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  • Political Correctness Doesn't Only Threaten Speech

    09/16/2016 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech. That's true, but I'm not sure that political correctness is the only culprit or that free speech is the only casualty. Most of us have heard about "white privilege," "trigger warnings," "microaggressions" and "safe spaces." Let me provide rough definitions from an online dictionary and other websites. I'm sure that I could be accused of a microaggression for failing to be more precise, but I'm trying. White privilege is the notion that whites have an advantage in getting societal benefits in Western countries, to...
  • Mob of Yale students encircling professor and angrily demanding an apology over Halloween costumes

    09/16/2016 8:41:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2016 | By Reporter
    New videos have surfaced of a Yale professor being protested and yelled at by students for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive or racist Halloween costumes. The fallout of the email saw Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, and his wife Erika, a faculty member, resign from their positions at the university. The new videos, which appeared on The Federalist, give a greater insight into what the students were demanding from Christakis, and his defense that cultural appropriation on Halloween is permissible. Many students in the mob of almost 100 can be...
  • Yale Gets Green Light to Perform HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplant

    09/15/2016 8:08:21 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    university herald ^ | 15 Sept 2016 | Anita Valencia,
    Yale New Haven Hospital becomes the eighth transplant center and the fifth hospital that gets green light to perform transplantation of HIV-infected organs. The approval is received from the United Network for Organ Sharing. November 2013, President Obama made HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act official - allowing organ donor from an HIV patient to another HIV patient.
  • Renaming Calhoun College still possible as Yale forms committee after outcry

    08/02/2016 5:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 08/02/2016 | Puppage
    Calhoun College’s name could still be changed, according to a message sent out Monday by Yale University President Peter Salovey. With the formation of a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, the door appears to be open to reconsidering the Yale Corporation’s decision not to rename the residential college, despite widespread anger among Yale students, alumni and faculty during the last academic year.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Protested for Black Panthers at Yale

    07/27/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | March 16, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Jake Sullivan To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-06-11 06:13 Subject: CHICAGO UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791181 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Sullivan, Jacob J Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Subject: FW: Chicago FYI Original Message From: Rubin, Barnett R Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM To: Sullivan, Jacob J Subject: Chicago Reading the Secretary's remarks at Wellesley, I realized that we both participated in the August 1968 demonstrations at the DNC in Chicago. We also both went through the Panther/Cambodia demos at Yale in 1970, but I was arrested...
  • Charges dropped against Yale window smasher

    07/26/2016 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 29 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kent Pierce
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The state of Connecticut dropped all charges against a Yale University employee who smashed a stained glass window he found racially insensitive. Yale had already said it was not pressing charges against Corey Menafee. A state prosecutor said in court that if Yale was not interested in prosecuting Menafee, then there was no reason the state should use its limited resources to proceed with the case.
  • The Latest: Man who smashed Yale window returning to work

    07/19/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    tulsaworld ^ | 19 july 2016
    Corey Menafee says he destroyed the window inside Calhoun College in New Haven, Connecticut, last month because he found it offensive. The name of the residential college has sparked protests because it honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 Yale graduate and an ardent defender of slavery. Menafee apologized for breaking the window. Yale said it was willing to let him return to work next week.
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • Attorney: Yale Calhoun dining hall worker who broke window wants his job back

    07/13/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 30 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 13, 2015 | Ed Stannard
    NEW HAVEN >> Yale University has told the dining hall worker who broke a window pane depicting slaves that it will seek to have charges against him dismissed, and a prosecutor said Wednesday the state tries not to pursue property crimes where parties work it out. David Strollo, supervisory assistant state’s attorney for the New Haven Geographical Area, said he couldn’t comment specifically on Corey Menafee’s case, but said, “Generally speaking, as a practical matter, the state’s not interested in this type of thing,” specifically “property crime vs. going out and hurting somebody.” “If the parties come to a resolution...
  • Hillary Clones Being Mass-Produced at UMD

    07/12/2016 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    She’s now a pro-abortion feminist who panders to the LGBTQ community. But there was a time when Hillary Clinton was a "Goldwater Girl," named for 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and conservative in her political outlook. All of that changed when she went to college and attended Wellesley and Yale. Today, Hillary-type women are the norm, not the exception. You can see this for yourself in the videos or pictures of young women screaming for their "rights" to abort the unborn. Some women even say they’re proud of their own abortions. Colleges and universities are mostly to blame for...
  • Yale Students Demand Removal of White Authors from Curriculum

