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  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • UC system to receive $1M from state to support undocumented students

    09/13/2017 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    UC Berkeley Daily Californian ^ | September 13, 2017 | BY HARINI SHYAMSUNDAR
    The University of California will receive $1 million in additional funding from the state to support its DREAM Loan Program for undocumented students. According to the press release, the DREAM Loan Program helps many undocumented UC students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, to finance their college education. “Young Dreamers make exceptional contributions to UC and to the nation,” UCOP said in its Tuesday press release. “They embody the American Dream and represent the best of our country.”
  • Gender studies prof rips down 9/11 memorial posters

    09/12/2017 12:48:03 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 09, 2016 | Peter Van Voorhis
    Members of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Saddleback College had their 9/11 memorial posters ripped down and shredded by the chair of the school’s History department. According to The New Guard, the students were participating in the Young America’s Foundation “9/11: Never Forget” project, which involves planting 2,977 American flags to remember the lives lost 15 years ago on 9/11, when they were accosted by the professor, who proceeded to rip down their posters and direct them to confine their activities to one of the “free speech areas” on campus.
  • University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

    09/11/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Talia Richman
    University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke defended his decision to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at the school’s fall commencement, even as dozens of students protested against the invitation Monday and hundreds more signed a petition demanding he change his mind. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore, said students should reserve judgment on the controversial member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Hosting DeVos, he said, is “in the best tradition of the university.” Dozens of students participated in a “class walk out” demonstration Monday afternoon, the first of two protests planned for today. UB junior Tracy...
  • Professor tells students that right-wing terrorism more of a threat than Islamic terrorism

    09/11/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 11, 2017 | Staff
    A professor at American University recently taught students that right-wing terrorism in the United States is actually more of a pressing threat to American citizens than Islamic terrorism based on the number of attacks, not the death toll. Professor Erin Kearns said Americans seem most afraid of Islamic terrorists, but that so-called right-wing extremists here have actually committed a higher number of attacks. “I would guess that a handful of you are probably like, ‘Oh, it’s some radical of Islam, people who are using that to justify their violence,’” Kearns had said during a May lecture regarding what she contends...
  • ‘Ecosexual’ professor spurs movement: Have sex with Earth to save it

    09/05/2017 8:29:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 5, 2017 | by WILLIAM NARDI
    Four years ago, when art Professor Elizabeth Stephens filmed the documentary “Ecosexual Love Story,” in which she and her partner licked trees, played with mud, and made love with the environment while naked, the term “ecosexuality” was still somewhat unknown. But a lot has happened since then, and ecosexuality isn’t such a mystery anymore. That interest can be traced in part back to Stephens, a UC Santa Cruz professor and one leader in the movement that melds art, sex and environmentalism, a la having sex with a tree or marrying the ocean. That interest can be traced in part back...
  • ‘Free college’ is a new rallying cry in California

    09/05/2017 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 5, 2017 | by ALEXEI KOSEFF
    Concern over soaring tuition rates and ballooning student debt has propelled a rapidly expanding campaign for free public higher education at the local, state and even national level. In California, lawmakers, gubernatorial candidates and education advocates are among those pushing for ways to get rid of fees and other costs for some students. Some higher education experts noted that California already has arguably the most generous financial aid system in the country. It spends more than $2 billion annually on programs such as the Cal Grant, which covers up to four years of tuition at UC and CSU for low-...
  • Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices

    08/30/2017 7:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 29, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.
  • USC Misspells Shakespeare On Newly Unveiled Statue (700 Million Typo)

    08/22/2017 10:46:44 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 36 replies
    Pj Media ^ | Peleg | Oren
    Language is malleable, right? After all, a dictionary doesn't define a word's spelling, it simply gives the most common version of it. Well, how about a name? UCLA's The Den tweeted Monday morning that a recently unveiled statue at the new $700 million USC Village displays a typo.
  • Abolish Whiteness…And other things Taught at Stanford University

    08/15/2017 6:04:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A course has been slated to start this fall at Stanford University that looks (among other things) at the perils and possibilities of different political practices,” according to the course description, “including abolishing whiteness or coming to terms with white identity.” And yes, it sounds like a joke, but it is apparently a very real course: CSRE 136: White Identity Politics (ANTHRO 136B) Pundits proclaim that the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States. Drawing from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions, this...
  • Will Climate Change in Cornhusker State?

