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  • State university considers 'college bankruptcy,' liberal arts schools aren't only ones in trouble

    04/24/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Proving it's not only small, private, liberal-arts colleges that are susceptible to financial distress, Louisiana State University (LSU) announced that it's in the midst of drawing up a financial exigency plan. Bloomberg News, which reported the development, called the plan "equivalent to a college bankruptcy" and noted that it would let LSU fire tenured faculty and restructure its finances. The Baton Rouge-based university with over 30,000 students is drafting the plan, in part, because the most recently proposed budgetary cuts by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to severely impact the higher-education system in the state. The governor's plans would cut...
  • Faculty salaries aren't causing tuition hikes, AAUP says

    04/15/2015 7:03:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | April 15, 2015 | BY HALEY MCDOUGAL
    University tuition continues to rise, but the tendency of some critics to blame the trend on overpaid professors might not be an accurate one. When university administrators in the UNC system and nationwide decide to increase tuition, they often cite the need for funds to retain faculty as a reason for the hike. Still, according to an annual report about myths of professor pay from the American Association of University Professors, faculty salaries are not the primary cause of higher student costs — cuts to state support and declining university endowments are to blame. But Jenna Robinson, president of the...
  • Protesters detained after disrupting 'American Sniper' showing at EMU

    04/13/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Darcie Moran
    The University of Michigan isn't the only area university whose showing of the film "American Sniper" on Friday caused controversy. Four protesters were temporarily detained after disrupting an 8 p.m. showing of the film April 10 on the Eastern Michigan University campus, according to university officials. EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom said during the first of two planned showings at university's Student Center, protesters got on stage and disrupted the movie. The EMU Police Department received complaints for subjects causing a disturbance and refusing to leave at about 8:10 p.m. at the Student Center, according to their police log. About 40...
  • A $46,000 Spread in the Cost of Tuition Per Degree at Michigan Universities

    04/10/2015 11:26:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2015 | Richard Vedder
    Most Michigan residents would guess that the University of Michigan’s flagship campus in Ann Arbor is easily the most expensive of the 15 public universities in the state. After all, a student enrolled there for 15 credit hours typically pays more than $14,000 in annual tuition, compared to less than $9,500 at Northern Michigan University or Eastern Michigan University. But those numbers are often deceiving, because tuition varies with whether a student takes lower- or upper-division courses and, at many schools, with the number of credit hours taken during an academic term. Some schools are also generous with tuition discounts...
  • University offers extra credit for bisexual students only

    04/09/2015 6:52:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 04/09/2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee teaching assistant is offering extra credit to his students—but only if they’re bisexual. In an email sent by Jonathan Dellinger to students enrolled in his public speaking class on April 1, the TA promised three extra credit points to any of his students who were bisexual. “I’m just writing to inform you of another extra credit opportunity (3 points),” Dellinger wrote in the email obtained by Campus Reform. “To be eligible to participate in this study, you must identify as bisexual, so not everyone will be able to do this one.” A student in the Communications...
  • Jim Harbaugh sticks by 'American Sniper' amid Michigan controversy

    04/09/2015 11:37:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/9 | Nick Bromberg
    According to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, his team would have been watching 'American Sniper' no matter what Michigan's student life department had done this week. MY INSERT - (Harbaugh's Tweet)Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it! — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 9, 2015
  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • The Modern University Is Failing Students in Every Respect

    04/09/2015 4:31:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From cost to employment prospects, the state of American higher education is dismal for students. Modern American universities used to assume four goals. First, their general education core taught students how to reason inductively and imparted an aesthetic sense through acquiring knowledge of Michelangelo, the Battle of Gettysburg, “Medea” and “King Lear,” Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” and astronomy and Euclidean geometry. Second, campuses encouraged edgy speech and raucous expression — and exposure to all sorts of weird ideas and mostly unpopular thoughts. College talk was never envisioned as boring, politically correct megaphones echoing orthodox pieties. Third, four years of college...
  • 'It Doesn't Matter Where You Go to College': Inspirational, but Wrong

