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  • Yale President Tries To Reassure Skeptical Public

    03/15/2018 6:39:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 14, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The president of Yale is trying to assuage a public that is increasingly skeptical of the value of a college education today. "If we can first empathize with their concerns, rather than dismiss them as ill-founded or anti-intellectual, we will be better able to regain their trust," Peter Salovey said in remarks delivered at the Higher Education Leadership at Yale in January and excerpted in the Chronicle of Higher Education in March. To this end, he offered a string of assertions and three concrete facts, which were: • "A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that the drop in...
  • Yale and the Puritanism of ‘Social Justice’

    03/08/2018 11:36:36 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-6-18 | Walter Olson
    Answering a question about which there could hardly have been much doubt, Yale’s admissions blog said last month the university would not penalize prospective students who are suspended for joining antigun protests in the wake of the Parkland shooting. “Yale will NOT be rescinding anyone’s admission decision for participating in peaceful walkouts for this or other causes.” (Skip) The post’s author, senior assistant director of admissions Hannah Mendlowitz, makes clear that Yale considers participation in such a walkout to be a plus, rather than a subject of indifference. “For those students who come to Yale, we expect them to be...
  • John Kerry has his own Watergate, it's called Lowellgate

    02/13/2004 8:23:21 AM PST · by wolicy_ponk · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Insight ^ | Sept. 2, 2003 | John Pike
    Heard of Watergate? Get ready for Lowellgate. On Sept. 18, 1972, the evening before the primary election during his second attempt for Congress, Kerry's brother Cameron and one Thomas Vallely, both part of his current campaign team, were arrested by Lowell police at 1:40 a.m. and charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny. The two were apprehended in the basement of a building whose door had been forced open, police said. It housed the headquarters of candidate DiFruscia. The Watergate scandal was making headlines at this time, and it was called the Lowell Watergate. "They wanted...
  • Yale’s Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

    02/20/2018 5:05:16 PM PST · by KingofZion · 12 replies
    The Wall Street journal ^ | February 20, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    More than a century of tradition changed at Yale University on Tuesday. The Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella group, admitted its first female singer. Sofia Campoamor was picked to be one of the 14 new members of the Whiffs’ Class of 2019. “I’m really excited,” said Ms. Campoamor, a 20-year-old junior from Washington, D.C. “To me the overall goal is to change the conversation around senior a cappella to one that is not about gender, but about music.” *** Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs bills itself as the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the U.S. The Whiffs and an...
  • Psych Prof Who Called Trump ‘Mentally Impaired’ May Not Have A License To Practice

    01/11/2018 6:44:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    The DC ^ | 1-11-2018 | IAN MILES CHEONG
    The Yale University psychology professor who called President Trump “mentally impaired” appears to lack a valid license to practice psychiatry in her home state of Connecticut.The professor, Bandy Lee, made the headlines over the past few days when she made a diagnosis of the president as suffering from a “mental impairment” that would disqualify him from the highest office in the land.Following Lee’s comments, the American Psychiatric Association released a statement on Tuesday warning members of its profession to refrain from making public diagnoses of public figures like Trump without a proper medical exam.“We at the APA call for an...
  • Profs Call to Censor Public Art by Removing NYC Statues of Christopher Columbus and [tr]

    12/05/2017 5:24:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    More than 100 artists and academics call on the city of New York to censor public art memorializing figures they dislike. The petition sent to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers cited the Big Apple’s professed “tolerance and equity” in justifying the censorship. The signatories include members of the faculty of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, as well as CUNY, Barnard, NYU, and other schools located in the city. The statues the group seeks to remove include ones of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Yale student op-ed: Charity is not enough … your money must be TAKEN from you

    12/05/2017 10:53:08 AM PST · by TBP · 94 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | December 5, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    ‘We have an obligation to redistribute’ The holiday season is upon us, and leave it to an Ivy Leaguer to play the role of the proverbial stick in the mud. Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.” They offer examples of a shady used car salesman and a sketchy entrepreneur who, after screwing over people in the past attempt to make good later in life through charitable...
  • Geraldo Rivera Quits Post After Yale Removes Slavery Supporter's Name

    02/13/2017 3:28:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/17 | Jennifer Calfas
    Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera quit his position at Yale University after the Ivy League school announced it would remove the name of a pro-slavery lawmaker from one of its residential colleges. Yale's Calhoun College was named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, a 19th-century slavery supporter and white supremacist from South Carolina who attended Yale. Yale announced plans to rename Calhoun College after Grace Murray Hopper, an alum of the school and a renowned computer scientist and Navy rear admiral, the New York Times reported. Rivera announced his decision to resign from his position at the university on Sunday...
  • At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals[...]

