NCAA Football: Top 20 Teams After Week 13

Clemson Tigers – 12-0
Iowa Hawkeyes – 12-0
Alabama Crimson Tide – 11-1
Oklahoma Sooners – 11-1
Michigan State Spartans – 11-1
Ohio State Buckeyes – 11-1
North Carolina Tar Heels – 11-1
Houston Cougars – 11-1
Stanford Cardinal – 10-2
Florida State Seminoles – 10-2
Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 10-2
TCU Horned Frogs – 10-2
Northwestern Wildcats – 10-2
Oklahoma State Cowboys – 10-2
Florida Gators – 10-2
Temple Owls – 10-2
Baylor Bears – 9-2
Navy Midshipmen – 9-2
Oregon Ducks – 9-3
Mississippi Rebels – 9-3


15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out Of Touch College Campuses Have Become (John Hawkins)

15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out Of Touch College Campuses Have Become – John Hawkins


How radical, weird and out of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten since Obama came into office? It’s worse than you ever thought and although there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across how bad things have become.

1) “College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims… The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns – insulting, childish concerns – that Muslim students would be offended.”

2) “Portland State University Offers Course Teaching How to ‘Make Whiteness Strange’… According to Portland State University Professor Rachel Sanders’ ‘White Privilege’ course, ‘whiteness’ must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. The course description states that ‘whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of racial meaning and racial inequality in the United States” and claims that ‘to preserve whiteness is to preserve racial injustice.’ Students taking the course will ‘endeavor to make whiteness strange.’ In order to make whiteness strange, the description says students must ‘interrogate whiteness as an unstable legal, political, social, and cultural construction.’”

3) “A University in the San Francisco Area Actually Told Students To Call 911 if They Were Offended… Administrators at a Catholic university in the San Francisco Bay Area have rescinded an official school policy instructing students to clog up the regional 9-1-1 emergency reporting system to report ‘bias incidents.’

The school is Santa Clara University, reports Campus Reform… Until this month, however, Santa Clara administrators have been instructing students to report ‘bias incidents’ using the emergency service reserved for dispatching police, firefighters and ambulances.

‘If the bias incident is in progress or just occurred: ALWAYS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY,’ the Santa Clara website instructed students in fierce, all-capital letters.”

4) “Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

…For all you folks who went to school back when there were only him and her – here’s a primer: some of the new gender neutral pronouns are ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr.”

5) “A Professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a ‘myth’ or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college. According to a press release from the Liberty Counsel, a non-profit public interest law firm, Humanities Professor Lance ‘Lj’ Russum gave a student a ‘zero’ on four separate papers because the 16-year-old did not ‘conform to his personal worldviews of Marxism, Atheism, Feminism, and homosexuality.’ The law firm has called for a full, private investigation of the professor and the course curriculum.”

6) “College Codes Make ‘Color Blindness’ a Microaggression… wait, what? …UCLA says “Color Blindness,” the idea we shouldn’t obsess over people’s race, is a microaggression. If you refuse to treat an individual as a ‘racial/cultural being,’ then you’re being aggressive.”

7) “The phrase ‘politically correct’ is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The university’s ‘Just Words’ campaign is the work of UWM’s ‘Inclusive Excellence Center’ and aims to ‘raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact’ – microaggressions like ‘politically correct’ or ‘PC.’”

8) ) “‘American,’ ‘illegal alien,’ ‘foreigners,’ ‘mothering,’ and ‘fathering’ are just a handful of words deemed ‘problematic’ by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide… Saying ‘American’ to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes ‘U.S. citizen’ or ‘Resident of the U.S.’ The guide also tries to get students to stop saying ‘Caucasian,’ ‘illegal Immigrant,’ ‘mother,’ ‘father’ and even the word ‘healthy’ is said to shame those who aren’t healthy.”

9) “Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJ filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the ‘field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion.’”

10) “A California school co-founded by a firebrand who once called for an ‘intifada’ in the U.S. has become the nation’s first accredited Muslim college.”

11) “According to Coastal Carolina University, sex is only consensual if both parties are completely sober and if consent is not only present, but also enthusiastic. This is a troubling standard that converts many ordinary, lawful sexual encounters into sexual assault, and it should frighten any student at CCU.”

12) “Clemson University apologizes for serving Mexican food… Students took to Twitter to call the event culturally insensitive and to question the school’s efforts to promote diversity… Clemson Dining issued an apology to ‘offended’ students after hosting a ‘Maximum Mexican’ food day.”

13) “All-Women’s College Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because it Excludes Women Without Vaginas.”

14) “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ leader who landed a teaching gig at Yale University delivered a lecture this week on the historical merits of looting as a form of protest, backing up his lesson with required reading that puts modern-day marauders on par with the patriots behind the Boston Tea Party.”

15) “Assistant Dean (at Cornell) Tells a Project Veritas Investigative Journalist that the University Would Allow an ISIS Terrorist to Hold a ‘Training Camp’ on Campus, Saying: ‘It Would be Like Bringing in a Coach to do a Training on a Sports Team.'”



