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  • ‘People Will Die’: Yale Students, Faculty Outraged Brett Kavanaugh Might End Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2018 | Kyle Perisic
    Yale Law School students and faculty wrote and signed an open-letter to the dean Tuesday, criticizing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and saying that “people will die if he is confirmed.” The authors and signers of the letter asked Yale Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken to “use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.” “[P]eople will die if he is confirmed,” the letter reads, adding that he is a “threat to our democracy.” The crux of the letter is a disavowal for the potential overturning of...
  • Harvard, Yale Defy Federal Guidelines, Will Continue Racial Discrimination in Admissions

    07/10/2018 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/09/18 | Tom Ciccotta
    New reports suggest that Harvard and Yale are ignoring Federal guidelines against the use of race in university admissions. A report from Fox News claims that some Ivy League universities are doubling down on their affirmative action policies after receiving a “Dear Colleague” letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that requested they stop using race in university admissions. The continued use of race in university admissions practices put their federal funding at risk. “It’s racial discrimination and it’s a quota. The quota today is against Asians, much like the quota back in the 1920s and 30s was against Jews,”...
  • Seize Ivy League Dorms and Give Them to Immigrant Families

    06/20/2018 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 19, 2018 | John Zmirak
    Branford College residence, Yale University Earlier this week, I addressed the national hissy fit over separating children from adults who claim to be their parents at U.S. borders. I noted what happened before the U.S. started doing that. Under Obama, we unwittingly handed thousands of children to slave labor operators or sex traffickers. Because they claimed to be their parents. Even Obama felt constrained to stop doing that. He put in place the policy which Trump is now enforcing. Bush-era laws and crackpot court decisions won’t let the government hold children with their parents while we evaluate their asylum...
  • Negative comments about Hillary's speech

    05/21/2018 12:23:13 PM PDT · by olepap · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Ed Stannard
    Heres a link to New Haven Register article about Hillary's speech at Yale. Check out the 95% negative comments.... https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Hillary-Clinton-tells-Yale-seniors-they-need-12929800.php
  • Clinton takes aim at Trump, pulls out Russian hat during Yale speech

    05/20/2018 5:56:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/20/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Hillary Clinton took subtle jabs at President Trump during her Class Day speech at Yale, which she began by pulling out a Russian hat in an apparent reference to the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling. The former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee noted the over-the-top hats students traditionally wear during Yale's Class Day and said she "brought a hat too." "A Russian hat," Clinton said on Sunday while showing the laughing crowd an Ushanka hat. "If you can't beat them, join them," she added.
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate

    05/18/2018 4:32:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    <p>NEW HAVEN, CT (CBS Local) – Has science gone too far? That’s the question some experts are asking after Yale University researchers announced that they have successfully reanimated a pig’s brain, which had been severed from its body.</p> <p>Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed the breakthrough during a meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 28. Sestan’s team reportedly experimented on over 100 pig brains obtained from a slaughterhouse and restored their circulation using a system of pumps, heaters, and artificial blood. The researchers said they managed to reactivate the brains for up to 36 hours.</p>
  • Yale President Tries To Reassure Skeptical Public

    03/15/2018 6:39:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 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
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – 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
    Military.com ^ | 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...