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  • Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study

    04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/22/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found. These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real. The research was done by scientists at Yale University, who sampled manure from a handful of dairy cows at a farm in Connecticut. In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes. About three quarters were unfamiliar. Genetic sequencing showed they were only...
  • Yale’s Agony Over Social Justice

    04/20/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 14 replies
    First Things ^ | April 17, 2014 | Matthew Gerken
    Yale’s Agony Over Social Justice The unsettling pro-life witness by Matthew Gerken 4 . 17 . 14 Last night Yale’s campus pro-life group—after a year in which they participated in meetings and even helped raise money for the organization—became the first group in living memory to be denied membership in the Social Justice Network of Dwight Hall. Billing itself as an “independent” and “non-sectarian” center for public service and social justice, Dwight Hall at Yale is a group that seeks “to foster civic-minded student leaders and to promote service and activism in New Haven and around the world.” Though legally...
  • Seniors, doctors, lawmakers rail against UnitedHealthcare (CT)changes (Losing care due reps vote)

    03/08/2014 4:50:52 AM PST · by raybbr · 28 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | 03/07/14 | Mary E. O’Leary
    hamden >> Seniors and U.S. Rosa L. DeLauro planned their next move Friday as they looked for ways to keep UnitedHealthcare and federal agencies accountable after the large insurer cut Yale-New Haven Hospital and more than 2,200 doctors around the state from their Connecticut networks. DeLauro, D-3, said she will ask the federal General Accounting Office to investigate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how it determined the remaining practitioners will be enough to serve patients and whether UHC gave the required notice to Greater New Haven clients. The letter has been signed by all five of Connecticut’s...
  • Enthusiasm on the left is like a bubble about to burst

    01/19/2014 9:24:24 AM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 19 Jan 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Thanks to the recession, we all know about financial bubbles and the damage they cause. But are there such things as political bubbles? I say yes, and believe America is in the midst of one now. The idea grows out of a book that dissects a financial bubble that popped nearly 300 years ago. In “The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720,” three Yale professors recount how stocks in France, Britain and the Netherlands soared by 1,000 percent, then crashed. The authors, according to a Wall Street Journal article, don’t accuse investors of being irrational.</p>
  • Yale students told to 'shelter in place' as school investigates report of gunman on campus

    11/25/2013 8:44:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 25, 2013
    DEVELOPING: Authorities are ordering Yale University students to "shelter in place" following an anonymous phone call claiming a gunman is on campus.
  • Gunman Reported on Yale Campus, 11/25/13

    11/25/2013 8:40:04 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/25/13 | Aurelius
    According to multiple news reports, Yale University has issued a directive to all students and staff to “shelter in place,” as there was an anonymous tip that there was a gunman on the prestigious campus. The Yale website said that there was a “confirmed report” of a person with a gun on or near the university. Campus emergency officials sent this message out at 10:17am: New Haven Police have received an anonymous call from a phone booth in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue (between Howard Avenue and Hallock Street) reporting a person on the Yale Campus with a gun....
  • Filling Academic Memory Holes

    11/22/2013 7:36:37 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 22, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Compare your memory of deaths and imprisonment under communism with that of academics. Here’s why we keep going: to rescue history from the memory hole academia has created. “The number of people in American jails and prisons has risen fivefold over the past 40 years,” Marc Parry writes in The Chronicle Review. “There are now roughly six million people under criminal-justice supervision.” “In modern history, only the forced labor camps of the former U.S.S.R. under Stalin approached these levels of penal confinement,” Alice Goffmann, a sociologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison claims. “From 1929 until Stalin’s death in...
  • Some data on education, religiosity, ideology, and science comprehension

    10/18/2013 10:19:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Cultural Cognition Project ^ | October 15, 2013 | By Dan Kahan
    ---------------------------------------------snip------- . . .I've got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I'd be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension. But then again, I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv -- & I don't watch Fox News very often -- and reading the "paper" (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico). I'm a little...
  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahan’s research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • Climate change deniers not stupid, just trying to fit in, says study ( BARF ALERT!)

