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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How Nine Universities Pander To Radical Groups.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University employees steal bundles of campus newspaper to stop ‘bad publicity’ on Welcome Day.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Law Schools Clamber To Raise Bar Pass Rates. “Law.com analyzed the bar pass rates reported by schools to the American Bar Association between 2013 and 2017—the 2018 results aren’t yet available—and found that 35 of the 203 ABA-accredited law schools had pass rates decreases of more than 20 percent in those four years. Further, 42 of the ABA-accredited law schools saw their pass rate fall anywhere from 10 to 20 percent. There is plenty of debate about why pass rates have fallen, but most experts agree that the 36-percent decline in law school applicants between 2010 and 2016 played a major role. Many schools dipped deeper into their applicant pool and enrolled students with lower LSAT scores and undergraduate grades. Other elements such changing law school pedagogy and the rise of online bar exam preparation are also at play, they say.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them. Student loans aren’t a subsidy for students. They’re a subsidy to the academic class, and mostly to administrators.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Ohio State University Salaries Exposed: More Than 5,000 Employees Made Six-Figures or Higher While More Than a Dozen Top $1 Million. What’s really shocking is that the university has nearly 50,000 employees.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Big Money, No Debt: The Blunt New Pitch for Blue-Collar Workers.

SAD: Storm Clouds Over Tulsa: Inside the academic destruction of a proud private university.

A Harvard Business School professor recently predicted that up to half of all American colleges and universities will go bankrupt in the next ten to 15 years. While this may be a worst-case scenario, universities have for years been offering an increasingly inferior product at unsustainably high prices to an ever-more skeptical group of prospective students. Many institutions below the top tier are scrambling to respond to the collapse of the higher-education bubble by jettisoning the liberal arts and pumping up the practical ones: health care, computer science, business, and other technical fields that promise to yield jobs immediately after graduation. This approach has been employed in a particularly crude and short-sighted manner at the University of Tulsa, where a new administration has turned a once-vibrant academic institution with a $1.1 billion endowment and a national reputation in core liberal arts subjects into a glorified trade school with a social-justice agenda. Our story is worth telling, because we have been hit by a perfect storm of trends currently tearing through the American academy: the confident ignorance of administrators, the infantilization of students, the policing of faculty, the replacement of thinking with ideological jargon, and the corporatization of education.

There’s a lot of that going around. But if you’re going to be a trade school be a real one, without a social justice agenda.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Penn makes conservative students pay security fees to protect Candace Owens from empty threats.

As always, IowaHawk nailed it:

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: The Big Fail: Why Bar Pass Rates Have Sunk To Record Lows. It’s mostly due to the decline in credentials of incoming law students, but there’s also the absence of Prof. Kingsfield: “The way we used to teach wasn’t as good for caring for the student, but it made sure you could take a closed-book exam.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Go to a Cheap College — or None at All.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, RULE OF LAW IS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE EDITION: Michigan State apparently ignored 2018 federal court ruling on due process until student sued.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How America’s College-Closure Crisis Leaves Families Devastated.

If only there had been some sort of warning.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Here’s the stunning percentage of Millennials who regret taking a loan for college. 42 percent.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Suspect in Michael Knowles UMKC assault identified, faces multiple charges.

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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Pennsylvania Colleges Given Grim Warning On Enrollments.

If only there had been some sort of warning.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Is there a No Republicans Need Apply sign in Academia? Yes. Next question?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Berkeley teacher/Antifa leader ordered to pay $20,000 for withholding public records of her activism.

Last year Yvette Felarca was ordered to pay $11,000 to the former president of the University of California-Berkeley College Republicans for filing a bad-faith restraining order against him.

She’s best known for her documented assault of a man at a white nationalist rally in 2016, for which she’s facing a felony charge in Sacramento.

This year, the Berkeley public school teacher and Antifa leader has been ordered to pay even more to a conservative legal organization for withholding public records it sought under state law. . . .

Chhabria, an Obama administration appointee, was just getting started.

