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Elementary School Handout Calls the Presidents on Mt. Rushmore Racist

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

The source of the handout, given to 8-year-old students at a Tennessee elementary school, is apparently the Nation of Islam.

Todd Starnes at Fox News has the story:

School’s Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.

Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?”

The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.

She said her jaw dropped when she followed the link to a website that was listed on the handout. Imagine her surprise when up popped the Nation of Islam home page.

The Nation of Islam believes there is no God but Allah. They also aren’t all that keen on white folks or Jewish folks.

“It raised a number of red flags,” she said. “They are basically saying our Founding Fathers are racists.”

Sommer told me she reached out to the teacher for an explanation – hoping it was an honest mistake.

“At first, she did not recall which paper it was,” she said. “Later in the day, she found the paper and told me she didn’t like what it said – and said she must have printed it by mistake.”

The teacher also told Sommer that her son was not supposed to take the Nation of Islam handout home. It was supposed to stay in the classroom. That bit of news caused her great alarm.


 
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How do Colleges Train People to Judge Campus Sex Offense Cases?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00am

I assumed it had something to do with throwing people in a lake to see if they sink but KC Johnson of Minding the Campus has the real story.

How Judges of Campus Sex Offenses Are ‘Trained’

I’ve written frequently about the unfair, guilt-presuming processes that colleges and universities from Harvard to Occidental use when deciding sexual assault cases. But a second trend has occurred largely outside the public eye. As they have “reformed” their sexual assault procedures, colleges and universities also have increasingly instituted training programs for members of these disciplinary panels—a practice not used for panelists that hear other forms of campus discipline. Because virtually no training material has been made public, it’s impossible to determine how many schools specifically train sexual assault panels. But the demand is a consistent one among anti-due process advocates.

It seems plausible to infer that these “training” materials increase the likelihood that panelists will come back with guilty findings, but for the most part, it must remain an inference: to the best of my knowledge, no university has publicly posted its training materials. One school’s—Stanford’s—was obtained by FIRE, and contained such astonishing guidance as an accused student acting “persuasive and logical” could be interpreted as a sign of guilt. Portions of a second school’s—Duke’s—appeared as a result of the McLeod litigation, and did nothing to reassure concerns about unfairness.

A more general set of model guidelines now has appeared. Developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s general counsel and director of office of student conduct (with “appreciated assistance” from the director of the school’s Women’s Center) and “intended for adaptation by individual academic institutions” as a “template” for the post-Dear Colleague letter university, the model guidelines confirm that the special training sexual assault panelists receive only compounds the due process problems on this issue.


 
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Disturbing Number of College Students Support “Post-Birth Abortion”

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Yes, you read that right: there are people who are not only okay with killing unborn babies, but born babies as well. Where does it end?

Mairead McArdle at the College Fix has the story:

TRENDING: More college students support post-birth abortion

A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses...

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Survey Wrongly Suggests 1 in 6 MIT Undergraduates Have Been Sexually Assaulted

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00am

There are quite a few things wrong with the way the survey was conducted. Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner breaks it down.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

1 in 6 MIT undergraduates have not been sexually assaulted

Another day, another false statistic trying to tell women that college campuses are no safer than the...

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Sorority Cancels Fundraising Event Because it Offended a Few People

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

A “Jail ‘N’ Bail” Event put on by a sorority at Northwestern was canceled because a few students complained about it “making light of mass incarceration.”

Jeanne Kuang at The Daily Northwestern reports:

Kappa ‘Jail N’ Bail’ philanthropy event canceled after criticism

Organizers canceled a philanthropy event featuring a mock jail hosted by...

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Cosmopolitan Magazine to Bus North Carolina State Students to Polls

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

Remember when Cosmo was a fashion magazine and not an activist arm of the Democratic Party?

Lindsay Smith of the Technician reports.

Male models, party bus to bring student voters to polls

On Nov. 4, students in need of a ride to the polls will have the option take a party bus equipped with...

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Bill Maher Next in Long Line of Commencement Speaker Protests

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Do students these days not have anything better to protest?

Heyun Jeong at The Daily Californian has the story:

Students spring into opposition after Bill Maher announced as keynote speaker

In response to an announcement last week that comedian Bill Maher would speak at UC Berkeley’s fall commencement, an online petition started circulating Thursday...

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Progressive Hypocrisy on Campus Rape and Rotherham

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new column at the Examiner, Hans Bader compares hysteria over campus rape with silence over Rotherham.

Progressive schizophrenia about campus rape

The Talmud says that “he who is kind to the cruel is cruel to the kind.” That aptly describes many “progressives,” who coddle rapists while seeking to brand innocent people...

