The Towerlight » YWC speaks out for ‘silent majority’


YWC speaks out for ‘silent majority’ 14 September 2011 By Matthew Heimbach, President of Youth for Western Civilization 3 Comments I was surprised upon opening Monday’s edition of The Towerlight to find that, unbeknownst to me, my student organization had been officially labeled as a hate group. Indeed, it seems that even the Southern Poverty [...]

California Universities’ Diversity Machine Under Fire | FOX 11 News


California Universities’ Diversity Machine Under Fire Money well spent or a waste? Reporter: Jeff Michael Posted Los Angeles – California universities have gutted programs and hiked tuition in this tough economy, but they’re not touching what critics call their “Diversity Machine”… staff and programs dedicated to campus multi-culturalism. We’ve found diversity staffing is expanding and [...]

Campus Freedom, AAUP-Style


Campus Freedom, AAUP-Style Posted by KC Johnson The American Association of University Professors has now issued its final report on “Ensuring Academic Freedom in Politically Controversial Academic Personnel groups.”) The basic principle is as unobjectionable as it is admirable: professors should not be hired, fired, or disciplined on the basis of their political beliefs. Yet [...]

The Left-Leaning Tower – NYTimes.com


The Left-Leaning Tower By JOHN TIERNEY Why are conservatives such a minority at so many graduate schools? Conservatives like to blame liberal bias. Liberals like other explanations. One — the most tactful hypothesis — is that conservatives just aren’t interested in academic careers. Another — the most smug hypothesis — is that conservatives are just [...]

YIISA’s Fate and the Corruption of the Peer-Review Process


July 6, 2011 YIISA’s Fate and the Corruption of the Peer-Review Process Posted by KC Johnson Jamie Kirchick pens what’s likely to be the definitive account of Yale’s controversial decision to terminate the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA). Kirchick convincingly demonstrates how a toxic combination of anti-Israel sentiments from some key [...]

Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail – The Daily Iowan


Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail BY NINA EARNEST | APRIL 22, 2011 A University of Iowa professor who sent a vulgar e-mail to members of the UI College Republicans has seen an outpouring of negative e-mails from students, graduates, and community members. UI anthropology/women’s studies Professor Ellen Lewin has received more than [...]

The Institute for Jewish and Community Research | Feds Open Anti-Semitism Investigation at UC-Santa Cruz


Feds Open Anti-Semitism Investigation at UC-Santa Cruz Complaint Alleges Pervasive Hostile Environment San Francisco, March 15, 2011 – The Institute for Jewish & Community Research IJCR announces that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights OCR has opened a major investigation into anti-Semitism claims at the University of California Santa Cruz. Lecturer Tammi [...]

Arutz Sheva – IsraelNationalNews.com


Jewish Student Sues UC Berkeley over Muslim Assault By Maayana Miskin–Israelnationalnews.com A Jewish student at the University of California at Berkeley who was attacked by a Muslim student last year has filed suit against UC Berkeley for failing to provide a safe atmosphere. In her suit, 21-year-old Jessica Felber alleges that UC Berkeley did not [...]

Penn State Students Protest Presidential Energy Policies


For Immediate Release State College, PA—February 2, 2011 Penn State students will gather for a “Rally for Affordable Energy” in protest against the elitist energy policies of the current administration, this Thursday, February 3, from 9:00 to 2:00, in front of Rec Hall on Penn State’s University Park Campus. The protest is being led by [...]

Greg Lukianoff: The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech


The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech U.S. News can tell you which colleges and universities are ranked the “best,” but what about your right to express yourself on campus? A critical part of the college experience is grappling with ideas that you might not agree with or that might even offend you. In fact, [...]