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  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • Bye, Bye Bard: Penn’s ‘Snowflakes’ Ban Shakespeare

    12/15/2016 4:36:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2016 | 2:11 PM EST | Leesa K. Donner
    In the raging battle of culture wars — another one bites the dust. This time an English white male known as William Shakespeare has been removed from his prominent place at that bastion of Ivy League-ness, the University of Pennsylvania. English Department Chair Jed Esty confirmed that students removed Shakespeare’s portrait from its location in Fisher-Bennett Hall, as “a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department,” The Daily Pennsylvanian reported. […] So for whom did The Bard stand down at the University of Pennsylvania? You probably have never even heard of her. I...
  • Students rip down Shakespeare portrait at UPenn

    12/12/2016 9:54:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 120 replies
    www.campusreform.org ^ | 12-12-16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. The Department had previously voted to remove the painting, so students took matters into their own hands, replacing the portrait with one of an African American writer and delivering Shakespeare to the Department Chair's office. Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. In...
  • Report: University of Pennsylvania Offers Puppies, Coloring Books to Students Distraught[tr]

    11/13/2016 5:16:56 AM PST · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Administrators at the University of Pennsylvania reportedly provided students upset over the results of Tuesday’s presidential election with emotional support puppies, coloring books, and chocolate. . . . “Some professors turned Wednesday’s classes into ‘safe spaces’ in which students could freely express their concerns for their futures. On a campus that voted 3612-375 in favor of Hillary Clinton, these open forums were naturally dominated by anti-Trump voices.” “Obviously the diversity at Penn is not diversity of opinion since the opinion of almost half the country is almost unaccounted for on campus,” Tancredi claimed. “I’m also worried for my fellow students....
  • Clinton, Kaine to appear at rally at Penn on Saturday (Gathering of Privileged Slack'TIVISTs )

    10/22/2016 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/22/2016 | staff
    Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, are to appear at a nighttime rally tonight at the University of Pennsylvania. The event at the Dunning-Cohen Championship Field at Penn Park is set to begin at 8: 45 p.m. and run until 10. The entrance for the rally is at Paley Bridge on South 33rd Street. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. You can RSVP here.
  • U Penn Professor Calls Ben Carson ‘Coon of the Year’ on Twitter

    10/06/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · by detective · 85 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    University of Pennsylvania professor of religion recently called African-American presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” on Twitter. Anthea Butler used the racist term in a tweet responding to a Sports Illustrated article on how Carson didn’t mind NASCAR fans flying the Confederate flag on private property. “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award…” she lamented.
  • University of Pennsylvania Track Star Jumped to Death Over Grades: Family Friend

    01/22/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Madison Holleran, 19, was stressed about her 3.5 GPA in the weeks before she jumped from a parking garage in Philadelphia on Friday, the friend said. The freshman’s tragic death stunned friends and family in her hometown of Allendale, N.J.A beautiful and brainy University of Pennsylvania track star jumped to her death from a parking garage Friday after stressing out over grades, a family friend revealed Monday. Madison Holleran — a freshman at the Ivy League school who hails from Bergen County, N.J.— made dinner plans and sent messages to friends without a hint she was feeling suicidal, said family...
  • Wife kills member of Penn's '79 Final Four team

    02/12/2013 2:32:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | February 12, 2013,
    A member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 Final Four team was fatally stabbed by his wife, who told police she had caught him looking at child pornography, according to court documents. Matthew White was found stabbed in the neck around 12:45 p.m. Monday in bed at his home, police said, and was pronounced dead a short time later. An officer responding to the home for a report of a stabbing found White's wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, as she pulled into the driveway, authorities said. As she was being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit, she said, "I...
  • UPenn prof calls for imprisonment of filmmaker Sam Bacile; Update: Butler locks her Twitter account

    09/12/2012 11:55:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 12, 2012 | Staff
    Butler@AntheaButler Good Morning. How soon is Sam Bacile going to be in jail folks? I need him to go now.When Americans die because you are stupid... 12 Sep 12 Anthea Butler is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The title of her most recent book, The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Angels Are Galvanizing the Religious Right, gives you a pretty good idea of where she stands politically. This morning, she strongly implied that Sam Bacile is responsible for yesterday’s embassy attacks and, as a result, should be tossed into jail....
  • Spencer: Another child sex saga, different result

    07/29/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 7-29-12 | Gil Spencer
    In light of the actions taken by the NCAA in the Penn State scandal, here’s a question for you: Do you think that if a professor of, say, economics, was discovered to be a serial sex abuser of young boys, that the university’s economics department would be shut down? If you answered “of course not,” I think you’re right. It would be ridiculous to do any such thing. But if you answered “that depends,” then you might want to consider the case of Scott Ward, a University of Pennsylvania marketing professor who just a few short years ago was sentenced...
  • Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

    03/02/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-28-12 | U of Penn
    Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this "couch guitar" by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the "couch guitar". 1:40 video at the link
  • Univ of Penn PhD Prep Program for Black Males - Isn't it Illegal?

