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  IL Progtard Maniac Shoots Up GOP Baseball Practice
Posted by: Yancy Derringer - 06-15-2017, 09:47 AM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (8)

Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti-Trump

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You knew it was just a matter of time before…oh wait, wrong guy.  It’s not the IL progtard maniac we would have suspected.  This guy is named James T. Hodgkinson and he’s from Belleville, Illinois, not Champaign, Illinois.  But same socialist, Marxist, dumbass politics.  

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IL 12 Congressman Mike Bost states that Hodgkinson contacted his office 10 times, but “never appeared threatening.”  This would be in sharp distinction to that other guy, the convicted ethics violator who stalked IL 13 Congressman Rodney Davis at his office…

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…stalked pretty IL 13 Demtard candidate Ann Callis at her office…

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…and stalked and no doubt continues to stalk everybody else who disagrees with him.  

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Thankfully, James T. Hodgkinson died from the wounds he sustained at the hands of the police.  Although this probably will not stop him from voting multiple times in the next Illinois election.

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  Pearl Dick & Gollin Brat
Posted by: Howie Felterbush - 05-27-2017, 06:32 PM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (10)

I'm sure you all have been wondering just who were among the nearly 300 who attended the third annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing” conference on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, to discuss promising strategies that promote healing practices for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.

Quote:Denice Martin-Thompson from Passion Filled People, Lindsey Sherwin & Javan Howard from You Are the Shift, RJ Maccani & Gaurav Jashnani from Generation Give, Keston Jones & Saul Rivera from Healthy Start Brooklyn, NYCDOMH, Rommell Washington from Crime Victims Treatment Center, Cordelia Loots-Gollin & Pearl Dick from Healing Hurt People and Project Fire: ArtReach Chicago, David Gaskin & Rahson Johnson from S.O.S., Sebastien Vante from Safe Horizon, Liz Roberts & Lisa O’Connor from Safe Horizon, Saskia Valencia, Anne Oredeko & Charles Nunez from Youth Represent, Dr. Charles C. Edwards, Lisa Good from Urban Grief, Afua Addo from the Center for Court Innovation, Michael Rowe & Bridgette Butler from Healing Works, Ted Bunch from A Call to Men and Jarvis Houston, community organizer.
http://crownheights.org/paving-the-way-t...ling-4-12/

Those unfortunate young men of color should take a cue from darling young Chlamydia, and find themselves a Pearl Dick!

For darling young Chlamydia, singing the SMDFMA song with dear old dad no doubt pales in comparison to spending a little quality time with Pearl Dick.

Too bad DegreeInfo überperv Thomas Vernon "Chip" White couldn't be there to film the encounter between Chlamydia and Pearl Dick.  True, being over 18 they are both a little long in the tooth for Chip's tastes, not to mention the more-or-less wrong gender, chromosomally speaking.  Still, memorializing some of those exciting "breakout sessions" could be a lucrative sideline for White, the premier pedophile-pandering porn peddler. 

Pearl Dick is listed as the "Artistic Director" at ArtReach.  Remember, when you need some "artistic direction," always be sure to use a Pearl Dick.

Pearl Dick's Facebook page describes her as "In a relationship with Shannon Downey."  Wow, it's a lesbian, who would have guessed?  Let's hope that Shannon isn't the jealous type, or somebody might be finding out about healing hurt people first-hand.

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  Sen. Lee Proposes State Accreditation System
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 05-19-2017, 09:17 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (1)

Quote:The 1 Change the Government Could Make to Drive Down College Prices

Sen. Mike Lee / @SenMikeLee / May 16, 2017 /

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The Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act would allow states to set up their own accreditation systems, creating space for innovative reforms in higher education. (Photo: iStock Photos)

Commentary By
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Sen. Mike Lee/ @SenMikeLee
Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah.

Over the past 20 years, the price of wireless service has fallen 46 percent, the price of software has fallen 68 percent, the price of televisions has fallen 96 percent, and the quality of these services and technologies has improved markedly.

But over that same time, the price of college tuition has risen 199 percent, and most parents would agree that the quality has not greatly improved.

But if prices typically fall as competition spurs quality advancement, as seen by the technological achievement of the last two decades, how has that not happened in education?

There is no one simple answer to this question, but the different regulatory environment facing higher education is a significant factor.

One hundred years ago, there were six regional, voluntary, nongovernmental institutions that helped universities and secondary schools coordinate curricula, degrees, and transfer credits. These institutions had no power to prevent the creation of higher education institutions.