    05/28/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 24 replies
    Death and Taxes Magazine ^ | May 28th 2012 | DJ Pangburn
    A recent Yale University study funded by the National Science Foundation found that those with opposing views on climate change don’t hold those views because of insufficient scientific understanding, but because of “opposing sets of cultural values.” To be specific, people have a rather solid foundation in science and mathematics, but they use scientific evidence to fit their cultural group’s values. In other words, global warming deniers aren’t stupid, they just want to fit in. “In effect, ordinary members of the public credit or dismiss scientific information on disputed issues based on whether the information strengthens or weakens their ties...
  • EPA’s greenhouse gas science didn’t follow its own peer review procedure, Inspector General says

    09/28/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The data process used to arrive at the administration’s determination that greenhouse gases endanger “the public health and welfare” violated the Environmental Protection Agency’s own peer review procedure, a new report from the EPA Office of the Inspector General reveals.Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, requested this report in April, asking that the OIG determine whether the EPA “followed key federal and Agency regulations and policies in developing and reviewing the technical data used to make and support its greenhouse gases endangerment finding.” Now, Inhofe is calling for a series of...
  • Climate Change and Confirmation Bias

    07/16/2011 12:47:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies
    Reason ^ | July 12, 2011 | Ronald Bailey
    A new study suggests that your values, not science, determine your views about climate change. The more scientifically literate you are, the more certain you are that climate change is either a catastrophe or a hoax, according to a new study [PDF] from the Yale Cultural Cognition Project. Many science writers and policy wonks nurse the fond hope that fierce disagreement about issues like climate change is simply the result of a scientifically illiterate American public. If this “public irrationality thesis” were correct, the authors of the Yale study write, “then skepticism about climate change could be traced to poor...
  • Supreme Court cases could affect state laws (Second Amendment)

    09/28/2009 10:53:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,687+ views
    The New Haven Register (Conn.) ^ | September 27, 2009 | Ed Stannard
    The Supreme Court has clearly ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means individuals have a right to own weapons, and the justices have been asked to take up two cases that could broaden that right to include state laws. The court’s decision on whether to take up the cases, National Rifle Association v. Chicago and McDonald v. Chicago, could come this week, before the fall term officially starts Oct. 5. The Second Amendment is one of the most contentious provisions in the Constitution. To many, it is an unqualified guarantee of Americans’ right to defend themselves. Others...
  • Why Voters Play Follow-the-Leader

    02/19/2008 2:43:24 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    What do you think is more dangerous? Terrorists getting their hands on a biological weapon that can be smuggled into the country or another hurricane like Katrina? Which is the smarter way to keep Social Security solvent? Raise the retirement age or raise taxes? How can the current economic crisis be averted? Give Americans cash to spend or slash mortgage interest rates to restart the housing market? As millions of Americans gather to vote for presidential candidates in tomorrow's Democratic and Republican primaries, what they are really being asked to do is make a number of policy choices. The problem...
  • Violence, Guns, and Drugs: A Cross-Country Analysis

    07/10/2002 9:22:37 AM PDT · by justlurking · 13 replies · 1,607+ views
    The Journal of Law and Economics ^ | October, 2001 | Jeffrey A. Miron
    VIOLENCE, GUNS, AND DRUGS: A CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS* JEFFREY A. MIRON Bastiat Institute and Boston University ABSTRACTViolence rates differ dramatically across countries. A widely held view is that these differences reflect differences in gun control and/or gun availability, and certain pieces of evidence appear consistent with this hypothesis. A more detailed examination of this evidence suggests that the role of gun control/availability is not compelling. This more detailed examination, however, does not provide an alternative explanation for cross-country differences in violence. This paper suggests that differences in the enforcement of drug prohibition are an important factor in explaining differences in violence rates across...
  • Go deeper than tea party stereotype

    10/25/2013 1:39:58 PM PDT · by ancientart · 7 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Art Marmorstein
    Last week, professor of law and psychology Dan Kahan added a couple of fascinating posts to the Yale law school Cultural Cognition Project blog. Kahan’s work focuses on the correlation between science comprehension ability and factors like educational attainment, religious conviction and political ideology. Kahan recently noted that his latest study showed that, to his surprise, those who affiliate with the tea party movement tend to be slightly better than average at science reasoning. But then came the fascinating part of the post: Kahan's comment that he didn’t know a single person who identified with the tea party and his...
  • Yale Professor's Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate

