Quick Takes  (Page 1)

Lawsuit Alleges Dartmouth Profs Gave Students Alcohol and Raped Them

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:30pm 11/17/2018 at 1:30pm

These charges are horrific. It’s certainly not the sort of thing one expects to happen at Dartmouth.

CNN reports:

Lawsuit: ‘Predatory’ Dartmouth professors plied students with alcohol and raped them

Three former Dartmouth College professors turned the school’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences into a “21st Century Animal House,” where female students were...

Read More...
 
 
 

Georgia Southern U. Mandates Diversity and Inclusion Courses for All Students

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:30am 11/17/2018 at 11:30am

Progressive ideas are so attractive that they have to be mandatory.

Campus Reform reports:

GSU mandates ‘all students’ take ‘diversity and inclusion’ courses

Georgia Southern University will mandate that “all students” take “diversity and inclusion” courses.

Under...

Read More...
 
 
 

Profs Claim Civility ‘Upholds White Supremacist Heteropatriarchal Capitalist Power’

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30am 11/17/2018 at 9:30am

If you look up progressive word salad in the dictionary, this probably comes up.

The College Fix reports:

Professors: Civility ‘upholds white supremacist heteropatriarchal capitalist power’

Two professors authored a recent essay arguing that calls for civility from college instructors are a “deflection tactic” designed to force people to “fall back in line with...

Read More...
 
 
 

Theresa May Faces More Brexit Problems as Cabinet Members Resign

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/16/2018 at 1:00pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May remains on shaky grounds after two cabinet members resigned a day after she announced that the cabinet backed her proposal on Brexit.

She has now lost a total of 12 cabinet members in the last year. From

Read More...
 
 
 

Georgetown Law Institute Sides With CNN and Jim Acosta Over Trump

https://youtu.be/4BZ8ck_7cqk?t=85
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/16/2018 at 12:00pm
https://youtu.be/4BZ8ck_7cqk?t=85

Let’s face it, this would be more newsworthy if Georgetown had not sided with CNN and Jim Acosta.

Campus Reform reports:

Georgetown backs CNN, Jim Acosta in White House lawsuit

Georgetown University’s law institute filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of the recently announced lawsuit by CNN against the White House.

The Institute for...

Read More...
 
 
 

Brandeis University Offering ‘Transition Related Benefits’ to Transgender Students

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00am 11/16/2018 at 10:00am

Higher education has fully embraced trans-mania. In some cases, it seems like it’s actually being encouraged.

The College Fix reports:

Brandeis University offers ‘transition-related benefits’ for transgender students

The student health policy at Brandeis University offers “transition-related” health benefits for transgender students, though the university is refusing to disclose what those benefits are.

The school’s...

Read More...
 
 
 

OANN Brief: Acosta’s “repeated, unprofessional conduct … has hindered our free press from functioning effectively during White House briefings”

https://youtu.be/4BZ8ck_7cqk?t=90
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:43am 11/16/2018 at 9:43am
https://youtu.be/4BZ8ck_7cqk?t=90

The Judge will rule today on the motion for a temporary restraining order filed by Jim Acosta and CNN.

While most of the media supports Acosta, One American News Network filed late on November 15, 2018, for permission to file an amicus brief (pdf.) (full embed at bottom of post) opposing...

Read More...
 
 
 

Former Cornell Student Admits to Hoarding Dangerous Weapons in Apartment

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00am 11/16/2018 at 8:00am

This young man was arrested back in March. Now he has admitted to the charges. This is big trouble.

The Cornell Daily Sun

Read More...
 
 
 

New Journal Will Allow Academics to Publish Ideas Under Pseudonyms

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/15/2018 at 12:00pm

We’ve come to the point where academics fear the social justice warrior mob s much that they need to do this. Take a bow, progressives.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

A Very Controversial Idea

Academic freedom is meant to protect scholars with controversial ideas. But a group of philosophers says academic freedom isn’t protection enough...

Read More...
 
 
 

North Carolina State to Offer Ph.D. Program in Social Justice Education

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00am 11/15/2018 at 10:00am

Can you even think of a more useless Ph.D. program? And the saddest part is that people will enroll and pay for this.

Campus Reform reports:

NC State rolls out Ph.D. in ‘social justice education’

North Carolina State University announced a Ph.D. in social justice education on Monday.

The program, which will debut in fall...

Read More...
 
 
 

Ben Shapiro Protesters at Ohio State Chant ‘John McCain’s Dead’

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00am 11/15/2018 at 7:00am

Ben Shapiro spoke at Ohio State this week and was protested, as usual. But the students were talking about John McCain for some strange reason. As a protest chant, this doesn’t even make sense. It’s like the left is just protesting for the sake of protesting.

Watch below. They begin by chanting...

Read More...
 
 
 

Student Govt Official Targeted by School’s Diversity Committee for Using Term ‘Illegal Aliens’

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/14/2018 at 12:00pm

This sounds like something out of a science fiction story set in a dystopian future. Sadly, it’s the reality we’re living in right now.

The College Fix reports:

Student diversity offici...

Read More...
 
 
 

College in Michigan Under Investigation for Potential Campaign Finance Violations

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00am 11/14/2018 at 10:00am

School employees allegedly used school resources for political activism, which is very easy to believe.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Mich State Dept investigates college for potential campaign finance violations

The Michigan State Department is investigating Schoolcraft College for potential campaign finance violations after school employees allegedly used public resources for political activism.

The Michigan Department...

Read More...
 
 
 

University Removes Art Installation With Confederate Imagery After Students Call it Racist

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00am 11/14/2018 at 8:00am

The artists thought they were going to inspire dialogue and intellectual discussion. How wrong they were.

The Roanoke Times reports:

After students call it racist, Mary Baldwin University removes Richmond artists’ Confederate-themed exhibit

Administrators at Mary Baldwin University last week removed an exhibit created by two Richmond artists after students called the installation racist...

Read More...
 
 
 

Petition Calls U. Minnesota College Republicans Mural ‘Hate Speech’

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/13/2018 at 12:00pm

The College Republicans at this school had the audacity to speak out against a crazy new policy on gender pronouns.

Campus Reform reports:

Petition asks UMN to ‘address’ College Republicans’ gender pronoun mural

College Republicans at the University of Minnesota painted a critique of a proposed pronoun policy at the school, but the mural...

Read More...
 
 
 

U. Washington-Seattle Institutes Diversity Training After Outrage Over Prof’s Op-Ed

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00am 11/13/2018 at 10:00am

A professor at this school wrote an op-ed about the difference between the sexes in science work and all hell broke loose.

PJ Media reports:

UW Institutes ‘Diversity’ Training After Professor’s Op-Ed on Sex Differences

The University of Washing...

Read More...
 
 
 

Editorial in U. Chicago Student Paper Tells Liberal Students Not to Intern for Trump Admin

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:00am 11/13/2018 at 8:00am

Imagine being so bitterly partisan that it drives major life choices in this way.

This is from the editors of the Chicago Maroon:

Liberals, Don’t Intern in the Trump Administration

Even this early in the school year, many UChicago students are already applying for summer internships. Specifically, for those interested in public service...

Read More...