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  • Purdue researcher verifies the existence of 53 people mentioned in Hebrew Bible

    06/17/2017 3:19:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Greensburg Daily News ^ | June 17, 2017
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist.“While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say, ‘That’s creative writing.’ I was looking for concrete, objective evidence outside of the Bible that would help build the case,” said Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science.Mykytiuk (pronounced MICK-ee-took) has added three names to the...
  • Higher education shakeup looms as Purdue acquires for-profit Kaplan University

    04/28/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The higher education industry is overdue for a shakeout. For decades, it has pushed up tuition at three times the rate of inflation and increasingly relied on students indenturing their futures with huge debts that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Meanwhile, technological change in the form of online education has flourished as a low-cost alternative, and for-profit universities, free from the archaic practices of traditional higher education (including tenure) have grown luxuriantly under what amounts to a price umbrella maintained by traditional universities. Able to focus on career preparation and free from the academic fashions that inject political correctness into...
  • First Steps in Dismantling the Agitprop Industry?

    04/28/2017 4:49:36 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 28 April 17 | X1STCAV
    Some of the first steps are taking place to dismantle the agitprop industry in this country known as 'higher education' and the traditional campus-oriented model of rounding 'em up and indoctrinating them.
  • UPDATE: Purdue Now Says It Won’t Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

    07/13/2016 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    By Heat Street Staff | 7:11 pm, July 13, 2016 Purdue University this afternoon has issued a statement in the case of a student allegedly threatened with expulsion — and definitely the recipient of death threats — for criticizing Black Lives Matter on Facebook. Joshua Nash, a biology major who is gay and refers to himself as a “dangerous faggot” in his Twitter bio (a reference to conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos) was summoned to a mandatory “Administrative Meeting” after a student reported a posting of his made on Facebook. According to Nash, the Facebook posting was to the effect that...
  • University Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter Faces Expulsion, Death Threats

    07/12/2016 1:16:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kassy Dillon
    On Wednesday, July 6th, Purdue University summoned Joshua Nash to meet with the Director of Student Assistance in regards to a “comment on Facebook.” Nash believes this meeting is due to a post where he said that “Black Lives Matter is trash because they do not really care about black lives. They simply care about making money and disrupting events for dead people.”
  • Jamie Newman hints at suing Purdue Students for Life over rape remarks

    02/23/2016 7:05:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 23, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Today we have a pathetic but not entirely surprising epilogue to the saga of Jamie Newman, the Purdue University staffer who quit following outrage over his hate speech directed at pro-lifers: threats of litigation. First, Newman called campus pro-life activists “vile, racist idiots” who might be “evil” for informing their classmates of abortion’s disproportionate death toll among black babies. Then the outrage intensified when he told a commenter here at Live Action News, during an argument about abortions in rape cases: My hypothesis is that if your wife, daughter, sister, or mother were raped, you’d see to it that any...
  • Madden: Pro-abortion Purdue Staffer Accused of Rape Threats Resigns

    02/15/2016 3:14:29 PM PST · by Mrs. P · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 15, 2016 | Nate Madden
    Jamie Newman, a staff member at Purdue University has resigned his position in the wake of threat allegations made by a student organization last week. The Blaze reported Monday: "Yeah, I just quit," Jamie Newman told the Lafayette Journal & Courier. "Tell the world." Purdue confirmed the resignation and said it was effective immediately.
  • University Staffer Who Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Women Resigns, Refused to Apologize

    02/15/2016 12:50:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Purdue University staffer who allegedly threatened online to rape pro-life women handed in his resignation Monday after refusing to apologize for his comments. Jamie Newman quit Monday morning amid outrage from students, the local community and pro-lifers across the nation, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “Yeah, I just quit,” Newman wrote in an email to the newspaper. “Tell the world.” Purdue spokeswoman Julie Rosa said they accepted Newman’s resignation, which they believe is “the appropriate outcome” to the situation. Last week, Students for Life of America reported discovering Newman’s violent comment while monitoring online discussions about its...
  • Pro-Abortion University Staffer Calls for Raping Pro-Life College Students

