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  • I’m So Old I Remember When the University of Michigan Was a Great School

    05/22/2018 4:53:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-18 | MOTUS
    I’m so old I remember when the University of Michigan was renowned for it’s STEM programs. Clearly this is not your patriarch’s university anymore. Even if that wasn’t a sexist comment.Summary: Everything wrong with higher education in 2 tweets - or as the Instapundit might say - SHOT:CHASER:As my contribution to the ever escalating price of college credentials I am offering this complimentary course in Gender Studies from the University of Michigan for FREE! I can’t guarantee you a $100k job at the university of your choice but I will guarantee you a better education than you will get for...
  • For class of 2018, it's the best job market in a decade

    05/17/2018 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 17, 2018 | By JILLIAN HARDING
    Congratulations, class of 2018 -- you've hit the jackpot, graduating into the strongest job market in a decade, according to CareerBuilder. Around 80 percent of companies surveyed by the jobs site said they plan to hire college grads this year, up from 60 percent in 2008. Another plus for new grads? More than half of employers surveyed cite starting salaries of $40,000 or more. As for the most sought-after degrees or majors, business topped the rankings with more than a third of companies surveyed looking to hire grads with that major. Around 22 percent of companies are seeking candidates with...
  • America's Largest Catholic University Hosts Event Glorifying Polyamory, Open Relationships

    05/17/2018 9:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    America's largest Catholic University hosted an event last week that featured a discussion reportedly glorifying open relationships and polyamory, concepts that violate Catholic teachings. Last Thursday, DePaul University in Chicago hosted the event "Polyamory Pause: A Dialogue on Open Relationships and Polyamory," which was hosted by the school's LGBTQIA+ Resource Center. Polyamory is a relationship construct where partners can have multiple sexual partners with the consent of all partners involved. According to the conservative website Campus Reform, discussion at the event included a wide number topics related to non-monogamous love and lust. According to a flyer that was photographed and...
  • No-whites-allowed ‘Day of Absence’ lives on despite last year’s uproar at Evergreen State College

    05/16/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Students at the embattled Evergreen State College, which made national headlines last year after it hosted an event that asked white people not to come on campus for a “Day of Absence,” have organized a new iteration of the controversial event despite administrators’ efforts to shift gears. Students at the Olympia, Washington-based public school have organized a three-day “Day of Absence” observance that includes a mix of events on and off campus. Some gatherings are advertised as open to all skin colors and others ask that only POC, or People of Color, attend. A poster hung at the school obtained...
  • University course seeks to transform ‘white culture’ of ‘meritocracy’ (Colorado)

    05/11/2018 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Douglas Ernst
    **SNIP** A new “Witnessing Whiteness” workshop in the Centennial State encourages participants to form groups that can “dismantle the systems of white supremacy that support current structures of inequity.” The 11-part series, first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, was created by Shelly Tochluk, who is also known in academic circles for organizing the “Unmasking Whiteness” conference. Indicators of “white culture” include “individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, productivity, [and] extreme exploitation of labor/resources for profit,’” an online workshop document tells readers.
  • Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

    05/10/2018 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UCLA Daily Bruin ^ | May 10, 2018 | BY CELIA JANES
    Expert panelists said at an event Tuesday that environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color, and that promoting racial diversity among environmental science researchers could help address the issue. The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice, featuring a panel of environmental justice advocates from Los Angeles. ECC aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism, said Liliana Epps, a second-year gender studies student and member of ECC who helped host the event. Epps said environmental racism and injustice refer to disproportionate allocations of environmental resources. For example, pollutants tend to affect...
  • Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence from Search Warrants in Hassan Case (St Kates)

    05/08/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A motion filed by lawyers representing the woman accused of starting fires on the campus of St. Catherine University seeking to suppress evidence obtained as a result of search warrants has been denied by a federal court judge. In early February, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a three-count indictment of Tnuza Jamal Hassan, charging her with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, making a false statement to the FBI and arson. The charges came in connection to fires that were set at St. Kate's on Jan. 17, including inside a building that housed a day...
  • At UC Berkeley, a squirrel ran for student Senate and won - driving some people nuts

    04/27/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Teresa Watanabe
    The candidate for a seat in the UC Berkeley student Senate promised safe spaces for squirrels, better access to acorns and support groups for those experiencing habitat loss. His name was Furry Boi, he campaigned in a squirrel suit and he attracted immediate attention. "omg i love him he's so cute," Iris Melody Xu, a UC Berkeley student, wrote on Furry Boi's Facebook page. "Finally, a candidate I can get behind," someone else wrote. But when the character that sophomore Stephen Boyle had created as a joke actually won one of the Associated Students of the University of California's 20...
  • Students target frats for 'cultural appropriation' (no more Toga Parties)

    04/27/2018 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Student senators at the University of Washington-Seattle recently introduced a bill that would require fraternities to prevent "cultural appropriation" during social gatherings. [Snip] ... the bill is necessary because many "mainstream [fraternity] celebrations further perpetuate stereotypes minority groups have to face," adding that they contribute to the "harm that minority students face" on campus.
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change

    04/19/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jon Parrett PhD
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. Moths exposed to increasing temperatures were found to produce more eggs and have better offspring survival when the population had more males competing for mating opportunities (three males for every female). The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate change and increase adaptation rates within a changing environment. This could improve understanding of how changing environments might affect...
  • Who is the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'?