Project Veritas Proves That Leftists Are Batshit Crazy… Again (Video)

College Administrators Literally Shred U.S. Constitution After Reporter Calls It “Oppressive” And “Triggering” – Weasel Zippers

Yes, literally.

Via Campus Reform:

Administrators at Vassar College and Oberlin College agreed to personally shred a pocket Constitution after an undercover reporter posing as a student complained that she felt “triggered” by its distribution on campus.

The video was produced by Project Veritas, a non-profit established by conservative journalist James O’Keefe, and employs a similar style to the undercover ACORN videos that first brought him to prominence.

“Last week something kinda happened on campus that kind of really upset me and I ended up having a panic attack,” the reporter tells Vassar College Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity Kelly Grab. “It’s just I’ve been kind of hiding out in my room ever since kind of scared, so, finally somebody told me I should maybe come talk to you about it and see if there’s anything that can happen or anything… They were handing the Constitution out on campus.”

“Oh, CATO Institute,” Grab murmurs while looking the booklet over.

“They were handing it out and as soon as I saw it you know I started to not be able to breathe, hyperventilating,” the reporter elaborated. “My vision went blurry and I just – kind of just lost control.”

After establishing that the reaction was triggered merely by the offering of copies of the Constitution and not by anything the group had said, Grab offers her sympathies to the reporter.

Keep reading



Dumbass College Dean Stopped For Blocking Traffic Accuses Cops Of Racism… Then Video Is Released

College Dean Accuses Cops Of Racism, Then The Dash Cam Video Is Released – Western Journalism

Dorothy Bland, dean of the journalism school at the University of North Texas, was recently out walking one Saturday morning when she was pulled over by two cops, cops she now accuses of racism.

Bland penned a piece in the Dallas Morning News in which she stated that she was caught “walking while black.”

Bland wrote: “I stopped and asked the two officers if there was a problem; I don’t remember getting a decent answer before one of the officers asked me where I lived and for identification.”

She went on:

I remember saying something like, ‘Around the corner. This is my neighborhood, and I’m a taxpayer who pays a lot of taxes.’ As for the I.D. question, how many Americans typically carry I.D. with them on their morning walk? Do you realize I bought the hoodie I was wearing after completing the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education in 2014?

She stated in her column that “I guess I was simply a brown face in an affluent neighborhood.”

Bland used her iPhone to capture the two officers and then their license plate in her picture.

Bland wrote she thought of “dozens” of blacks “who have died while in police custody,” and then posted the article to Facebook “for safety’s sake.” She then stated that she “posted the photo of the officers on Facebook, and within hours, more than 100 Facebook friends spread the news from New York to California.”

Little did Bland know that there was a camera installed in the police vehicle which captured the entirety of the incident.

Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall replied to Bland’s comments about the incident in a column posted beneath Bland’s in The Dallas Morning News.

Walthall said that the stop was about safety, not race, and that the video from the camera installed in the police vehicle proves it.

In the video, the police officers clearly state the reason she was being pulled over – impeding traffic while walking and listening to her earbuds.

Walthall wrote: “My officers, a field training officer and his recruit, observed Ms. Bland walking in the roadway wearing earbuds and unaware that there was a pickup truck directly behind her that had to almost come to a complete stop to avoid hitting her.”

She also wrote: “Impeding traffic is a Class C misdemeanor, and it is our policy to ask for identification from people we encounter for this type violation.”

Walthall said that after people watch the video, they will be sure that the officers were concerned about keeping her safe.



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*VIDEOS* NCAA Football Week 4 Highlights

Utah Bitchslaps Oregon

Florida Squeaks By Tennessee

TCU Wins Shootout With Texas Tech

UCLA Crushes Arizona



*VIDEOS* NCAA Football Week 3 Highlights

LSU Pounds Auburn

Georgia Tech Falls To Notre Dame

Clemson Holds Off Louisville

Ole Miss Shocks Alabama



President Asshat Enjoys Women’s College Basketball Game As U.S. Troops Flee Yemen

Obama Enjoys Ivy League Women’s College Basketball As U.S. Troops Flee Yemen – Daily Caller


President Barack Obama enjoyed NCAA women’s college basketball tournament action on Saturday as approximately U.S. 100 troops evacuated a rapidly deteriorating and chaotic situation near the southern Yemen city of al-Houta.

The soldiers – many of them elite special forces commandos – had been stationed at al-Anad air base in the war-torn Arab country, reports BBC News.

The proximate cause of the hasty Saturday exit was a Friday attack on the city of al-Houta by al-Qaida fighters. A quick counter-attack by the Yemeni army has since reportedly minimized al-Qaida gains.

Friday also saw a suicide bomb attack in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. At least 137 people died in the bombing, for which Islamic State-associated combatants have claimed credit.