He said Felarca and her colleagues Lori Nixon and Larry Stefl made claims “premised on the obviously baseless assumption that the First Amendment condemns the ‘alt-right’ while condoning the ideological missions of their own organizations.” They are active in the radical group By Any Means Necessary.

Congrats to Judicial Watch for making her pay.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, NOBODY PAYS BUT YOU EDITION: VIDEO: Eighteen states offer in-state tuition for illegals…and legal resident students are NOT happy about that.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: We Will Never Fix Campus Indoctrination Until We Cut College Subsidies.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College promotes men’s cuddling group to ‘redefine masculinity.’ Because “traditional masculinity” is toxic.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Elite universities sitting on huge endowments tax-free that could be used to help students.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UCLA event compares communist dictator Che Guevara to Jesus. To be fair, Che wasn’t really a dictator, just a dictator’s henchman.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student files bias complaint against dorm roommate for watching Ben Shapiro video.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CULTURE OF CORRUPTION EDITION: Harvard now embroiled in its own admissions scandal as it launches probe of fencing coach.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: NY college pres.: ‘A campus is not the place for free speech.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Many Private Colleges Are In Trouble. “But the real challenge facing many colleges and universities at the moment is that their business model is fundamentally broken. ‘Business model’ isn’t a popular phrase in higher education, either, but all colleges have one. When we use the term, we are referring to the revenue that an institution must take in to support the resources and processes it uses to deliver on its value proposition. Many colleges and universities are increasingly unable to bring in enough revenue to cover their costs.”

If only there had been some kind of warning.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: One Small College Will Close; Another Slashes Programs.

If only there had been some sort of warning.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal.

It is harder than ever to get into a top-tier college. That was the message this week as several of the nation’s most selective universities trumpeted the news that they had record numbers of applicants — and record low admission rates.

But the news was also troubling for many parents and students in the wake of a vast cheating scandal, in which federal investigators charged dozens of parents this month in a scheme to buy their children’s way into college.

In some ways, the cutthroat admission rates — and the image of exclusivity that comes with them — point to why those parents, several of whom appeared in federal court in Boston on Friday, were said to have bribed coaches and athletic directors to game an increasingly restrictive system.

“There’s a vicious cycle that fuels admission angst and spawns desperation,” said Sally Rubenstone, senior contributor to College Confidential, an online admissions forum. “Each year as elite-college acceptance rates get smaller, students apply to longer and longer lists of colleges to maximize their chances of good news.”

Related: To Reduce Inequality, Abolish The Ivy League.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, COVERUP EDITION: UCLA sued for hiding public records on disruption of Trump official’s speech.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A Mole Hunt for Diversity ‘Bias’ at Villanova: An atmosphere of fear-imposed silence makes it impossible to achieve a real liberal-arts education.

Last fall we were notified by the Villanova administration that new “diversity and inclusion” questions would be added to the course and teaching evaluations that students fill out each semester. In addition to the standard questions about the intellectual worth of the course and the quality of instruction, students are now being asked heavily politicized questions such as whether the instructor has demonstrated “cultural awareness” or created an “environment free of bias based on individual differences or social identities.”

In short, students are being asked to rate professors according to their perceived agreement with progressive political opinion on bias and identity. Students are also invited to “comment on the instructor’s sensitivity to the diversity of the students in the class.” Professors are rated on their “sensitivity” to a student’s “biological sex, disability, gender identity, national origin, political viewpoint, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.” The “etc.” in particular seems like an ominous catchall, as if the sole principle of sound teaching has become “that no student shall be offended.” . . .

The larger implications are even more disturbing. The new evaluations will allow a professor’s professional performance to be recast as a human resources or even a legal problem. Think about it: You can’t fire a professor for being conservative, but you certainly can fire him for creating a “hostile work environment.” At a minimum, all charges of insensitivity, injustice and bigotry will become part of the faculty’s permanent record. How long will it be before professors cease to challenge their students for fear of losing their careers and livelihoods?

