5 Jul 2017
2017/07/02 – Responding to whistleblower’s claims, Duke admits research data falsification – Durham Herald Sun
In-house investigators at Duke University believe a former lab tech falsified or fabricated data that went into 29 medical research reports, lawyers for the university say in their answer to a federal whistleblower lawsuit against it.
Duke’s admissions concern the work of Erin Potts-Kant, and a probe it began in 2013 when she was implicated in an otherwise-unrelated embezzlement. The lawsuit, from former lab analyst Joseph Thomas, contends Duke and some of its professors used the phony data to fraudulently obtain federal research grants.
The committee reviewed at least 36 research reports, and in many cases found that she’d tinkered with data before sending it along other investigators. In a few, she simply made things up, Duke said.
Duke, UNC, and NC State received EPA grants over $100 million to each school based on this bogus information.
These are the experts that people quote for information and policy purposes. I know they are all not dishonest, but some of them are.
25 May 2017
Eric Clanton is a college professor who is among those who run around with masks and protest and cause damage. He had been evading police for awhile.
2017/05/24 – Berkeley: College professor arrested as assault suspect – East Bay Times
Eric Clanton, 28, was being held on $200,000 bail after he was booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening. He was arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.
Clanton faces a 9 a.m. Friday arraignment hearing at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse.
Here’s why he has been arrested.
2017/05/24 – Police arrest Eric Clanton after bike lock assaults during Berkeley protests – Berkeleyside
Eric Clanton, a former teacher at Diablo Valley College, was arrested by Berkeley police on Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon identified as a U-lock bike lock, and one of those assaults is alleged to have caused a significant injury.
6 Mar 2017
Silicon Valley high school makes $24million in the Snapchat IPO five years after a parent convinced it to invest $15,000 in seed money – UK Daily Mail
A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo messaging application.
The board of the Saint Francis high school in Mountain View agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in Snap Inc. in 2012, when the company was just getting started.
The school says they sold two-thirds of their 2.1million Class A shares at $17 each, to raise $24 million. The remaining 700,000 shares that they held onto are now worth more than $17million, after the stock closed at $24.48 a share on Thursday.
This is a private Roman Catholic school that decided to do this. The results are extreme, but modest investments could be methods to lower tuition costs for some who may not have the money to attend private schools.
2 Mar 2017
Former Harvard Admins Accused Of Stealing $110K From Disabled Students To Buy Sex Toys, Gadgets – The Daily Caller
Harvard Law Administrators Accused Of Stealing Money Meant For Students With Disabilities – CBS Boston
In a criminal complaint the I-Team obtained, Harvard University police allege Meg DeMarco, 33, and Darris Saylors, 32, used the funds to purchase laptops, iPads, DVDs, jewelry, and even a few X-rated items. In all, the police investigation said the women stole about $110,000.
Both DeMarco and Saylors resigned from their positions at the Dean of Students office while a lengthy police investigation ensued.
Apparently this took place in November 2013 and was revealed in an audit.
2 Mar 2017
Public university lays off 79 IT workers after they train outsourced replacements – Ars Technica
At the University of California’s San Francisco campus, 79 IT employees lost their jobs this week, some of them after explaining to their replacements at Indian outsourcing firm HCL how to do their jobs.
In its statement on the matter, UCSF says that it was pushed to hire outside contractors due to “increased demand for information technology and escalating costs for these services.” The university says it will save more than $30 million by hiring HCL, after seeing IT costs nearly triple between 2011 and 2016, “driven by the introduction of the electronic medical record and increased digital connectivity.”
Trump has a couple of bills regarding this going through Congress.
16 Dec 2016
Colorado school district votes to allow employees to carry guns
A tiny school district in central Colorado has voted to allow teachers or other employees at its two schools to carry concealed handguns on the job if they volunteer to serve double duty as security officers in case of an emergency.
“We had a board member who introduced the idea back in June who indicated he felt the need for this because of the distance and response time (from law enforcement) as well as all the (potential) trouble from marijuana grows,” McPherson said.
The written resolution, however, says in part that it was drafted “in light of recent events nationally,” apparently in reference to a string of shootings on school campuses.
7 May 2016
New Chicago Schools Bathroom Policy Proves Liberals’ Extreme Agenda
Chicago Public Schools announced on Monday that students and staff must be granted unfettered access to intimate school facilities based on their chosen gender identity.
Put concretely, boys now have the “right” to undress in the girls’ locker room before gym class so long as they say they would feel more comfortable doing so.
But the latest definition, according to Chicago Public Schools, is that sex is merely “a label a person is assigned at birth” and that the reality lies in one’s internal “psychological knowledge” of their own gender “regardless of the[ir] biological sex.”
Under this definition, the only possible way we can know a person’s gender identity is by asking them, and if they consistently answer the same thing, bingo, that’s their gender identity.
Truly demonic stuff here…