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  • Clark University: Promoting a Theology of Violence

    02/27/2012 7:16:11 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 27, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    At their website, the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute has an excellent article refuting the lies of those who promote the anti-Catholic production The Vagina Monologues, a pornographic play which encourages violence against women. Entitled, "The Vagina Monologues Facts vs. Fallacies," the article refutes the top ten common claims made by V-Day organizers and supporters: 1) Claim: "The play empowers/liberates women." False: The Vagina Monologues is a lie. It does not empower women with its message that: women's identity and image are wrapped up in their sexual organs. True empowerment lies in the heart and the mind. Consider these images...
  • French university ordered closed to avoid 'Israel apartheid week'

    02/26/2012 12:31:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/26/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The despicable 'Israel apartheid week' will be taking place on many college campuses in the US and Europe this week, but one French university - Paris Sorbonne No. 8 - will be closed and its gates locked for two days so as to prevent the event from taking place. Israel Radio is reporting that the Sorbonne's President has forbidden Israel apartheid week from taking place on its campus, and that prohibition has the backing of the French courts. However, the pro-'Palestinian' 'activists' have said that they will hold the event by force. As a result, the university's President has ordered...
  • Clark University: Partially responsible for the climate which led to sexual assault?

    02/24/2012 7:57:16 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Is Clark University partially responsible for the climate which led to the sexual assault of a woman on campus? WHDH is reporting that: "Worcester police are investigating an alleged sexual assault after a Clark University student says she was attacked early Thursday morning. The 20-year-old student says she was walking home at around 3:30 Thursday morning. Investigators say the victim was on Clifton Street when she was approached by three men in a car. According to police, a man in the backseat grabbed the woman, slapped her, stole her purse and sexually assaulted her." See here. As I noted in...
  • Vatican gives ultimatum to wayward Catholic university: conform to Church law by April 8

    February 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican has issued an ultimatum to a Peruvian Catholic university known for its deviation from Church teaching, giving it a deadline of April 8 to change its statutes to bring it into conformity with Church law. Although the Holy See’s communique on the matter, displayed on its website, does not state what the consequences would be should the institution fail to comply, various Peruvian publications and broadcasters are reporting that the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) would be required to jettison the words “Pontifical” and “Catholic” from its name. The ultimatum follows months...
  • Wisconsin budget committee approves $123 million in cuts (University hardest hit)

    02/15/2012 6:18:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Twin Cities ^ | 2/15/12 | Scott Bauer
    Wisconsin budget committee approves $123 million in cutsBy Scott Bauer - Associated Press Updated: 02/15/2012 06:08:31 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - The Legislature's budget-writing committee approved slashing about $123 million across state government on Wednesday, with more than a third of those cuts falling to the University of Wisconsin System. The $64 million cut to the university is on top of $250 million in budget cuts the system took in the two-year budget passed last year. All of the new cuts, including those for the university, must be absorbed by July. The total amount of the cuts had been approved...
  • Shame covers sleaze [Pakistan]

    02/10/2012 7:55:15 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    The Dawn ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Munawar Azeem
    ISLAMABAD: Sex scandals have rocked the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in recent months, with several faculty and staff members accused of preying upon the vulnerable female students or juniors. Many connected with the university admit that “seedy affairs had been going on in the holy precincts” for some time. But they did not speak on record. Acting president Sahabzada Sajidur Rehman of the university, however, confirmed that recently a professor and a librarian left the university after allegations of rape emerged against them. “We did not approach the police to investigate the allegations as it would have brought bad...
  • The Real Problems in Higher Ed (Our Universities are working on a doomed business model)

    02/06/2012 12:57:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2012 | Jeff Sandefer
    ‘Race to the Top” federal handouts, increasing Pell Grants, and executive-branch decrees won’t lower college tuition or improve the quality of university degrees, despite President Obama’s bluster in his State of the Union address. If only it were that simple.The truth is that over the next decade, many universities may bankrupt themselves by clinging to an educational approach that confuses lecturing with learning and protects highly paid, tenured faculties and administrators from a tsunami of technological change that soon will deliver transformational learning at a fraction of today’s costs.There’s a word for business models that have high and increasing...
  • A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

    02/02/2012 11:26:06 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/31/2012
    Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. Special thanks to Professor Daniel Lee for his support.
  • Vanderbilt to religious students: Are your beliefs really that important?

