Hate Messages at Oberlin Revealed to be Hoax by Obama-Supporting Leftist

students_at_oberlin_colleg_450A regular column dedicated to reporting on the slanted teaching, mis-administration and sheer insanity of our nation’s colleges and universities.

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• The perpetrators of a series of alleged bias incidents at Oberlin College have been caught—and one of them is a fervent leftist who helped organize a voting drive for President Obama and is a member of a group called Ithaca White Allies Against Structural Racism. The incidents, which included posting racist, anti-Semitic and antigay messages and graffiti around the campus and harassing a female student, sparked a one-day cancellation of classes so that students could attend a teach-in on the evils of racism and homophobia.

• Administrators at the University of Denver have refused calls by students and alumni to reinstate “Denver Boone,” a Daniel Boone-like figure who wears a coon-skin cap, as the University mascot on grounds that he doesn’t adequately represent the diverse student body at UD. “Boone was a polarizing figure that did not reflect the growing diversity of the UD community, but rather was an image that many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to as defining the pioneering spirit,” Chancellor Robert Coombe stated in a letter to the university community.

• Harvard University has hired former democratic mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, as a “visiting fellow” for the upcoming fall semester, despite numerous scandals surrounding Villaraigosa’s campaigns and time in office.  Among these blots on his record are the 31 ethics violations alleged by the Los Angeles Ethics Commission during his 2003 bid for City Council and his use of nearly half a million dollars in federal stimulus funds to refit the mayoral yacht.

• The president of Biola University, a private Christian school in Southern California, has issued an apology to pro-life nursing student Diana Jimenez who faced threats from a campus security guard when she attempted to display an image of an aborted fetus on campus.  The security guard had ordered Jimenez to leave campus grounds and stated that he could prevent her from attending her graduation the following week if she did not comply.

Further news from the campuses: 

How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year
[Michelle Malkin]

Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, “progressive” pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus “hate crimes” that scored international headlines in March. The blabbermouth academic administrators who helped fuel the hysteria are now running for cover.

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Coastal Carolina University Bans the Local Alternative Newspaper from Campus [TheFire.org]

It is generally accepted wisdom that colleges and universities stopped acting in loco parentis (in the place of parents) in the 1960s. But I’m beginning to wonder about that, given the latest campus attack on the First Amendment ostensibly to protect college students from bad influences.

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Conservative Professor Writes Devastating Response to Liberal Hater [The College Fix]

Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington recently received a note from a student informing him that he is “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” Adams’s response is, well, quite an entertaining read.

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Furor at U. of Sydney Over Photos of Student Vulvas [InsideHigherEd.com]

The University of Sydney is debating the censorship of the cover of a student newspaper — Honi Soit — which was forced to place black bars over portions of 18 photographs of students’ vulvas. The Student Representative Council, which publishes the paper, ordered the addition of the black bars, citing Australian laws on obscenity, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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Queer Feminism: White Supremacy, Colonialism, Contributed to Trayvon Martin Killing, Says Prof [CampusReform.org]

Capitalism and white supremacy both played roles in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a public university professor said last Thursday.

Dr. Erica R. Meiners, a professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University, made the remarks while speaking on a panel of self-described “queer feminist scholars.”

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Five Pillars of Islam Display Removed From Elementary School After Viral Photo Resulted in Nationwide Backlash [TheBlaze.com]

School administrators have removed a large, controversial illustration of the Five Pillars of Islam, after a picture of the display went viral over the weekend and drew unwanted attention to the school.

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North Carolina Becomes First State to Guarantee College Students’ Right to Attorney [TheFire.org]

RALEIGH, N.C., August 23, 2013—Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill granting public university students in the state facing non-academic disciplinary charges the right to an attorney. The law, which is the first of its kind nationwide, ensures that students attending the state’s public colleges and universities possess rights similar to those already enjoyed by North Carolina’s K–12 students under state law.

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NAACP, Dartmouth Administrators, to Regulate Future Frat Party Themes [CampusReform.org]

The National Association of Colored People (NAACP), Dartmouth College student groups, and administrators are working to implement policies that will prevent students from throwing parties with offensive themes.

