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  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Peter Singer doesn’t want tax dollars to pay for disabled babies

    06/30/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    While pro-life advocates work to remove tax funded abortions, Princeton University bio-ethicist, Peter Singer says he doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for disabled babies. In a radio interview in April with WorldNet Daily’s Aaron Klein, Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies. Singer is both an advocate for abortion as well as infanticide. On his faculty page, under the heading: The Sanctity of Human Life, Singer openly argues for infanticide: “Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn...
  • Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Cook
    Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates -- from the Universities of Athens and of Bucharest -- to his extensive collection of awards and distinctions. From there he went to Berlin to receive the inaugural “Peter Singer Prize for Strategies to Reduce the Suffering of Animals”. He was introduced in glowing terms by Maneka Gandhi, Indian Minister of Women and Child Development, who is president of People for Animals in her own country. A German...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz '92 to announce presidential bid on Monday

    03/22/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | March 22, 2015 | Zaynab Zaman
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 plans to announce a presidential bid on Monday, according to a Houston Chronicle article published on Saturday. Cruz did not respond to a request for comment. Cruz will officially declare his candidacy at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia on Monday, according to the Chronicle. He is scheduled to make an appearance in New Hampshire this Friday and in Iowa in approximately two weeks. Cruz was elected to the Senate as a Republican candidate from Texas in 2012 and is one of three Latino Senators currently serving. Liberty University, which was founded by...
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game [Princeton - Georgetown NCAA B'Ball 1989]

    03/19/2015 11:22:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Grantland ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff
    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1989, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was at a crossroads. Schools from larger conferences like the SEC and Big East didn’t see the need to keep allowing the mid-major teams into the Big Dance. They always lost, so what was the point? When Alonzo Mourning’s no. 1 seed Georgetown Hoyas entered the tournament, they had their eyes set on the Final Four and a national title. Dealing with the likes of Ivy League champion and no. 16 seed Princeton was more of an afterthought. So when these two teams...
  • Governor Walker’s Mainstream Higher Ed Reforms

    02/24/2015 8:03:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unveiled his higher education reforms for the state university system, the reaction from that quarter was predictably negative. Yet and still, Governor Walker’s proposals are remarkably similar to several that are bandied about in the higher education establishment. What drew the most ire from the Ivory Tower in Wisconsin was the governor’s suggestion that universities abandon the “shared governance” they have been operating under, whereby faculty members effectively have a veto over administrative decisions. It is worth noting that a former president of Princeton has endorsed such a concept and the University of Maryland Board...
  • Conservative Princeton Professor Robert George, Others Offer to Take 1,000 Lashes for Saudi Blogger

    01/22/2015 8:47:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Conservative Princeton University professor and vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Robert P. George, along with six other advocates, have offered to take 100 lashes each for Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting his country's clerics. Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes got his first 50 lashes by cane in a public square just over a week ago. A news release from Amnesty International explained that a second round of flogging for the blogger was postponed last Friday because his wounds from the...
  • Princeton Columnist: Criticizing How I Say “Cool Whip” is a “Microaggression”

    01/05/2015 12:50:21 PM PST · by rightistight · 84 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/5/15 | Aurelius
    In an article called “The history of “wh”: a microaggression,” a Princeton student has called out those who question his pronunciation of “cool whip” as offensive and perpetrators of a microaggression. The piece was written by “Newby Patton,” who is listed as a Contributing Columnist by the paper. In “The History of ‘wh,'” Patton explains the pain he has gone through during his life when people notice that he pronounces “wh” with a heavy “h” sound. He never questioned how he pronounced “wh” before he came to college. Now, according to Patton, he is being mercilessly mocked by class students....
  • New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction

    12/19/2014 11:42:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Source: Princeton University
    A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps, which were once three times larger than France, began its main phase of eruptions roughly 250,000 years before the Cretaceous-Paleogene, or K-Pg, extinction event, the researchers report in the journal Science. For the next 750,000 years, the volcanoes unleashed more than 1.1 million cubic...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • 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. “I’m 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...
  • Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

    07/14/2014 11:37:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ralph Benko
    Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace? Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, and with a coda in Project Syndicate, all summarized at Forbes.com. Ferguson, on Krugman: Where I come from … we do not fear bullies. We despise them. And we do so because we understand that what motivates their bullying is a deep sense of insecurity. Unfortunately for Krugtron the Invincible, his ultimate nightmare...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens

    05/05/2014 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 65 replies
    http://theprincetontory.com/main/checking-my-privilege-character-as-the-basis-of-privilege/ ^ | Tal Fortgang '17 / April 2, 2014 and not "anonymous on pastebin"
    There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that...
  • Freshman Shames Ivy League College with His Personal Story About ‘White Privilege’

