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  • 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.
  • A partial list of the victims of Bill Clinton’s lifelong War on Women

    05/29/2016 8:56:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Treating women like sexual objects has been a lifelong M. O. for Bill Clinton. Degrading women and using them like disposable paper towels for nothing more than his sexual gratification has been what Clinton has lived for all of his life. The list of the women he has victimized goes back to his days dodging the draft while at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in the 1960s. Clinton’s first known victim was Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman who accused Clinton of raping her after they met at pub near the campus in 1969. Clinton slithered away when she refused to...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • 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...
  • 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
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 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...
  • How Hebrew came to Yale

    12/07/2005 5:39:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12-7-05 | Michael Feldberg
    Few Americans have heard of Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal, but every Yale University graduate has seen the evidence of his influence over the history of that institution. Because of Carigal's relationship with Yale's fifth president, Reverend Ezra Stiles, in 1777 Hebrew became a required course in the freshman curriculum. Many colonial-era American Christians had a respect for — even a fascination with —the Hebrew language and Jewish religion. In part, their interest stemmed from a belief that the Hebrew Bible, which they dubbed the "Old Testament," laid the ground for the Christian "New Testament." Educated American Christians, especially New England...
  • 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...
  • Judge Roy Moore and the Myth of the Separation Clause

    04/15/2005 4:56:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 743 replies · 6,646+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | April 15, 2005 | Christian Hartsock
    Chief Justice Roy Moore’s new book So Help Me God is a captivating and unflinching first-hand account of a man on the front lines of the battle between religious freedom and judicial tyranny. This Alabama Supreme Court Justice embodies the true definition of patriotism, inasmuch he has risked his career and reputation to stand by his oath of office and refuses to deny his allegiance to the Constitution and the laws of nature and nature’s God for the mere sake of catering to the frenetic, deep-seated anti-religious paranoia of the uber-secular left. It was on June 9, 1993 that ACLU...
  • 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON ON CHRISTIANITY & RELIGION

    09/05/2002 7:57:50 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 178 replies · 8,535+ views
    nonbeliefs.com ^ | 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...
  • 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 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 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 students shout down professor

    11/07/2015 10:16:13 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, was surrounded after telling students to allow others to exercise free speech by wearing what they wanted on Halloween. He was shouted down as he tried to explain why he believed students should be able to wear what they want, with one young woman yelling at him and telling him to 'shut the f*** up'. The email - sent by...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Lands Yale Teaching Gig

    09/12/2015 11:33:26 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    September 11, 2015 FoxNews.com One of the newest teachers at the vaunted Yale University burnished his Ivy League resume in the Black Lives Matter movement. DeRay McKesson will be teaching a one-credit course this fall as a guest lecturer at Yale Divinity School, according to higher education blog Campus Reform. The outspoken activist will be joining U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and the Rev. Nancy Taylor, whose Old South Church in Boston is located near the site of the 2013 marathon bombing, to teach a special three-section course as part of a new leadership program. The young activist will teach...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Half of Republicans back carbon limits, [AP] poll says

    12/12/2014 3:29:27 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Published December 12, 2014 | • Associated Press
    Half of Republicans back carbon limits, poll says "Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon dioxide pollution, although they weren't asked how. Nearly half of Republicans said the U.S. should lead the global fight to curb climate change, even if it means taking action when other countries do not. And majorities across party lines said environmental protections "improve economic growth and provide new jobs" in the long run, a popular Obama administration talking point." [snip] The AP-NORC Center survey of 1,578 adults was conducted online Nov. 20-Dec. 1, using a sample...
  • Yale to Host Radical Terror Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of U.S. Soldiers

    09/26/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 26, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    A radical Tunisian sheik who has called for the murder of U.S. troops abroad and was banned from the United States for supporting the terror group Hamas is scheduled to headline an event on Tuesday at Yale University focusing ... Sheikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia’s controversial Islamist Ennahda Movement. ... Al-Ghannouchi’s upcoming appearance at the Ivy League school could become controversial given the sheik’s longtime support for radical terror groups and his past calls for Muslims to wage “unceasing war against the Americans.” ... he praised Palestinian terrorism as “wonderful” and said that he admires rockets fired at...
  • Gun Violence Significantly Increased by Social Interactions

