In her most recent grievance filing for the Daily Mail , Meghan McCain directs her ire at America’s supposedly “woke” colleges and universities, labeling them “modern academic cesspools” that “no child of mine will ever attend.” Piling her rhetorical plate high with conservative red meat, McCain calls Stanford Law students and faculty who recently protested a conservative judge’s speech “snowflakes”; conflates a CUNY Law graduate’s criticism of the Israeli government with “antisemitism”; and cites a University of Connecticut course on anti-black racism among the “anti-American, anti-free speech, anti-capitalist garbage” plaguing higher education. “When the time comes,” McCain claims, her kids “may be among those choosing a job over a major.” McCain cites declining college enrollment numbers as proof that millions who share her view aren’t “buying what they’re selling,” and warns that “American Universities better recognize that before they fail out”—an invocation of the … [Read more...] about Why Is Meghan McCain Terrified of Her Kid Going to College?
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Robert J. Zimmer, Who Promoted Free Speech on Campus, Dies at 75
Robert J. Zimmer, a mathematician who as president of the University of Chicago championed diversity not only quantitatively, in the recruitment of students and faculty, but also by protecting free expression on campus with a protocol that was later embraced by dozens of colleges across the country, died on Tuesday at his home in Chicago. He was 75. His wife, Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, a classics professor at the university, said the cause was glioblastoma multiforme, a virulent form of brain cancer. Mr. Zimmer, who presided over the university from 2006 to 2021, was instrumental in shepherding what became known as the Chicago Principles , a set of guidelines recommended by the Committee on Free Expression, a faculty group he appointed in 2014. Those guidelines have become a bulwark against what critics perceive as the stifling of academic freedom by colleges where students are able to insulate themselves against discomforting viewpoints — practices that are often lumped together as … [Read more...] about Robert J. Zimmer, Who Promoted Free Speech on Campus, Dies at 75
‘Pass Him’: How a British For-Profit College Made Millions
College recruiters walked immigrant neighborhoods, knocking on doors or stopping people in shopping malls, selling the merits of a business-school education and adding a surprising offer: Get paid to enroll. “Money, money, money,” said Stefan Lespizanu, a former recruiter for Oxford Business College. “Everybody was saying, ‘Hey, push the money.’” News of the opportunity spread, propelled by Facebook groups and word of mouth. Whole families signed up, helping turn a vocational school of 41 students atop a Chinese restaurant into a for-profit juggernaut. Oxford Business College, unaffiliated with the elite school nearby, now has several campuses and more than 8,000 students. That transformation made millions of dollars for its owners, company records show. Years of free-market changes to British higher education have created opportunities for for-profit schools like Oxford Business College. Through opaque partnership deals with publicly funded universities, schools can offer … [Read more...] about ‘Pass Him’: How a British For-Profit College Made Millions
‘You’re Not Educating Sh*t:’ Hunter College Prof Melts Down over Pro-Life Student Display
Professor Shellyne Rodriguez hurled expletives toward pro-life students at Hunter College in Manhattan, telling them that it is “violent” to be opposed to women killing their unborn children, before shoving the materials on their table to the ground. “This is bullshit. This is violent. You’re triggering my students,” adjunct professor Shellyne Rodriguez told the pro-life students while their were tabling at Hunter College — a taxpayer-funded school that is part of the state’s CUNY system — earlier this month. Video of the incident was posted to social media by the pro-life organization Students for Life of America. Watch Below: PROFESSOR GONE WILD: Pro-abortion professor Shellyne Rodriquez curses at pro-life students and vandalizes table at Hunter College. pic.twitter.com/QNspuXB4KK — Students for Life of America (@StudentsforLife) May 17, 2023 “You’re not educating shit. This is fucking propaganda. What are you going to do, like, anti-trans next? Is that what … [Read more...] about ‘You’re Not Educating Sh*t:’ Hunter College Prof Melts Down over Pro-Life Student Display
Alliance Defending Freedom: Michigan State U. Prof Violated Students’ 1A Rights by Forcing Membership in Her Leftist Org
A Michigan State University (MSU) professor allegedly forced her 600 students to pay a $99 membership fee to join a leftist organization she allegedly controlled called The Rebellion Community, which supported Planned Parenthood amongst other causes, as a condition of participation in her class, according to a lawsuit filed by Alliance Defending Freedom. The court document says Amy Wisner, a professor of marketing at MSU’s College of Business, controlled The Rebellion Community and used the membership fees to support groups like Planned Parenthood and progressive causes dedicated to “dismantling oppressive systems,” according to a report by Fox News. (LOGAN CYRUS/Getty) “The Rebellion community is a safe place to coordinate our efforts to burn everything to the fucking ground,” Wisner wrote on social media, according to the documents. Now, attorneys for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) are representing students who say their money was used by their professor to engage in … [Read more...] about Alliance Defending Freedom: Michigan State U. Prof Violated Students’ 1A Rights by Forcing Membership in Her Leftist Org
Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he’s ready for his next act.
MIAMI — Eduardo Padrón left his hometown, Marianao, a hard-scrabble municipality in Havana, with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. He was 16, the son of a marketing director for a pharmaceutical company who was with his younger brother on a night flight to Miami. It was 1961. He and his brother, Ernesto, nearly 13, had only learned they were leaving the day before. Their parents, desperate to get the boys out of Cuba, had planned their departure for months but kept it secret for fear the Castro government would find out and not allow them to leave. “It was a nightmare," Padrón recalls. "I cried all night. I thought, what’s going to happen to me? I don’t know English. I don’t know anybody.” He had no time to say goodbye to his friends or relatives. But his parents promised that they would all be reunited soon and that someone would welcome the boys at the Miami airport. Nothing went as expected, and no one was waiting for them. But a woman named Rosa, who had been … [Read more...] about Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he’s ready for his next act.