    02/01/2012 3:13:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2012 | By Robert Shibley
    On January 20, Vanderbilt University announced that it will prohibit religious and political student groups from making leadership decisions based on their religious or political beliefs. University policy now holds that “membership in registered student organizations is open to everyone and that everyone, if desired, has the opportunity to seek leadership positions.”Vanderbilt’s decision follows months of controversy. Last fall, the Christian Legal Society chapter at Vanderbilt Law School was warned that it could lose recognition after the university found that the group’s constitution violated the university’s non-discrimination policy. The constitution required that all group officers must agree with the Christian...
  • Our Higher Education Needs a Complete Overhaul ( colleges and universities are too expensive)

    01/24/2012 10:29:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2012 | Neil Snyder
    In an article for today's FrontPage Magazine titled "Schools of Education: The Academic Slums," Walter Williams was right on the money.  Speaking about schools of education, he said, "Education professors drum into students that they should not 'drill and kill' or be the 'sage on the stage' but instead be the 'guide on the side' who 'facilitates student discovery.' This kind of harebrained thinking, coupled with multicultural nonsense, explains today's education. During his teacher education, Sand says, 'teachers-to-be were forced to learn about this ethnic group, that impoverished group, this sexually anomalous group, that under-represented group, etc. -- all under...
  • U of M Payouts Top $30 Million

    01/18/2012 8:36:31 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 1-18-12 | Mark Albert, Mike Maybay, & Erik Altmann
    In November 2011, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported $86 million in unused vacation pay, sick time, and other severance had been paid to departing state workers and MnSCU employees in the past three years. And the total is growing by the day. Now, the University of Minnesota has released its separate payroll records, showing it paid departing employees $30 million during the same time period. That brings the total to at least $116 million for all departing state workers in the past three years.
  • U of M Payouts Top $30 Million

    01/18/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 1-18-12 | Mark Albert, Mike Maybay, & Erik Altmann
    In November 2011, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported $86 million in unused vacation pay, sick time, and other severance had been paid to departing state workers and MnSCU employees in the past three years. And the total is growing by the day. Now, the University of Minnesota has released its separate payroll records, showing it paid departing employees $30 million during the same time period. That brings the total to at least $116 million for all departing state workers in the past three years.
  • Universities Should Embrace Intellectual Diversity, Not Political Correctness

    01/17/2012 11:43:21 PM PST · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/18/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    “Academic freedom and intellectual diversity are values indispensable to the American university… the concept of academic freedom has been premised on the idea that human knowledge is a never-ending pursuit of the truth, that there is no humanly accessible truth that is not in principle open to challenge, and that no party or intellectual faction has a monopoly on wisdom. Therefore, academic freedom is most likely to thrive in an environment of intellectual diversity that protects and fosters independence of thought and speech.” -David Horowitz, Academic Bill of Rights The American university is heavily touted as the marketplace of ideas....
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned Ł200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • UNC’s Islamic Diversification

    12/12/2011 4:50:04 PM PST · by gabriellah · 16 replies
    TheCollegeConservative Blog ^ | 12/12/2011 | Marc Seelinger
    About two weeks ago, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Student Union (a department of the University’s Student Affairs Division) announced that it would be constructing a “Meditation Space” within the Union building. But there’s an added twist. In order to address “some basic needs and desires voiced by the Muslim community” (i.e. wanting a space where they can pray five times a day) the Union has also decided to install foot washing basins in the Meditation Room for Islamic students to use while performing the Wudu ritual.
  • 'Holiday' Out, 'Winter Celebration' In at U of M (Minnesota)

    12/12/2011 2:25:25 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 12-9-11 | joe mazan
    The University of Minnesota sent employees its seasonal celebration guidelines for office activities. The school recommends using "winter celebration" as terminology instead of "holiday party." Also they say to keep decorations, music, and food general, not specific to any religion. The University says the policy mirrors federal guidelines.
  • Russian brain drain as young people look west