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Across New York State, Plans for Casinos to be Built Near College Campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

In 2013, New York voters approved a law allowing multiple casino developments throughout upstate New York in order to bring more jobs to the financially-depressed region. Now it seems the casino developers are aiming to build their mega gambling and entertainment complexes near college campuses, where they know there are large,...

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Being for Due Process on Campus Does not Equal Misogyny

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00am

When did due process become something which must be defended?

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

‘Yes means yes’ opposition: It’s about due process, not misogyny

It’s easy enough for women writers to attack men who write against “yes means yes” laws as crude misogynists. But it’s a simple and lazy response that...

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‘Abortion Heroes’ Celebrated at UNC-Wilmington Event

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:30am

When I think of heroes, I think of people who have achieved great feats. Women who get abortions don’t qualify in the slightest, regardless of your opinion on the legality and morality of abortion.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn reports for Campus Reform:

University celebrates ‘abortion heroes,’ commends illegal abortions

The University of North Carolina – Wilmington...

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University of Pennsylvania Offers Course Called “Wasting Time on The Internet”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00am

If you need to pay someone to teach you how to waste time on the internet, you really don’t belong in college.

Tina Nguyen of Mediaite has the story.

Ivy League School Offers Class Called ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’

Have you ever wanted to get college credit in dicking around on the internet?...

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Teachers Call For Boycott Against Time Magazine Over Critical Story on Tenure

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

The magazine’s most recent cover story is about the near-impossibility of firing public school teachers.

From the Washington Post:

A Time magazine cover enrages teachers — again

Time magazine has done it again: It published a cover that has enraged teachers around the country, triggering protesting e-mails...

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Prager University – What’s the Right Minimum Wage?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, economist David Henderson explains why raising the minimum wage isn’t a good idea.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

What’s the perfect minimum wage: is it $10 an hour? $15? $20? How about zero? That’s right. Zero. While Congress discusses a minimum wage hike, economist David Henderson shows...

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U Houston Misuses FERPA: “Talking about the lawsuit might lead us to disclosing education records”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Colleges have begun using FERPA as an excuse for keeping silent an time they get caught doing something questionable.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

University of Houston wrongly invokes student-privacy law in sex assault case

The Student Press Law Center’s latest example of college administrators misusing the Family Educational Rights...

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NYU Prof Thinks Coverage of Michelle Obama’s Arms Proves People Fear Strong Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course, this exchange took place on MSNBC. Of course.

Breitbart news reports.

NYU Prof: Coverage of First Lady’s Arms Shows Fear of Strong Women

NYU Associate Professor Thuy Linh Tu argued that media coverage First Lady Michelle Obama’s arms shows “we’re always a little bit uncomfortable with a str...

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San Diego State Students Call for School to Ditch “Offensive” Aztec Warrior Mascot

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

First, they came for the Redskins…

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

Students say spear-wielding Aztec mascot offensive, demand its decommission

Some students at San Diego State University are pushing to scrap their “Aztec Warrior” mascot and its use of a spear, claiming they perpetuate “harmful stereotypes of Native Americans” and...

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Ohio University Senate Has No Idea How to Implement $15 Minimum Wage They Voted For

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Well, what a surprise. They voted for a $15 minimum wage on campus but they don’t know how to make it happen.

It doesn’t sound like they thought this through very thoroughly.

Alisa Warren of The Post reports.

OU Student Senate lacks plan for $15 minimum wage

Ohio University Student Senate still wants the university...

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College Lecture: Does Rap Music Espouse Conservative Values?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Black conservative pundit Sonnie Johnson thinks so. It’s something I’ve always thought, too. Of course, not all of rap music’s content jives with conservative values, like the misogyny and glorification of drugs. However, rap is certainly pro-capitalist, individualist, and skeptical of government.

Taylor Walters writes for Campus Reform:

Rap is aligned with conservative...

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NYC Hatchet Terrorist Was a Former Columbia Grad Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00am

It would be interesting to see this man’s transcripts.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

NYC hatchet-terrorist who attacked cops for jihad had bachelor’s degree, attended Columbia as grad student

The maniac who used an ax against New York City cops in the name of jihad last week had roughly six years of...

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Female College Student: Concealed Carry Benefits Women

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Posters, chants, and bra burning won’t stop rapists, but a bullet will.

Chelsea Gruenwald writes for The College Conservative:

I Carry, Therefore I am Female

Thirty years ago, one gun shop’s customers were 90% male, but today they report an even split between men and women. This increase in female gun use and interest...

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Tufts University Hosts Students for Justice in Palestine to Train Others in Activism

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Does Tufts University officially support the BDS movement now? That’s the message this sends.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take...

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