    04/04/2015 5:48:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/04/2015 | DEREK THOMPSON
    This is an advice column about getting into an elite college. And, like every column about the anxiety of getting into an elite college, it must begin with a massive caveat: If you and your parents are worried about getting into an elite school, odds are that you are already elite. The raw numbers are instructive. There are more than 4 million 18-year-olds in the United States. About 3.5 million of them will go to college. And just 100,000 to 150,000 of those—somewhere around 3 percent of the entire age group—go each year to selective schools that admit fewer than...
  • Litigation Is Beginning to Free Up Speech on Campus

    04/02/2015 8:48:19 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is busy making good on its promise to fight for students’ free speech rights through a massive litigation campaign. Since last year, FIRE’s Stand Up For Free Speech effort has filed nine First Amendment lawsuits against campuses that quash the First Amendment, according to its website. Four of the cases have already enjoyed successes in FIRE’s favor, and the others continue to wind their way through the court system. FIRE’s early victories in its litigation campaign illustrate that colleges’ limits on free speech are onerous and unconstitutional. But the battle continues.
  • James O’Keefe Exposes Another University Sympathetic to ISIS [A Catholic University !]

    03/31/2015 1:58:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 03/31/2015
    Barry University Officials Sanction Pro-ISIS Club With the Stated Goal of Sending Material Support to ISIS Barry University Officials Unfazed by Club Purportedly Being Formed to Send Aid to ISIS; Their Only Suggestion was a More Politically Correct Name “Because Technically our Country is at War with ISIS” Award-winning journalist and New York Times’ best-selling author James O’Keefe released a second video in as many weeks today exposing university brass sympathetic to ISIS. Last week, O’Keefe released a video showing a dean at Cornell University advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS...
  • The 20 US colleges with the most conservative students

    03/25/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/25/2015 | Lauren Browning
    As part of its annual college rankings, The Princeton Review ranks the US colleges with the most conservative students. While a few of the schools on the list are big sports and party schools, 20% of the colleges in the ranking are military schools. Over half of the most conservative colleges on the list also appeared on the Review's lists of the most religious students, students who are stone cold sober, and students who don't smoke. A whopping 17 of the 20 schools were ranked on The Princeton Review's list of future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution. Texas,...
  • Medieval Education and the University

    03/21/2015 10:07:12 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 5 replies
    The foundation of Education and the University during the Middle AgesAnti Catholic HistoryIt is the main point of this section to point out some of the contributions which the Catholic Church made specifically in regards to education and the University in the Middle Ages. Before I start this section I think it would be good to point out two simple facts regarding this time period. The first one is simply the fact that much of the history regarding this time period (at least until recent scholarship) was vehemently anti-Catholic which Hilaire Belloc points out in his book Europe and the...
  • UC Berkeley black students demand fixes to 'hostile’ climate

    03/17/2015 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2015 | By Nanette Asimov
    Black students at UC Berkeley often feel isolated and even oppressed, says a campus group that wants the nation’s premier public university to step up recruitment of African American students and improve support for them. So the Black Student Union hammered out 10 demands, delivered them to the chancellor, and set a deadline to meet them. The demands include renaming a building after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther and the first woman on the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists. To the students, Shakur is no terrorist. She’s a victim and ally who gives voice to their pain. The...
  • State officials react to UCI flag controversy...[See the 'American' students voting for the ban'

    03/13/2015 3:35:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    [Snip]...The resolution, written by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology, stated that "the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism" and noted that flags "construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards."
  • Consumers Digest: Top Values for Colleges and Universities

    03/12/2015 3:27:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The factors that go into selecting a college are as plentiful and diverse as the students who enroll at universities each fall. Consumers Digest realizes that the cost of attending college shouldn’t be the only factor that a student considers when he/she selects an academic institution, but we believe that it is an important consideration for the many families who struggle to keep pace with the escalating price of higher education. In determining our selections for the best values among colleges and universities, Consumers Digest narrowed the fields of public, private and liberal-arts colleges and universities through a preliminary evaluation...
  • University of California plans to limit resident enrollment

