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    British and European Union universities and academics have collaborated on thousands of joint projects with institutions tied to the military of Communist China, an investigation has claimed. A collaborative investigation between 11 European newsrooms, the Dutch investigative outlet Follow the Money, and German nonprofit CORRECTIV has identified nearly 3,000 scientific publications that were produced by European Union universities and military-tied institutions in China. According to a report from the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle — one of the news outlets involved in the investigation — the scientific projects included research on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, and drone technology. One of the main Chinese collaborators identified in the investigation was the National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), which not only trains elite military personnel in China but also plays a central role in developing military technology, including hypersonic and nuclear weapons and quantum supercomputers. The top school is run directly by the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission. The investigators claim that nearly half of the identified Sino-European scientific studies were published by people connected to the NUDT, alongside...
    At least three people were in critical condition after a shooting near Temple University Wednesday, May 18, CBS3 reports. Approximately five bystanders between 19 and 59 years old were shot on the 1500 block of Bouvier Street in the evening hours, the outlet says. Two people were taken into custody, but no suspect names have been released, according to the outlet. Click here for more from CBS3.
    Pollution was responsible for 9million deaths in 2019, according to a major report. Air, chemical and water pollution accounted for all the fatalities, which accounted for one in six deaths worldwide. The figure is comparable with the global death rate from smoking and second-hand smoke, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. And it is around three times higher than malnutrition and drug and alcohol. Researchers said little progress has been made on tackling the public health crisis — with the death rate 'virtually unchanged' since the last analysis in 2015. They claimed there has been progress in reducing pollution deaths due to extreme poverty, such as unclean water, a lack of sanitation and household air pollution from burning fuels. But this was offset by increases in deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution and toxic chemicals such as lead poisoning. Pollution is the world's largest environmental risk factor for disease and early death but 'little has been done to deal with this public health crisis', the experts warned. The scientists called for a 'massive, rapid transition away from all...
    by Ailan Evans   The University of South Carolina is facing backlash over a “White Student Accountability Group” meeting that instructed students how to “recognize their contribution” to racism, according to a conservative student organization. Students at the University of South Carolina (USC) College of Social Work were invited to attend a “White Student Accountability Group” meeting on April 26, according to emails obtained by conservative student organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA). The purpose of the reported “White Student Accountability Group” is to help social work students recognize “their contribution to and responsibility to dismantle racism” in their everyday lives, according to the event description obtained by TPUSA. Students were also reportedly taught how to encourage their peers “to use their voice, power, and privilege to enact change in their classrooms, community, and practice” and “support students in developing skills to host similar groups among peers or colleagues to expand the community dedicated to racial equity and justice.” Statement condemning the "White Student Accountability Group" hosted yesterday by the College of Social Work. pic.twitter.com/G7xV9aBTaT — UofSC Turning Point USA (@uscturningpoint) April 27,...
    Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, reports in China on Friday said this year’s Asian Games are being postponed because of concerns over the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. China’s state-run television reported the postponement in a brief statement, but did not specify anything about rescheduling. It referenced the Olympic Council of Asia, again with no details. The World University Games, another major multi-sport event, could also be postponed. They were to take place last year but were postponed until 2022. They were to take place this year on June 26-July 7 in the western city of Chengdu. About 6,000 athletes were believed to be involved. The Switzerland-based FISU, the International University Sports Federation, which runs the University Games, was expected to issue a statement later on Friday. The Asian Games were to take place Sept. 10-25 in the eastern city of Hangzhou and would involve more than 11,000 athletes — more than the typical Summer Olympics. Both events were expected to take place using the “closed-loop” system that was in...
