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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A jury acquitted him of rape in less than four hours. Yale expelled him anyway. Now he’s appealing.

Last March, Khan was found not guilty by a New Haven, Conn. court on four counts of raping a fellow student on Halloween 2015. Yet on Jan. 2, Yale expelled the 25-year-old from its campus following its own investigation into the alleged sexual assault.

The two outcomes highlight the drastically different standards used by criminal courts and universities in determining guilt in sexual assault cases, and gives further ammunition to those arguing university-led sexual assault processes often violate the due process rights of the accused.

“This isn’t ‘he-said-she-said,’” Khan told The Fix in a phone interview. “It’s ‘she-said versus what the evidence says.”

Well, Yale.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Donors stop giving to UGA in wake of ‘racist’ TA. “Alumni and donors who give money to the University of Georgia are threatening to no longer financially support the university if it does not take action against a teaching assistant who once said, ‘some white people may have to die.’ UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong posted the comment in the Overheard at UGA Facebook page but it has since been deleted, as Campus Reform previously reported. The TA had previously compared Southern whites to ‘sociopaths’ and ‘autistic kids.'”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Writing prof: Grading based on quality is racist.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: “Killing some white people isn’t genocide; it’s killing some white people.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Harvard violates Title IX by adopting guidelines that call ‘traditional masculinity’ harmful, complaint says.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, NPC EDITION: VIDEO: Students hate ‘toxic masculinity’…but don’t know what it is.

Related: Least Masculine Society In Human History Decides Masculinity Is A Growing Threat.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Universities Face Increased Pressure from Job Programs That Generate Results, Not Just Debt.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Law Schools, Standards, And The Bar Passage Rate.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, EVEN THE AGGIES HAVE SUCCUMBED EDITION: Texas A&M English prof candidates better have a ‘feminist’ or ‘queer’ ‘agenda.’ The Gleichschaltung gets around.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Syracuse’s Inaugural Hybrid Online JD Class Has Higher LSAT Scores Than Its Brick-And-Mortar 1L Class.

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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Will Congress Penalize Colleges That Increase Tuition? “Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa will serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee during the upcoming 115th Congress. Senator Grassley’s decision to lead the Finance Committee may have important consequences for the nation’s colleges and universities. Grassley, a Republican, has criticized increased tuition charges in the face of the pronounced, tax-free growth of many college endowments.”

Good. They should crack down on administrative bloat in particular.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: John O. McGinnis: Liberal Bias Makes Law Schools Bad For Democracy.

The assumption that law schools should have a left-wing orientation is deeply problematic. Universities should have as their objective the production of knowledge, not activism. … [D]emocratic stability is bolstered from having an engine that tries to discover truths even amidst its divisions of interest. And activism interferes with the university’s production of knowledge, because it leads directly to ideological discrimination and the erection of roadblocks of orthodoxy that impede truth seeking. To be sure, the law has a normative dimension, but norms also are a form of knowledge to which people can add and which they can refine. Thorstein Veblen thought that law schools had no more business in the university than schools of fencing, in part because they did not aim at producing knowledge. Moyn is proving him right.

The idea that law schools should steer students away from legal practice is an equally bad idea, particularly because it is bound up with another strand in Moyn’s essay—that law schools should imbue their students with a skepticism about the rule of law. This trope—drearily familiar from the critical legal studies movement—is obviously an ideological one as well. And in my view an indefensible one. To be sure, good societies have an imperfect commitment to the rule of law. But societies that lack that regulative ideal are truly dreadful ones.

And yet they’re what all the best people seem to want to create.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Annual Open Letter to the People of Purdue from Mitch Daniels.

Tuition across the sector continued to increase, but at an apparently slower pace. I say “apparent” because, especially in the private colleges, the practice of back-door discounting, raising the stated “sticker price” while simultaneously offering bigger and bigger financial aid to favored students, clouds the picture. . . .