Sounds like it may put Villanova at risk to lose funding under President Trump’s new executive order. Someone should tell the Department of Education.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: This Wake Forest student said her offended peers ‘need to grow up.’ She got death threats.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: When it Comes to Diversity Statements, Only Liberals Allowed to Apply.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, MOB RULE EDITION: Protesters at Beloit College shut down speaker at Young Americans for Freedom event.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Hiwassee College to close after 170 years due to financial reasons.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Cornell Political Union admits it succumbed to heckler’s veto in disinviting black Christian speaker.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Lehigh University is getting sued by a professor who claims the school ignored years of another professor’s sexual harassment in an effort not to appear racist.

The lawsuit claims that the university did not take immediate action when it was made privy to Peterson’s alleged harassment due to Peterson’s race. It says that Lehigh was “highly sensitive” to the appearance of racial bias because of its “racially biased history,” including an investigation of potential racial bias at the school by the Office of Civil Rights.

Due to this sensitivity, the university “deliberately delayed” in taking action against Peterson following its awareness of sexual harassment allegations because “Peterson had every incentive to smear the inquiry as racially motivated” and the university wished to avoid being “accused of racial bias.”

Sad.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, FREE SPEECH EDITION: Think things are bad at Berkeley? Here’s why I’m suing UIllinois.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them: A professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘They will eat you alive.’ “Students who can’t get into elite schools through the front door based on academic merit don’t change once they’re in class. They can’t do the work, and are generally uninterested in gaining the skills they need in order to do well. . . . Every unqualified student admitted to an elite university ends up devouring hugely disproportionate amounts of faculty time and resources that rightfully belong to all the students in class. By monopolizing faculty time to help compensate for their lack of necessary academic skills, unqualified students can also derail faculty research that could benefit everyone, outside the university as well as within it. To save themselves and their careers, many of my colleagues have decided that it is no longer worth it to uphold high expectations in the classroom. ‘Lower your standards,’ they advise new colleagues. ‘The fight isn’t worth it, and the administration won’t back you up if you try.'”

At an ‘elite’ university. . . . “The author requested anonymity to protect against administrative repercussions.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Duke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct.

Plus, if you’re working at a university and have knowledge of fraud, take note: “The allegations were originally brought in a lawsuit filed by Joseph Thomas, a former Duke employee, under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act, which permit private individuals to sue on behalf of the government and share in any recovery. The Act permits the government to intervene in and take over the whistleblower’s suit, or, as in this case, for the whistleblower to pursue the action on the government’s behalf. Mr. Thomas will receive $33,750,000 from the settlement.” Nearly 34 million. Not bad.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Trump’s fight for campus justice is only beginning. “It’s going to be fun to watch the critics on the left turn themselves in circles about this. These were the people who 50 years ago defended free-speech rights on campus when professors were asked to sign loyalty oaths. That’s against the First Amendment, they said. But when the shoe is on the other foot, when the same people became deans and professors, they turned around to silence conservative voices. Now I’m waiting to hear them tell us that there’s a First Amendment problem with Trump’s executive order, that if you take the time to understand things through the proper social justice prism, the First Amendment really bans free speech.”

You won’t have to wait long.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SNITCHES-GET-STITCHES EDITION: University threatens ‘disciplinary action’ against faculty for anonymous comments to media.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Black conservative fellow of University of California’s free speech center says it’s a sham.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At the University of Florida, it’s par for the course for conservative speech to be censored or silenced.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Subsidized privilege: The real scandal of American universities.

Related: To Reduce Inequality, Abolish The Ivy League.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: University Of Akron Excludes Law School (‘Strategic Investment Area’) From Buy-Outs Offered To 47% Of Faculty.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Conservative students told by police to stop tabling.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: 3rd Circuit Upholds University Of Pittsburgh’s Right To Cut Tenured Prof’s Salary By 20% Due To Poor Student Evaluations, ‘Stagnant’ Research Agenda.

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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: I know college admissions offices from the inside — schools basically sign off on scandal.

Admissions officers and deans of admissions appeared to be the victims in this case. That is hard to believe. After years of working in an Ivy League admissions office where I handled the recruited athletes’ applications and being a dean of admissions at a small liberal arts college, I know better.

No matter how much influence the indicted individuals had, we are overlooking the fact that none of them signed off on admissions decisions. Every single student who was admitted under false pretenses received their offer from the admissions office signed by the dean or another high-ranking member of the staff.

