Quick Takes  (Page 4)

90-Year-Old Grandmother Has Knitted 2100 Hats for Newborns

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/34846575/90-year-old-great-grandmother-knits-free-hats-for-newborns-at
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/17/2017 at 3:00pm
http://www.cleveland19.com/story/34846575/90-year-old-great-grandmother-knits-free-hats-for-newborns-at

Time for a lovely heartwarming story! Barbara Lowe, 90, has knitted over 2100 hats for newborns at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH, for the past eight years:

“I’m thinking back that the babies who got the hats that are gonna be 8 years old this year and I’m like oh my...

Read More...
 
 
 

Cal State LA Prof Compares Police Officers to ‘Slave Catchers’

https://twitter.com/StevieB4Real/status/546436018501853184
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/17/2017 at 1:30pm
https://twitter.com/StevieB4Real/status/546436018501853184

This is not only untrue, it is a dangerous and irresponsible thing to say to students.

The College Fix reports:

Cal State Los Angeles prof: Yesterday’s ‘slave catchers’ are today’s police officers

At a Cal State Fullerton conference yesterday on “intersectionality” and discrimination, a professor and Black Lives Matter organizer said that today’s police...

Read More...
 
 
 

Sydney Teacher Quits After Students Threatened to Behead Her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQobutPEXo
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/17/2017 at 12:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQobutPEXo

Teachers at a Sydney, Australia, primary school have expressed fears over radicalization of their young students lately. One teacher even quit after a student threatened to behead her:

Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after...

Read More...
 
 
 

UC Davis Resource Glossary Suggests Only White People Can be Racist

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30am 3/17/2017 at 10:30am

Further proof that working in higher education does not make one smart. Higher ed is full of dumb people like the ones who wrote this document.

The Daily Caller reports:

Only Whites Can Be Racist, Insists University

A glossary published by a university insists that only whites can be racist, while also describing terms...

Read More...
 
 
 

UW-La Crosse Rethinks Firing Employee for Supporting Trump Policy

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30am 3/17/2017 at 7:30am
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111

Can you even imagine someone being fired from a university eight years ago for supporting Obama?

Watchdog reports:

UW-La Crosse backs down after firing employee for supporting Trump policy

A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employee fired for telling a co-worker that she supported President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could be back on the job...

Read More...
 
 
 

USA Gymnastics President Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/calls-team-usa-gymnastics-president-resign-amid-sexual-46030022
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/16/2017 at 6:00pm
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/calls-team-usa-gymnastics-president-resign-amid-sexual-46030022

USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny has resigned after the U.S. Olympic Committee asked him to leave due to the massive sex abuse scandal surrounding the sport:

Steve Penny informed the board of directors of USA Gymnastics of his decision to resign during a conference call Thursday, a USA Gymnastics spokeswom...

Read More...
 
 
 

New Zealand Grants River Human Legal Rights

http://time.com/4703251/new-zealand-whanganui-river-wanganui-rights/
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/16/2017 at 4:30pm
http://time.com/4703251/new-zealand-whanganui-river-wanganui-rights/

The Whanganui River in New Zealand will now enjoy the same legal rights as a human being. From The Guardian:

The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years.

On Wednesday,...

Read More...
 
 
 

Video Catches Kidnap Victim’s Escape

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kidnap-victim-s-escape-car-s-trunk-caught-video-n734236
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/16/2017 at 3:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kidnap-victim-s-escape-car-s-trunk-caught-video-n734236

A woman kidnapped at gunpoint made a dramatic escape from the car’s trunk, which a camera at a gas station caught on camera:

Police said the 25-year-old victim was abducted from outside her apartment in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama.

Her dash for freedom was captured on a surveillance camera around six...

Read More...
 
 
 

Over a Million Borrowers Defaulted on Federal Student Loan Debt Last Year

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/16/2017 at 1:30pm

This problem is like a tidal wave in the distance that just keeps growing.

