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  • Half of universities in England have fewer than 5% poor white students

    02/14/2019 9:19:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Feb 2019 | Amy Walker
    More than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of white working-class students in their intakes, according to researchers. A report from the National Education Opportunity Network (Neon) found that white youngsters in receipt of free school meals were the least likely of any group to study at university after those from Traveller backgrounds. (snip) Of the higher education providers who responded to a survey by Neon, fewer than 40% were doing outreach work specifically with white males and fewer than 12% with white females from low-participation backgrounds. (snip) Education secretary Damian Hinds said: “Whilst it’s right that...
  • Introducing Miles Mathis

    02/10/2019 12:18:59 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies
    Starving The Monkeys ^ | 15MAY18 | Tom Baugh
    It has been a busy year. We sold our place in Georgia, have been banging away at some short-fused client work, moved to Tennessee, and are in the middle of scouting the location for our new facilities. Been too busy to write much, but wanted to take some time for a long-overdue introduction to Miles Mathis, an interesting guy who came to my attention about three years ago.For those of you who haven’t heard of Miles, here’s a warning: take everything you read about him on the web with a grain of salt. Instead, if thinking-out-of-the-box science and culture are...
  • UF launches 'diversity' podcast. Hardly anyone listens.

    01/31/2019 7:14:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 29, 2019 | Eduardo Neret
    The University of Florida's recently appointed chief diversity officer has launched a new podcast to promote “diversity and inclusion.” Each week, CDO Antonio Farias speaks with members of the UF community on “their story of belonging.” The podcast is titled “Level Up on Presence and Belonging.” Farias said he hopes the podcast will shed light on unity and open up conversations about diversity," adding, "there’s no such thing as an expert on the topic of diversity. We want to hear from everyone,” according to the Independent Florida Alligator. Despite Farias’ efforts, it is unclear how popular the podcast is on...
  • TB outbreak tied to Minnesota State, Mankato [MN] under investigation

    01/25/2019 7:29:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 25, 2019 — 8:52am | By Liz Sawyer
    The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a tuberculosis outbreak among eight people associated with Minnesota State University, Mankato. State health officials are asking clinics to look out for tuberculosis symptoms in college-aged individuals who have spent time at the university since August 2016. Risk factors for the infection usually include travel abroad to a country where TB is common, but in this case, all but one contracted TB in the United States. Investigators believe the bacteria originated with an international student and spread to at least seven others who had close contact with them, Schultz said. The majority of...
  • UNC-Asheville faces pressure to disinvite pro-Farrakhan Women's March speaker

    01/17/2019 7:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matthew Stein
    A Jewish student group at the University of North Carolina-Asheville has denounced the university for inviting Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory, who has defended Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, as a speaker. Farrakhan has compared Jewish people to “termites” and characterized Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.” Mallory, who is scheduled to speak during UNC-Asheville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Week on Jan. 24, has worked with the Nation of Islam and praised the minister, but noted she does not agree with “everything” he has said regarding Jewish people.
  • University lets people use bathrooms 'they deem they need to use,' opens 23 'all-gender' facilities

    01/15/2019 8:29:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2019 | Samuel Smith
    A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Drake/File Photo)A public university in Ohio is letting people use whatever bathroom facility “they deem they need to use” in order to create a more “inclusive environment” and has also converted nearly two dozen restrooms into “all-gender” bathrooms.Wright State University in Dayton has granted “universal access,” allowing “individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression” in order to comply with the university’s...
  • Missouri University says a man asking out a woman who's smaller than him could be sexual [tr]

    12/28/2018 6:29:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    The University of Missouri has claimed that a male asking a female out on a date could be sexual harassment – if she is smaller than him. Mizzou officials made the claim as doctoral student challenged them in a lawsuit surrounding his suspension in 2016 for the romantic proposal to his student dance instructor Annalise Breaux. The college claimed that posing the question could violate Title IX, which serves to prohibit sexual discrimination on any federally funded education program, after Jeremy Rowles sued them for racial and sexual discrimination.
  • Former Lehigh Student Allegedly Poisoned Black Roommate, Wrote Racist Message In Dorm Room

    12/20/2018 3:55:21 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/20/18 at 5:17 PM | Benjamin Fearnow
    A former Lehigh University student from China who was already facing ethnic intimidation charges against a black dormitory roommate is now accused of attempted homicide by trying to slowly poison him.
  • Democrats poised to offer two years of free community college [CA]

