Accuracy in Academia

Princeton Keynote Speaker Critical of Trump without Mentioning Names

A keynote speaker at Princeton’s pre-graduation ceremony gave his speech on resisting the administration, without naming President Trump by name. Eduardo Bhatia, a politician in Puerto Rico, graduated from Princeton in 1986 and his speech made veiled references to the president. The university commended his …

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Is Pomona College In America?

Some of us might have wondered, if they stop playing the National Anthem in blue states, would anybody notice? “The national anthem, a familiar sight at Pomona College’s commencements in years past, was conspicuously absent at its commencement ceremony on May 13,” Alec Sweet wrote …

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Students Enjoy Three-Day Weekends Year Round

And not just unofficially in college but officially in K-12.”Currently, 25 states have at least one district using a four-day school week, numbering at least 550 districts nationwide,” according to Georgia Heyward in a brief written for the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). “Most …

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst LGBTQIA Center Published Handouts on ‘Gender-Normative Privilege”

University of Massachusetts-Amherst has a LGBTQIA Center on its campus, which published a guide on how to exam “gender-normative privilege.” The Stonewall Center, otherwise known as the “LGBTQIA+ Resource Center,” has twelve “handouts” on its website to teach students about transgender issues. Some of the …

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On Strike At UC Commencements

Yet another celebrity has backed out of a commencement address at a California university to show solidarity with striking employees. “Actress Mayim Bialik announced on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that she will not be speaking at the commencement ceremony for the College of Letters and …

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The College as Country Club

If universities really want to be taken seriously as sources of scholarship, they might stop imitating Vegas hotels. “Believe it or not, the number of students going to college has been shrinking in recent years, and that means colleges and universities are having to get …

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Turning Point Triggers Another Meltdown

A concerned passerby did not want to be reminded of how many people were killed by communism. “A political activist at Santa Clara University attempted to forcefully derail a recent anti-socialist event by harassing conservative students and damaging their property,” Thea Dunlevie reported in Campus …

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University of Washington-Bothell Professor: We Need ‘Marxist Education’ in K-12 Education

Professor Wayne Au, who teaches at University of Washington-Bothell, is advocating for Marxist teaching in K-12 education. In his new book, “A Marxist Education: Learning to Change the World,” Au pushes for K-12 educators and administrators to introduce Marxist and socialist teachings to their students. …

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University of Michigan Looking to Hire Administrators to Help Students Cope with ‘Disagreement’

The University of Michigan posted a job listing for a mid-level administrator in their Office of Conflict Resolution. The job, a “Conflict Resolution Program Manager,” is to help students promote “trust building,” to facilitate “racial healing,” and fight “microaggressions.” Continue Reading....

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STEMming The Grades Of Female Students

A quartet of professors suggest that women in STEM fields should perhaps literally get an A for effort. “Four Otterbein University professors suggest that women may be averse to STEM fields because they feel they work harder than male students without earning higher grades,” Toni …

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