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  • Democrats Get 94 Percent Of Ivy Leagues Political Donations, Study Reveals

    09/17/2016 5:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Almost 94 percent of donations by Ivy League university employees since 2012 have gone to Democrats, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The data analyzed by Campus Reform revealed that contributions to political campaigns from Ivy League employees have totaled almost $12 million since 2012. Just $1,283,151, or six percent, of the $11,688,209 in donations were given to political groups outside the Democratic Party.In this year’s election cycle, Democrats have received $3,536,424 in donations, compared to just $230,610 received by the GOP. That’s just 6.1 percent of the donations for the GOP.Harvard University has been the principal contributor to Democratic causes, with...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices

    03/03/2016 1:15:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | March 1, 2016 | KEN BELSON
    Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season, the most aggressive measure yet to combat growing concerns about brain trauma and other injuries in the sport. The move could influence how other football programs, from the youth level to the professionals, try to mitigate the physical toll of football, which has been played on Ivy League campuses since the 19th century. The eight Ivy League coaches unanimously approved the measure last week. Their decision is expected to be adopted formally once it is affirmed by...
  • Ivy League crybullies vs. survivor of a Soviet labor camp; guess who needs 'emotional support'?

    02/20/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/2016 | David Bernstein
    It’s hard to tell parody from real life on certain college campuses these days, but I’m pretty sure this article is serious. The article, from the Brown Daily Herald, discusses how Brown students’ emotional and academic well-being is suffering because they are so busy fulfilling their “social justice responsibilities” as student activists. (And here I thought that if my parents were paying $60K a year for me to go to school, my first responsibility would be to study!) What I found especially of interest is that both this and a previous story in the Herald suggest that one incident that...
  • Ted Cruz: Why They Hate Him

    12/12/2015 8:54:25 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | December 12, 2015 | Steven Brodie Tucker
    Ted Cruz is not a part of the political elite and he doesn't play their game. Story after story about entrenched ivy-league establishment icons, of both political parties, running to the nearest camera or journalist to declare that they hate Ted Cruz has become something of a phenomenon. There is something about Ted Cruz that the ruling class fears. They've tried to destroy Ted Cruz since he was elected to the Senate, but for all their smear campaigns, the Washington Cartel has been helpless to stop the rising popularity of Senator Cruz. As I often write, fear plus helplessness...
  • AN IVY LEAGUE LYNCH MOB

    11/10/2015 5:50:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Campus leftists disrupted a Yale University conference on free speech and terrorized attendees Saturday as part of a lingering protest against school administrators' allegedly permissive attitude toward culturally insensitive Halloween costumes.
  • 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,...
  • Princeton football player comes out publicly days before kickoff

    09/15/2015 2:23:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/2015
    Mason Darrow was in a slump. The freshman offensive lineman for the Princeton Tigers had made it into a couple of games in the 2013 season, but his practices one defining week in early November were a mess. He was slow making calls and his feet were stuck in the mud. His racing mind was getting in the way of his performance with internal questions he was increasingly tired of answering. Walking to the sideline after a particularly poor play, Darrow's head hung low. The strong breeze of autumn brought a chill, the sun setting behind the rainbow of oak...
  • Trump: US needs president with Ivy League 'mindset'

    08/13/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the nation needs a president with an Ivy League education. I went to an Ivy League school, he said on The Hugh Hewitt Show. I was an excellent student at the Wharton School of Finance, which is the best in the world, one of the hardest to get into in the world, maybe the hardest, but maybe one of the hardest to get into, even back then. Thats the kind of thinking our country needs, that mindset, Trump added. The fact is, thats the kind of mindset or thinking we need...
  • 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...
  • Former Ivy League admissions dean reveals why highly qualified Asian students often get rejected

    06/10/2015 7:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Asian American students may be at a distinct disadvantage when applying to highly competitive colleges, according to Sara Harberson, a former Ivy League admissions dean. In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Harberson the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College writes that there is always a reason for a college applicant's rejection. In many cases, students are denied admission because they don't have a "tag" associated with their application what Harberson calls "the proverbial golden ticket for...
  • Student turned down all 8 Ivies to go to a state school, and we should celebrate it

