Sunday, January 26, 2020

MixedTimes - Tom Ciccotta

Notre Dame Faculty and Students Call for Reparations

Notre Dame Faculty and Students Call for Reparations

Students and professors at the University of Notre Dame held an event on Wednesday night to discuss the creation of a reparations fund for black and Native American communities.

Feds: U. of Kansas Prof. Funneled Research to Communist China

Feds: U. of Kansas Prof. Funneled Research to Communist China

Professor Feng Tao of the University of Kansas was charged by federal authorities with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for attempting to funnel publicly-funded research to the Chinese government.

Harvard Embraces Debunked 'Implicit Bias' Test that Labels You a Racist

Harvard Embraces Debunked 'Implicit Bias' Test that Labels You a Racist

A popular quiz on Harvard University's website was designed in 1998 by psychologists to determine a person's level of subconscious racism. Although the test has been thoroughly debunked by researchers since its introduction, it has remained a fixture of progressive activism.

Boeing Halts Production of Grounded 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing Halts Production of Grounded 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing has halted production on the troubled 737 Max fleet. Internal issues including software problems and questionable safety features with the 737 Max led to two crashes that took the lives of all passengers and crew on board.

Boeing Seeks $10 Billion Loan During 737 Max Crisis

Boeing Seeks $10 Billion Loan During 737 Max Crisis

Aircraft giant Boeing is now seeking $10 billion in loans in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis. The flawed 737 Max fleet suffered two fatal crashes that claimed the lives of all passengers and crew on board before being grounded by the FAA and other global air traffic authorities.

Feds: University of Florida Faculty Members Fed Research to China

Feds: University of Florida Faculty Members Fed Research to China

Four researchers were forced to resign from their positions at the University of Florida after a federal investigation revealed that foreign countries including China had exploited medical research at the university with the researchers' help.

Yale Commits $135 Million to Diversity Initiative

Yale Commits $135 Million to Diversity Initiative

Yale University announced recently that it is expanding its diversity spending over the next five years. The new plan includes a 70 percent increase in spending on a diversity initiative designed to create a more diverse faculty.

Student Demand Answers from Parents After College Admissions Bribe Scandal

Student Demand Answers from Parents After College Admissions Bribe Scandal

The children of those involved in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal now want answers from their parents. In one case highlighted by theWall Street Journal,Devin Sloane was arrested in connection with a bribe he made to have his son admitted to a top school, leaving his son wondering why his father didn't believe in him in the first place.

Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine

Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine

Two additional venues have canceled a lecture event featuring conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin. The event was first moved to the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine, after a local hotel to cancel the event as originally planned by a group of University of Maine students.

UCSB Workshop Helps Students Become Dorm 'Sex-Perts'

UCSB Workshop Helps Students Become Dorm 'Sex-Perts'

A workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara, aims to help students become an expert on sex. Students were encouraged to help their peers learn more about sex by becoming the "sex-pert" for their residence hall.

Dickinson College Students Vote to Ban Israeli Hummus

Dickinson College Students Vote to Ban Israeli Hummus

Dickinson College students voted recently to suspend the sale of Sabra brand hummus at campus dining facilities after student protesters linked the Israel-based company to the Israeli Defense Force.

WSJ: Social Justice Dogma Is Invading Science Disciplines

WSJ: Social Justice Dogma Is Invading Science Disciplines

A new column published in theWall Street Journalthis week makes the case that "social justice" dogmas are being adopted by the science faculty at American colleges and universities around the country.

Stanford PhD Student: 'Star Wars' Music Is Racist

Stanford PhD Student: 'Star Wars' Music Is Racist

In a recent column for the Washington Post,Stanford Ph.D. student Jeffrey Chen made the case thatthe Star Wars franchise "reinforces our prejudices" through its soundtrack.

World Universities Debating Championships Censors Debate on Hong Kong

World Universities Debating Championships Censors Debate on Hong Kong

The world's largest debate tournament, known as the World Universities Debating Championship, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, censored a debate on the topic of Hong Kong this week after a group of Chinese students protested the topic's inclusion by leaving the venue.

UNC Chapel Hill Prof: Free Speech Is 'Racist'

UNC Chapel Hill Prof: Free Speech Is 'Racist'

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Eric King Watts argued that "free speech" is "racist" in a recent lecture that took place on campus.

U. of Missouri to Settle Lawsuit by Giving Hillsdale College $4.7 Million

U. of Missouri to Settle Lawsuit by Giving Hillsdale College $4.7 Million

The University of Missouri announced this week that it will give conservative Hillsdale College a $4.7 million grant to honor the wishes of a libertarian donor. University alumnus Sherlock Hibbs donated a multi-million dollar sum to the University of Missouri in 2002 for the purpose of establishing a department dedicated to Austrian economics.

U. of Northern Iowa Student: 'Peanut Day' Is Discriminatory

U. of Northern Iowa Student: 'Peanut Day' Is Discriminatory

A student at the University of Northern Iowa filed a "bias incident" report complaint in response to "peanut day," an event put on by the university's dining hall to promote the nutrients in peanuts.

