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California judge: Teacher tenure and layoff laws are unconstitutional

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm » 2 Comments

Huge news: Los Angeles (CNN) — A California judge ruled as unconstitutional Tuesday the state’s teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws, saying they keep bad teachers in the classroom and force out the good ones, the plaintiffs said. The ruling was hailed by the nation’s top education chief as bringing to California — and possibly the […]

 

Michael Bloomberg: Liberal intolerance on campus is … intolerable

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2014 at 11:42 am » 1 Comment

In an editorial published at Bloomberg View – which was adapted off of a commencement speech he gave yesterday at Harvard, Michael Bloomberg makes some surprisingly good points about the intolerance of liberals at colleges across America towards conservative thought (via): There is an idea floating around college campuses — including here at Harvard — that […]

 

#Tolerance: Condi Rice withdraws from Rutgers commencement address after protests

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2014 at 9:43 am » 5 Comments

Sad to say but it looks like campus fascists  have won out: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a statement Saturday that she informed Rutgers President Robert Barchi […]

 

Rutgers students stage “sit-in” in continued protest of Condi Rice invite

Posted by: ST on April 29, 2014 at 9:40 am » 5 Comments

I wrote about this in early March, and the Rutgers liberal faithful are still at it over a  month later – presumably because they have nothing better to do.  Via Fox News: Roughly 50 Rutgers University students staged a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick on Monday to protest the school’s decision […]

 

Paul “Kruggie” Krugman to get $25,000/mo. to “study” income inequality

Posted by: ST on April 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm » 2 Comments

Via Gawker: In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality. About that. According to a formal offer letter obtained under […]

 

Western Washington University: “Help us be less White!”

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a thought experiment for you: Imagine a university that, through sheer chance, wound up with a mostly Black or Asian student body. Concerned faculty meet, their brows furrowed gravely. What can be done to fix this problem? And then, a solution! Solicit advice from students and alumni on how the university […]

 

#Tolerance: Rutgers faculty outraged over Condi Rice commencement invite

Posted by: ST on March 6, 2014 at 9:32 am » 5 Comments

New Brunswick Today reported this week that controversy has erupted on the Rutgers University campus over the decision by the university’s board of governors to invite former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony (via Fox News): NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University’s New Brunswick Faculty Council passed a resolution on Friday […]

 

Quote of the Day: Jonah Goldberg on the left’s definition of “diversity”

Posted by: ST on February 22, 2014 at 11:31 am » 11 Comments

It’s getting bad out there, folks: Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we’re going to be shuttering the political science, religion, and pre-law departments too. We’ll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their résumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no […]

 

Liberal college “feminists” develop the vapors over nearly-nude male statue

Posted by: ST on February 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm » 6 Comments

And they say conservative women are fainting couch prudes? Via the Boston Globe (bolded emphasis added by me): A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College has created a stir among the women on campus, especially as more than 100 students at the all-women’s college signed a […]

 

U. of Minn. students urge school officials to drop racial descriptions in crime alerts

Posted by: ST on January 31, 2014 at 9:18 am » 3 Comments

Just unbelievable. Via WCCO (hat tip): MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts. The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was issued by members of the African American and […]