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  • More Harvard, Yale freshmen identify as LGBTQ than as conservative, surveys find

    09/24/2018 1:44:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/14/2018 | by Eric Duran and Brooke Sopelsa
    More freshmen at both Harvard and Yale identify as LGBTQ than as politically conservative, according to surveys published by the universities’ student newspapers. According to Yale Daily News’ “Class of 2022: By the Numbers,” approximately 23 percent of the freshman class identify somewhere along the LGBTQ spectrum. This is up from 21 percent last year and 15 percent in 2016, according to the paper. At Harvard, a similar student survey in the Harvard Crimson found that more than 18 percent of the freshman class identify as something other than straight. This number has increased every year since 2014, when less...
  • Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law

    09/02/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/01/18 | Annie Linskey
    **SNIP** The Globe examined hundreds of documents, many of them never before available, and reached out to all 52 of the law professors who are still living and were eligible to be in that Pound Hall room at Harvard Law School. Some are Warren’s allies. Others are not. Thirty-one agreed to talk to the Globe — including the law professor who was, at the time, in charge of recruiting minority faculty. Most said they were unaware of her claims to Native American heritage and all but one of the 31 said those claims were not discussed as part of her...
  • Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    08/30/2018 9:44:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 30, 20183:52 PM ET
    The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its support behind an anti-affirmative action group that is suing Harvard University over alleged racial discrimination in its admissions policies. In a document filed in federal court on Thursday, the Justice Department said it is siding with Students for Fair Admissions in its request for a trial, currently scheduled to begin in mid-October. The Justice Department said in a press release that Harvard has "failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans." Harvard has filed a motion for summary judgment in its favor, which if approved by a judge...
  • Justice Department sides with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy

    08/30/2018 9:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/30/2018 | David Shortell
    The Justice Department offered a public show of support in court Thursday to a group suing Harvard for what it says is discrimination against Asian-American applicants to the elite university. A filing in the ongoing Massachusetts case is the Trump administration's most significant entry into the debate over affirmative action and sets up a fight on the diversity policy that could have wide implications for higher education. "The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard's race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups -- including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups," the...
  • Harvard Sorority Shuts Down Over Sanctions on Girls-Only, Boys-Only Student Groups

    08/10/2018 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/10/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    A sorority at Harvard University has decided to close rather than admit men who claim to be women into their group amid the university's sanctions against single-gender social organizations. In May, Zeta Phi-Cambridge — the Delta Gamma chapter at Harvard — voted to relinquish their charter and thereby shut down, Campus Reform reported Monday. Sanctions from the university came about in December 2017 when new rules were adopted which established that members of single-sex organizations like Zeta Phi were not allowed to hold leadership posts in officially recognized student organizations or be captains of sports teams. The new rules also...
  • Harvard sorority to close in response to policy on single-gender clubs

    08/05/2018 7:05:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jeremy C. Fox
    A national sorority has announced that its Harvard University chapter will close, in what appears to be the first dissolution of a student organization in response to the Ivy League school’s adoption two years ago of penalties for members of single-gender student clubs. The Zeta Phi-Cambridge Area chapter of the Delta Gamma organization voted in May to relinquish its charter, and after a 60-day comment period, leaders of the national organization voted unanimously to close the chapter, according to a statement. A Delta Gamma spokeswoman and leaders of the Harvard chapter could not be reached for comment Sunday evening. The...
  • Are you in one of the affordable units?

    07/16/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 28 replies
    Director of Harvard humanitarian center apologizes after being filmed confronting mother whose daughter was playing outside her home and 'preventing her children from sleeping' Alyson Laliberte filmed some of her encounter with Theresa Lund on Saturday She posted the clip on her Facebook, where it has attracted 700,000 views In the clip, Lund repeatedly asks Laliberte if she lives in an 'affordable unit' Lund is the executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University The director of a Harvard research center has apologized after she was filmed confronting a neighbor whose daughter was playing outside her home and...
  • Harvard is facing backlash after their Executive Director Theresa Lund went viral

    07/16/2018 8:09:47 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    The Daily Haze ^ | Meko Haze
    Alyson Laliberte uploaded the video to her Facebook Saturday evening Lund was upset that Laliberte and her 3-year-old daughter were outside playing with chalk Saturday afternoon Since the video went viral Lund has deleted her social media accounts The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is facing backlash after their Executive Director Theresa Lund went viral for harassing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter while drawing with chalk outside their apartment on Saturday afternoon. The viral video was posted to Alyson Laliberte’s Facebook page on Saturday evening. Laliberte uploaded a video—which has already had over 600,000 views—and a picture of Lund. The caption...
  • Harvard, Yale Defy Federal Guidelines, Will Continue Racial Discrimination in Admissions

    07/10/2018 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/09/18 | Tom Ciccotta
    New reports suggest that Harvard and Yale are ignoring Federal guidelines against the use of race in university admissions. A report from Fox News claims that some Ivy League universities are doubling down on their affirmative action policies after receiving a “Dear Colleague” letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that requested they stop using race in university admissions. The continued use of race in university admissions practices put their federal funding at risk. “It’s racial discrimination and it’s a quota. The quota today is against Asians, much like the quota back in the 1920s and 30s was against Jews,”...
  • Need to find recent article about Harvard grads screwing up America.