This changed with the 1952 GI Bill.

After congressional investigators found thousands of sham colleges were created overnight to take advantage of the benefits provided in the first 1944 GI Bill, the federal government turned these voluntary institutions into accreditors.

As the federal government steadily ramped up its financial support for higher education benefits, it continued outsourcing the vetting of higher education institutions to these regional accreditors.

This makeshift system worked well for decades, but in recent years these regional accreditors have come under heavy criticism for both lax oversight over some online institutions and a heavy hand in killing some promising innovations.

No regulator is ever going to be perfect, but if they are going to be gatekeepers for a sector of the economy as important as higher education, they must be transparent and accountable to the American people.

Unfortunately, our nation’s regional accreditors are neither. They do not share how they make their accrediting decisions with anyone and their board members do not face accountability at the ballot box.

This needs to change.

That is why I have introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act. This bill would allow states to create their own accreditation system for institutions that want to be eligible for federal financial aid dollars.

Each state could then be as open or closed to higher education innovation as they saw fit. They could even stick with their current regional accreditors if they chose to do so.

But they could also enable innovators like Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, who recently signed a deal with the online provider Kaplan University, to go even further in their mission to expand higher education access to those who had limited access before.

Our higher education system should not be held captive to 100-year-old institutions that were never intended to be regulatory gatekeepers in the first place.

Instead, we should allow those communities that want to experiment with higher education policy the freedom and accountability to do so.

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  Hit Libtards in Wallet
Posted by: Armando Ramos - 05-17-2017, 08:18 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (4)

Quote:Let’s Hit Left-Wing Colleges Where It Hurts. In the Pocketbook.
Walter E. Williams / May 17, 2017 /

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An anti-Trump protester burns a ''Free Speech'' sign held by a Trump supporter at the University of California, Berkeley. (Photo: Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/Newscom)

Parents, taxpayers, and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil, and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning.

Parents, taxpayers, and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as complicit as the professors and administrators who promote or sanction the lunacy, evil, and lawlessness.

As for the term “institutions of higher learning,” we might start asking: Higher than what?

Let’s look at a tiny sample of academic lunacy.

During a campus debate, Purdue University professor David Sanders argued that a logical extension of pro-lifers’ belief that fetuses are human beings is that pictures of “a butt-naked body of a child” are child pornography.

Clemson University’s chief diversity officer, Lee Gill, who’s paid $185,000 a year to promote inclusion, provided a lesson claiming that to expect certain people to be on time is racist.

To reduce angst among snowflakes in its student body, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law has added a “Chill Zone.” The Chill Zone, located in its library, has, just as most nursery schools have, mats for naps and beanbag chairs.

Before or after a snooze, students can also use the space to do a bit of yoga or meditate.

The University of Michigan Law School helped its students weather their Trump derangement syndrome—a condition resulting from Donald Trump’s election—by enlisting the services of an “embedded psychologist” in a room full of bubbles and play dough.

To reduce pressure on law students, Joshua M. Silverstein, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, thinks “every American law school ought to substantially eliminate C grades and set its good academic standing grade point average at the B- level.”

Today’s academic climate might be described as a mixture of infantilism, kindergarten, and totalitarianism. The radicals, draft dodgers, and hippies of the 1960s who are now college administrators and professors are responsible for today’s academic climate.

The infantilism should not be tolerated, but more important for the future of our nation are the totalitarianism and the “hate America” lessons being taught at many of the nation’s colleges.

For example, led by its student government leader, the University of California, Irvine’s student body voted for a motion, which the faculty approved, directing that the American flag not be on display because it makes some students uncomfortable and creates an unsafe, hostile environment.

The flag is a symbol of hate speech, according to the student government leader. He said the U.S. flag is just as offensive as Nazi and Islamic State flags and that the U.S. is the world’s most evil nation.

In a recent New York Times op-ed, New York University Provost Ulrich Baer argued:

Quote:The idea of freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say anything anybody thinks. It means balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community.

That’s a vision that is increasingly being adopted on college campuses, and it’s leaking down to our primary and secondary levels of education.

Baer apparently believes that the test for one’s commitment to free speech comes when he balances his views with those of others.

His vision justifies the violent disruptions of speeches by Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College, Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, and Charles Murray at Middlebury College.

Baer’s vision is totalitarian nonsense. The true test of one’s commitment to free speech comes when he permits people to be free to say and write those things he finds deeply offensive.

Americans who see themselves as either liberal or conservative should rise up against this totalitarian trend on America’s college campuses.