The Five Craziest College Stories of 2019

The Five Craziest College Stories of 2019

2019 was a crazy year at colleges and universities around the country. From teachers planning to remove "racism" in math to parents engaging in elaborate bribery scams to get their kids into the best schools, Breitbart Tech has assembled our top five craziest college stories of the year.

DOJ Moves Forward with Harvard Admissions Investigation

DOJ Moves Forward with Harvard Admissions Investigation

The DOJ is moving forward with its investigation into the Harvard University admissions office. Activist groups have accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants during the admissions process.

Facebook Blacklists Ads Aimed at 'Census Interference'

Facebook Blacklists Ads Aimed at 'Census Interference'

Facebook announced this week that they win ban any advertisements and user content that misleads users about the 2020 United States Census. Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley giant has labeled the plan its "census interference policy.

Federal Reserve Governor Blasts Facebook's Libra Currency

Federal Reserve Governor Blasts Facebook's Libra Currency

U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard strongly criticized Facebook's digital currency, Libra, on Wednesday. Brainard argued that Facebook's digital currency project will face numerous regulatory challenges before it could be considered viable for public use.

Ole Miss Prof. Wants Students Kicked Out of School for Microaggressions

Ole Miss Prof. Wants Students Kicked Out of School for Microaggressions

A professor at the University of Mississippi is calling for stronger punishment for students that commit microaggressions on campus. The professor, Kirk Johnson, even suggested that students reported to the school's "bias incident" report system should face criminal penalties.

New Orleans Declares State of Emergency After Cyberattack

New Orleans Declares State of Emergency After Cyberattack

New Orleans city computer went offline on Sunday after suffering a cyberattack. City employees were instructed to shut down their computers to prevent further data breaches as IT security personnel worked to regain control of the system.

Florida Will Require All High School Students to Take Civics Course

Florida Will Require All High School Students to Take Civics Course

Florida high school students will likely be required to take a civics course in order to graduate. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was behind the push to mandate that Florida students have a basic civics education, and a bill mandating civics education is advancing through the state government.

Tesla Loses Third General Counsel in One Year

Tesla Loses Third General Counsel in One Year

Tesla announced this week that General Counsel Jonathan Cheng will be leaving the company. Cheng is the third Tesla general counsel to leave the company in 2019 alone.

Yale Spends $85 Million on Faculty Diversity Initiative

Yale Spends $85 Million on Faculty Diversity Initiative

Yale University announced this week that the institution will spend $85 million on diversity initiatives in the upcoming year. The decision is basedon the argument that "diversity" must be incorporated in every part of the institution.

Yale Professor: There Is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty

Yale Professor: There Is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty

Yale Professor David Gelernter told the institution's newspaper last week there is very little political diversity amongst faculty members at the prestigious Ivy League university. According to Gelernter, increasing Yale's political diversity would make it stand as the "one intellectually serious elite university in the country.

Prof. Jonathan Turley Claims Harassment After Testifying at Impeachment Hearing

Prof. Jonathan Turley Claims Harassment After Testifying at Impeachment Hearing

Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School claims that he received threatening messages after his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week. Turley was the only law professor on a panel that argued against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Survey: Almost Half of Conservative Students Claim Their Profs Rant Against Donald Trump

Survey: Almost Half of Conservative Students Claim Their Profs Rant Against Donald Trump

A new survey suggests that professors at American colleges and universities are frequently using their classrooms to rant against President Donald Trump. The survey polled over 1,000 conservative college students around the country, finding that almost 50 percent had experienced anti-Trump rants in the classroom.

NYU Shanghai Adds Pro-Communist Class at Chinese Government's Request

NYU Shanghai Adds Pro-Communist Class at Chinese Government's Request

New York University-Shanghai has introduced a pro-communist "civil education" course at the request of the Chinese government. As part of the class students will take trips to visit memorials for those that died defending China's communist party.

Cornell Teaching Assistant: Conservatives Support Child Molestation

Cornell Teaching Assistant: Conservatives Support Child Molestation

A teaching assistant at Cornell University accused right-wingers of supporting the sexual abuse of children. The accusation was made in the context of a larger criticism of a decision to host former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) on campus.

Cornell Teaching Assistant: Conservatives Support Child Molestation

Cornell Teaching Assistant: Conservatives Support Child Molestation

A teaching assistant at Cornell University accused right-wingers of supporting the sexual abuse of children. The accusation was made in the context of a larger criticism of a decision to host former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) on campus.

Lori Loughlin's Daughter Wants to 'Move On' from College Bribery Scandal

Lori Loughlin's Daughter Wants to 'Move On' from College Bribery Scandal

Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, posted a video to YouTube on Sunday in which she suggested that she wants to "move on"from the college bribery scandal. Loughlin is currently facing years in prison for her alleged decision to bribe the University of Southern California in exchange for admission for her two daughters.

60% of 2020 Rhodes Scholarships Awarded to Leftist Activists

60% of 2020 Rhodes Scholarships Awarded to Leftist Activists

The next slate of Rhodes Scholars is overwhelmingly involved with various forms of progressive activism in the United States. Almost 60 percent specifically mention their leftist activism in their biographies.