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  • Alexander Shulgin, 'Godfather of ecstasy', dies aged 88

    06/04/2014 1:59:59 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 June 2014 Last updated at 08:51 ET | By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online
    Alexander Shulgin earned his nickname, the Godfather of ecstasy, after honing a way to make the drug - and testing it out on himself to check it had worked. A Facebook post by his wife and research partner, Ann, said he died "surrounded by family and caretakers and Buddhist meditation music". He lived out his final years at his home in Northern California. Shulgin began his study of organic chemistry at Harvard University in his teens and, after a stint in the US Navy during World War Two, returned to Berkeley to get his PhD in biochemistry at the University...
  • Michael Bloomberg Compares Ivy League ‘Censorship’ to Soviet Russia in Harvard Speech

    05/29/2014 2:34:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    First he said "OMG" to get the kids on his side. Then former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg (Harvard MBA '66) did his Bloomberg thing in a commencement speech today, calling for bipartisanship and civility and all that. "There is an idea floating around college campuses — including here at Harvard — that scholars should be funded only if their work conforms to a particular view of justice," he said. "There's a word for that idea: censorship. And it is just a modern-day form of McCarthyism." An edited version of the speech was then posted, fittingly, on Bloomberg's centrist pet project...
  • Harvard's privileged whites

    05/16/2014 12:15:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-14 | DrJohn
    There is a fad currently infecting academia and it is known as "white privilege." It is part of a philosophy meant to marginalize and diminish the white race. Harvard, a bastion of politically correct idiocy, has taken on the burden of helping to teach the white race a lesson. It now offers an orientation course called "checking your privilege." Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is now requiring all first year students to undergo a course titled “checking your privilege” as part of their orientation. As if this requirement doesn’t seem preposterous enough, the school also wants to move toward training...
  • Tea party pulls out a modest victory in Nebraska Senate primary (27 points!)

    05/14/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 5/14/14
    The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far. Ben Sasse won the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. Sasse was the closest thing to a tea party candidate in the three-man race, largely because he feuded last fall with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the epitome of establishment Republicanism. But Sasse is hardly the out-of-right-field firebrand that some tea partyers cherish. A college president with degrees from Harvard and Yale, he worked for...
  • The Satanic Case for Catholicism

    05/13/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 106 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Have you noticed a lack of Satanists mocking the worship of Hindus, Jews, Muslims, or even Protestants? The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club was planning on hosting a Black Mass (a Satanic mockery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass). They originally announced they would be desecrating a consecrated Host during this “service.” Now the group responsible for the Black Mass is claiming that they don't have a Host, because “we respect all religions and don’t want anyone to feel offended. We understand the powerful role that the Eucharist plays in the Christian religion and in no way want to appear as though we don’t respect...
  • Harvard's Kennedy School Adds 'Checking Your Privilege 101' to New Student Orientation

    05/14/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/13/2014 | William Bigelow
    If you plan to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, better get oriented for your orientation; you may be privileged. But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation! Lucky you! Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist, exclaimed, “We’re at one of the most powerful institutions in the world, yet we never critically examine power and privilege and what it means to have access to this power....
  • Victory at Harvard: Satan defeated, the Eucharist enthroned (satanist reactions)

    05/13/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 13, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    Against all odds, last night became a great victory for the Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Boston. Rather than a desecration of the Eucharist, the most noteworthy public event in Cambridge was a Eucharistic procession that stretched for several blocks. At Harvard, St. Paul’s church was packed, with many people standing outside the doors, for an hour of adoration ending in Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The black mass that had been scheduled for the Harvard campus did not take place there. Although Harvard’s President Drew Faust refused to intervene, the extension-school students who were sponsoring the event (and...
  • Satanic black mass 'postponed indefinitely' amid outcry (Harvard)