Obama sat in a prime seat at the first-round NCAA tournament game at XFINITY Center in College Park, Md. He was surrounded by a group of fans festooned in orange and black — the colors of fancypants Princeton University.

Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, plays on the Princeton women’s team, which is currently undefeated for the season.

Princeton, a #8 seed, beat the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, a #9 seed, by a score of 80-70 on Saturday afternoon.

Fans at the game chanted “four more years,” notes Yahoo! News.

In the fall of 2014, Obama touted Yemen as a War on Terror success story.

Yemen is currently undergoing what amounts to a civil war involving several armed and vigorous elements including al-Qaida and ISIS.

A number of weeks ago, U.S. Marines allegedly destroyed their weapons or simply left them to Yemeni factions before leaving in the midst of an Iran-backed coup.



10 States Respond To Leftist Claims Of College Rape Epidemic With Push To Legalize Guns On Campuses

10 States Want To Permit Guns On Campus To Stop Rape – Sweetness & Light


From the New York Times:

A Bid for Guns on Campuses to Deter Rape

By ALAN SCHWARZ | February 18, 2015

As gun rights advocates push to legalize firearms on college campuses, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assaults… [L]awmakers in 10 states who are pushing bills that would permit the carrying of firearms on campus are hoping that the national spotlight on sexual assault will help them win passage of their measures. “If you’ve got a person that’s raped because you wouldn’t let them carry a firearm to defend themselves, I think you’re responsible,” State Representative Dennis K. Baxley of Florida said during debate in a House subcommittee last month. The bill passed.

Talk about being hoisted on your own canard [sic]. This is the kind of jujitsu that conservatives should do more often.

The sponsor of a bill in Nevada, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, said in a telephone interview: “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”

“Hot little girls”? That isn’t very PC. Ms. Fiore must not be a card-carrying feminist. Therefore her opinions on such matters are meaningless – even mockable.

In addition to those in Florida and Nevada, bills that would allow guns on campus have been introduced in Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

So only red (neck) states really want to protect young women? How telling.

Opponents contend that university campuses should remain havens from the gun-related risks that exist elsewhere, and that college students, with high rates of binge drinking and other recklessness, would be particularly prone to gun accidents.

And yet we let them vote.

Some experts in sexual assault said that college women were typically assaulted by someone they knew, sometimes a friend, so even if they had access to their gun, they would rarely be tempted to use it…

Huh? Then it doesn’t sound like rape rape. (To quote the political sage, Whoopie Goldberg.)

Other objectors to the bills say that advocates of the campus carry laws, predominantly Republicans with well-established pro-gun stances, are merely exploiting a hot-button issue. “The gun lobby has seized on this tactic, this subject of sexual assault,” said Andy Pelosi, the executive director of the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus. “It resonates with lawmakers.” …

How dare conservatives seize upon a made up crisis to advance their agenda? Only Democrats are allowed to do that.



Noted Publicity Whore with Bad Hair might run in 2016

Good Grief can’t this carnival barker just go away?

Tell us how you really feel, Donald.

American businessman Donald Trump tweeted out on Tuesday,
“The last thing this country needs is another Bush.”

He’s obviously not alone on that.

The Donald spoke to a crowd at the Marriott Marquis in Washington this week. He has hinted that he will travel to Iowa to test the waters.

Donald Trump charmed hundreds of suits Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington. It was the “Winter Dinner” for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Wearing a dark suit, one of his own Trump-branded blue striped ties and the infamous bird’s nest hairdo, he sat for an on-stage interview with club president David Rubenstein, who he periodically showered with compliments.

Rubenstein began with a burning question: “It’s rumored that you’re thinking of going to Iowa soon,” he said, alluding to Trump’s ongoing presidential aspirations.

In fact, he is. For politics and real estate.

No, we do not need Jeb in 2016, or Romney and Trump is using that to play attention whore again. That is what he does, and sadly some people see to actually consider him sincere. I have said it before, I would not trust Trump as far as I can throw his massive ego. Sure, he is saying the obvious, acting as if he has struck some brilliant piece of insight. But he has not, he is about himself, period! As bad as Bush in 2016 would be, Trump would be worse. We have some REAL genuine men of convictions that may run, Perry, Walker, Cruz, to name a few. The last thing we should do is give any thought to taking Mr. Look At Me seriously

Ed’s 2014 List Of College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck

Boca Raton Bowl (December 23rd – 6:00 pm)
Marshall Thundering Herd
vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

Sun Bowl (December 27th – 2:00 pm)
Arizona State Sun Devils
vs, Duke Blue Devils

Holiday Bowl (December 27th – 8:00 pm)
Nebraska Cornhuskers
vs. USC Trojans

Liberty Bowl (December 29th – 2:00 pm)
West Virginia Mountaineers
vs. Texas A&M Aggies

Athletic Bowl (December 29th – 5:30 pm)
Oklahoma Sooners
vs. Clemson Tigers

Music City Bowl (December 30th – 3:00 pm)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
vs. LSU Tigers