    12/09/2011 8:33:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    Euro News ^ | 11/29/2011
    In happier times Russian university students could expect a bright future as part of the country’s elite. Instead the country is experiencing a serious brain drain as graduates head abroad, and many other young people dream of doing so: 40 percent, according to one survey. It is of serious concern to the authorities in the run-up to parliamentary elections on December 4. One first year maths student at Moscow State University said if she continued her studies she would probably go abroad, because she did not believe the government was putting enough money into science development. The loss of more...
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • Pro-homosexual student clubs at 107 Catholic colleges upsets many

    12/07/2011 9:07:18 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-06-11 | TFP Student Action
    Help Catholic students collect 100,000 Save Our Catholic Colleges protest petitions Why are pro-homosexual clubs allowed to promote anti-Catholic behavior on Catholic campuses? After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% – recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda.  Many of these clubs promote same-sex “marriage,” open homosexuality in the military, and push for the mainstreaming of unnatural vice. Here are a few examples: Saint Norbert College’s Rainbow Alliance promotes anti-Catholic events such as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day, and...
  • Tunisia: Islamic Students Besiege University

    11/29/2011 2:44:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com - News Brief ^ | November 29, 2011 05:44 Reported | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A group of 40 Islamic students besieged a university near the capital city in Tunisia and held students and teachers hostage."
  • Campus pamphleteer exposing ‘homofascism’ acquitted of trespassing charge

    11/25/2011 3:06:49 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-25-11 | Peter Baklinski
    A judge has acquitted a controversial pro-family activist from a July 2008 charge of trespassing at a Canadian university. William (Bill) Whatcott was arrested by campus security at the University of Calgary and put into a holding cell for distributing a pamphlet that addressed the “harmful consequences” of homosexuality. Whatcott, in an email to LifeSiteNews, called the ruling a “victory for all Canadians who value freedom of expression and religious liberty on our university campuses.” Judge J.D. Bascom ruled from the Provincial Court of Alberta on November 15th that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “applies” to the University...
  • Massachusetts law professor calls care packages for U.S. troops ‘shameful’

    11/15/2011 6:00:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2011 | Daily Caller Staff
    A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be “shameful” to send care packages to U.S. troops “who have gone overseas to kill other human beings.”
  • New Charges Surface Against Muslim Professor

    11/04/2011 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear Governor Kasich (http://governor.ohio.gov/): It has been awhile since we talked about the case of Julio Pino – a tenured member of the faculty of Kent State University. Shortly after I last wrote to you there was a Secret Service raid on his home. The raid was meant to ensure that certain veiled threats directed to the Obama White House were not a prelude to some planned act of violence. I thank you for any role you may have played in helping alert the federal authorities. As you may know, Pino is continuing to cause substantial problems in Ohio. I...
  • The Education Bubble

    11/01/2011 1:10:45 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Oct 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Flip through enough of the 99 percent signs and you realize that the majority of that demographic aren't complaining about the lack of financial regulation or income inequalities, so much as they're upset that they took on loans to pay for college degrees to get jobs that don't actually exist. The fault here isn't Wall Street's, it's a policymaking apparatus that decided the way to deal with the loss of manufacturing jobs was to get as many college graduates out there as possible to create the industries of tomorrow. This was Clinton's platform and it's Obama's "Winning the Future" platform,...
  • Over 100 Colleges and Universities Charge $50K or More a Year (Where's the outrage?)

    10/30/2011 3:11:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/28/11 | The Maha
    Over 100 Colleges and Universities Charge $50K or More a YearOctober 28, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't mean to harp on the subject of college tuition, but CNNMoney.com is reporting this: The number of colleges and universities with tuition and fees totaling more than $50,000 for a single year rose to 123 for the 2011-2012 year -- up from 100 institutions in the previous year." So 23 new colleges where it cost 50 grand minimum for a single year. Now, they point out in the story that this is more than the average United States salary. Do you know...
  • Outrage Grows Over Catholic University Controversy (Must see Video!)