    05/12/2014 6:00:39 PM PDT · by narses · 111 replies
    Catholic News ^ | May 12, 2014 | Adelaide Mena and Michelle Bauman
    Cambridge, Mass., May 12, 2014 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A satanic black mass re-enactment being planned by a student group at Harvard University has been ‘postponed indefinitely’ and will not take place May 12. The news was announced by the school’s newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, just over an hour before the event was scheduled to occur May 12. Originally, the black mass re-enactment was to take place on campus, at a pub in the basement of Memorial Hall. The Harvard Crimson reported late on the afternoon of May 12 that the event had voluntarily been moved to The Middle...
  • Black Mass Cancelled Amid Uproar As Cultural Studies Club Withdraws Sponsorship

    05/12/2014 7:57:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    The Crimson ^ | May 12, 2014
    Madeline R. Lear Hundreds gather in St. Paul Catholic Church for a holy hour Monday night in response to a planned reenactment of a Satanic black mass. UPDATED: May 12, 2014, at 8:15 p.m. The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club has dropped its sponsorship of a re-enactment of a Satanic “black mass” ritual, which was scheduled to occur Monday evening at Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub. A spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, which was facilitating the black mass, said that the organization no longer plans to hold a black mass this evening.The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club originally...
  • Catholic Caucus: Fasting, Prayers, Holy Hours in Reparation for the Satanic Black Mass at Harvard

    05/12/2014 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
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  • A Black Mass does not offer a ‘rich cultural experience’ but opens the door to something diabolic

    05/12/2014 3:00:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 12, 2014 | Francis Phillips
    A monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament is displayed (PA) What to make of the news that the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club has teamed up with a Satanic Temple and is to “host a re-enactment of a historical event known as a Black Mass” today at 8.30 pm at the Queen’s Head Pub in Harvard? According to a spokesman for the event, “The performance is designed to be educational and is preceded by a lecture [provided by the Temple’s Satanists]) that provides the history, context and origin of the Black Mass.” It seems that these privileged young people from...
  • Black Mass Relocated Off Campus Amid Uproar [Harvard]

    05/12/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT · by sitetest · 57 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | May 12, 2014 | Theodore R. Delwiche and Alexander H. Patel
    The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club said it will relocate its reenactment of a Satanic black mass ritual, scheduled for Monday night, to an off-campus site, citing in an email that “misinterpretations about the nature of the event were harming perceptions about Harvard and adversely impacting the student community.” The club emphasized that Harvard had not asked them to move the event from its previous location, the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall, and commended the University for affirming its members’ rights to free speech and assembly. “Harvard always demonstrated that it understood its responsibility...
  • Harvard black mass raises questions about application of tolerance

    05/12/2014 1:54:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michelle Bauman
    Crimson banners hang outside Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012. Credit: Tim Sackton via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Cambridge, Mass., May 12, 2014 / 01:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Harvard University’s acceptance of a satanic black mass re-enactment on campus raises larger questions of tolerance and whether it is being applied selectively, scholars say. “If there is a serious question to ask here, it concerns the limits of liberal toleration itself,” said Dr. C.C. Pecknold, theology professor at The Catholic University of America. “Far from facilitating mutual respect and reasoned argument, such anti-Catholic...
  • Harvard president: satanic mass 'abhorrent' but may proceed

    05/12/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2014
    The satanic service is scheduled to take place in Queen's Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall at Harvard. Credit: Ken Zirkel via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Cambridge, Mass., May 12, 2014 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The president of Harvard said that a student group’s plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic black mass are offensive, disrespectful and inflammatory, but will be allowed to proceed for the sake of free expression. “The 'black mass' had its historical origins as a means of denigrating the Catholic Church; it mocks a deeply sacred event in Catholicism, and is highly...
  • Harvard student black mass: A personal Catholic response

    05/12/2014 1:37:18 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/12/14 | Wendy Stewart
    Via social media, I heard there is a student club at Harvard planning a “Black Mass” for today. When I first heard of it, I didn’t think much about it except to pray for all involved, on both sides of the issue. Then, as today approached, I started to see more in my feed about this “Black Mass,” and I wondered if someone had penned a response, official or otherwise. You see, I’m not looking for official guidance on how to respond to a group of students exercising their first amendment right to free speech, especially if they change venues...
  • Harvard University Will Host a Satanic Mass