    12/19/2018 7:32:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 18, 2018 | Melody Gutierrez
    California community college students could reap the benefits of Democratic dominance in the state Legislature, with lawmakers pushing for the state to cover the cost of two years of tuition for students who commit to enrolling full time right out of high school. Democratic lawmakers across the country have made affordability at public colleges and universities a rallying cry, with free tuition programs popping up at the state and local levels. During the 2018 midterms, the free-college mantra of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders became a key campaign promise for liberal candidates in congressional and state races. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom...
  • The Liberal Arts Weren’t Murdered — They Committed Suicide

    12/18/2018 6:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The great culture wars on the campuses of the 1980s were largely lost by traditionalists. And the question then became not if but when the liberal arts would die off as a result. What is strange nearly 40 years later is that the apparent outrage over what was clearly foreordained is now becoming fact. What did academia expect, given its years of academic specialization and politicized indoctrination? Recently the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point announced plans to drop liberal-arts majors in geography, geology, French, German, two- and three-dimensional art — and history. The Atlantic ran a well-meaning essay by Adam Harris...
  • Yoga group shutters after cultural appropriation complaint

    12/13/2018 6:54:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 12, 2018 | Kenneth Nelson
    One student’s complaint of “cultural appropriation” led to the dissolution of a university’s Bhakti yoga group. American University student Maya Krishnan filed a complaint with the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion and wrote an op-ed in the student paper, The Eagle, after seeing a non-Indian group invited by American University’s Bhakti Yoga Club performing the Indian epic “The Ramayana,” according to ISKCON News.
  • The Historical Profession Is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide

    12/11/2018 7:55:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | December 10, 2018 | Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin
    A recent study confirms a disturbing trend: American college students are abandoning the study of history. Since 2008, the number of students majoring in history in U.S. universities has dropped 30 percent, and history now accounts for a smaller share of all U.S. bachelor’s degrees than at any time since 1950. Although all humanities disciplines have suffered declining enrollments since 2008, none has fallen as far as history. And this decline in majors has been even steeper at elite, private universities — the very institutions that act as standard bearers and gate-keepers for the discipline. The study of history, it...
  • College cancels play by black playwright because it might harm black people

    12/10/2018 8:31:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 10, 2018 | Autumn Berard
    An elite liberal arts college known for disinviting speakers whose viewpoints offended students has canceled a “play-in-progress” because it made student cast members uncomfortable. The visiting professor who was directing “Beast Thing,” Shayok Misha Chowdhury, withdrew himself as a candidate for a tenure-track position in the theater department because of the “climate” exposed by the cancellation of the play.
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • University of North Texas Suspends Student for… Gun Ownership??

    12/07/2018 10:14:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2018 | Open Carry Texas
    Brandon Masin is a 25-year-old student at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law. He is the founder of the law school’s chapter of The Federalist Society, the only conservative student organization on campus.On the evening of November 20th, 2018, while at an outing hosted by one of his professors for the holiday, Brandon received an email from the university stating that due to an alleged and unspecified threat he was immediately suspended and would have to meet with the school's CARE team. He emailed several times asking procedural questions about the investigation as it was...
  • UPitt art center pencils in LGBT-themed coloring books

    12/06/2018 6:57:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Pitt Advocate ^ | December 6, 2018 | Staff
    The University of Pittsburgh Arts Department is now offering students LGBT-themed coloring books in the Frick Fine Arts Library. The books include “Drag Queens of the South”, and “The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book." A series of coloring books on butch lesbians are also available, including “Butch Lesbians of the ’20s, '30s, and '40s” and “Butch Lesbians of the '50s, '60s, and '70s."
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • George Soros-Backed University Says It’s Been ‘Forced Out’ Of Hungary

    12/03/2018 11:15:14 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Marton Dunai
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The Central European University, founded by George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in “an arbitrary eviction” that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to enroll new students in neighboring Austria next year. CEU’s statement is the culmination of a years-long struggle between Hungarian-born but U.S.-based Soros, who promotes liberal causes through his charities, and the nationalist, anti-immigrant government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “CEU has been forced out,” said CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in a statement.
  • Black College Lacrosse Player Arrested For Spraying N-word And Swastika Graffiti Targeting HIMSELF

    12/02/2018 9:23:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/18 | Megan Sheets
    A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland. Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County. His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm, one floor above where similar graffiti had been found on November 14, Goucher College administrators said in a statement. Both incidents that shook the Towson campus involved backward...
  • University of Texas Prof Punished for Calling Police on Rude, Disruptive Student

    11/30/2018 7:00:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) has removed a biology professor from her own class after she called campus security on a student who was disruptive and rude throughout the semester. On November 12, longtime professor Anita Moss was teaching a lecture hall class when she noticed that a female student put her feet up. Finding this unacceptable, Moss asked her to stop. The student vocally refused, and Moss called campus security. While it is not uncommon for professors to call backup -- when I took classes at Cleveland State University, this happened often in freshman lecture hall classes --...