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  • Follow the Money: Why Do Universities Oppose the Higher Education Bill?

    06/24/2018 8:26:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 24, 2018 | Jane S. Shaw
    When 39 university associations send an open letter to Congress expressing “grave reservations” about proposed legislation, you can be sure that money is involved. No matter how they describe their concern about students, our colleges and universities have spent money at a pace well above inflation for decades, and they have raised tuition and fees in tandem. The federal student loan program has been their “enabler,” so they want to keep the money flowing.New buildings, new stadiums, fitness centers, luxury apartments, a “lazy river” at Louisiana State University, climbing walls at Notre Dame and Rutgers, and a $120 million refurbishing...
  • Louisiana House votes to allow more guns at schools, universities

    05/03/2018 9:00:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies ^ | 5/2/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House voted 59-36 Wednesday (May 2) to allow visitors to carry guns at K-12 schools and on university campuses if they have concealed weapons permits. The legislation would allow people to have guns at schools and universities, regardless of whether the institutions are public or private. House Bill 602, sponsored by state Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, now moves to the Senate for consideration. Under current law, most people are not allowed to carry a gun into a school or university building unless they are in law enforcement or use a weapon for class. This proposal would allow visitors...
  • The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

    04/19/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 18 April 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    It's a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it is happening around the world. n July 2017, a group of nine Chinese students and faculty from Huazhong University of Science and Technology participating in a summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed a Chinese Communist Party branch on the third floor of Hopkins Hall, a campus dormitory. The group held meetings to discuss party ideology, taking a group photo in front of a red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, according to a July 2017 article and photos posted to the Huazhong University website. The...
  • Teenager accepted by all 20 top-ranked universities he applied to with full scholarships

    04/04/2018 7:10:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 121 replies
    A high school senior from Houston, Texas, was accepted by each of the 20 top-ranked universities to which he applied and was offered a full scholarship to every single one of them. Michael Brown, a 17-year-old student at Lamar High School, went viral after he was caught on camera screaming in glee upon learning he was accepted into Stanford University in December. Little did the teen know at the time, but his excitement would increase by a factor of 20 in March when he was also accepted into Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and...
  • Christians and white people get 'unmerited perks,' live 'easier'

    04/03/2018 1:17:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/3/2018 | Caleb Parke
    George Washington University is hosting a seminar on combating Christian privilege in America. According to an event description, students in a 90-minute training session will learn about ways American Christians receive things they dont deserve and are not worthy of getting: How do weacknowledge that Christians receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country?

    03/08/2018 8:48:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Foreign Poilicy ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN
    Beijing is stepping up efforts to inject party ideology into student life. Some Chinese students are crying foul.When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Washington on Sept. 24, 2015 on a state visit, hundreds of Chinese students lined the streets for hours, carrying banners and flags to welcome him. It was a remarkable display of seemingly spontaneous patriotism. Except it wasnt entirely spontaneous. The Chinese Embassy paid students to attend and helped organize the event. Working with Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSAs) at local universities a Chinese student organization with branches at dozens of schools around the country ...
  • You Cant Say That on Campus

    03/03/2018 4:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | MARCH 3, 2018 | Margaret Wente
    The free-speech wars have broken out again. The battlefield this time is the little campus of Acadia University, located in bucolic Wolfville, N.S. The villain of the piece is Rick Mehta, an associate professor of psychology who's been teaching there for 14 years. Critics call him a free-speech absolutist whose outrageous views are endangering the safety and security of his students. He calls himself an independent thinker who offers different perspectives to challenge the prevailing narrative. This week, we learned that the campus administration has launched a formal investigation to determine just how dangerous he is. A letter he received...
  • Georgia teacher in custody after report of shots at school

    02/28/2018 10:37:05 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Police in Georgia say officers have responded to reports of shots fired at a high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. Police in Dalton tweeted that no children were hurt or were in danger. Police spokesman Bruce Frazier tells The Associated Press that the scene is secure. Police are not immediately saying what happened inside the school. Police say the school has been evacuated and students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Center. Police are advising parents to go there to pick them up. Dalton is about 90 miles (145...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accusedparticularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • Israeli universities refuse to host African infiltrators

    02/11/2018 11:37:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Israeli universities rejected a request to grant refuge to employment-seeking African infiltrators, Channel 20 reported. The idea was proposed by Yoel Marshak, who served as the Kibbutz Movement's activities coordinator until a few years ago. Marshak told Arutz Sheva that "the police are forbidden from entering [universities.] We will ask embassies to host them for a few days. During those days, we will negotiate with the Israeli government. If we don't negotiate now, we'll be negotiating then, in desperation." "There is an international agreement that police do not enter a university campus without permission from the university's management. We will...
  • Poor Little Rich Universities