    05/12/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2014 | A.J. Delgado
    The Ivy League continually sinks to shockingly low depths, but the latest news is particularly chilling. Today, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club will host the Satanic Temple group as it reenacts a “Black Mass” on Harvard’s main campus. Just what is a “black mass”? Said to have been created in the Middle Ages by those who practiced witchcraft, the black mass is a Catholic Mass, except inverted — for example, Communion bread is desecrated and mocked. As for the New York–based Satanic Temple, it is the same group that recently proposed erecting a large statue of the devil beside...
  • Black Mass at Harvard Means the University Lost Its Soul

    05/11/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-11-14 | TFP
    The writer as a budding, young conservative, during his youth filled with happiness, in large part due to his liberal mother. Today is a day where sons and daughters throughout the world make up for the other 364 days where we either give our Moms sleepless nights of worry and indigestion for our recklessness and general ambivalence. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the impact our mothers have in our lives, our personalities and all that we are. On this Mothers Day I share the thoughts of a ultra-conservative son who is everything he is because...
  • The First President Bush Gets Award from Harvard for Raising Taxes; Like Father, Like Son?

    05/11/2014 11:59:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The establishment fervently believes that more money should come to Washington so that politicians have greater ability to buy votes. That’s why statists from both parties are so viscerally hostile to Grover Norquist’s no-tax-hike pledge. They view it as an obstacle to bigger government. And it also explains why politicians who raise taxes are showered with praise, especially when they are Republicans who break their promises and betray taxpayers. Which is why President George H.W. Bush was just awarded a “profiles in courage” award for raising taxes and breaking his read-my-lips promise by the crowd at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Here’s...
  • Will Radical Muslims Use Harvard's Black Mass Act as Propaganda against the United States?

    05/11/2014 12:34:32 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Corporate Stepsister's Brain Files | May 11 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Do you guys think that Muslims will use Harvard's decision to perform a Black Mass as propaganda to prove that the United States is indeed the Great Satan we are always accused us of being? I do think so, this will be a ripe chance for Jihadis to justify their attacks on us, as a righteous and genuinely holy war. Americans openly worhsiping the Devil in a Satanic ritual and this might very well be plastered all over the Muslim media in the Middle East.
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • Satanic Black Mass at Harvard University – Call in your protest

    05/10/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT · by mgist · 57 replies
    TFP ^ | 5/14 | T
    Satanic Black Mass at Harvard University – Call in your protest A Satanic Black Mass at Harvard University is scheduled for Monday, May 12. We cannot remain silent! Sign your protest now Call in your protest to: Dr. Drew Faust Harvard University President Tel: (617) 495-1502 Fax: (617) 495-8550 Email: president@harvard.edu Photo: CampusReform.Org I regret to inform you that according to news reports, emails and flyers posted at locations around Harvard University, the Satanic Temple will perform a Satanic Black Mass on campus on Monday, May 12, at 8:30 PM. This is a most grave sin, a direct insult and...
  • If only they were Burning a Koran at Harvard…

    05/10/2014 9:20:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | May 10 2014 | Datechguy
    (Fr.) Roger Landry hits the nail on the head in his letter to Harvard University’s president: It’s not enough for Harvard to put out a press release saying that Harvard doesn’t “endorse the views or activities of any independent student organization.” Harvard simply would never allow itself or its properties to be associated with events that mock the religious beliefs, desecrate the sacred texts, or insult the spiritual sensitivities of Jews or Muslims. Likewise it wouldn’t allow its reputation or institution to be affiliated in any way with the activities or views of an “independent student organization” that was reenacting...
  • Harvard University to Hold Satanic Black Mass on Monday

    05/09/2014 4:12:41 PM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    Disinformation ^ | 5-9-2014 | Greg Newkirk
    Harvard University, one of the most well-respected Ivy League schools in the world, has responded to rumors that they would be hosting a Black Mass performed by the Satanic Temple on Monday. As it turns out, they weren’t rumors at all. The idea that Ivy League students have sinister pacts with the devil is usually the stuff of b-movies, but on Monday, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club will play host to a Black Mass, a ritual meant to invoke Satan while desecrating the Catholic sacrament, usually through stabbing, crushing, or sexually defiling a communion wafer. As you can imagine,...
  • Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass at Harvard

