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  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • Clueless in Cambridge

    02/02/2016 6:59:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 9, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The last Republican president and his Democratic successor both graduated from schools within Harvard University and that should probably be a literal red flag. "Understanding Harvard Law School is very important to understanding our president, Barack Obama," Texas attorney Ted Cruz said in an interview with scholar Marvin Olasky that appeared in the November 7, 2009 issue of World magazine. "He is very much a creature of Harvard Law." "To understand what that means you have to understand that there were more self-declared communists on the Harvard faculty that there were Republicans," Cruz avers. "Every single idea this president has...
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • Ted Cruz's fmr. professor says Cruz is a hypocrite on the Constitution VIDEO

    01/16/2016 7:59:19 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 308 replies
    Thursday following FBN's broadcast of the Republican presidential debate, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%, one of the participants in last night debate, for his stated on reasoning for his eligibility to run for president of the United States. According to Tribe, Cruz applies a double standard to his interpretation of the Constitution, to which he deemed Cruz to be a "constitutional opportunist" and a "hypocrite." "I've done a lot of historical research on it, and so have a lot of other people, and the best evidence seems to be that what they meant...
  • REVEALED: Obama Was Not Constitutional Scholar… Here’s What He REALLY Did At Univ. Of Chicago

    01/16/2016 6:59:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Tea Party ^ | Sllen West
    I had to cringe during a particularly elitist remark that left Obama's mouth during his rteary town-hall on gun control; "I believe in the Second Amendment. It is there, written on the paper. It guarantees a right to bear arms. No matter how many times people try to twist my words around -- I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this -- I get it." Well, a colleague of Obama's at the University of Chicago, economist John Lott quoted Obama as having told him that he doesn't believe that people should be able to own guns when...
  • A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

    01/16/2016 5:45:35 PM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Jenna Goudreau
    People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both. Interestingly, Cuddy says that most people, especially in a professional...
  • Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe: Cruz a 'Constitutional Opportunist,' 'Hypocrite'

    01/15/2016 9:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC following FBN's broadcast of the Republican presidential debate, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe attacked Sen. Ted Cruz , one of the participants in last night debate, for his stated on reasoning for his eligibility to run for president of the United States. According to Tribe, Cruz applies a double standard to his interpretation of the Constitution, to which he deemed Cruz to be a "constitutional opportunist" and a "hypocrite." "I've done a lot of historical research on it, and so have a lot of other people, and the best evidence seems to be that what they...
  • Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

    11/17/2014 2:14:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm that represented Fisher in Fisher v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action plans were subject to strict scrutiny in applying the Equal Protection Clause: The parties asked the Court to review whether the judgment below was consistent with this Courts decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S....
  • Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    05/16/2015 5:48:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    The complaint, filed by a coalition of 64 organizations, says the university has set quotas to keep the numbers of Asian-American students significantly lower than the quality of their applications merits. It cites third-party academic research on the SAT exam showing that Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard. The exam is scored on a 2400-point scale. The complaint was filed with the U.S. Education Departments Office for Civil Rights. Many studies...
  • From NYC to Harvard: the war on Asian success

    12/30/2015 9:16:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    The year 2015 was a dismal one for American public education — at least by the numbers. But don’t blame the kids. Parents are missing in action. Except most Asian-American parents, that is. They tend to oversee their children’s homework, stress the importance of earning high grades and instill the belief that hard work is the ticket to a better life. And it pays off. Their children are soaring academically.
  • The Circle Is Unbroken

    12/18/2015 6:25:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2015 | MOTUS
    Well I see I had my days mixed up; the Wons aren’t blowing out of town till today. I guess Barry wanted to hang around to celebrate his complete co-opting of the Republican party. co-option: 1. The process by which a group subsumes or assimilates a smaller or weaker group with related interests; or, similarly, the process by which one group gains converts from another group by attempting to replicate the aspects that they find appealing without adopting the full program or ideal. 2.The capacity of intracellular parasites to use host-cell proteins to complete their vital cycle. Viruses use this...
  • Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group