    05/20/2015 4:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    First, I should note I am a proud state-school grad. (Go Dawgs!) In a sea of Ivy-League degrees in Washington, it has never seemed to limit my opportunities, and it gives me a special camaraderie with the other state-school grads in the business. But I applaud Ronald Nelson Jr., not just because of my personal affinity for state schools, but because he’s a really smart young man who made a really smart decision.Nelson is a phenom— a sky-high GPA and SAT scores, a talented alto sax player, student body president, National Merit Scholar, among other honors. And, he was...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Foreign Policy: Heilemann Horrified By Huck's Lack of Harvard or Princeton Degree

    05/05/2015 3:58:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For all the good their Ivy League degrees did Barack Obama and Hillary Clintonwhen you consider the smoking ruin that is their foreign policy recordyou'd think John Heilemann would have the good sense not to make an Ancient Eight sheepskin the sine qua non for a presidential candidate. But with his MSM elitism on full display, on today's With All Due Respect Heilemann had the chutzpah to suggest that Mike Huckabee doesn't clear the Commander-in-Chief bar because he lacks a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School or Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Huck has simply picked up some foreign policy talking points...
  • Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

    04/22/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    PRINCETON, N.J. By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit. So when he reached the quarterfinals of the national championships at M.I.T., with the title that had eluded him so far now in sight, he decided to try to knock his Harvard opponents off balance with one of his favorite tricks. Instead of the regular practice of defending his proposed topic the merits of mind-reading Mr. Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz 92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton 92 said. He was 17, Panton said. Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • HS student has been accepted to every college he applied to...including ALL EIGHT Ivy League schools

    04/06/2015 2:03:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Harold Ekeh has a very tough decision to make. The 18-year-old Long Islander has waited anxiously for weeks since sending off his college applications. But he didn't expect this. Harold has been accepted by every single one - including all eight Ivy League schools. It comes a year after another high schooler from Long Island, Kwasi Enin, was met with the same news. He chose Yale....
  • Ivy League Dean Welcomes ISIS Club To Campus [UNDERCOVER VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | Eric Owens
    In the latest undercover sting operation from investigative filmmaker James OKeefe, an assistant dean at Cornell University has advised a journalist posing as a Moroccan student all about how to launch a campus club with the express intent of supporting ISIS. The Ivy League administrator, Joseph Scaffido, also provides counsel on how to fund the pro-Islamist militant club so it can send care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics to ISIS and Hamas both terrorist organizations, according to the State Department. Scaffido even lays out how the club can bring an ISIS freedom fighter to come and do...
  • Scott Walker Is a Threat to the Existing Social Order

    02/23/2015 11:17:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-23-15 | Robert Tracinski
    When Barack Obama was first elected president, a number of my readers were in deep despair about American politics and the state of our culture. So I set out to compile an inventory of what is still going right with our culture, the reserves of strength we were going to have to draw on to survive the Obama era. One of my examples was Mike Rowes show Dirty Jobs. That led to some further ruminations about why people on the right tend to gravitate to shows like his, which celebrate the value of work. Rowe himself has been understandably cautious...
  • Georgetown University student mugged at gunpoint says he is unable to criticize attackers 'from my p

    11/26/2014 1:03:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 26, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    <p>A student at Georgetown University wrote in an op-ed piece that he was 'Not at all' shocked that a recent mugging he suffered at gunpoint took place.</p> <p>Senior Oliver Friedfeld said in his piece,'I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why,'that he questioned his own ability to criticize his attackers,citing his 'perch of privilege.'</p>
  • HARVARD AND UNC SUED OVER THEIR ADMISSION POLICIES

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 11/17/2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year. The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday's filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against...
  • No evidence links political opponents Cruz 92, Orman 91 during time at U. (Princeton)