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Daniel Boone-Like Mascot for Denver College Deemed Offensive by Administration [FoxNews.com]

Is a cartoon-like college mascot reminiscent of Daniel Boone — right down to the legendary coonskin cap — racist, sexist or otherwise offensive?
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Colleges Shouldn’t Suppress Students’ Speech, Thought [The Post Crescent]

The purpose of an educational institution is to cultivate thought, reason and the knowledge necessary to be a productive part of society.

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Calif. Governor Signs Transgender Bathroom Bill [FoxNews.com]

California has become the first state in the nation to allow boys and girls access to the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice — regardless of their gender.

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Professor Refuses Mandatory Sexual Harrassment Training [The College Fix]

Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University, rebuked his campus and all academic elite on college campuses in his latest syndicated column.

As usual, he did it with style and flair, explaining why he plans to refuse to submit to his school’s reportedly mandatory in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training.

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  • David Sabaj-Stahl

    Under the direction of former University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe, DU deployed an intricate series of abusive and torturous techniques designed to intimidate, harass and injure myself and others for the purpose of covering-up a scandal wherein upwards of a dozen DU students and 5 community volunteers were abused, injured and at times almost killed by the University of Denver.

    Many of those violations occurred within the academic and research prgrams of one Professor Ann Sher Simon PhD; Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver. Those persons participating in the scandal and its associated cover-up include DU Chair of Biological Sciences Joseph Angleson; DU Chair of the Biology Department Graudate COmmittee Scott Barbee; DU Dean Michael Keables; former DU Associate Provost of Research Cathryne Potter; DU Associate Provost of Graduate Studies Barbara Wilcots; DU Director of Equal Opportunity Kathryne Grove; former DU Director of Teaching & Learning Michael Katz; former DU Director of Teaching & Learning Julanna Gilbert; DU Director of Environmental Health & Safety Christopher Short; DU Counsel Paul Chan and former DU Chancellor Robert Coombe.

    DU Students & volunteers were forced to endure third-world-like sweatshop labor practices. So severe were these abuses, occurring over a three-year period, that many of my associates now refer to Dr. Anna Sher-Simon as “Sweatshop Simon”. Students and volunteers were forced to work 12+ hour days, often for weeks on end, in the blazing heat of the desert, with no days off. Students were forced to work while ill and injured, not allowed to seek out medical attention, and threatened with termination if they missed work due to illness or injury. Students were forced to defecate & urinate upon the ground, in close proximity to sleeping ajnd eating quarters. Students were forced to maintain pershiable foods in unsafe conditions, resulting in numerous cases of food poisoning. Students were forced to bathe and wash dishes in rivers receiving copious amounts of cattle feces. Students became ill with food poisoning and gerardiasis (Beaver Fever). One student was forced to work 12+ hour days, in the heat of the desert, while not eating during Ramadan. Students were forced to work 12+ hour days surrounded by wildfire, with no required protective gear, even after two of their worksites were incinerated and the US Army ordered their evacuation. Those students suffered permanent damage to their respiratory and circulatory systems.

    The University of Denver did nothing to assist, heal or compensate their victims. Instead, the University of Denver, under the direction of former DU Chancellor Robert Coombe, endeavored to cover-up the scandal. In addition to these indignities, Professor Anna Sher Simon plagiarized the published works of her graduate student, and submitted false data and conclusions to the United States Bureau of Land Management, The NAture Conservancy, and other conservation organizations. Anna Sher Simon and Denver University also confiscated data and work of a graduate student that was promised him for scholarly and publication purposes.

    The University of Denver & Anna Sher Simon PhD unfairly and unlawfully terminated me from my PhD program and employment as a means to facilitate the cover-up of this scandal. To this day, they continue to harass, intimidate and retaliate me by hiring private investigators to rifle through my private affairs; causing disruption of many personal relationships and also the decline of my health; requiring numerous hospitalizations.

    The University of Denver ripped me off in spades- as well as 11 other students. Many of us will pay with our lives due to the exposure to unsafe working conditions. Denver University has shirked its responsibility to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its most precious resource: THE STUDENT.