    An internal investigation into the history of slavery associated with Harvard University reported Tuesday that several people linked to the institution had owned a total of 70 slaves, and that Harvard benefited from money donated by slave owners. The report acknowledged Harvard’s prominent role in the abolitionist movement. However, it downplayed that contribution, devoting just one sentence to the hundreds of Harvard students who fought and died for the Union cause in the Civil War. Harvard was founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the oldest university in the United States. At that time, slavery was legal throughout the British colonies, and it was not abolished in Massachusetts until 1783, after the Revolution. The investigation began under then-Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust in 2016, at the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. She acknowledged that four slaves known as Bilhah, Venus, Titus, and Juba had worked on Harvard’s grounds. Weeks before, Harvard changed the title of the administrators of upperclass dormitories from “house masters” to “resident deans,” ostensibly because the word “master” triggered associations with slavery. (Harvard still awards...
    by Harold Hutchison   Emails from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden reportedly reveal that Joe Biden wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of one of Hunter Biden’s business partners. Biden, then the former Vice President, sent the letter of recommendation for Christopher Li, the son of BHR CEO Jonathan Li, directly to Dr. Christina Paxson, the president of Brown University in February 2017, Fox News reported. BHR is a Chinese investment firm of which Hunter Biden previously held a 10% stake. Jonathan Li reportedly emailed Hunter Biden and two other individuals in January 2017, asking for advice on how to get Christopher Li into one of three colleges: Brown, Cornell University, and New York University. NEW: Biden wrote college recommendation letter for Hunters Chinese business partner, emails reveal. Biden has repeatedly said that he didnt discuss Hunters business ventures with his son. Reporting from @BrookeSingman and myself https://t.co/S5r6HKs3qZ — Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 6, 2022 “Hunter asked me to send you a copy of the recommendation letter that he asked his father to write on...
    Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker has been lying about graduating in the top 1 percent of his class at the University of Georgia, according to a new CNN report Friday. “And all of sudden I started going to the library, getting books, standing in front of a mirror reading to myself,” CNN quotes Walker saying in a 2017 motivational speech. “So that Herschel that all the kids said was retarded become valedictorian of his class. Graduated University of Georgia in the top 1% of his class.” Walker is endorsed by former President Donald Trump and the current front-runner to be the Republican nominee to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in November. The seat would be a key pick-up in the Republican’s bid to retake the majority in the U.S. Senate. CNN notes that Walker also put the false claim on his campaign website, but that he acknowledged to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in December that it was not only false but that he never actually graduated from the University of Georgia. Walker, who was...
    Celebrity Doctor Mehmet Oz, candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, reportedly co-authored a book with the head of a university controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which touted the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine that has seen pushback in the West over the years. Dr. Oz co-authored the book Yin Yang You with Anlong Xu, the president of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and backed by the CCP, the Washington Freee Beacon reported. The book, which promotes traditional Chinese medicine, which has seen pushback from the West over the years, debuted on October 11, just weeks before he launched his Senate bid. The report claimed that Dr. Oz’s book’s collaboration with the CCP-backed academic showed his drive to make money in the communist country and help push the propaganda efforts by the CCP. Xi Jinping (C), Li Keqiang (3rd R), Li Zhanshu (3rd L), Wang Yang (2nd R), Wang Huning (2nd L), Zhao Leji (1st R) and Han Zheng (1st L) attend the first plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct....
    The University of Maryland is set to adopt most of the recommendations from a task force on community policing. Twenty-one of the 23 recommendations by the Community Policing Task Force at the University of Maryland College Park are included in the latest plans to improve public safety on campus. More Maryland News More Education News University President Darryll Pines said the goal is to create “more collaborative and trusting relationships” between police and the community. Among the recommendations: having mental health personnel serve as first responders on mental health calls and having ongoing diversity training for police officers. Other recommendations that Pines said will be implemented include requiring mental health screening for all police officers prior to hiring, the continuation of annual training on de-escalation, use of force, implicit bias, diversity and inclusion. Some of the recommendations being adopted are already in place. Two of the 23 recommendations are not being implemented as outlined in the task force report. Instead of establishing an independent Office of Community Safety and a new Policing Review Board, a Campus Safety Advisory...