Belk Bowl (December 30th – 6:30 pm)
Louisville Cardinals
vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Peach Bowl (December 31st – 12:30 pm)
Ole Miss Rebels
vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Fiesta Bowl (December 31st – 4:00 pm)
Boise State Broncos
vs. Arizona Wildcats

Orange Bowl (December 31st – 8:00 pm)
Mississippi State Bulldogs
vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Outback Bowl (January 1st – 12:00 pm)
Wisconsin Badgers
vs. Auburn Tigers

Cotton Bowl (January 1st – 12:30 pm)
Michigan State Spartans
vs. Baylor Bears

Rose Bowl (January 1st – 5:00 pm)
Oregon Ducks
vs. Florida State Seminoles

Sugar Bowl (January 1st – 8:30 pm)
Alabama Crimson Tide
vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Alamo Bowl (January 2nd – 6:45 pm)
Kansas State Wildcats
vs. UCLA Bruins

National Championship Game (January 12th – 8:30 pm)
Oregon Ducks or Florida State Seminoles
vs. Alabama Crimson Tide or Ohio State Buckeyes


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5 Of Top 8 College Football Teams Go Down To Defeat

Week Of Upsets Turns College Football Upside Down: Who Is No. 1? – Bleacher Report


It was advertised as must-see, the first meaningful – and potentially impactful – week of the youthful college football season. Oftentimes these instances provide more sizzle than steak, Week 6 was a glaring, glorious exception. It was madness. It was historic.

Take that AP Top 25 Poll from last week and toss it in the nearest wastebasket or fireplace. It will do you no good now. After 11 ranked teams (that’s almost half) fell in one weekend, we’ll have to go back to the drawing board.

It began with No. 2 Oregon on Thursday night. The Ducks, even as more than a three-touchdown favorite coming off a bye and playing at home, were unable to hold off Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats.

Texas A&M, the nation’s No. 6 team heading into Week 6, fell to Mississippi State in Starkville, albeit as a slight underdog. And to ensure that the entire state of Mississippi had something to celebrate, Ole Miss took out Alabama – the No. 3 team – prompting a field takeover for the ages.

Just as the chaos of Oxford was setting in, TCU took out No. 4 Oklahoma following a blitz of touchdowns and turnovers. And, to cap off a day of carnage, Utah took down No. 8 UCLA on a missed last-second field goal.

The result is pure, unaltered chaos and the first major shakeup of a season that still has so much more to give. Given the scenario, it also makes the search for the nation’s No. 1 team a taxing task.

As for the unbeaten contenders worthy of consideration, let’s explore the options.


Until further notice, this is the No. 1 team. Florida State has acquired that label, and it didn’t change on Saturday. Now, despite the label, the Seminoles haven’t looked the part of the nation’s top team for much of this season, although one of the alternatives to winning ugly is losing outright. (See: Above.)

Florida State started slow once again against Wake Forest – one of the country’s most anemic offenses – but quickly pulled away after some initial struggles. The defense played its best game, albeit against a unit it should look good against, and the offense eventually picked up the pace.

But Jameis Winston, at least by the absurd standards he set last year, has struggled. The offensive line has had issues. The defense, at times, has looked vulnerable.

And yet, Florida State still has more overall talent than just about any other team. It simply comes down to putting it together. More importantly, it comes down to staying unbeaten, and the Seminoles have managed to do just that.

Until that changes, regardless of the style points attached, Florida State isn’t going anywhere.


It’s no longer just a really fast, talented offense. The Auburn defense has taken enormous strides in 2014, something that was evident in an ugly win against Kansas State earlier this year and on Saturday in a blowout win against LSU.

The Tigers, having put it in cruise control for much of the season, showed off their next level against Les Miles’ youth-infused group on Saturday night.

Quarterback Nick Marshall showed the full range of skills that make him (and this team) dangerous. With multiple touchdowns passing and rushing on Saturday, Marshall showcased his advanced versatility that will continue to keep defenses honest. He also has a lovely buffet of weapons around him.

If Marshall’s defense can come close to matching the production it has delivered early on, this team will be incredibly difficult to beat.

With many meaningful conference games on the horizon – including an enormous tussle against Mississippi State next week – Auburn will have ample opportunities to validate its inclusion in this discussion.

Speaking of…


It’s time to start viewing Mississippi State as more than just a good story. And really, this conversation should have started before Week 6.

Following its dominating 48-31 victory over Texas A&M – and it wasn’t even that close – the Bulldogs have thrown their name in the ring when it comes to consideration for the top team in the country.

We don’t hand out October Heismans, thankfully, but you could make the argument that quarterback Dak Prescott would be your winner if the award was handed out Saturday. That’s a fancy way of highlighting his incredible production, and his five-touchdown game against A&M was an extension of what he’s done all season.

Add in running back Josh Robinson – maybe the nation’s most underrated back – and offensively this group has been sensational. With the defense playing the way it is, particularly up front, it’s hard to find any glaring holes with this roster.

