Computers Vending Machines At Drexel

Computers Vending Machines At Drexel — Drexel University has a vending machine that allows those with a student ID to borrow a MacBook laptop computer for up to five hours.

There is a $5 charge for late returns. The program runs 24/7. The motive is safety for those concerned about carrying their own laptop around the West Philadelphia campus.

The machine charges and data-wipes returned computers.

Computers Vending Machines At Drexel

529 College Savings Program

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program is available to help families cover the costs of tuition, said State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129)

The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, is currently offering free online enrollment, a savings of $50, to help families get started. Families who enroll in the 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan receive free enrollment when they visit the 529 website and use the coupon code MYPLAN. The promotion is good through Sept. 30.

To help educate more families about the benefits of the plans offered, the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program is offering free college savings webinars over the next several weeks.

For information on the program or upcoming webinars, visit Cox’s website, hover over the “State Programs and Services” link on the left-hand side and then choose “PA 529 Plan.”

529 College Savings Program

Amy Gutmann Salary $1.367 million

Amy Gutmann salary $1.367 million — Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi notes that in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 the Republican-controlled State House and Senate allocated $29 million to the University of Pennsylvania to which the Republican governor happily consented.

This year, Guzzardi says Gov. Corbett is proposing to give Penn zero in the way of dollars.

“The Forgotten Taxpayer is elated,” says Guzzardi.

He notes that Penn is a multi- billion dollar tax exempt corporation with an annual budget of $6 billion  and a highly paid administrative staff, including
President Amy Gutmann, who got a salary last year of $1.367 million.

Amy Gutmann salary $1.367 million

Amy Gutmann salary $1.367 million

Lawrence Connell Smiling After Settlement With Widener

Lawrence Connell has settled his defamation suit with his old school and the one-time Widener assistant law professor seems very happy.

“All claims amongst all parties have been resolved amicably and professor Connell’s employment with the University and Law School has been concluded,” said his lawyer Thomas S. Neuberger in a statement. “Specific terms of the resolution are confidential. So, we have no further comment.”

Widener does not appear to have released a statement.

Connell was placed on administrative leave in December 2010 after he
was accused of violating Widener’s harassment and discrimination rules.

Connell, who is white, used the law school’s dean,  Linda Ammons, who is black, in hypothetical stituations to illustrate to his class legal points. One of the hypotheticals involved the attempted murder of Ms. Ammons.

The use of school figures, including deans, is not an uncommon thing to do in these matters.

Well, Dean Ammons took offense and ordered him removed from campus. Connell also said the Dean started a personal vendetta against him which resulted in two students accusing him of racial harassment and sexual discrimination — charges of which he was cleared by a school committee.

After this, the law professor sued Ms. Ammons for defamation. He says Ms. Ammons targeted him for his conservative political beliefs.

Did he win? He seems to be smiling.

The question now is why does Widener — which has the largest law school in Pennsylvania even though its first campus is in Delaware  — has such a petty, mean-spirited and not-real-smart person as the school’s dean?

 

Lawrence Connell Smiling After Settlement With Widener

 

Lawrence Connell Smiling After Settlement With Widener

Forgotten Taxpayer Subsidizes Academic Royalty

Forgotten Taxpayer Subsidizes Academic Royalty  is being published with the kind permission of Tea Party activist Bob Guzzardi

Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart is paid   $707,947.00  annually.

Temple University’s 2011 budget is over a Billion Dollars –$1,073,697,000  not including Temple University Health System

The House Republicans have proposed giving Temple University $129,387,000 of The Forgotten Taxpayer’s earnings and savings overriding the Governor’s proposed $82,487,000. As a “nonprofit”, Temple University pays no local property taxes and no State or Federal taxes other than payroll deductions from all employees.

Is subsidizing Pennsylvania’s billionaires and millionaires the best use of Pennsylvanian’s earning and savings?

UPENN President Amy Gutmann is paid $1,367,000 in 2011; 15th highest in 2010

UPENN’s, a private nonprofit corporation has 2011 budget of $6.07 Billion with an endowment of $5.6 Billion (2010)

The House Republicans have proposed financing UPENN with $ 85,282,000 of The Forgotten Taxpayer’s earnings and savings reducing the Governor’s proposed $ 87,771,000. As a private “nonprofit” corporation, UPENN pays no local property taxes and no State or Federal taxes other than payroll deductions from all employees.

