The BDS Movement
A recent story has largely been ignored by the mainstream media concerning a trend in academia and among some liberals. It is the so-called BDS movement- Boycott, Divest and Sanction- a concerted program by certain Arab and Palestinian activists whose aim it is to economically and politically isolate Israel. The reason for these efforts is purportedly to force Israel to cease settlements on the West | Read More »
Teachers Unions: A Brief Thought
Teachers unions constantly demand more pay and more benefits. They say that it’s “for the children”. There is a valid connection between quality work and pay. Good teachers that can make better money elsewhere can do so without compromising the notion of “for the children”, if that’s even the slightest bit true. They are doing it for different children, that’s all. There is nothing wrong | Read More »
Academia’s ‘Half of an Education’ Model
The StarTribune did the right thing this past weekend. They condemned Hamline’s aborted offer to have Tom Emmer, the Republican nominee for Minnesota governor in 2010, teach business law classes. They attacked it on ethical grounds, arguing Hamline promised diverse viewpoints and ideas as part of their mission and denying a conservative a teaching position was wrong. They also stated it wasn’t fair to Emmer | Read More »
Weakening the Democratic Base, Part 6: Academia
It was Vladimir Lenin who said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” These words sometimes remind me of higher education today where students are introduced to the nuances of forced political correctness, with that PC being anything the liberal staff and administration of the bulk of our institutes of higher learning mandate at | Read More »
Roy cedes throne to Georgia teachers lobby, loses poultry support
This former South Carolina Democratic Party activist and official moved to Atlanta in 2001and was finally driven to the GOP by angry poverty pimps, race-baiters and union-shills like Cynthia McKinney, Joseph Lowry and Max Cleland. My conservative epiphany launched DeVine Law Gamecock’s second career as a conservative voice columnist at The Minority Report and The Charlotte Observer. Objective evidence over my then 18 years of adult political, | Read More »
Providence College Basketball Players Randomly Assault Student
Providence College may be a small Catholic liberal arts school, but as the founding member of the Big East Conference, Friars Basketball is big business. The dynamics of competing in the top basketball conference in the country require recruits to be primarily chosen on the basis of their PPG rather than their SAT. Given the lily-white, suburbanite demographics of Providence College, the experiences and values of the basketball players are generally an ocean apart from the average student on campus.
This gap has unfortunately manifested itself in a series of incidents that include everything from one teammate smashing another with a tire iron, to another player assaulting his girlfriend on campus. This culminated in the infamous riot that took place directly off campus resulting in the expulsion of half the 1999-2000 team. Although we have yet to reach the upper echelons of athletic “thugnificence” that is University of Miami Football, we are at the very least providing them with spirited competition.
The latest incident involves the arrest of two black members of the current squad…
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ISI: Worthy of support
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute was founded in 1953 by William F. Buckley, Jr., and Frank Chodorov. Its purpose is to reorder the American university toward liberty, rather than the gaggle of derangements into which it has descended, and thereby to “sustain a free and virtuous society.” With particular emphasis on the rising generation of students, the good folks at ISI undertake their charge with vigor | Read More »
A “Mere” Seed of Hope and Renewal in the Pioneer Valley; The C.S. Lewis College
This is a picture of the Northfield Mount Hermon School campus in Northfield, Massachusetts: Beautiful, isn’t it. Amidst New England’s many colleges and universities, there is a plethora of a prestigious preparatory schools like Mount Hermon. For some time, the future of this pristine campus had been unknown. It had become too expensive for the school to maintain. Now, it is being reported that the | Read More »
Where The Votes Are, And Why We’re Not Winning Them.
NOTE: This started as a response to Fred Maidment’s comment here and ended up becoming this … so if this seems disjointed, it’s all Fred’s fault – :-). Where the votes are is in the “middle” – that undefined muddled plurality of the electorate that is at best marginally informed, that only really pays attention to the “issues” in the last few weeks (when its | Read More »
“Remember, drinking buddies don’t let drinking buddies get marched off for mandatory sensitivity training.”
It’s the last line of a good article on the decline of academic relationships inside the academy itself (via Ann Althouse, via Glenn Reynolds). The very short version? Professors and teachers in the same college don’t hang out any more, which makes them easy meat every time somebody with a chip on their shoulder decides to offer one of them up on the altar of | Read More »
Having an anti-arbor, n-word Christmas in N.C.
Originally published by Mike “gamecock” DeVine as Charlotte Law and Civil Rights Examiner for Examiner.com In the wake of the discovery that students had painted racist messages on the campus “free speech” graffiti tunnel walls, UNC President Erskine Boyles is asking a commission to study whether the university has an adequate code of conduct. Apparently, some people were bothered by seeing the N-word emblazoned near | Read More »
Danialle Karmanos making waves in Wayne State race
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. 2008 is a down year for conservatives, just don’t tell that to Danialle Karmanos. The south-east Michigan Republican has a fighting chance to do something no one in her position has been able to accomplish in more than a few years… nab a seat on the Wayne State Board of Governors with an “R” after her name. Karmanos is | Read More »
Doubtless, A Member In Good Standing Of The “Reality-Based Community”
Link: Metro State College is investigating a professor who asked students to write an essay critical of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin. One student said the instructor singled out Republican students in the class and allowed others to ridicule them. “I was shocked, I was holy cow, this is just an open door for him to discuss politics with us,” said Jana Barber, | Read More »