    12/04/2015 5:04:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 45 replies
    Got News.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch belonged to a student group that brought Jew-hating Palestinian terrorists to Harvard Law School every year she was a member. Lynch belonged to the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) from 1981-1984 when she was a student. During those years the radical black group brought representatives from the Palestinian Liberation Operation (PLO). The group's leader, Mohammed Kenyatta, called for the "liberation of Palestine" and expressed support for the terrorist organization. The BLSA defended bringing the terrorists in a letter to the editor of the Harvard student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Jewish student organizations protested the...
  • Harvard, Princeton abolish “master”

    12/02/2015 3:03:58 PM PST · by golux · 25 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | Dec 02, 2015 | David Shimer & Victor Wang
    Over the past two weeks, Harvard and Princeton have decided to stop using the word “master” in their residential college housing systems. On Tuesday, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana sent an email to all Harvard students announcing that undergraduate residential “house masters,” with the support of Harvard President Drew Faust and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith, had unanimously expressed a desire to change their title. As such, Harvard College will soon launch a process that culminates with a suggested replacement title, to be announced at some point early next year. The Harvard announcement comes less than...
  • House Masters ‘Unanimously’ Agree To Change Title (Harvard)

    12/02/2015 7:34:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Crimson ^ | December 1, 2015 | Meg P. Bernhard
    The masters of Harvard’s 12 undergraduate residential Houses have unanimously agreed to change their title, a term that some students criticize as associated with slavery and has come under scrutiny as debates about racism take hold of college campuses nationwide. College and House administrators will soon meet to select a new name to replace the “House master” title, according to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who informed the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the decision at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Khurana, himself a master of Cabot House, said he will inform the College of the new title...
  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • Harvard librarian arrested on trip to Colorado to molest girl

    11/25/2015 10:44:43 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/24/2015 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gilpin County deputy posed as a girl as he corresponded with a Harvard librarian seeking sex. ... Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested for investigation of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child and attempted child sexual assault, all felony charges. ... Melhem wrote a message asking the "girl" to show him "her intimate body parts via webcam." He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to the deputy believing he was a girl.
  • Harvard Students Decry ‘Hate Crime’ After Tape Found On Black Profs’ Portraits

    11/19/2015 7:25:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/15 | Blake Neff
    Students at Harvard University are denouncing an alleged hate crime at the school after strips of black tape were found over portraits of Harvard Law School (HLS)’s black professors Thursday morning. But there are several aspects of the supposed “hate crime” that suggest it could be a big hoax. HLS’s Wasserstein Hall includes a small portrait of every single tenured faculty member at the school, but Thursday morning small black strips of tape were found covering the faces of every black professor’s portrait. The vandalism was discovered sometime before 8:30 a.m., when the first notices of the vandalism began appearing...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaedas terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdads innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddams agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

    11/15/2015 7:47:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2015 | Jessica Orwig
    Where do we come from? There are many right answers to this question, and the one you get depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars. On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes. Lisa Randall, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University, has a different, and novel answer, which she describes in her latest book, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs." Randall has written...
  • Harvard law students campaign for removal of slavery seal

    11/10/2015 6:57:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/15 | Harriet Alexander
    A group of Harvard law students are calling for the faculty to drop their official shield, which they say honours a family who made their fortune through slavery. The members of "Royall Must Fall" want the emblem of the school changing from the current coat of arms of Isaac Royall. Royall, born in 1719 in Antigua, was the son of wealthy sugar plantation owners and slave traders. The family moved to Massachusetts and on the death of Royall's father, he inherited 12 African slaves -- more than any other household at the time. Royall was banished from the US after...
  • Ten Top American Universities Most Friendly to Terrorists