But any honest report on the sector must be on balance highly cautionary. The multiyear decline in enrollments continued, with total student population falling another 1.7%. . . .

Meanwhile, financial distress continues to broaden. A quarter of non-public institutions reported running at an operating deficit in 2017-18. Finding one in five small private colleges under “fundamental stress,” Moody’s bond rating service renewed its “negative outlook” on the higher education sector, amid forecasts that the number of schools closing their doors would grow from 11 to around 15 per year. That may be the good news. For years, demographers have noted the coming decline in the total number of 18-year-olds. To this challenge, some have added the observation that a rising percentage of future cohorts come from backgrounds historically much less likely to attend college.

If only there had been some sort of warning. But read the whole thing.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ‘Trump bump’ offering little help to law schools.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Will Half Of All Colleges Really Close In The Next Decade?

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University seminar teaches faculty not to judge ‘quality’ of writing when grading.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University Educator: Mowing Your Lawn & Acting Respectable Is Racist.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University offers class that explores ‘non-human perspectives’ of LGBT.

Meh. You want to be edgy, try doing non-human perspectives on rape. You can start with our friends the dolphins.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Push For Unconstitutional College Programs. “Most efforts to reduce racial, ethnic, and gender ‘gaps’ and ‘underrepresentation’ are patently unconstitutional.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Georgetown takes ‘A.C.T.I.O.N.’ against ‘microaggressions in medicine.’ Medical mistakes kill far more people than guns, but sure, go after micro aggressions.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: In wake of transcript fraud scandal, universities silent on admissions processes.

A private school has been accused of numerous unethical practices to help its minority students gain acceptance to prestigious universities including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale, and these universities are refusing to clarify how they were fooled by the fraudulent records or how they plan to improve their admissions process to prevent it in the future.

T.M. Landry College Prep, a school in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has in recent years drawn the attention of several major programs including the “Today” show, “Ellen,” and “CBS This Morning” due to many of its students’ having been accepted at many of America’s most prestigious universities. Numerous students were presented as having surmounted difficulties at home to achieve outstanding grades in challenging courses and earn impressive honors in extracurricular activities.

A recent bombshell report in The New York Times revealed that much of these accomplishments were false. “In reality, the school falsified transcripts, made up student accomplishments and mined the worst stereotypes of black America to manufacture up-from-hardship tales that it sold to Ivy League schools hungry for diversity,” the paper reported.

Those schools, however, are refusing to comment on their application processes, declining to say if and how they will improve their administrative procedures in order to safeguard against future fraud.

I don’t think they really mind the fraud, as long as they have an excuse to keep their numbers up.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: OWU offers ‘social justice’ major with mandatory ‘activism’ work.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Suspended MSU student sues college for gender bias in rape trial. “Michigan State University suspended a student accused of rape for two years. But the student has sued the university, claiming that the school violated his due process rights by using a lead investigator who used to serve as a sex crime prosecutor and denying him the chance to cross-examine his accuser. The former student’s case comes during the public comment period for proposed changes to Title IX aimed at aiding accused students.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, MIZZOU JUST GETS STUPIDER EDITION: Mizzou official: Asking a smaller woman on a date violates Title IX.

The University of Missouri believes that asking someone on a date can violate Title IX in certain situations. Its officials can’t agree on which situations, however.

In a motion for summary judgment filed on Christmas Eve, Jeremy Rowles shared excerpts of depositions with Mizzou officials from his federal lawsuit against the public university.

They suggest that male students should avoid asking out female students at all, particularly when the male is physically larger than the female.