    05/09/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT · by edwinland · 29 replies
    CatholicPreaching.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fr. Roger Landry
    Dear President Faust, I am writing to ask you to use your office to intervene to shut down the terribly ill-advised and totally insensitive Satanic Mass that’s supposed to take place on Monday, May 12 at the Queens Head Pub within Memorial Hall. To argue, as the Extension School’s Press Release did, that it’s about education or freedom of expression or assembly or religion is silly. We all know that if there were to be a seance to communicate with the soul of Adolf Hitler, Harvard would never countenance it, first because we’re clearly dealing with conjuring evil, and second...
  • Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard 'black mass'

    05/09/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | May 8, 2014 | Michelle Bauman
    The satanic service is scheduled to take place in Queen's Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall at Harvard. Credit: Ken Zirkel via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Boston, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness. Fr. Michael Drea, senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Association, told CNA on May 8 that he has seen “a huge groundswell from Catholics on campus, as...
  • Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard ‘black mass’

    05/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by sitetest · 36 replies
    Boston, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness. Fr. Michael Drea, senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Association, told CNA on May 8 that he has seen “a huge groundswell from Catholics on campus, as well as alumni” protesting the black mass re-enactment, which the priest characterized as “absolutely ludicrous” and extremely offensive. ~ snip ~ With this aim in mind, the Catholic...
  • THE SMOKE OF SATAN IS BECOMING A RAGING FIRE!

    05/08/2014 7:55:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Southern Orders ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fr. Allan J. McDonald
    The post I have below on a woman filming her abortion and gloating about it in the most pathological way possible (she reminds me of an unrepentant murderer who gloats over his crimes) really is an example of the smoke of Satan becoming a raging fire, especially in the abortion industry which is very lucrative for so many. Now there is a story about a "Black Mass" that Harvard University within the Archdiocese of Boston will allow on their campus. Earlier reports advertised it as a truly satanic ritual where a "consecrated Host" would be desecrated in this worship...
  • Harvard 'black mass' event met with shock, outcry

    05/08/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    cna ^ | May 8, 2014
    Crimson banners hang outside Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012. Credit: Tim Sackton via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Cambridge, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard student group’s plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has prompted outrage from Catholics who say that the event is not educational, but sacrilegious, offensive and disrespectful. “We call upon all believers and people of good will to join us in prayer for those who are involved in this event, that they may come to appreciate the gravity of their...
  • Archdiocese of Boston Issues Statement on Harvard Black Mass

    05/08/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 183 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | May 8, 2014 | Elizabeth Scalia
    com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/theanchoress/files/2014/05/Coat-of-Arms-Color-Boston.jpg" rel="external nofollow" title="" class="ext-link" target="_blank">This is the official statement, in full:The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.In a recent statement, Pope Francis warned of the danger of being naďve about...
  • Harvard Student Club to Host Satanic Black Mass

    05/07/2014 5:22:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 6 2014 | Debra Heine
    A Harvard University student club is hosting a satanic black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple. The Cultural Studies Club characterizes the event as a "reenactment" to be "performed" by The Satanic Temple, but reportedly, the group has obtained and will be using a Consecrated Eucharistic Host - making the event as real as it gets as far as the Catholic Church is concerned. The Black Mass is "a magical ceremony and inversion or parody of the Catholic Mass that was indulged in ostensibly for the purpose of mocking God and worshipping the devil; a...
  • Is Harvard hosting a Black Mass?—UPDATED

    05/07/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | May 7, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    This has popped up on Facebook in several places, so it seems worth noting.Several bloggers have gotten emails announcing this event for next week, and Women of Grace has details: The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is hosting a black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple and which will include a consecrated host.According to a press release from The Satanic Temple, they plan on presenting the black mass at the Queens Head Pub in Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA along with “an academic narration that explores the ritual’s unique history and practice.”Priya Dua,...
  • Harvard 'Pride' Expands From Week to Month

