Category Archives: The Ivory Tower

Lies, Damned Lies And Ahmadinejad

Untitled document Ahmadinejad defends Iran's rights record NEW YORK – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his nation's human rights record on Monday as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.N. and Columbia University to protest appearances by the hard-line leader. … Continue reading

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At Least One Voice Of Dissent

Untitled document The dean of the Columbia Law School, David Schizer, has publicly denounced the invitation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia. This event raises deep and complicated issues about how best to express our commitment to intellectual freedom, … Continue reading

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A Perversion Of Academic Freedom

Untitled document The New York Daily News unloads on Columbia University dean John Coatsworth, the man who infamously has defended inviting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak by saying he'd extend the same courtesy to Adolph Hitler. Coatsworth's efforts to justify his … Continue reading

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The Art Of Being Stupid

Untitled document Proving, once again, that going to college does not necessarily mean you're smart, an MIT student has just narrowly avoided being shot dead. Why? Well, because she wanted to wear her "art" in Boston's Logan Airport. Said "art" … Continue reading

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Ahmadinejad Does Columbia

Untitled document The Columbia Spectator describes a meeting between student leaders and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger to discuss the invitation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak there. Nearly 50 student leaders and a dozen administrators sat down with University President … Continue reading

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Anticlimax

Untitled document Mike Nifong, the disgraced and disbarred former District Attorney who ruined himself by trying to railroad innocent young men into prison, will have to spend a day in jail after being found guilty of criminal contempt of court. … Continue reading

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The Churchill Effect

Untitled document David French, writing in the New York Post, takes a look at the fallout from the Ward Churchill firing. His conclusion is that this one incident has done more to expose the leftward skew in academia than years of conservative … Continue reading

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AP Perpetuates Myth

Untitled document The opening for this story is very misleading: Fired Colo. professor sues university DENVER – A professor who was fired after comparing some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi sued the school Wednesday, saying officials retaliated against him for … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill: Unemployed

Untitled document The Board of Regents for the University of Colorado have sent Ward Churchill packing for academic dishonesty including plagiarism and falsification. About time. Churchill plans to sue. This should be highly amusing. BOULDER — The University of Colorado's … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphism, Mythology And Hollywood Hubris

Untitled document A couple of related items from different sources today demolish a few Western myths, illustrate the ongoing attempts by humans to project human traits onto animals (that whole Disneyfication thing) and exposes the hubris of the Hollywood stars … Continue reading

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2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Indoctrinate?

Untitled document U. U. U. Linda Seebach, writing in the Rocky Mountain News, reviews Indoctrinate U a documentary by Evan Coyne Maloney. Seebach is interested in the subject of overwhelming leftist bias in academia since she actually has a background … Continue reading

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“I Just Got Back From The Auto-De-Fe”

Untitled document The Inquisition (what a show) The Inquisition (here we go) We know you're wishin' that we'd go away. But the Inquisition's here and it's here to- "Hey Toquemada, walk this way." "I just got back from the Auto-de-fe." … Continue reading

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The Magic Of The Theater Explained At Yale

Untitled document We here at Blue Crab Boulevard managed to get a copy of a memo sent to the drama department by Yale Dean of Student Affairs, Betty Trachtenberg detailing the new administration-mandated disclaimer that must be read before the … Continue reading

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Kill Aliens And Stop Global Warming

Untitled document It's all so simple, really. Just kill all the aliens, destroy their nuclear reactor and save the planet from global warming. Why didn't we think of this before. NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) – Two university professors have … Continue reading

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Default Assumption

Untitled document Michael Barone examines the "blame America first" crowd and how they got that way. His conclusion is probably familiar to all conservatives or those who lean somewhat to the right: institutional radicals in academia are the primary carriers … Continue reading

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