This is clearly a hostile educational environment on account of sex, based on the presumption that all men are rapists, made more problematic since the accused is a black male and the offended party is a white female. Shades of Emmet Till! The Department of Education should investigate.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, “STUDENT LIFE” IS RUN BY IDIOTS EDITION: UMass Makes Student Remove ‘F*ck Nazis’ Sign After Hannukkah. “I am asking that you or your roommate take the sign down so that all students can be a part of an inclusive residential experience.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SITTING ON A THRONE OF LIES EDITION: Temple Reaches $5.5 Million Settlement In U.S. News Rankings Scandal.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Princeton student groups: Menstruation isn’t just a women’s issue. “Two Princeton groups recently held an event celebrating menstruation where students were told that menstrual periods are not limited solely to women, and that people other than women can menstruate.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Parkland Leader David Hogg Enrolling at Harvard Next Fall.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Students Petition to Ban ‘Offensive’ Evolutionary Psychologist.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UMN pays for students to discuss how ‘heterosexism…has damaged us.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Diversity Administrators – Higher Education’s Lucrative New Scam. “During a recent appearance on FOX News, Manhattan Institute scholar, Heather Mac Donald, noted that the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, Los Angeles makes over $400,000 dollars a year. In other words, the top diversity administrator at UCLA makes more than the president of the United States. Nice work if you can get it, as they say. What do these administrators do, exactly?” Mostly stuff that universities would be better off without.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: ‘Feminist jihad’: Prof who taught ‘Men in Literature’ course still being harassed.

Seems like the Department of Education ought to be investigating this.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: REPORT: Innocent until proven guilty not a sure thing at majority of top schools.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ABA Places John Marshall Law School On Probation.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, KANGAROO COURT EDITION: Harvard Zealots Abuse Title IX to Nail the Accused.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Clemson Philosopher In NYT: Maybe We Should All Kill Ourselves, Or At Least Abort All Future Children To Save The Planet.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade:’ Mitch Daniels, America’s most innovative university president, tells how he’s kept tuition from rising and how acquiring Kaplan University will expand educational access.

Mr. Daniels, 69, is the most innovative university president in America. Like his counterparts at other schools, he believes higher education has been “a competitive advantage” for the U.S.—“a nice little export industry, if you add up all the dollars that come here to purchase the education of students from other places.” He regards the rumbling in Washington about curbing visas for foreign students to be “very shortsighted.” But he also thinks American higher education has grown fat and complacent. He’s making inventive, even radical changes in the way his institution finances itself and imparts an education.

Mr. Daniels kicks off our conversation with a morality tale: “I’ll speak to an audience of businesspeople and say: Here’s the racket that you should have gone into. You’re selling something, a college diploma, that’s deemed a necessity. And you have total pricing power.” Better than that: “When you raise your prices, you not only don’t lose customers, you may actually attract new ones.”

For lack of objective measures, “people associate the sticker price with quality: ‘If school A costs more than B, I guess it’s a better school.’ ” A third-party payer, the government, funds it all, so that “the customer—that is, the student and the family—feels insulated against the cost. A perfect formula for complacency.” The parallels with health care, he observes, are “smack on.”

Mr. Daniels takes a different approach. In 2001-03, he ran the White House budget office for President George W. Bush, who dubbed him “The Blade” for his cost-cutting skills. Mr. Daniels brought his paring knife to Purdue. Examples of his efficiencies include replacing full-time dining-hall employees with student workers, scrapping the vast fleet of university-owned buses in favor of a private contractor, and saving $61 million on capital projects through what the university calls “innovative construction management.”

His most eye-catching achievement has been to keep costs down for students. By graduation day in 2020, tuition won’t have risen in eight years. “We’re able to say,” he says, “that the total cost in nominal dollars of going to Purdue will be less in 2020 than it was in 2012.”

Mr. Daniels says widespread adoption of Purdue’s “affordability campaign” would improve higher education. “Everybody is worried,” he says, furrowing his brow. “What are we at? A trillion and a half of student debt, twice as much as the total credit-card debt. It’s a social and economic problem.” He offers up a list of life’s milestones that people delay because of college debt: “marriage, household formation, child raising, homeownership, business-start formation—all of these things are being pressed down by college debt.” The “obvious first step,” Mr. Daniels replies, “is don’t charge so darn much in the first place.”