    02/02/2018 12:41:32 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 2, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Universities that cry poor while entertaining themselves lavishly are finding it harder to keep up their public service facade, even in publications that would normally be sympathetic to them. "When Congress asked dozens of schools to report on their spending in 2016, for instance, Harvard declined to say exactly how much of its $37 billion endowment is paid to the people who manage it.," Neena Satija wrote in The Washington Monthly. "While most colleges did tell Congress what percentage of their annual endowment payout goes to financial aid, they generally didn't elaborate further--such as on the proportion of aid thats...
  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    I have had enough bullshit, wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity. This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of todays higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who dont follow higher ed...
  • The University of Maryland is still investigating their own sexual assault cases

    12/28/2017 10:17:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot ^ | December 28, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the University of Maryland at College Park is once again under federal investigation over how they respond to reports of sexual violence on campus. Even with recent changes implemented by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as to how Title IX cases are handled, many investigations stretch on for months or even years longer than they are supposed to under current rules. This is creating a backlog of campus investigations and raising questions of how seriously the university is taking its obligations. The U.S. Department of Education has opened a third investigation into how the...
  • Ethical Confusion at the University Level [semi-satire]

    12/26/2017 9:24:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    Osaka Universitys Kazue Muta alleges that the princes in Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were guilty of sexual assault. Stories about kissing a comatose person without her permission promote sexual violence, Muta said. This is the wrong message for children to hear. These men had no right to force themselves on these women. A better lesson would be a story where these men respect the womens right to be left alone. The University of California San Diego is weighing whether to impose disciplinary sanctions on Gregory Lu, a student who who put up posters of Kate Steinle (the young woman...
  • College Women Are Far Less Likely To Be Raped Than Their Working Class Counterparts

    12/21/2017 11:04:59 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alice B. Lloyd
    Women are more likely to have been sexually assaulted by the age of 44 if they didnt go to college, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. The study, spearheaded by sociology professor and researcher William Axinn, found that the risk of experiencing forced intercourse is more than 2.5 times greater for women whove attended little or no college. After more than six years intense focus on a purported campus rape crisis, Axinns study exposes the Obama administrations Title IX regime for the elitist and politically-motivated overcorrection it was. Axinn and his team analyzed data from the...
  • Campus watchdog issues list of outrageous college courses

    12/19/2017 6:03:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    Young Americas Foundation has published a catalog of the most outrageous college courses nationwide and the results may indicate why millennials are so far left leaning. Trends include the blurring of gender lines, the demonization of whiteness, and the evils of capitalism. YAF notes that intersectionality or as Websters Dictionary describes it, the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups has permeated most curriculums and aids professors and administrators in teaching identity politics and victim mentality...
  • Professor Examines Feminist Fuzzy Sciences Of Dog Training

    10/26/2017 8:37:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 24, 2017 | Grace Carr
    Feminist dog training reveals the importance of interspecies intersectionalities that exist between humans and animals, a Kansas State University professor wrote in a 2017 paper. Dr. Harlan Weaver seeks to examine the relationship between humans and animals which allegedly reflect and shape the experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, nation, species and breed, according to her study Feminisms, Fuzzy Sciences, and Interspecies Intersectionalities . . . Some of Weavers other works include, Pit Bull Promises: Inhuman Intimacies and Queer Kinships in an Animal Shelter, Monster Trans: Diffracting Affect, Reading Rage, and The Tracks of my Tears: Trans Affects, Resonance, and...
  • Trump Jr: Universities are captive to political hatreds

    10/25/2017 12:31:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/25/2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    - Donald Trump, Jr. blasted Americas universities for condemning hate speech while failing to teach civility or intellectual openness during a speech sponsored by the University of North Texas on Tuesday. - Trump's invitation to speak as part of a scholarship fundraising students sparked controversy before it even took place, with the school's president even telling a distraught professor that "I am trying to stop it" in internal emails. Donald Trump, Jr. blasted Americas universities for condemning hate speech while failing to teach civility or intellectual openness during a speech in Texas on Tuesday. A lot of other universities dont...
  • Ivy League Teaching Assistant Says She Calls On Black Women First, White Men Last

    10/23/2017 6:22:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    An Ivy League teaching assistant tweeted Monday that she calls on black female students first and white male students last. I will always call on my black women students first. Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men, University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop said in a tweet from an account linked to her name that has now been protected.
  • SAD! John Kasich gets schooled on hate speech by Joe Biden?

    10/18/2017 4:18:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah D
    Biden on campus left wing politics: liberals have a short memory we hurt ourselves badly when we dont allow speech to take place . . Biden: You should be able to listen to another point of view, as virulent as it may be, and reject it or expose it. . . Kasich said if he were a university president he wouldnt let one of these hate speech speakers come