With Auburn on deck, the celebration will be short. The Bulldogs, no longer content with a “nice” season, are on the verge of something far greater.


When you beat Alabama, you get noticed. That’s not the only reason why Ole Miss warrants your consideration as the nation’s top team, although it’s a fabulous place to start.

The Rebels’ 23-17 victory over the Crimson Tide was a good synopsis of what they’ve done all year. The defense might be the best in the country or, at the very least, one of the most athletic.

The offense, led by quarterback Bo Wallace, hasn’t been embraced quite the same way. After Wallace threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes on Saturday, however, that might change. Still, the reputation surrounding his inconsistent play will continue, even if he’s tired of hearing it, a sentiment echoed in his comments, courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger’s Riley Blevin:

Like its in-state rival, Ole Miss won’t have to wait long to back up this talk. Hugh Freeze’s team will visit a hungry Texas A&M next week, as the SEC West gauntlet continues.

We’ve been waiting for Freeze’s recruiting success to develop into something more. With no ceiling in sight yet, it would appear that this time is now.


Baylor: The Bears offense was stagnant for much of the first half against the Texas Longhorns, although the defense stepped up and has been better than anticipated. With Oklahoma’s loss, Baylor is suddenly the favorite in the Big 12. There’s plenty of work to be done – including a road game against the Sooners along with a lively and alive TCU squad – although the Bears have done more than simply survive.

Notre Dame: At this point, perhaps it’s a stretch to anoint the Irish as the nation’s top team. And yet, Notre Dame’s victory against the Stanford Cardinal in brutal conditions highlighted the various ways this team can win. It’s so much more than quarterback Everett Golson; this defense has played fabulously thus far.

An Array of One-Loss Teams: We’re breaking the rules here, but it’s important we do so. Look at your calendar. It is early October. So much can and will happen over the next few months, which is something this sport has taught you time and time again.

A loss isn’t the end of the world, especially with the debut of a four-team playoff. While it can be an enormous, telling setback, the beauty of it all is the finish line is still nowhere in sight.


Given the limited sample size that suddenly seems exponentially larger, give me Auburn as the nation’s No. 1 team after six weeks of college football.

The programs listed above – as well as others not mentioned – could all make strong cases as the top team in the country. With Auburn becoming more balanced each week, however, I’ll give the Tigers a slight edge at the moment.

But, as chaos looms, we’ll see how long this lasts.



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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up… Zombie Studies Gain Ground On College Campuses

Zombie Studies Gain Ground On College Campuses – Wall Street Journal

Kyle Bishop figured it was risky when he applied to a University of Arizona Ph.D. program in English eight years ago by proposing a dissertation on zombie movies.

He was dead wrong.


The program approved Mr. Bishop’s proposal, and he is now chairman of Southern Utah University’s English department. The 40-year-old has been invited to give zombie lectures in Hawaii, Canada and Spain.

“It’s clearly now acceptable to study zombies seriously,” he says.

Just as zombies – those mythical revived corpses hungry for living human flesh and gray matter – have infiltrated pop culture, they have also gotten their hands on our brainiest reserves: the academy.

Mr. Bishop is among an advancing horde of scholars who, compelled by the cultural history and metaphor of the undead, are teaching and conducting research in disciplines from economics to religion to medicine.

The last five years have seen 20 new scholarly books with “zombie” in the title or topic category, according to Baker & Taylor, a distributor of academic and other books; in the 10 prior years, there were 10. JSTOR, an online archive of about 2,000 academic journals, says the journals have run 39 articles invoking the undead since 2005, versus seven in the preceding 10 years.

Mr. Bishop’s timing was impeccable. His dissertation coincided with a zombie onslaught that infected television, literature and other media. AMC’s TV series “The Walking Dead” is a top-rated cable show, and the 2013 zombie movie “World War Z” grossed $540 million globally.

Mr. Bishop turned his dissertation into a book, “American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture,” which surprised everyone when over 1,000 copies sold. Back when he proposed his dissertation, he says, “nobody would touch the zombie.”

Now, zombies thrive on campuses like California State University, East Bay, in Hayward. Christopher Moreman, a philosophy professor there, co-edited a two-volume collection of essays on “the Humanity of the Walking Dead” and “Cross-Cultural Appropriations” of the monsters. The initial plan was for one volume, he says, but over 100 proposals arrived.

When Mr. Moreman worked the theme into a course – “Philosophy 3432: Religion, Monsters and Horror” – he says he drew 55 students vying for 35 spots.

In one class, students read his work examining Buddhist imagery in zombie movies, which echo the religion’s meditation on mortality, he says, because “you recognize that everything’s temporary and zombies keep going on and on.”

Some find the trend ominous. There is a “danger” when scholars probe subjects like zombies, says Mark Bauerlein, an English professor and author of “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future.”

“They end up invariably turning their attention away from the tradition,” he says, “the classics, the works that have survived the test of time.”

