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  • American Indian, Opposite Gender, And More Get-ups These Colleges Don’t Want You To Wear

    10/30/2017 4:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/17 | Rob Shimshock
    American Indian, opposite gender, Mexicans, and members of a certain religion are among the costumes some colleges do not want you to dress up as this Halloween. Administrators or students at The College of New Jersey, Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and other institutions have issued warnings ahead of Halloween regarding the costumes people should wear. “Although the intention may be innocent, the impact can often be damaging,” said Baldween Casseus, the student government vice president of diversity and inclusion at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), in an email sent to the college community and obtained by The Daily Caller...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/28/2017 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/24/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”
  • Guest Speaker Tells Students: 'I’m Queer and I’m Trump’s Worst Enemy'

    10/19/2017 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Grand County High School in Utah were supposed to attend poetry slam workshops on tolerance and acceptance. Instead, students were subjected to political rhetoric, LGBT propaganda and something called “identity mapping.” Parents told the Todd Starnes Show that one of the workshop leaders announced to the children, “I’m queer and I’m Trump’s worst enemy.” An untold number of students were directed by workshop leaders to separate themselves intro groups based on their sexual identity and their religious preference. Parents told the Todd Starnes Show they are livid over the September event. “I’m sending my daughter to school to...
  • This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

    10/16/2017 12:01:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at undermining traditional family values. He wrote in a Daily Signal article on Aug. 2:
  • 10-year-old Students Called Names After Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance In Class

    09/30/2017 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    WGCL CBS 46 ^ | 09/27/17 | Natalie Rubino
    PALDING COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - Two students at a metro Atlanta elementary school say they were singled out for what they did during the Pledge of Allegiance. Tuesday morning at Orrs Elementary School, 10-year-old Jason Newberry said he and one classmate put their hand over their heart while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. He said when they did, others in the class called them names. "Me and him got called KKK, Nazi, and we just kept getting bullied the whole day," said Newberry. Newberry said it wasn't until his second period teacher showed them a news clip of NFL players...
  • Mizzou sees Another Drop in Student Enrollment

    09/27/2017 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    After student protests rocked the campus of the University of Missouri in 2015, student enrollment has dropped significantly. The student protests became national news, as a college professor named Melissa Click shoved a student journalist who sought access to cover the protests on racism. "Enrollment at the University of Missouri continued a decline that began after campus protests in November 2015, with this fall's enrollment the lowest since 2008," the Associated Press reported last week. "Official numbers released Wednesday show the university attracted 20,870 students this fall, down 12.9 percent since a record set in 2015." "Missouri did slightly better...
  • Is the Bill of Rights Hateful?

    09/26/2017 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 25, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    About a decade and a half ago, our friend David Horowitz proposed an academic bill of rights for students but back then collegians were a bit more familiar with the original. A recent Brookings Institution survey, for example, found that 44 percent of students believed so-called "hate speech" is not protected by the first amendment while another 16 percent answered "don’t know." Similarly, according to the Brookings web survey, 51 percent of students thought it was okay to shout down a speaker. As you might expect, the study drew detractors from academe. "I must say that from the start I...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • E-mail: From Charlottesville to Orlando, Medicine Moves Forward( Liberal SJW Alert!)

    08/29/2017 2:50:22 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    Daniel H. Gouger, MD
    Dear AMSA, The Charlottesville travesty was a direct affront to both AMSA and American values. As the AMSA(American Medical Student Association) Fellow, I strongly condemn and denounce racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, and white supremacist ideology, or any such ideals that seek to embrace racial or ethnic superiority at the expense of equality, social justice, and health, civil, and human rights. AMSA believes that these rights are essential to the protection of human dignity and are applicable to all individuals. We also respect the primacy of civil rights, even in the heightened need for security, and therefore condemn hate crimes. From Tamir...
  • How American Anarchy Parallels China's Cultural Revolution

    08/24/2017 7:06:45 AM PDT · by beejaa · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    I’ve been avoiding the news lately because it pains me to see my beloved country so divided, with people so bitterly angry at each other. All the shouting, violence, and destruction of historical monuments have only brought up a feeling of déjà vu. America is clearly undergoing a Cultural Revolution that is eerily similar to Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s. Maybe Karl Marx was right after all when he declared that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Both Movements Started On Campuses, And Spread...
  • Struggling College Splurges On $306 MILLION DORM

    07/15/2017 6:26:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Bethune-Cookman University, a struggling historically black school on Florida’s Atlantic coast, will end up shelling out $306 million for a residence hall which opened on campus in 2016. The private school will foot the $306 million cost for the 1,200-bed dormitory by paying monthly installments over 40 years to a real estate company called TG Quantum, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal. For perspective, the $306 million cost of the dorm is a few million more than the entire annual gross-domestic product of the island nation of Palau. The monthly installments — which amount to a complex leasing arrangement — start...
  • California Dems panic over their tax hike, sue 3 college Republicans for successful recall petition