    10/12/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christina Vosbikian
    When U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz 92 set out on a bus tour last week, kickstarting the campaign for incumbent U.S. Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, he also set out on a small-scale political battle against Greg Orman 91, a Senate hopeful with whom Cruz spent three years at the University as an undergraduate. Orman, a businessman and independent candidate, has been accused by the Roberts campaign of being a stealthy democratic candidate. Im reminded of another candidate who ran in 2008 who ran on empty promises. He ran on hope and change, and he figured a whole bunch...
  • Eric Holder: Leading the Rush to Judgment

    08/22/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Diana West
    One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment. That he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so. Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also "the man." Yes, he is "the attorney general of...
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over schools anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gunto protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they wont let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. Its absolutely unfair, Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. Its one of...
  • 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...
  • Bitcoin: more than just the currency of digital vice

    05/10/2014 2:47:36 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2013 | Arwa Mahdawi
    Dale doesn't exactly look like an international crypto-criminal. He's soft-spoken, baby-faced, and a senior at an Ivy League college. But every couple of weeks the political science major logs onto the Silk Road, an online black market that has been described as an "amazon.com of drugs" to buy wholesale quantities of "molly" (also known as MDMA, a particularly "pure" form of ecstasy), LSD and magic mushrooms. Some of these will be for his personal use, and the rest he'll flog to less tech-savvy classmates at a mark-up of up to 300%. On a good weekend, he can net a profit...
  • 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...
  • 1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college abuse stimulant drugs

    05/06/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 02, 2014 | Deborah Kotz
    College students abusing prescription stimulants to improve their performance on exams dubbed good grade pills has been getting increased attention, but is it a form of cheating? About one-third of students surveyed at one Ivy League college say its not, according to a study slated to be presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver. Even more disturbing: Nearly one in five students at an Ivy League college (that the researchers declined to identify) reported misusing a prescription stimulant like Ritalin or Adderall used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...
  • Here's The College Essay That Got A High School Senior Into Every Ivy League School

    04/02/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    Last week, high school senior Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to every college he applied to including all eight Ivy League schools. How did Enin pull off this impressive feat? The Long Island student scored a 2250 on his SAT, had taken 11 AP courses, and was in the top 2% of his graduating class, but that doesn't necessarily show him fully as an applicant. The answer could be in his college application essay, which The New York Post published today.
  • 8 reasons why New York women cant get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert which argued that these Ivy League college girls would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • America's Coastal Royalty

    11/28/2013 6:40:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America's big decisions are made. They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and everything else in between. Those in Boston, New York and Washington determine how our government works; what sort of news, books, art and fashion we should consume; and whether our money and investments are worth anything. The Pacific corridor is just as influential, but in a hipper, cooler fashion. Whether America suffers through another zombie film or one more Lady Gaga...
  • DailyKos diarist: Wait, Obamacare is hurting students at my Ivy League school

    11/21/2013 2:18:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2013 | Guy Benson
    This guy is no conservative. Obviously. Blindly following political slogans that turn out to be false really sucks — doesn’t it, Mike? Liberal blogger and representative on the health care committee at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), turned to the liberal blog The Daily Kos, on Monday to decry the negative impact he says President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is having on grad students at his Ivy League school. ”For us, at least in the college health insurance market, the ACA has truly been the ‘law of unintended consequences,’ wrote Micheal Convente on The Daily Kos, on Monday....
  • Looking for a Different Sort of President

    11/07/2013 4:46:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The second terms of the latest three presidents have not been successful. Bill Clinton was impeached after his infamous lie to Americans, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." George W. Bush was blamed for the postwar violence in Iraq. Barack Obama's scandals -- with his accompanying "limited hangout" denials -- are ruining his second term: the growing IRS messes, the Associated Press monitoring, the NSA embarrassments, the Benghazi killings, the Syria bluster and backdown, and, of course, the Obamacare fiasco and the misleading statements about it. What are other common denominators of this collective tenure of our...
  • The Populist Egghead - Sen. Ted Cruz is a rare political species