I dunno, if that kind of thinking catches on, it could threaten the whole feedlot.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Illinois women’s studies dept: Abolish ICE and police. Hard to believe some people think Women’s Studies programs should be abolished as substanceless political operations.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How Many Colleges Will Go Under? Will Yours Be One?

The pessimism of the rating agencies seems justified. Total higher education enrollments in the U.S. have been falling for the last seven years, particularly concerning for the majority of institutions dependent on tuition fees for much of their operating funds. Most current college freshmen were born in or near the year 2000. The number of births in 2005 or even 2009 (potential students a few years from now) was less than it was in 1990. The lifetime fertility rate of American women is at a record low of around 1.8, well below the level needed to avoid long-term population decline in the absence of large-scale immigration. Moreover, anti-immigration attitudes and toughening visa requirements do not bode well for large increases in foreign-born students.

Even more ominous, the prevailing view that “a college education is vital if you are going to be at least modestly successful financially” seems to be changing as the media tells us about former college students suffering from mountains of student loan debt, or students who are underemployed working as baristas or retail sales clerks at wages no higher than what high school graduates make. And the public is impacted by stories of welders making six-digit salaries, or about the desperate need for drivers of long-distance trucks. Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” is viewed as a positive role model. The earnings advantage associated with a college degree has been stagnant for years, even as college costs continue to rise.

If only someone had warned them about this.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: VIDEO: Students at Savannah’s College of Arts and Design oppose Clarence Thomas building… but don’t know why.

One student, after saying she would sign the petition, admitted, “I don’t know I haven’t done much research on this. I just saw the petition and that’s the extent of it.” Another student in support of the petition echoed a similar sentiment, saying, “well I don’t actually know what he did,” while yet another added, “I really don’t know anything about him.”

One student went so far as to compare Thomas to Hitler, though when asked if he could name anything Thomas had done to justify such a comparison, the student admitted, “I mean not in particular.”

Embarrassing. But not surprising.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: U. North Carolina teaching assistants hold grades hostage over ‘Silent Sam’ statue plan. They’re actually holding students hostage. It’s a disgraceful dereliction of duty. Should they do it, students should file suit. The university, surprisingly, seems to have a grip on reality here: “Such actions have been interpreted as coercion and an exploitation of the teacher-student relationship and in fact are a violation of students’ First Amendment rights as well as federal law.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM EDITION: Lawsuit: Harvard dean blackmailed fraternities.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: University offers queer-themed coloring books. I hope they come with matching sippy cups.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Public university removes white instructor for telling students to ‘be respectful in class.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Today’s Social Science Courses—More Feelings, Less Facts.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Beset by Problems, Thomas Jefferson Law School Tries To Avoid A Death Blow.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: AAUP Investigates Vermont Law School’s Tenure Revocation From 14 Of 19 Faculty.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists.

“Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said.

During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future.

“The reformation is going to happen,” Thiel added, noting it won’t come from within, but from the “outside.”

One way or another.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: U.Texas Prof Punished for Calling Police on Rude, Disruptive Student.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: In academia, censorship and conformity have become the norm.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Professor banned from campus after noting most colleagues published in ‘predatory journals.’

Are you a threat to campus if your published research embarrasses your university?

That’s what you might conclude from the strange saga of Derek Pyne, who teaches economics at British Columbia’s Thompson Rivers University.

Though the faculty union got his pay restored after Pyne was suspended, the professor is still not allowed to teach or use the library, and he’s only allowed on campus for narrow reasons such as healthcare visits, Inside Higher Ed reports.

There’s no greater sin than pointing out the essential scam.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, RACISM EDITION: Facebook flags Georgia TA who bashed ‘crappy white people.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: 5 colleges you’re probably thankful your kids don’t attend.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Law professor sues University of California to expose anti-Asian preferences.

‘What are they hiding? The data will either exonerate or incriminate UC’

A law professor at UCLA has filed a lawsuit against the University of California System for withholding records he believes could show it’s illegally using race in admissions.