    06/09/2016 10:51:50 AM PDT · by detective · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at Yale University are demanding radical changes that would remove white male authors from the English department’s curriculum. According to a petition submitted to faculty, Yale students are demanding that a course on “Major English Poets” be removed from the curriculum because it lacks diversity.
  • Yale Students Tell English Profs to Stop Teaching English: Too Many White Male Poets

    06/02/2016 6:24:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | June 1, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Some Yale University students are demanding changes to the English Department curriculum: specifically, they don't think it should feature so many English poets who were straight, white, wealthy, and male. "It is your responsibility as educators to listen to student voices," the students wrote in a petition to the faculty. "We have spoken. We are speaking. Pay attention."
  • Yale Study Shows Danger of Marijuana

    06/01/2016 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 91 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Donald J. Trump says vets are treated worse than illegal immigrants. But help is on the way. The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to make it easier for veterans to get access to officially-approved marijuana. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a physician, argues that the proposal is "absolutely insane." It is estimated that nearly 30 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. But Rep. Fleming notes evidence that marijuana "enhances psychosis and schizophrenia" in some people with these psychological problems. Dr. Christine Miller asks, "Does no one remember Eddie Routh,...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • Skull and Bones Files at Bush Library to be Released

    05/10/2016 7:49:05 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Will release of records about the Skull and Bones Yale fraternity stored at the George W. Bush presidential library reveal important information about the secretive society that counts so many prominent Americans on its roster of members? The National Archives, which supervises the White House records stored at presidential libraries, including the George W. Bush Library, has announced that information located there has been requested under the Freedom of Information Act. It is rumored that Robert Gaylon Ross, author of Who’s Who of the Elite, has made the request. In his book, Ross examined such groups as the Council on...
  • Yale University will keep college named for John C. Calhoun despite protests

    04/28/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies ^ | April 28, 2016
    Yale University announced Wednesday it will keep the name of a residential college named after 19-th century alumnus and slavery supporter John C. Calhoun, but will eliminate the title of “master” for faculty members. The Ivy League university said it was preserving the name of Calhoun College, despite fierce protests that called for the removal of Calhoun’s name to confront the history of slavery in the U.S.
  • Can College Demonstrators Lose Liberal Support?

    04/26/2016 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College demonstrators might be losing support for the causes they claim to hold dear from their most natural, and effective allies. "Even sympathetic observers end up a tad uncomfortable here: Those of us who support today's protests against police brutality against black people (such as myself) are less enthusiastic about the campus protests modeled directly on those," author and educator John H. McWhorter writes in The Chronicle Review. "The reason for the difference in reaction, however, is something most people are reluctant to admit, and sometimes may feel it isn’t their 'place' to state." "But there comes a point when...
  • One in four, maybe six [Interesting information about Yale University's Student Population]

    04/18/2016 3:05:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | 02/10/2010 | Danny Serna
    It turns out “one-in-four” is a bit high. The common adage — coined by a Yale alum in 1987 to describe the surprisingly high proportion of homosexuals she encountered during a campus reunion — is not too far off, according to a News poll, sent last week to 5,186 undergraduates, of which 1,770 students responded. A total of 17.7 percent of Yale men — about one in six — said they are attracted only to men, compared to 8.1 percent of Yale women who said they are attracted only to women. Additionally, 12.2 percent of Yale women said they were...
  • What University "Snowflakes" Are Really About

    04/06/2016 3:52:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | April 6,2016 | Bruce Thornton
    America’s privileged students at elite colleges and universities continue to be traumatized by speech they find “hurtful” and “threatening.” Last November at Yale it was a faculty email suggesting that students should lighten up on policing Halloween costumes for racial insensitivity. At the University of Missouri, some students were offended by the administration’s failure to investigate and punish alleged racial slurs. A Harvard student recently told FOX News’ Meghan Kelly that displaying the American flag in a dorm room or just being in the same class with a pro-life student is hurtful and insensitive.
  • Malloy rejects bill to tax Yale

    03/30/2016 7:25:25 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 22 replies
    A tax proposed by top legislators on the earnings of Yale's sizable endowment was shot down Tuesday by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Many proposals are put forward during the legislative session, and many stay as just that - proposals. We value Yale, the students it educates, the research and innovation it generates, and the neighborhoods it strengthens in New Haven," said Devon Puglia, the Democratic governor's spokesman. "As the governor has made clear, we don't believe that new taxes should be part of our solution as Connecticut adjusts to a new economic reality. Instead, we should make...
  • Well-respected professor predicts a top law school will close soon, and 'we may never see it coming'

