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  • ACADEMIC ABSURDITY OF THE WEEK: CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, PHD??

    11/08/2016 5:38:37 AM PST · by DFG · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/07/2016 | Steve Hayward
    Political junkies will recall with a giggle the less than distinguished career of Cynthia McKinney, the six-term congressperson from Georgia who was an embarrassment even to far lefties who are usually immune to embarrassment. (In fact, when she returned to the House in 2005 after having been defeated for re-election in the Democratic primary in 2002, the Democratic House leadership refused to restore her committee seniority. She was defeated again in the Democratic primary in 2006.) Among other things, McKinney was a 9/11 “truther,” and also speculated that the CIA had a role in the killing of rapper Tupac Shakur....
  • Prof: Riots because of ‘White Privilege,’ Calls For Mass Surveillance Of Whites [Romans 1]

    05/07/2015 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/3/2015 | Eric Owens
    A black sociology professor at Vanderbilt University is arguing that “white privilege” is to blame for last week’s riots and looting in Baltimore, Md. The professor, Tony N. Brown, took to the op-ed pages of The Tennessean late last week to make the claim. White people act “routinely to harm, demean, and damage black and brown people,” Brown wrote in Nashville’s main newspaper. These actions “explain the lofty levels of frustration and despair among black and brown youth.” The professor, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, cites other unrelated incidents as evidence of the riots after the...
  • Three Things Only a PhD Can Believe

    05/22/2013 2:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    SALVO ^ | 05/22/2013 | Louis Markos
    It is often believed that people who have PhDs are possessed of higher self-esteem and greater independent thought than the average population. As a PhD myself, I fully understand why people believe this. The rigorous studying, testing, and writing required to receive a doctorate should free the PhD's mind from the idols of the marketplace and teach him that great truth that Socrates discovered: the more we learn, the more we realize what we do not know. That's what should happen. What I have more often found (in myself, as well as in others) is that the knowledge acquired puffs...
  • The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

    02/25/2013 7:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jordan Weissmann
    Politicians and businessmen are fond of talking about America's scientist shortage -- the dearth of engineering and lab talent that will inevitably leave us sputtering in the global economy. But perhaps it's time they start talking about our scientist surplus instead. I am by no means the first person to make this point. But I was compelled to try and illustrate it after reading a report from Inside Higher Ed on this weekend's gloomy gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In short, job prospects for young science Ph.D.'s haven't been looking so hot these last few...
  • The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps (From Graduate School to Welfare)

    01/10/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | 01/10/2013 | Stacey Patton
    "I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Matteau. That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a Ph.D. in medieval history and an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. Ms. Bruninga-Matteau, a 43-year-old single mother who teaches two humanities courses at Yavapai College, in Prescott, Ariz., says the stereotype of the people receiving such aid does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people like her, the highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship. "I find it horrifying that someone who...
  • Madison, WI: Anti-Walker pro-union protester attacks 10-year-old.

    02/28/2011 1:47:20 PM PST · by sbMKE · 44 replies
    Madison Police Department ^ | 2/27/11 | Madison Police Dept
    Police Incident Reports Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit @ (608) 266-4075. Incident report for Case#2011-53447 Released 02/28/2011 at 11:29 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain Incident Type Special Event Incident Date 02/27/2011 - 10:44 AM Address State Street Arrested Gozde Cakici, age 29, Madison Ms. Cakici was cited for disorderly conduct. Victim Female, age 10, Milwaukee Details A 29-year old Madison woman was cited for disorderly conduct Sunday morning...
  • Ceiba Study – Guest Post by Christy Porucznik, PhD

    01/26/2011 4:43:58 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 2 replies
    Blogging Mothers Magazine ^ | January 20th, 2011 | Christy Porucznik
    Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a topic of interest to many different people. There are many different NFP methods based upon systemic observation of biomarkers – changes in cervical fluid and basal body temperature. There has been rigorous research on some of the methods. The Creighton Model Fertility *Care* System is one Natural Family Planning Method that teaches couples to recognize and chart the signs of fertility and infertility in the womans cycle and to use that knowledge to either achieve or avoid a pregnancy. The method is natural, safe and effective, and it helps the couple understand their fertility....
  • Pelosi believes Giffords will return

    01/19/2011 4:26:19 PM PST · by redk · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she thinks Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will one day return to Congress. Pelosi said she believed that Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt on Jan. 8, would one day return to her seat in the House. "Yes, I think so," Pelosi said on CNN's "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" when asked if she thought Giffords would return to Congress. The Arizona lawmaker has been hospitalized in Tucson, Ariz., since she was shot in the head during an attack at a constituent meeting. Despite the severity of her injury, doctors...
  • Should Pastors Get PhDs? (Not recommended. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small)

    05/19/2010 11:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 308+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2010 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Rev. Piper, Having been through PhD studies, would you recommend other pastors pursue this course of education? You mean, already-pastoring pastors or planning-to-be pastors? I'll answer both. If you're already a pastor, I wouldn't get a PhD. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small. Really small. When I say really small, I don't mean studying the Bible is small payoff. But the way most PhD programs are set up it is small payoff. Because you have to read so much junk in order to get your PhD....
  • Detained American Wants to Serve in NK Military

    01/31/2010 7:47:25 AM PST · by Flavius · 16 replies · 565+ views
    korea times ^ | 1.30.10 | korea times
    An American citizen who illegally recently entered North Korea reportedly told the North authorities that he came to the communist country because he "hates capitalism" and expressed desire to serve in the North Korean military, a South Korean major daily said on Saturday. Citing an unnamed North Korean source, the Donga Ilbo said the American citizen, whose identity has yet to be known, said he said he did not "want to become a cannon fodder in the capitalist military," and "wants to serve in the North Korean military."
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 9-23-08