Let’s be clear: It is the responsibility of the admissions office to verify applicants, their applications and their viability to succeed at the institution.

Let them set an SAT/GPA lower bound, then admit by random lottery from among applicants above that. For fairness and diversity!

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Naomi Schaefer Riley: College admissions need to have some kind of transparency.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘Whiteness continues to be a crucial problem in our English department.’

MICHIGAN IS TAKING “THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE” FAR TOO LITERALLY: “Popping balloons reportedly triggered an active shooter warning on University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus Saturday.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE, CULTURE OF CORRUPTION EDITION: Behind the bribery: US university admissions favor the rich.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Ocasio-Cortez’s ignorance proves admissions fraud is the symptom, not cause, of America’s education crisis. “In 2017, Yale changed its course requirements such that an English major may now graduate without ever having read Shakespeare. A 2007 survey from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute showed that college students graduate with less knowledge of history, politics, and economics than they had before they entered. The admissions scam succeeded for so long because everyone knew once the sub-par students made it into these schools they were unlikely to encounter any real scholarly rigor.”

Notice that no one is bribing their unqualified kids’ way into CalTech.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SECESSION EDITION: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: UC-Berkeley spox doesn’t rule out violence if Trump visits Berkeley.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: There’s a Larger Lie Beyond the College Admissions Bribery Case. “The admissions scandal is an opportunity to separate the lofty mythology of college from the sordid reality. Despite the grand aspirations that students avow on their admission essays, their overriding goal is not enlightenment, but status. . . . Though we casually talk about our ‘institutions of higher learning,’ little learning is going on.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College no longer a value proposition, why not just learn a trade?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Universities have created a generation of intolerant white liberals. Here’s how.

ALL IS PROCEEDING AS I HAVE FORESEEN: White House Might Put Colleges on the Hook for Student Loans: Executive order under consideration would require schools to take financial stake when students don’t repay.

The White House is weighing a measure that would require colleges and universities to take a financial stake in their students’ ability to repay government loans, an effort that could squeeze loan availability to students and reduce defaults.

For several months, Trump administration officials have been discussing enacting such a mechanism or making a push for one in Congress as part of a broader effort to combat rising college costs.

In the administration’s budget proposal released Monday, officials made brief mention of a “request to create an educational finance system that requires postsecondary institutions that accept taxpayer funds to have skin in the game through a student loan risk-sharing program.”

Such a proposal could be included in a coming executive order addressing higher education, several officials said.

You heard it here first. Though remember this? Senate Democrats push for colleges to have “skin in the game” on student loan defaults. “In a call with reporters, Senators Richard Durbin of Illlinois, Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts highlighted a package of new and existing proposals aimed at reducing the burden of student debt. Durbin acknowledged that the senators had had ‘limited success’ in getting Republican support for the measures, but said they will be a centerpiece of the Democratic agenda in the Senate in 2014. One of the more controversial new proposals, to be introduced by Reed, would require colleges with high student loan default rates to pay a penalty to the government that is proportional to the defaulted debt.”

So Trump can honestly say this is an idea with bipartisan support.

Flashback: “Up until now, the loan guarantees have meant that colleges, like the writers of subprime mortgages a few years ago, got their money up front, with any problems in payment falling on someone else. Make defaults expensive to colleges, and they’ll become much more careful about how much they lend and what kinds of programs they offer.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, WTF? EDITION: Actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges.

According to the documents, a total of 50 people were charged, including the actresses, chief executives, college coaches and other prominent people, in the nationwide college admissions cheating scam.

Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren’t.

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

What this tells you is how (overly) important a college degree is in our society.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College RA training guide: ‘Make America Great Again’ example of white supremacy.

Universities became Democrat super-PACs so gradually that — oh, who am I kidding, everyone noticed.

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE, but Mitch Daniels is doing something about it.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Bias report filed against professor for defending Brett Kavanaugh.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Professor says she plays “chicken” with men while walking to empower women. “The idea of patriarchy chicken is as follows: by refusing to move out of the way to avoid collision with men going in the opposite direction, women are somehow empowering themselves.”

