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  • 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>

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    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 ^ | 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 " 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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"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...
  • Yale and Harvard at the Supreme Court (all current Justices are from these law schools)

    06/28/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    the Supreme Cort will be exclusively filled with judges who earned their law degrees at Harvard or Yale. That seems somewhat remarkable given that there are more than 1 million lawyers in the United States and 200 law schools approved by the American Bar Association (seven of them are provisionally approved). Should we care? Jonathan Turley, a law scholar at George Washington University, does, according to this story from the McClatchy Newspapers. Youre voiding a wide array of interesting and potentially brilliant nominees, he was quoted as saying. Its like insisting youre only going to read books by two authors."...
  • Is Obama as bright as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than W

    05/23/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 May 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is Obama as right as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than Dubya Average SAT score of Obama's 1981 transfer group to Columbia was 1,100 Bush got into Yale with score of 1,206 out of 1,600 Obama refuses to release his academic record Barack Obama may have got worse high school grades than George W Bush after new evidence showed the current president was among a college class with poor average SAT scores. Doubts about the supposedly superior intellect of Mr Obama were first raised after he refused to release his academic record. He...
  • Vanity - College Choice of a Previously-Homeschooled Student - Opinions Solicited

    04/06/2012 6:23:00 AM PDT · by sitetest · 170 replies
    sitetest | Friday, April 6, 2012 | sitetest
    I don't engage in vanities very often, but I thought this one might be interesting to some folks, and I wouldn't mind a little (courteous) input. Some of you may remember that we homeschooled our two sons through eighth grade and then sent 'em off to a local Catholic high school. The older guy, who is registered here as swotsonofsitetest, graduates in June and will be off to college in the fall. We're now coming to the end of the college application and admission process and it's decision time. I'm interested in folks opinions about that decision. After eight years...
  • Why Do So Many Ivy League Grads Go to Wall Steet?

    02/18/2012 1:12:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/18/2012 | Edward Tenner
    It's reasonable to fret that Wall Street is vacuuming up all the best talent from our top colleges. But why? Ezra Klein argues in the Washington Postthat investment banking recruiters are filling a psychic void left by liberal education itself. His column is welcome, though it's running a bit late. The proportion of employed new Harvard graduates in finance, for example, dropped from 28 percent to 17 percent between 2008 and 2011. But the number may yet bounce back, so the interesting question is why it was ever so high. It's not the salaries or peer encouragement. It's that ....
  • Fatuous Ivy League Twits (Students walk out of Conservative Prof's class in solidarity with OWS)

    11/05/2011 2:57:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rod Dreher
    A group of Harvard undergraduates have staged a walkout of economics professor Greg Mankiw's class, in solidarity with the Occupy movement. According to their statement, they know better than Mankiw what ought to be taught in an introductory economics course: "We are walking out today to join a Boston-wide march protesting the corporatization of higher education as part of the global Occupy movement. Since the biased nature of Economics 10 contributes to and symbolizes the increasing economic inequality in America, we are walking out of your class today both to protest your inadequate discussion of basic economic theory and to...
  • Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out (Ivy League grads on foodstamps)

    09/01/2011 5:13:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2011 | JENNIFER 8. LEE
    ... Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects. And so they wait: for the economy to turn, for good jobs to materialize, for their lucky break. Some do so bitterly, frustrated that their well-mapped careers have gone astray. Others do so anxiously, wondering how they are going to pay their rent, their school loans, their living expenses sometimes resorting to once-unthinkable government handouts. We did everything we were supposed to, said Stephanie Morales, 23, who graduated from Dartmouth College in...
  • Trump Bashes Obama, Questions Qualifications for Ivy League

    04/25/2011 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 98 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2011 | Beth Fouhy
    NEW YORK -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate. "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump said in an interview with The Associated...
  • Sorry, Your Ivy League Degree Is Completely Overrated

    02/10/2011 1:13:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Suzanne Lucas
    Is it a crime to be self-taught? Apparently, in North Carolina, where David N. Cox and friends thought they needed new traffic signals so they undertook a sophisticated analysis of their own, and then found themselves under investigation for being too smart. I would have ignored this case if it were just a North Carolina political thing, but the reality is, the same thing happens in the business world all the time. Credentialsespecially Ivy League kindsare way over-rated, often at the expense of true knowledge. Ive benefited from having credentials, so this isnt just sour grapes on my part. In...
  • Break with Tradition (How political correctness ends traditions at Dartmouth College)

    01/25/2011 6:36:56 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 3 replies
    The Dartmouth ^ | January 25, 2011 | Roger Lott
    While listening to a 62 reminisce over Christmas dinner about the spirited traditions and rustic lifestyle he had known at Dartmouth, I couldnt help but share in some of his nostalgia. It was saddening to appreciate that while Dartmouth has made great strides, it has also thrown away much of what made it special. In 1993, Dartmouth ended a more than century-old tradition in which graduating seniors would smash long clay pipes on the stump of the old pine tree in the BEMA. The custom, based on the smokers habit of breaking off part of the pipes stem after it...
  • Elena Kagan and the Yale-Harvard Nexus (A preponderance of Yale-Harvard grads in elite positions)

    05/11/2010 9:06:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies · 859+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2010 | Michael Filozof
    On Monday, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to succeed John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Kagan's resume is incredibly thin. She was named dean of an Ivy League law school after only four years on its faculty. Kagan has never been a judge, and she had never argued a case in court prior to being named Solicitor General in 2009. But Kagan has one qualification that trumps nearly everything else: she's an alumna of Harvard, and formerly a faculty member there. If it sometimes seems that the nation is governed by an elite liberal clique of college fraternity and...
  • Federal Reserve opens credit line to Europe

    05/09/2010 7:12:29 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 78 replies · 1,596+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | May 9, 2010 | AP
    The Federal Reserve today opened a program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent. Other central banks, including the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank and Swiss National Bank, are also involved in the effort. The Federal Reserve said the Bank of Japan will soon consider a similar program.
  • What Is Barack Obama?