    07/05/2018 10:18:15 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | Fightin Kentuckian
    Rush Limbaugh mentioned a news article. The article was written by a Harvard alum and the subject was about how Harvard alumni have screwed up so much of America while benefitting themselves. Does anyone know where I can find this article?
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....
  • The Latest Affirmative Action Suit May Succeed Where Others Failed

    06/29/2018 5:50:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 29, 2018 | Terry Eastland
    Last year, the University of Texas won the case over its use of racial preferences (Fisher v. Texas), but the Supreme Court did not rule that all racial preference plans were legal. A new suit against Harvard may prove to be successful. Here’s the background. In its affirmative action cases, starting with the Bakke case in 1978, the Supreme Court has justified race-conscious admissions while also emphasizing that they should be “temporary.” Indeed, writing for the Court in the Grutter case in 2003, which upheld race-based admissions to the Michigan Law School, Justice O’Connor described as a “requirement” that “all...
  • These Harvard Kids Got the Lesson of Their Lives in the Heartland

    06/26/2018 6:31:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | June 26, 2018 | Salena Zito
    On a blustery afternoon in April, I filed into a van along with 10 students from Harvard University. We had just spent the last two days in Chicopee, Massachusetts, where we had chatted with the police chief and his force, the mayor and his staff, small business owners, waitresses and firemen about their struggles living in small-town America. The undergrads were buzzing with their impressions. Chicopee is about 90 miles west of their prestigious university in Cambridge, but when it comes to shared experience, it might as well have been 1,000 light-years away. We were only a few days into...
  • Seize Ivy League Dorms and Give Them to Immigrant Families

    06/20/2018 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 19, 2018 | John Zmirak
    Branford College residence, Yale University Earlier this week, I addressed the national hissy fit over separating children from adults who claim to be their parents at U.S. borders. I noted what happened before the U.S. started doing that. Under Obama, we unwittingly handed thousands of children to slave labor operators or sex traffickers. Because they claimed to be their parents. Even Obama felt constrained to stop doing that. He put in place the policy which Trump is now enforcing. Bush-era laws and crackpot court decisions won’t let the government hold children with their parents while we evaluate their asylum...
  • Scientists say Trump policies will kill 80,000 people per decade

    06/17/2018 8:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rick Moran
    The blatant use of science for political gain is not new, but it's clearly getting worse. All kinds of "science" is being used to justify policies that fit a particular political agenda. Case in point: Some Harvard scientists have examined the environmental policies of the Trump administration and concluded that up to 80,000 people a decade will die as a result of political decisions that they disagree with. It used to be that such pronouncements were dismissed as "unscientific." Today, it's front page news.

    06/17/2018 7:41:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    Front Page ^ | 6/17/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The cultural revolution is just getting started in medicine. And when it's done, medicine will consist entirely of venting about "white men" as the real "disease". What began with tearing down Confederate statues has now moved on to taking down portraits of people who are not even being accused of racism. They're just... white men. Nabel said no one on staff has objected to taking down portraits of past department heads, which include Dr. Harvey Cushing, the "father of neurosurgery," who studied at Harvard and Yale and became surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1913. Cushing operated on hundreds...
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...
  • Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says

    06/15/2018 8:51:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 15, 2018 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria. But the students’ personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being...
  • Harvard gives Hillary Clinton award for 'transforming society' -- even when you lose you get a trop

    05/29/2018 9:07:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29,2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    Clinton on Friday for her “transformative impact on society.” That’s not a misprint. The prestigious Ivy League university is giving the woman who ran for president and lost, twice, an award for transforming society. Harvard said it picked Clinton because of her advocacy for human rights, her work as a legislator, and her leadership around the world on behalf of America. If “transformative impact” and Hillary Clinton in the same sentence has you shaking your head, you’re not alone. She not only lost the presidency twice, she has wasted the last year and a half going on tour around the...
  • Hillary Sports Soviet Hat at Yale, Tapped for “Impact” Award at Harvard

    05/21/2018 5:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Hillary got some kind of a human rights, civil rights, plug-it-up rights, I don’t know what it was, at Yale, and she donned an old Soviet hat. She can’t get over it. She’s still whining and crying, and yet here’s Obama saying, “If you start whining before the game’s even over, if things are going badly, you start blaming somebody else, you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.” Hello, Hillary Clinton. Well, she doesn’t have what it takes to be in the job. She never has had what it takes to be in the...