    03/09/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 6, 2015 | BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
    The standoff between state officials and the University of California over its finances and admissions policy grew tense Tuesday as the university threatened to limit enrollment of California students next year unless it receives more money from the state. UC President Janet Napolitano told an Assembly budget subcommittee that the university will cap in-state enrollment at current levels while continuing to increase the number of nonresident students. “We will not not be admitting students that we don’t know that we actually have funding for,” Napolitano said. UC will still increase the number of out-of-state and international students by up to...
  • K-State changes renames computer network iSIS to KSIS

    03/06/2015 6:06:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State University is renaming its computer network system to avoid associating with a terrorist group. Chief Information Officer Ken Stafford said in a news release Thursday that the university will no longer use the abbreviation iSIS for its network handling enrollment, registration and financial aid. Stafford says many people have expressed concern over the network’s name because the acronym is also used by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The network will now be called KSIS.
  • Nearly 500 sign letter demanding that Ray Cross oppose Scott Walker's plan to restructure UW

    03/03/2015 2:00:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Chippewa Herald ^ | March 2, 2015 | PAT SCHNEIDER
    Five days after an open letter was posted online, the number of people at University of Wisconsin -- now including not only faculty, but staff, students and alumi -- demanding that UW System president Ray Cross oppose Gov. Scott Walker's plan to restructure UW in his budget rose to 484. Some 88 of them were at, or graduated from UW-Madison, where faculty were scheduled Monday to vote on a resolution asking Cross to delay restructuring. Seventy-four University of Wisconsin faculty members from campuses across the state signed an open letter to UW System president Ray Cross, “insisting in the strongest...
  • Political Science: Heat's on Climate Change Dissidents

    03/01/2015 11:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I am under 'investigation,'" professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado Boulder posted on his blog Wednesday. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, sent a letter to university President Bruce Benson that asked the school to provide its financial disclosure policies and information on how they apply to Pielke, as well as any drafts and communications involving Pielke's testimony before Congress between Jan. 1, 2007, and Jan. 31, 2015. In 2013, Grijalva explained, Pielke told the Senate that it is "incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with...
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/27/2015 9:46:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
  • The University of Michigan's Tolerance Problem

    02/18/2015 9:53:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime. So I suppose that's progress. He did tell me that the first time someone said to him "Don't Jew me" was during his freshman year at the University of Michigan. He...
  • Why is Hoover Institution suddenly sweet on Hussein Obama??

    02/12/2015 5:11:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    2/12/15 | sff
    I follow Hoover on twitter. I guess they are part of a federal task force or symposium on cyber security....good enough.... But lately their tweets seem awfully infatuated with the fact that they are getting some face time with Hussein. As if Valerie's ward REALLY CARES about protecting Americans..... The same team that has the NSA monitoring every American suddenly wants to be sure we are secure? Don't make me laugh.
  • NLRB Makes Inroads at Catholic Colleges

    02/12/2015 2:32:12 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 12, 2015 | Anne Hendershott
    The federal government is stepping into the void of decades of inattentiveness to religious identity at several Catholic colleges. The chapel at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga is seen in a 2009 photo. (CNS photo/courtesy St. Mary's College of California) While many Catholics have been concerned for decades about professors at Catholic colleges denying core Church teachings on theological issues, as well as about disputes over women’s ordination, same-sex marriage, and abortion on Catholic campuses, few Catholic college leaders have been willing to enforce the requirements of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which mandates that Catholic college faculty teach in...
  • A Tuition-Free College Degree

    02/09/2015 2:18:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    EduCause ^ | November 10, 2014 | Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People
    I would like to share with you a new model of higher education—a model that, once expanded, can enhance the collective intelligence of millions of creative and motivated individuals who otherwise would be left behind. Look at the world. Pick a place and focus on it. You will find people chasing higher education. Let's meet some of them. Meet Patrick. Patrick was born in Liberia to a family with twenty children. During the civil war, he and his family were forced to flee to Nigeria. There, in spite of his situation, he graduated from high school with nearly perfect grades....
  • Scott Walker's UW mission rewrite could end the Wisconsin Idea