    11/10/2015 12:02:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Stop the Jihad On Campus ^ | October 28, 2015 | David Horowitz Freedom Center
    A holy war of conquest and extermination is being waged against America and the West, against Christians and Jews, and against infidels generally. Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States are among the prime targets of this war, which is being waged with a savagery by al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas that has shocked the world. But even more shocking than the barbarism of these groups is the fact that there are organizations on American campuses that support the agendas of these terrorists and spread their propaganda lies, and do so with the financial and institutional support of university administrations. Two...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. MoveOn.org has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on Change.org also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • Trick or Treat: Schools Hoard Endowment Money

    10/30/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most colleges and universities are quick to push for expanded student aid from taxpayers but forget that age-old maxim: charity begins at home. “Last year, Yale paid about $480 million to private equity fund managers as compensation — about $137 million in annual management fees, and another $343 million in performance fees, also known as carried interest — to manage about $8 billion, one-third of Yale’s endowment,” Victor Fleischer wrote in the New York Times in August. “In contrast, of the $1 billion the endowment contributed to the university’s operating budget, only $170 million was earmarked for tuition assistance, fellowships...
  • Where Microaggressions Come From

    10/26/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If, like some of us of a certain age, you wondered where the exotic term “microaggressions” comes from, the answer is that, like many maladies that bedevil us, it started in the 1970s, and in academia, no less. “Despite microaggression’s vogueishness, the term itself was coined in 1970 by Chester M. Pierce, an African-American psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School,” Matt Labash writes in The Weekly Standard. “While Pierce, by some accounts, was a well-liked, genteel scholar, not given to rhetorical excess, he did manage to anticipate our present Cocked Fist Culture when writing, ‘Every child in America entering...
  • HILLARY! UNCENSORED: 8 years ago it debuted at Harvard on her 60th birthday

    10/26/2015 7:44:20 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    youtube link ^ | oct 26, 2015 | dfu
    This was my birthday present to Hillary eight years ago. We are looking for the money to expand the original and provide new information. HILLARY! UNCENSORED trailer
  • Asteroid hurtling towards Earth

    10/07/2008 3:20:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 54 replies · 2,081+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 07, 2008
    AN asteroid discovered today will hit Earth's atmosphere over Sudan in a few hours -SNIP- The asteroid would create a large fireball about 10.46pm EDT (1.46pm AEST) as it burns up, a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said. "We want to stress that this object is -SNIP- a threat," said Timothy Spahr, director of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center at Harvard in Massachusetts. "We're excited since this is the first time we have issued a prediction that an object will enter Earth's atmosphere," Dr Spahr said. The asteroid, known as a meteoroid, -SNIP- "A typical meteor...
  • Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

    10/21/2015 3:47:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Andrew Robinson
    Whatever their differences, all Indus researchers agree that there is no consensus on the meaning of the script. There are three main problems. First, no firm information is available about its underlying language. Was this an ancestor of Sanskrit or Dravidian, or of some other Indian language family, such as Munda, or was it a language that has disappeared? Linear B was deciphered because the tablets turned out to be in an archaic form of Greek; Mayan glyphs because Mayan languages are still spoken. Second, no names of Indus rulers or personages are known from myths or historical records: no...
  • Harvard Historian: Obama Is Being Check-Mated by Vladimir Putin (Video)

    10/19/2015 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Niall Ferguson, author, historian and Harvard professor, weighed in on Barack Obamas disastrous foreign policy today on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. Maria this is going horribly wrong. Hes really created an explosion of sectarian conflict right across the region. And I think now hes being check-mated by Vladimir Putin the Russian president who you said a moment ago has taken in the initiative. Its really the first time since the early seventies that the Russians have been in a position to play the part of power broker in the Middle East. Ferguson also pointed out to Bartiromo that...
  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obamas inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,...
  • Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates

    10/07/2015 12:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months agoMonths after winning a national title, Harvards debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this years national debate champions over for a friendly competition. Ive seen how...
  • Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    10/07/2015 11:05:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Shanahan
    Its nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesnt think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks at Painting, who wants the MFA to take its Renoirs off the walls and replace them with something better.
  • Harvard students look for ways to improve MLK Drive in St. Louis as model for rest of nation