    08/09/2017 11:50:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 9, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Nebraska Board of Education is debating whether to include climate change in public school science classes and you can probably guess who is weighing in on its behalf. "Climate change is happening," David Harwood, a geology professor with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told the board. "It is caused by human activity." What's he going to do when his next global warming protest gets cancelled because of a snow storm, in the middle of April?
  • Professor warns: “Social justice warriors” are destroying engineering

    08/04/2017 10:12:38 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 73 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 8/4/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Indrek Wichman, a mechanical engineer professor at Michigan State University, has eyed a troubling trend of social justice warriors making their way through the humanities and social sciences and, to his despair, they now have their sights set on leveling their destruction on engineering. WichmanHaving spent 30 years teaching mechanical engineering, Wichman acknowledges things have changed dramatically and is concerned that “feelings” and “micro-aggressions” have taken a predominant role, much to the detriment of the hard sciences. “The world we engineers envisioned as young students is not quite as simple and straightforward as we had wished,” he states in a...
  • No intermediate algebra, no problem: CSU ditches tricky math prerequisite

    08/02/2017 11:46:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 2, 2017 | By EMILY DERUY
    If you’re one of those students who dreads math — especially algebra — you’ll soon get a bit of a break at the California State University system. For years, intermediate algebra had been a prerequisite for the system’s general math classes, meaning even students who weren’t majoring in math or science related fields had to complete the course before they could complete their math requirement. Beginning in the fall of 2018, students whose majors aren’t math or science heavy will be able to fulfill their math requirements without slogging through intermediate algebra first — part of a larger effort to...
  • Struggling College Splurges On $306 MILLION DORM

    07/15/2017 6:26:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Bethune-Cookman University, a struggling historically black school on Florida’s Atlantic coast, will end up shelling out $306 million for a residence hall which opened on campus in 2016. The private school will foot the $306 million cost for the 1,200-bed dormitory by paying monthly installments over 40 years to a real estate company called TG Quantum, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal. For perspective, the $306 million cost of the dorm is a few million more than the entire annual gross-domestic product of the island nation of Palau. The monthly installments — which amount to a complex leasing arrangement — start...
  • Turkey orders 72 university staff detained in coup-related probe

    07/10/2017 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 10 July 2017 11:16 CEST | none stated
    Turkey issued arrest warrants for 72 university staff, state media said on Monday, including a former adviser to the main opposition leader who staged a mass rally on Sunday to protest a crackdown since a failed military coup last year.The warrants were issued under an investigation into the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating the attempted coup on July 15, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the secularist CHP, told a huge crowd on Sunday Turkey was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the government after completing a 25-day...
  • Threat closes Trinity College in Hartford

    06/21/2017 10:54:03 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 21 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | 6/21/2017 | Alex Ceneviva, WTNH.com Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Trinity College in Hartford is closed in response to a threat Wednesday afternoon. The college tweeted out that due to threats received, the Trinity College campus, at 300 Summit Street, is now closed until further notice. College officials also tweeted that campus buildings were only card ID access only. The nature of the threat is unknown at this time.
  • Top UK University tells Immigrants: No Pooing in Bins, Showers

    06/20/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 53 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/20/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Strathclyde University sent an email to 650 “multi-cultural” students and staff after janitors complained about “people pooing in bins, showers and the likes” and apparently not knowing there were toilets designed for such personal business. The memo was emailed last week by the operations management team of the University's state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) to its 400 students and staff of 250.
  • University of California caps out-of-state student enrollment - excludes illegal immigrants

    06/07/2017 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 7, 2017 | by Daniel Payne
    The University of California Board of Regents recently passed a regulation capping the number of out-of-state students permitted at UC colleges, limiting the total number to 18 percent of the student body on most campuses. Yet that 18 percent cap will not apply to students who are in the country illegally. The Board of Regents passed the regulation, known as Policy 2109, after California lawmakers threatened to withhold nearly $20 million in public funds if an out-of-state cap was not put in place. Currently out-of-state students constitute 16.5 percent of the UC student body. The policy, approved May 18, holds...
  • Egypt's Al-Azhar University Accepts Christian Student Amid Accusations of Discrimination

    06/06/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Egypt's prestigious Al-Azhar University has accepted a Christian into its medical residency program, which some believe marks the first time the historic Muslim school has publicly accepted a Christian student. The Washington, D.C.-based Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor has reported that Abanoub Guirguis Naeem was allowed to officially enroll on May 17 by the dean of Al-Azhar's Faculty of Dentistry in Assiut, Khalid Siddiq, who confirmed his acceptance "Naeem applied to the college for a residency, and he was accepted along with other students," Siddiq told Al-Monitor. According to Al-Monitor, Naeem "is the first known case" of a Christian student...