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  • Academia Tries To Spin Out of Hoax

    10/12/2018 12:44:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A trio of writers with credentials who managed to place dubious articles in academic journals are already being dismissed by academics attempting to downplay the prank. "Last week three scholars published an article reporting on how they had submitted over twenty fraudulent and purportedly ridiculous nonsense papers to various journals in gender and diversity studies," Hank Reichman writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Seven were accepted, four were published online, and three were in process when the authors 'had to take the project public prematurely and thus stop the study, before it...
  • Desecration of a WW2 Memorial

    09/12/2018 5:25:05 AM PDT · by · 42 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 10 at 4:46 PM | George Gatteny
    George Gatteny [Massachusetts] "I witnessed something today that outraged me! I was driving down Broadway in Somerville. I stopped behind a bus waiting to pull into Clarendon Station. I looked over to my right and saw young people (early to mid 20's) go into the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in from of the statue. The guy took the flags and tossed them behind the statue. What I saw him do next pushed me to a point where I said to myself "ENOUGH"....
  • Comrades, Dr. Farkas Has Discovered Russian Plot To Her Words in Mouth…

    04/01/2017 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 04/01/2017 | Sundance
    Comrade Treeperski, Dr Farkas has discovered Russian plot making her to speak too much with Comrade Brzezinski: Comrade citizens, we must develop alternative “sources and methods”. Who is this Comrade Wikipedia and how do we talk him?
  • Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution

    04/10/2017 12:00:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel. The resolution, titled “A Resolution Calling for Tufts University to End Investments in The Israeli Occupation,” passed the Tufts Community Union Senate on Sunday night by a vote of 17 in favor and six opposed, with eight abstentions. More than 100 students attended the senate debate prior to the vote, according to the Tufts Daily student newspaper.
  • A Primer on Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)

    12/13/2016 7:34:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College professors and their minions lost a presidential election for the first time in eight years and don't know how to handle it. On college campuses, puppies, coloring books and crying towels are all the rage as professors and students alike try to come to terms with the election results. When we go to the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in January we will be on the lookout for thumb-sucking and security blankets. "It's hard not to see Trump’s triumph as a repudiation of everything that universities stand for: free speech, open inquiry, inclusion, and civility; logic, reason and the...
  • 2 People Wounded in Apparent Stabbing at Tufts University

    05/31/2015 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/31/15 | Ben Gittleson
    Two people were apparently stabbed this morning at a fraternity house on the main campus of Tufts University, outside Boston, the university said. Tufts asked people on the campus to shelter in place as police searched for “a suspect of a serious crime” there. The two people were hospitalized, and police were investigating, Tufts University spokeswoman Kim Thurler told ABC News.
  • Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

    10/24/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon. The event, held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is run by the American Muslims for Palestine, has raised concerns among students who feel threatened by the group’s highly aggressive—and sometimes violent—tactics. SJP is known for leading some the most hostile anti-Israel campaigns on campus, including comparisons of the Jewish state to Nazi Germany,...
  • First of Its Kind: Tufts University Hires Humanist Chaplain for Atheist Students

    09/25/2014 2:05:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/25/2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    Five years ago, a group of atheist and agnostic students launched a campaign to hire a nonreligious chaplain at Tufts University. With the recent addition of a university-funded “humanist in residence,’ it appears their prayers—or lack thereof—have finally been answered.The new position is believed to be the first-ever university-funded campus chaplain catering to atheist, agnostic and nonreligious students, according to Religion News Service.In early September, Walker Bristol, a former intern of Harvard’s Humanist Community, was hired as the first humanist chaplain at the private, Massachusetts-based university. Bristol previously served as a student leader of Tufts’ Freethought Society, a group of...
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    03/17/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2014
    MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more....
  • Scientists Put A Working Eyeball On A Tadpole's Tail

    03/01/2013 12:07:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 3/1/12 | Emily Elert
    It turns out we seriously underestimated the central nervous system. It's hard to say what's crazier: the fact that Tufts University researchers spent a year cutting out the tiny eyeballs of tadpole embryos and sticking them back on to the tadpoles' tails, or: the fact that, when they hatched, a few of the tadpoles COULD ACTUALLY SEE OUT OF THE EYES ON THEIR TAILS. As you know, this is not the way vision is supposed to work--your eyeballs are supposed to be connected to a big fat nerve that carries incoming signals back to your brain, which combines the information...
  • Tufts Univ. reinstates Christian ministry

    12/08/2012 2:09:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 12-7-12 | Leigh Jones
    Student religious groups should not have to appoint leaders who do not share their beliefs, a student judiciary at Tufts University announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5). It was a big victory for a Christian group on campus that had lost official recognition in October. Like several other private colleges, Tufts has an "all comers" policy that requires official student organizations to be open to all students for both membership and leadership, regardless of beliefs. But in reviewing a discrimination complaint filed against Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), the largest evangelical group on the Medford, Mass., campus, the Tufts Committee on Student...
  • Tufts evangelical group [again] faces ‘de-recognizing’ for requiring leaders adhere to basic truths