It might be more aptly renamed “presuming on chivalry.” But then, “feminists” do that a lot.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Gonzaga goes out of its way to fund illegal immigrant scholarships.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: America’s Disappearing Private Colleges.

If only there had been some sort of warning.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, BS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION EDITION: ‘Hawaiian Day’ party flooded by cultural controversy wave.

According to the Argus Leader, a student submitted an essay to the USD law school administration, who then advised the Student Bar Association to change the name of the event. “It was determined that these are culturally insensitive by the administration after doing research based off of the essay written by the initial complainant”

The SBA changed the name of the event to “Beach Day” and then sent a message to their members stating that the dress code would still be the same, which was floral shirts and leis, according to the report. A second message followed, however, stating that the leis would no longer be part of the event due to complaints by the law school administration surrounding the inclusiveness of the leis.

USD’s Director of Marketing Communications and University Relations Michelle Cwach said to the newspaper that the interim law school administration advised the SBA not to hand out leis because it could be seen as inappropriate, given it is an item of cultural significance.

Sad and silly.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, GENDER-GAP EDITION: Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace. “The negative impact of low levels of education on work rates is significant – and essentially the same for men and women. The employment rate among young adult women with just a high school diploma has dropped by 8.9 percentage points. For men of the same age group, the fall is 9.6 percentage points. Since there are more men with less education, this explains some of the gender difference in employment rate changes. But it is actually among the better educated that the gender gap emerges. Among those aged 25-34 with a college degree, the male employment rate has dropped twice that of women.”

Plus: “Is it possible that today’s young men are suffering from a malaise created by current societal norms?”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A University of Michigan professor filed a Title IX complaint against Wayne State University. The complaint specifically takes issue with a summer event called “Black Girls Code.” “The professor, Mark Perry, alleges the event only allows girls from 13-17 which violates the Title IX policy.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: American University will up its diversity spending by $1 million in 2019 to $61 million.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CULTURE OF RACISM EDITION: Ivy League offers ‘free’ ski trip…but not for whites.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: School helps students ‘nurture feminist masculinities’ during ‘Masculinities Month.’ Sounds like a hostile educational environment for male students to me.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Syracuse U: U.S. Constitution is ‘exclusionary’ to some students.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CULTURE OF SEXISM EDITION: Colleges are now dominated by women, creating an ‘education gap’ afflicting men. Luckily, “gaps” are only bad when they hurt women.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UF Valentine’s Day ‘Consent Fair’: ‘We all’ ‘contribute to rape culture.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: VIDEO: GW students say ‘Colonials’ mascot too offensive.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Cal State slams the brakes on Title IX proceedings after courts repeatedly rule against universities.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, WHAT ARE THEY HIDING EDITION: How Virginia shields university presidents from public oversight.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Arizona State students, faculty ‘intimidated’ by posters featuring Covington HS’s Nick Sandmann.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Anti-Israel internship can get you credit at Syracuse.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Hampshire College announces layoffs. With more to come: “Nelson added that another workforce reduction will be needed this semester and those announcements will come on or near April 1.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Moody’s Continues New York Law School’s Negative Financial Outlook, Citing Its 26% Operating Deficit.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Campus Rape Culture That Never Was.

The discussion of sexual violence on campus takes place within a hegemonic feminist ideology that monopolizes academic and policy discourse in Western societies. There is no alternative discourse at the present time, no non-feminist model of society to which to refer. What little criticism of feminist ideology exists rests not on a masculinist ideology, which does not exist, or an egalitarian ideology, which has virtually no support, but solely on empirical grounds, and there are few taking that stand against feminism.

Feminist professors have made “rape culture” and “toxic masculinity” central pillars of their teaching and “research.” Feminist researchers tend to be highly tendentious, their work proving the feminist truths that they began with. Feminist academics are not empirically inclined; they are not trying to discover unknown aspects of life. Rather, they engage in research to confirm and promote feminist truth. They are first and foremost advocates of females and their work aims to advance the position of females at the expense of males.