    Gus Edwards, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, is suing a Los Angeles strip club after an alleged gunpoint robbery, TMZ Sports reports. The 26-year-old Rutgers University grad was robbed at gunpoint of his $50,000 diamond chain and $25,000 watch by five masked men while he went to retrieve his car from valet at the "Crazy Girls" club, the outlet said. His buddy's $60,000 watch was also apparently stolen. Security was captured by surveillance making no attempt to intervene, the athlete is alleging. Approximately one week later, Edwards got a message on Instagram from a person with the username "Johnny Blaze" saying he'd been "set up" by the valet. Edwards joined the Ravens in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers University. He already was having a tough year in 2021 since he tore his ACL, during his third season with Baltimore. Click here for the complete story by TMZ Sports.
    A former Rutgers University football star is suing a Los Angeles strip club after an alleged gunpoint robbery, TMZ Sports reports. Gus Edwards, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, was robbed at gunpoint of his $50,000 diamond chain and $25,000 watch by five masked men while he went to retrieve his car from valet at the "Crazy Girls" club, the outlet said. His buddy's $60,000 watch was also apparently stolen. Security was captured by surveillance making no attempt to intervene, the athlete is alleging. Approximately one week later, Edwards got a message on Instagram from a person with the username "Johnny Blaze" saying he'd been "set up" by the valet. Edwards joined the Ravens in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers University. He already was having a tough year in 2021 since he tore his ACL, during his third season with Baltimore. Click here for the complete story by TMZ Sports.
    The Ohio State University (OSU) publicly released a report from an independent consultant on the effectiveness of new security measures put into place. The security provisions, which were implemented following a spike in crime around the university, aimed to ease the concerns of students and parents. “Portions of the report will detail specific actions recommended but in general SRMC found the public safety services and initiatives implemented by Ohio State to be impactful in the off-campus University District. SRMC staff found during the review that many members of the community were more comfortable in their perceptions and “feelings” of on-campus safety than they were with the areas around the campus. The identification of specific concerns and responsive safety programs is a challenge, but one identified as needing attention,” a summary of the findings stated. Following the crime spike, the university announced that added security actions will provide $20 million over the next 10 years to improve safety for students on and around its campus. For example, the funds were used for multiple projects. Buckeye Block Watch patrols the neighborhood around the campus...
    A group dedicated to studying what it calls “viewpoint diversity” in public universities issued a Monday press release and report saying that while conservative views are smothered on Tennessee’s college campuses, far-left ideologies are thriving. “Academics and administrators are no longer merely pushing progressive politics but transforming universities into institutions dedicated to political activism and indoctrinating students into a hateful ideology. We call this ideological bent, Critical Social Justice [CSJ],” according to a report published by Velocity Convergence. CSJ, the group states, is a similar but more encompassing term than Critical Race Theory (CRT), which is a hot topic in the political world. The latter theory teaches students to view the world through a lens of racial and sexual oppression. The former, according to Velocity Convergence, “begins with criticism or critical analysis, where activists unmask the supposed hidden realities of the world,” which includes more oppressors than straight, white people who are typically targeted by CRT ideology. “America, they say, seems to be a place of equal opportunity or fair admissions, but it really is made up of various structures...
    by Alyssa Jones   On Jan. 26, the group “White Coats 4 Black Lives,” an organization with a mission to “dismantle racism in medicine and fight for the health of Black people,” gave the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine & Dentistry its “Racial Justice Report Card.” The result was nine “F” grades based on campus activity and administration policies during the 2020-2021 academic year. Founded in 2014, White Coats 4 Black Lives has 75 chapters at universities across the nation and pushes the Black Lives Matter agenda within medical schools. The University of Rochester received failing grades on page 34 of the 44-page report for “Recruitment & Admissions,” “Curriculum,” “Clinical Education,” “Student Affairs,” “Physical Space,’ “Relationship to the Carceral State,” “Treatment of Workers,” “Research,” and “Institutional Response to Student Activism.” “Campus Police have been not been abolished [sic], and the Board of Trustees has yet to take action to divest from companies that profit from private prisons,” the report card states in reference to the “Relationship to the Carceral State” failing grade. In a likely reference to its political mission, White Coats...
