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  • Male students 'uncomfortable' on Texas campuses, education official says

    11/17/2017 8:52:00 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 44 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2017 | Lindsay Ellis
    Outnumbered male college students in Texas have created a sharp gender gap in statewide completion rates – and, according to the state’s higher education commissioner, a campus cultural problem for men. “We’re getting to the point where males feel uncomfortable on some college campuses,” said Raymund Paredes, who leads Texas’ higher education coordinating board. Paredes spoke Thursday at the University of Houston System’s board meeting to address progress toward broader statewide goals of having 60 percent of young adults in Texas earn a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2030. He identified several target populations that are lagging in achieving those...
  • The Disappearing American Grad Student

    11/06/2017 7:59:55 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2017 | NICK WINGFIELD
    There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. At the undergraduate level, 80 percent are United States residents. At the graduate level, the number is reversed: About 80 percent hail from India, China, Korea, Turkey and other foreign countries. For graduate students far from home, the swirl of cultures is both reassuring and invigorating. “You’re comfortable everyone is going through the same struggles and journeys as you are,” said Vibhati Joshi of Mumbai, India, who’s in her final semester for a master’s degree in financial engineering....
  • Georgetown University Threatens Student Group For Upholding Catholic Teachings

    10/28/2017 9:25:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/27/2017 | James Gottry
    Georgetown’s website proclaims it is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States” and is “deeply rooted in the Catholic faith.” One campus group is learning, however, Georgetown’s roots might not be deep enough. Love Saxa is a recognized student group on the Georgetown campus, and it exists “to promote healthy relationships on campus through cultivating a proper understanding of sex, gender, marriage, and family among Georgetown students.” Given the emphasis the Catholic Church puts on these issues (for example, see here and here), and Love Saxa’s alignment with church doctrine, one might believe it...
  • Public university reviews ‘exclusionary’ parts of campus, refuses to say what that means

    10/27/2017 6:01:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 27, 2017 | Grace Curtis
    Following the removal of historical monuments across the country and the summer violence in nearby Charlottesville, Virginia Commonwealth University has said it will audit “exclusionary” symbols and monuments on campus. How will it evaluate what is exclusionary? The public university in Richmond has declined to specify for the past two months.
  • The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

    10/15/2017 6:17:54 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/15/2017 | JON MARCUS
    Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with technology. It’s a reveal reminiscent of a James Bond movie. In fact, the researchers who run this year-old, $750,000 lab at OSU’s Spine Research Institute resort often to Hollywood comparisons. Thin beams of blue light shoot from 36 of the same kind of infrared motion cameras used to create lifelike characters for films like Avatar. In this case, the researchers are studying the movements of a volunteer fitted with...
  • Donald Trump Jr says college campuses teach Americans to hate their country and religion

    10/06/2017 1:19:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct. 6, 2017 | AP
    Besides defending his father, Trump Jr used much of his 35-minute address to mock the culture on most of the nation’s college campuses, which he said teaches young Americans to “hate their country” and “hate their religion” while squelching conservative voices. He noted instances where conservatives have been denied speaking opportunities or encountered protests upon their appearances. “Today’s conservative speech is violence. Unprovoked liberal violence is self-defense,” Trump Jr complained. “Words have lost their meanings.” He continued: “‘Hate speech’ is that America is a good country ... that we need borders ... anything that comes out of the mouth of...
  • The beginning of the end for campus kangaroo courts

    09/26/2017 4:17:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Good news for college men: You’re welcome again on campus. On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up the Obama administration’s one-sided rules on how colleges and universities handle accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The rules, imposed in 2011, were so stacked against the accused — usually young men — that dozens of innocent male students were branded as rapists, kicked out of school and robbed of future job opportunities. Those with sufficient money and fortitude managed to get their names cleared in real courts of law — where rules of evidence, due process and reasonable standards of proof...
  • David Horowitz's The Left in the University

    09/23/2017 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 23, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. Even progressives who have run afoul of campus Robespierres are writing books about free speech now that their revolutionary children have started devouring their own. What David Horowitz has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years -- the ideological hijacking...
  • Brigham Young University ends ban on caffeinated soda sales

    09/22/2017 8:47:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9-21-2017
    Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening." The move sparked social media celebrations from current and former students, with many recalling how they had hauled their own 2-liter bottles of caffeinated sodas in their backpacks to keep awake for long study sessions. "I drank a lot of caffeinated beverages while I was here but none of them was purchased on campus," said Christopher Jones, 34, a visiting BYU history...
  • KY Gov suggests cutting degrees like interpretive dance

    09/18/2017 6:00:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kyle Perisic
    Facing an estimated $200 million deficit, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) encouraged his state’s universities to cut unnecessary degree programs to help balance the state’s budget. In a speech to the Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship on Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky, Bevin suggested that the universities and colleges could "find entire parts of your campus...that don't need to be there.”
  • Report: U.C. Berkeley Is “Bracing For” The Arrival Of Ben Shapiro

