Sunday, September 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Tom Ciccotta

Chick-fil-A Has Doubled Its Sales Despite Increased Protests

Chick-fil-A Has Doubled Its Sales Despite Increased Protests

Although protests against Chick-fil-A have popped up on campuses and in cities around the country this year, the chain has more than doubled its sales in recent years, reaching $10.5 billion in sales and adding 700 new locations.

Medical Records for Millions of Americans Are Online and Unprotected

Medical Records for Millions of Americans Are Online and Unprotected

A new report claims that confidential medical records for millions of Americans are publicly accessible online on unprotected servers. 187 public servers containing confidential medical records did not even have a password in place.

Former Dean: Med School Is About Social Justice Not Treating Illnesses

Former Dean: Med School Is About Social Justice Not Treating Illnesses

Former University of Pennsylvania Medical School Associate Dean Stanley Goldfarb published a column in theWall Street Journal last week which made the case that medical schools are more focused on "social justice" than they are on treating illnesses.

Ohio State Trademark Application for Word 'The' Rejected

Ohio State Trademark Application for Word 'The' Rejected

Ohio State University had its trademark application for the word "the" rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. The main reason appears to be the university's choice of font size.

Purdue University Faculty Wants Chick-fil-A Banned from Campus

Purdue University Faculty Wants Chick-fil-A Banned from Campus

The faculty at Purdue University are pushing back against a proposal to install a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. Professors have drafted a measure that would restrict the university's ability to do business with companies they deem to not uphold "social justice" values.

Northeastern Illinois University Students 'Fear' Sean Spicer's Visit to Campus

Northeastern Illinois University Students 'Fear' Sean Spicer's Visit to Campus

Students at Northeastern Illinois University claimed that they "fear" a scheduled campus visit from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. According to the student's Facebook post, the school is creating a "home" for "white nationalism" by allowing Spicer to speak.

Poll: 73 Percent of GOP Students Self-Censor to Protect Grades

Poll: 73 Percent of GOP Students Self-Censor to Protect Grades

A new poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of conservative college students self-censor in the classroom in order to protect their grades. 73 percent of students self-identified as "strong Republican" censor their beliefs in class fearing backlash from leftist professors.

Amazon Claims It Will Stop Swiping Delivery Driver Tips

Amazon Claims It Will Stop Swiping Delivery Driver Tips

Amazon announced this week that it will end an exploitative tipping practice that counts customer tips towards a driver's base pay. The e-commerce giant says that drivers will now receive 100 percent of all tips as opposed to those tips going at least partially to Jeff Bezos' bottom line.

Report: Lori Loughlin Thought All Rich People Bribed Colleges

Report: Lori Loughlin Thought All Rich People Bribed Colleges

A new report suggests that Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin refused to plead guilty for her alleged role in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal because she thought that all rich people bribed colleges in exchange for their children's admission.

Report: Flawed Essay Scoring Algorithms Adopted by Exam Makers

Report: Flawed Essay Scoring Algorithms Adopted by Exam Makers

According to a report by Motherboard, a flawed electronic essay scoring algorithm has been adopted by several states. Experts say the algorithms stress the ability to write in whole sentences, not creative or insightful thinking by students.

New Jersey School Official: Let Them Eat Tuna Fish

New Jersey School Official: Let Them Eat Tuna Fish

An assistant superintendent of a New Jersey school district has proposed a new policy that would withhold school lunches from students that have a $20 or greater lunch debt, and restrict students with $10 of debt to a tuna fish sandwich.

SUNY Women's Studies Staffer: Milking Cows Is 'Sexual Assault'

SUNY Women's Studies Staffer: Milking Cows Is 'Sexual Assault'

A new research paper published last week by a staff member of the women's studies department at SUNY Brockport makes the case that the dairy industry's production process involves the "rape" and "sexual assault" of cows.

Former Johns Hopkins Professor: Colleges Demonize White Men

Former Johns Hopkins Professor: Colleges Demonize White Men

Former Johns Hopkins Professor Daniel Povey argued in a blog post this week that many American colleges demonize white men. Povey may not find his future career to be more welcoming to ideological diversity— he has accepted a position at Facebook.

U of Georgia Hosts 'Healthy Masculinity' Event

U of Georgia Hosts 'Healthy Masculinity' Event

The University of Georgia is hosting a "Taco'bout it Tuesday" event that encourages male student to reflect on their masculinity. The university claims its goal is to "provide a supportive space for male-identified students to engage in critical thought" about topics like "the aesthetics of manhood," while also stating that "gender is a social construct.

Report: Google's 'Respectful Code' Policy Censors Politically Incorrect Terms

Report: Google's 'Respectful Code' Policy Censors Politically Incorrect Terms

A new report suggests that Google will adopt a "respectful code" policy that will eliminate politically incorrect terms used at the company in its programming. The new policy bans common programming terminology like "master and slave," widely found in both software and hardware, to fight the "harmful effects of bias and discrimination.

Anti-Trump Hampshire College Struggles to Enroll Students

Anti-Trump Hampshire College Struggles to Enroll Students

A small college in Massachusetts known for its opposition to President Donald Trump is fighting to keep its doors open with dwindling enrollment — including an incoming freshman class of 15 students.

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