    02/12/2016 3:40:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | february 10, 2016
    A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club's recent campaign. The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read "Hands Up, Don't Abort" and "Black Children are an Endangered Race" and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. On Monday, a small group of pro-abortion students and...
  • Madden: Pro-Abortion College Staffer Calls for Rape of Pro-life Students

    02/11/2016 4:55:14 AM PST · by Mrs. P · 71 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | Nate Madden
    Rather than engage in a reasoned civil discourse about what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the right to "define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life" with college pro-lifers, a staffer at Purdue University decided to threaten to rape them and their female family members for expressing their views.
  • The Rare Exception: Purdue University Pushes Back against Free-Speech Suppression

    12/21/2015 6:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2015 | George Will
    West Lafayette, Ind. -- Although he is just 22, Andrew Zeller is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Purdue University. He is one reason the school is a rare exception to the rule of unreason on American campuses, where freedom of speech is under siege. He and Purdue are evidence that freedom of speech, by which truth is winnowed from error, is most reliably defended by those in whose intellectual pursuits the truth is most rigorously tested by reality. While in high school in Bowling Green, Ohio, Zeller completed three years of college undergraduate courses. He arrived at...
  • Black Purdue Students Demand Free Speech be "Revised"

    11/17/2015 1:21:22 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/17/15 | Aurelius
    Hundreds of African American students and faculty members rallied against perceived racism at Purdue University this past weekend, holding signs and chanting things such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go" and "Hell no, we won't go." The students also released a set of demands, listed in Purdue's student paper. Among students' demands, they call on Purdue to "revise" their "free speech policy" based on what they believe is "hate speech." Part of the list reads, "We demand that the free speech policy be revised to address hate speech in person and through social media. We demand...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • At Purdue, Mitch Daniels attempts to disrupt college loan system with private investing

    09/01/2015 7:05:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, upon passing on a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, took an interesting career turn. The famously fiscally conservative executive, who devised savings for the Hoosier state on everything from ??? to paper clips, became the head of Purdue University. Since then, Daniels has endured the predictable run-ins with his liberal faculty—over criticism of Howard Zinn’s American history— but also made real progress in the fight against rising college costs by harnessing some free-market incentives for academia.The university is now in its fourth year of a tuition freeze after more than 30 yearly...
  • Moon's Giant Lava Tubes Could Be Stable Enough To Shelter Entire Cities

    04/05/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    "We found that if lunar lava tubes existed with a strong arched shape like those on Earth, they would be stable at sizes up to 5,000 meters, or several miles wide, on the moon," said David Blair, a graduate student in Purdue's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary sciences. "This wouldn't be possible on Earth, but gravity is much lower on the moon and lunar rock doesn't have to withstand the same weathering and erosion. In theory, huge lava tubes -- big enough to easily house a city -- could be structurally sound on the moon." The researchers applied known...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • Purdue professor says Ebola 'primed' to go airborne

    10/12/2014 11:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | October 12, 2014 | Tanya Spencer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first case of Ebola transmitted between patients in America has experts across the country reviewing safety protocols. At Purdue University, Dr. David Sanders has been studying the virus since 2003 – specifically how this particular Zaire strain of Ebola enters human cells. While the virus has thus far only been shown to be transferred via bodily fluids, Sanders argues that it could become airborne. "It can enter the lung from the airway side," Sanders said. "So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission. "We need to be taking this into consideration," he...
  • Purdue University removes ‘God’ from plaque

    02/28/2014 2:06:07 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/28/2014
    Purdue University, which once defended the right of a private speaker to blaspheme Jesus, has banned an alumni donor from using the word “God” on a plaque because it might offend someone. Dr. Michael McCracken and his wife made a $12,500 pledge to the university’s school of mechanical engineering. In return, Purdue, a large public university in Indiana, offered the McCrackens the opportunity to name a small conference room in a lab building. They were also invited to supply language for a plaque that would be installed in the room. McCracken chose to name the room after his father, Dr....
  • Shooting at Purdue

    01/21/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 67 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1/21/2014 | yahoo
    Shooting at Purdue