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  • Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'

    10/17/2018 9:25:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court. “Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • Teachers, keep your politics on Kavanaugh hearings out of classroom

    10/16/2018 9:04:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | ERIKA SANZI
    On the heels of the Kavanaugh hearings, some teachers have wondered aloud — via Twitter — how they should handle the contentious topic in their classrooms. While some teachers have no interest in touching the issue with a 10-foot pole, others may find it nearly impossible not to make mention of an event that consumed the nation for weeks. But we can learn a lot about how one educator in particular asked the Twitterverse for suggestions. “I’m a teacher, and I don’t know what I’m going to say to my students if Kavanaugh gets confirmed. Do I tell them that...
  • UNC-A professor charged, accused of taking political sign

    10/13/2018 1:56:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    wlos.com ^ | October 7, 2018
    A UNC-A instructor is charged with a misdemeanor after accusations that she stole a political sign. Mike Summey, treasurer of the local political action committee Angry Buncombe Taxpayers, says he saw associate English professor Amanda Wray and an unidentified woman grab the sign Friday, near the intersection of Leicester Highway and Mt. Carmel Road. Wray turned herself in Sunday morning. 
  • Academia Tries To Spin Out of Hoax

    10/12/2018 12:44:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A trio of writers with credentials who managed to place dubious articles in academic journals are already being dismissed by academics attempting to downplay the prank. "Last week three scholars published an article reporting on how they had submitted over twenty fraudulent and purportedly ridiculous nonsense papers to various journals in gender and diversity studies," Hank Reichman writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Seven were accepted, four were published online, and three were in process when the authors 'had to take the project public prematurely and thus stop the study, before it...
  • M&S is accused of 'oppressing' girls as young as four after selling £6 HIJABS as school [tr]

    10/11/2018 12:16:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Miranda Aldersley
    Marks & Spencer customers are threatening to boycott the store for stocking hijabs in its school uniform section. The company's social media pages have been flooded with angry messages regarding the hijabs, which are on sale for £6 in their 'School Essentials' section. Dozens of disgruntled customers say they will not use the store until the black headscarf is removed from stock.
  • German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

    10/10/2018 4:45:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    German historians on Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland". The co-leader of the far-right AfD rejected allegations of parallels with a 1933 speech by Hitler, but the latest episode is yet another controversy raising questions over his anti-migrant party's views on the Nazi-era. In a guest commentary for Saturday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Gauland wrote that the "globalised class" occupies positions in mainstream organisations from international corporations to the media to universities, and are also...
  • B.C. dad says high school assignment suggests racism, misogyny are right-wing beliefs

    10/09/2018 3:57:51 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 10/5/2018 | Staff
    VICTORIA — An assignment that asked students at a high school in British Columbia to identify the political leanings of racists and immigration opponents showed a bias against people with right-wing views, says a father whose son was given the worksheet. Matt deFouw said he took his concerns about the worksheet to the Kamloops-Thompson School District, which launched an investigation. B.C.’s Education Ministry said in a statement Thursday the worksheet is not part of the school curriculum and it will not be used again in the district. “Essentially, all the questions on only one piece of paper paint people, even...
  • 'Kind of Crazy': Backlash at Maine University After Professor Offers Credit for Kavanaugh Protest

    10/08/2018 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    10 Boston ^ | 10/3/2018 | Danielle Waugh
    The President of the University of Southern Maine is putting the brakes on a course that would have given students a college credit for protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Women’s Studies Professor Susan Feiner attempted to offer a “pop-up course” that would allow USM undergraduate students to take a free bus trip to Washington D.C. Wednesday night. They would have been traveling with protesters and sexual assault survivors asking Senator Susan Collins to oppose Kavanaugh. “This is an opportunity for students to see history in the making,” said Feiner. It’s not clear how many students received the email advertising...
  • To Understand Christine Blasey Ford, Take a look at Palo Alto University

    10/07/2018 10:32:21 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 45 replies
    StudioBrule. Fiamengo Episode 89 ^ | Professor Janice Fiamengo
    Professor Janice Fiamengo, of the University of Ottawa, presents a brilliant analysis of the Christine Blasey Ford accusations against Brent Kavanaugh, the thrust of the values of Palo Alto University where Ford teaches, and the issue of this academic institution's highest values, political agenda, and hostile character assassination of men.
  • The Response To The ‘Sokal Squared’ Hoax Has Been Mixed

    10/05/2018 6:33:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 10-5-18 | John Sexton
    Wednesday I wrote about a trio of academics who wrote bogus papers and submitted them to supposedly serious journals to see if nonsense could be passed off as insight given enough earnest social justice framing of the ideas. What they found was that seven of the 20 bogus papers they wrote were accepted for publication. Apparently, the line between serious feminist scholarship and complete sophistry is pretty thin. Dubbed “Sokal Squared” after a similar stunt by Alan Sokal in the late 90s, the hoax has generated a lot of feedback among academics. One of the most positive take came from...
  • More than 650 law professors sign letter stating Kavanaugh lacks ‘judicial temperament,’