    Professor John Banzhaf on why he filed suit against the school
  • Human-rights complaint seeks secular praying room for Muslims at … Catholic University

    10/28/2011 11:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I'll start off this post by informing readers that they will not identify the most outrageous part of this story from the headline, not here at Hot Air, and not at Fox News, which headlines the story, ‘Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?’ Before we get to the most outrageous part of the story, let’s hit the teeth-grinding allegations in the complaint (via Katie Pavlich): The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim...
  • University of California teachers’ union aims to block online classes

    10/11/2011 5:17:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | Tina Korbe | Tina Korbe
    California’s university system — like the rest of the state — is in dire straits financially. Small wonder, then, that schools there have begun to give some thought to the expansion of cost-cutting online education programs. But predictably, the California teachers’ unions have something to say about that: The specter and promise of online education is perhaps nowhere more deeply felt than in California, where campus administrators and instructors are faced with a bloodletting. University of California officials have suggested that the system will have to innovate out of the current financial crisis by expanding online programs. (State house analysts...
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • "Firefly' and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges (U of Wisconsin)

    09/30/2011 5:04:04 AM PDT · by tlb · 65 replies · 2+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the "threat assessment team," and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door. Campus police at the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UWS) censored theater professor James Miller's poster depicting a quotation from actor Nathan Fillion's character in the television series Firefly, and the police chief threatened Miller with criminal charges for disorderly conduct. After UWS censored his second poster, which stated, "Warning: Fascism," Miller came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. "Colleges and universities are supposed to foster brave and bold...
  • US Citizen Arrested For Terror Plots Against US Capitol, Pentagon

    09/28/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | Guy Benson
    A 26-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested and charged today in connection with a plot to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol, the Justice Department announced.  Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, is accused of planning to use a remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives to attack the buildings. He was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization — specifically al-Qaida, the organization behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I know what you're thinking, PC police: "That's unfair, you Islamophobe!  Just because his name is Rezwan doesn't mean he's a Muslim, or that his planned attacks were...
  • Anti-government protesters storm Yemeni university

    09/18/2011 10:28:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 18/9/11 | Ahmed al-Haj
    SANAA, Yemen -Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen stormed the capital's main university Saturday, preventing the first day of classes from beginning and tearing down pictures of the longtime leader whose ouster they seek. The crowds are aiming to keep Yemen's protest movement alive and out on the streets as the school year begins. Protests since February have failed to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power. He is currently in Saudi Arabia recovering from wounds sustained during an attack on the presidential compound in June. "No studying, no teaching until the president goes," the students chanted as they marched...
  • WYD 2011 - Meeting with University Professors, El Escorial, Spain (full text + photos)

    08/19/2011 6:03:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    EWTN ^ | August 19, 2011
    Pope Benedict XVI attends the monastery of El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on the second day of his four-day visit to Spain coinciding with the World Youth Day festivities August 19, 2011. Your Eminence,My Brother Bishops,Dear Augustinian Fathers,Dear Professors,Distinguished Authorities,Dear Friends, I have looked forward to this meeting with you, young professors in the universities of Spain. You provide a splendid service in the spread of truth, in circumstances that are not always easy. I greet you warmly and I thank you for your kind words of welcome and for the music which has marvellously resounded in...
  • Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln

    08/16/2011 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 104 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama said yesterday in Decorah, Iowa, that he absorbs more political criticism than Abraham Lincoln, the assassinated 16th U.S. president, attracted from his Civil War critics. The comment came during a question-and-answer session where one invited audience member asked Obama how he deals with his congressional critics in the GOP. “The Congress doesn’t seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, they’re more interested in seeing you lose than [seeing] the country win,” the questioner lamented. “Democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this,” Obama responded. “When you listen to what the...
  • New Trend: Universities Begin to Offer Online High School Diplomas

    08/08/2011 8:05:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    US News ^ | 08/08/2011 | Jason Koebler
    Online high schools have given athletes and performers a way to keep up with their studies without giving up what they love. Recently, other students have begun to give these schools a try. A new crop of university-backed, virtual high schools is changing this emerging field. Stanford University, George Washington University, Indiana University, and the University of Missouri have all launched online, diploma-granting high school programs over the past few years, and several other four-year universities offer online classes to high school students. A degree from Indiana University High School won't ensure a student gets accepted if he or she...
  • Catholic University of America is too Catholic (GWU Law School Sues Over Gender Separated Dorms)