    10/18/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 16, Oct 2013 | Kyle Becker
    Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan was conducting an analysis of the scientific comprehension of various political groups when he ran into a shocking discovery: tea party supporters are slightly more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population. When composing histograms of the scientific inference abilities of liberals and conservatives, he discovered that those who described themselves as tea party supporters came out pretty well, based on National Science Foundation standards of evaluation: The shift to the right on the gray columns represents a positive correlation between tea party members and generally higher scientific test scores. The r=0.05 is not...
  • Yale survey: Average tea partier has better science comprehension than general population

    10/18/2013 3:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Independent Journal Review, I meant to post this yesterday but got sidetracked by the Healthcare.gov Chernobyl. Tea partiers are as far ahead of the science curve relative to the general population, Yale professor Dan Kahan’s data shows, as liberal Democrats are relative to conservative Republicans. It’s a small difference, but it’s there — and so sharply contrary is it to the left’s view of TPers that Kahan felt obliged to acknowledge that fact explicitly. I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully...
  • Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Literate

    10/17/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    cns news ^ | October 17, 2013 - 1:42 PM | Matt Vespa
    You know that line liberals love to lob at the Tea Party: you're stupid. Well, obviously that's not the case, nor has it ever been true. Now, a Yale professor has released some new research showing that the so-called "Tea Party radicals" are actually scientifically literate. Professor Dan M. Kahan of the psychology department at Yale says he was surprised to discover a positive correlation between science comprehension and members of the Tea Party: "Identifying with the Tea Party correlates positively (r = 0.05, p = 0.05) with scores on the science comprehension measure." "I've got to confess, though, I...
  • Those Darn Facts: Liberal professor shocked to discover Tea Party smarter than average.

    10/17/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 75 replies
    Cultural Cognition Project ^ | 10/15/2013 | Dan Kahan
    Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School was curious about the relationship between ”science comprehension“ and political outlooks. His findings shocked him: tea party supporters are actually more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension. But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea...
  • Yale's David Blight Blames Slavery on Burkean Conservatism

    09/25/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 30 replies
    Yale Online ^ | Spring 2008 | David Blight
    Chapter 3. Slavery for the Sake of Social Stability [00:23:54] Now, how is slavery defended? In many ways, to say the least. But I want to give you at least some sense of the development of the pro-slavery argument, the kinds of arguments that were used, how they changed over time, who made the arguments. Now, the best way to begin to understand pro-slavery ideology, whether we're in the early period of its defense in the 1820s — actually, a quite virulent defense of slavery begins early, it isn't something that just sprung from Southern pens in the 1850s during...
  • Embattled Syria analyst vouched for rebel group that depicted burning US Capitol (O'Bagy)

    09/13/2013 7:13:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/13/2013
    Elizabeth O’Bagy, a pro-Syrian opposition analyst whose credibility has come under fire, might have even more explaining to do – as court documents show she once vouched for a rebel group whose website displayed extremist and anti-American images. Among the pictures was one showing a burning U.S. Capitol. O’Bagy was fired earlier this week by the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly lying about her academic credentials. Her writings had been used by U.S. officials to bolster their case for military action against the Assad regime. O’Bagy discussed the rebel group in question in a June 19, 2013...
  • US Government Paid Propagandist Commited Perjury

    09/13/2013 8:11:39 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/13/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Elizabeth O'Bagy, who was paid by the British and US government to provide propaganda favorable to the Islamists fighting in Syria has apparently committed perjury in the trial of American Eric Harroun, who was accused of fighting alongside al-Nusra in Syria., an Al Qaeda linked group. O'Bagy submitted an affidavit that his group was not Islamist.Until recently, their web site included a picture of the US Capitol in flames. Click here to see affidavit.
  • Wall Street Journal sat on knowledge of O’Bagy’s link to Islamists

