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  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit

    03/21/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 10:34 PM 03/20/2014
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • High-tech and Humanity: 'English Majors Are What We're Looking For'

    07/26/2013 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Economic anxiety defines the Detroit bankruptcy, and not just in Michigan and the Midwest. Detroit is the urban nightmare, symbolic of America's downward cultural spiral since the 1960s, when optimism about what Americans could accomplish was the national elixir. The automobile was the national icon: powerful, beautiful and reliable. Detroit's advertising slogans reflected America's immeasurable self-confidence. Cadillac boasted that it was "the standard of the world." Buick promised that "when better cars are built, Buick will build them." Packard, then Detroit's ultimate expression of luxury, smugly advised, "Ask the man who owns one." The car was the example of infinite...
  • BBC: Taliban poetry and the lone fighter

    07/11/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 July 2012 | Dawood Azami
    Epic songs and battle hymns have for centuries lent fortitude to tribal warriors. But as international forces begin winding down their operations, the Islamist militants are redoubling efforts to take ownership of this treasured cultural tradition and use it for their own ends. They believe poetry converted to chants will help them recruit new fighters and inspire existing ones. Earlier this year the Taliban launched a new website called Tarani (meaning chants or ballads). It provides links to hundreds of chants by dozens of different singers. A book of Taliban poems has even been translated into English and published this...
  • Gov. Scott's idea to slash liberal arts funding called "uninformed" (Rick Perry's push for reform)

    10/22/2011 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    WTSP ^ | October 12, 2011 | Tammie Fields
    Tampa, Florida - If you're a student trying to earn a degree in anthropology, or even journalism, Governor Rick Scott says don't bother. He says if the state is to compete for the best jobs, he wants students focusing on science, engineering, and math. Governor Scott says Florida needs more graduates in high tech fields so companies will consider relocating to the Sunshine State. But he's being criticized for his idea to shift tax dollars away from liberal arts majors like anthropology and journalism. Natalie Odom is majoring in mass communications at the University of South Florida. She says, "I...
  • For those going to College: Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts

    11/04/2010 9:14:31 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/2010 | Joe Light
    The starting pay of certain liberal arts majors generally clocks in well below that of graduates in engineering fields, according to a Wall Street Journal study. Graduates with engineering degrees earned average starting pay of $56,000 in their first full-time jobs out of college, topping other majors. Communications and English majors only earned $34,000 in their first jobs. The survey, which was conducted by PayScale.com between April and June of this year, was answered by about 11,000 people who graduated between 1999 and 2010. The reported starting pay was adjusted for inflation to make the salaries of graduates from different...
  • Defining Dumbness Down

    05/08/2010 4:00:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 291+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    Having no substance of its own, the left is inherently parasitic; like a cancer cell or virus, it survives by posing as a healthy member of the same host it then attacks and ultimately destroys. This pattern of "mimic-attack-conquer" has given us liberty-hating "liberals," leftist mainline churches that publicly embrace what their own teachings explicitly prohibit, and educators whose goal is to ensure that all children get left behind. This last item is exemplified by the distressing transformation of the backbone of the Western Canon, the liberal arts, into something decidedly "illiberal." Under the direction of leftist educators, the very...
  • Liberal Arts Economics

    04/12/2010 1:28:51 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 215+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | April 12, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Liberal Arts Economics Bethany Stotts, April 12, 2010 2010 graduates majoring in the liberal arts got more bad job market news last week with the release of the Spring 2010 Salary Survey results. “The National Association of Colleges and Employers said Thursday that average salary offers to 2010 bachelor’s degree candidates are down 1.7% to $47,673, compared to $48,515 offered to last year’s graduates,” reported Hibah Yousuf for CNNMoney.com on April 8. “Last year’s graduates had a tougher time landing jobs, but starting salaries only slipped 1.2% compared with 2008 graduates, said NACE employment information manager Andrea Koncz,” reports Yousuf....
  • American college grads: Homebodies with worthless degrees

    10/24/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,964+ views
    time ^ | October 15, 2009 | Justin Fox
    I had a somewhat disturbing conversation yesterday with Steve Fussell, the senior VP of human resources at pharmaceutical maker Abbott. His basic message, which I may pursue in a column down the road, was that Abbott is going to be hiring tons of people for high-paying jobs over the next decade, but not many of them will be Americans because we study the wrong things in college and we're not willing to work overseas. The key quotes: 1) "I hate to say we don't have the world's best universities. We may have the best minds, the best liberal arts education....
  • Are Liberal Arts Degrees Worth the Cost in This Economy?

