You heard it here first: Professors at UC Riverside have been given a grant to “explore ethnic futurisms” because “there has long been an unacknowledged tradition of SF written by people of color.” This is obviously true, because science fiction has surely never addressed the social problems of its day...
This is an update about Dr. Mike Adams who teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He started his job as an atheist but suffered discrimination after converting to Christianity.
He finally won a promotion after a long legal battle.
The College Fix reported.
Conservative Professor Granted Promotion After Seven-Year Battle
Criminology Professor Dr....
Mairead Mcardle of The College Fix tells us why the use of graphic images in pro-life protests is supremely effective:
Why I Use Graphic Images to Protest Abortion
Boise State University was sued recently for requiring pro-life students to use warning signs when they protest abortion on campus with graphic images of...
Discrimination is apparently acceptable when it’s done in the name of diversity.
Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.
Federal Appeals Court Rules University Of Texas Can Discriminate On Basis Of Race
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held on Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin may discriminate in...
In addition to reducing the number of on-campus designated smoking zones to zero, Ohio University plans to institute a number of possibly mandatory courses on quitting smoking, which may be forced upon students found disobeying the campus-wide ban. I guess the “my body, my decision” mantra only applies when the University...
This is another one of those stories that’s surprising because you expect a college professor to be above this sort of behavior.
Fox News in New York reported.
Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs
Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business.
Owner Ted Horodynsky...
Karen Cates is one of the few brave professors and writers out there who is willing to tell the truth about higher education: it’s not for everybody.
According to Cates, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, having a college degree isn’t necessary to get a high-paying job that is...
Colleges aren’t courts and are the absolutely wrong environment to hold hearings on sexual assault.
Robert Carle writes at the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse blog.
The Trouble with Campus Rape Tribunals
The scourge of sexual assaults on college campuses rightly fills us with rage and indignation. But crimes that produce such visceral emotions need...
In April, approximately 10 percent of the Bowdoin female population (about 100 women) agreed to pose nude for a photo exhibit meant to ‘empower’ them. How exactly does having your naked body on display for anyone to see make anyone more ‘empowered’? You got me on that one.
Here’s more from Nathan...
Just recently, we reported that the school refused to divulge the amount of Clinton’s fee. Now Philip Rucker of the Washington Post reports.
University at Buffalo paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton speech
When Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to address the University at Buffalo, the largest campus of the State University of New York...
In case you were wondering exactly what grad schools do to make their admissions more ‘diverse’, here’s Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed with coverage of a study that asks how graduate admissions look at diversity:
Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity
Litigation and political battles about...
The firms in question seem rather shady in that they were charging students for services the government provides free of charge.
Kelly Field of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.
Illinois Sues 2 Student-Loan Debt-Relief Firms
The attorney general of Illinois filed lawsuits on Monday against two student-loan debt-relief companies, accusing them of charging...
Finally, some chutzpah out of Israel’s universities.
Lidar Grave-Lazi of the Jerusalem Post has the story:
Israeli university heads establish forum to counter academic boycott
The Committee of University Heads in Israel announced on Tuesday the establishment of a forum to counter academic boycotts against Israel.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though they addressed the lunacy surrounding false accusations and the lives which can be ruined by them.
Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reported.
Summit on Sexual Assault
A leading forensic consultant urged representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities gathered here Monday to acknowledge that they’ve made...
The real war on women isn’t about abortion rights or contraception: it’s a war against women who dare to leave the liberal feminist lockstep. Read more about how ‘pro-women’ liberals will readily throw female conservatives under the bus in Nika Anschuetz’s article at the College Conservative:
Sandor Farkas is a student at Dartmouth College. Read his story via the College Fix below.
As a college student, I recently returned from a trip to Israel, a month-long experience that changed my life. As the skies above that small piece of land begin to fill w...
With growing calls to audit the IRS and audit the Fed, it seems a little off-priority to call for greater financial transparency in college athletics. Also, as a private organization, is the NCAA by itself a legitimate subject of federal legislation?
The proposed bill would require the NCAA to report its school-by-school...
Higher education hit the iceberg of reality quite a while ago, but as Benjamin Ginsberg of Minding the Campus points out below, many of the captains are still unaware of the situation.
College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic
After the Titanic struck the iceberg, the ship’s captain and senior executives were said to...
Student expelled from Christian University for being lesbian, violating school’s “lifestyle covenant”
Christian Minard did sign to abide by the school’s morality covenant, so the school appears to be justified in expelling her for violating it by marrying another woman.
However, Minard contends that her sexual orientation and her faith in God are compatible.
Several writers at CNN have the story:
Student: I was expelled from...
I don’t know why there should be any problem, plenty of public universities offer in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Don’t veterans deserve as much if not better?
Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reported.
Veterans vs. Land Grants
As Congressional lawmakers seek to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of Veterans...
“Are we supposed to check for consent every five minutes?”
We recently reported that the California State Senate approved SB -67, a bill that would require colleges receiving state-funded student aid to use an “affirmative consent” standard in their sexual assault policies.
Mairead McArdle, a student at Thomas Aquinas College, worries about the lower legal standard for guilt.
….“We need a cultural shift...
We recently told you about the cushy new digs at the University of Central Florida. In a new post at Minding the Campus, Judah Bellin says this represents a new problem for higher education.
New Proof that Colleges Are In Trouble