    07/08/2017 8:19:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 08, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats control both houses of the California State Legislature with 2/3 majorities, allowing them to pass any bills they wish, with no possibility of obstruction from the powerless GOP. As Democrats will when they feel empowered, they recently passed a major hike in gasoline taxes that will take over $5 billion a year more from the pockets of motorists. With the GOP powerless, what could possibly go wrong? ===== [snip] Caught by surprise, the California Dems reacted stupidly. ====== [snip] But trying to quash a recall election following a tax increase, and dragging three kids into court looks really bad...
  • Many College Students are ‘Book Virgins’

    06/27/2017 3:39:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 90 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 6/24/16 | Daniel Lattier
    To gain admittance to college in the 17th century, students had to be able to read and translate various Latin authors on sight. 100 years ago, students were required to have read various classical works before being admitted. Today, however, many American students are being admitted to colleges without ever having read a book from start to finish. They are part of a cohort of students known as “book virgins.” The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has pointed out this phenomenon in their recent report titled “Beach Books: 2014-2016. What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?”...
  • London School Asks Pupils to Write A Suicide Notes for Homework (literary exercise)

    06/26/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by johnk · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 JUNE 2017 • 5:28PM | Harry Yorke
    A secondary school has been forced to apologize to parents after an English teacher asked students to draft a suicide note for homework as part of a module on Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. More than 60 pupils at Thomas Tallis school, Kidbrooke, London were asked to pen an imaginary final note after reading one of the play’s most celebrated scenes, when Lady Macbeth takes her own life. Having conspired with her husband to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth commits suicide by “self and violent hands” after being driven mad by guilt and violent imagery of his murder. The pupils were asked...
  • President Trump Wows Activists & Students @ Road to Majority conference

    06/19/2017 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    The Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its Road to Majority conference in Washington, DC on June 8. The highly-anticipated conference for people of faith and conservative activists included such high profile speakers as President Donald Trump. Dr. Ralph Reed, founder and President of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which organized the event, introduced President Trump as “my friend, our friend, the President of the United States, President Donald Trump” causing the crowd to give the chief executive a sweeping standing ovation. The President was nonetheless at home with his people. After all, according to Reed, not only has Donald...
  • Video of High School Student’s Profanity-Laced Meltdown Goes Viral

    05/29/2017 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 29, 2017 | CBS
    <p>LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Cellphone video of a Lancaster High School student screaming profanities and racial epithets at a teacher made the rounds on social media Friday, with shares topping 4,000 shares on Twitter. Students and authorities are stunned.</p> <p>In the footage captured earlier this week, the student, whose name has not been revealed pending confirmation of his age, can be seen entering an Eastside High School classroom behind the teacher. The video doesn’t capture what happened before the altercation inside, but it shows the visibly upset teen yelling and attempting to destroy objects in the room.</p>
  • Evergreen State College Students Berate Professor

    05/28/2017 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-28-17YouTibe | JR
    White (ironically enough) Evergreen State College students have berated a professor and called for his resignation after he objected to an event where white students were asked to leave the campus for a day. Watch for yourself..."I listen to you and you listen to me".
  • Students in rocket design contest visit Oval Office to show president their 'Trump' projectile

    05/13/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2017 | David Caplan
    <p>Donald Trump's pre-presidential air fleet -- consisting of a Boeing 757, a small aircraft and a handful of choppers -- has been easily recognizable for years, thanks to "TRUMP" being slapped on the exterior of these souped-up aeronautical machines.</p>
  • Why getting rid of grades would help rich students — and hurt poor ones

    05/13/2017 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Catherine Rampell
    Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. “People are nonstandard,” says D. Scott Looney, head of Cleveland’s Hawken School and founder and board chair of the new Mastery Transcript Consortium. “They grow and evolve in the world in nonstandard ways. Distilling that down to a simple common number like a GPA shaves off a lot of humanity in that journey.” These are not artsy-fartsy alternative schools; the consortium includes some of the most famous pressure-cooker private institutions...
  • Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university

    05/10/2017 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2017 | By Susan Svrluga and Lori Rozsa
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Students booed, and many turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she gave the keynote address at Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement Wednesday afternoon. Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said the outreach by President Trump and the education secretary to historically black schools is an empty gesture. But the president of the university defended her work as a philanthropist and her commitment to education. Graduates came into the auditorium smiling, many with flowers and other decorations plastered on their mortar boards, and listened to the ceremony...