    09/13/2013 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Contrary to claims from its editorial pages editor, a Wall Street Journal editor knew of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s connections to the Islamist Syrian Emergency Task Force and took at least three days to publish a clarification. “We were not aware of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s academic claims or credential when we published her Aug. 31 op-ed, and the op-ed made no reference to them,” editorial pages editor Paul Gigot told Politico in a statement on September 11. “We also were not aware of her affiliation with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, and we published a clarification when we learned of it,” Gigot wrote....
  • Think Tank's Reason For Firing O'Baloney [Elizabeth O’Bagy]

    09/12/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 19 replies
    http://patdollard.com/ ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The Institute for the Study of War knew that controversial Syria analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy lacked a Ph.D. long before it fired her, according to the group’s own website. The Institute announced Wednesday that it had fired O’Bagy, ostensibly for faking her PhD credentials. The termination came after a series of articles in The Daily Caller revealed O’Bagy’s connection with a pro-rebel lobbying group that was not disclosed in a Wall Street Journal op-ed by O’Bagy. In fact, the neoconservative think tank knew she was in a joint Ph.D. program all along. The author bio from...
  • Background Questions. Harvard, Yale deny connection to controversial Democratic donor under scrutiny

    02/05/2013 10:12:33 PM PST · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims. The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri. But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern. Questions concerning Melgen’s background are also coming to light. According to his biography, posted...
  • Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim (O'Bagy)

    09/11/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT · by Dysart · 52 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9-11-13 | Susannah George
    A young researcher whose opinions on Syria were cited by both Senator McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry in congressional testimony last week has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly faking her academic credentials. The institute issued a statement on its website concerning the researcher, Elizabeth O’Bagy: The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately. O’Bagy and her op-ed drew scrutiny last...
  • Is ‘Non-Consensual Sex’ the Same as Rape? One Ivy League School Seems to Say No

    08/06/2013 9:00:18 AM PDT · by Steve1789 · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 4, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Is non-consensual sex the same as rape? That’s the question burning up blogs and sparking heated discussions around Yale College, the undergraduate program for Yale University, and other college campuses after six Yale students received the equivalent of a slap on the wrist after being found guilty of “non-consensual” sex. The debate comes on the heels of a new report issued by Yale highlighting sexual misconduct incidents reported from January through June of this year. Some of the report’s findings show: None of the students charged and determined to have committed sexual misconduct were expelled. All those charged and found...
  • "Dear Thug ... Please Be Law Abiding" ... Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters

    07/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox Nation
    Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report. Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The pilot program is targeting individuals off a “heat list” developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicago’s West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible...
  • YALE STUDENT TO TOM FRIEDMAN: Actually, We Yale Grads Really Are Better Than Other People

    05/29/2013 9:13:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/29/2013 | Gus Lubin
    Tom Friedman's latest column in The New York Times argues that employers don't care if you went to Yale: Since jobs are evolving so quickly, with so many new tools, a bachelor’s degree is no longer considered an adequate proxy by employers for your ability to do a particular job — and, therefore, be hired. So, more employers are designing their own tests to measure applicants’ skills. And they increasingly don’t care how those skills were acquired: home schooling, an online university, a massive open online course, or Yale. They just want to know one thing: Can you add value?...
  • Yale fined $165,000 for failing to report sex crimes carried out on campus

    05/19/2013 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:36 EST, 17 May 2013 | Olivia Williams
    Yale University has been fined $165,000 for failing to report serious sex crimes on its prestigious campus. After a seven-year investigation into the Ivy League university’s violations, it was discovered that Yale had failed to report four sex attacks and compiled “incomplete and unreliable” crime reports, lulling students into a false sense of security. Yale reported only five sex offenses between 2000 and 2002, while Harvard reported 80 from that same period and Princeton reported 29. … The world-class university was also found to have ill-defined the boundaries of its campus, leaving crimes committed at the Yale-New Haven Hospital out,...
  • Campus porn culture: a real “war on women”