    09/10/2017 12:32:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Later this month, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro will be landing at Berkeley, an event which is apparently being treated by the locals as some sort of Category Five Speechstorm. We already learned that the school is offering special counseling sessions for traumatized locals, and security concerns “forced them” to initially only sell half the tickets for the auditorium where Ben will be speaking.But you can’t be too careful in the face of a natural disaster like someone showing to, er… talk. Inside of a venue where only people who are willing to pay for tickets will be able to...
  • Enrollment Drop Creates Financial Shortfall [Oberlin College]

    09/10/2017 6:41:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Oberline Review ^ | September 8, 2017 | Sydney Allen and Alexis Dill
    Oberlin College is looking at a $5 million deficit heading into the 2017–18 academic year due to an unexpected drop in admissions. This not only strains budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, but also points toward a much larger budgetary issue that has been brewing under the surface for years. Newly-elected Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan, OC ’84, announced the news in an email to faculty and staff June 14. The email, leaked to the Review by anonymous sources, was sent just a few weeks before Canavan officially took office, replacing six-year board member Clyde McGregor, OC...
  • DeVos decries ‘failed system’ on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it

    09/07/2017 12:08:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Susan Svrluga and Nick Anderson
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed Thursday to replace what she branded the “failed system” of campus sexual assault enforcement, to ensure fairness for victims and the accused. “Instead of working with schools . . . ,” DeVos said, “the prior administration weaponized the Office for Civil Rights.” “We must do better because the current approach isn’t working,” she said. DeVos spoke to about 100 invited guests at George Mason University, where protesters had gathered outside, worried that she would announce changes to the way sexual violence cases are handled on campuses across the country. “One rape is one too many,”...
  • Harvard Is 400% More Bisexual Than the Rest of the General Population

    09/05/2017 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 5, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Bisexuals 400% More Prevalent In Harvard Freshmen Than General Population.” Why does anybody know? How does anybody know? Well, let’s find out together. It’s a story from The Daily Caller. “Bisexuals are at least 400 percent more prevalent in Harvard University’s incoming class of freshmen than they are in the general population. While approximately 1.8 percent of the general United States population identifies as bisexual, 7.9 percent of Harvard’s Class of 2021 says they are bisexual.” Wait a second. The gay population .6 .5? And the transgender population, I mean, it’s less than one-tenth of 1%. And yet look...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Prof advocates for the 'queering of higher education'

    08/28/2017 9:56:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 28, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A professor recently published an article in which he “offers recommendations to eliminate repressive, heteronormative practices” in higher-ed. University of Texas at Tyler Professor Frank Dykes, along with educator John Delport, explain in a recent article that since “LGBTQ issues are marginalized in teacher preparation programs”—the primary focus of their research—“repressive, heteronormative practices” have flourished.
  • Why Universities Are Phasing Out Luxury Dorms

    08/26/2017 12:35:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jeffrey Selingo
    When I was a college freshman in the early 1990s, I lived in a dorm that was as sterile as a hospital room, a 193-square-foot box with white cinderblock walls that I shared with two other guys. The bathroom was also shared—with an entire floor. Such basic living quarters greeted generations of college students before me. For much of the history of American higher education, dorms and other student amenities—from dining halls to recreational centers—were an afterthought to the primary business of campus planning: grand academic buildings. In fact, in the 1840s, the president of Brown University described dorm life...
  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/15/2017 10:07:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    collegefix.com ^ | 8/15/2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation. The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience”–will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website.
  • Time to Deactivate Academia?

    08/15/2017 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. "Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education," Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Age. "The core purpose of the University of Texas, according to its mission statement, is 'to transform lives for the benefit of society.'" "Education is for the sake of 'social transformation,' says Harvard College--or 'the improvement of the world today,' according to Yale University." Yet and still, conservatives ready to high five each other and...
  • University of Georgia Lets Students Pick Own Grades If Their Bad Grade Causes Them Stress

    08/10/2017 10:53:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 44 replies
    overpassforamerica ^ | 8/8/17 | Founder
    Georgia College STEM course lets entitled students choose grades, opt-out of homework, and leave student groups with new stress policy. University of Georgia campus descends further into emotionally-immature amateur hour with participation trophy policy to reduce college students’ stress, reducing a STEM course to little more than an “adulting” version of Kindergarten Nap-Time In a stunning but not-to-surprising example of the deteriorating quality of education and discipline in America’s universities, A UoG STEM college course in data management has adopted what they call a “Stress Reduction Policy”. This stress policy, in all its extravagant methods of stroking students’ over-inflated egos,...