    04/18/2018 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jody Murray
    The Fresno State English professor who lashed out at the late Barbara Bush, calling the former first lady an "amazing racist," has made a mark as an author writing about her personal life and Arab-American heritage. Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978, according to her Wiki page, to an Egyptian-Greek mother and Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, then returned with her family to the U.S. in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War. According to Fresno State officials, Jarrar has been on leave this semester from the university, where her instruction includes creative writing. "Many...
  • California’s Higher Ed Diversity Problem

    04/10/2018 8:07:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    NPR - WAMU 88.5 ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Claudio Sanchez
    In 1996, right after voters in California banned affirmative action in employment and college admissions, minority student enrollment at two and four-year institutions plummeted. What has happened since though, is pretty remarkable. Of the 2.8 million students attending college in California today, two out of three come from racially and ethnically diverse populations. The most eye-popping increase in enrollment has been among Latinos. They now make up 43 percent of all college students in California. Twenty-six percent are white, followed by Asian and Pacific Islanders at 16 percent and African Americans at 6 percent. Business, education and civil rights groups...
  • Make CU Great Again

    04/06/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the many ironies or paradoxes of life in academia is that freedom of speech never is more complex than when it is discussed by people who speak for a living. "In the spring semester of 2017, I was teaching a graduate level course on 'Gender Issues in Education,'" Elizabeth J. Meyer writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Since my research has included studying bullying and harassment and school climate issues, I work very intentionally the first day of class to set up an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment that includes...
  • How the University of South Florida Managed to Dupe the Department of Education: Part Two

    02/28/2018 4:42:28 AM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 7 replies
    Fox13News ^ | August and September 2015 | Tina Jensen
    Part II: Missed Opportunities As the investigation continues into the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, we are learning about missed opportunities to save 17 lives. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accused of "incompetence and neglect of duty", has been asked to step down. Resource Officer Scot Peterson, whose job it was to provide security and crime prevention services to the school, was accused of “hiding” while innocents who did not have his officer training were gunned down. The truth of the matter is that the tragedy at Parkland was facilitated by the omissions of others. This is how we begin...
  • How the University of South Florida Managed to Dupe the Department of Education

    02/26/2018 2:36:13 AM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2015 | Tina Jensen
    In the aftermath of 17 students and teachers being gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, schools, colleges, and universities are reevaluating campus safety and taking a closer look at their active-shooter protocols. There are questions about how this could have happened when there were so many signs for earlier detection. In a three-part series, we will examine a local well-publicized case involving the University of South Florida where an incident was detected at the Tampa campus but went unreported by the USF police department and how the failure to take appropriate action could have just...
  • Disrupt the Left's Academic monopoly (something good happening at CU Boulder)

    02/21/2018 9:34:16 AM PST · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 2.21.18 | Colorado Springs Gazette staff
    Headlines about liberal bias in higher education read like "The sun rises in the east." A weekend headline in the Boulder Daily Camera said "CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives." The story analyzed a Pew Research study that showed right-of-center support for higher education dropping 18 points in just the past two years, with 58 percent of Republicans saying education has a negative impact on the country. Only 19 percent of Democrats feel the same. "CU administration is well-aware of the study's findings and agrees the results are a troubling sign of the times that...
  • Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

    02/13/2018 11:27:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By JOY RESMOVITS
    Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding. The deadline to apply for aid through the California Dream Act is March 2, just about two weeks away. As of Monday, 19,141 students had applied. That's a little more than half of last year's total. "We're 20,000 students behind," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state...
  • Harvard makes climate pledge to end fossil fuel use

    02/07/2018 6:36:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Harvard Gazette ^ | February 6, 2018 | by Colin Durrant
    A new Harvard University climate action plan, announced by Harvard President Drew Faust today, clears an ambitious path forward to shift campus operations further away from fossil fuels. The plan includes two significant science-based targets to reduce emissions dramatically: a long-term goal to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, and a short-term one to be fossil-fuel-neutral by 2026. The plan builds on Harvard’s previous 10-year climate goal, achieved in 2016, to reduce on-campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, despite a square footage increase of 12 percent during that period. Following this milestone, Faust appointed a climate change task force composed of...
  • Ohio State Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Measure

    01/27/2018 6:36:03 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 27, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Secret ballot votes rammed through in 11th hour The Undergraduate Student Government at Ohio State University has come under sharp criticism for a rushed, irregular secret ballot vote Wednesday night that rammed through a resolution in support of an anti-Israel boycott. A six-hour long meeting culminated in a half-hour of rapid-fire amendments to the "Resolution to Establish a Committee to Investigate OSU's Investments in Companies Complicit in Human Rights Violations." As the USG was being expelled from the room at midnight, two secret ballot votes were quickly cast within minutes—the first attempt returned more ballots than senators present—and it was...
  • ‘Feminist Science’ event teaches researchers how to do ‘socially just science’

    01/24/2018 9:00:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 24, 2018 | by WILLIAM NARDI
    Scientific inquiry has long been considered a stalwart of observation and objectivity, but one effort underway by some researchers prioritizes applying a “critical social justice lens into science,” according to an upcoming event at UC Santa Cruz. The event, what organizers dubbed “Feminist Science,” describes the effort as a method that infuses social justice, inclusion and equality into science to advance progressive social change. The workshop is hosted by Free Radicals, described as “a collective that envisions an open and responsible science that works toward progressive social change.” The mission of the Free Radicals is to enact political and social...