Academic Insanity

U. of Michigan Student Government Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

The University of Michigan’s student government issued a statement this week accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in reaction to the country’s response to Palestinian terrorists launching dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza. According to the public university’s student government, “This is not a ‘conflict,’ but emblematic of Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.”

An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo during the launch of the Egyptian campaign that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli-made goods, at the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 20, 2015. BDS is a …

Dartmouth Medical School Catches Some Students Cheating on Online Tests – and Erroneously Accuses Others

Dartmouth Medical School has accused 17 students of cheating while taking tests online. Seven of the cases have already been dismissed after the school admitted the students might not have cheated at all. In the past year, many students have had to take exams remotely, as in-person classes have been canceled due to rules implemented in response to the Chinese coronavirus.

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy at the Hull York Medical School, Dr Kat Sanders prepares a remote learning session for her students from her office on the university campus in Hull, northern England on March 5, 2021. (Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

Cornell Introduces ‘BIPOC Rock Climbing’ Course

Cornell University is now offering a physical education course called “BIPOC Rock Climbing.” The Ivy League institution claims the class is: “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.” “BIPOC” is an abbreviation of “black, Indigenous, and people of color.”

BIPOC rock climbing