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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."