    09/28/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 60 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 9-28-15 | Samantha Liss 41
    ST. LOUIS For 17 years, Karen Bryant has watched her beloved neighborhood along Martin Luther King Drive deteriorate. Bryant, who does alterations from a storefront along King, can recite a long list of flourishing businesses that used to line the street. They all left. Now shes left sandwiched between two vacant buildings. Despite her location on a desolate and run-down area of Martin Luther King, shes determined to stay. She and her husband even moved in above her shop to ward off thieves who have stolen her air conditioning unit and removed copper pipes from her store, which is...
  • Yale Establishes Shariah Law Center with $10 Million Donation From Saudi Shariah Finance Titan

    09/15/2015 2:47:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 15 September 15 | Christopher Holton
    Yale has now joined its Ivy League rival Harvard by establishing a center designed to promote Shariah in America. And, just like Harvard, Yale has prostituted itself to do so by taking a $10 million inducement from a wealthy Saudi financier who made his fortune in none other than Shariah-compliant finance. That donor is none other than Saleh Abdullah Kamel.
  • Poll: More atheists, agnostics entering Harvard than Christians

    09/12/2015 2:31:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    The Deacons Bench ^ | September 11, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A remarkable turn for a school named for a minister, via The Washington Post: AHarvardCrimson pollof the universitysclass of 2019provides a glimpse into the beliefs and practices of incoming freshman, including sex, politics and drug use. Some of the interesting findings included the religious breakdown, especially when compared to other millennials in the U.S.Harvards combined number of atheists and agnostics among its incoming class exceeds the number of Catholics and Protestants, as Pew Research Centers Conrad Hackettnoted. The number appears to bea striking contrast with the rest of the U.S. millennial population, those from ages 18 to 34.Pews...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Iran Nuclear Deal: Im Furious With President Obama

    09/06/2015 1:54:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Long-time Democrat, Israel defender and famed law professor Alan Dershowitz told a synagogue audience on Saturday night that he was furious with President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking at Manhattans illustrious Park East Synagogue on the Upper East Side to a crowd gathering for the pre-high-holiday Selichot prayer service, Dershowitz implied he had been betrayed by the president he had formerly championed. He recounted being invited to the Oval Office before Obamas reelection in 2012, where the president had committed to being vigilant on the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama has now crossed many of his own red lines,...
  • Harvard Prof: ISIS Sex Slavery Is Bad, but Hey, U.S. Had Slavery

    08/21/2015 12:31:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2015 | Robert Spenser
    Sapping the public's will to fight evil. One key reason why so few Americans are aware of the full nature and magnitude of the jihad threat is that the academic and media establishments labor so assiduously to cover it up. Those who are deemed the best minds of this generation devote their energies to convincing people that the threat is not as large as it is, or that it can be neutralized by adjustments to U.S. foreign policy (particularly the abandonment of Israel), or that the West is really just as bad, so we are hypocrites for opposing the jihad....
  • Alan Dershowitz: Birthright Citizenship Is Bizarre

    08/20/2015 6:17:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    On NewsMax TVs Prime earlier this week, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, which has been raised in recent days over Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his immigration policy that questions the citizenship of those born in the United States from parents here illegally. Dershowitz said although it was technically constitutional for those born here not of U.S. citizens to be considered citizens, it defied logic but was unlikely to change in the short-term.
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies
    Boston.com, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauders Map a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Trump: Harvard students 'fraudsters and liars'

    08/03/2015 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15
    The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the schools student paper. The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes, Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill. Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper. In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war...
  • Alien life deemed impossible by analysis of 500 planets

    01/23/2011 9:38:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 23, 2011 | Heidi Blake
    Howard Smith, a senior astrophysicist at Harvard, made the claim that we are alone in the universe after an analysis of the 500 planets discovered so far showed all were hostile to life. Dr Smith said the extreme conditions found so far on planets discovered outside out Solar System are likely to be the norm, and that the hospitable conditions on Earth could be unique. We have found that most other planets and solar systems are wildly different from our own. They are very hostile to life as we know it, he said. He pointed to stars such as HD10180,...
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it. Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerbergs roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the poke button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New Yorks 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • A Summons to Courage and a Reminder of Victory in an Old Hymn