Michael Poliakoff, who directs policy for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, says the proliferation of undergraduate courses in topics like zombies and vampires is helping ruin American students’ brains. Citing various studies, Mr. Poliakoff says many U.S. college graduates still lack proficiency in basic verbal literacy.

“What have we given up in order to dabble in the undead?” he says. “We’ve given up survival skills.”

Last year, some parents objected to an optional reading class at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, Ore., using materials describing a “zombie apocalypse.” The district eliminated the material, says Superintendent Dr. Fred Maiocco, and “we extend our regrets to anyone offended.”

Zombie scholars say their subject is worthy of study because the living deads’ history and ubiquity in modern literature and culture present metaphors ripe for analysis.

Self-described “zombie scholar” Sarah Juliet Lauro, a Clemson University assistant English professor, acknowledges that some think it is silly or inappropriate to study the ghouls.

She counters that “it’s a deeply important mythology that is specifically about slavery.” She is finishing a book tracing zombie folklore to its 18th-century roots in the Haitian Revolution. Zombis were field laborers raised from the dead who led a slave rebellion.

Her book, “The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion and Living Death,” examines how zombies came to represent the struggles of slavery and colonialism.

A former student of Ms. Lauro’s, 34-year-old Christopher Schuster, says studying zombies analytically in her class “struck a chord.” An Iraq War veteran, he saw parallels to post-traumatic stress disorder. “A single bite changes you from my best friend to someone who’s trying to kill me,” he says, adding that war “can take a child and turn him into a tormented man.”

Zombies are staggering into many fields. Last year, English professor Sherryl Vint at the University of California, Riverside, and a grad student called for submissions to “an edited volume on zombies in comics and graphic novels through the lens of medical discourse.”

The editors “seek to move beyond merely identifying the similarities between the etiology of infectious disease and zombie plagues to question how medical discourse constructs and is constructed by popular iconography of the boundaries of life, illness and health.”

Other collections due this year include “Economics of the Undead,” which co-editor Glen Whitman, a Cal State Northridge economics professor, says “raises issues of the use of resources” in an apocalyptic event. The work is academic, he says, but might draw readers “with a casual interest in economics.”

A media-studies anthology edited by Steve Jones, a senior lecturer at England’s Northumbria University, “seeks to investigate zombie sexuality in all its forms and manifestations.”

Max Brooks, author of hit pop-culture books like “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z” – often cited in academic works – is skeptical about exploring the undead theoretically. “It just becomes academics writing papers for other academics,” he says.

Instead, he says, “I would want a professor who would dig into the very real questions” that his own books seek to answer – such as, what steps would one take should a zombie apocalypse arrive—and “take that knowledge and apply it to the real world.”

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2013/2014 College Football Bowl Games Worth Watching

Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday – December 21st – 3:30 p.m. ET

Fresno State Bulldogs vs. USC Trojans


Russell Athletic Bowl

Saturday – December 28th – 6:45 p.m. ET

Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals


Chick-fil-A Bowl

Tuesday – December 31st – 8:00 p.m. ET

Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies


Capital One Bowl

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Transgender ‘Bias Incident Response Team’ Member Busted For College Hate Crime Hoaxes

Shocking Discovery In Hoax Bias Incident At Vassar College – Daily Caller

Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes – and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.


This fall semester at the liberal arts college in New York saw a curiously high number of bias incident reports. On Nov. 14, the college sent a mass email to students advising them that Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) had received at least six reports in the last few months of hateful and insensitive messages being scrawled and spray painted on student residences. Messages included “Avoid Being Bitches,” “Fuck Niggers,” and most prominently, “Hey Tranny. Know Your Place.”

“This is unacceptable and members of our community should be able to learn and work in environments that are free of hurtful expressions and behaviors,” wrote Edward Pittman, BIRT coordinator and dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity, in an email to students.

The email also outlined BIRT’s purpose and role in bias incident response. The task force receives the reports of bias incidents, meets with victims, and provides support for campus efforts to foster diversity and inclusion.

The task force had one student member: Genesis Hernandez, who is transgendered and was also a vice president of the Vassar Student Association (VSA), the student government.

Five days after the email was sent, Vassar President Catharine Hill sent a follow-up email announcing that the bias incidents were hoaxes perpetrated by two students. The students wrote the vile messages and then filed the reports themselves, claiming to be the victims of unknown haters.

“It is our unfortunate duty to report that two Vassar students have admitted responsibility for creating a number of recent bias and hate-speech messages in public spaces on campus,” wrote Hill in an email. “They also falsely reported these as anonymous messages. Sadly, our community has been deeply hurt by these actions.”

The email noted that the two students had admitted responsibility and withdrawn from the college voluntarily. Their names were not reported.

However, The DC has learned that one of the perpetrators was none other than Genesis Hernandez.

Informed sources within Vassar told The DC that administrators pinpointed Hernandez as a responsible party, forcing him to give up his position in student government and leave the college. Leaked conversations between student government members also paint Hernandez as the culprit.

