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#21
The State of Higher Ed / Re: What is academic freedom?
Last post by marshwiggle - March 02, 2024, 07:13:44 AM
Quote from: Wahoo Redux on March 01, 2024, 08:59:58 PM
Quote from: marshwiggle on March 01, 2024, 01:07:40 PM
QuoteCriticism of the Israeli government is not anti-Semitism. Times infinity.



So criticizing actions taken on behalf of a group of people doesn't constitute bigotry against those people?


No, buddy. 

Thank you for confirming that objecting to rainbow crosswalks doesn't equate with bigotry against the people the crosswalk is supposed to be supporting.

QuoteThere actually is a definition of bigotry. 

(We covered this over on the other thread.)

Consider that if you criticize a group of people based entirely on who and what they are, not on what they actually do, you might be enacting a prejudice. 


Thank you for confirming that criticizing  drag queen story hour, (which is what some drag queens do), rather than their existence, (who they are), is not enacting a prejudice.

 
#22
The State of Higher Ed / U Florida terminates DEI posit...
Last post by Langue_doc - March 02, 2024, 06:42:06 AM
QuoteUniversity of Florida eliminates DEI staff to comply with state law
The state flagship school announced the cuts Friday, but said it is 'unwavering in our commitment to universal human dignity'

If the above is behind a paywall, here's another article.


#23
The State of Higher Ed / Plagiarism at the Ivies
Last post by Langue_doc - March 02, 2024, 06:35:05 AM
QuoteColumbia Official Is Accused of Plagiarizing Dissertation From Wikipedia
A complaint said the official, who oversees diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Columbia's medical school, also copied work from at least 28 other authors.

I read reports of plagiarism by the Harvard DEI in one of the local papers, but will have to look for the report and the link.

#24
The State of Higher Ed / Re: What is academic freedom?
Last post by Langue_doc - March 02, 2024, 06:26:46 AM
Gentlemen, could you take this outside?
#25
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by Langue_doc - March 02, 2024, 06:25:02 AM
Good morning!

QB today, yesterday, and the day before. Last word was flail (I think).

Twofer today, and also the official one a couple of days ago.

Happy solving!
#26
General Academic Discussion / Re: Recruitment Companies for ...
Last post by Hegemony - March 02, 2024, 04:49:05 AM
If I remember correctly, LarryC's program hired one of those recruiters. If I remember correctly, they were not worth the money.
#27
General Academic Discussion / Re: Recruitment Companies for ...
Last post by AJ_Katz - March 02, 2024, 03:58:04 AM
Quote from: spork on March 02, 2024, 02:34:17 AMI recommend contacting whoever runs your university's communications or marketing major to propose this as a student-faculty research project.

Have you seen that done successfully before?
#28
General Academic Discussion / Re: Recruitment Companies for ...
Last post by spork - March 02, 2024, 02:34:17 AM
I recommend contacting whoever runs your university's communications or marketing major to propose this as a student-faculty research project.
#29
General Academic Discussion / Recruitment Companies for Acad...
Last post by AJ_Katz - March 02, 2024, 02:19:25 AM
We're in the process of rebranding one of our undergraduate degree programs and want to increase enrollment.  A company sales rep from Study College recently contacted us about their services to create an online social media campaign across several platforms.  The cost of what they proposed for us is $20k.  I've asked for references or at least to have them give my contact info to other department heads that have used their services, but I've run into a brick wall and they say they can give me case study examples (blah). 

Does anyone have experience with companies that help academic programs develop a brand and recruitment efforts?  While we're interested in what Study College offers, their sales person was incredibly pushy and rude, so I'd rather work with a different company that someone in academia has already worked with and would recommend.
#30
The State of Higher Ed / Re: What is academic freedom?
Last post by Wahoo Redux - March 01, 2024, 08:59:58 PM
Quote from: marshwiggle on March 01, 2024, 01:07:40 PMCriticism of the Israeli government is not anti-Semitism. Times infinity.



So criticizing actions taken on behalf of a group of people doesn't constitute bigotry against those people?

[/quote]

No, buddy. 

There actually is a definition of bigotry. 

(We covered this over on the other thread.)

Consider that if you criticize a group of people based entirely on who and what they are, not on what they actually do, you might be enacting a prejudice. 

If you criticize Israel because they are a Jewish state and you don't like Jews, you are a bigot.

If you criticize Israel because you are horrified by their treatment of the Palestinians, you are a concerned world citizen.

I know you've been stung, my friend, but come on.