Ward Churchill. Gov. Bill Owens and others have called for the firing of Churchill, a tenured professor, because of his comparison of Sept. 11 victims to Nazis. The faculty members paid for the ad to run Monday in the Boulder Daily Camera. It says the review of the ethnic studies professor, expected to be completed by the middle of March, should be stopped immediately. The ad says the inquiry is the result of...
  • Campos: Real question is, how did prof get on CU's faculty in first place?

    02/05/2005 8:21:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,291+ views
    Should a serious research university consider hiring a fascist? This question doesn't have an easy answer. After all, prior to World War II Europe produced several brilliant political theorists and philosophers who could be characterized as fascists, or proto-fascists, including Joseph de Maistre, Carl Schmitt and Martin Heidegger. Whether, post-Auschwitz, it's possible even in theory to advocate similar views in intellectually plausible ways is an interesting question. It is not, however, a question that has any relevance to the case of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, despite the obvious fascistic streak in Churchill's writings and public performances. As a...
  • Why professors are liberal: They're intelligent

    12/03/2004 12:55:13 PM PST · by Ramonan · 289 replies · 5,951+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | December 3, 2004 | Various
    In his column, "Campuses remain Democratic havens," George Will certainly tries hard to explain why faculty members at our prominent universities are overwhelmingly liberal. But as is often the case with Will, he fails to mention the obvious. These people are liberal because they are intelligent, thoughtful and well-educated. They know something of labor and social history and realize that for most people a return to conditions of the early 20th century would not be in their interest. Finally, they are unpersuaded by slogans like "compassionate conservative" and "ownership society," which are primarily a cover for the transfer of society's...
  • A left-wing monopoly on campuses (INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY? NOT ON CAMPUS)

    12/02/2004 4:50:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 848+ views
    The left-wing takeover of American universities is an old story. As far back as the 1930s, Irving Kristol recalled in "Memoirs of a Trotskyist," City College of New York was so radical that "if there were any Republicans at City -- and there must have been some -- I never met them, or even heard of their existence." Soon the virus had spread to the nation's most elite institutions. In 1951, William F. Buckley Jr. created a sensation with "God and Man at Yale," which documented the socialist and atheist worldview that even then prevailed in the classrooms of the...
  • Academic sex relations questioned

    10/12/2004 8:23:32 AM PDT · by johnnyb325 · 40 replies · 2,078+ views
    Daily Beacon ^ | 10/12/2004 | John Brown
    I would like to begin this week's column with a question: Have you ever heard of a group called "Consenting Academics for Sexual Equity?" Most likely you have not. It's not a famous organization. I wouldn't know it existed if I hadn't read about it in Ben Shapiro's book "Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth." It's a small, obscure group with few members. But it is important that we, especially the young women among us, know about it because it illustrates a larger problem in academia today. Consenting Academics for Sexual Equity is an organization founded by University of California...
  • New discovery at Stanford: England, Spain not where you thought!

    06/02/2004 10:50:49 PM PDT · by ancientart · 11 replies · 226+ views
    The below is from Stanford's list of its history faculty and their specialties. East AsiaDavid Como, Professor of Early Modern England. Ph.D Princeton 1999. Puritanism, Politics, English Revolution Peter Duus, William H. Bonsall Professor of Japanese History. Ph.D., Harvard University. Berkeley Prize, 1996-1997. Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution. Modern Japanese History Zephyr Frank, Assistant Professor of Latin American History. Ph.D Illinois 1999. Family, Social Structure, Wealthholding, Slavery
  • Military historian Habeck denied tenure [Yale now has no military experts]

    04/21/2004 1:56:30 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 25 replies · 264+ views
    April 8, 2004 | PHILIP RUCKER, Staff Reporter
    In a move that surprised many Yale undergraduates and several historians at rival institutions, the University has denied tenure to popular history professor Mary Habeck GRD '96, a military historian. The senior faculty of the History Department voted last week not to tenure Habeck, who is completing her ninth year of work at Yale, several professors said this week. Sources would not say whether the decision was unanimous or split, citing the department's confidentiality rules. Habeck is still scheduled to teach next year, but she will leave Yale in 2005 due to a University policy requiring untenured professors to leave...
  • Baylor University Faculty Members Split over Sloan No-Confidence Vote

    08/22/2003 5:35:06 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 181+ views
    Baylor faculty members split over Sloan no-confidence vote WACO (AP) As embattled Baylor University President Robert Sloan prepared to welcome incoming freshmen to the world's largest Baptist university on Thursday, dueling groups of professors clashed over a faculty leader's call for a no-confidence vote on Sloan. Even before basketball player Patrick Dennehy's slaying put the Central Texas university under an intense spotlight, Sloan had clashed with many faculty members over a reform plan that the official alumni magazine characterized as a "struggle for the heart and soul of Baylor." In the wake of Dennehy's death, revelations of major NCAA...
  • University of Southern Mississippi President Under Fire from Faculty

    05/01/2003 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 388+ views
    Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger ^ | 05-01-02 | Kanengiser, Andy
    <p>HATTIESBURG Some faculty members at the University of Southern Mississippi are fed up with President Shelby Thames.</p> <p>University of Southern Mississippi President Shelby Thames, who took office on May 1, 2002, reflects on the successes and challenges of his administration's first year.</p>
  • Connecticut College faculty and staff issue anti-war statement [BARF ALERT!]

    03/04/2003 1:03:06 PM PST · by yonif · 16 replies · 268+ views
    Connecticut College Intranet | March 3, 2003 | CC Press Release
    For immediate release: March 3, 2003 Contacts: Spencer Pack, professor of economics, 860-439-2221 Tristan Borer, associate professor of government, 860-439-5411 Trish Brink, director of media relations, 860-439-2508 NEW LONDON, Conn. Some 139 Connecticut College faculty and staff have signed a statement opposing President Bushs impending preemptive war against Iraq. In the statement, the signatories urge faculty and staff at other colleges and institutions of higher learning who share our concern to make their views known to the appropriate publics. Of the signatories, 88 are faculty, 4 are faculty emeriti, and 47 are staff. Connecticut College has 165 voting faculty...