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  • No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’

    05/26/2020 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Brown
    No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’ A May 20 Washington Post op-ed claimed that evangelical Christians are behind the Republican push to reopen the nation. In response, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker tweeted on May 21, “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” (The tweet has since been removed.)Prof. Pinker, a self-described atheist, is wrong on all points. (Practical lesson: You can be a brilliant Harvard scientist...
  • Law Professors for 'Speech Control'

    05/08/2020 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2020 | Michael Barone
    "In the great debate of the past two decades over freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong." So write Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods, law professors at Harvard and the University of Arizona, respectively, in The Atlantic. And they seem to mind, as their next sentence indicates: "Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society's norms and values." So much for the First...
  • Harvard's campaign for home-schooling crackdown runs up against shutdown surge

    05/08/2020 7:30:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Some parents expected to keep home-schooling after coronavirus lockdown liftsNo sooner had Harvard Law School touched off a campaign for a government crackdown on home-schooling than every student in America began learning at home, thanks to the coronavirus shutdown.And while plenty of parents would never want to repeat the experience, indications are that some may stick with it instead of sending their children back to public or private schools, setting the stage for what could be the largest single-year surge in U.S. home-schooling history.J. Allen Weston, executive director of the National Home School Association, said the deluge of calls and...
  • Harvard projects $750M budget shortfall, considers layoffs

    05/07/2020 7:01:07 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 16 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | May 6, 2020 | Hilary Burns
    Harvard University is preparing to cut more expenses as revenue losses deepen due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The university reported a $415 million revenue loss in fiscal year 2020, and it projects a $750 million shortfall from original budget plans in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Those projected losses are causing university officials to consider furloughs and layoffs, Harvard said in a Tuesday letter to its community. The university announced initial cost cutting measures last month, including salary freezes for all faculty and exempt staff, a university-wide hiring freeze, deferring or canceling all discretionary spending, a review...
  • Harvard Quietly Edits Study Suggesting Pollution Leads To More COVID Deaths, Lawmakers Cry Foul

    05/04/2020 2:21:13 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 19 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/4/2020 | Penka Arsova
    A Harvard study, which linked pollution to coronavirus deaths and made headlines in prominent publications, has revised its numbers, prompting calls for an EPA investigation. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study, published on April 4, initially claimed that the numbers of coronavirus-related deaths might end up 15% higher in air polluted areas. The Harvard researchers corrected their estimates later that month, cutting the percentage by almost half. They now say pollution would lead to an 8% increase in coronavirus deaths in places with a higher level of air pollution. The study still hasn’t been peer-reviewed.
  • Turley: Democrats Want China’s Restrictions on Free Speech

    05/03/2020 11:43:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2020 | Joel Pollak
    Jonathan Turley, a liberal constitutional scholar at George Washington University, wrote Saturday that some Democrats were using the coronavirus pandemic to demand China-style restrictions on free speech. In the op-ed, published in The Hill, Turley criticized “the politicians and academics who have called for the censorship of social media and the internet,” including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Hillary Clinton, and others: The only thing spreading faster than the coronavirus has been censorship and the loud calls for greater restrictions on free speech. The Atlantic published an article last week by Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith and University of Arizona...
  • Epstein had his own office, phone line at Harvard even after his 2008 conviction of soliciting sex from minors

    05/02/2020 7:42:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 01 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Harvard University admitted Friday that Jeffrey Epstein had his own office and phone line at the university and also made several visits there even after he was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from minors. According to a new report from the university, Epstein, the disgraced financier who killed himself in jail last year while awaiting sex crimes charges, visited Harvard more than 40 times after his 2008 conviction and unveiled deep ties between him and the university, with which he had no official affiliation. University President Lawrence Bacow said in a letter to the Harvard community that Harvard accepted...
  • Harvard Hates Homeschooling

    04/30/2020 9:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Ryan Bomberger
    People in Ivy League towers really need to come back down to earth. Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet has taken residence in that tower and looks down on us lowly homeschoolers. Her recently published anti-homeschooling screed absurdly claims: “This homeschooling regime poses real dangers to children and to society…homeschooling is a realm of near-absolute parental power.” Well, who should be in power? The child? The State? Well, according to the professor…yes and yes. She believes that the government’s desire to indoctrinate, I mean educate, children supersedes parental rights. Children, according to Bartholet, essentially belong to the State (that’s slavery) and...
  • Harvard to Host Pro-Homeschoolers in Response to 'Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling'

    04/25/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/25/2020 | Ellie Bufkin
    Harvard stirred controversy earlier this month when they announced a June invitation-only summit to discuss increased regulations and a presumptive ban on homeschooling. The event, dubbed, "Homeschooling Summit: Problems, Politics, and Prospects for Reform," is set to feature a who's-who of academics, lawyers, and activists who have been outspoken in their belief that parents should not legally be allowed to educate their children at home.  Harvard Law School is officially hosting an event against homeschooling in June. "The focus will be on problems of educational deprivation and child maltreatment that too often occur under the guise of homeschooling." pic.twitter.com/JF0kgEEIYp— Corey...
  • Author, Diana West tweets interesting gain-of-function time-line involving Fauci

    04/24/2020 10:57:37 AM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    twitter ^ | April 24, 2020 | Diana West
    Diana West, author of... Death of the Grown-up, American Betrayaland The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy...tweets the following brief timeline: 1/10/17 #Obama WH science office issues guidelines to permit research which "could produce a potential pandemic pathogen (an enhanced PPP)." 1/12/17 #Fauci declares 'there will be surprise outbreak" during Trump admin. https://gumc.georgetown.edu/gumc-stories/global-health-experts-advise-advance-planning-for-inevitable-pandemic/ Fauci's quote on 'surprise outbreak during Trump's administration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=197&v=DNXGAxGJgQI&feature=emb_logo direct link to Diana West's tweet
  • Harvard Backs Down: University Says It Will Not Take Coronavirus Aid