    10/29/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 27, 2012 | Katherine Landergan
    The student government at Tufts University has taken measures to “de-recognize” an evangelical group on campus, because the group requires its leaders to adhere to “basicbBiblical truths of Christianity,” student government members said on Friday. The Tufts Community Union Judiciary, the university’s judicial branch of student government, voted earlier this month to no longer recognize the Tufts Christian Fellowship, a chapter of the national InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Tufts officials said in a statement....
  • Bill Clinton speaks at Tufts University

    11/06/2011 7:53:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | November 6, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    (NECN: Lauren Collins, Medford, MA) - President Bill Clinton was in Medford, Mass Sunday to deliver a lecture at Tufts University. He said that the biggest problem in the United States is not the debate between Republicans and Democrats. “It’s the anti-government ideology that has driven the right wing of our country for the last 30 years -– the idea that government is always the problem.”
  • Tufts nurses union authorizes strike

    04/15/2011 6:40:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 04/15/2011 | Christine McConville
    Nurses at Tufts Medical Center last night voted to authorize a strike in a dispute over nurse-to-patient staffing levels, setting the stage for a potential prolonged dispute after the hospital chief vowed to bring in replacement nurses. Massachusetts Nurses Association spokesman David Schildmeier said 70 percent of the voting nurses cast ballots in favor of authorizing a strike. Schildmeier declined to say how many of the medical center’s 1,100 nurses participated in the vote, but “it was a very, very strong turnout,” he said.
  • Rep. Pelosi: “Elections Shouldn’t Matter as Much as They Do”

    04/13/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | annem040359
    She’s back again!!!! Good grief, is there NOT a video camera in which she does not look for? Former USA Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D/CA), on a visit to Tufts University in MA for this conference which “is captured” in this video. What she said comes as no surprise. She is one big supporter of a one party system of governing and she asks Republicans to take their party back from the tea party movement. Oh Rep. Nancy, would it surprise you if one of the REASONS why your party LOST BIG last November was because people were...
  • ufts’ Committee on Student Life: enabler of militant “Islamic” atrocities

    07/19/2010 2:12:12 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 7/19/10 | Bill Levinson
    As reported by Ben Shapiro in “Stalin-Esque Show Trial At Tufts University,” disciplinary action was brought against the Primary Source, a conservative campus newspaper, for "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission." We have just read a copy of "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission" at and it contains nothing but 100 percent facts about militant "Islam," such as the death fatwa on Salman Rushdie and the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia. There is nothing whatsoever in this document that the Muslim Student Association should have found offensive unless, of course, it condones and agrees with the human rights violations and atrocities described....
  • Iranian Woman Flogged, Sentenced to be Stoned to Death

    07/06/2010 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 19 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 7/5/10 | Bill Levinson
    Tufts University's Committee on Student Life invited to elaborate on why this is (1) not violent and/or (2) not done under color of IslamAs reported by Ben Shapiro in "Stalin-Esque Show Trial At Tufts University," disciplinary action was brought against the Primary Source, a conservative campus newspaper, for "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission." "The page carried quotes from the Koran juxtaposed with facts about certain adherents of Islam — their involvement with terrorism, discrimination against women, and the slave trade, among others." And the CSL swallowed this gibberish whole. Barbara Grossman, the radical left chair of the CSL, compared printing the...
  • Vanity: Finally Proud to be a Tufts Alum (Scott Brown's alma mater)

    01/19/2010 11:56:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies · 475+ views
    January 19, 2010 | Me
    I hope I do not jinx Rep. Brown with this post. Scott Brown is a Tufts University alum, Tufts is located in the Boston metro area. He graduated in 1981. I graduated almost a decade after him. He enrolled in ROTC. This shows his commitment because Tufts bans ROTC instruction from campus although they have no qualms taking the money. He had to go to Northeastern University for his ROTC related class work. Among Tufts's alum hall of shame includes: Peter Fazio, raging leftist Congressman from Oregon, Cynthia McKinney, yes that lunatic, Bill Richardson, and to top it off Arthur...
  • Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal Sex in Parks With Strangers

    12/10/2009 2:41:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 874+ views
    GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 10, 2009
    Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal Sex in Parks With Strangers December 10, 2009 Jim Hoft In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During the same...
  • College bans dorm sex with roommate around

    09/29/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by machogirl · 69 replies · 3,055+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | September 29, 2009 | AP
    BOSTON - Sex in a dorm at Tufts University is fine. Sex in a Tufts dorm with your roommate there? That's a no-no. The Boston-area school has a new policy this semester banning sexual activity while a roommate is in the same room.