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  • Campus Follies - The current rage will subside, if not the anti-white animosity

    11/24/2015 4:40:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 24, 2015 | Gilbert T. Sewall
    ".....At dozens of schools nationwide, a small but vocal number of students insist an intolerably hostile racial atmosphere permeates campus life. An activist corps no more authentic than the Occupy Wall Street movement stirs the hate pot, pushed forward by cheering media. To wide dismay, faculties and administrations applaud Black Lives Matter-style indictments and cower before student insults. The accusations are vague and often delusional. The phantom of "white privilege" marks claims of supremacy, institutional racism, and indelible race-based injustices. These follow on recent campus outrages over rape culture and sexual violence, heteronormativity and transgender rights, climate change, and any...
  • German Universities Now All Free of Tuition Fees for International Students

    11/19/2015 3:43:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MiGreat ^ | 10/2014 | JOSEPHINE GOUBE
    Universities in Germany are now free of tuition fees for all including international students. Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish their tuition fees, which were already extremely low. German universities had been charging for tuition since 2006. The measure proved unpopular, and German states began dropping them one by one. It is now all gone throughout the country, even for foreigners. This means that now, both domestic and international undergraduate students at public universities in Germany are able to study in Germany for free, with just a small fee to cover administration -- usually between...
  • GA Southern (University)Emily Faz fired (Challenged BLM)

    11/19/2015 11:44:03 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 18 replies
    Gafollowers.com ^ | 11/18/15 | Jeremy Jones
    The Mizzou protest has sparked a lot of controversy all across the country even right here in our own backyard, this time in Statesboro, Georgia. If you’ve missed what’s been happening at Missouri University here’s a brief timeline: September 12, 2015 – Student government complained about the bigotry and anti-gay sentiment which gained national attention. October 4th, 2015 – Caucasian student removed from an event strictly for black students and uttered, “these niggers are getting aggressive with me” while being removed. November 3rd, 2015 – Student Jonathan Butler vowed not to eat until the president of the school resigned. November...
  • Student leaders who didn't 'proclaim that Black Lives Matter' face impeachment [Thoughtcrime]

    11/18/2015 12:17:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/18/2015 | Peter Fricke
    Students and alumni of the University of Kansas are coming to the defense of three student government executives who are facing impeachment on charges that they were not sufficiently enthusiastic in their support of a student-led diversity ultimatum. Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George, and Chief of Staff Adam Moon are all facing demands that they resign by Wednesday or face impeachment proceedings after the Student Executive Committee voted 6-3 Friday in favor of a no-confidence vote against them, according to Huffpost. “Together, we must find solutions now that allow our school to combat racism...
  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • G'Town To Rename Buildings Because of Slavery Ties

    11/17/2015 1:40:13 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | November 16, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Georgetown University has announced it will rename two buildings which were named for former presidents with ties to slavery. No word yet on the Jesuit university recanting all the honors it has bestowed on pro-abortion politicians. Now, according to the Washington Post, the Jesuits owned slaves and sold them to pay off debt? Wow. I'd never heard that. That's a pretty large and glaring gap in Matt's historical knowledge right there. Kind of embarrassing, huh? So that's clearly a bad thing the Jesuits did. But it seems to me that it's kinda' interesting the timing of G'town's decision to rename...
  • Final Community Conversation focuses on using personal pronouns in classroom and social settings

    11/17/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The University Daily Kansan (Student Newspaper) ^ | November 16, 2015 | by Lara Korte
    About 20 students and faculty gathered on Monday afternoon for the third and final Community Conversation of the semester. The event, 'He Said, She Said, Ze Said,' was geared toward discussing personal pronoun usage in classroom and social settings. The conversation began by showing a video that talked about respect, safety and resources for LGBTQ+ students on college campuses. A major focus of the video was transgender respect and safety in classroom settings. 'We just want you to advance in the direction that accommodates and addresses the needs of a changing demographic of students,' they said. The Community Conversation also...
  • Authoritarian Leftist "Activists" Demand The End Of Free Speech, Extensive Re-Education