While UC claims it doesn’t have the “specific data set” requested by Richard Sander, the professor told The College Fix that the same kind of data “was provided to us 10 years ago.”

UC gave scholars an “extensive database” that covered admissions from 1992 through 2006, according to a press release by the Asian American Community Services Center, which is suing alongside Sander. UC has “adamantly refused” to provide data from 2007 onward.

Sander believes UC is discriminating against Asian-American applicants based on a 2014 report, commissioned by UCLA, that analyzed five years of admission rates at the Los Angeles campus.

Of course they are.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: GWU Student Bar Association labels Christian org a ‘hate group.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, ORWELL EDITION: Loyalty Oaths, Diversity Mandates, Faculty ‘Training’ at San Diego State.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Chicago Expelled a Male Student 4 Days Before Graduation Because His Ex Made a Dubious Sexual Violence Claim. He’s suing the school, and the accuser, and good.

A former student who was expelled for sexual misconduct just four days before graduating is suing the University of Chicago for allegedly violating his due process rights.

He has also sued his accuser—his ex-girlfriend—which is a rare step for those seeking justice in such cases. Most lawsuits born of shoddy campus sexual misconduct adjudication solely target the institution.

That the accused student, “John Doe,” has chosen to sue his accuser, “Jane Roe,” is indicative of the serious, malicious actions he ascribes to her. According to Doe’s lawsuit, their relationship was entirely consensual, and Roe did not dispute that. After they broke up, they continued to have sex, and those encounters were all consensual as well. Roe did not allege wrongdoing until her friends—to whom she had trash-talked Doe, and promised to stop seeing her ex—discovered she was still sleeping with him. She then claimed Doe had engaged in nonconsensual sex with her after she had passed out.

“UC expelled [John Doe] despite overwhelming evidence that Jane Roe fabricated her story because she was too embarrassed to admit to her friends at UC that she was engaged in a secret sexual relationship with her ex-boyfriend,” wrote Doe’s lawyers in his lawsuit.

Cost of attending the University of Chicago: $75,735 per year. A lot to spend only to be kicked out just before graduation based on unfounded charges.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Non-Elite Universities Launch Medical, Not Law, Schools In Search Of Future Financial Stability.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, TAKING-SIDES EDITION: UMN French class devolves into liberal GOTV effort.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Georgetown class has students produce ‘social justice’ documentaries ‘for social action.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, “ETHICS” EDITION: UGA ETHICS employee caught taking GOP signs. “Melissa Link, who is also a local commissioner, encouraged others on her Facebook page to ‘rip’ up signs as well.” Her photo is exactly as you would expect.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Socialist students: ‘Free’ tuition would stimulate economy.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Northwestern Law Dean Cites School’s ‘Difficult Time’ As Reason For Faculty Cuts.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student groups furious at Cal State-Long Beach for supporting First Amendment.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Academia Is A Cult:

I “blew out” of the cult — to use its own lingo for leaving — after my senior year to attend a Catholic university 20 miles away. I still read the Apostle Paul, but Jane Austen and James Joyce, too. Then I earned a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota, where I rehearsed Marx’s and Freud’s critiques of religion. Simmering with smug resentment, I was certain that I, an intellectual, was on the right side of history, a sworn opponent of the oppressive ideologies I ascribed to organized religion.

But I had to climb only so far up the ivory tower to recognize patterns of abuse that I thought — in my new, secular life — I had left behind. Because academia, I slowly realized, is also a cult.

Cults are systems of social control. They are insular but often evangelical organizations whose aims (be they money, power, sex or something else) are rooted in submission to a dogma manifested by an authority figure: a charismatic preacher or, say, a tenured professor. The relationship between shepherd and sheep is couched in unwavering commitment to a supposedly noble, transcendent cause. For the Living Word Fellowship, that meant “the Lordship of Jesus Christ”; for academia, “the production of knowledge.” In both cases, though, faith ultimately amounts to mastering the rules of the leaders, whose infallibility — whether by divine right or endowed chair — excuses all else.

