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  • Harvard's bogus ExxonMobil study

    10/04/2017 9:23:22 AM PDT · by rktman
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/4/2017 | Tim Benson
    Harvard University's Naomi Oreskes and her post-doctoral fellow, Geoffrey Supran, are co-authors of a new, highly controversial study claiming that energy giant ExxonMobil purposefully misled the public on the dangers of climate change. Usually, scientists at least try to hide their biases and political motivations in their published research, but Oreskes's hatred of the fossil fuel industry is evident here. In fairness to Oreskes, it's worth pointing out she's just a historian of science, not an actual scientist, which Mark Twain might say is like the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. Oreskes and Supran assert that at...
  • SHOCKER: Absurdly Expensive College Faces $5 MILLION Budget Crisis After Radical Loons Run Wild

    09/13/2017 6:51:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/12/2017 | Eric Owens
    Yet another American college is suffering an “unexpected” plunge in enrollment and a massive budget deficit after a series of outbursts by radical fringe protesters and professors. This time, the school is Oberlin College, a private, 2,900-student enclave of progressivism in small-town Ohio where the cost for a single year of tuition, fees and room and board is $69,372. Oberlin is facing a $5 million budget shortfall for the 2017–2018 academic year due to lower student enrollment and a related drop in revenue, reports The Oberlin Review, the student newspaper. The chairman of Oberlin’s board of trustees, Chris Canavan, announced...
  • An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean

    07/18/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Paul Pringle, Harriet Ryan, Adam Elmahrek, Matt Hamilton and Sarah Parvini
    In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university. There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician. During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. Puliafito, 66, and these much younger acquaintances captured their exploits in photos...
  • Mob Rule Demands in Higher Education

    11/12/2015 6:41:58 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    College has become a very expensive place where Christianity, conservatism, the American flag, and the Constitution of the United States of America are not welcome anymore but Islam, atheism, communism, and environmentalism are invited... It became glaringly obvious at the University of Missouri, where the college president was forced to resign over a debacle involving alleged social injustices and alleged racism, that the football revenue was far more important than the academic excellence of its students. When the football team threatened to boycott the upcoming football games, then the ball started rolling and the president resigned.
  • CONFIRMED: Mizzou professor resigns after students savage him for not canceling exam

    11/11/2015 3:37:39 PM PST · by abb · 93 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 11, 2015 | Staff
    Dale Brigham, a nutrition professor at the University of Missouri, implored his students not to cave in to “bullies” when he said an exam scheduled for today would proceed. He was apparently talking about the fear among black students owing to threats posted on Yik Yak yesterday. Brigham’s alleged indifference to his students’ fears led them to savage him on social media, some in incredibly crude terms, and now Brigham has resigned, he confirmed to local station KOMU: “I am just trying to do what I think is best for our students and the university as an institution,” Brigham said...
  • Hundreds Walk Out in Protest of Ithaca College President (next domino to fall)

    11/11/2015 11:57:50 AM PST · by abb · 107 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tyler Alicea, Sofia Hu and Joon Lee
    Hundreds of students, faculty and staff members, flooded Ithaca College’s academic quad Wednesday afternoon protesting I.C. President Tom Rochon and his handling of racial incidents on campus and in solidarity with campuses including University of Missouri and Yale University. Urging a vote of no confidence, protesters gathered following a month of racial tensions sparked by a number of incidents occurring since the start of the academic year. At approximately 1 p.m., students began to gather. Within 30 minutes, hundreds of students had flooded Ithaca College’s Academic Quad. A number of students spoke against the administration, naming Rochon the leader and...
  • Student display about racial injustice approved in Maine

    12/13/2014 8:23:35 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | unknown
    A Maine school superintendent is allowing students to display a poster protesting grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
  • Another Form of Diversity for UC Boulder

    03/14/2013 2:00:01 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 14, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    You know that intellectual diversity is lacking when it takes a special appointment to get a conservative into the University of Colorado at Boulder lineup. Oh wait, it’s only for one year. This is apparently newsworthy stuff. “Steven Hayward has been named the first ‘visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy’ at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a position created with the intent of broadening intellectual diversity among the flagship campus’s left-leaning faculty,” reported Sydni Dunn for The Chronicle of Higher Education yesterday. “Mr. Hayward, a fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, in Ohio, will begin his...
  • Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

    03/04/2013 1:02:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light. There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth. Today, it is nothing of the sort. For the vast majority...
  • Five Reasons The Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

    02/13/2013 7:39:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/13/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    When the government is in the business of handing out money, interest groups lobby to get it — or advocate to receive more than they are already getting. So it is with spending on higher education. As the Michigan Legislature debates the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, more money for preschool, college and everything in between is being proposed. Over the long-term, the funding for those areas has increased dramatically. Taxpayers should be skeptical of the current reasons for subsidizing universities further. Requests for more higher education funding is reported willingly in the media: It’s the "most important...
  • How to Choose a College: A Primer (The official rankings don't provide an accurate guide)

    02/23/2013 11:53:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/23/2013 | Roger Kimball
    We’ve heard a lot about the “higher education bubble” recently, and for good reason: the higher education establishment is on a path of gaseous unsustainability. College fees have been rising at a rate far above the cost-of-living for decades — currently, all-in fees at many elite institutions top $60,000. Think about that the next time you look at your paycheck and contemplate paying for little Johnny’s tuition a few years hence.But the bubble is not only fiscal. It is also intellectual, social, and moral. As rich and prestigious and powerful as American universities are, they have, in aggregate, lost...
  • Racial Preferences Under Review

    10/03/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 2 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    The case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin will come before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 10th. The outcome of this case could determine the future of racial preferences both at the University of Texas at Austin and in higher education nationwide. The University of Texas system implemented a “10 percent plan” in which students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class in high school gain automatic admission to state schools. However, in the case of the University of Texas at Austin, school officials used racial preferences to influence their admission of candidates falling...
  • 1980 the median CA household income would have purchased 17 UC bachelor’s degrees. Now, barely one.