    03/19/2016 7:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    A well-respected law professor is predicting that a top law school will close in the next few years. "In 2 to 4 years, a university administration will shut down a top law school and we may never see it coming," Dorothy A. Brown, a professor of tax law at Emory University School of Law, wrote in a column for Forbes on Thursday. Brown previously predicted the demise of law schools last year, citing a declining legal job market. Now Brown is doubling down on her predictions. Because law school is no longer a safe bet to landing a lucrative legal...
  • A sure sign of warmism in decline: Yale closing down its ‘Climate and Energy Institute’

    03/04/2016 6:53:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/04/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Peak warmism has already hit and the global warming movement is now on its long glide path through loss of government funding, budget and hiring cuts, less media attention, on the way to unfashionability, embarrassment, and eventually obscurity, a historical footnote like phrenology (which was once the rage in elite academic circles).  In retrospect, the December 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which was still able to draw heads of state but which could accomplish nothing substantive other than promise money, may well be seen as the definitive moment at which the movement began its official decline. Now, elite institutions, which...
  • Puritans were more Jewish than Protestants

    07/24/2010 4:48:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies · 1+ views
        PURITANS WERE MORE JEWISH THAN PROTESTANTS  Hugh Fogelman     A Puritan is a name often misunderstood. During the 17th century English Civil War (known as the Puritan Revolution), the Puritans were Protestant fundamentalists who wished to “purify” the Church of England. Some of the Puritans, known as Separatists “separated,” forming their own church. The Puritans felt that Parliament, and not the King, should have the final say and that the moral guidance for all legal decision should come from the Jewish Bible which they considered to be the highest authority in all matters. The Puritans were obsessed...
  • [Vanity] [Book] The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

    11/23/2008 6:32:49 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 15 replies · 1,949+ views
    Osprey Publishing ^ | 11/23/08 | CE2949BB
    The Wars of the Barbary PiratesEssential Histories #66Osprey Introduction Most Americans are unaware that, as a young republic, their nation fought a war with the Barbary pirates, the North African corsairs who plied the waters of the Mediterranean at the turn of the 19th century in search of ships to loot and men to enslave. This is perhaps not surprising, for the wars were conducted on a small scale, over a short period of time, and at a considerable distance from American shores. They were, moreover, the product of one of the most inglorious – even degrading – episodes in...
  • When the Founding Fathers Faced Islamists ( History ... The Barbary Pirates )

    05/28/2008 10:00:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 1,150+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 27, 2008 | Michael Weiss
    Back in 1784, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had to decide whether to appease or stand up to armed Middle Eastern pirates. Sound familiar? John McCain and Barack Obama are now engaged in a long-distance dispute over whether talking to America’s enemies is integral to America’s security (with neither one wishing to talk to poor Hillary Clinton any longer). McCain has not so subtly assailed Obama as an “appeaser” for his stated willingness to sit down with the Iranian leadership about its nuclear weapons program and sponsorship of jihadism in Iraq — and never mind for now if that leadership...
  • Adams deserves obscurity

    03/19/2008 6:01:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 92 replies · 2,029+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 19 mar 08 | Ed Quillen
    Thanks to the marketing power of HBO, John Adams is no longer the forgotten American revolutionary — at least for a week. Adams feared his role would be neglected. Thomas Jefferson got all the credit for writing the Declaration of Independence, even though Adams was on that committee and had suggested that Jefferson draft it, since he was a better writer and a Virginian. (Adams wanted some geographic diversity to bind the southern colonies with New England in a common cause.) For the same geopolitical reason, Adams proposed that George Washington of Virginia command the Continental Army. Adams also worked...
  • Fighting Words For A Secular America Ashcroft & Friends VS. George Washington & The Framers

    10/07/2006 5:02:57 PM PDT · by restornu · 61 replies · 1,262+ views
    MS Magazine ^ | Fall 2004 | by Robin Morgan
    Alert: Americans who honor the U.S. Constitution’s strict separation of church and state are now genuinely alarmed. Agnostics and atheists, as well as observant people of every faith, fear — sensibly — that the religious right is gaining historic political power, via an ultraconservative movement with highly placed friends. But many of us feel helpless. We haven’t read the Founding Documents since school (if then). We lack arguing tools, “verbal karate” evidence we can cite in defending a secular United States. For instance, such extremists claim — and, too often, we ourselves assume — that U.S. law has religious...
  • Victory in Tripoli-How War with the Barbary Pirates teaches us how to fight the war on terror.