    04/30/2014 5:39:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-30-14 | Kyle Becker
    “White privilege.” We’ve heard the phrase used often among left-leaning publications and throughout the esteemed halls of academia. Colleges and universities in America dogmatically teach the narrative that the playing field is unfairly balanced against minorities, while leaving the impression that whites have a cake walk and should not be proud of their achievements. After all, they’ve got it relatively easy. Tal Fortgang is a freshman from New Rochelle, NY who published this remarkable article in The Princeton Tory. It comes via The College Fix: ------------------------------------------------------- There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that...
  • Meet the poster child for “white privilege” – then have your mind blown

    04/29/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/29/14 | Joshua Riddle
    Liberals and feminists loving telling people to “check your privilege”. Tal Fortgang is a Freshman at Princeton, and he checked his privilege, and the Left isn’t going to like it one bit. From the conservative pop culture blog Acculturated: There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors,...
  • Princeton Study Confirms 'US Is An Oligarchy'

    04/17/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/17/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened. - From a recent...
  • Feminists Outraged Over New Book by ‘Princeton Mom’

    03/22/2014 8:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 3-13-2014 | Nathan Harden
    Susan Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” has finally released her book, Marry Smart, based on the controversial letter she published last year in The Daily Princetonian, which advised young women to focus on finding a husband while in college. Liberal feminists hate the book. I mean, they just hate it. Which makes me want to read it, actually. Anyway, Patton generates so much wrath because she points out one of the big lies behind modern feminism. The lie is this: that to be successful and happy you need to focus on your career and not marriage or children throughout your...
  • The Game That Saved March Madness (Georgetown-Princeton 1989)

    03/19/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff
    I see the rim. I see the rim. A quarter century later, Bob Scrabis can still see the rim. Seven seconds remained in that first round 1989 NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Georgetown when Scrabis, the Tigers’ captain and lone senior, raised up to shoot the basketball. Before the game Scrabis’ own coach, the chronic pessimist Pete Carril, had set the betting line. “I think we’re a billion-to-one to win the whole tournament,” he said. “To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”
  • Politico: Ted Cruz 'Crushed' Gridiron Speech, Even Impressed Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:33:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 3-9-2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday's annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.'s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents...
  • Krugman to leave Princeton for CUNY

    02/28/2014 3:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/28/14 10:06 AM EST | Dylan Byers
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman will retire from Princeton University in June 2015 and move to New York, he announced on Friday. […] Krugman credited the move to location and to his increased focus on public policy, specifically income equality …
  • [NYT's] Benghazi reporter Kirkpatrick showed his naked body to all in college

    01/04/2014 12:52:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    The author of the widely disputed New York Times article on Benghazi repeatedly posed naked as a Princeton student. Far from the moderate journalist pose he strikes now, David D. Kirkpatrick was a prominent campus progressive and activist. Kirkpatrick was arrested for lewd conduct, advocated for classes on pornography, and even posed for Playgirl. “Kinky” Kirkpatrick had a “rather unusual habit of disrobing for photographers in public places,” reported The Daily Princetonian in January 22, 1990. [snip] Kirkpatrick also campaigned for a class on pornography titled, “Pornography and America: Textuality and Sensuality” where guest speakers actually included porn film directors,...
  • Concert to feature world premiere of Branker's 'Ballad for Trayvon Martin'

    12/03/2013 3:21:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Princeton University ^ | December 3, 2013
    Featured Events The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Beethoven and Dvorak, a commissioned work by David Sanford and the world premiere of "Ballad for Trayvon Martin" by Anthony Branker, the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and director of the Program in Jazz Studies. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
  • VOTE FOR FAUSTA WERTZ!!!

    11/04/2013 8:03:14 AM PST · by MOTUS
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-4-2013 | MOTUS
    If you are able to vote in the Princeton, NJ Council election,PLEASE round up your friends and family andVOTE for FAUSTA RODRIGUEZ WERTZ!!!Fausta is a Republican, running against 2 Democrats for 2 available seats on the Princeton Council. The candidate profiles are here. Most of you know Fausta from her blog, Fausta’s Blog, and her visits to my little bunker.That is all.I am MOTUS, and I approved this message.
  • Did Mooch Screw the Pooch? College Classmate’s Company Built Healthcare.gov

    10/26/2013 9:07:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/26/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    In mid-October The Washington Examiner reported that Federal Officials only considered one firm to build the epic fail now known as healthcare.gov. When that story broke you had to suspect that someone probably had a kickback coming. Richard Pollock reported on October 13th: Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut. Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI...
  • Michelle O's Princeton classmate is exec at company that built Obamacare website

