A new survey has uncovered just how far-reaching sexual abuse is on college campuses. The Association of American Universities surveyed undergraduate women on 27 different college campuses and, according to Time, nearly 1 in 4 said they “were victims of unwanted sexual contact.” The contact was either the result of physical force or because they were incapacitated, and in some cases, it included rape. Discuss
A student at Mississippi State University is proving that with a little courage and some creative thinking, anything is possible. A classmate of the heroic young scholar uploaded a picture of the young man sitting front row of a lecture, cooking bacon on a George Foreman grill that he brought to class. This guy’s got it all figured out ... Discuss
The University of Pennsylvania is now offering a course where students are required to do nothing but "stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs." So basically, it’s like every other college course, accept there’s no lecture going on in the background.
The goal of the class “Wasting Time on the Internet" isn’t totally clear, but has something to do with pondering the literary value and poetry of stuff like the junk on YouTube and listicles filled with GIFs of old Saved by the Bell references. The professor/poet behind the course told VICE, he was inspired to start the course because he was “very tired of reading articles in The New York Times every week that make us feel bad about spending so much time on the Internet, about dividing our attention so many times." Either that, or he just wanted to teach a class that simply involves him just sitting around while students aimlessly goof around on their laptops ... Discuss
Despite being a well-known advocate for dropping out of college, hip-hop star Kanye West is returning to the classroom—as a professor. After getting into a scuffle with a photographer in an airport last summer, a judge sentenced him to 250 hours of community service (along with probation and anger management classes) which he is fulfilling by teaching a course in fashion at the L.A. Trade Technical College. A well-known talent sentenced to helping young people hone their own gifts … This has inspirational movie written all over it ... Discuss