Not Very Hard to Get Into College
Most U.S. colleges aren’t selective. In fact, most of them accept a majority of applicants, according to "The Condition of Education 2018," a congressionally mandated annual report from the U.S. Department of Education released on May 23rd. Just 14 percent of them accepted fewer than half of their applicants in 2016-17, according to the report. Around 27 percent were open access, another 27 percent accepted at least three-quarters of applicants, and 32 percent took between half and three-quarters of those who applied.
How Sincere Are Your Texts?
If you text, you could be revealing a major character flaw without even knowing it. According to the Intellectual Takeout, a period at the end of a text indicates insincerity, whereas exclamation points sprinkled throughout your prose is a clear sign of sincerity. So….
Please!!! Remember the Ps! and Qs! of texting etiquette and have fun learning the new rules! Believe me, once you get the hang of it, you’ll absolutely love it!!!
Michigan Lawsuit Targets ‘Bias Response Team’ That Threatens Free Speech
Speech First, a free-speech group, is filing suit against the University of Michigan over the university’ bias response teams, which monitor and respond to campus reports of hateful or hurtful comments or action. The group has filed for an injunction against UM president Mark Schlissel, declaring that he and the university have “created an elaborate investigatory and disciplinary apparatus to suppress and punish speech that other students deem ‘demeaning,’ ‘bothersome,’ or ‘hurtful.’”
Fallout From Evergreen State’s Debacle
In the wake of last year’s “one-day no-whites-allowed” frenzy, Evergreen State College is expecting up to 700 fewer students next term and is cutting its budget by $6.9 million. A poster hung at the Washington State school and obtained by The College Fix declares that next semester’s no-whites-allowed self-segregation events will be held off campus. It asks people to RSVP at a website that spells out “No Nazis Allowed” in its URL.
Inflating the Cost of Public Information
When Jillian Kay Melchior of the Wall Street Journal asked the University of Michigan for a year of campus bias incident reports, part of its speech-monitoring operation, the university thwarted her inquiry by imposing a fee of more than $2,400 for the public records. From George Will’s column of May 18.
3 Campuses Change Their Minds About Attacking ‘Whiteness’
Three U.S. campuses—Grinnell College in Iowa, Ohio State University and Hunter College in New York City—have dropped their “white privilege “courses.
At Campus Reform, correspondent Toni Airaksinenon reported that the Grinnell course called “American whiteness,” had been scrapped after three years. It had referred to whiteness as “a very bad idea.” Ohio State, she said, has stopped offering a similar course on “Crossing Identity Boundaries,” also with a dim view of white people.
Hunter College, part of the City University of New York system, will no longer offer its course on “The Abolition of Whiteness.” It had described the course as examining “how whiteness—and/or white supremacy and violence—is intertwined with conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, class, body ability, nationality, and age.”
Not So Painless Dentists
An analysis of more than 91,000 graduate degree holders with student loans shows that dentists, optometrists, and veterinarians tend to have student loan debt most out of balance with earning soon after graduation. The report by the company Credible says dentists take out the most in student loans--a whopping median of $236,739.
Commencement Advice—Don’t Visit Your Boss’s Hotel Room
The Commencement speech at Sweet Briar College in Virginia infuriated some of the new graduates. The speaker, Nella Gray Barkley, a 1955 graduate who founded a career-counseling company, expressed “partial sympathy” for the #MeToo movement, but criticism too:
“I have little patience with the woman who arrives breathlessly at her boss’s hotel room for a so-called conference. What did she think was going to happen?” Barkley also added that it is “only natural for men from Mars to follow the shortest skirt in the room,” advising women: “It is you who makes the ground rules.” The college put out a statement that appeared to support the commencement speaker. It said, in part:
“Sweet Briar College has always been an institution that encourages discussion on subjects of profound importance for our women and our society. We hold this truth to be unassailable: Every woman has dominion over her physical self and must be free from coercion, pressure or influence."
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