Looking back, the evidence was everywhere: I’d seen needless tears in the eyes of classmates, harangued in office hours for having the gall to request a letter of recommendation from an adviser. Others’ lives were put on hold for months or sometimes years by dissertation committee members’ refusal to schedule an exam or respond to an email. I met the wives and girlfriends of senior faculty members, often former and sometimes current advisees, and heard rumors of famed scholars whisked abroad to sister institutions in the wake of grad student affairs gone awry. I’d first come in contact with such unchecked power dynamics as a child, in the context of church. In adulthood, as both a student and an employee of a university, I found myself subject to them once again. . . . The Ronell scandal should alert us to the broader ways in which the 21st-century university is an absolutist institution, a promoter of sycophancy and an enemy of dissent.

Yep.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Cornell adds diversity and inclusion courses to graduation requirements.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LAW-SCHOOL SHUTDOWN EDITION: Valpo law school closing; teach-out plan in the works.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UDenver polices Halloween with ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume’ campaign. A culture of idiocy.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Trump impeachment class offered again at San Diego State.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, ADMINISTRATIVE REVENGE EDITION: Professors fired for creating “distress in workplace” were actually fired for disagreeing with administrators.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, DIVERSITY-PROBLEM EDITION: EXCLUSIVE REPORT: 100 percent of SMU administrators, 98.8 percent of faculty donate to Dems.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, HOSTILE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT ON ACCOUNT OF SEX EDITION: Penn celebrates Anita Hill, intersectionality founder with ‘man-bashing fest.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Ky. faculty, students try and fail to shut down Trump rally. Congrats to the university for refusing to fold.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Pro-life group accuses university employee of assaulting them during protest.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, SEXISM EDITION: Professor who hears Title IX cases deletes ‘frat boy’ tweet, locks account after College Fix inquiry.

Flashback: Bros Are People Too: Title IX enforcers need to fix the toxic environment they have created for men.

References to “testosterone poisoning” should be avoided. This variant on “toxic masculinity” identifies a particular hormone (stereotypically identified with men, though in fact women produce testosterone too, and suffer problems if it’s too low) as poisonous. Again, this is simply a statement of naked gender prejudice whose expression is likely to make students who identify as male feel uncomfortable, unappreciated, and stigmatized. In addition, of course, those students who are transitioning from female to male require regular injections of testosterone to maintain their new gender identity. The term “testosterone poisoning” might make them feel that they are going to their physicians to be injected with poison. This sort of hormone-shaming is not okay.

“Frat boy.” As historians of discrimination know, the term “boy” was used to diminish African-American males during the Jim Crow era. Applying it to members of fraternities — who may, after all, be of any race — is a similar effort to diminish. It is offensive and deeply insensitive to the Greek campus community and should be avoided.

Rape-gendering. It’s racist to pretend that African Americans commit the majority of rapes in America. In the Jim Crow era, exaggerated fears of rape were pinned on black men as a way of perpetuating white privilege.

Likewise, it’s sexist — and in light of data from the Centers for Disease Control showing rough equality here, it’s scientifically inaccurate — to pretend that sexual coercion on campus is strictly, or even largely, a male-on-female phenomenon. Discussions of sexual assault that assume a male perpetrator and a female victim, or the use of phrases like “Teach men not to rape,” constitute the gendering of a crime that is in fact committed by people of all genders. That is not okay.

“Bro.” This is a disrespectful term used to stereotype young males as stupid and superficial. It should be avoided. It is also inappropriate as a form of one-on-one address to male students, unless you are actually their brother.

I hope that members of university communities nationwide will take this advice to heart.

Not so much, I guess.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI EDITION: Kavanaugh flyers torn down, students threatened with violence.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Left-Wing Case Against Tenure.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Canadian Profs Claim STEM Promotes ‘Eurocentrism’ and ‘White Supremacy.’