    02/04/2015 12:45:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | February 4, 2015 | Karen Herzog
    Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget calls for essentially removing the public service language from the University of Wisconsin System's mission to focus more on workforce development, according to language released Wednesday morning. The Wisconsin Idea has long been the core philosophy of the UW System, driving campuses to extend their reach into communities and "every family in the state." That mission also is linked to Wisconsin public radio and TV. The Walker budget cuts $5 million in state funding from the public service media. State funding makes up about 10% of the budget for their programming operations, according to a...
  • Scott Walker proposes big cut to University of Wisconsin System

    01/29/2015 2:05:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 28, 2015 | David Taintor, graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP contender who never earned a college degree, has proposed a huge cut in funding for the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years. Walker’s office pitched the plan, which is part of the governor’s budget proposal, boasting it would give the university system more discretion over its finances. But it also carries a $300 million cut and a tuition freeze for the UW system over two years. That amounts to a 13% decrease of state funding for the university system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....... Rebecca Blank, chancellor of...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course II

    01/16/2015 6:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#4” just go to my archive. This is Part II of a series. Part I described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by www.CrossExamined.org. Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 4. Google Is Not a Friend to Higher Ed. Some readers may remember my infamous “letter to Ed” that went viral on the...
  • UPDATE: More proof that more college students support post-birth abortion

    01/08/2015 3:17:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    college fix ^ | January 8, 2015 | Mairead McArdle
    A College Fix article that went viral last fall drew attention to an emerging inclination among young people: pro-life activists who engage college students on campuses across the country are seeing support for so-called “post-birth abortion,” or the killing of infants and young children. It was a report so shocking, many did not want to believe it. In response to the article – shared on social media nearly 50,000 times and sparking a national dialogue – Snopes.com attempted to debunk the claim by complaining the piece spun anecdotal evidence into a “study.” Students for Life also published a piece saying...
  • Harvard Faculty Revolts Over Obamacare Cost Increases

    01/05/2015 6:21:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Harvard faculty members are apoplectic over changes to their university-provided health-care plans related to Obamacare — after Harvard researchers spent years promoting the Affordable Care Act. The New York Times reports that faculty members voted unanimously in November to oppose a slight increase in out-of-pocket costs Harvard proposed for the plans. The university administration cited the need to confront the “added costs” caused by Obamacare provisions. Despite the protests, the university enacted the increase in January. That hasn’t stopped faculty from waxing apocalyptic about the change. “Deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university” is how classics...
  • The University of California's Pension Fiasco

    01/05/2015 2:24:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2015 | Lawrence J. McQuillan
    The University of California’s Board of Regents recently voted to increase student tuition up to 25 percent over the next five years. UC president Janet Napolitano said the tuition hike was necessary “to maintain the University of California in terms of academic excellence.” But the real reason for the tuition increase is that the UC system needs funds to bail out the mismanaged pension system that covers retired employees of its ten campuses. Let this be a lesson to the rest of the country: Public officials rarely take responsibility for the messes they make. Rather, they deny culpability and send...
  • Chinese President stresses CPC's leadership of universities

    12/29/2014 2:49:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | December 29, 2014
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to enhance the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in universities and improve Party building there. "Enhancing CPC leadership and Party building in the higher learning institutions is a fundamental guarantee for running socialist universities with Chinese features well," he said. Xi said the higher-learning institutions shoulder the important tasks of studying, researching and publicizing Marxism, as well as training builders and successors of the socialist cause with Chinese characteristics. The core socialist values should be incorporated into the whole teaching process while ideological guidance should be enhanced to ensure...
  • Giant blow to Millennial college student entitlement dealt by…Oberlin professor?