    04/21/2014 6:08:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | April 21, 2014 | QUYNH-NHU LE and JOANNA R. SCHACTER
    The Office of BGLTQ Student Life, in partnership with other campus organizations, has expanded Harvard’s Pride Week into Pride Month in order to increase its thematic scope and impact on students. Throughout the month of April, the Office of BGLTQ Student Life has facilitated an event series, entitled Harvard Pride ’14, centered on queer issues and student life. Campus organizations—including Queer Students and Allies, the queer Jewish student group BAGELS, and the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality—organized and sponsored individual events. “We found that only providing programming in a week limited the opportunities for students...
  • NYU gave president’s aspiring actor son apartment on campus

    04/18/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2014 | James Covert
    New York University’s controversial penchant under President John Sexton for doling out real-estate perks to top professors and executives also extended to his son.Jed Sexton, whose sole affiliation with NYU was his status as the president’s son, for years enjoyed a spacious faculty apartment while the university experienced a “severe” housing shortage, The Post has learned. In spring 2002, NYU ordered that a pair of one-bedroom apartments normally reserved for law school faculty be combined into a lavish, two-story spread in the heart of Greenwich Village, property records show.The Harvard-educated Sexton, who was a 33-year-old aspiring actor at the time,...
  • Dear Harvard: You Win

    04/02/2014 12:32:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    The Crimson ^ | 03/31/2014 | Anonymous
    Editors’ Note: This is a first-person, present-tense account of the aftermath of a sexual assault that took place in 2013. For reasons of both style and substance, we have left it in present tense. I’m writing this piece as I’m sitting in my own dining hall, only a few tables away from the guy who pressured me into sexual activity in his bedroom, one night last spring. My hands are trembling as they hover across the keyboard. I’m exhausted from fighting for myself. I’m exhausted from sending emails to my resident dean, to my House Master, to my Sexual Assault/Sexual...
  • NCAA: Harvard Beats Cincy 61-57 !!!

    03/20/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 32 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Harvard played great half-court offense ... Excellent !!!
  • Politico: Ted Cruz 'Crushed' Gridiron Speech, Even Impressed Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:33:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 3-9-2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday's annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.'s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents...
  • Academic Freedom Is Slavery

    03/02/2014 1:08:10 PM PST · by Noremac · 19 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 2, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Ah, the beaming confidence of a vacuous intellect! Might this be what Professor Alan Bloom prophesied of in his book "The Closing Of The American Mind"? I ran across a story about a young woman (at least she claims to be and bears the marginal outward appearance thereof), that is a senior, scheduled to graduate from Haaaavaaad (Harvard) U this year. It was at once, fall out of the tree funny – because this chicky poo is serious as a breast exam about her batty, hyper-progressive notions about what constitutes the ideal academic environment at her school. It was,...
  • The Progressive Dream Lives on at Harvard: "Freedom Gets in the Way of Social Justice”

    02/25/2014 2:03:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A Harvard senior, and columnist at the Harvard Crimson, has decided that what’s really holding Academia back is intellectual freedom. (Wait… Don’t laugh. It turns out, that she’s serious.) Despite the fact that academia seems to be dominated by the American left, Sandra Korn has come to the conclusion that dissenting opinion should be banned out-right, and only liberal notions of “social justice” should be tolerated on university campuses. In fact, her subtitle pretty much summed up her dream of a tyrannical thought-policed academia: “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.” Well, at least the she’s being...
  • Harvard Columnist Warns University Free Speech Threatens Liberalism .... (SHAZAM!)