I believe the most effective way to do so is to hit these campus tyrants where it hurts the most—in the pocketbook. Lawmakers should slash budgets, and donors should keep their money in their pockets.

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  HS Students Bust Principal's Fake Degree
Posted by: Martin Eisenstadt - 04-06-2017, 06:37 AM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - No Replies

High school kids doing the administrators' jobs.  Corllins University??  Sounds legit!  Seems like the old cow picked up a little taqiyya whilst visiting Dubai.

Quote:$93K fraud: Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal resigns after credentials exposed

By Christopher Koulouris -  
April 5, 2017

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Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal

Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal: How an educator came to be caught out with fraudulent credentials with a starting salary of $93K.

Amy Robertson a Kansas High school principal has resigned after a high school journalist dug into their school’s new principal’s credentials.

It wasn’t upon being found out that the teacher, who had recently being hired on a starting $93 000 salary at Pittsburg High School was forced to resign. The educator reported the Topeka Capital Journal had been slated to start in August. 

‘She was going to be the head of our school,’ Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Pittsburg High School’s newspaper, Booster Redux, told The Kansas City Star. ‘We wanted to be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials.’

Adding, ‘We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.’

After a search online, the students found articles that the Dubai’s education authority suspended Robertson’s clearance to teach at Dubai American Scientific School; they accused her of not being authorized to be a principal. Robertson had lived in Dubai on and off for 19 years.

‘That raised a red flag,’ told Maddie Baden, a 17-year-old junior at the school. ‘If students could uncover this, I want to know why the adults couldn’t find this.’

Intrigued, student journalists at the school’s newspaper, a team of six students — five juniors and one senior, turned up the switch to only now come up with even more inconsistencies.

Come Friday, the Booster Redux published a story that questioned the legitimacy of Robertson’s degrees. She had apparently received her masters and doctorate from Corllins University.

But there was a problem, research failed to find evidence the university even existing.

Instead, research found that Corllins was a diploma mill, where one is able to buy a degree. Furthermore, its website does not have any actual information.

The Better Business Bureau’s website says Corllins’ physical address is unknown and the school isn’t a BBB-accredited institution.

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Pictured, Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal

In turn Robertson denied her degrees were illegitimate, arguing that she’d attended Corllins before it lost accreditation.

In an email to The Star, the ‘educator’ wrote, ‘The current status of Corllins University is not relevant because when I received my MA in 1994 and my PhD in 2010, there was no issue … All three of my degrees have been authenticated by the US government.’

Adding, ‘I have no comment in response to the questions posed by PHS students regarding my credentials because their concerns are not based on facts’.

But come Tuesday, Pittsburg Community Schools Board of Education President Al Mendez announced Robertson’s resignation.

‘In light of the issues that arose, Dr. Robertson felt it was in the best interest of the district to resign her position,’ Superintendent Destry Brown said in a statement. ‘The Board has agreed to accept her resignation.’

The board previously approved of Robertson’s hiring on March 6. At the time, Superintendent Destry Brown approved, with Brown saying he felt responsible for what happened.

‘As superintendent, I feel like I let the teachers and the students down. I publicly admit that,’ he said.

Brown went on to concede that the district would probably be making changes to its vetting process. How or why the vetting process existed in its current format is yet to be necessarily understood….

Emily Smith, the high school’s journalism adviser, said she was proud of the students.

Told Smith, ‘They were not out to get anyone to resign or to get anyone fired. They worked very hard to uncover the truth.’

Robertson is currently working in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Washington Post, Robertson said she most recently worked as the chief executive of an education consulting firm known as Atticus I S Consultants there. Or did she?

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Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal. Pictured the school the educator had been slated to begin her $93K post at in August.

 

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  Taxpayers losing BILLIONS to Ivy League tax breaks
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 04-01-2017, 02:06 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (1)

Quote:REPORT: Taxpayers losing BILLIONS to Ivy League tax breaks

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Adam Sabes
Mississippi Campus Correspondent
Mar 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM EDT

* A new report reveals that Ivy League universities are raking in billions in tax breaks on their endowments, bolstering those Republicans pushing to end the free ride.

* Between FY2011 and FY2015, the 8 Ivy League schools cost federal taxpayers $41.59 billion, including $9.6 billion in tax exemptions on investment income from their $119 billion in endowments.

* Some Republicans, including President Trump and Rep. Tom Reed, have called for curtailing or eliminating tax exemptions for universities with $1 billion+ endowments.
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A new report reveals that Ivy League universities are raking in billions in tax breaks on their endowments, bolstering those Republicans pushing to end the free ride.