    11/17/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 59 replies
    Intellihub ^ | Alex Thomas
    AMHERST, Mass. (INTELLIHUB) — Hard left authoritarians at Amherst College have issued a series of demands, under the threat of civil disobedience, that include the complete end of free speech on campus as well as extensive re-education for offenders. The demands, issued in support of the so-called uprising at the University of Missouri, read like a literal fascist manifesto and are conclusive proof that the mainstream media supported protests at multiple colleges over the last few weeks are not about racial equality but rather are about totally and completely shutting down the speech of anyone who disagrees with the opinions...
  • Record 30 per cent growth of Indian students in US: Report

    11/16/2015 4:59:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    PTI/Business Today ^ | Monday, November 16, 2015 | Lalit K. Jha
    Washington - Registering an unprecedented growth of nearly 30 per cent last year, a record 132,888 Indian students are now studying in the US, making an estimated contribution of more than $3.6 billion to the American economy, a report said. While China remains the top country of origin of international students in the US, increasing by 11 per cent to 304,040, India's growth outpaced China's this year, with students from India increasing by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888, said the latest Open DoorsReport on International Educational Exchange. This is the highest rate of growth for Indian...
  • Conservatives Have the Ability to Fight The University Left, So Let's Do It

    11/12/2015 5:58:31 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 12, 2015 | David French
    America’s universities are becoming a fundamentally toxic presence in our national culture. Possessing every possible advantage — a young, disproportionately wealthy base of students who come from disproportionately intact and functional homes, generations of goodwill accumulated through centuries of community influence, and vast economic power through endowments worth cumulatively hundreds of billions of dollars (the top ten endowments alone are worth more than $150 billion) — they have squandered these assets in efforts to create a leftist utopia, a “utopia” that could well tear this nation apart. Make no mistake, while universities preach social justice, equality, and racial harmony, they...
  • University of Missouri Names Interim President Amid Racial Tension

    11/12/2015 3:19:30 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 11/12/15 | Melissa Korn
    The University of Missouri named Michael Middleton as its interim president Thursday, tapping the recently retired deputy chancellor emeritus and civil rights lawyer to take the helm of a system rocked by racial tension. Mr. Middleton, who is African-American, has worked as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and associate general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees at the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus.
  • NCAA, UNC want lawsuit over fake classes dismissed

    11/11/2015 4:51:29 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 31,2015 | SI Wire
    The NCAA and the University of North Carolina each filed a motion asking a federal judge to throw out a class-action lawsuit related to the school’s academic scandal involving fake classes for athletes.
  • The Left Eats Its Own at MU

    11/11/2015 7:02:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11-11-2015 | Jack Cashill
    On several different occasions over the years, I have taught as an adjunct at the University of Missouri campus here in KC. (How about them Royals?) I know MU politics well and have watched up close the university's desperate forty-plus-year quest to recruit and retain minorities both as students and as faculty, African-Americans especially. No one here is fooled by the ubiquitous Equal Opportunity posters. These signs, all understand, are a vestigial reminder of MU's brief liberal moment. Today, blacks are the first hired and last fired, and they get paid more for the same work. Nothing unique here -...
  • Meet The Mizzou Media Professor Who’s Trying To Ban Media Coverage [Slouching towards Gamorrah]

    11/10/2015 11:12:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/09/2015 | Sean Davis
    After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school's media professors is now furiously trying to "muscle" the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday. Mizzou president Timothy Wolfe announced his resignation on Monday after members of the school's 4-5 football team announced they would boycott team activities unless the school acceded to certain demands surrounding racial equality. Unsurprisingly, Wolfe's resignation did little to quell the mob. On Monday afternoon, activists who had demanded Wolfe's resignation abruptly demanded that...
  • White House Praises Protestors After Forcing University of Missouri President To Step Down

