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  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • 7 dead in drive-by shootings, including attacker, in Santa Barbara area

    05/24/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/14
    A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment

    05/22/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment May 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post So I think we’re officially to the point where our public schools are punishing children for their imagination. According to KKTV, Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. “Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott...
  • Broward County Schools Caught Lying About Bible Ban, Faces Lawsuit

    05/14/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-14-2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our previous story about a fifth grader told by his teacher he could not read his Bible during free time, school lawyers for Broward County Public Schools have now gotten involved and changed their story. They now say that the time in question is not free reading time, but instead Accelerated Reader Program time. During this period, students can only read certain approved books, and the Bible is not among them. Hence, Broward County Public Schools will continue banning the Bible.
  • Sallie Mae pays $100 million fine for overcharging military (Student loans)

    05/13/2014 4:30:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    WTVR ^ | 5/13/14 | DeeVa Payne
    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Some 60,000 active-duty service members could their get money back from lender Sallie Mae Bank for overpaying on their student loans, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. Sallie Mae agreed to pay nearly $100 million in fines to federal regulators for overcharging military members as far back as 2005 on government student loans. Federal law discounts interest rates on all student loans for active duty military service members, capping them at 6%. Sallie Mae not only failed to discount the rates, but also made it tough for some service members to prove they qualified for the lower...
  • ASU Student Goes Berserk Over Christian Protester

    05/07/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-05-2014 | justD4R
    *This video will be deleted by Youtube soon. :( Sign says: "Warning: Masturbators, Thieves, Liars, Drunkards, Fornicators, Homosexuals: Judgement Day."
  • Teacher Tells Student He Can't Read the Bible in Classroom

    05/05/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5-5-2014 | Todd Starnes
    A Florida school teacher humiliated a 12-year-old boy in front of an entire class after she caught him reading the Bible during free reading time. The teacher, at Park Lakes Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, ordered Giovanni Rubeo to pick up the telephone on her desk and call his parents. As the other students watched, the teacher left a terse message on the family’s answering machine. “I noticed that he has a book – a religious book – in the classroom,” she said on the recording. “He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom.” The Liberty Institute, a...
  • Franklin Regional Suspect Now Facing 21 Counts Of Attempted Homicide

    04/25/2014 8:27:02 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    KDKA ^ | 4/25/14 | CBS Pitt.
    MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – Investigators have released more details into why a Franklin Regional High School student allegedly went on a stabbing spree earlier this month. According to court documents, Vice Principal Samuel King, overheard 16-year-old Alex Hribal say, “No, I am not dropping them [the knives], my work is not done. I have more people to kill,” after he was detained by a school security guard. This new information has led police to upgrade Hribal’s charges. He is now facing 21 counts of attempted criminal homicide, in addition to charges of aggravated assault and bringing a weapon on school property....
  • District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors

    04/22/2014 3:58:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 4-18-2014 | Tim Cushing
    Full Title: "Finally, Someone Acts Like An Adult: District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors" South Fayette School in Pennsylvania, along with a complicit criminal justice system, recently made headlines with its groundbreaking anti-bullying program, which apparently deters bullying by punishing bullied students. Here's a short recap: A bullied student used an iPad to make an audio recording of other students abusing him. He brought this to school administration who a) called in a police officer (after being advised by its legal team that this might be a violation of the state's wiretapping law) and b)...
  • UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen

    03/25/2014 9:48:23 PM PDT · by This Just In · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 15 Mar 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl.
  • Minnesota teen wins settlement after school takes Facebook password

    03/27/2014 4:08:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2014 | FoxNews.com
    A Minnesota school district has agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission. The lawsuit, filed in 2012 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, alleged that Riley Stratton, now 15, was given detention after posting disparaging comments about a teacher's aide on her Facebook page, even though she was at home and not using school computers. The ACLU also said administrators viewed her online conversations between the then-Minnewaska Area Middle School sixth-grader and a boy because of a complaint the...
  • Gay theatre student who claimed he was beaten by homophobic thugs

    03/12/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 37 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2014 | Harriet Arkell
    Full title: Gay theatre student who claimed he was beaten by homophobic thugs admits he got his injuries when he fell over (and WON'T face action for wasting police time) A drama student who became an internet sensation after claiming he was savagely beaten up for being gay has admitted he caused his injuries himself when he tripped on the pavement...[snip]...today the teenager, who studies Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire, admitted he made it all up. After being shown CCTV of him tripping and falling, face-first, onto the pavement, Kennedy accepted that the 'utterly inhumane...
  • UCLA Student Melts Down After Divestment Defeat