    The FBI has reportedly identified six people of interest in its investigation of bomb threats made to historically black colleges and universities this week. The six individuals are described as "tech-savvy" juveniles from around the country who used advanced techniques to disguise the origins of their threats, a law enforcement official told NBC News. OVER A DOZEN HBCUS RECEIVE BOMB THREATS “This investigation is of the highest priority for the Bureau and involves more than 20 FBI field offices across the country. These threats are being investigated as Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and hate crimes," the FBI said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. "We are working closely with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, coordinating with the targeted institutions, and meeting with academia and faith leaders to share information." More than a dozen HBCUs reported bomb threats on Tuesday, the first day of Black History Month. This followed at least six HBCUs that reported bomb threats Monday. On Jan. 4, at least eight HBCUs received bomb threats. The threats...
    Six people were identified by the FBI as persons of interest Wednesday in relation to the spate of bomb threats made against multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities, according to NBC News. Names of the six were not released because they were said to be minors. Citing a senior law enforcement source, NBC News reported that federal authorities described the juveniles as “savvy” and able to mask the source of their threats with complex technology. The senior law enforcement official told NBC that the string of threats was likely racially motivated. Nearly 20 HBCUs went into lockdown and had increased security presence after receiving bomb threats on Tuesday, the first day of Black History Month. Alcorn State University, Arkansas Baptist College, Coppin State, Edward Waters University, Fort Valley State University, Harris-Stowe University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Mississippi Valley State, Morgan State University, Philander Smith College, Rust College, Spelman College, Tougaloo College, the University of the District of Columbia, and Xavier University were targeted. The threats came a day after a previous bout of threats were...
    (CNN)The University of Utah has suspended all social activities at fraternities and sororities after two reports of sexual assault that allegedly occurred at two different fraternity houses, according to a letter from the university."All social activity at the University of Utah's fraternity and sorority chapters has been suspended for two weeks," Vice President of Student Affairs Lori McDonald wrote in the letter sent to students Monday. Philanthropic and business operations may continue in the chapter houses, McDonald's letter said. The action against fraternities and sororities came after the university announced January 26 that the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (OEO) was notified of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on September 22. Boston Universitys largest fraternity suspended as it faces a sexual assault investigationA student told the university the incident happened while they were attending a "Wine Wednesday" party at the fraternity house, where wine was served by the fraternity, according to an alert from the university safety department. Read MoreIn a statement, the Delta-Sigma Chapter at the University of Utah told...
    LOS ANGELES  — University of California, Los Angeles, officials ordered all classes to be held remotely on Tuesday due to threats, the school said. UCLA took the step a day after students returned to in-person instruction and said the move was made out of an abundance of caution. "UCLA Police Department is aware of a concerning email and posting sent to some members of the UCLA community today and actively engaged with out-of-state law enforcement and federal agencies," the university said in a series of overnight social media posts. Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, said Tuesday that the individual who made the threats is believed to be in Colorado. Law enforcement and UCLA have not yet named the person. "At this point we believe the campus is safe," Moore said during a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. The FBI's Los Angeles field office is working with UCLA "to assess the situation," FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller told The Associated Press. A spokesperson for the FBI's Denver field office did not immediately respond to an email...
              by Katelynn Richardson   Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) recently documented dozens of Christian-affiliated schools that maintain ties with or reference to Planned Parenthood. Campus Reform found many of these schools are also tied to abortion in other ways. Below is a sampling of Christian-affiliated universities and colleges that promote abortion advocacy and providers. Texas Christian University Affiliation: Disciples of Christ Planned Parenthood is promoted as a student internship option for the English Department. In 2016, Campus Reform reported that the History Department was offering credit for an internship with Planned Parenthood. In November 2021, the Department of Women & Gender Studies also published a “TCU Abortion Story Collective” document opposing Texas SB8. Named the “Heartbeat Bill”, the bill bans abortion once a heartbeat is detected. The document was a campus campaign to demonstrate “that there are many reasons people choose abortion” and that “everyone deserves access to safe, legal, and affordable abortion” by sharing staff and student stories. The same department website also documents the history of abortion advocacy and conversations on campus beginning in 1971. Texas Christian University maintains “strong and vibrant” ties with the Disciples of Christ. “TCU has a...