Who benefits from the campus rape hysteria? Third wave feminism faced a decline in support due to success in reaching feminist political, educational, and employment goals. Young women benefitting from access to the wider society and not feeling restricted did not see the need for feminist militancy. Faced with the loss of group solidarity, what could feminists do? The answer is as old as politics: find a threatening enemy to scare members back into the fold.

Yeah pretty much.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk? Proper response: Fuck off, bigot.

But this more nuanced response from the comments is good: “It’s not often that racist and sexist thoughts are married so well on the page, so kudos to the writer for creating this perfect storm of hate. Who will get space next on the editorial pages of The Dickinsonian? A Klansman? A gleeful misogynist?” And I’m happy to say that that’s the general tenor.

Meanwhile, a friend on Facebook observes: “Ever notice that in every discussion of girls vs boys it is: How we can encourage girls. vs How we can correct boys. Or Girls ‘kick ass’ and boys are ‘toxic.’ Notably even in cases where Genderists claim to care about boys it is about fixing their problematic nature. If boys fare poorly it is because their failings, not because of the failings of those to whom their care was entrusted. At this point it is fairly obvious. But the post-mortem analysis of the effects of Genderism will astound in the coming decades. It will make the Catholic Priest child abuse scandals pale in comparison.”

Related: Tell The Social Justice Warrior Mobs To Go Pound Sand.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Sexual misconduct investigator may have fabricated confession in Fresno State case.

Higher education is an anti-male space.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM EDITION: Jordan Peterson, dozens of academics support complaint alleging Ivy League anti-male bias.

Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychology professor signed onto a Title IX legal complaint against Ivy League school Cornell University claiming anti-male bias.

University of Southern California Ph.D. student Kursat Christoff Pekgoz filed the complaint and more than 185 professors, scholars, and activists signed onto it. The complaint alleges instances of anti-male bias by Cornell, according to documents obtained by Campus Reform.

The 28-page-long document, which was sent to the Department of Justice and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, includes a “List of Exclusionary Programs” at Cornell. Pekgoz claims these programs discriminate against men. The complaint is predicated mainly on the fact that there are no male-only programs at Cornell, compared to a significant number of university-sponsored female-only programs.

“There are no male-only programs operative at Cornell University which can balance the female-only programs listed herein,” the complaint states. For example, the complaint includes the Cornell Women’s Resource Center as alleged evidence of anti-male bias, alleges that the center violates Title IX, and states that there is not an equivalent “Men’s Resource Center” at Cornell. Additionally, the complaint takes issue with the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, stating that there is no comparable Men’s Health Center at the university.

“There is no equivalent program at Cornell University which focuses on the cardiological needs of men. This is despite the fact that men are twice more likely to have heart attacks through life than women. Also, men are more susceptible to heart diseases than women,” the complaint says, referencing Weill Cornell Medicine, which it says funds or endorses the Women’s Heart Program.

Pekgoz’s complaint also alleges that Cornell violates Title IX by endorsing 390 scholarships on its website, all of which are only open to women.

“There is no rational basis for this endorsement,” the complaint says. “Title IX prohibits an institution from even listing external programs which are discriminatory. The overall effect is clearly discriminatory, given the massive number of female-only scholarships endorsed for the female majority.”

If the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights thinks the complaint has any merit, it will open a formal investigation into the school.

I hope it does decide to look into this.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Now it’s not just rape and skyrocketing tuition to worry about, it’s also soaring rates of mental illness among college students. “We are seeing an epidemic of mental illness on college campuses across the country. According to national data, 40% of undergraduate students have felt so depressed within the past year that it’s been difficult for them to function, 10% have seriously considered suicide, and these numbers are higher than the numbers for kids and young adults of the same age who are not attending college.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Valparaiso Law School To Close In May 2020.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UGA Union: Defending ‘some white people may have to die’ prof ‘should not be controversial.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UC-Irvine cites ‘security threat’ to disrupt Dennis Prager event, College Republicans claim.

Related:

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: WKU pays students for service projects, except these faith-based ones.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How many colleges and universities have closed since 2016?

If only there had been some kind of warning. I mean, any kind of warning at all. But read the whole thing.