    04/22/2020 2:19:21 PM PDT · by Revel · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/20 | John Carney
    Harvard University said it will not take the $8.6 million in aid with was granted as part of the U.S. government’s efforts to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, reversing itself and bending to U.S. President Donald Trump who said Tuesday that the university should not take the money. “Harvard is going to pay back the money and they shouldn’t be taking it,” Trump said Tuesday at a White House press briefing. Harvard said Tuesday that it planned to keep the money, promising to use it for student financial assistance but not for institutional costs. On Wednesday, the...
  • Harvard clashes with Trump over coronavirus relief, rebuffs call to return money

    04/22/2020 9:04:03 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/2020 | Brooke Singman
    Harvard University rejected calls from President Trump on Tuesday to return coronavirus relief money to the federal government, maintaining that the funds from a higher education program under the CARES Act are being used to provide direct assistance to students facing financial turmoil due to the pandemic.
  • Harvard says to keep stimulus grant after Trump vows it will be returned

    04/22/2020 8:38:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/22/20 | Steve Holland Alexandra Alper
    WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Harvard University said it plans to keep an $8.6 million grant it received as part of a stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump who pledged the university would return it. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Trump pointed to the institution's ample endowment - worth nearly $41 billion - as the reason why it should hand over the money. "Harvard is going to pay back the money and they shouldn't be taking it," Trump said, adding that Harvard has one of the largest endowments...
  • 'Total Fabrication': CNN Trashes Trump Criticism of Harvard Bailout

    04/22/2020 7:50:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Julia Chatterley's lover: Harvard? The CNN International anchor does seem to express an excessive fondness for the Cambridge institution—coupled with a raging animus toward President Trump. On this morning's New Day, Chatterley trashed as a "total fabrication" Trump's criticism of the $9 million in bailout money that Harvard somehow managed to score.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Harvard prof calls homeschooling ‘dangerous,’ says it gives parents ‘authoritarian control’ over kids [Thought this was a Babylon Bee Article first]

    04/21/2020 10:50:03 AM PDT · by kyneocon · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2020 | Caleb Parke
    A Harvard law professor is under fire for her comments in an article about the "risks" of homeschooling as parents face closed public schools because of the coronavirus pandemic. In Harvard Magazine's May-June issue, Elizabeth Bartholet, a law professor and faculty director of the school’s Child Advocacy Program, worried homeschooled children will not be able to contribute to a democratic society. HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF COVERING UP TIES TO CHINESE SCHOOL, RESEARCH PROGRAM "The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18?" Bartholet asked. "I think...
  • Harvard responds to Trump: Taxpayer funds will aid students affected by coronavirus

    04/21/2020 7:10:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 21 2020 | Justin Wise
    Harvard University on Tuesday pushed back against President Trump's call for the institution to return funds it received from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, saying the money it accepted would go toward assisting students financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The university emphasized in a statement that it received the money from a $14 billion fund established under the CARES Act, called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, and not a separate program designed to help small businesses retain employees amid the pandemic. “Harvard did not apply for, nor has it received any funds through the U.S. Small Business...
  • Donald Trump: Harvard Must Pay Back $8.7 Million in Federal Aid Money

    04/21/2020 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 April 20 | Charlie Spierling
    Donald Trump vowed that Harvard would be expected to pay back their $8.7 million in federal aid received from coronavirus rescue funds. “Harvard’s going to pay back the money,” Trump said bluntly during the White House press briefing. Harvard received a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program passed as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, even though it already has a $41 billion endowment fund. The PPP loans are ultimately forgiven by the federal government, provided they keep their employees. That prompted criticism of the program, which was rushed forward in Congress to help support small...
  • ICYMI: Despite Top Chemist Being Arrested for Helping China, Harvard Just Got a Bunch of New Taxpayer Money

    04/20/2020 7:05:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Harvard University, which has a $40 billion private endowment, just received $9 million in Wuhan coronavirus "relief" funding. From the Harvard Crimson:  Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced last week.The CARES Act — the largest economic stimulus package in American history — was signed into law on March 27. It allocates nearly $14 billion to support higher education institutions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Of the $8,655,748 Harvard is slated to receive, the government has mandated that at least half —...
  • Harvard Law Prof Calls for Ban on Homeschooling, Saying It's 'Dangerous' to Leave Children with Their Parents 24/7

    04/20/2020 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/20/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    It's ironic at a time when 56 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that Harvard Magazine would publish an article calling for a ban on homeschooling. The article by Erin O'Donnell, headlined "The Risks of Homeschooling," sets up one straw man after another to make the case that the government must step in to protect children from their own parents—who are presumed guilty and ill-qualified to care for their own children. Elizabeth Bartholet, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, told the magazine that homeschooling deprives children of their...
  • The Risks of Homeschooling

    04/18/2020 10:38:37 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 130 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | May/June 2020 | Erin O'Donnell
    A rapidly increasing number of American families are opting out of sending their children to school, choosing instead to educate them at home. Homeschooled kids now account for roughly 3 percent to 4 percent of school-age children in the United States, a number equivalent to those attending charter schools, and larger than the number currently in parochial schools. Yet Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, sees risks for children—and society—in homeschooling, and recommends a presumptive ban on the practice. Homeschooling, she says, not only violates children’s right to...