    05/24/2009 12:42:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies · 3,009+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5/23/2009 | STACY TEICHER KHADAROO
    As Nicole Marshall posed for photos on the eve of her commencement, someone joked, "Smile -- think of all the loans you took out for this!" She says she chose St. Michael's, a Catholic liberal arts college near Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vt., because it offered the biggest aid package, "but I'm still leaving with quite a bit of loans" -- about $20,000. Her debt is a little lighter than the national average for graduates of private, four-year schools who borrow: nearly $23,800 as of 2007, according to the College Board in New York. But if there's any time that...
  • US:Coming Soon Islamic College

    05/17/2009 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 802+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 17Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Recently I have posted articles ranging from showing that American Muslims are not assimilating and forming their own communities, to Muslims openly calling for jihad just blocks away from Ground Zero. As long as they go unopposed they are going to continue to move forward with their agenda of an Islamic USA. Now two prominent American Muslims are close to finalizing their plan to open an Islamic College right here in America. The school will be lead by two Islamic scholars, the first being Sheik Hamza Yusuf, who in the past had made this statement.
  • Antioch faculty to keep teaching as school closes

    07/12/2008 10:12:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 186+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | July 11, 2008 | JAMES HANNAH
    Former faculty at Antioch College, which is temporarily closing amid financial problems, plan to teach in coffee shops, bookstores and parks to keep alive the spirit of the private school known for its pioneering academic programs. Scott Warren, former associate professor of philosophy and political theory at Antioch, said 22 ex-faculty members have formed the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute in the village of Yellow Springs... Warren said the institute will follow the Antioch formula of offering progressive liberal arts courses while encouraging learning for life, humanitarian acts and collective decision-making. Murdock said she applauds the group's passion, but the institute...
  • CLAS faculty upset as college bears brunt of layoffs

    05/13/2008 11:04:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 48+ views
    The Independent Florida Alligator ^ | May 13, 2008 | DEBORAH SWERDLOW
    To meet its share of a $47 million budget cut, UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will reduce its foreign language offerings, lay off more than 30 faculty and staff and eliminate three Ph.D. programs. The $5.97 million cut amounts to 6 percent of CLAS' budget. The faculty layoffs stem mostly from the closing of the Korean and Vietnamese language programs and the Ph.D. programs in philosophy, French and German. All of the Ph.D. students as of fall 2008 -- about 27 in philosophy and nearly 30 in French and German -- will be allowed to finish their degrees....
  • Instead of Harvard -Try Welding and Plumbing College Instead

    04/26/2008 10:35:16 AM PDT · by slackattack19 · 35 replies · 234+ views
    The Uncommon Sense Blog ^ | 4/25/08 | Dan Taylor
    As a parent, I am reevaluating the merits of the 160K investment I am about to finish making in my daughter's education at the University of Texas. It's not that UT isn't a fantastic school and that my daughter has not done well in her double major of Psychology and Spanish ( 3.95 GPA) it's just that I'm trying to figure out what she does in a year or so to get that back or to even leverage on it in the world that she will find herself.. Perhaps she can be a sort of Dr. Phil for Telemundo going...
  • Progressive New College in academic, fiscal mess

    07/31/2007 7:52:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 705+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/31/7 | Leslie Fulbright
    Put on probation, S.F. school at risk of losing accreditation - New College of California, a private liberal arts school in San Francisco, is at risk of losing its accreditation for academic and ethical violations. School administrators, under pressure from faculty, students and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, announced that they will form a committee to search for a new president and will reconfigure the board of directors. New College, which emphasizes activism and social change, was put on probation July 5 by the association for violations found by the association's commission. The commission's investigators found that: --...
  • Changing Demographics in Higher-Ed

    06/12/2006 4:00:22 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 182+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    With so many adult students, opinions are flying everywhere on how they might be served best and what is needed most. Gary Berg, author of Lessons From the Edge, offers up these four main pressures: 1. Diminishing financial support 2. The call to serve adult learners and first-generation college students 3. A need to balance liberal-arts and applied curricula 4. A subsequent necessity of maintaing an evolving institutional mission. Fopros are in a position to address these pressures. Like them or love them, many experts credit the University of Phoenix with being the most innovative of the higher-education bunch. UoP...
  • Roger and me (Dr. Mike Adams responds to hate mail.)

