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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.


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: 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.


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.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, HATING-MEN EDITION: Harvard creates a ‘hostile environment against men,’ complaint says.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: By Redacting Columbus, the Fighting Irish Cease Fighting. “Notre Dame yields to the perpetually offended.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Freshman applications dip at UC for the first time in 15 years. Is it the start of a trend?

If only there had been some kind of warning. I mean, any kind of warning at all.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, BOOK-COOKING EDITION: Federal Judge Approves $5.5 Million Settlement In Temple U.S. News Rankings Scandal.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ABA House Of Delegates Again Rejects 75% Bar Passage Within 2 Years Accreditation Standard, 79% to 21%; Final Decision Rests With Council.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, B-SCHOOL EDITION: The ‘Magnificent 7’ Business Schools All Report Declines In Applications.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Eighteen Law Schools Would Fail ABA’s Proposed 75% Bar Passage Within 2 Years Accreditation Standard.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, ANTISEMITISM EDITION: Marc Lamont Hill: I had tons of support. When it comes to anti-Israel faculty, he’s not wrong.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Dartmouth professor approves of ‘doxxing’ Covington Catholic students.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: 26% Of Law Students Pay Full Tuition, Down From 53% In 2011.

Me, in The New School, five years ago: “For a time, many schools will try to maintain their enrollments by discounting tuition — disguised, usually, as increased financial aid.”

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, 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.


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.