On the same day that Hill’s email went out, VSA President Deborah Steinberg sent an email of her own announcing an election to fill Hernandez’s now-vacant VP position.

Hernandez has withdrawn from the college. His address no longer works, and as such, he did not respond to a request for comment.

A representative for the college declined to comment. Vassar’s only statement on the matter remains Hill’s email, in which she acknowledged that the campus might now be skeptical of BIRT’s efforts, but stressed the need to continue them.

“The outcome of this most recent investigation in no way diminishes our commitment to working toward a more just, diverse, egalitarian and inclusive campus community,” she wrote.

The DC could not determine the other perpetrator’s identity, nor was it clear which student wrote and falsely reported which messages.

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British College Student Stabbed To Death In Street By Giggling Muslim

Sudden Jihad Syndrome: UK College Student Knifed To Death In Street By Giggling Muslim – Gateway Pundit

Kieran Crump-Raiswell was looking for work when he was attacked.


CCTV images show Kieran’s killer hid in bushes before stabbing the ‘oblivious’ teenager in the chest.

UK Muslim Imran Hussain knifed gap-year student Kieran Crump-Raiswell to death in the street. Then he ran to his car laughing and drove off.

Manchester Evening News reported, via Religion of Peace:

Kieran, 18, was heading to look for a job when Imran Hussain, 27, walked up to him and “without warning” stabbed him four times in the chest, Manchester Crown Court was told.

A teenage gap-year student was knifed to death in the street in broad daylight by a “laughing” stranger in Manchester, a jury has heard.

Kieran Crump-Raiswell, 18, was heading to look for a job when Imran Hussain, 27, walked up to him and “without warning” stabbed him four times in the chest, Manchester Crown Court was told.

Witnesses to the shocking scene in Whalley Range said Hussain appeared to be “sniggering” as he ran to his car and drove off, jurors heard.

The killing was the second of two street assaults committed on total strangers within 12 days in January.

Mature student Hussain, from Bracknell, Berkshire, drove from his student flat in Coventry on January 4 and punched a man in the face in Nottingham and ran off.

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The Daily Caller Presents: The First Annual College Stupidity Awards

The Daily Caller Presents: The First Annual College Stupidity Awards – Daily Caller

It’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack Obama’s sparkling economic recovery.

The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus.

The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13.


Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in America

What an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The administration tried to punish a student who expressed discomfort with a professor’s assignment to stomp on a piece of paper bearing the word “Jesus.” Also, wackadoodle communications professor James Tracy took to his personal blog to suggest that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “mass casualty drill.” As if those incidents weren’t enough, the southeast Florida school bowed to student pressure and scrapped a $6 million agreement to name its football stadium after a for-profit prison company. During a protest over the stadium fracas, FAU’s president hit a student protester with the side mirror of her Lexus.

Dartmouth College: Most likely to let the terrorists win

Dartmouth also had a ridiculous year. The administration coordinated a manhunt to locate some guy who possibly spoke mock Chinese. Also, a campus atheist group organized an event aimed at skewering “lying, thieving Albanian dwarf” Mother Teresa. However, the prizewinner occurred when Dartmouth leftists crashed a recruiting event and loudly demanded that they get a day off from classes in order to bemoan the death of civility on campus. Craven school officials capitulated, of course, prompting one student to comment that administrators “let the terrorists win.”

George Washington University: Most prone to commit crimes against soda, Catholics, U.S. News and World Report, and Mount Rushmore

Speaking of bad years, consider The George Washington University. A law professor at George Washington forced students to undertake legal campaigns against soda companies in order to pass his class. Meanwhile, 30 percent of professors asked in a very limited survey endorsed the eventual addition of President Barack Obama’s face to Mount Rushmore. The D.C. school also admitted that it has been misreporting statistics to inflate its rankings for at least a decade. In still another incident, students tried to force a priest to leave campus. (At least GW is better than Gonzaga, though, where Catholic students can’t even form a Catholic student group.)

Columbia University: Most demented, homicidal faculty

Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work (and a scholar in residence at New York University). The inept getaway-car driver participated in a brazen $1.6 million Brinks truck heist along with members of the Black Liberation Army that resulted in the murder of three people. Meanwhile, it turns that out that Uma Thurman’s dad, Robert Thurman, is an Indo-Tibetan studies professor at Columbia. He made a crazy video calling Republicans “seditious” and “treasonous” for refusing to raise taxes.

Northwestern University: Most delicious multicultural blowback, con queso

A Hispanic student group at Northwestern University instructed members of the campus community to forgo eating tacos and drinking tequila on Cinco de Mayo, so as not to offend Mexican culture. But Mexican students, who indeed wanted to spend their holiday eating tacos and drinking tequila, took offense at the assumed offense. The Hispanic student group ended up with huevo on its face.

Mission College: Most valuable athlete to play college basketball both with and without a penis

Gabrielle Ludwig is a 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound center on the women’s basketball team at Mission College, a community college in Santa Clara, California. She played this year at the age of 51. She was also a man until July. Incidentally, Ludwig played basketball more than three decades ago at another community college on Long Island in New York. Her name then was Robert John Ludwig.