    10/25/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | October 25, 2013 | John Dickerson
    Sen. Ted Cruz is a rare political speciesa supposed man of the people who is attacked for his elite credentials and lack of common sense. ----------------------- Sen. Ted Cruz may be the conservative movement's first populist eggheada grassroots leader who is attacked for being too smart to have common sense. In political theater, you're usually allowed to wear only one of these costumes. The populist claims to possess the horse sense of the electorate and has no need for fancy schools, with their eating clubs, trays of sherry, and debating societies. That was Sarah Palin's posture. It was also true...
  • Yale's David Blight Blames Slavery on Burkean Conservatism

    09/25/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 30 replies
    Yale Online ^ | Spring 2008 | David Blight
    Chapter 3. Slavery for the Sake of Social Stability [00:23:54] Now, how is slavery defended? In many ways, to say the least. But I want to give you at least some sense of the development of the pro-slavery argument, the kinds of arguments that were used, how they changed over time, who made the arguments. Now, the best way to begin to understand pro-slavery ideology, whether we're in the early period of its defense in the 1820s actually, a quite virulent defense of slavery begins early, it isn't something that just sprung from Southern pens in the 1850s during...
  • "Dear Thug ... Please Be Law Abiding" ... Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters

    07/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox Nation
    Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report. Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The pilot program is targeting individuals off a heat list developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicagos West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible...
  • Why Liberals Like Affirmative Action

    06/29/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The Supreme Court punted on the University of Texas affirmative action case the other day. But the issue won't seem to go away - except in California. California? Yes, California. Although seen as a bastion of liberalism in the public mind, the state passed proposition 209, banning affirmative action, 17 years ago. So what happened? Are California university campuses today completely lily white? Or all Asian? Hardly. As explained in a study for the Cato Institute, with the exception of one or two "elite" institutions, California university campuses are more diverse today than before the ban, and the graduation rates...
  • The Unmentionable Injustice

    06/18/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Mona Charen
    In the weeks before the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare, the country trembled with anticipation. No such eagerness is evident now -- yet the court is again poised to rattle our world. The case of Fisher v. Texas could upend the system of racial preferences in use throughout American higher education. The pursuit of racial justice in education has arguably led to some benefits since its inception in the 1960s. But in the two generations that have elapsed since affirmative action began, evidence of its unintended consequences has accumulated -- even as a society-wide taboo has forbidden...
  • YALE STUDENT TO TOM FRIEDMAN: Actually, We Yale Grads Really Are Better Than Other People

    05/29/2013 9:13:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/29/2013 | Gus Lubin
    Tom Friedman's latest column in The New York Times argues that employers don't care if you went to Yale: Since jobs are evolving so quickly, with so many new tools, a bachelors degree is no longer considered an adequate proxy by employers for your ability to do a particular job and, therefore, be hired. So, more employers are designing their own tests to measure applicants skills. And they increasingly dont care how those skills were acquired: home schooling, an online university, a massive open online course, or Yale. They just want to know one thing: Can you add value?...
  • Campus porn culture: a real war on women

    05/16/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    live action ^ | Ashley Herzog
    If youre not already following The College Fix, run by author and Yale alum Nathan Harden, you should be. It exposes the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates too many campuses. I interviewed Harden last year, after the debut of his book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. An entire section of Hardens book is titled Yales War on Women. He exposed how Yale women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in...
  • The Secrets of Princeton

    04/07/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2013 | Ross Douthat
    SUSAN PATTON, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really shes something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone whos come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively that elite universities are about connecting more than learning, that the social world matters far more than the classroom to undergraduates, and that rather than an...
  • At Princeton, They Call it an Education [Ivy League = bad education]

    04/07/2013 9:27:57 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 15, 1987 | Leonard Koppett
    I recently came upon the July issue of Life magazine, which reproduces, with her permission and comment, the entire four-year academic transcript of Brooke Shields The record itself reflects nothing but credit on the young lady. She got all A's and B's. None of the criticism that follows is directed at her What caught my attention was the totality of her program - that is, what it takes to get a Princeton degree these days. She took four courses in French language and five in French literature. She took eight courses in drama-related subjects: three in acting, three in cinema...
  • Princeton Mom to All Female Students: Find a Husband