    12/16/2014 8:25:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    It is hard for me to put into words how pathetically silly I find the requests of college and post-grad students to postpone exams because of the “trauma” they experienced due to Grand Jury decisions in the national news. It is even harder to express how pathetic and silly it is that college and law school officials are bending to the requests of these “traumatized” students. Look, if a family member dies during exam week or you’re literally unable to move from your bed because of the influenza (and even that excuse is a little overdone, so it should be...
  • New DOJ Data On Sexual Assaults: College Students Are Actually Less Likely To Be Victimized

    12/11/2014 7:38:21 PM PST · by TChad · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 11, 2014 | The Federalist Staff
    A new report on sexual assault released today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially puts to bed the bogus statistic that one in five women on college campuses are victims of sexual assault. In fact, non-students are 25 percent more likely to be victims of sexual assault than students, according to the data. And the real number of assault victims is several orders of magnitude lower than one-in-five.
  • UK University Rejects Pro-Abortion Bullying

    11/28/2014 4:17:59 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Younger generations are fighting back. Yesterday, the Cardiff University Students' Union, in Wales voted down a motion that would have made the Students' Union officially pro-choice and effectively banned pro-life activities. Clauses within the motion included preventing "affiliated societies and groups from taking part in anti-choice protests or rallies outside of abortion clinics and under the banner of the student’s union," with another part saying: "Any information about abortion or contraception disseminated, distributed or presented in union or university buildings must be unbiased and not shame those who choose to have abortions, and must be academically referenced."The motion would...
  • Christian University Stands by Decision to Keep Bill Cosby as Speaker at Benefit Dinner

    11/21/2014 9:01:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Officials at a West Tennessee Christian University sparked a fiery debate over Christian values Wednesday for standing by their decision to invite embattled comedian Bill Cosby to serve as keynote speaker for the school's benefit dinner scheduled for next month, despite outcry from an advocacy group for victims of sexual assault. David Brown, leader of the Memphis Chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, charged in a WREG report that if the officials at Freed-Hardeman University — a private Christian institution associated with the churches of Christ — go ahead with plans to host Bill Cosby at their...
  • Georgetown Columnist: Middle Class People Deserve to be Mugged because "We're Privileged"

    11/20/2014 12:55:51 PM PST · by rightistight · 70 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Aurelius
    Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were mugged last weekend. They were forced to the ground and their valuables were taken from them. In response, Friedfeld has blamed himself because he is a member of the middle class. Writing in Georgetown University's “The Hoya,” Friedfeld penned an article detailing the robbery called “I was Mugged, And I Understand Why.” In it, he attributed his mugging to being a member of the middle class, instead of to the people who mugged him. ...And the fact that he comes “from a solidly middle-class family” means that Friedfeld should be a target of muggings,...
  • America’s Worst University Now Demands To Know Students’ Sex Habits OR THEY CAN’T ENROLL

    11/19/2014 12:43:49 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | ERIC OWENS
    Florida Atlantic University has found yet another new and exciting way to demonstrate that it is the worst place in America to attend college.Officials at the taxpayer-funded school are now requiring students to declare how much sex they’ve had (including oral sex) and how many sexual partners they’ve had in the last few months, Campus Reform reports.Students have reportedly been blocked from registering for courses unless they answered the invasive questions posed by the public school officials.“How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months,” the survey demands to know, according to local NBC affiliate...
  • Educational Fraud

    11/12/2014 5:28:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. If such a student were admitted, his retention would require that the college create dumbed-downed or phantom courses. The University of North Carolina made this accommodation; many athletes were enrolled in phantom courses in the department of African and African-American studies. The discovery and resulting scandal are simply the tip of the iceberg and a symptom of a much larger problem. A UNC learning specialist hired to help athletes found that during the years 2004 to 2012,...
  • Enterovirus May Have Caused Maryland Meningitis Outbreak

