Accuracy in Academia

‘Fat Studies’ Course Returns to Oregon State University

The course at Oregon State University will discuss, among other topics, how “weightism” could be considered a social justice issue in today’s society. Seriously? Seriously. Continue Reading....

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Occidental College: Stuck on “Stupidity”

While universities notoriously serve as Petri dishes that cultivate the doctrines of social justice and inculcate students with its dogmas, Occidental College actually offers an undergraduate degree program in “Critical Theory and Social Justice. (CTSJ)” Describing the program as “interdisciplinary,” the syllabus explains: “‘Critical’ refers …

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Diversity-Themed Workshops Welcome Vassar Students Back from Summer Break

At Vassar College, new students will come back from summer break and will have a variety of diversity-themed workshops to attend, such as LGBT issues and social justice. Continue Reading....

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Kinda Late? Professors say Super Bowl Ads were ‘Assaults on Trumpian Ideology’

Considering the 2017 Super Bowl took place in February 2017, it seems late to make this point in a published article in August 2017, doesn’t it? Also, didn’t the initial reaction from viewers asset this at the time, not needing an article from professors six …

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Color Blind or Absent Mind

There is a distinction between color blindness and absent mindedness. The former is a worthy goal consonant with Dr. King’s desire that we judge each other “by the content of our character not the color of our skin.” The latter is too frequently on display …

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Professor, a Self-Described ‘Feminist Ethnographer,’ to Teach ‘American Whiteness’ Course

Sounds like a lot of academic lingo and jargon to dissect in the course of a semester: Professor Karla Erickson, a self described “feminist ethnographer,” will teach the four-credit special topics class called “American Whiteness,” which vows to explore “whiteness as a specific racial formation …

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Montclair State University: We have a Safe Space for Overweight LGBTQ Students

The safe space, offered by Montclair State University, is a “weekly discussion group” for overweight LGBTQ students at the university. Continue Reading....

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Evergreen State Seeks to Rebuild Image, is Hiring a Marketing and Brand Coordinator

After student protests shook Evergreen State College’s campus and led to public backlash against the administration’s handling of the crisis, the college is looking to hire a marketing and brand fellow to help recruit and rebuild its image. Photo by wahousegop Continue Reading....

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‘Environmental Microaggressions’ Likely if Professors Assign Books by ‘White Cisgender’ Males

New School in New York issued a guide that warned professors about assigning books by “white cisgender” male authors, which could be considered “environmental microaggressions” by the faculty and university. No, this is not a joke. Continue Reading....

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Time to Deactivate Academia?

The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. “Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education,” Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern …

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