    06/20/2015 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 14, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Summons to Courage and a Reminder of Victory in an Old Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope • June 14, 2015 • There is a lesser known hymn, at least in Catholic circles, that is remarkably appropriate for our times. It challenges us to see the choice before us soberly, and encourages us with the fact that the victory is already ours if we choose Christ Jesus. In times like these we need courage and conviction; this hymn serves as a powerful anthem to such a call. I would like to present the verses of the hymn and supply commentary throughout....
  • Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior

    06/21/2015 9:52:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 78 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/22/2015 | n/a
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospitals aggressive promotion of gay pride activities. Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has also spoken...
  • The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    06/19/2015 5:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | MIchelle Malkin
    Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal? The spray-tanned con artist, who resigned this week as head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of (Artificially) Colored People, is the inevitable outcome of academia's cult of manufactured victimhood. College campuses have been grooming a cadre of professional minority fakers and fraudsters for decades. The notorious pretendians Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren faked their Native American status to bolster their faculty credentials at the University of Colorado and Harvard, respectively. It was a mutually beneficial racket for all poseur parties involved. Churchill and Warren...
  • Does Harvard Teach Law Anymore?

    06/18/2015 6:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Harvard is to law what Winchester is to bolt actions. Powerful, dependable, well engineered and the mark of a serious craft, at least that’s what I was told.These days, Harvard graduates probably don’t know much about bolt actions, unless they are a member of the Harvard Law School shooting club. A stroll through the Harvard Law School course catalog also makes you wonder how much they know about the real practice of law.The course catalog from Harvard Law School hints that the answer might be — not as much as we thought.The Harvard Law School course catalog frequently reads...
  • ARVARD, SYRACUSE RESEARCHERS CAUGHT LYING TO BOOST OBAMA CLIMATE RULES

    06/04/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 4,2015 | Steve Milloy
    But a closer look at these claims of independence raises serious doubts. An online search of EPAs web site revealed that Syracuses Driscoll has previously involved as a principal investigator in studies that received over $3.6 million in research grants from EPA. Co-author Dallas Burtraw, a researcher at the think tank Resources for the Future, had been involved in previous EPA grants totaling almost $2 million. Harvard co-author Jonathan I. Levy had been involved in over $9.5 million worth of grants. Co-author Joel Schwartz, also of Harvard, had been previously involved in over $31 million worth of grants from EPA....
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • How climate change makes the world more violent

    05/25/2015 10:26:49 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    Washington post ^ | May 21 | By Alex Bollfrass and Andrew Shaver
    Natural scientists agree that the climate is changing and that humans bear some of the blame. Social scientists are now attempting to assess the economic and political price societies are likely to pay for turning up our planets thermostat. The security policy community is especially eager for an answer. In the academy, the debate over climate change and its security implications gained momentum after researchers from Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, and Harvard observed that civil wars were more prevalent during years that experience hotter temperatures. The chief explanation for this relationship is that higher temperatures...
  • Harvard's Asian-American Quota

    05/24/2015 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Asian-Americans are one of the nation's most astonishing success stories. In 1960, they accounted for less than 1 percent of the U.S. population but had a rich history of persecution -- from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Back then, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States." They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering...
  • Skeptical Academics & Questionable Research

    05/22/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the final decade of the Cold War, President Reagan urged Americans to trust by verify when engaged in arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. When digesting academic research, it might be a good idea to reverse this formula and verify first, and then, if possible, trust, the information offered. Case in point: Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes. In a chapter in the book How Well Do Facts Travel? Oreskes attempts to unearth a connection between global warming skeptics and the energy industry, specifically a company called Western Fuels. Oreskes asserts that she has in her possession leaked Western Fuels...