Is subsidizing Pennsylvania’s billionaires and millionaires the best use of Pennsylvanian’s earning and savings?

Misallocating resources lowers the standard of living for all of us.

Forcing the many taxpayers to fund the few who benefit is not good policy.

 

Forgotten Taxpayer Subsidizes Academic Royalty

Corbett College-Cut Critics Milk The Cash Cow

Gov. Corbett’s plan to cut $625 million in funds to collegiate bureaucrats and send some of the money directly to students as scholarships has sure caused some shrieks and howls.

Among the howlers whose cash cow is being gored are:

Penn State University President Graham Spanier whose salary is $620,000 not including benefits;

Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, whose salary is $486,500 not including benefits and who just received a sweet $26,500 raise;

Temple President Ann Weaver Hart whose salary is $527,403 not including benefits;

Cheyney University President Michelle Howard-Vital, who got but a mere $193,800 not including benefits albeit that was in 2008 and she’s got a few raises since.

Oh, the humanity.

Among the defenders of the fat-cat educrats is Springfield’s own State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) who as House Appropriations Chairman earns about $90,000 per year and is in line for a $64,000 pension upon retirement.

 

Corbett College-Cut Critics Milk The Cash Cow

What Made The Obama DoJ Jump

Universities including Princeton, Arizona State and Case Western Reserve experimented last year with allowing students to use Amazon’s Kindle for textbooks. It was just a pilot program but if it managed to fly just about everybody would have saved money, time and aggravation, and of course many fewer trees would have been destroyed.

Well one of the many groups in this country dedicated to scratching the scabs off of grievances filed a complaint with the Justice Department  citing the American with Disabilities Act and claimed the policy violated the civil rights of the blind.

The DoJ is now run by Barack Obama and Eric Holder. So, did it direct the universities make certain that the textbooks be also available in Braille or audiotape? Did it postpone action in lieu of Amazon’s promises to make the Kindle more accessible to the blind?

Of course not. It squashed it,  as they might say, como una cucaracha.

If only Amazon had been smart enough to  grab a nightstick, put on a beret and make racially disparaging remarks outside a Philadelphia polling place.

East Stroudsburg Sex Scandal Fearless Coverage

East Stroudsburg Sex Scandal Fearless Coverage — May the Pocono Record get a Pulitzer Prize for  its reporting of the sex scandal at East Stroudsburg University, which is a state institution administered by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Six current and former students are suing the university, its trustees and current and former administrators alleging  that a former administrator at ESU used money and gifts to repeatedly solicit unwanted sex from them, and that other administrators covered up the matter.

The suit was filed in Monroe County Common Pleas Court last February and moved to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania a month later

The administrator accused of the homosexual harassment is Isaac Sanders, who was then vice president for university advancement and executive director of the ESU Foundation. He was fired in October 2008, about a year after the first complaints were made.

The latest story describes how one student, a freshman, describes how he was harassed by Sanders and how the superiors of the school’s then  director of diversity and campus mediation attempted to influence his investigation of the matter.

Just in case you might have missed this in the Philadelphia Inquirer or Delaware County Daily Times.

East Stroudsburg Sex Scandal Fearless Coverage

East Stroudsburg Sex Scandal Fearless Coverage

U.S. Investigating 5 Pa. Colleges For Discrimination Against Women

U.S. Investigating 5 Pa. Colleges For Discrimination Against Women –Shippensburg University, Messiah College, York College of Pennsylvania,  Gettysburg College and Lincoln University are among the targets of an investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on whether they discriminate regarding the admission of females.

Fourteen colleges outside the state are also being investigated including Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and Howard University.

“There is no suggestion that any of these schools aredoing anything wrong,” said Lenore Ostrowsky, the commission’s acting chief of public affairs. “They justfit the profile.”

I wonder when the Einsteins who are running this nation are going to wake up to the reality that the problem is that young men are not pursing higher education?

Maybe when we see them investigate the admission policy at Bryn Mawr College.

U.S. Investigating 5 Pa. Colleges For Discrimination Against Women

Cowardice At Yale

Yale University Press removed, along with other images of Mohammed, the cartoons that were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on Sept. 30, 2005 from  Brandis Professor Jytte Klausen’s book “The Cartoons That Shook The World” which is basically the point of Ms. Klausen’s defense of free speech in the face of intimidation and tyranny.

So if you want to see the cartoons you have to go to places on the web such as BillLawrenceOnline.Com

Cowardice At Yale
Cowardice At Yale