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: In Defense Of Viewpoint Diversity.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Campus Diversity Swarm. Universities are wasting millions on their ever-expanding staffs of diversity apparatchiks with six-figure salaries. This cottage industry even has its own journal — supported with tuition dollars, of course — which publishes timeless articles like, “The Influence of Campus Climate and Urbanization on Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum Faculty Intent to Leave.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, INSTITUTIONALLY-PERPETRATED RACISM EDITION: Harvard’s Student Body: Hitting the Targets, Spinning the Story. “High schoolers who try to get into Harvard are unique individuals; the applicant pool they make up is unique each year as well. Truly considering applicants on an individual basis ought therefore to produce variability in the racial percentages across the years. Because there isn’t much variability, these numbers prove by themselves that Harvard has a policy of predetermined percentages, regardless of the number or quality of applicants. Such a statistical uniformity is so unlikely that it cannot be explained in any other way. As the Asian American plaintiffs have enunciated in their complaint, Harvard ‘racially balances its entering freshman class to ensure proportional representation of the various racial and ethnic groups in Harvard’s student body.'”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Student of color risks wrath of campus mob by defending armed campus police.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Columbia Postdocs Unionize. If Trump were mischievous, he could encourage investigations into campus labor practices. . . .

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, ADMINISTRATIVE BLOAT EDITION: At UT Austin, diversity-related staffers cost $9.5M annually. But that’s $9.5M worth of jobs for loyal lefty/Democrat footsoldiers.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Campus mob enraged by ‘Confirm Kavanaugh’ display (VIDEO).

Signs ripped up in anger. Chants of “we believe survivors.” Furious finger pointing.

A large group of students became enraged Tuesday afternoon by a pro-Brett Kavanaugh tabling effort at the University of Texas at Austin put together by its Young Conservatives of Texas chapter. A crowd of furious students encircled the group and yelled at its members while chanting obscenities and destroying their signs.

The conservative group had decided to set up a “Confirm Kavanaugh” display in an effort to show support for the embattled U.S. Supreme Court judge nominee and argue for the need for corroborating evidence, said student Anthony Dolcefino, vice chairman of the group.

They drew up signs stating phrases such as “#MeToo gone #TooFar,” “KavaNotGuilty” and “No Campus Kangaroo Courts in Congress.” They also put up a “Change My Mind” sign, a call to debate peers.

“We did want people to talk to us, but unfortunately it’s hard to do that when you have an angry mob ripping our signs and screaming in our faces,” Dolcefino told The College Fix in a telephone interview Tuesday.

The lefty privilege on display here is disgraceful. They know they won’t be punished, because they know administrators share their political views. Outside powers like the Justice Department, the Department of Education, and the Texas legislature need to force a degree of responsibility here.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: “We all know that Sen. Susan Collins is a possible swing vote when it comes to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the University of Southern Maine was busted for offering a tuition-free credit to students willing to ride a bus to Washington, D.C. and protest.”

Remember, if you’re tired of subsidizing this sort of thing, it’s because you’re “anti-intellectual.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Cornell pays accused student $125,000 to settle double-jeopardy suicide lawsuit.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: More Than 50 Colleges Endorsing The First Ever Holiday Of Zieselves, Xerselves, Eirselves.

I refuse to teach SpellCheck any of those words.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Georgetown prof: White GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing ‘deserve miserable deaths.’ Plus: “Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

Remember, feminism is about equality, not man-hating.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The real victims of campus activism are the students. “Just as many Americans describe commercial wants as needs (‘I need a Coke’), so too many students mix up the concepts of safety (which it is the authorities’ job to ensure) with emotional comfort (which is nobody’s look-out). They construe objectionable opinions as invalid, even as a form of violence. They are prone to ‘catastrophising,’ or interpreting as disastrous what is merely undesirable.”

This may explain the burgeoning campus suicide rate.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Western Civilisation “Not Welcome Here.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UC Berkeley touts ‘smart vibrator’ as one way to address ‘pressing social issues.’