In a report released Wednesday called Ivy League Inc., government watchdog group OpenTheBooks reports that the combined endowments of the eight Ivy League universities amounted to $119 billion in 2015, enough to provide every undergraduate students with a full-ride scholarship for the next 51 years without adding a single cent from donations or investment income.

As non-profit educational institutions, of course, the Ivy League schools are not required to pay taxes on income from their endowments, amounting to “a $9.6 billion tax break on the $27.3 billion growth of their endowment funds” between FY2011 and FY2015.

In addition, the Ivy League received $25.73 billion in federal payments over the same period, resulting in a total cost to federal taxpayers of $41.59 billion over the course of just six years.
Significantly, the report indicates that the eight colleges in the Ivy League “received more money ($4.31 billion)–on average–annually from the federal government than [did] sixteen states.”

Some Republicans had begun to express disgust with this state of affairs even before the latest report, fueling speculation that the tax breaks will be among the items addressed by Congress as part of a larger tax reform package.

On the campaign trail, even Donald Trump took a rhetorical swing at the entitlements, according to Politico.

"What a lot of people don’t know is that universities get massive tax breaks for their massive endowments," Trump told supporters at a Pennsylvania rally. “These huge, multi-billion-dollar endowments are tax-free, but too many of these universities don’t use the money to help with the tuition and student debt.”

Those sentiments have been forcefully championed by Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who served on the Trump transition team, and whose office released an exhaustive blueprint last year for reforming higher education.

A hallmark of his efforts has been the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act, which would require universities with endowments larger than $1 billion to spend at least 25 percent of their investment gains on tuition relief for students with financial needs.

Schools that fail to meet that requirement would have an immediate 30 percent tax imposed on their investment income, which could rise to 100 percent with continued violations.

Campus Reform has reached out to Reed’s office for information on the current status of the REDUCE Act, as well as a prognosis as to whether it will be included in broader tax reform efforts, and is currently awaiting a response.

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  Online Ed = Disruptive Innovation
Posted by: Dr Winston O'Boogie - 03-27-2017, 07:48 AM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - No Replies

The bubble is about to burst.  The loathsome higher ed cartel will soon be obsolete.  And it's their own fault.  That is why they fear online education and its advocates.

Quote:BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS
Is online college about to skyrocket?
Laura Hollis sees perfect storm set to spark 'disruptive innovation' in higher education

Published: 03/16/2017 at 7:23 PM

Laura Hollis

A group of law students I teach were recently discussing the merits of the traditional three-year law degree program. “Why not have only two years?” one suggested, “The third year could be a practicum, or a working internship.” That same week, an undergraduate student asked me what I thought about five-year business degree programs that offer a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in one package.

This is something of a trend: whittling down graduate school requirements or fusing them with undergraduate programs to reduce the amount of time spent in school.

But graduate school courses are narrowly targeted for specific career preparation. As such, they are harder to eliminate and easier to justify. What is becoming increasingly difficult to justify is what passes for undergraduate education and the skyrocketing costs associated with it. There, higher education is ripe for disruption.

Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Clayton Christensen made the term “disruptive innovation” a household word. But many still misunderstand the concept. An innovation is poised to disrupt when it hits at the confluence of technological advancement and widespread public dissatisfaction with the pre-existing business model. For example, digital audiotape made it possible to copy songs without degrading the sound quality. MP3 file formats and the Internet made it possible to widely share those copies. Peer-to-peer file-sharing pioneer Napster was disruptive not just because of those technologies, but also because of the artistic community’s and the consuming public’s shared loathing of the music industry’s business practices.

Higher ed is in the middle of just such a perfect storm.

What threatens to disrupt the traditional business model of a four-year college education? Online education.

True, if you asked any student admitted to a top-tier college or university over the past few years whether they considered an online undergraduate program, their answer would almost inevitably have been “no.” But that is typical of disruptive innovations, the initial quality of which is perceived to be poor and thus not widely accepted by mainstream customers. And yet, later iterations improve; perceptions change; and, as they do, products move upmarket.

I’ve watched for more than two decades as online education has morphed from being an option of last resort to entire programs offered online at respected research institutions. Stanford was among the first to offer a massively open online course and now offers several hundred online courses. Ohio State, Penn State and Arizona State universities offer nationally ranked, completely online bachelor’s degrees. The University of Illinois, among others, has an online MBA program.

What about the second prong? Is there widespread public dissatisfaction with college education today?