    02/26/2014 12:50:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/26/26 | Legal Insurrection
    Vid at link
  • In California, Thousands Exposed to Measles

    02/13/2014 8:51:41 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 13 20124 | By JoNel Aleccia
    Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents may have been exposed to measles last week when an unvaccinated student at the Unversity of California, Berkeley, attended classes and rode the area's BART transit system. Public health officials in Contra Costa County, outside of San Francisco, said anyone riding BART from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7 during the morning or late evening commutes could have been exposed to the highly contagious respiratory virus. The young man in his 20s lives in the county and was confirmed to have measles on Wednesday. He was likely infected while traveling recently in Asia, health...
  • Investigators find Molotov cocktail, bottles with flamable liquid in burned student's apartment

    02/05/2014 1:09:50 PM PST · by BelleAl · 95 replies
    ATLANTA — Friends say a Georgia Tech graduate student is in critical condition after an apartment fire off 10th Street in midtown. Atlanta police told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that Saamar Akhshabi was burned from an incendiary device in the incident. WSBTV.com reported the explosion as breaking news Tuesday just after 8:30 p.m. When investigators arrived on scene they found the international student with severe burns to his hands, arms and chest.
  • ower Moreland High School teacher had sex with student, DA says

    01/26/2014 9:53:00 AM PST · by csvset · 45 replies
    WPVI ^ | January 24, 2014 | staff
    LOWER MORELAND, Pa. - January 24, 2014 (WPVI) -- A high school teacher in Montgomery County has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Erica Ann Ginnetti, 33, an advanced math teacher at Lower Moreland High School, is charged with 13 counts including Institutional Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor. Students say the rumors have been circulating for a while that Ginnetti, a married mother, had an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old male student. "The fact that she had kids and she was a teacher and he was student, that's...
  • Texas coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

    01/14/2014 6:37:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 137 replies
    culture map dallas ^ | 1-14-14 | Johnanthan Rienstra
    College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising coeds are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the pay the bills. And students at Texas State University in San Marcos are right up there with the best of them. Dating (and we use that term loosely) site SeekingArrangement.com recently examined the fastest growing “sugar baby” schools in the country, and Texas State came in at No. 10. The average Texas student graduates with more than $24,000 in student debt, so the average $3,000 per month that a...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • High School Student Arrested for Lighting Teacher on Fire

    11/27/2013 11:22:45 AM PST · by pawpawrick · 61 replies
    breitbart News ^ | 11/27/2013 | pawpawrick
    KNOXVILLE - Police arrested a 15-year-old West High School student on Monday morning for assaulting a teacher after he used a lighter to ignite her hair and shirt. According to witnesses, when the teacher, 23-year-old Gabriela Penalba (pictured above) turned her back to the class, a male student lit her hair and shirt on fire.
  • Good News! Mortgage Credit Expands In Q3 While Serious Delinquencies Fall (Student Loans Rise)

    11/14/2013 11:34:22 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/14/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Federal Reserve of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, mortgages, the largest component of household debt, increased by 0.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Mortgage balances shown on consumer credit reports stand at $7.90 trillion, up by $56 billion from the level in the second quarter. Balances on home equity lines of credit (HELOC) dropped by $5 billion (0.9 percent) and now stand at $535 billion. Household non-housing debt balances increased by 2.7 percent, with gains of $31 billion in auto loan balances, $33 billion in student loan balances and $4 billion...
  • Model student punished for helping drunk friend get home safely

    10/15/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    School “zero tolerance” policies claimed another victim as Massachusetts high school student Erin Cox was suspended from her volleyball team after giving an intoxicated friend a ride home from a party. Police determined that Cox had not consumed alcohol, and agreed that the honors student had only come to a party featuring underage drinking in order to make sure a friend got home safely. But Andover High School decided to punish Cox anyway, determining that she had violated the school district’s zero tolerance policy against drug and alcohol use. Cox was demoted from her position as captain of the volleyball...
  • Lesbian Charged With Killing Kennesaw Student During Road Rage Incident