    11/10/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is praising protesters who successfully forced University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to announce his resignation. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest praised the group of protesters for rallying together and demanding change, pointing out that Obama’s first presidential campaign was embodied by the same spirit. “I think this also illustrates something that the president talked a lot about in the context of – in his campaign, that a few people speaking up and speaking out can have a profound impact on the communities where we live and work,” he said during the daily press briefing today....
  • The Mizzou Meltdown: Common Sense and Rationality Goes Out the Door at the University of Missouri

    11/10/2015 7:19:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Rich Lowry
    It was doubtful that the University of Missouri would stand up to a left-wing pressure campaign targeting its president, but when the football team joined the campaign, it was all over. Missouri is an SEC school, where even a mediocre football program -- Mizzou is 1-5 against the rest of the conference -- has formidable financial and cultural power. If anyone running the university had any guts, the school would have told the team, "Come back and talk to us when you can beat sad-sack Vanderbilt, or at least score more than three points against them." Given the team's performance,...
  • University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

    11/09/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 11/09/15
    The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the Board of Curators. The complaints came to a head over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed or stepped down. For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus...
  • Yale students shout down professor

    11/07/2015 10:16:13 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, was surrounded after telling students to allow others to exercise free speech by wearing what they wanted on Halloween. He was shouted down as he tried to explain why he believed students should be able to wear what they want, with one young woman yelling at him and telling him to 'shut the f*** up'. The email - sent by...
  • Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara

    11/05/2015 7:04:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    NEWS Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara KGO Updated 4 mins ago Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke has confirmed the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing at UC Merced has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara. UC Merced is under a precautionary lockdown after a male student stabbed four people and the suspect was shot to death by police. Investigators say it started with a fight Wednesday morning inside a classroom. The suspect pulled a knife and then took his attack outside. Two of the stabbing victims were students, one was...
  • 3 students shot near Tennessee State University

    10/22/2015 10:28:42 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 October 2015 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE -- Police were seeking three suspects early Wednesday after three college students were shot across the street from the Tennessee State University campus. Authorities told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV gunfire rang out shortly after the suspects weren't allowed into a massive house party. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police said one was in very critical condition after being shot in the head. The wounds to the others were described as non-life threatening. As many as 200 people were at the party at the time of the shooting. The victims attend TSU, Nashville State and Middle Tennessee State...
  • For the first time, more American women than men hold bachelor's degrees

    10/14/2015 7:34:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | October 13, 2015 | Stephanie Talmadge
    Since the 1970s, women have outnumbered men at the undergraduate level in the United States. However, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, it wasn't until last year that the percentage of women with a bachelor's degree (32 percent) surpassed the percentage of men with one (31.9 percent).
  • Indiana University fraternity is suspended after graphic video of sexual hazing is leaked

    10/08/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A fraternity at the University of Indiana has been suspended after video surfaced of what is purported to be a member being forced to perform oral sex on a woman as fellow members goad him on. The apparent 'sexual hazing' was of an Alpha Tau Omega pledge. Graphic video of the incident was posted to Reddit on Wednesday. Administrators at the school reacted swiftly, tweeting Wednesday:
  • Suppressing Free Speech: The Orwellian mindset of professors at even "moderate" universities.

    10/06/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/06/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom on a great many issues, I wish to bring to your attention the following George Mason University staff who have formally called on the President to use RICO statutes to punish organizations and individuals who dispute the 'consensus' of the" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The writer goes on to say, "I am appalled that anyone associated with George Mason would so misuse the power of the Federal government." The writer names...
  • Yale students study In Defense of Looting from #BlackLivesMatter protester

    10/06/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently told you about the breaking news of DeRay Mckesson – whose impressive resume includes being a human resources administrator at a middle school and a Black Lives Matter protester – obtaining a position as a lecturer at Yale University. The original list of “reading material for the course” included articles from Huffington Post and the New York Times. They seem to have missed a few items in the syllabus, though. A friend of ours on Twitter caught wind of a tweet from one of the students at the prestigious Ivy League school who was letting her friends...
  • Colleges with the craziest waterparks