    11/16/2013 11:37:29 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 40 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 14, 2013 | Allie Bidwell
    The network in question consists of more than 3,700 high-risk individuals – young, African-American males from a poor neighborhood – who were clustered into a network by instances of co-offending, meaning each person in the group had been arrested with another person. Papachristos says it makes sense to look at the spread of gun violence like the spread of a disease or an epidemic, comparing it to how people contract HIV. Much like the roles needle sharing and unprotected sex play in the spread of HIV, a person's behaviors and personal associations play a role in the spread of gun...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • Senator: Artifacts held by Yale belong to Peru

    06/09/2010 9:35:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 56+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 9 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd says Inca artifacts removed from Machu Picchu nearly a century ago and held by Yale University belong to the people of Peru.....
  • Attorney: Yale turned blind eye when acquiring Van Gogh painting

    06/04/2009 6:22:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 592+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | June 4, 2009
    Yale University's acquisition of a Vincent Van Gogh painting that Russia once claimed as its own amounted to acceptance of stolen property and "art laundering," a descendant of an earlier owner alleges. Pierre Konowaloff of France argues in recent court papers that Russian authorities in the 1917 revolution unlawfully confiscated the painting owned by Konowaloff's ancestor and that the United States deemed the theft a violation of international law. "Yale's continued and wrongful detention of the unlawfully confiscated 'The Night Cafe' is prohibited by customary and international treaty law," Konowaloff's attorneys wrote in the filings. "Yale should be held accountable...
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK ( Harold Koh )

    05/03/2009 2:15:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 833+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | March 30, 2009 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish. If Canada, the...
  • Yale will fire up to 300 staff

    03/02/2009 8:58:26 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 888+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 02/27/09 | Isaac Arnsdorf and Victor Zapana
    Yale Daily News Published: Friday, February 27, 2009 Yale will fire up to 300 staff By Isaac Arnsdorf and Victor Zapana Staff Reporter, Staff Reporter New projections on staff attrition indicate that as many as 300 employees could be laid off as Yale copes with the economic downturn, though administrators said today that the University will double severance benefits for those who lose their jobs in the next six months. The grim economic outlook has forced the University to cut deeper into staff salaries, slating the equivalent of 500 to 600 positions for elimination. But in a letter to Yale...
  • We Shall Overeat

    05/06/2008 9:34:55 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 71+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 06, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    We Shall Overeat by: Deborah Lambert, May 06, 2008 THE SKINNY ON FAT STUDIES Academia has latched onto a new and powerful victim group by introducing “Fat Studies” on several American campuses. But . . . does this subject area qualify as a scholarly endeavor—or is it merely a sob-sister counterpart to “Women's Studies?” To author/commentator John Leo, these courses fall into the category of gripe sessions that push “identity politics, the airing of grievances and demands for protection from the oppression of the non-fat world.” Stephen Balch, who heads up the National Association of Scholars, agrees, and was quoted...
  • Ex-Student Duped Yale

    04/09/2008 12:59:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 62+ views
    Courant ^ | April 9, 2008 | KIM MARTINEAU
    Charged With Forging Transcript, Recommendation. With straight A's and a strong recommendation from a Columbia professor, Akash Maharaj had no trouble transferring to Yale. He managed to get through a full year at the university before anyone realized that his application was a fraud. Students had already gone home for the summer when Yale quietly revoked Maharaj's admission last spring and pressed criminal charges. Now living in New York City, the 26-year-old native of Trinidad is charged with forging his Columbia transcript and deceiving Yale to collect $47,000 in financial aid. The unusual story of how a young man faked...
  • Three Yale students charged with burning flag

    04/04/2007 5:07:33 AM PDT · by Puppage · 40 replies · 1,505+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 04/04/2007 | Puppage
    (New Haven-AP) _ New Haven police have arrested three Yale University students and charged them with burning an American flag hanging from the porch of a Chapel Street home. The three are facing charges ranging from reckless endangerment to arson. Police identified the three as 23-year-old Said Hyder Akbar, 19-year-old Nikolaos Angelopoulos and 19-year-old Farhad Anklesaria. They were held in jail early yesterday and later arraigned in New Haven Superior Court. Bond was set at $25,000 for two of the suspects and $15,000 for the third. Anklesaria and Angelopoulos are foreign students while Akbar was born in Pakistan, but is...
  • ( San Fran Mayor ) Newsom Responds To Choir Assault Case

    01/11/2007 7:47:33 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 9,479+ views
    ABC7 - KGO - ^ | Jan. 11 | Dan Noyes
    new insight into how San Francisco police handled the investigation into a New Year's attack on a Yale University choir. Many are saying it was mishandled. Now the story is getting coverage around the country and the world. We're doing a running tally -- it's been 10 days and 17 hours since police responded to the attack on the Yale students, and they still haven't interviewed the victims. This case is getting city officials the kind of attention they do not want, around the world. Since the I-Team broke the story of the New Year's attack on the Yale singing...
  • Yale Choir Assaulted; No Arrests By SFPD ( Choir sang The Star Spangled Banner )