    10/15/2013 4:02:11 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 133 replies
    sandrarose.com ^ | 10/14/2013 | sandrarose
    A 22-year-old Cobb County woman was charged with the shooting death of a Kennesaw student during a road rage incident that is slowly attracting national attention. Kimberly Kilgore, 21, and Sparkles LaShayla Lindsey’s lives couldn’t be more different. The popular Kennesaw State University student loved country and western music, and she took pride in her vast collection of cowboy boots. Lindsey emulated the thug life that was glorified by the rappers she idolized. According to published reports, Lindsey, of Austell, had a criminal record that most rappers would envy. The two women’s lives intersected on a darkened stretch of Shiloh...
  • Next "Subprime Crisis" Expands As Student Loan Defaults Hit $146 Billion, Highest Default Rate

    10/01/2013 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/1/13 | Tyler Durden
    lmost exactly one year ago we wrote "The Next Subprime Crisis Is Here: Over $120 Billion In Federal Student Loans In Default" in which we took the latest (2009 three year cohort) loan default data on Federal Student Loans released by the Department of Education and applied it to the total amount of student loans outstanding, which back then was $914 billion. Yesterday, ED.gov provided its annual update - this time to the 2010 three year and 2011 two year cohorts - and to nobody's major surprise, learned that things just got even worse. To wit: "The national two-year cohort...
  • Seventh Graders Now Expelled For Playing With Pellet Gun Off School Grounds

    09/24/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 33 replies
    Hit and Run Blog ^ | September 24, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Instead of pressing charges with the children, the concerned mother calling 911 should have got slapped with a false 911 call. (Technically she should have called the police line for non emergencies.) What is the world coming to.... that kids can no longer be seen playing with plastic guns? I grew up doing that with my cousins since I was 4. It would be nice of the local governments steps in and seriously scolds the education administration. - Vae Victis
  • Kerry's student spinner fired after WND report Resume fraud exposed after researcher cast Syrian

    09/11/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/11/13 | Chelsea Schilling
    Five days after WND first broke the news that the strategy by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to cast members of the Free Syria Army as “moderates” among the Syrian rebel forces was the brain-child of a Wall Street Journal researcher, the analyst has been fired from a Washington think-tank for lying about her qualifications. As WND reported, Elizabeth O’Bagy, 26, had claimed she was pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University and working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy. In his Sept. 3 testimony before the Senate Foreign...
  • Student Loan Bubble – Bursting Or Not? Delinquencies Falling in 2013

    09/10/2013 4:13:23 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The student loan bubble is starting to burst. The largest bank in the United States will stop making student loans in a few weeks. JPMorgan Chase has sent a memorandum to colleges notifying them that the bank will stop making new student loans in October. “We just don’t see this as a market that we can significantly grow,” Thasunda Duckett tells Reuters. Duckett is the chief executive for auto and student loans at Chase, which means she’s basically delivering the news that a large part of her business is getting closed down. And if you read Zero Hedge or AgainstCronyCapitalism,...
  • 9 Investigates Student Loan Fraud

    08/30/2013 4:02:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8/30/2013 | WFTV
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — 9 Investigates discovered the U.S. Department of Education was warned about an increase in student loan fraud two years ago but failed to put all of the recommended procedures in place to prevent it. Anchor Vanessa Welch started asking questions, and now a local congressman is getting involved. Frank Lilos relies on student loans to help pay tuition at UCF. He was surprised to learn about a huge student loan scam that costs taxpayers more than $187 million. "I think that's ridiculous to be getting that much money and not going to school," Lilos said. The...
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • NC:Police: Resident kills armed intruder in Wolf Creek apartments

    08/13/2013 7:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 10 August, 2013 | Staff
    RALEIGH — A tenant in a student apartment complex in West Raleigh shot and killed an armed intruder early Saturday, police said. Vincent Reed Bellamy, 23, told police the intruder broke into his apartment and held a handgun to his face. Bellamy was able to retrieve his own handgun and shot the man, who was identified as Trevor Anders Herne, 35.
  • High school student irritates Jay Carney

    07/17/2013 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/17/13 | Rachel Weiner
    high school intern with the conservative Daily Caller Web site got into a testy exchange with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Wednesday after asking if the White House would intervene to protect George Zimmerman from death threats in the wake of his acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges. Gabe Finger @GabeemtheFinger Just angered Obama's press secretary. Word. 11:21 AM - 17 Jul 2013
  • Student Loan Interest Hike Fears Allayed by Education Dept.