    10/26/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013
    The Obama administration has been accused of cronyism after it was revealed the First Lady's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company contracted to build the beleaguered Obamacare enrollment website. Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of a Canadian company, which won the no-bid contract for the problem-plagued website. Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of ’85, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, according to The Daily Caller.
  • Company behind Obamacare website in charge of nearly $2 billion in Sandy relief

    10/26/2013 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2013 | Allison Coyle
    CGI Federal Inc., the mastermind behind healthcare.gov, is assisting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the distribution of $1.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy. In a memo obtained by FreedomWorks titled, “Minutes of the 295th meeting of the members of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation held on May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.,” CGI Federal is tasked with implementing the Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Additionally, they are asked to aid in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, an assistance program that had recently obtained $1.7 billion. Item five of the...
  • Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

    10/25/2013 10:23:48 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2013 | Daily Caller
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is-executive-at-company-that-built-obamacare-website/#ixzz2inpT7B3q
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks Princeton University And Williams College The Best Schools In America

    09/10/2013 7:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2013 | Peter Jacobs
    Princeton University and Williams College are the best schools in America, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2014 rankings. U.S. News divides schools into two major national lists — universities and liberal arts colleges — based on the degrees and research opportunities they offer. U.S. News made significant changes to their methodology this year, decreasing the importance of students' high school standings and increasing the amount of weight given to graduation rate performance.According to U.S. News' website, incorporating graduation rate performance data for all schools "improves the Best Colleges ranking methodology as it's an important outcome measure that focuses on...
  • Bright College Years: The Daily Beast has a hit piece about Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Princeton

    08/20/2013 6:38:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The Daily Beast has a hit piece about Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Princeton. Probably because he’s–Corner readers know what’s coming next!–an old friend of mine (in all subsequent posts I’m just saying a.o.f.o.m. and linking to this one), I’ve got a few more thoughts than it deserves:1) The denouement of the poker story, of which I was wholly unaware, makes me like him a bit more, which was clearly not the intended effect.2) The Beast needs to pick a story. Either he was well-liked or people thought he was creepy. (My own recollection tends toward the former but...
  • Princeton group appeals plan to build housing on site it says is Revolutionary War battlefield

    08/01/2013 3:06:45 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 31, 2013 | Jon Offredo
    Revolutionary War reenactors at Princeton Battlefield. Douglas Sherlock, a bombardier, in the Continental Army, help pull the canon, during a Revolutionary War reenactment held at the Princeton Battlefield, May 25, 2013. Mary Iuvone/For The TimesPRINCETON — Preservationists opposed to the Institute for Advanced Study’s plan to build faculty housing on land they say was a Revolutionary War battlefield have appealed a court decision allowing the construction project to proceed. The appeal filed Friday continues a long-running dispute over the historical significance of the site next to Princeton Battlefield State Park. The planning board approved the construction project last year and...
  • Advice for the young women of Princeton: the daughters I never had [get married early]

    05/04/2013 10:06:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | March 29, 2013 | Susan Patton
    Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out — here’s what you really need to know that nobody is telling you. For years (decades, really) we have been bombarded with advice on professional advancement, breaking through that glass ceiling and achieving work-life balance. We can figure that out — we are Princeton women. If anyone can overcome professional obstacles, it will be our brilliant, resourceful, very well-educated selves. A few weeks ago, I attended the Women and Leadership conference on campus that featured a conversation between President Shirley Tilghman and Wilson School professor...
  • US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

    05/01/2013 5:32:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | April 30, 2013
    Kim Daniels Washington D.C., Apr 30, 2013 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for conference president Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan. The bishops’ conference said April 29 that it “welcomes” Daniels, who brings with her experience as director of Catholic Voices USA, a lay Catholic organization that “works to bring the positive message of the Church across a broad range of issues to the public square.” In recent years, Daniels has emerged as a leader in efforts to engage the culture and...
  • 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 she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s 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...
  • Should the Advice to Find a Husband in College be Controversial? (At Princeton University)

    04/06/2013 10:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2013 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Feminists are, predictably, having what we in the deep South used to call a "hissy fit." They are reacting with rage and bombast to a letter published in The Daily Princetonian that advised coeds not to waste their college years where they are surrounded by a high "concentration of men who are worthy of you." Susan Patton, a graduate of the Princeton class of 1977, reminded the students that "the man you marry" will be "inextricably linked" to their future happiness. No. Really? As a 20-year-veteran of the political arena in Washington, D.C., I have seen several generations of college...
  • Freeman Dyson speaks out about climate science, and fudge

    04/05/2013 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Rocky · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | April 5, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton since Albert Einstein was there. When Einstein died in 1955, there was an opening for the title of “most brilliant physicist on the planet.” Dyson has filled it. So when the global-warming movement came along, a lot of people wondered why he didn’t come along with it. The reason he’s a skeptic is simple, the 89-year-old Dyson said when I phoned him. “I think any good scientist ought to be a skeptic,” Dyson said. ------------------------------------------------------ Dyson said his skepticism about those computer models...
  • Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax Plan

