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Prof Resigns From Journal Rather Than Apologize for Anti-Israel Remarks

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:30am

How hard is it to just apologize?

Daniel Mael at Truth Revolt has the story:

Kent St. Professor: ‘There is But One Path to Liberation—Daily Blows Against the Empire’

A Kent State University professor has resigned from the editorial board of an academic journal following Watchdog’s publication of a letter in which he accused...

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Duke University Prof Wants to Cancel Midterm Elections

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because Republicans are expected to win?

I don’t remember anyone making this argument back in 2006.

The professor is David Schanzer and he wrote this column with a student named Jay Sullivan.

It was published by the New York Times.

Cancel the Midterms

By Tuesday night about 90 million...

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Dartmouth Administration Says Faculty Diversity is “Paramount to Academic Excellence”

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

The problem with this idea is that the diversity that liberal academics love to go on about — racial and cultural diversity — is at best a poor substitute for the type of diversity that actually matters in a liberal arts education: diversity of thought.

Charles C.W. Jang at the Dartmouth Review...

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Chinese University Caught Running a Brothel on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

This university obviously hasn’t heard about rape culture.

China Daily reported.

Wuhan college hosts brothel on campus

A university in central China’s Wuhan city has come under fire after media reports suggest that the school has been operating a brothel on campus.

Students from Wuchang Polytechnic School have reported to local police that a hotel...

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Former Columbia Business School Prof Charged in $3 Million Investment Scheme

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

His former students might feel swindled out of part of their education, too.

Ex-business professor charged in $3M investment scheme

A former adjunct professor at Columbia Business School has been charged with bilking investors including a former student out of $3 million.

Gregory Rorke was freed on $1 million bail Friday after his initial...

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UW-Madison Atheist Group Creates ‘God Graveyard’

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

Because people used to worship other gods that are dead now. Get it?

Doug Erickson of the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

In the Spirit: That ‘graveyard’ on Bascom Hill today? It’s those student atheists at it again

A fake graveyard on Bascom Hill today honors more than 250 ancient deities. Well, honors might be...

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Radical Dartmouth Faculty Call for Abolition of Greek System

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

According to a few radical Dartmouth professors, Greek life is a bastion of “hazing, ritual vomiting, binge drinking, denigration of women, sexual violence, homophobia, racism, hierarchy, conformity, secrecy, and loyalty to the brotherhood.”

Joseph Asch at the Dartblog writes:

Radical Faculty Go After Greeks

Hard on the heels of The D’s editorial urging the...

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New Mexico State Gets Government Grant for ‘Fat Vests’ to Study Weight Sensitivity

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Over $17,000 for ‘fat vests’ to find out what it’s like to be overweight?

Really?

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reported.

University gets federal grant for fat vests, ‘weight sensitivity training’

New Mexico State University (NMSU) received a hefty grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) so students and faculty can run around...

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Former Teacher at Florida Islamic School Accused of Raping Female Students

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:30am

There are claims of a massive cover-up. The real question is if, as in the case with the mass raping of girls in England over a fifteen-year span, outsiders were involved in the cover-up as well.

From the Daily Mail:

Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students...

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Law Prof Sues for Discrimination After Denial of Tenure

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:00am

One has to wonder how much of this was about politics and not scholarship.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

Duquesne Prof Sues Dean, Law School For Discrimination After Tenure Denial

National Law Journal, Law Professor Files Bias Suit Against Duquesne, Dean:

A Duquesne University School of Law professor, whose subjects include Islamic law, has...

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More Christian Colleges Join Fight Against Obamacare Abortion-pill Mandate

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Shouldn’t Christian colleges have a choice in this matter? Remember when the left liked choices?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

More Christian colleges sue government for Obamacare abortion-pill mandate

Two Christian universities in Indiana and a Christian education group representing more than a hundred Christian colleges are suing the Obama administration for forcing...

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Shocking Report: Colleges Want more Government Money

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Some people just want to keep pumping up that higher ed bubble.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Colleges Want more Public and State Funding

Running out of funds and ideas, colleges want more public funding to help keep them afloat. During a recent panel discussion at the liberal think tank Center for...

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Is Climate Change Really The Missing Debate on College Campuses?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to this New York Times op-ed, it really is.

The Missing Campus Climate Debate

CLIMATE CHANGE is our era’s defining challenge, but most of America’s universities are planning to sit this one out. Though students and faculty members at more than 400 colleges have called for administrators to divest from fossil-fuel energy...

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British Students Protest Law Society’s Endorsement of Sharia Law

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

These students could teach a few things to BDS supporters on American campuses.

The Marayam Namazie blog reports.

Press Release: Wills without bigotry – protest against the Law Society

About 70 protesters rallied outside the office of the Law Society to condemn their endorsement of discriminatory sharia law on April 28 2014.

The protest was...

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UC San Fransisco Online Abortion Course Could Endanger Women’s Health

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Apparently the course, which purports to teach students about the medical process of abortion, relies exclusively on multiple choice exams and two peer-reviewed essays.

Genevieve McCarthy at the College Fix has the story:

University’s online abortion course could endanger women’s health, experts say

The University of California-San Francisco’s new online abortion course raises serious...

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Liberal Group Blames Student Athlete Fraud at UNC on White Supremacy and Heteropatriarchal Capitalism

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9:30am

A student group at UNC called The Real Silent Sam has gotten to the bottom of a scandal involving student athletes.

Ian Tuttle of National Review reported.

Student Group Says UNC’s Student-Athlete Fraud Is Actually a Result of White Supremacist, Heteropatriarchal Capitalism

An enormous academic scandal is not sitting well with some students at...

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U Penn Columnist: No One Is Really Responsible For Their Own Actions

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00am

According to Roderick Cook at The Daily Pennsylvanian, robbery is just a “crime of survival”, and we must blame gentrification and capitalism, not the actual offender:

Reframing violence

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “violence at Penn”?

Many of us think of interpersonal physical violence that occurs around our school, such...

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5 Pennsylvania College Football Players Charged in Vicious Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Their victim is intensive care with severe brain trauma.

The California University of Pennsylvania president Gerladine Jones said, “Behavior has consequences.”

She should be fired.

5 College Football Players Charged in Assault

Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and...

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Is This Professor Spreading Disinformation About Ebola?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

It certainly looks that way.

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Academia reported.

Ebola Disinformation Spread by Leftist Professor

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the original piece, “Anti-American Disinformation on Ebola and AIDS“, which was published by Accuracy in Media.

The Ebola disinformation surfaced in a Liberian newspaper on September 9, 2014, in a ...

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Attorney Responds to “Women Only” Senate Seats: They’re Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Even in a legislative body as tiny and ineffectual as student government can’t have racial or gender quotas.

Greg Piper at the College Fix reports:

Student senate can’t ‘set aside’ women or minority spots, attorney says

In response to The College Fix‘s post about Ohio University’s student senate considering whether to triple the number of women-only...

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Study Suggests Millennials are More Depressed Than Generation X

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

This doesn’t surprise me one bit. I’m a member of Generation X but if I was a Millennial I’d probably be depressed too.

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reports.

STUDY: Millennials more depressed than Gen-X counterparts

Millennials are more depressed than their Generation X counterparts, a fact attributed partly to millennials’ unrealistic expectations,...

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Allegations of Massive Cheating on SAT in China, South Korea

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Chinese and South Korean students who took the Oct. 11 SAT are having their scores delayed in order for the College Board to determine whether there was mass cheating. Each test will be evaluated for evidence of cheating.

From Time:

Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea

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