    07/21/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Spero News ^ | July 2011 | Frannie Boyle
    Society is at war with religion. Californians are boycotting Christian adoption agencies and other organizations that “discriminate” against same-sex couples. American Atheists Inc. is fighting state troopers in Utah who erect crosses on the sides of highways where their fellow men have fallen. Now a Catholic university in Washington is receiving criticism for being too … Catholic. Catholic University sparked controversy with its recent announcement stating that student residents will go back to living in single-sex dorms. The university’s president, John Garvey, explained his reasoning in a Wall Street Journal column last week. Research shows that students in coed dorms...
  • Backlash Against Banzhaf

    07/18/2011 12:37:07 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 18, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf decided to sue Catholic University over its decision to bring back single-sex dorms, his lawsuit provoked a backlash against commentators who rather liked this return to tradition. His GWU website tells us that he -“teaches Torts, Administrative Law, Disabled People and the Law, Law and the Deaf, and a unique world-famous course—Legal Activism—where students learn to become public interest lawyers by bringing their own legal actions.” “He and his students are widely known for bringing hundreds of innovative public interest legal actions including one of the leading Supreme Court environmental law suits,...
  • Top UT officials under fire (Gov Rick Perry tackling Big Education)

    07/01/2011 2:53:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2011 | MELISSA LUDWIG
    Rick O'Donnell, a former special adviser to the University of Texas System who received a $70,000 settlement, this week skewered top UT officials for trying to block the release of faculty productivity data, accusing them of orchestrating a scare campaign to pit donors and alumni against regents pushing for changes at the system. He also took shots at state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, who chairs the higher education committee, saying she went to bat for university brass due to overly cozy relations between lawmakers and public universities. Faculty and administrators "basically want to be left alone," O'Donnell said. "They push...
  • Fat City

    06/21/2011 11:42:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 30, 2011 | David Rubinstein
    After 34 years of teaching sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I recently retired at age 64 at 80 percent of my pay for life. This calculation was based on a salary spiked by summer teaching, and since I no longer pay into the retirement fund, I now receive significantly more than when I “worked.” But that’s not all: There’s a generous health insurance plan, a guaranteed 3 percent annual cost of living increase, and a few other perquisites. Having overinvested in my retirement annuity, I received a fat refund and—when it rains, it pours—another for unused sick...
  • Law professor threatens lawsuit against ‘discriminatory’ single-sex dorms at Catholic U.

    06/21/2011 3:09:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    Professor John Banzhaf WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - George Washington University Law Professor John Banzhaf has made a career out of filing lawsuits, and now he’s taking aim at Catholic University’s new single-sex dormitory policy. Banzhaf, whose license plate reads “Sue Bast,” short for “Sue the Bastards,” has made a name for himself by bringing legal action against those whom he calls “the bad guys.” Among this group have numbered fast food companies that he holds responsible for the nation’s obesity crisis, a military academy that would not admit women, dry cleaning establishments that charge more for women’s...
  • Reality & The Hoya

    06/14/2011 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 10, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The more upside-down the view of off-campus life that professors take, it seems, the more likely they are to succeed. Take Peter Edelman of the Georgetown Law Center who the D. C. bar describes as a “legend.” An Obama supporter, he is pained to note of the president’s economic policies that, “In spite of all that, we’re not doing too well.” Similarly, he bemoans the “flood of low-wage jobs that built up in this country for about a quarter century” without acknowledging that virtually all of last month’s job gains came from McDonald’s. Edelman moderated a panel at the Center...
  • Vote Yes on Measure A, and Stop the Wealthy Fat-Cat University Professors From Controlling Chico

    06/02/2011 7:20:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 56 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 5/2/11 | Chuck Wolk
    For the first time since the leftists convinced the voters to move the local elections to November, the citizens have a chance to regain control of Chico. To begin with, the campaign against Measure A does not tell you is that the local elections were originally moved to November so that the leftists could gain the support of students who lived here only to go to college, but went home after completing each semester. This was done so that the wealthy fat-cat university professors could control the agenda of Chico's city council by stacking it with leftists socialists who would...
  • 8% of Florida students default on school loans