    09/23/2008 2:47:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 195+ views
    michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 9-23-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Savage Nation! Tuesday, September 9, 2008

    09/09/2008 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 36 replies · 118+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • 6 years of Ph.D. work denied, so he sues

    06/03/2008 11:09:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 169 replies · 160+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 2, 20 | STEVE PATTERSON
    Peter Beckway spent six years working toward a Ph.D. in English literature, racking up nearly all A's, winning a prestigious teaching assistantship, and earning a 3.88 grade-point average. All that remained were the final exam and oral presentation, each to be scored by a panel of professors he chose. So Beckway was "devastated" when that panel ridiculed his written work and said he wouldn't get the chance to deliver his oral presentation. And, they added, he wouldn't be getting a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago or anywhere else. Now, Beckway is suing the five professors on the...
  • Dr. Greenspan's Amazing Invisible Thesis

    03/29/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 1,058+ views
    Barron's ^ | 31 March 2008 | JIM MCTAGUE
    Auerbach, portrays Greenspan as a real-life Professor Marvel -- who, through double-talk or "garblement," transformed himself into a mighty economic wizard ŕ la Oz. Auerbach strongly implies that Greenspan's 1977 Ph.D. from New York University was obtained in a few months with little more rigor than a matchbook-cover art degree and that Greenspan has kept his Ph.D. thesis secret in order to protect his vaunted academic reputation. Although Auerbach's evidence is circumstantial, it certainly is provocative. For years, NYU told the public that, at Greenspan's request, the thesis was locked away from public view in a vault at its Bobst...
  • Left Pipeline: Why Conservatives Don’t Get Doctorates

    02/20/2008 6:39:26 PM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 66 replies · 975+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Matthew Woessner, Ph.D., April Kelly-Woessner, Ph.D.
    A study by two conservative researchers attempting to determine why conservatives are underrepresented on college and university faculties. The conclusion is while some portion of this imbalance can be traced to "bias" and "discrimination", a large part results from a decision by students with conservative values not to pursue a career with limited economic potential that also requires sacrifice of family commitments to achieve academic advancement. "Since conservatives place an especially high priority on financial security and raising a family, the academy needs to make efforts to adopt more family-friendly policies... "As graduate school is not financially lucrative and pre-tenure...
  • Analysis: Universities overproduce Ph.Ds

    01/20/2008 11:47:53 AM PST · by decimon · 119 replies · 106+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2008 | JUSTIN POPE
    College students are getting a raw deal, a recent New York report asserted. The problem is they're taking too many classes from part-time, or adjunct, professors. But that same report unwittingly revealed something about how higher education is more culpable than it likes to admit when it comes to creating the problem. The issue is a huge one in higher education far beyond New York, with about half of the nation's college faculty now on part-time contracts. Adjuncts are cheaper for colleges, but they often lack the time and resources for focused teaching, and research shows students' performance suffers if...
  • Why Academia Leans to the Left

    12/27/2007 11:49:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 321+ views
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | December 26, 2007
    Why do PhDs in academia tend to be politically liberal? A paragraph in Science magazine’s feature “Random Samples” on December 21 suggested a reason: conservatives value other goals, like going into business to make money, or choosing to stay home and raise a family... ... It appears that conservatives are the fittest, working hard to pass on their genes, while liberals are like parasites, advancing primarily by taking over the host (the classroom) and churning out clones to infect other cells. A university setting is a contrived, unnatural environment where the parasites thrive. In the open air of true academic...
  • American Brain Drain (U.S.-born Ph.D.s are hard to come by.)

    11/30/2007 3:58:44 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 93 replies · 657+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 November 2007 | Editorial Staff
    One myth dogging the immigration debate is that employers are fibbing (or grossly exaggerating) when they claim that hiring foreign professionals is unavoidable because U.S.-born Ph.D.s are hard to come by. But a new report on doctorates from U.S. universities shows they're telling the truth, and then some. Foreign-born students holding temporary visas received 33% of all research doctorates awarded by U.S. universities in 2006, according to an annual survey by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. That number has climbed from 25% in 2001. But more to the point of business competitiveness, foreign students comprised...
  • Blaming whitey

    09/13/2006 3:09:53 AM PDT · by Clive · 18 replies · 1,140+ views
    National Post ^ | Barbara Kay
    In his Sept. 2 National Post column, George Jonas noted that if universities had been eliminated around 1900, we'd have been spared the devastating effects of many toxic ideologies, which needed mass production and distribution vehicles -- those vulnerable empty vessels known as students -- to sow their ruinous messages amongst the general population. He cited, amongst others, the scourges of anti-Semitism (in the guise today of anti-Zionism), Communism, National-Socialism, eco-fascism and militant feminism, all of which have depended on universities for transmuting ideology into laws, social policy, foreign relations, and cultural identity. I'm inclined to agree with Jonas; but...
  • China #1 in Producing Ph. Ds

    07/06/2006 6:36:16 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 2 replies · 304+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 29, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    China, number one again; it has turned out more Ph.Ds last year than any other country in the world. But a Ph. D. does not a good teacher make. Quality of teaching is being seriously questioned in China. Professors are caught up in 1. The publish or perish mentality 2. Raising funds and 3. Attending conferences, making them absent from class. Gee, it sounds like the same problem there is with traditional colleges in America, no? As a result, China has had some problems with plagiarism in the recent past. In the near future, the Chinese universities are likely to...