    05/09/2011 3:05:23 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Dr. Housing Bubble ^ | May, 2011 | unk.
    For a few years I have discussed the potential of a higher education bubble and the fallout it will have on the housing market. Logically you would assume that young adults with back breaking amounts of student loan debt would have a harder time taking on another giant commitment through a 30 year mortgage. At the very least this would stifle home sales from young households given that the vast majority of mortgage originations are now stemming from government backed sources that require income verification. Even with ultra low down payment programs like loans backed by the FHA many people...
  • Muslim liberal arts college takes root in Berkeley

    08/29/2010 10:24:34 PM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | August 28, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
    At a fundraiser in February for Zaytuna College, organizers seemed intent on preempting critical questions. "Why a Muslim College in America?" the Anaheim event was headlined, as if anticipating the query from audience members. And throughout the four-hour gathering, the speakers repeatedly stated why they believed such an institution was needed, calling it an idea whose time has come. Hatem Bazian, a UC Berkeley lecturer in Near East studies and a co-founder of Zaytuna, said that touch of defensiveness came after more than a year of crisscrossing the country and gauging sentiment from the American Muslim community. "There's still some...
  • No Faith in Universities: Schools ramp up the war on traditional Christian beliefs

    07/24/2010 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 4 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Universities claim to be havens for diversity, but this political correctness does not guarantee freedom of thought. Tolerance is reserved for those who stick to the liberal line. Those who deviate from the approved set of views can expect to be set upon by angry student activists and reproving academic bureaucrats. Two recent examples of "thought crime" illustrate the academy's low level of tolerance for divergent views. The University of Illinois fired nontenured adjunct professor Ken Howell from teaching and also from a job at the on-campus Catholic center for correctly stating Catholic doctrine on homosexuality... Twenty-four-year-old Augusta State University...
  • Default U

    07/19/2010 8:52:44 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 19, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Default U Bethany Stotts, July 19, 2010 Student loan default rates are much higher than government data originally suggest, reports Kelly Field for the Chronicle of Higher Education on July 11. “Unpublished data” obtained by the education news outlet from the Department of Education show that one in five government education loans that have entered repayment since 1995 have gone into default, she reports. How bad, exactly, is this for the former students? “Borrowers who default on their student loans face significant personal and financial burdens,” writes Field. “They become ineligible for additional federal aid and may have their wages...
  • Top-level A&M official resigns amid questions over credentials [Violated Stolen Valor Act]

    07/08/2010 3:25:01 PM PDT · by summer · 79 replies · 2+ views
    "Dr" Alex Kemos Texas A&M's No. 3 administrator presented himself as a warrior-scholar: A former Navy SEAL with a doctorate from Tufts University. But records obtained by The Eagle indicate Alexander Kemos never was part of the elite fighting force, and Texas A&M officials confirmed Friday that he doesn't have a doctorate or even a master's degree, which was a posted requirement for the $300,000-a-year position that serves as the top adviser to Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin. ...
  • Out-of-the-loop Campus Groups

    06/23/2010 9:46:42 AM PDT · by bs9021
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 23, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    Out-Of-The-Loop Campus Groups Deborah Lambert, June 23, 2010 For students who are bored with the same old special interest campus groups, Naomi Rockler-Gladen reported that they might try something a bit out of the ordinary, like the following: The Carleton College Mustache Club welcomes members who have real or fake mustaches. “Women are invited to join if they are willing to shave all of their faces except for the upper lip area.” The University of Minnesota Campus People Watchers is billed as a “non-creepy organization for those who are into the social, psychological and analytical aspects of people watching.” The...
  • Educating For Disaster

    06/11/2010 8:36:38 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 110+ views
    AIA-FL BLog ^ | June 11, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Educating For Disaster Malcolm A. Kline, June 11, 2010 The good news is that our political elites from both parties are highly educated. The bad news is the education that they and their progeny receive. “Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits,” Angelo M. Codevilla writes in the July/August 2010 issue of The American Spectator. “These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against...
  • Lifted Out Of...

    06/10/2010 8:29:39 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 29+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 10, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Lifted Out Of … Bethany Stotts, June 10, 2010 In a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), the non-profit notes that while more minority young adults are going to college, one in ten of young adults in poverty have received a degree or postsecondary credential. “Many young adults expect to reap the financial benefits associated with postsecondary education and those from low-income backgrounds believe that a college degree provides a critical step out of poverty,” states the June “Portrait of Low-Income Young Adults in Education” (pdf). “Yet while a sizable proportion of low-income youth had enrolled...