    02/08/2005 5:45:51 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 13 replies · 1,054+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2005 | Dr. Mike Adams
    Hi Roger! As you may know, I often post my responses to hate mail like yours on my website, http://www.DrAdams.org. You may also know that the responses are often curt and sarcastic. But, Roger, since your intellectual prowess was so obvious from the opening line of your missive, I feel obligated to give you a more thoughtful response. I trust you are telling the truth when you say you have never been as offended as you were after you saw my appearance on Fox News’ Heartland (with John Kasich) on Saturday night. Your statement that my “attack on moral relativism”...
  • Meet the Newest Member of the Faculty -- The Weather Underground is on her resume. Prison, too.

    12/03/2004 6:10:32 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 1,023+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | ROGER KIMBALL
    At Hamilton College... you can take... "Resistance Memoirs: Writing, Identity and Change."... Its teacher is Susan Rosenberg, formerly of the Weather Underground. ...Its self-described revolutionaries, mostly middle-class, dedicated themselves to supporting radical black causes and tearing apart American society in the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1970, they blew up a townhouse when a bomb detonated prematurely and killed a few of their troops. Kathy Boudin, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other high-profile members of the group spent the next decade or so running from the police and, some of them, continuing to pursue careers in criminal violence.... So why...
  • Christian Scenes Not Allowed On Government Property??

    11/30/2004 4:16:53 PM PST · by BedRock · 3 replies · 259+ views
    "...nothing pertaining to Christmas, or any religion, should be allowed in a public, government funded or based building..."
  • Thoughts of an Invisible Adjunct--Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be grad students...

    04/29/2004 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 19 replies · 155+ views
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | 4/30/04 | Scott Smallwood and "anonymous"
    Disappearing Act The Invisible Adjunct shuts down her popular Weblog and says goodbye to academe By SCOTT SMALLWOOD Through the blurry glass of the classroom door, a professor can be seen at the front of the room. It is a woman, but the thick window obscures any clues about how old she is or how tall or what color hair she might have. Maybe brown. She's the Invisible Adjunct. Or at least, she used to be. After five years of being an adjunct and a year after starting one of the most popular academic Weblogs, she is giving up and...
  • Academics Flee From Diversity Debate

    05/07/2003 6:46:25 AM PDT · by leadpencil1 · 21 replies · 381+ views
    Google Groups ^ | March 11, 2003 | Peter Wood, Associate professor of anthropology at Boston University
    Academics Flee From Diversity Debate By Peter Wood March 11, 2003 In early February, the debate club at Colby College in Waterville, Maine invited me to debate the role of "diversity" in higher education with, they hoped, the president of the College, William Adams, who likes to be called "Bro." President Adams declined. So did his vice president, Arnie Yasinski, the “Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs,” Jeri Roseboro, and the “Coordinator of Multicultural Student Programs and Support,” Bernadette Buchanan. In all the debate club invited 13 members of the administration and the faculty to debate me. They all declined. President...
  • Lesson in slavery is venture into uncharted waters for eighth-graders, teacher

    04/26/2003 6:10:30 PM PDT · by Missouri · 61 replies · 579+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 26, 2003
    Some students at Francis Howell's Barnwell Middle School in St. Charles County will have their hands and legs bound Monday to learn about slavery.
  • Physical Scientists Need a Liberal Arts Education

    10/30/2002 8:03:45 PM PST · by cornelis · 128 replies · 712+ views
    Modern Age ^ | Winter 1992 | E. Christian Kopff
    It is not so obvious that physical scientists need a liberal arts education, rooted in the study of language. They themselves assert that they have no time for it. They have insisted on the abolition of language requirements in almost every university graduate program in America. This development is directly related to the massive amount of fraud which now typifies scientific publication in this country. This scientific community has lost track of the historical and ethical roots of our civilization, the only civilization which has fostered the scientific ethic and considerable scientific research and discovery. Increasingly young men enter the...
  • Pluralism and the Catholic University

    05/08/2002 12:21:57 PM PDT · by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity · 22 replies · 408+ views
    First Things ^ | April 2002 | Alan Kors
    Pluralism and the Catholic UniversityAlan Charles Kors Copyright (c) 2002 First Things 122 (April 2002): 11-13. The decline of Catholic higher education in our country should concern all Americans, regardless of their religious affiliation. (I am not myself a Catholic.) The Catholic tradition, preserved and revitalized by its own institutions, has made and will continue to make truly indispensable contributions to the intellectual and moral vitality of American life. At the most basic level, Catholic higher education is vital to the meaning of American pluralism, which does not entail homogeneity, but a variety of lived differences. From well before the...