Accuracy in Academia

Barnard College says No to Petition Critical of Alleged ‘Eurocentric’ English Major

Barnard College rejects a petition that criticized it for a “Eurocentric” English major at the women-only college. The petition clamored for more people of color (i.e. minorities) to be hired at the college to help correct the emphasis on European (i.e. white) authors in the …

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Professor: University of Michigan Spends $11 Million on 93 Diversity Staffers

Professor Mark Perry at the University of Michigan concluded, after analyzing data from the university, that the university pays $11 million for 93 diversity staffers. Without accounting for benefits, the amount is closer to $8 million, but either way, it shows how diversity has led …

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NEA Running Scared Of SCOTUS Decision

With the U. S. Supreme Court ready to pass judgement on how demanding teacher’s unions can be, the National Education Association (NEA) is already girding for the worst news they could get. “This summer the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in Janus v. …

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Is Gig Economy The New Normal?

It’s something you can expect to hear from media and academic elites. Therefore, like most of their pronouncements, it merits closer examination. John Hood, Founder and President of the John Locke Foundation, did just that. “In May 2017, 1.3 percent of U.S. wage and salary …

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Christian Colleges Win Against Obamacare over Contraception Mandate

Two Christian colleges won a court case that will allow them to reject the contraception mandate under Obamacare, meaning they will not be forced to pay for contraceptives. Grace College and Seminary in Indiana and Biola College in California will be exempted from the Obamacare …

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Arizona State University Offers ‘Social Justice and Human Rights’ Degrees

Arizona State University is offering a bachelor’s and master’s degree in “Social Justice and Human Rights,” claiming it will have relevance in the professional world. The university says that it will prepare students “for lives spent advocating for social justice.” Continue Reading....

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College Teachers Go To Work

But not until the school year is over. “Hauling rocks,” Caprice Lawless writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “Nailing fence posts.” “Painting walls. Babysitting. Folding sweaters. Making photocopies. Cleaning horse stalls. Laying sod. Pouring coffee. Packaging candies. …

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USDOJ: UMich Bias Response Team Unconstitutional

Apparently the Trump Administration’s Justice Department felt compelled to show how it differs from the agency presided over by the previous administration. “The Trump administration weighed in Monday on a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of policies prohibiting the expression of ‘bias’ at University of …

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Abstract Painter in Academe

Actually, Painter is his name. Richard Painter is a Republican-turned-Democrat and a George W. Bush appointee-turned-law professor at the University of Minnesota. Both metamorphoses occurred around the same time. If the exact time of his transformation is vague, his utterances offer even less clarity. “I …

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Princeton University Encourages Male Students to Confront Masculinity

Princeton University officials are encouraging male students to attend a bi-weekly discussion group that aims to make men confront their masculinity and make them “tremendously vulnerable.” The purpose of this project is to help male students resist “traditional gender norms.” Continue Reading....

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