    02/25/2014 1:28:42 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 5, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    One of the most important freedoms sought by our Founding Fathers was the right to free speech. Under the British monarchy, they were not allowed to criticize or say anything against the King or British government. To do so could mean imprisonment or worse. This is what prompted them to make free speech the first item guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Over the past several years, we’ve seen a growing number of attempts to limit free speech by the Obama administration. Barack Obama has used the IRS to target his political enemies in such way as to penalize them...
  • Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed

    02/24/2014 2:39:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Robby Soave
    If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
  • Here's Why I Don't Sweat The Haters (He "outs" Shepard Smith w/out ever technically saying his name)

    12/31/2013 1:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 29, 2013 | Josh Barro, politics editor
    I've gotten a number of messages in the last few days — from both supporters and opponents of gay rights — expressing sympathy over the rude and hateful messages I've been getting (and publishing) ever since I started writing about Phil Robertson. This is sweet, but misplaced. The worst of my problems from being openly gay is that I get some nasty email. That means I have it really easy. In a country where gay teenagers are being bullied at school and thrown out of their homes by their parents and told by their clergy that they're going to Hell,...
  • Harvard Student Charged In Bomb Hoax

    12/17/2013 2:59:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 66 replies
    WBZ Boston ^ | 12/17/13 | WBZ Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — A Harvard student has been charged in connection with Monday’s bomb threats which shut down four Harvard buildings and canceled finals for many students. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, emailed several bomb threats to offices associated with Harvard University, including the Harvard University Police Department and the Harvard Crimson, the student-run daily newspaper. Kim will be in US District Court Wednesday. According to the complaint, two officials of Harvard University, and the president of the Harvard Crimson, received identical anonymous email messages bearing a “subject” line that read “bombs placed around campus.”...
  • Harvard University evacuates buildings over reports of explosives

    12/16/2013 6:34:39 AM PST · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | FOX
    BREAKING,very early.......
  • Obamacare Underwater With Collegians

    12/12/2013 10:40:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Their professors may still love it, but college students are going negative on Obamacare and the president whose name is often attached to it. “A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds a solid majority of Millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health reform package that the president signed into law in 2010, regardless of whether the law is referred to as the “Affordable Care Act (56 %: disapprove) or as “Obamacare” (57%: disapprove),” the Institute reports. “Less than three in ten uninsured Millennials...
  • After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle

    12/06/2013 6:11:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin
    The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School -- despite previously saying there was no record of the two having met. "The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. "After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him...
  • Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-

    12/04/2013 5:37:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | December 4, 2013 | MATTHEW Q. CLARIDA and NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions. Harris delivered the information in response to a question from government professor Harvey C. Mansfield ’53 at the monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “A little bird has told me that the most frequently given grade at Harvard College right now is an A-,” Mansfield said during the meeting’s question period. “If...
  • Video: Harvard Students Can’t Name Capital of Canada

    11/19/2013 5:38:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11/19/2013 | Aleister
    You’ve heard of Canada, right? It’s that large country directly north of the United States where they play hockey and make ginger ale. Could you name its capital? Most of these Harvard students couldn’t. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Sybrina Fulton to speak at Harvard Law (Trayvon's birth mother)

    11/18/2013 10:23:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School about changing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton will be joined by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, at Monday's event. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July....
  • Harvard Law outsider became Tea Party hero: In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role

    11/10/2013 2:58:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2013 | Matt Viser
    CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside. The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation. “Do you understand that I have many enemies?” he thundered. “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you understand that?” Cruz, then a devoted amateur thespian, was playing the role of the Rev. Samuel Parris in “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s allegorical play about McCarthyism. The lines — and the...
  • Obama Harvard Tapes Exposed on Hannity

    11/07/2013 8:22:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | Hannity/Breitbart
    Professor Admits Hiding Obama College Video By Todd Starnes Harvard University Law School professor Charles Ogletree admitted that he hid controversial video footage featuring a college-age President Obama speaking at a campus rally in support of a radical professor. "I hid this during the 2008 campaign," Ogletree said in the video. "I don't care if they find it now." The entire video was aired exclusively on Hannity by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak and contributor Ben Shapiro. The unedited video shows Obama speaking at a 1991 rally for Professor Derrick Bell. Bell has been described as the Jeremiah Wright of academia....