    11/25/2017 3:22:26 PM PST · by paratus · 49 replies
    "Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm is perhaps our strongest human motivation, deeply embedded in our very DNA. It is so deep and important that it influences much of what we think and do, maybe more than we might expect. For example, over a decade now of research in political psychology consistently shows that how physically threatened or fearful a person feels is a key factor — although clearly not the only one — in whether he or she holds conservative or liberal attitudes."
  • Rep. John Conyers: ‘The Electoral College Is Rooted in Slavery’

    12/07/2016 11:52:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    ( – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) held a forum Tuesday on the future of the Electoral College, which he claimed was “rooted in slavery.” “We also must face up to the cold reality that the Electoral College is rooted in slavery,” Conyers said in his opening statement. Conyers referenced a claim by one of the witnesses, Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, that “states opposed direct elections for the president, because in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves could not vote, but the Electoral College instead let each southern state count its slaves, although...
  • Yale removes white men’s portraits from hall to promote diversity – then says it’s temporary

    11/10/2017 3:44:16 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/09/2017 | Christian Montoya
    UPDATEDOfficial says his email was ‘misrepresented,’ but it’s rather vagueYale University is trying to explain its intentions when it took down portraits of white men who served as head of a residential college ahead of a Halloween party.Stephen Davis, the current head of Pierson College, claims that an email he sent to students last week has been “misrepresented” as saying the white men’s portraits would not be put back up in the dining hall.Davis ignored two separate requests this week to provide the email he sent students before giving The College Fix a copy of the message after this article...
  • Bergdahl's Attorney Wants Him to Receive POW Medal

    11/04/2017 12:18:44 PM PDT · by Godebert · 101 replies ^ | 11/3/17 | Richard Sisk
    The lead defense attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he wants him to receive the Prisoner of War medal. His civilian lawyer, Eugene Fidell, on Friday said his client should be recognized for the five years he spent in Taliban captivity after deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to an article by USA Today. "We have long felt he was entitled to the POW medal," Fidell said, the newspaper reported. It wasn't immediately clear whether Bergdahl's defense team plans to push for the award as part of the process to appeal his dishonorable discharge.
  • Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one?

    10/23/2017 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 23, 2017 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    According to a new study published by Yale, Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average. This result is consistent with a survey from last year that also found Americans are willing to pay an average of $15 to $20 per month to combat climate change. Another recent Yale survey found that overall, 78% of registered American voters support taxing and/or regulating carbon pollution, including 67% of Republicans and 60% of conservative Republicans. This raises the question – with such broad support across the...
  • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

    09/20/2017 11:59:51 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 45 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 3, 2017 | Bandy X. Lee
    New Book Release Date October 3, 2017 The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health. Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the...
  • John Kerry to lead climate change conference at Yale

    09/17/2017 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2017 6:06 PM EDT
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry is leading a conference on climate change this week at Yale University. The two-day conference that begins Monday on the Ivy League campus will feature speakers including General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, World Bank President Jim Kim and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. …
  • Yale University censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork

    08/17/2017 2:02:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    Committee on Art in Public Spaces deems image ‘not appropriate’ Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while the Native American’s bow was left as is, reports Yale Alumni Magazine. The decision to censor the carving was made by both head librarian Susan Gibbons and Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces, the latter of which advises President...
  • Erasing History at Yale: Covers over Musket in Stone Carving of Puritan

    08/13/2017 7:33:45 AM PDT · by ptsal · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mike LaChance
    Just a little over a year ago, an employee at Yale smashed a stained glass window at the school because he was angry over the image of African Americans carrying cotton. We covered it in this post: Yale employee smashes allegedly racist stained-glass window, Yale won’t press charges. Not only did Yale not press charges, they rehired the employee with much fanfare. Now another piece of campus art has been altered for the sake of political correctness. ***snip*** may have noticed a stone carving by the York Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library that depict a hostile encounter: a Puritan...
  • 40% of Americans Say Global Warming Can Cause Human Extinction, (T)

    07/08/2017 7:14:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 7/7/2017 | Penny Starr
    Four in 10 Americans — or 39 percent — think the odds for human extinction because of climate change or global warming are 50 percent or more. But the majority of Americans, or 58 percent, think the odds of human extinction because of climate change is less than 50 percent, revealing that climate change is not a topic of universal agreement in the United States. This divide is revealed in a Yale University report titled “Climate Change in the American Mind.” “More than half of Americans (58%) believe climate change is mostly human caused,” the Yale report states. “That’s the...
  • Yale Dean Steps Down After Calling People ‘White Trash’ in Yelp Comments

    06/22/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    June Chu, who came under fire earlier in 2017 for using disparaging terms like “white trash” in Yelp reviews, has left Yale University. “Dean Chu has left her position at Pierson College and wishes the best to the students,” Pierson College administrative head Stephen Davis wrote in an email to students. “As a result, I am initiating the process of the search for a new dean, who will be in place before the start of the fall term.”
  • AJC poll: Most Georgia 6th voters are very concerned about climate change

    06/13/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/13/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Two-thirds of voters in Georgia’s 6th District are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted after Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted after President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the 2015 pollution-cutting pact, a move that has sharply divided Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ahead of the June 20 runoff to represent the suburban Atlanta district. Handel has praised Trump’s decision to abandon the pollution-cutting agreement aimed at slowing climate change, calling it a “very bad deal for America and Americans.”...