    04/07/2010 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 24 replies · 872+ views
    Pajamasmedia ^ | April 6, 2010 | Michael Ledeen
    Roger L. Simon thinks Obamas deranged, [1] and Rogers the son of a good psychiatrist, so he knows what hes talking about. I dont doubt that our president has his issuesjust look at his nutty mother, consider the impact of being abandoned by dadbut I dont think that just putting Obama on the couch is the best way to understand him. Put him in the classroom instead. Because hes the stereotypical American undergrad at a stereotypical Ivy League college in the age of political correctness.He doesnt much like America or Americans, or the former colonial powers like Britain. Like so...
  • Harvard Still Hates America

    03/10/2010 7:00:37 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 338+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 10, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Harvard Still Hates America Malcolm A. Kline, March 10, 2010 A number of years ago, former congressman John LeBoutellier wrote a book about his alma mater which he titled Harvard Hates America. The thesis is worth revisiting. Since then, (1978), a quartet of Harvard grads have run for president, two of them successfully, displaying varying degrees of affection for their native soil. The last Crimson candidate, who now occupies the White House, matriculated from Harvard Law. On this faculty, there are around 100 professors or assistant professors, and of that 100, I think youd have to estimate there would be...
  • Deans Office Web site to host essays about sex (Yale U)

    02/26/2010 10:06:51 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies · 269+ views
    yaledailynews ^ | February 26, 2010 | Juliana Hanle
    Even the Yale College Deans Office is interested in Yales sex scene. With the overhaul of its Web site this coming summer, the Deans Office will post a new student-generated essay collection under the title sex@yale. The site will include 500- to 1,000-word essays by current undergraduates, allowing them to reflect anonymously on their sexual experiences at Yale and their impressions of the sexual culture here. The Web site will not be password protected, so anyone can read it, said Melanie Boyd, director of undergraduate studies in Womens Gender & Sexuality Studies and the new special advisor to the dean...
  • No Shame in Cambridge: Spitzer to Lecture on Ethics at Harvard

    11/05/2009 10:13:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 685+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/04 02:25 PM | [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
    very ironic announcement that I just got in my Harvard email announcing a forthcoming lecture: HARVARD UNIVERSITY EDMOND J. SAFRA FOUNDATION CENTER FOR ETHICS Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General of New York, will deliver a public lecture as part of the 2009/10 Labs Lectures on the Question of Institutional Corruption. Thursday, November 12 at 4:30pm Emerson Hall, Room 105 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge This is a ticketed event.
  • News of the Weird: The mainstream evolution-theory scholar who fell in love and now believes that...

    10/28/2009 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    News of the Weird via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/09 | Chuck Shepherd
    Love Can Mess You Up: Before Arthur David Horn met his future bride Lynette (a "metaphysical healer") in 1988, he was a tenured professor at Colorado State, with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, teaching a mainstream course in human evolution. With Lynette's guidance (after a revelatory week with her in California's Trinity Mountains, searching for Bigfoot), Horn evolved, himself, resigning from Colorado State and seeking to remedy his inadequate Ivy League education. At a conference in Denver in September, Horn said he now realizes that humans come from an alien race of shape-shifting reptilians that continue to control civilization...
  • Nazis in the Ivory TowerHow the Third Reich found a home on college campuses in the 1930s

    10/26/2009 4:05:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 790+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-26-09 | Steven Plaut
    Nazis in the Ivory Tower by Steven Plaut Over the past two decades we have witnessed the emergence of a mass movement of political extremism and support for totalitarianism on Western college campuses. Large numbers of university professors and administrators today advocate politically extremist positions that combine support for totalitarian Islamofascism and its terrorism with deep hatred of Israel and anti-Americanism. The dimensions of the phenomenon vary by campus and also by academic discipline. Middle East Studies is arguably the worst. The pro-totalitarian ideology and the hostility towards Israel and the United States have been documented for years by campus...
  • How Harvard Nearly Went Bankrupt After A Rogue Interest Rate Swap Went Very Sour

    10/18/2009 6:13:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 1,692+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/09 | Tyler Durden
    How Harvard Nearly Went Bankrupt After A Rogue Interest Rate Swap Went Very Sour Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2009 17:45 -0500 The school that epitomizes the dangers of groupthink (especially by very intelligent people) and tends to get caught in both the virtues and vices of its own ingeniosity, saw just how expensive hubris can be in 2009. Harvard's endowment dropped 27.3% in 2009 to $27 after hitting roughly $10 billion higher the year before. /snip Yet most notable in the entire report is an interesting story for all those who claim that representing the $200 or so trillion...