    04/07/2013 2:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | March 29, 2013 | Maureen O'Connor
    In the mid-seventies, Susan A. Patton was among the "200 pioneer women" to join Princeton University's previously all-male student body. As president of her alumni class, she recently attended an Anne-Marie Slaughterendorsed "Women and Leadership" event that "allowed current undergraduate women to speak informally with older and presumably wiser alumnae." But the "girls" in attendance "glazed over" discussing careerism, she found. So today she wrote an open letter to The Daily Princetonian telling "the daughters I never had" what she wished she'd said: Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out ... Heres...
  • The Ivy League Was Another Planet (They don't recruit rural poor well, but military does)

    03/29/2013 3:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Claire Vaye Watkins
    IN 12th grade, my friend Ryan and I were finalists for the Silver State Scholars, a competition to identify the Top 100 seniors in Nevada. The finalists were flown to Lake Tahoe for two days of interviews. On the plane, Ryan and I met a boy from Las Vegas. Looking to size up the competition, we asked what high school he went to. He said a name we didnt recognize and added, Its a magnet school. Ryan asked what a magnet school was, and spent the remaining hour incredulously demanding a detailed account of the young mans educational history: his...
  • 96% of political donations from Ivy League faculty & staff went for Obama

    11/28/2012 10:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/28/2012 | Oliver Darcy
    96% of the faculty and staff at Ivy League colleges that contributed to the 2012 presidential race donated to President Obama's campaign, reveals a Campus Reform investigation compiled using numbers released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). From the eight elite schools, $1,211,267 was contributed to the Obama campaign, compared to the $114,166 given to Romney. The highest percentage of Obama donors came from Brown University and Princeton, with 99 percent of donations from faculty and staff going towards his campaign. Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvanias faculty contributed to the Presidents campaign in the lowest numbers, with only...
  • Attack of the Ivy League ***holes (It's not good that every POTUS since Reagan is an Ivy Leaguer)

    10/20/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2012 | Fred Schwarz
    The most important question in this years presidential election is not Are you better off than you were four years ago? or What about your gaffes? or even Joe Biden said what? No, the key inquiry comes from none other than John Cusack, the eternally boyish star of Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, and High Fidelity, who asked on the leftist site Truthout.org: Is Obama just another Ivy League ***hole? Most National Review readers would be inclined to say yes, though they might not put it quite so vividly. But the salient part of Cusacks question lies in the words...
  • ADMISSIONS OFFICER: Here's What They Don't Tell You About Getting Into An Ivy League School

    10/15/2012 7:40:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/2012 | Gus Lubin
    College admissions is a mysterious process, and admissions offices do their best to keep it that way. To get the real story on affirmative action and other hot topics, we talked to a former admissions officer at Dartmouth College, who shall remain anonymous. Here's what we learned: 1) It sucks to be a middle class white applicant, with no affirmative action and intense competition from elite whites. 2) East Asians can be disadvantaged too, as they are perceived as one-dimensional studiers. Our source blames culturally insensitivity at the high school and college level. 3) Athletes bring down the quality of...
  • Harvard Basketball Star Kyle Casey Withdraws from School Amidst Alleged Cheating Scandal

    09/11/2012 3:34:41 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 11 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/11/2012 | Ben Chodos
    Harvard basketball star Kyle Casey will leave the university due to his involvement in a cheating scandal. Casey will withdraw from school instead of enrolling for the fall semester and attempting to fight the charges, according to a report from Luke Winn of SportsIllustrated.com. Winn notes that Casey would lose his final year of eligibility if any action to clear his name failed. Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay Harris wrote a letter to the student body regarding the incident and said, via Boston.com:"The College Administrative Board is currently reviewing allegations that students in one spring class may have committed acts...
  • Spencer: Another child sex saga, different result

    07/29/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 7-29-12 | Gil Spencer
    In light of the actions taken by the NCAA in the Penn State scandal, heres a question for you: Do you think that if a professor of, say, economics, was discovered to be a serial sex abuser of young boys, that the universitys economics department would be shut down? If you answered of course not, I think youre right. It would be ridiculous to do any such thing. But if you answered that depends, then you might want to consider the case of Scott Ward, a University of Pennsylvania marketing professor who just a few short years ago was sentenced...