    09/24/2015 6:56:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jeanie Ahn
    This month, as students are diving into their college studies, many are also diving into some of the coolest pools youve ever seen. Increasingly, schools across the country are spending millions of dollars on recreational water amenities that would rival some of the most elaborate waterparks out there. Colleges that used to compete on the basis of libraries and majors are now turning to lazy rivers and indoor beaches to attract and entertain a new generation of students.
  • University of California Totalitarians Strike Again

    09/16/2015 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The new Orwellian speech policy being considered by the UC Board of Regents In yet another descent into Orwellianism, on Thursday, the Regents of the University of Californias Committee on Education Policy will attempt to formulate an agenda for students and faculty that amounts to nothing more than a censorship free pass by establishing a right not to be offended. The Statement of Principles Against Intolerance is a compendium of progressive contradictions that begins by stating the University of California (UC) is committed to protecting its bedrock values of respect, inclusion, and academic freedom, as well as free expression and...
  • Donald Trump billed his University as a road to riches, but critics call it a fraud

    09/14/2015 4:09:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015 | Emma Brown
    They hoped to get rich off real estate, and who would be a better mentor than one of the richest men in the world? So they enrolled in Donald Trumps university to learn the tricks of the trade, some of them maxing out their credit cards to pay tens of thousands of dollars for insider knowledge they believed could make them wealthy. With Trump rising in the polls as the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, his brief foray into education is an episode and a business failure that remains far more obscure than other chapters of the...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For Hoodies Up Speech From Trayvon Martin ... Lawyer

    09/08/2015 6:18:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Complete Headline: Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For Hoodies Up Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martins family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. [Snip] When...
  • The struggle to be taken seriously in the age of subtle sexism

    09/06/2015 12:25:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Raleigh News Observer ^ | September 4, 2015 | Blake Dodge
    I identify as female. I am apparently a conventionally attractive student-athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill. I grew into my ears a few years back. I have lighter eyes and darker skin, and with the exception of a bit of an eyebrow discrepancy, my face is generally symmetrical. Writing this now, I feel my stomach drop. In a culture that regularly exploits sexuality, its ironically unacceptable when women openly acknowledge it themselves. But hear me. The following is a string of subtle and routine occurrences that make me feel less human and should take their rightful place among the larger narrative of...
  • Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'

    09/04/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    MRC ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg|
    Vanderbilt Universitys Womens Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have healthy masculinity. The Healthy Masculinities Week is sponsored by Vanderbilts Margaret Cuninggim Womens Center, which claims to be devoted to Celebrating Women while Empowering All.
  • 3 injured in machete attack at University of Arkansas, officials say

    09/04/2015 1:25:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2015
    A machete-wielding man injured two people and himself Thursday in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus, officials said. University spokesman Steve Voorhies said the attack happened around 7:15 p.m. He said no one involved is believed to be a student and campus operations werent affected. One of the victims were in critical condition.
  • Academic Fascism II: Exposing the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

    08/21/2015 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2015 | Walter Williams
    Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let's expose some of it. Christina Hoff Sommers is an avowed feminist and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She's spent a lifetime visiting college campuses. Recently, upon her arrival at Oberlin College, Georgetown University and other campuses,...
  • New safety measures in place at Arizona State University

    08/19/2015 4:05:03 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Justin Pazera
    TEMPE, AZ - The Arizona State University Police Department is ready for this years round of students. More than 80,000 start classes Thursday and police want them to stay safe. This year students can request a security escort from their cell phone on the schools Live Safe app. Friends and family can also track a students steps with GPS. It kind of leaves bread crumbs as you can see them walking to their location, says Sergeant Daniel Macias with ASU Police. In addition, what happens when you get there, you press one button and that says Im home. Macias says...
  • Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood: New Proof of Collusion