Just look at the headlines.

In recent weeks, riots broke out at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Middlebury College. Students, faculty and administrators routinely curb freedom of speech, association and other constitutional liberties of those holding views with which they disagree. There has been a proliferation of courses – and policies – founded on questionable concepts like “privilege” and “cultural appropriation.” Across the country there are calls for “trigger warnings” or the elimination of course content that “offends,” for the creation of “safe spaces,” or even complete racial segregation. Complaints of faculty bias – in teaching and in hiring – are rampant. The general public has been horrified to hear about courses offering demonstrations of sex toys, a professor sidelining as a phone-sex dominatrix and multiple sexual-misconduct scandals, among others.

Outside of class, students today must navigate the “hookup culture,” the “campus rape culture” hysteria and the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from then-President Obama’s Department of Education, resulting in widespread denial of due process for (usually male) students accused of sexual assault (resulting in dozens of successful lawsuits against colleges and universities).

Parents, educators and government officials alike are concerned about alcohol and substance abuse on campus. (According to one online addiction resource, those attending college full-time are twice as likely to abuse drugs and alcohol as those not enrolled in college.) Throw in some hazing in the campus Greek systems, and it’s a truly toxic mix.

The clincher? Skyrocketing tuition, which has increased more than 1,100 percent since 1978, double that of medical expenses. (The average cost of one year at a private college or university is now nearly $50,000. Columbia University is now over $70,000 a year.) Most students finance their educations with debt. Many don’t repay; 1.1 million Americans defaulted on their student loans in 2016.

Is it any wonder that people are exploring alternatives like two-year colleges (either as stand-alone degrees or less expensive gateways to finishing at four year-institutions), certificate programs, vocational schools and – yes – online programs?

Higher education is in a bubble, and bubbles burst. Will it be as bad as the housing meltdown and financial collapse 2008-09? That’s hard to say. Mega-banks aren’t bundling and selling worthless college degrees; those losses are left to fall on individual families and graduates – many of whom are saddled with debt that will impede their ability to build wealth for decades – and perhaps for their entire lives.

The business model of higher education needs to change, for the sake of our future graduates as well as our own survival. As history has shown, either you anticipate the disruption or you are made obsolete by it.

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  The War On Cold Fusion
Posted by: The Bison - 03-21-2017, 02:38 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (1)

https://youtu.be/htgV7fNO-2k

How the Peer-Review system stiffed scientific research...

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  Say RA Harvard Stole $100K Funds from Disabled, Spent it on Sex Toys
Posted by: Harrison J Bounel - 03-02-2017, 07:36 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (1)

Quote:Harvard Officials Accused of Stealing $100K of Funds Meant for the Disabled, Spent it on Sex Toys

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by Warner Todd Huston 1 Mar 2017  Boston, MA

Two administrators at Harvard University have been accused of embezzling $110,000 of funding earmarked for disabled students, allegedly spending the money on cell phones, computers, and even sex toys.

School administrators Meg DeMarco and Darris Saylors both quit their jobs after being confronted by police over the missing funds, The Daily Mail reported.

Saylors, who worked in the Dean of Students’ office, allegedly bought tablets, i-Pods, computers, phones, and electronic sex toys, reports say.

For her part, DeMarco, who was the Harvard Law School’s Director of Student Affairs until 2013, was confronted about the theft at her new job at Babson College.

DeMarco, 33, admitted to “making mistakes” in the job.

“I never intended to harm the university. I’m very sorry and will do everything in my power to rectify the situation,” she told CBS affiliate WBZ TV.

Officials accuse DeMarco of using a school mobile card reader to transfer money into her personal account and then altering records to cover her tracks. She also bought a large amount of electronic items, investigators said. Police subpoenaed Apple Corp. and discovered items had been shipped to DeMarco’s home.

Harvard announced a change in procedure after the reports.

“As a result of this matter, the Law School implemented additional layers of controls governing the use of its credit accounts and purchasing protocols,” the school said in a statement.

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  ACE are Assholes
Posted by: Ben Johnson - 02-17-2017, 09:36 AM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - Replies (2)

The American Council on Education are a bunch of assholes.   Kaplan  University had a free course LRC 100 (Prior Learning Assessment) reviewed by ACE and it was deemed worthy of 3 credits.  Hundreds , if not thousands, of students took the course in good faith, met the standard asked, and had the course placed on their ACE transcript.  After the fact, the half-whit cocksuckers at ACE removed the completed credit from every students transcript.  You don't see such a bad faith action very often.

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