    05/30/2011 7:47:07 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 30, 2011 | Scott Travis
    Forget term papers and roommate conflicts. For many students, the biggest college stress comes after they leave school. Six months after graduation, those first student loan bills start arriving and for a Florida student in 2009, the average amount owed was about $21,000, according to the California-based Institute for College Access & Success. In this market, many graduates are unable to get the high-paying jobs needed to pay that debt. Student loan debt nationwide now tops $913 billion and surpassed credit card debt for the first time last year, a study from college financial aid website FinAid has found. The...
  • Sisterhood and the SEALs

    05/27/2011 8:24:46 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    It was just a matter of time before the successful Navy SEAL operation against Osama bin Laden on May 1 provoked a complaint that SEAL teams are all-male. Sure enough, Washington Post pundit (and founder of the feminist website Jezebel.com) Anna Holmes came through last week with a column denouncing the “paternalistic, discriminatory” exclusion of women from special-operations units and comparing that exclusion to racial segregation. If you’d like to get a full picture of feminist thought today, just combine Holmes’s column with the ongoing farce at Yale University, which is under federal investigation for allegedly denying female students equal...
  • Kickin' Back with Tax Payer Money

    05/26/2011 3:34:20 PM PDT · by chickadee · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/25/2011 | David Rubinstein
    After 34 years of teaching sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I recently retired at age 64 at 80 percent of my pay for life. This calculation was based on a salary spiked by summer teaching, and since I no longer pay into the retirement fund, I now receive significantly more than when I "worked." But that's not all: There's a generous health insurance plan, a guaranteed 3 percent annual cost of living increase and a few other perquisites. Having overinvested in my retirement annuity, I received a fat refund and — when it rains, it pours —...
  • Deputies: UCF student raped woman he met on Match.com

    05/18/2011 8:26:18 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    A woman in Seminole County was raped by a University of Central Florida student she met on the online-dating website Match.com, according to the Sheriff's Office. The victim, whose name and age were redacted from arresting documents released Tuesday, told deputies she met 22-year-old Aaron Floyd on the website on Thursday. The two exchanged emails and cell-phone numbers, an arrest report states. The report says Floyd asked the victim questions that were "sexual in nature," and which made her uncomfortable. However, she eventually agreed to meet Floyd at a restaurant in Sanford on Friday, deputies said. According to the report,...
  • From the Muslim World, Big Donations to American Colleges (Follow the money?)

    05/17/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 17, 2011 | Clarice Feldman Page
    Some years ago, Stanley Kurtz took a hard look at the reporting of foreign gifts to American universities, at a time when he was concerned that Title VI Sec. 1011f might be gutted by a democratic House. (20 USC 1011-Sec. 1011f requires colleges and universities to disclose foreign donations and contracts valued at $250,000 or more, and the Department of Education annually posts them online on its website.) He offered some sound warnings about not tarring all those gifts or recipients as improper while calling for vigilance about the possibility of undue influence on these institutions by the vast sums...
  • The 10 Most Expensive Colleges In America (Are they worth it?)

    05/17/2011 2:05:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/17/2011
    You want to give your child the best education money can buy. But is $235,000 for a bachelor's degree really worth it? The top dollar undergraduate program in America is Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which charges $58,716 per term for tuition, fees, room and board -- plus a few thousand dollars for textbooks. Sarah Lawrence president Karen Lawrence justifies the sticker price by pointing to the school's small classes where faculty have "twice the student contact as professors at other institutions." Of course, Sarah Lawrence isn't the only university charging students insane prices. We've rounded up the costliest...
  • Consumers Digest Names Top 100 College Values (For those considering college)

    05/12/2011 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    DEERFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred colleges and universities out of some 2,000 U.S. schools that offer four-year degrees have been ranked as the top values by Consumers Digest. The rankings are based on attributes that validate or define the institutions' academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees and room and board. Among 50 public institutions cited, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., ranked No. 1. Among 25 private institutions, Yale University took top honors. Among 25 private liberal-arts schools, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., held the first slot. The rankings, published in CD's June...
  • Catholic University Professors Blast Pro-Life Boehner on Commencement

    05/12/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT · by julieee · 60 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic University Professors Blast Pro-Life Boehner on Commencement Speaker John Boehner, the pro-life Republican who heads the House of Representatives, is slated to deliver the commencement address at Catholic University, but a group of professors there have blasted him in a new letter. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/12/catholic-university-professors-blast-pro-life-boehner-on-commencement/