    05/09/2006 5:43:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 921+ views ^ | May 9, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
     Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Joshua E. London, a Washington, D.C.-based writer. He has written on politics and public policy for many publications, including the American Spectator, Human Events, National Review Online, and Details: Promoting Jewish Conservative Values. He holds an M.A. in social science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis. He is the author of the new book Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation. FP: Joshua London, welcome to Frontpage Interview. London: Thank you for inviting...
  • Brief on Separation of Church and State

    03/26/2006 6:58:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    Law and Liberty Foundation ^ | May 2002 | Tayra Antolick
    The current use of the “wall of separation” between church and state as a legal defense for the removal of the expression of American religious culture from governmental institutions and the prohibition of the free exercise of individuals working within them goes contrary not only to the original intent of the Founders and the Framers but also to the religious, political, and legal history and traditions of the United States of America. Courts, county school boards, teachers, and individuals, unwittingly devoid of the knowledge of the substantial role religion (primarily Protestant Christianity) played in the birth and formation of the...
  • Jefferson/Madison/Franklin Hated God ! ?

    05/29/2005 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 240 replies · 4,011+ views
    none | may 26 2005 | Vanity post
    Having a go round with an atheist who flung this at me. Can anyone expound on the overall context and meaning ? I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved--the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!"--John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson "But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legaends, hae been blended with both Jewish and Chiistian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed.--John Adams in a letter to...
  • Morality in America

    01/25/2005 3:46:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 575+ views
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 1993 | Norman S. Ream
    Early in the nineteenth century the brilliant French observer Alexis de Tocqueville gave this estimate of America and Americans in his book Democracy in America: “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than America.” A similar assessment could not be made at the end of the twentieth century. That is not to say that the Christian religion exercises any great influence over the souls of men in any nation today, but the loss of its original influence is certainly as great if not greater in the United...
  • The American Colonist's Library-A Treasury of Primary Documents (Repost)

    12/05/2004 12:30:14 PM PST · by Gritty · 24 replies · 37,065+ views
    Rick Gardiner Website ^ | various | various
    The American Colonist's Library A TREASURY OF PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American HistoryAn invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals  The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere. ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE (500 B.C.-1800 A.D.)  (Use Your Browser's FIND Function to Search this Library)  Given the Supreme Court's impending decision, the ultimate historic origins of the national motto, "In God We Trust" and...
  • PBS rips candidate Thomas Jefferson

    06/16/2004 11:40:23 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    In the event you missed it, last week's PBS show "Washington Week in Review" discussed the presidential campaign between John Kerry, George Bush, Ralph Nader and Thomas Jefferson. Here is a transcript of the segment: Gwen Ifill (Host): It's not surprising that John Kerry and George Bush are still running neck and neck, but the big news of the week is the huge drop in the polls for Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. CBS is now projecting that he will get fewer votes than Ralph Nader. Michael Duffy (Time Magazine): I have never seen a candidate with such radical ideas and...
  • America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe

    05/14/2004 9:09:39 AM PDT · by alkaloid2 · 9 replies · 274+ views
    Ruthless, unconventional foes are not new to the United States of America. More than two hundred years ago the newly established United States made its first attempt to fight an overseas battle to protect its private citizens by building an international coalition against an unconventional enemy. Then the enemies were pirates and piracy. The focus of the United States and a proposed international coalition was the Barbary Pirates of North Africa. Pirate ships and crews from the North African states of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers (the Barbary Coast) were the scourge of the Mediterranean. Capturing merchant ships and holding...
  • Three Secular Reasons Why America Should be Under God

    09/24/2003 6:41:34 PM PDT · by nosofar · 120+ views ^ | September 24, 2003 | William J. Federer
    Do you like having rights the government cannot take away? Do you like being equal? Do you like a country with few laws? These ideas have origins. RIGHTS To have individual rights the government cannot take away, rights must come from a power "higher" than government. The Declaration states "all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men" In other words, rights come from God and government's job is to protect your rights. In his Inaugural Address, 1961, President John F. Kennedy put it...
  • Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

    06/30/2003 4:26:21 PM PDT · by unspun · 66 replies · 1,915+ views
    (Source, Charles F. Adams, ed., The Works of John Adams [1851] Vol. 6, p. 3-4)There have been three periods in the history of England, in which the principles of government have been anxiously studied, and very valuable productions published, which, at this day, if they are not wholly forgotten in their native country, are perhaps more frequently read abroad than at home.The first of these periods was that of the Reformation, as early as the writings of Machiavel himself, who is called the great restorer of the true politics.  The "Shorte Treatise of Politick Power, and of the True Obedience...