    01/10/2007 10:25:26 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,313+ views
    ABC7 ^ | Jan. 8 | Dan Noyes
    - KGO - Members of a renowned choral group from Yale University were attacked outside a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, sending several of them to the hospital. Now the police department is coming under fire for its handling of the case. This does not look good for the city. Yale sends its popular singing group, The Baker's Dozen, on a holiday concert tour. And San Francisco sends the young men away bloody, bruised, and several of them seriously injured. Laura Aziz sent her son, Sharyar, off on a concert tour with one of Yale University's singing groups...
  • More Crushing of Dissent ( protecting Yale's Taliban )

    03/24/2006 8:16:28 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,638+ views
    instapundit. ^ | March 24, 2006 | Glenn Reynolds
    Evan Coyne Maloney was kicked off the Yale campus for asking Taliban-related questions. Lux et Veritas, indeed.
  • 'NYT' Sunday Preview: Former Taliban Spokesman Finds New Haven--at Yale

    02/26/2006 8:00:44 AM PST · by george76 · 94 replies · 2,610+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | February 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    The Taliban’s former spokesman, Rahmatullah Hashemi, is now an undergraduate at Yale University, The New York Times reveals in a lengthy cover story by Chip Brown in its Sunday magazine this weekend. The cover line reads, “He was the Taliban’s spin doctor. So what’s he doing at Yale?" In fact, the story shows, Hashemi was at Yale once before—in 2001, appearing at a forum representing the Taliban, a few months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A small clip of Hashemi appears in Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” film. “In some ways,” Hashemi, 27, says today, “I’m the luckiest person in the...
  • Peru to Sue Yale to Regain Artifacts

    12/01/2005 6:41:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 549+ views
    The Ledger ^ | 11/30/05 | RICK VECCHIO/AP
    LIMA, Peru Peru is preparing a lawsuit against Yale University to retrieve artifacts taken nearly a century ago from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a government official said Wednesday. Peru has held discussions in recent years with Yale seeking the return of nearly 5,000 artifacts, including ceramics and human bones that explorer Hiram Bingham dug up during three expeditions to Machu Picchu in 1911, 1912 and 1914. "Yale considers the collection university property, given the amount of time it has been there," said Luis Guillermo Lumbreras, chief of Peru's National Institute of Culture, in an interview with The Associated...
  • U.S. Judge: No Yale Law Clerks

    02/25/2005 2:54:29 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 32 replies · 1,154+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 2-25 | Dee McAree
    A federal judge in Alabama has announced that he will not consider Yale Law School students for federal clerkships because of the school's decision to deny military recruiters equal access to its campus. The school and the U.S. Department of Defense have been embroiled in a legal fight over the issue, with the school this month announcing that it would return to its nondiscriminatory recruiting policy that will, in effect, limit access to military recruiters who deny enlistment to homosexuals. Not everyone was happy about the school's position. In a recent letter to his alma mater, Senior Judge William M....
  • Learning to Think, and Live

    07/19/2004 10:51:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 461+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2004 | DAVID BROOKS
    A few years ago, I taught a course at Yale. Over dinners, I'd listen to my students talk about their other courses, and in many of these conversations there was one that stood out: Grand Strategy. For many students, this yearlong course was not just a class, but a life-altering event. Somehow students in Grand Strategy were applying Thucydides, Kant and Sun Tzu to modern foreign policy crises. They talked excitedly about seeing the connections between big ideas and big events. Grand Strategy is taught by three great professors - John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy and Charles Hill. But when...
  • Princeton Pries Into Web Site for Yale Applicants

    07/25/2002 7:56:48 PM PDT · by GeneD · 5 replies · 303+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/25/02 (for editions of 7/26/02) | Karen W. Arenson
    At the height of the college admissions season in early April, the director of admission at Princeton and possibly others in his office improperly and repeatedly entered a Web site set up to let Yale applicants know if they had been accepted as students, officials at both Ivy League universities confirmed yesterday. Yale officials filed a complaint yesterday with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Princeton officials apologized for what they called a "serious lapse of judgment" by the director, Stephen E. LeMenager. Princeton placed him on administrative leave pending an investigation of the incident, which was first reported yesterday by...