Oberlin College: Best faked or imaginary Ku Klux Klan sighting

A month-long spat of racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages at simperingly progressive Oberlin College turned out to have been the handiwork of two students. The series of incidents culminated in “a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit” near the school’s “Afrikan [sic] Heritage House.” Police at the Ohio school scoured the area but were only able to find a student draped by a blanket. Nevertheless, Oberlin’s apoplectic administration cancelled classes for a whole day.

Harvard University: Most likely to confirm everything non-leftists believe about Harvard

Deciding at long last to make things official, the student newspaper at Harvard wrote an editorial begging conservatives to please stop applying to Harvard. The editors had grown tired of conservative Harvard alums going on to criticize the university.

University of California, Berkeley: Best witch hunt against a charity organization

UC Berkeley liberals may love giving away money (especially tax dollars), but they love to hate Christian groups even more. No surprise, then, that the student government attempted to kick the Salvation Army off campus.

University of Chicago: Most successful dildo giveaway that was also marketed as fun for the whole family, even the kiddies

The University of Chicago pulled out all the stops for its sex-week festivities. There were pornographic movies, interviews with people in the porn business, condom and sex-toy giveaways galore, anal sex instructions, and even a workshop titled “Sex for Kids.”

Swarthmore College: Most baffling attempt to make a university’s revenue stream go extinct

A leftist student group at Swarthmore College wants the university to divest from fossil fuels, a move that would cost millions of dollars and force administrators to jack up tuition. In pursuit of this goal, a leader of the group, Mountain Justice, wrote that free speech would naturally need to be diminished. Students at the swanky suburban Philadelphia school also persuaded the scheduled commencement speaker to withdraw because he was once connected to the Bush administration. And, of course, a guest lecturer dropped by campus to proclaim that Jesus was bisexual.

University of Wyoming: Best alleged Facebook hoax perpetrated by an obese feminist

University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons was charged with interference with a police investigation after she allegedly posted on an anonymous social media page called UW Crushes that she wanted to “hatefuck” someone named – wait for it – “Meg Lanker Simons.” The 28-year-old undergrad had previously been convicted of aggravated assault after she brandished a gun at an employer who fired her.

Brevard Community College: Best unabashed voter intimidation

The president at Brevard Community College in Florida recommended the sacking of a tenured math professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Barack Obama last November. A three-month investigation found the professor, Sharon Sweet, guilty of electioneering, harassment and incompetence.

Brown University: Most confusingly offensive sex-related event

Are you a gay minority student struggling with an attraction to white people? Well, you missed out if you didn’t attend Brown’s “Protect Me From What I Desire” workshop on sexuality and attraction, where participants were segregated by race to enhance the dialogue, somehow. The Ivy League school also made headlines by covering students who decide they want to change genders under an already-generous student health insurance plan.

DePaul University: Most flagrant vandalism of a memorial for dead babies

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 13 student vandals destroyed an anti-abortion display on the main campus of the nation’s largest Catholic university. The makeshift monument was erected by the DePaul chapter of Young Americans for Freedom with school permission. Later, an anonymous student wrote a letter to the student newspaper insisting that students have a right to walk across the Chicago campus without having their pro-abortion sensibilities offended.

Lehigh University: Most outrageous lawsuit

Lehigh University graduate Megan Thode sued Lehigh for $1.3 million because she was unhappy that she got a C+ in a class in 2009. Thode, 27, said the grade ruined her dream of becoming a licensed professional counselor. Her civil suit alleged breach of contract, sexual discrimination and a broader attempt to force her to abandon the graduate degree she had been pursuing. The Pennsylvania judge in the case ruled in favor of Lehigh.

University of Cincinnati: Best helicopter parents

A judge granted 21-year-old Aubrey Ireland a stalking order against her own parents after she claimed that the parents installed tracking software on her phone to monitor her around the clock. David and Julie Ireland must stay 500 feet away from the theater student for a year.

San Jose State University: Least self-awareness

Sky-is-falling environmentalism professors at San Jose State University did the very thing conservatives often accuse them of doing: They burned a book that was skeptical of climate change. (RELATED: Climate change profs burns skeptical book)

University of North Carolina Wilmington: Best filthy poetry by a professor at a taxpayer-subsidized institution

The faculty of publicly-funded UNC-Wilmington is the professional home of Alessandro Porco, a randy professor who exuberantly peddles decadent smut. “Who would say No to a gang-bang?” asks one of his poems. “Who would say No to my scholarly toungin? Thank you fathers for your daughters.” Other gutter poems are entitled “Did I Shave My Nuts For This?” and “Ménage à Bush twins.”

Johns Hopkins University: Worst use of a simile for political purposes

Some members of the student government at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore were determined to prevent pro-life students from forming an official campus group, because, see, pro-lifers are just like the Klu Klux Klan.

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