Higher Education
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Varsity schmooze at UC schools

Higher Education | A new report describes unfair admissions for students with connections
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/30/20, 10:18 am

Some University of California schools accepted underqualified applicants in exchange for donations and other questionable conditions, according to a 76-page report released by the state auditor last week. “We conclude that the university has allowed for improper influence in admissions decisions, and it has not treated applicants fairly or consistently,” California auditor Elaine Howle wrote.

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A pervasive theory with no moral core

Worldview | Postmodernist dogma is everywhere now
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/23/20, 11:26 pm

I read about it two years ago on The College Fix. An academic article called “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon” had been published in a feminist journal. It was about “dog rape,” apparently. Were college professors actually writing—and publishing—stuff like this? Right-wing education sites buzzed about it for days until the punchline hit: the doggy piece was a hoax.

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Signs of trouble at Liberty University

Higher Education | Alumni and critics wonder why the school’s trustees didn’t act sooner against Jerry Falwell Jr.
by Michael Reneau
Posted 9/02/20, 02:45 pm

Lynchburg, Va., bussinessman Jimmy Thomas Sr. and his family have invested much in Liberty University in the last 30 years. In 1992, Thomas and fellow businessman Daniel Reber donated $1.4 million for construction of Liberty’s dining hall, known as Reber-Thomas. When Liberty was drowning in debt and struggled to make payroll in 1995, Thomas and Reber bought $30 million of Liberty’s debt and forgave it.

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