    10/31/2014 8:09:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | 6:12 p.m. EDT | Kimberly Leonard
    A meningitis outbreak at the University of Maryland may be related to another virus that has swept across the country during recent months, though further testing is being conducted to determine the possibility. If the tests are positive, it would mean that yet another manifestation of enterovirus-68 has occurred. In Maryland, the state public health lab is conducting a broad range of testing on specimens submitted to the agency, state epidemiologist Dr. David Blythe says. Agency officials would not specify whether testing for EV-68 was occurring and did not confirm whether samples had been sent to the Centers for Disease...
  • 'If my kids want to go to college, they'll have to pay themselves'

    10/28/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2014 | Erin Clements for MailOnline
    A father of eight has sparked controversy by refusing to save money for his children’s college education. Guerilla Parenting author David T. Fagan told the Washington Post that college is 'a lot of wasted time' and if his children want to attend, they will have to pay for it themselves. The 37-year-old marketing entrepreneur, whose family lives in Orange County, California, added to MailOnline: 'The focus is too much on a piece of paper and not enough on self-reliance.'
  • 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,...
  • Undocumented at Dartmouth, New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

    10/05/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Valley News (NH) ^ | October 5, 2014 | By Rob Wolfe
    Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain . For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his mother arranged to bring his brother and him across the border from their home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. When asked what earned him his admission, he hesitated, not wanting to boast. He credited affirmative action and his early decision application, and ultimately, his personal statement, “which blended my migration story in a nostalgic tone to describe my love for botany (at that time!) in...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA University Ejects Leftist Journalist for Being Jewish

    09/28/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 9/28/2014, 11:48 AM | Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin
    A Haaretz reporter was ejected from a pro-Palestinian conference at Birzeit University on Saturday, reporter Amira Hass said—simply for being an Israeli Jew. Hass attempted to attend the “Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories—Critical Perspectives” conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives. But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene. Birzeit University has had a policy of barring Israeli Jews from the campus for over 20 years, administrators said,...
  • ObamaCare hits George Washington University

    09/25/2014 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 24, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The faculty at George Washington University made substantial contributions to President Obama when he was seeking that office. They are about to contribute heavily towards their own medical care now that his Obamacare is the law of the land. gwu bust George Washington University’s student newspaper, The GW Hatchet, reports that the university has “traded in a more expensive employee health care plan to avoid paying nearly $1 million in additional taxes.” The article noted that GWU will offer “a cheaper plan to ease faculty concerns about rising costs.” The new plan offered by the university is a high-deductible plan,...
  • College Accreditation: Employment Not Even Afterthought

    09/24/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 23, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently the only jobs college accreditation reviewers are interested in are their own, not those of recent college graduates. “Accreditation has become a roadblock to reform,” Hank Brown, the former president of the University of Colorado, said at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, “a system that leads to majors that go nowhere.” I asked him whether college accreditation boards even considered the post-graduation employment of graduates as an afterthought in their reviews. “I’ve seen very few accreditation ratings that focus on that,” he said. “I think that would be of great value.” Brown is also the former president of the University...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • The Six-Pointed Star that Separates Good Bigotry From Bad

    09/15/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by j. earl carter · 3 replies
    The Athens News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Dennis Powell
    The six-pointed star that separates good bigotry from bad By Dennis Powell Bigotry is a bad, very bad, unforgivable thing. Except, of course, when it isn't. It is, for instance, perfectly acceptable to criticize someone for acting like a white man. Not so much to criticize someone for acting like a black man. (Both examples are ridiculous, there being no homogeneity within either group.) Criticizing a man for behaving "like a man" is allowed; criticizing a woman for behaving "like a woman" is not. The moral justification for the distinction is unclear and, I suspect, nonexistent. What brings this to...
  • Students can pay to arrive at university in a private jet, Aston Martin or even a carriage

    09/08/2014 11:03:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8 September 2014 | Carol Driver
    Students can wave goodbye to being driven to university by embarrassing parents in an overloaded car – and pay to arrive in style instead. Launching on Monday, The Very Important Fresher package offers those with the budget the option to travel to campus by helicopter, private jet, Ferrari or Aston Martin. Other luxury options include a Rolls Royce Phantom, Mclaren P1 – and even a horse and carriage - which will set buyers back up to Ł25,000.