Tag Archives: Education

Looking Back: Evergreen State College One Year After Spring Chaos

It has been about a year since the chaotic protests at Evergreen State College that arguably changed the direction of the discourse on free speech in America.

Donald Trump Spends 90 Minutes Shaking Hands with Hundreds of Naval Academy Grads

President Donald J. Trump delivered the commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday and vowed to shake the hand of each outgoing student. 

Columbia Professor Compares Social Justice Politics to Christianity

Columbia University Professor John McWhorter compared the social justice politics of white progressives to Christianity in a Thursday column for The American Interest.

DeVos Infuriates Left: ‘School Decision’ to Report Illegal Students to ICE

“Sir, I think that’s a school decision,” DeVos responded. “That’s a local community decision. And again, I refer to the fact that we have laws and we also are compassionate, and I urge this body to do its job and address or clarify where there is confusion around this.”

Jeff Flake Trashes Trump for Grads at Obama’s Harvard Law School

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the self-styled “conscience” of the conservative movement, trashed President Donald Trump in a speech to graduates at the Harvard Law School commencement on Wednesday.

Judge Says Sexism Played Role in University’s Wrongful Expulsion of Male Student

A judge argued that sexism played a role in the expulsion of a male student at Johnson and Wales University who suffered an allegedly botched investigation into a sexual assault allegation against him.

Report: Female-Only Programs at the University of Michigan May Violate Title IX

The University of Michigan is reviewing 11 female-only programs offered by the institution after they were the focus of a recent Title IX complaint.

Obama’s Education Secretary Is Wrong About Gun Control Being Best Way to Keep Kids Safe

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Harvard Policy Forces Male, Female Choirs to Accept Opposite Genders

The Harvard Glee Club, the oldest collegiate choir in the nation, will open its membership to women, following new rules by the Harvard College administration that penalize students for joining same-sex organizations. The Glee Club has been all-male since its founding in 1858. A companion all-female choir, the Radcliffe Choral Society, was established at neighboring Radcliffe College in 1899, and has continued to perform since Radcliffe was merged into Harvard. Almost all western choral music is written for separate vocal parts — soprano and alto, for women; and tenor, baritone, and bass, for men. There are occasionally men who sing alto and women who sing tenor, but these are rare exceptions. For centuries, choral music has made use of the biological differences between men and women to create harmonies — and to create unique sounds, in the case of music written for single-gender choirs. There is already a mixed choir at Harvard, the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Though the leadership of the Glee Club told the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, that he does not foresee any musical changes to the group, it is not clear how the Glee Club and the Choral Society will offer musical repertoires that differ

Irish Students Offered Grants to Fly Home and Vote ‘Yes’ to Abortion

Universities in Britain have offered Irish students up to £110 to travel home and vote for liberalising abortion laws, as recent opinion polls show a serious narrowing of the ‘yes’ camp’s lead ahead of Friday’s referendum.