    08/18/2009 10:09:21 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 31 replies · 1,127+ views
    8/18/2009
    Just got the below email. I thought a college couldn't have a program solely based on the race. While the program website doesn't indicate race the URL (blackmen) and email description do! If you send your kids to Upenn and you are white, asian, or hispanic good to know they don't want you to get ahead. Someone like Michael Jordan's son can apply and get something solely based on the color of his skin Subject: Univ of Penn PhD Prep Program for Black Males The University of Pennsylvania is launching an 18-month Academy here at focused on preparing Black males...
  • What a Revoltin' Development

    07/22/2009 10:06:58 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 615+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 22, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    What A Revoltin’ Development by: Malcolm A. Kline, July 22, 2009 We have written about film studies and English professors who come up with novel theories about cinematic masterpieces without bothering to check the archived papers of the directors, writers and producers of those films to see if their hypotheses were the filmmakers’ original intentions. For example, the English professor at Penn could have checked the letters of the film’s creator that are stored at BYU before theorizing that King Kong was an allegory for miscegenation. The 1933 film’s producer clearly stated that the movie’s scenes in which the gorilla...
  • Student, profs declare support for Bill Ayers

    10/16/2008 8:31:10 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    TheDaily Pennsylvanian ^ | 16 October 2008 | Lara Seligman
    For Graduate School of Education professor Kathy Schultz, the allegations being leveled against University of Illinois at Chicago education professor Bill Ayers are "charges of McCarthysim." That's what caused her to join the more than 3,200 people - including eight others affiliated with Penn - in signing a recent national petition in support of Ayers. The education professor is currently under attack from Republican nominee John McCain's campaign for his connection to a group called the Weather Underground that conducted several bombings in the 1970s as part of the anti-Vietnam War movement. Recently, there has been a spate of blog...
  • FREEP this poll: Should CR's drop Islamo-Fascism name?

    10/24/2007 7:05:21 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 31 replies · 117+ views
    FREEP this poll @ DailyPennsylvanian.com (middle of the page)... Was it necessary for Penn College Republicans to change the name of Islamo-Facism Awarness Week to Terrorism Awareness week upon the insistance of the Muslim Student Association?
  • FREEP this poll: Should UPenn invite speaker like Ahmadinejad?

    09/27/2007 9:53:02 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 14 replies · 91+ views
    FREEP this poll! (It's located smack in the middle of DailyPennsylvanian.com) In light of the recent visit of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Columbia University's campus, do you think it would be appropriate for Penn to invite equally controversial figures to speak to students? () Yes () No
  • New Study Shows Abstinence Education Can Work

    09/14/2006 1:05:08 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 421+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    Last month, a study was released that is said to show that abstinence-only education can delay sexual activity without preventing future condom usage. Researcher John B. Jemmott III of University of Pennsylvania’s Annenburg Public Policy Center performed a randomized controlled trial of 662 African-American sixth and seventh graders from middle schools in Philadelphia, Pa., according to the announcement. Jemmott announced his findings at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada where abstinence programs are very unpopular. Many at the conference complained about the United States’ “ideologically-driven abstinence-until-marriage focus that places many at risk of needlessly contracting HIV” strategy around the...
  • Pedophile Professors

    09/05/2006 5:36:03 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 43 replies · 1,740+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently, it’s getting easier to find pedophiles in the faculty lounges of colleges and universities than it is in Catholic churches. “Why would any self-respecting boy want to attend one of America’s increasingly feminized universities?,” economist George Gilder asked in a column. “Most of these institutions have flounced through the last forty years fashioning a fluffy pink playpen of feminist studies and agitprop ‘herstory,’ taught amid a green goo of eco-motherism and anti-industrial phobia.” “They routinely showcase such trendy trumperies as The Vagina Monologues, while sacrificing thousands of men’s athletic teams at the altar of Title IX.” There may be...
  • Ivy League Professor Caught with Videos That Show Him Having Sex with Children, Feds Say

    08/28/2006 6:57:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 125 replies · 5,808+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2006 | Brian Ross'Jack Date
    Ivy League Professor Caught with Videos That Show Him Having Sex with Children, Feds Say August 28, 2006 6:10 PMJack Date Reports: An Ivy League business school professor is in federal custody for allegedly having videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with children, ABC News has learned.Lawrence Scott Ward, 63, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at University of Pennsylvania's renowned Wharton School of Business, was caught with child pornography in his luggage and on his laptop computer after arriving at Dulles International Airport on a flight from Brazil, according to court documents.An affidavit in support of a criminal complaint...
  • Penn's [Univ. of Pennsylvania] lobbying office opens for business

    07/13/2006 6:07:10 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 3 replies · 239+ views
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | 7 / 13 / 06 | Ross Avila
    Penn joined the growing list of universities last week opening offices in the nation's capital in order to protect the interests of higher education. The Office of Federal Affairs -- previously located on Penn's campus -- was relocated to Washington last Wednesday in order to establish a more permanent, visible Penn presence, Vice President of Government and Community Relations Vanda McMurtry said. "It's a clear demonstration that Penn wants to play a broader role in Washington in national affairs and wants to be more vigilant than it's been in the past looking out for its own interests," McMurtry said. University...