Category: Education

Texas A&M’s first openly gay student body president to take office

Bobby Brooks decided early on not to make his sexuality a focal point of his campaign for Texas A&M University student body president. He didn’t need to. The 21-year-old junior has been openly gay since freshman year and served as executive vice president of diversity for the past year. A proud Aggie, he wanted fellow students to judge him on his campaign promises to improve student services, such as dining and transportation, and student-faculty relations. “I was open and out if anyone asked me but I didn’t talk about it in my campaign,” he told CNN. “I decided to...

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Conservative Students Violently Threatened at St. Olaf College for Supporting Trump

Conservative students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota say they were violently threatened for supporting Donald Trump for president. The fascist left is out of control in America today. The College Fix reported: Four in five students at St. Olaf College, a Lutheran liberal arts school, voted for the Clinton/Kaine ticket in 2016, while Trump/Pence drew 1 in 10 and Johnson/Weld 1 in 20. But it’s not only that feeling of marginalization that has led conservative students to stay in the closet at the Minnesota school known for its music program, according to student newspaper Manitou Messenger: Of...

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Yale Pushing to Replace ‘Freshman’ with More ‘Inclusive’ Term

Yale University may soon formally replace the term “freshman” with “first-year student” in an effort to “reflect the values” of the institution. According to the The Yale Daily News, administrators are in favor of the more-inclusive alternative, though there is no clear timeline for when the official change will actually be made. Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, who has been at the forefront of the conversation surrounding the change, explained that she hopes the switch will be made “before the next academic year.” “I think there comes a time when you want to make sure that the way...

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Primary School Teacher Quits After Muslim Students Threaten to Behead Her

A primary school teacher in Australia recently quit her job after the Muslim children threatened to behead her. Via Heat Street: Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job. Students as young as those in Year 5, according to the Daily Telegraph, are making the violent threats and pressuring others to read the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney. Documents given to the newspaper allege that three staff members have taken a leave of absence owing to stress,...

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Home Schooling Gets Degraded in Recent WaPo Article

The Washington Post Magazine‘s cover story this week is about … the horrors of home-schooling. Specifically, the horrors of “fundamentalist Christian” home-schooling. The cover illustration for the story depicts a sinister windowless log cabin that’s supposed to be your typical home school, I guess. Author Lisa Grace Lednicer’s main source for the story seems to have been an anti-home-schooling activist named Sarah Hunt, age 36, who was home-schooled herself and lived to tell the tale. Actually, Hunt seems to have done quite well for herself even though home schooling at the behest of her father had consisted “largely of...

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