    10/08/2012 9:34:52 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    Last night, the Obama campaign blasted out another email claiming that Mitt Romney's tax plan would either require raising taxes on the middle class or blowing a hole in the deficit. "Even the studies that Romney has cited to claim his plan adds up still show he would need to raise middle-class taxes," said the Obama campaign press release. "In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000."
  • Obama 348, Romney 190: UAH astrophysicist, who got it right twice before, predicts electoral results

    10/03/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 66 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 | Challen Stephens
    There is little suspense left in our presidential horse race, even in most of the so-called swing states, says astrophysicist and statistician Wes Colley. The way he measures the poll data and his deceptively simple median method, which have correctly predicted the last two presidential elections, show President Obama has locked up Ohio and Virginia and cemented a small, but stable lead in Florida. Bottom line: Obama is well on his way to re-election. "I think the operative word is disaster if you're a Republican," said Colley on Monday. "I think the operative word is confidence if you're a Democrat."...
  • Study Finds Use of Gang Signs by Middle Class Whites on the Rise

    09/25/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT · by HollyW · 56 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | unknown | Mark Donahue
    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY – A recent study by the Department of Sociology at Princeton found that up to 98% of middle class white adults flash or “throw” gang signs when they are being photographed. The three year study also reveals that 99.9% of those throwing the gang signs have never been in a gang, haven’t the slightest idea what the sign they are throwing means and do not listen to rap music. “It is a perplexing phenomenon for sure,” Professor Allen Clydesdale told the Daily Rash. “It was quite surprising to meet a thirty-year-old physical therapist from Beardstown, Missouri, who...
  • University of Dallas on list of least gay-friendly schools in America

    08/27/2012 4:08:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 20, 2012
    The Princeton Review’s annual lists of most and least gay-friendly universities is out, and Texas is, sadly, well-represented on the “least LGBT friendly” list. (Subscription is required to view the list.) The good news first: SMU dropped out of the top 20, following a No. 12 ranking last year.
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Princeton professor urges hotels to remove pornography

    08/05/2012 3:07:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Catholic News Agency (CNA) Prof. Robert George. Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2012 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Catholic law professor Robert P. George of Princeton University is discouraging pornography use in hotel rooms by calling on hotel CEOs to consider the harm that it causes.   “Pornography is part of a larger phenomenon that’s rooted in the fundamental misunderstanding of sexuality,” he told CNA in a July interview.George recently teamed up with prominent Muslim intellectual Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in writing letters to the CEOs of the five largest hotel chains that offer pornography in their hotel rooms.He explained that the move...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (Ł38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • Princeton’s Peter Singer Solves Rel Liberty Problem: Can’t Catholics Just Close Their Universities?

    06/22/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | June 21, 2012 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    Good news! Peter Singer, the infanticide promoter at Princeton University, thinks he has has solved the religious liberty problem in America. Singer writes that, if Catholics don’t like the HHS contraception mandate, they can just close their universities and hospitals, or hand them over to secular interests.It’s just that simple!“The Obama administration’s requirement to provide health insurance that covers contraception does not prevent Catholics from practicing their religion,” Singer writes in a progressive journal. “Catholicism does not oblige its adherents to run hospitals and universities.” Therefore, Singer argues, the government can tell Catholics how to run these institutions without infringing...
  • Princeton Students Disrupt A JP Morgan Recruiting Session With A Devastating Chant

    12/29/2011 12:57:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/29/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Michael Lewis has a column in Bloomberg today called Princeton Brews Trouble For Us 1 Percenters. The satirical article refers to the following video posted earlier this month by Occupy Princeton.In this brilliant prank, around 20 students masquerading as job applicants disrupted a JP Morgan recruiting session. One student in a suit stood up and shouted "Mic Check" and the other Occupiers repeated after him. Then he led the Occupiers in a recitation of this script:"Princeton's motto is: In the nation's service and service of all nationsJP Morgan-Chase, your actions violate our mottoYour predatory lending practices helped crash our economyWe've...
  • Krueger's Faulty Minimum Wage Study

    08/30/2011 7:49:26 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Aug. 30, 2011 | Carrie Lukas
    After President Obama tapped Princeton University professor Alan Krueger to chair the Council of Economic Advisors, Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein wrote that Krueger “is arguably the leading labor economist in the country” and “known for bringing a near-superhuman rigor” to the subject. One wonders how any economist would earn a “near-superhuman” superlative for their research. One can particularly wonder in the case of Professor Krueger, who is known for his 1990s academic research that attempted to prove that employee wages were not subject to the laws of supply and demand. In 1993, Krueger and David Card published a study...