    07/12/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-12-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Congressional inaction resulted in an increase, as of July 1, in the interest rates of new subsidized Stafford Loans. The rate went from 3.4% to 6.8%. This resulted in a hue and cry from the Beltway. The Obama administration is intent...
  • Student debt flunking many first-time home buyers

    06/30/2013 2:35:12 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 37 replies
    ... Debt loads for recent graduates average just under $27,000 ... The institute’s study found that the average payoff time is 21 years, ranging from 17 years for those who attended college but did not get a degree to 23 years for those with graduate degrees
  • Podunk prosecutors seek gag order against eighth-grader arrested over NRA shirt

    06/26/2013 9:27:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-26-2013 | Eric Owens
    The case of the rural West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association just keeps getting weirder. According to local CBS affiliate WOWK-TV, the student, 14-year-old Jared Marcum, was back at the Logan County Courthouse on Monday for a hearing because prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins were seeking an emergency gag order. Earlier this month, Marcum had been formally charged with obstructing an officer. He was also suspended from school for one day. His crime was refusing a teacher’s request to take off the...
  • Student Loans subsidize ObamaCare

    05/28/2013 8:00:20 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/13
    According to the Congressional Budget Office, $8.7 billion of the money collected in student loan interest payments actually goes to pay for ObamaCare. The CBO estimates that the interest rate on these loans could be reduced from 6.8 percent to only 5.3 percent were the funds not used to subsidize the healthcare reform law and other federal programs. The profits from student loans are divided as follows: $8.7 billion goes to pay for ObamaCare; $10.3 billion goes to pay down the federal debt; and $36 billion goes to Pell Scholarship grants. The 16 million American students who now have student...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • NY Fed: Student And Auto Loans UP, DC And Maryland Lead In Student Debt

    05/14/2013 10:41:56 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/14/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that households continued to improve their finances during the first three months of 2013 (for the most part). Outstanding household debt declined approximately $110 billion from the previous quarter, due in large part to a reduction in housing-related debt and credit card balances. Meanwhile, delinquency rates for each form of household debt declined, with about 8.1% of outstanding debt in some stage of delinquency, compared with 8.6% the previous quarter. Here is the report: DistrictReport_Q12013 Mortgages, the largest component of household debt, fell in the first quarter of 2013. Mortgage balances shown...
  • Student Lectures Teacher On How to Teach in Front of Classmates

    05/09/2013 2:49:34 PM PDT · by RainMan · 22 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5/8/2013 | Anita Li
    What began as an outburst in class is now making the rounds online. Video of a student reprimanding his teacher for her allegedly poor teaching methods has gone viral. Several versions of the cell-phone video, which each have garnered hundreds of comments and thousands of likes since being uploaded to YouTube Wednesday, identify the school as Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. In an impassioned speech, the student criticizes his teacher for "handing them a frickin' packet" instead of providing "face-to-face" lessons.
  • PHS teacher accused of student trysts on suspension [NO CRIME ?!]

    05/06/2013 5:15:25 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 37 replies
    The Palatka Daily News ^ | May 4, 2013 | Brandon D. Oliver
    A local high school English teacher was suspended after the father of a student accused the teacher of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with the student. The father of the 15-year-old girl gave a statement to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office accusing Palatka High School English teacher Austin Johns of having unseemly text message conversations and engaging in illicit trysts with the student. ... Johns, 27, has been put on suspension. His name is one of eight names listed as being up for resignation, suspension or termination at Tuesday's school board meeting. ... "We investigated it, and we found it...
  • Professor Apologizes for Calling Student "Cockroach"

    04/23/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    claremont-laverne.patch.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Bill Norris
    A Claremont McKenna University professor of made “unprofessional” statements but did not violate the school’s harassment policy when he called a student a “cockroach” during a March demonstration, according to a report released Friday. The results of the investigation led by Claremont McKenna Dean of Students Mary Spellman found that CMC professor Yaron Raviv did make an inappropriate comment to a Pitzer College student outside of Collins Dining Hall, but did not impede the free speech rights of the students. CMC President Pamela B. Gann said in a statement accepting the findings of the report that Raviv’s statements “were unprofessional...
  • ‘I Don’t Give a ****’: Teachers’ Alleged Bullying of Conser. Student Launches School..Investigation

    04/05/2013 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/5/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A 15-year old student at Appleton North Highschool in Appleton, Wisconsin, is claiming that he was bullied by faculty members for being a conservative. Now, the school district has launched an investigation into Benji Backer’s accusations and are taking the claims “seriously.” Backer told Fox News that he has had to endure name-calling and harassment as well as watch other students be indoctrinated. According to Backer, the tensions began to mount when he was 12, during Governor Scott Walker’s battle with the unions and liberals’ unsuccessful re-call bid. Since then, Backer claims that teachers denigrated Walker and labeled Republicans as...
  • Student Who Taped Dutch Muslim Youths Praising Hitler Forced Into Hiding