    05/16/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    live action ^ | Ashley Herzog
    If you’re not already following The College Fix, run by author and Yale alum Nathan Harden, you should be. It exposes the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates too many campuses. I interviewed Harden last year, after the debut of his book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. An entire section of Harden’s book is titled “Yale’s War on Women.” He exposed how Yale women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess – not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in...
  • Bad As It Gets

    04/03/2013 12:47:06 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Author M. Stanton Evans got an early lesson in his law of inadequate paranoia: “No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them you find that they are a lot worse.” Evans followed future editor (at National Review) William F. Buckley, Jr., into Yale. “I read God and Man at Yale, which was being attacked on campus, and said, ‘This is exactly how it is,’” Evans remembered in a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In a segment sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Evans regaled the audience at CPAC with remarks...
  • Austerity! Feds spend $400,000 to study duck genitals

    03/21/2013 5:29:55 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/20/13 | Todd Starnes
    For the past four years, American taxpayers have paid nearly $400,000 so that Yale University could study the sexual conflict of waterfowl and “plasticity in duck penis length.”
  • Man, Sex, God, and Yale

    02/04/2013 1:29:53 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Imprimis ^ | January 2013 | Nathan Harden
    My book—which I entitled Sex and God at Yale—shows that Yale’s liberals are still actively working to refashion American politics and culture. But the devil is in the details, and it’s safe to say that there are things happening at Yale today that Buckley could scarcely have even imagined in 1951. While the Yale of Buckley’s book marginalized or undermined religious faith in the classroom, my book tells of a classmate who was given approval to create an art object out of what she claimed was blood and tissue from self-induced abortions. And while the Yale of Buckley’s book was...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • "Bigoted" To Call Obama Unintelligent or Lazy

    10/08/2012 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Joe Klein: "Bigoted" If You Don't Think Obama's Intelligent - The Chris Matthews ShowOn Chris Matthews' weekend talk show, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Time Magazine's Joe Klein teamed up to insulate President Obama from attack, insinuating that questioning the President's intelligence and work ethic in the wake of a lackluster debate performance is racist. First up, Andrea Mitchell recounted an exchange she had with Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu in which Sununu said Obama "revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are."...
  • Yale and Harvard at the Supreme Court (all current Justices are from these law schools)

    06/28/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    the Supreme Cort will be exclusively filled with judges who earned their law degrees at Harvard or Yale. That seems somewhat remarkable given that there are more than 1 million lawyers in the United States and 200 law schools approved by the American Bar Association (seven of them are provisionally approved). Should we care? Jonathan Turley, a law scholar at George Washington University, does, according to this story from the McClatchy Newspapers. “You’re voiding a wide array of interesting and potentially brilliant nominees,” he was quoted as saying. “It’s like insisting you’re only going to read books by two authors."...
  • Is Obama as bright as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than W

    05/23/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 May 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is Obama as right as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than Dubya Average SAT score of Obama's 1981 transfer group to Columbia was 1,100 Bush got into Yale with score of 1,206 out of 1,600 Obama refuses to release his academic record Barack Obama may have got worse high school grades than George W Bush after new evidence showed the current president was among a college class with poor average SAT scores. Doubts about the supposedly superior intellect of Mr Obama were first raised after he refused to release his academic record. He...
  • Malloy urged to probe NYPD Muslim spying

    02/21/2012 5:51:29 PM PST · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is expected to join the Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition at a press conference Tuesday to urge Gov. Dannel Malloy to protect the rights of Muslim students in the state. The coalition's request comes following the revelation that the New York City Police Department spied on Muslim students at Yale University in New Haven and other northeastern universities without warrants, legal jurisdiction or probable cause. A press conference will be held at noon to ask Malloy to probe Muslim spying by the NYPD and will ask for efforts to protect Muslim civil...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | ESPN.com
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Vermont writer, historian Richard Ketchum dies at age 89