    09/05/2002 7:57:50 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 178 replies · 8,535+ views ^ | Jim Walker
    THOMAS JEFFERSON ON CHRISTIANITY & RELIGION Compiled by Jim Walker "Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong." -Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782) It spite of Christian right attempts to rewrite history to make Jefferson into a Christian, little about his philosophy resembles that of Christianity. Although Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence wrote of the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God, there exists nothing in the Declaration about Christianity.Although Jefferson believed in a Creator, his concept of it resembled that of...
  • Academic Animal Studies/Farm

    01/13/2016 1:47:17 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    George Orwell might have been amused. Academia is well on its way to quite literally becoming Animal Farm. Indeed, the very first day of the latest Modern Language Association (MLA) convention featured a panel on "New Animals: Critical Theory After Posthumanism." "The animality of the dog is very different from the animality of the whale," Moira Weigel, a Ph.D. candidate from Yale explained. She is trying to "present alternatives to the language of domination and violence that still dominates the treatment of animals in films." "Moira's academic interests revolve around the intersections of film, literature, and philosophy," her web site...
  • The Year The Politically Correct Chickens Came Home To Roost

    01/05/2016 6:51:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2016 | Robert Tracinsky
    In last year’s roundup of the top stories of the year, I argued that 2014 was the year we were all drafted into the culture wars. “This is the year when we were served noticed that we won’t be allowed to stand on the sidelines, because we will not be allowed to think differently from the left.” The signature story of the year was the comet shirt guy, a mild-mannered scientist caught wearing the wrong shirt on television. That case served notice that “To be targeted by accusations of misogyny, you don’t have to be a beer-chugging ‘bro’ who spends...
  • Still Halloween @ Yale

    01/05/2016 11:23:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics are still using the Halloween costume controversy at Yale as a teachable moment. One wonders what they will learn. "A white Ivy League lecturer has resigned following an uproar over an email she sent in October suggesting students should have the freedom to wear whatever Halloween costumes they like, including those that may be culturally insensitive," Michael D. Reagan reported in The Christian Science Monitor on December 8, 2015. "Yale University announced on Monday the lecturer, Erika Christakis, would not be working at the school during the spring semester." "Ms. Christakis's email was sent in response to [a] statement...
  • Yale Students Sign Petition To Repeal First Amendment

    12/21/2015 4:20:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 17, 2015 | Aric Mitchell
    Yale students are either going to be very embarrassed by what conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz just did to them, or they’re going to nod their heads in agreement. Whatever the reaction, the American purists among you are liable to be downright frightened. For what reason, you ask? In short, because of how many Yale students saw no problem with getting rid of the First Amendment — the amendment that entitles Americans to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly as well as a free press and the freedom to petition. Speaking of that word — petition — Horowitz was able to...
  • Yale University tries to downplay video of students signing 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/18/2015 12:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/18/2015
    Yale University was nationally embarrassed earlier this week when political satirist Ami Horowitz released a video showing students happily agreeing to sign a "petition" that calls for the repeal of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.According to Horowitz, he got 60 signatures in less than an hour.Now Yale’s spokesperson has suggested the video doesn’t show what it shows."There are a number of heavily edited prank videos like this one circulating lately in which someone surreptitiously records people while pretending to support a position that they actually oppose, and trying to get the individuals they speak with to agree with...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2015
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.” In fact,...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers caught on video clamoring to kill First Amendment [Fox Video]

    12/16/2015 11:42:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Ami Horowitz/Fox
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the "safe space" crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. "I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion," said Horowitz,...
  • Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes [Another one bites the dust]

    12/08/2015 10:09:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/07/2015 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A Yale lecturer who came under attack for challenging students to stand up for their right to decide what Halloween costumes to wear, even to the point of being offensive, has resigned from teaching at the college, the university said Monday. The lecturer, Erika Christakis, an expert in early childhood education, wrote an email in October suggesting that there could be negative consequences to students ceding "implied control" over Halloween costumes to institutional forces. "I wonder, and I am not trying to be provocative: Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit...
  • Harvard, Princeton abolish “master”

    12/02/2015 3:03:58 PM PST · by golux · 25 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | Dec 02, 2015 | David Shimer & Victor Wang
    Over the past two weeks, Harvard and Princeton have decided to stop using the word “master” in their residential college housing systems. On Tuesday, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana sent an email to all Harvard students announcing that undergraduate residential “house masters,” with the support of Harvard President Drew Faust and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith, had unanimously expressed a desire to change their title. As such, Harvard College will soon launch a process that culminates with a suggested replacement title, to be announced at some point early next year. The Harvard announcement comes less than...
  • Illogical Spins on the Logic of Diversity

    11/28/2015 4:27:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | November 28, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    "From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia ... could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide." -- Abraham Lincoln The winning streak enjoyed by campus activists this fall was violently...
  • Free Speech

    11/25/2015 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one's commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to...
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...