    08/19/2015 2:53:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | PATRICK REILLY AND JUSTIN PETRISEK
    As corporations and governments face increasing pressure to cut ties with scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood, let’s not forget the obvious: Catholic colleges ought to do the same.What, you ask? Catholic colleges have ties to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider and alleged purveyor of aborted human parts? How is that even possible?It’s a good question. There’s no excuse for colleges that value their Catholic identity to be linked with the corrupt—and corrupting—organization.But in her recent Crisis Magazine article titled “Catholic Colleges Collude with Planned Parenthood,” Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Anne Hendershott reminded readers of several instances of Catholic college ties...
  • This Renaissance Painting of Fruit Holds a Modern-Day Science Lesson

    08/09/2015 8:31:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-8-15 | Helen Thompson
    Paintings can be a window to more than the outmoded dress and strange customs of the past sometimes, they have modern-day science lessons to impart, too. That's the case with Giovanni Stanchis 17th century still life of fruit, as Phil Edwards points out for Vox just look for the watermelons. Stanchis work, painted between 1645 and 1672 (and now up for auction at Christies), includes strange watermelons that look so foreign they could be from outer space in the bottom right corner. If watermelons looked like that in the Renaissance, then why do they look so different today?...
  • Why is a university cop making traffic stops? (vanity)

    07/29/2015 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    July 29, 2015 | me
    Regarding the recent shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer...I know it's a minor point, but why in the world is a university police officer making a traffic stop for a licence plate violation?
  • UVM study: Washington DC Sinking Into Sea

    07/28/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 59 replies
    University of Vermont ^ | July 28, 2015 20:42 GMT | Joshua E. Brown
    New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next centuryadding to the problems of sea-level rise. This falling land will exacerbate the flooding that the nations capital faces from rising ocean waters due to a warming climate and melting ice sheetsaccelerating the threat to the regions monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations. For sixty years, tide gauges have shown that sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average rate and faster than elsewhere on the East...
  • The Faithful of Australia Work to Open a Catholic University in Erbil [Iraq]

    07/24/2015 6:31:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/23/15 | LOsservatore Romano
    Catholics in Iraq are 'challenging' the Islamic State not with weapons or violence but through education and teaching, thanks to the contribution and support of Australian Catholic University. This October courses will begin at the Catholic University of Erbil, which was desired by the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a concrete way to aid the Christian youth in the Middle East. In recent days, Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil for Chaldeans met with representatives of Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Archbishop Denis James Hart of Melbourne in order to better...
  • Lamborn urges CSU to halt use of post-abortion fetal tissue in medical research

    07/21/2015 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    coloradostatesman.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | staff
    Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn called Friday for Colorado State University to stop using fetal tissue from abortions in its research while CSU defended its work as above reproach both legally and ethically. In a letter to CSU President Tony Frank, Lamborn cited documents released last week by the Center for Medical Progress showing that the university bought what he described as aborted babies parts on Jan. 10, 2013, from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California. Federal and state law bans the acquisition, receipt or transfer of "human fetal tissue for valuable consideration" obtained from an abortion, although such purchases are...
  • Did Donald Trump Run a Scam University?

    07/16/2015 5:03:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    In June 2009, Richard and Shelly Hewson paid the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, an educational venture owned by businessman and nowpresidential candidate Donald Trump, $21,490 for classes that promised to teach them how to flip homes for profit. They ponied up the high price because we had faith in Donald Trump, Richard wrote in a January 2015 affidavit. We thought that if this was his program, we would be learning to do real estate deals from his people who knew his techniques. What did the New Jersey couple get for shelling out more than $20,000 to a business bearing the famous...
  • University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who Identify as Real Vampires

    07/14/2015 8:28:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Stop being so judgmental. Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to identify as real vampires so that they can be open about the fact that theyre vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination from people who might think that thats weird. The study, titled Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles. Most...
  • Diversity Dictators on Campus

    06/30/2015 8:38:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently university administrators no longer read George Orwell because they dont seem to recognize how Orwellian their policies are. Speech codes are almost never identified as such by the many colleges and universities that impose and enforce them. Instead, speech codes come in many forms, often with innocuoussounding titles: free speech zone policies that limit student or faculty expression to small, remote areas of campus; email policies that ban offensive communication; civility policies that mandate politeness on pain of punishment; andmost commonlyoverbroad, vague harassment policies that rely on subjective, amorphous definitions and thus restrict vast swaths of protected speech, Greg...
  • Faculty Who Wont Leave