    01/17/2012 2:53:02 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    SHELBURNE, Vt. — Richard Ketchum, a historian, writer and editor who co-founded a magazine about country living and wrote 17 books, has died. He was 89. Ketchum died Thursday at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne. Ketchum wrote 17 books, six of which focused on the American Revolution, including "Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War," and "Winter Soldiers." After moving to Vermont for good in 1974 with his wife, Ketchum co-founded Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, written for people who had moved to rural areas after growing tired of hectic city and suburban life.
  • Gunman confronts Occupiers on New Haven Green

    12/31/2011 9:19:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    New Haven and Yale University Police captured a man they said confronted members of Occupy New Haven and pulled a gun on one of them. Around 1:13 a.m. Friday, New Haven Police said they responded to reports that a group of black men were kicking the Occupier's tents as they walked through the encampment. Justin Sabatino, one of the protesters, said he told police that the group was walking through the encampment kicking the tents yelling, "wake up." Sabatino said he confronted the men when one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. Another protester, identified...
  • Why You Should Quit College

    11/29/2011 8:06:19 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 61 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 11-29-11 | Ben Shapiro
    Young people spend their time in college getting high, getting drunk, and getting off. So why shouldn’t they major in it? This seems to be the philosophy of Yale University, where a doctoral candidate is leading a course titled “Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City.” The class includes DJ speakers, trips to chic clubs Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room, and a seminar on “Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope.” The teacher, Madison Moore, says he’s worried “about whether people will think this is serious. But it’s not just about getting drunk....
  • Yale's 'Nightlife' Class Brings Students to the Boom Boom Room for Field Trip

    11/24/2011 8:08:48 AM PST · by NYFreeper · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2011 | New York Post
    NEW YORK – A doctoral candidate in Yale University's American Studies Program is teaching a course in "nightlife culture" that includes DJ lecturers, a field trip to New York nightlife hot spots Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room and a discussion titled "Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope."
  • Sex Week Banned at Yale University in a Victory for Marriage

    Sex Week at Yale University has been canceled after efforts made by students from “Let’s Strengthen Marriage - National Marriage Week,” a national campaign to encourage people to strengthen marriages. Eduardo Andino, the co-founder of the Undergraduates for a Better Yale College (UBYC) along with other undergraduates, were behind the campaign to remove Sex Week at Yale campuses. The Sex Week at Yale is a biennial event that was originally organized by students in 2002. Proclaimed to be “an interdisciplinary sex education program designed to pique students’ interest,” the Sex Week explores love, sex and relationship by focusing on how...
  • Woman, 30, killed after being hit with Uhaul loaded with kegs at Yale-Harvard football game

    11/19/2011 1:06:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    NHRegister.Com ^ | November 19, 2011 | Amanda Pinto
    NEW HAVEN - A 30-year-old woman was killed today in a parking lot at Yale Bowl "notorious" for tailgating, after an out of control Uhaul truck loaded with beer kegs ran over her and two other women, police and other sources said. This is a big day for the lot because the Yale-Harvard football game is being played today.
  • Sheriff’s Dept. Arrests Yale Researcher on 1st-Degree Rape Accusation

    09/27/2011 7:23:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Copyright © 2011, The Ithaca Independent. All Rights Reserved. ^ | September 24, 2011 2:56 pm | Ed Sutherland
    A 34-year-old genetic researcher with ties to Yale University will appear Monday in a Dryden courtroom, charged with the first-degree rape of a Town of Ithaca woman. Navneet K. Tyagi of New Haven, Conn. is charged with forcible sex. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Tyagi drove from Connecticut to the victim’s home, where he allegedly “held her captive for several hours, forcing her to engage in sexual intercourse.” He was arraigned before Judge Clauson in the Town of Dryden Court and sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. Cornell Public Safety and the New...
  • Family of slain Yale student sues university("failed to adequately protect women on campus")

    09/07/2011 7:41:06 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | DAVE COLLINS
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The family of a Yale University graduate student killed in a research lab just days before she had planned to get married in 2009 sued the Ivy League school Tuesday, claiming it had failed to adequately protect women on campus for years. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in New Haven Superior Court by lawyers for the family of Annie Le, a 24-year-old Placerville, Calif., native whose strangled body was found stuffed upside-down in a wall at the Yale lab building on Sept. 13, 2009. That was the same day of her scheduled wedding and five...