Bill Ayers still holding forthBill Ayers still holding forthPosted August 29, 2014, by Mary Grabar: Terrorist Professor Non-Emeritus Bill Ayers has been given a spot on the American Association of University Professors' site Academe to proclaim his "solidarity" with Professor Steven Salaita, who after Tweeting vile comments about Israel had his offer of a position in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Illinois withdrawn by the Board of Trustees.  Some of Salaita's horribleTweets are described by George Leef of the Pope Center: “'At this point, if Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised?' Another celebrated the kidnapping of three Israeli teens, who were later found murdered: 'I wish all the (expletive) West Bank settlers would go missing.'" Salaita also wrote that a journalist with whom he disagreed "should get 'the pointy end of a shiv.'"

 

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The wrong lessonThe wrong lessonPosted by Mary Grabar, August 22, 2014: It's a sad day when the first day of school is delayed a week because of rioting, as it has been in Ferguson, Missouri.  Teachers, instead of being in classrooms teaching, have been getting "crisis training."  Those who have irresponsibly been quick to judge in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer without all the facts have only added fuel to the fire.  This is the case in the lessons about Ferguson that have been prepared, free for teachers to download.

 

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Russell Kirk: 10 PrnciplesRussell Kirk: 10 PrnciplesPosted August 15, 2014, by Mary Grabar: Dispatching from the Alexander Hamilton Institute, where Professor Robert Paquette outdoes himself in a post titled "The New Discrimination on U.S. Campuses" at SeeThruEd.  It's discrimination against intended beneficiaries of affirmative action, illustrated by the fake Indians Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren, former Harvard law professor, now senator from Massachusetts. Warren has issued Eleven Commandments of Progressivisim: 

 

Read more: Contraries: History Revised and Reviled

No peeking!No peeking!Posted August 5, 2014, by Mary Grabar: The Dissident Prof has spent many an agonizing hour with the student who has insulted her intelligence by copying and pasting large pieces of text into her own paper.  She has followed the policy of the various institutions in which she has taught and punished students accordingly.  She remembers one case of a solid B student who in the midst of the rush or the excitement of the end  of the semester decided to use the cut and paste functions on her keyboard for large portions of the final paper.  Alas, I had to inform her that her paper received a zero.  Her final letter grade dropped down to the next one.  That is one reason why college professors always have boxes of tissues on their desks.

 

Read more: Plagiarism: Students Fail, Politicians Resign, But Professors Go Back to Work

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