    03/13/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 3/13/13 | Zach Pontz
    The Dutch doctoral student who was seen in a controversial video trying to reeducate Dutch-Turkish youths has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats. The Dutch daily NRC writes that Mehmet Sahin has gone into hiding with his family on the advice of the mayor of Arnhem, Pauline Krikke. Last week a video surfaced of Sahin interviewing several Muslim youths in Holland. During the interview the youths spewed vitriol at Jews and praised Hitler, with one of the boys saying, “As far as I’m concerned Hitler should have killed all Jews.” The youths also displayed an alarming lack of...
  • Pa. grad student sues, says C-plus cost her $1.3M

    03/10/2013 2:43:48 PM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 27 replies
    Xfinity ^ | 2/14/13
    EASTON, Pa. — Talk about grade inflation. Graduate student Megan Thode wasn't happy about the C-plus she received for one class, saying the mediocre grade kept her from getting her desired degree and becoming a licensed therapist — and, as a result, cost her $1.3 million in lost earnings. Now Thode is suing her professor and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, claiming monetary damages and seeking a grade change. A judge is hearing testimony in the case this week in Northampton County Court. Lehigh and the professor contend her lawsuit is without merit. Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano declined to dismiss...
  • Student Loans Dominate Increase In Consumer Credit Despite Worsening Performance

    03/07/2013 2:38:01 PM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to The Federal Reserve today, consumer credit rose by $16.2 billion in January, higher than the expected increase of $14.7 billion. So, it appears that lenders are easy their credit standards, right? Not so fast. Depository institutions suffered a DECLINE of 168.7 BILLION in January. But the Federal government saw an INCR EASE in consumer credit of $310.8 billion (mostly student loans). Revolving credit (aka, credit cards) saw a decline in the flow of $233.4 billion. Nonrevolving credit ( automobile loans and all other loans not included in revolving credit, such as loans for mobile homes, education, boats, trailers,...
  • Florida High School Student Suspended for Disarming Gunman

    03/05/2013 10:31:21 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | Mar. 4, 2013 | Alex Newman
    A Florida teenager was suspended from his high school last week along with two others after forcibly disarming a fellow student who allegedly pointed a loaded gun and threatened to shoot another pupil on a school bus, according to news reports. One of the suspended students, who has not been publicly identified due to safety concerns, said he had “no doubt” that the gunman he helped disarm was planning to kill the intended target. The event, which occurred in Fort Meyers, has already triggered nationwide and even international press coverage. It has also sparked debate about statutes purporting to create...
  • Shocking: K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents

    03/04/2013 11:07:07 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun March 3, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public school students from kindergarten through high school. In operation just three months, the database already holds files on millions of children identified by name, address and sometimes social security number. Learning disabilities are documented, test scores recorded, attendance noted. In some cases, the database tracks student hobbies, career goals, attitudes toward school - even...
  • The New Subprime Loan: Student Loans Now WORST Performing Debt Class

    02/28/2013 4:23:09 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/28/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Student Loans Now the WORST Performing Debt Class According to the NY FED’s “QUARTERLY REPORT ON HOUSEHOLD DEBT AND CREDIT,” student loans are now the worst performing debt class. Even though credit card performance deteriorated in Q4 2012, mortgages, auto loans and home equity loans all improved. But student loans are now the NEW subprime loan. How does the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau feel about that?
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Radio.Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
  • Inside the Muslim Student Association Conference, Part 3

    02/27/2013 9:09:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/27/13 | Mark Tapson
    In Part 1 of this series on the recent 15th Annual Muslim Student Association (MSA) West Conference, which I attended at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I gave a general overview of the conference’s pro-Palestinian activism, its promotion of a sense of victimization at the mercy of an Islamophobic society and university system, its urgent appeal to political activism that goes hand-in-hand with its emphasis on strengthening one’s Muslim faith and community, and its support from top Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. Part 2 focused on the biggest names who had been invited to speak there, radicals like...
  • Ballsy Law Student Schools Uninformed Law Officer on Gun Rights (Video)

    02/24/2013 10:47:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/24/13 | Jim Hoft
    Guest Post by Mara Zebest A video posted at the end of 2012 (a couple of months back) is gaining some steam now due to the current gun debate. A Facebook posting offers the following overview: You will LOVE this video! Share it if you want MORE people (including policemen) to understand this! Watch what happens when a policeman illegally stops a law student for carrying a gun… and the law student schools him on how he’s broken the law.