    10/03/2018 8:30:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    More than 650 law professors, including 13 affiliated with Yale Law School and 21 with Harvard Law School, have signed a letter to the Senate arguing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed because of his “lack of judicial temperament.” The professors pointed to Kavanaugh’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week amid allegations of sexual misconduct, where the Yale Law School graduate defended himself and called the attacks a “grotesque and coordinated character assassination.” “The question at issue was of course painful for anyone. But Judge Kavanaugh exhibited a lack of commitment to judicious inquiry,”...
  • Academics Expose ‘Grievance Studies’ Field by Submitting Hoax Papers to Journals

    10/03/2018 8:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Three academics spent more than a year submitting absurd “hoax” papers to the preeminent journals focusing on race, gender, sexuality and other politically fraught disciplines that fall into what the perpetrators of the scheme call “grievance studies.” The self-identified “left-leaning liberal” academics, told the Wall Street Journal they undertook the project out of concern “that certain aspects of knowledge production in the United States have been corrupted” by a hesitance among academics to question research based on privilege and identity for fear of accusations of bigotry. Since August, 2017 the academics — James Lindsay, a math doctorate, Peter Boghossian, an...
  • The Bankruptcy Of Grievance Studies

    10/03/2018 12:09:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 4 replies
    The Conservative American ^ | 10/03/2018 | Rod Dreher
    You have GOT to read this, from Quillette! It starts with this editor’s note: Editor’s note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which they describe as specialising in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission has been to expose how easy it is to get “absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.” To date, their project has been successful: seven papers have passed through peer review and have been published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, rewritten in...
  • Academics Expose ‘Grievance Studies’ Journals With Bogus Papers

    10/03/2018 11:56:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 10-3-18 | John Sexton
    If you rewrote a chapter from Hitler’s Mein Kampf using current feminist jargon and submitted it to a respected feminist journal, would they agree to publish it? How about a paper suggesting dog parks are rampant sites for canine rape culture? Or one that explores the threat of “metasexual violence” from (private) masturbation? You can probably guess the answer but read on for the details. A trio of academics decided to explore the current state of peer-reviewed publishing in the humanities by writing bogus papers to see if there were any limits to what was acceptable. Helen Pluckrose, James A....
  • Caught on camera: Teacher sexually assaulted inside DC charter school, put on unpaid leave

    10/03/2018 8:55:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A DC elementary teacher was sexually assaulted on campus in the middle of a large room. The attack was caught on camera. In a twist, the charter school the teacher worked for switched her to unpaid leave for the rest of the school year. It was the “Muffins For Moms” event, May 23, 2018 at Achievement Prep Academy public charter elementary school in Southeast Washington. On school surveillance video, teacher Page Garbee can be seen posing for a snapshot with one of her student's mothers and a guest of that parent. Seconds later, that female guest slapped...
  • Students Filed Title IX Complaints Against Kavanaugh to Prevent Him From Teaching at Harvard Law

    10/02/2018 11:48:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 2, 2018 | Shera S. Avi-Yonah and Jamie D. Halper
    In the days before Harvard Law School announced embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not teach in Cambridge this January, undergraduates eager to block his return to campus struck on a new strategy: file Title IX complaints against the conservative judge. Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment — though several Title IX experts said this strategy was unlikely to succeed. Jacqueline L. Kellogg ’19 — who said she has filed a complaint against Kavanaugh with the University’s Office for Dispute Resolution...
  • Twitter Suspends University Professor Who Said Kavanaugh Supporters 'Deserve Miserable Deaths'

    10/02/2018 10:28:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/02/2018 | Jason Murdock
    Georgetown University professor was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after writing that Republican senators who are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps.” Carol Christine Fair, a professor in a security studies program, made a series of controversial comments in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh by three women, including Christine Blasey Ford. The accusations are now being investigated by the FBI. While sharing a video of senator Lindsey Graham on September 29, Fair tweeted: “Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial...
  • Georgetown prof: White GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing ‘deserve miserable deaths’

    10/02/2018 5:42:43 AM PDT · by PFW · 33 replies
    Georgetown University Distinguished Associate Professor Christine Fair tweeted that white Republican senators in the Brett Kavanaugh hearing deserve to die. “Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” Fair tweeted on Thursday. Referencing a video of “Lindsey Graham’s tirade,” Fair, who is a victim of sexual assault, added, “all of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps.” “Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes,” she concluded the tweet.
  • Georgetown professor wants the castration of white male corpses ~ Echos of French Revolution

    10/01/2018 9:14:33 PM PDT · by GraceG · 40 replies
    twitter ^ | GraceG
    Christine Fair - Georgetown Professor: Tweet: Look at thus chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement. All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes. The French Revolution Connection: The sans-culottes were associated by their enemies with the street-mob excesses of the Revolution: the heads on pikes, the stringings-up on lamp-posts, the September massacres, the castration by frenzied women rioters of the corpses of the Swiss guards, the tricoteuses (women knitting around the guillotine as the heads rolled).