CNBC reports:

More than 1.1 million borrowers defaulted on their federal student loans last year

On average, more than 3,000 borrowers default on their federal student loans every day.

The number of people who have defaulted on their federal student loans...

Read More...
 
 
 

Chelsea Clinton Writing Children’s Book ‘She Persisted’

https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/842374684171726848
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/16/2017 at 12:00pm
https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/842374684171726848

Stop trying to make Chelsea Clinton happen! The former First Daughter has announced that she will publish a children’s book She Persisted. The title comes from hashtag that exploded on Twitter after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) broke floor rules and had to remain silent as the Senate debated on then-Sen. Jeff...

Read More...
 
 
 

Occidental College Faculty Council Goes Full Anti-Trump

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30am 3/16/2017 at 10:30am

As Campus Reform reminds us below, Occidental is President Obama’s alma mater.

From their report:

Faculty at Obama alma mater resolve to challenge Trump

The Faculty Council at one of Barack Obama’s alma maters has vowed to challenge the “positions and policies of President Trump” at every turn.

In a recent statement published by the...

Read More...
 
 
 

Writer Offers Solution to Heckler’s Veto on College Campuses

https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30am 3/16/2017 at 7:30am
https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY

A writer named Parker O’Brien has written a great piece at Medium which offers a solution to student mobs who shout down speakers.

Take a look:

Quick Take: Free Speech on College Campuses

Schools have long understood the volatility of controversial speakers and a disquieting response to this behavior has been the imposition of...

Read More...
 
 
 

University of Delaware Launches ‘Biden Institute’

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/15/2017 at 12:30pm

When did Vice President Biden become a symbol of scholarship and academics?

ABC News reports:

Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

“There’s a whole range of things that have no...

Read More...
 
 
 

Yale Admins Consider Replacing ‘Freshman’ With ‘First Year’

http://admissions.yale.edu/sites/default/files/styles/main-carousel-image--1280x850/public/home-main-carousel-images/fin_aid.jpg?itok=6NEQ6j3v
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:00am 3/15/2017 at 10:00am
http://admissions.yale.edu/sites/default/files/styles/main-carousel-image--1280x850/public/home-main-carousel-images/fin_aid.jpg?itok=6NEQ6j3v

Freshman is no good because it contains the word man, you see.

The College Fix reported:

Yale administrators consider replacing ‘freshman’ with gender-neutral term ‘first-year’

Since apparently there is nothing more pressing than stressing over “proper” language, administrators at Yale are pondering eliminating the term “freshman” and replacing it with non-gendered “first-year.”

“I think there...

Read More...
 
 
 

Prof Delivers ‘Recovering from Whiteness’ Lecture at Ohio U.

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30am 3/15/2017 at 7:30am

The left is obsessed with race. How does this contribute to learning and scholarship?

iOTW Report has the story:

Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about “Recovering from Whiteness”

Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, “Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and...

Read More...
 
 
 

American UN Official Kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZjiv-dRWY0
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/14/2017 at 6:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZjiv-dRWY0

A militia group has kidnapped American UN official Michael Sharp, 34, and his team in the Democratic Republic of Congo. From NBC News:

Officials confirmed Monday that the team had disappeared in the country’s Kasai Central province — although it was unclear when exactly the incident took place.

“Sadly, it is true,” John...

Read More...
 
 
 

Archaeologists May Have Found a 3,000 Year Old Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-7wkgU-yM
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/14/2017 at 5:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-7wkgU-yM

HOLY COW! In the slums of Cairo, Egypt, archaeologists retrieved what they believe is a 3,000 year old statue of Pharaoh Rasmes II. From The Daily Mail:

This is the moment archaeologists lifted a 3,000-year-old statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh considered ‘one of the most important discoveries ever’ from a muddy ditch.

Experts...

Read More...
 
 
 
Page 4 of 68« First...23456...102030...Last »