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  • Princeton op-ed: Conservatives have no right to free speech

    10/13/2017 8:22:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 13, 2017 | Matthew Penza
    An op-ed in the Princeton University student newspaper attacking conservatives' right to free speech has triggered an impassioned response from many students, and even a professor. Princeton student Ryan Born argued in his op-ed for The Daily Princetonian that "when conservatives appeal to 'free speech,'" it is safe to ignore them, since "they are appealing to a right that does not exist.”
  • Princeton hiring men’s manager to eradicate “toxic masculinity”

    07/31/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 36 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/31/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Princeton University is looking to hire an “Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager” to develop programming targeting high-risk, campus-based populations for prevention of “interpersonal violence,” such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The new position is designed to work closely with the campus’ Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office, which bills itself as a “survivor-centered, trauma-informed confidential resource on campus for the Princeton University community.” As is implicitly evident by the descriptions of these offices, the men’s program puts forth an aggressor based platform, whereas the women’s platform is victim based.
  • A July 4th trip on New Jersey's Revolutionary War trail

    07/02/2017 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    star ledger ^ | 07.01.17 | Mark Di Ionno
    Welcome to Independence Day weekend, New Jersey. It's a time to cast aside all the aspersions brought on by the Turnpike's industrial corridor and celebrate our proud Revolutionary War history. Simply put, New Jersey, more than any other state, was the place where the battle was fought, nearly lost, and ultimately won. With a four-day holiday weekend, it's a chance to make a historic scavenger hunt to put New Jersey's legacy in perspective. That is, if the state lawmakers can play nice on the budget impasse and get the parks they're supposed to run reopen. Here are some stops along...
  • Is The Academy Embracing Fake Math?

    04/26/2017 7:05:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 25, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Left's long march through the academy may be nearing its penultimate battlesite—mathematics. Up until now, it has remained so neutral in the Culture Wars that a smattering of conservatives could even be found teaching it. "On a chilly evening in March, students in Cecilia Arias's mathematics course here at Rutgers University were learning about a concept called fair division," Shannon Najmabadi wrote in an article which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 21, 2017. "More specifically, they were considering the case of Jason, Kelly, and Lauren, three business owners who share a location in the mall."...
  • ‘We’re very comfortable that we’ve got Vanessa Marcotte’s killer’

    04/15/2017 12:38:25 PM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Allen/Fleming
    State Police have arrested a Worcester man in the killing of Vanessa Marcotte, a jogger whose body was found last August in Princeton, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. Police arrested Angelo Colon-Ortiz early Saturday morning, according to the official. He is being held at the Millbury State Police barracks on $1 million cash bail. Assault charges were filed, said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. “I anticipate there will be a murder charge,” he said. “We’re very comfortable that we’ve got Vanessa Marcotte’s killer,” Early said.
  • Princeton Seminary revokes award for popular NYC preacher because he’s too conservative

    03/23/2017 7:42:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 22, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Tim Keller founded one of the most influential urban churches in America, Redeemer Presbyterian, which is theologically conservative, racially diverse and growing across its three New York City congregations. He was set to receive an award from Princeton Theological Seminary, also a Presbyterian institution in the Reformed tradition, for his contributions to the “Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement.”
  • Princeton Pressured to Rename School Honoring ‘White Supremacist’ President Woodrow Wilson

    02/15/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    Princeton is under renewed pressure to rename an institution honoring President Woodrow Wilson after activists branded him a “white supremacist”. Campus activists made another attempt to scrub Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs (pictured above) over his views on race. He agreed to re-segregate large parts of the federal government, expressed sympathy for the Ku Klux Klan and regularly worked to exclude or dissuade black people from public life. As a Vox explainer notes, although the 1910s had very different racial norms to today, Wilson’s attitude was exceptional even then. However, despite the pressure, Princeton...
  • Cornel West on Donald Trump: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like (Barf)

    01/15/2017 3:32:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/12/17
    Trump is a fascist. He's picking on everybody. Waaaah!
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Princeton Is Latest Ivy League School to Suspend Team Over Vulgar Materials

    12/16/2016 5:44:02 AM PST · by usafa92 · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/16/2016 | Christopher Mele
    Princeton University suspended the season of its men’s swimming and diving team after the discovery of material on its electronic mailing list that was “vulgar and offensive as well as misogynistic and racist,” the university said Thursday. A final decision whether to cancel the season will be made in the next few days, John D. Cramer, a university spokesman, said in an interview. The suspension came after an anonymous complaint made this week alerted officials to “several materials” that were offensive, including in electronic correspondence, the university said in a statement. Mr. Cramer would not discuss specifics of the other...
  • After poll failure, expert makes good on promise to eat bug [Sam Wang, Princeton U]

    11/13/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2016 5:45 PM EST
    A Princeton University polling expert who said he would eat a bug if Donald Trump got more than 240 electoral votes has followed through on his promise. Sam Wang, of the Princeton Election Consortium, made good on his Twitter word on CNN Saturday. He ate from a can of gourmet-style crickets and added in some honey. …
  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims rogue..

    07/05/2016 8:10:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 4, 2016 | JAMES WILKINSON
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.The line as it is most commonly reprinted reads: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • Mongol Hordes Gave up on Conquering Europe Due to Wet Weather

    05/28/2016 12:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 May 2016 | Conor Gearin
    It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of Princeton University, one of the study’s authors. A warm climate in the early 1200s helped make the grasslands lush...
  • The Secret Struggle of the Woman Who Took Down Weiner

    05/20/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Abraham Riesman
    Around 8 p.m. on July 23, 2013, 23-year-old Sydney Leathers logged into Facebook while sitting in her apartment in Princeton, Indiana. Her in-box was filled with an unusually large number of messages. She opened one, sent by a stranger: “youre about to be famoussssssss,” it read. Other messages mentioned BuzzFeed. She went to that site and found an article, posted about an hour before, that made her heart sink: “Here Is the Woman Linked to Anthony Weiner in Sex Chats.” This was the last thing she wanted to have happen. Two days prior, Leathers had nervously sent a batch of...
  • Globally Warm Research

    05/18/2016 6:47:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics are still trying to point out the dangers of global warming, even while the rest of us are still wearing winter clothes well into the month of May. "Although the world's nations, including the United States, should intensify their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, we cannot wait patiently for action on carbon emissions while children's health is in danger," Ron Haskins, Janet Currie and Olivier Deschenes write in a policy brief published by Princeton and the Brookings Institution. "Considering the immense barriers, especially economic ones, that stand in the way of action to control emissions, even under the best-case...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church’s policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • GOP update, pre-New York

    04/18/2016 2:30:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Princeton Election Consortium ^ | April 18th, 2016 | Sam Wang
    Tomorrow, New York votes, a critical race in the Republican primary campaign. Above is a final snapshot, based on polls and voting patterns to date. This calculation gives a median Trump outcome of 1265 pledged delegates (interquartile range or IQR, 1210 to 1305 delegates). The probability of getting 1237 or above is is 64%. This represents very little change from last week. Below are some technical notes, as well as state-by-state snapshots. I have updated my methods (details documented here) slightly. For the first time, I now specify the states for which there are no polls. Most notably, I handicap...