    06/30/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Tenured faculty may make up an increasingly smaller proportion of the professoriate than in days gone by but they are hanging onto their jobs with both fists. Tenured faculty age 50 or older can be divided into three groups35 % expect to retire by normal retirement age; 16 % would prefer to retire by normal retirement age, but expect to work longer (i. e., they are reluctantly reluctant to retire); and 49 % would like to and expect to work past normal retirement age (i.e., they are reluctant by choice), economist Paul Yakoboski found. Yakoboski is a senior economist at...
  • A teaspoon of sugar: Many college kids are depending on sugar daddies to pay for their tuition

    06/19/2015 4:55:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Economist ^ | 06/18/2015
    NEARLY three-quarters of the graduates now leaving Americas colleges are saddled with debt. On average, they owe $35,051. By comparison, roughly half of all graduates carried debt in 1995 and it averaged less than a third as much, says Edvisors, which tracks student aid (see chart). As the cost of university has risen, so has the number of sugar babies who pay for it by selling companionship and sex to wealthy older men. Monthly pay for this is typically about $3,000, though some sugar daddies offer much more. According to SeekingArrangement, a firm based in Las Vegas, two-thirds of sugar-baby...
  • Does Harvard Teach Law Anymore?

    06/18/2015 6:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Harvard is to law what Winchester is to bolt actions. Powerful, dependable, well engineered and the mark of a serious craft, at least that’s what I was told.These days, Harvard graduates probably don’t know much about bolt actions, unless they are a member of the Harvard Law School shooting club. A stroll through the Harvard Law School course catalog also makes you wonder how much they know about the real practice of law.The course catalog from Harvard Law School hints that the answer might be — not as much as we thought.The Harvard Law School course catalog frequently reads...
  • Forbidden at the University of California: America Is the Land of Opportunity

    06/12/2015 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Tossing free speech on the ash heap of history The progressive storm troopers at the University of California are ramping up their PC agenda. A faculty seminar discussing diversity in the classroom held at nine of the 10 UC campuses during the 2014-2015 school year came with a worksheet entitled Tool: Recognizing Microagressions and the Messages They Send. Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership, states the opening sentence. The ultimate cure for such...
  • Scott Walker and Academic Tenure

    06/11/2015 11:31:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    Scott Walker is advocating a reform in Wisconsin that could have more profound an impact on America than anything we have seen in a long time. Establishment leftism depends upon institutions that support and promote its philosophy and agenda using our money. The most obnoxious offender is Big Education, especially tenured professors who mock our values even as they rob our pockets. Tenured professors are impossible to remove, they need do almost no work, and these goons spout Marxist nonsense and abuse conservative students with impunity. Even worse, overpaid professors and bloated state universities not only squeeze the taxpayers in...
  • Walker takes on higher education in Wisconsin

    06/11/2015 1:09:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 11, 2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run. Eliminating tenure in state law, as Walker proposed in January and a Republican-controlled legislative committee approved earlier this month, is part of a larger overhaul of higher education policy that he is talking about to Republican voters around the country. Walker and Republican backers defend...
  • Progressive Academics Are Shocked That Their Creatures Turn on Them

    06/09/2015 6:43:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/09/2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Recently several progressive professors have publicly complained that their students are hounding them for failing to consider their tender sensibilities by straying beyond the p.c. orthodoxy on sexual assault, sex identity, linguistic correctness, and a whole host of other progressive shibboleths. Northwestern feminist professor Laura Kipnis found herself in a Title IX star chamber for an article she wrote decrying the immaturity of her legally adult students. Over at Vox, another progressive confessed (anonymously, reminding us that academics are an invertebrate species) he was so scared and terrified of his liberal students that he self-censors his comments in class and...