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Cal State Northridge Professor Says University Is Targeting Him for Conservative Views

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Posted by    Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8:00am

His stance against gay adoption and a trip to the Reagan Library have brought tension.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Cal State Northridge professor says he’s being targeted for his conservative social views

Is academic freedom only for liberal professors? That’s what a controversial professor of English at California State University at Northridge says, as...

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Northern Illinois University Gets Rid of Bibles from Its Campus Hotel

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Brad Hoey, a university spokesman, said the student center removed the Bibles immediately, even though they had been in the rooms for a number of years.

Chicago Tribune reports.

Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint

Guests seeking a Bible at Northern Illinois University’s campus hotel now must call the front...

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Report: Millennials Favor Speech Restrictions More Than Other Age Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

After the last few weeks, this is fairly easy to believe.

The FIRE blog reports.

Pew Report: Of All Age Groups, Millennials Most Favor Speech Restrictions

Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a global survey finding that Americans were the most supportive of free expression out of any country surveyed,...

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College Students Now Say Remembering 9/11 is Offensive to Muslims

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

Honor victims or worry someone will be marginalized?

The Daily Beast reports.

College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims

How a proposed moment of silence to honor 9/11 victims became the latest victim of the would-be despots of America’s campuses.
The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at...

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Who is to Blame for Whiny College Students

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

In a new column at the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker suggests we’re all to blame for what’s happening on college campuses.

For thin-skinned students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely...

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Facebook Removes UC Berkeley’s ‘White Student Union’ Page

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 11:00am

A Facebook spokesman said the page wasn’t removed for its content, but because its creator had used a fake name.

SF Gate reports.

Facebook yanks ‘White Student Union’ page at UC Berkeley

A Facebook page created over the weekend claiming to represent a “White Student Union” at UC Berkeley has been removed by the...

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U. Colorado Prof Declares Whiteness a Disease

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:30am

No racial double standards here. How does a person who believes such things get a teaching job?

Frontpage Mag reports.

Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’

I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing.

But now I realize that he is a disease.

My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my...

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Campuses Are Being Targeted By Threats of Violence

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8:00am

November has been a crazy month.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

In two weeks, more than a dozen campuses targeted by threats of violence

The day after the University of Missouri’s president resigned following a series demonstrations over racism on campus, violent threats appeared on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. “I’m going to stand...

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Prof Finds Rare Bible Script On Ebay for $99

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

“It belongs in a museum!” – Indiana Jones

The Houston Chronicle reported:

University of Texas professor found this ancient, rare biblical script selling on eBay for $99

While perusing pages of antique auctions on eBay, a University of Texas professor was surprised to spot a rare, ancient fragment of the Greek New Testament inconspicuously...

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Substance Abuse Higher Than Average at Ithaca College

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

What is it about this NY school that makes students abuse substances more than others?

The Ithacan reports.

Ithaca College students drink and smoke more than average

Ithaca College students use marijuana, drink alcohol, feel stressed and have sex more than the national average, according to survey results from the National College Health...

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Smith College Will Review Media Access Policies

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

After reporters were banned from a student sit-in, Smith will revisit their media access policies.

Mass Live reports:

Smith College to review media access policies following ban on reporters at sit-in

Following a ban on reporters at a Smith College sit-in Wednesday imposed by student activists and upheld by administration, the school says it...

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Is Skipping College a Smart Career Move?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

One positive aspect is starting your working life without massive debt.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Skipping college: A smart career move?

The stock market is encouraging a reconsideration of the benefits of higher education. Sort of.

A recent op-ed running in Nasdaq notes that college is a good career move on average, but skipping it...

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Professors Have Begun to Call Thanksgiving Break ‘Fall Break’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Christmas vacation is already being called “Winter Break.”

The College Fix reports.

My professors have started calling Thanksgiving break ‘fall break’

Last week, I noticed my professors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst start referring to Thanksgiving Break as “Fall Break.”

That too?!

Most students are used to Christmas vacation being called “Winter Break.” And on...

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University of Minnesota Will Hold 9/11 Remembrance Despite Student Objections

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s stunning that some students even objected to this in the first place.

Campus Reform reports.

UMN admin. rejects safe space argument, adopts 9/11 remembrance

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents and President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday, November 18 that the university will move forward with a plan to have a moment of...

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White Student Union Pages Have Recently Sprung Up on Facebook

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:30am

More than 30 have been created in just a week.

The College Fix reports.

More than 30 ‘White Student Union’ pages created on Facebook in last week

More than 30 “White Student Union” pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate...

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Student Group at Princeton Pushes Back at Protests

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s good to know not all college students are buying into the current campus protest culture.

Derek Hunter reports at the Daily Caller.

Princeton Student Group Stands Up To Campus Protesters

A group of Princeton University students is pushing back on campus protesters, saying that their demands will “contribute to the politicization of the...

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Pro-ISIS Messages Found on Youngstown State University’s Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

“We are coming” was painted on an iconic rock on Youngstown’s campus.

The campus paper, The Vindicator, reports:

YSU students meeting now to repaint iconic rock

Youngstown State University students are working now to repaint the rock outside of Kilcawley Center with the American flag.

YSU senior Jordan Wolfe organized...

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Brown University to Spend $100 Million on Improving Race Relations

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

What this likely means is that Brown is going to spend $100 million on left wing diversity hires and programs.

The Guardian reports.

Brown University plans to spend $100m to improve race relations on campus

Brown University plans to spend $100m over the next decade, in order to address diversity and racism on...

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Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Our parent site has the exclusive on the Brandeis chaos.

From Legal Insurrection:

EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has]...

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Prager University – The Missing Tile Syndrome

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager explains how we often undermine our own happiness by only focusing on what we don’t have.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I were ___”? Adjectives may have included: thinner, taller, smarter, etc. If so, you’re like virtually...

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Cornell Professor Blames Tea Party for Cartoons Showing GOP as ISIS

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some cartoons are causing trouble at Cornell.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Prof: Blame Tea Party for Backlash Against Cartoons Depicting GOP as Terrorists, Molesters

Faculty at Cornell’s ILR School are really flexing their spin-doctor muscle here.

In a Cornell Sun article published Monday about the cartoons displayed in the ILR School depicting the GOP...

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Stanford Employees Allegedly Padded Salaries With Taxpayer Money

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00am

This should mean big trouble if true. Also note that is was money from Obama’s stimulus plan.

Andrew Follett reports at the Daily Caller.

Stanford Employees Padded Their Salaries With $124K From Taxpayers

Two senior Stanford University employees padded their paychecks with $124,000 in taxpayer funds given to the school as part of President...

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