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ESPN has terrific college hoops schedule today

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ESPN has a terrific Martin Luther King Day, Jr. schedule of college hoops.

  • Villanova at Connecticut (3:30, ESPN) – Villanova takes a 16-1 record and 4-0 Big East mark into Connecticut to face the Huskies. UConn is 3-2 in the league, 14-2 overall, and got 31 points from Kemba Walker last time out, an 82-62 win over DePaul on Saturday.
  • Kansas State at Missouri (5:30, ESPN) –– Two Big 12 teams with high hopes, but 1-2 conference records. Missouri will try to shake off Saturday’s overtime loss to Texas A&M. After losses to Oklahoma State and Colorado, Kansas State whipped Texas Tech 94-60 to get its first conference win.
  • Syracuse at Pittsburgh (7:30, ESPN) – An 18-0 Syracuse versus a 17-1 Pittsburgh. Pitt’s only loss was to Tennessee. Syracuse is ranked 4th by the AP, while Pittsburgh is 5th. The home-court advantage goes to the Panthers, plus Syracuse could be without Kris Joseph, who may miss the game because of a head injury.
  • Norfolk State at Howard (9:00, ESPNU) – Not much to recommend here. Norfolk State is 2-13. Howard is 2-14. Norfolk does have a MEAC win, however.
  • Kansas at Baylor (9:30, ESPN): The final game of ESPN’s quadruple-header. Kansas is a perfect 17-0, though the Jayhawks had to scrape past visiting Nebraska 63-60 on Saturday. Baylor was blitzed 72-57 at surprising Iowa State. The Bears are 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the league. Should be a tough game for Bill Self’s club in Waco.

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“This Is Jared, Of Pima College”

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The murderer's video that got him suspended from school. Creepy beyond measure.





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Pima College Comes Clean Releases 51 Pages on Jared Loughner

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Pima Community College has finally released the outrageous details of what the College put up with Jared Loughner on their campus.

Jared Lee Loughner

The school believed Loughner might be mentally ill. They thought he might be doing drugs or alcohol. After reading the following snippets from the New York Times, can anyone explain why any school would put up with a student disrupting everything he did within the school? Is it the tuition they wanted? What condones keeping this man on campus?

…after a series of bizarre classroom disruptions in which he unnerved instructors and fellow students, including one occasion when he insisted that the number 6 was actually the number 18, according to internal reports from the college.

Loughner was described as having a “dark” personality, as creepy, hostile and suspicious.

He sang to himself in the library. He spoke out of turn. And in an act the college finally decided merited his suspension, he made a bizarre posting on YouTube linking the college to genocide and the torture of students…

Many acquaintances and friends and fellow students at the college have talked about his outbursts and inappropriate behavior. The reports describe how Mr. Loughner behaved when confronted or questioned about his actions, and the images and perceptions that officers from the college’s Department of Public Safety recorded show a mixture of behaviors, by turns odd, belligerent or silent and removed, sometimes all in the same encounter. Read the entire report at the New York Times.

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Pima Community College Releases Jared Lee Loughner’s ‘Genocide/Scam’ YouTube Video

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“Alright, so here’s what we’re doing,” says the man behind the camera as he navigates through a dark parking lot. “We’re examining the torture of students. We’re looking at students who have been tortured. Their low income pay in two wars. The war that we are in right now is currently illegal under the Constitution. What makes it illegal is the currency. The date is also wrong. It’s impossible for it to be that date, it’s mind control.”

That’s how a video Jared Lee Loughner posted on YouTube in September titled “Pima Community College School – Genocide/Scam – Free Education – Broken United States Constitution,” begins. It’s the video that ultimately got Loughner, the gunman allegedly behind the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the murder of six others, suspended from the school.

About a minute in the video, Loughner encounters a figure walking in the distance who is likely one of the alleged gunman’s former teachers. “How’s it going?” Loughner asked in a cheery tone. “Thanks for the ‘B’ I’m pissed off,” he says in the same pitch. He then walks away, laughing to himself.

The video was obtained by the Los Angeles Times through a public records request and posted to their website late Friday.

“This is my genocide school. Where I’m going to be homeless because of this school,” Loughner says. “I haven’t forgotten the teacher that gave me a B for freedom of speech.”

“This is Pima Community College, one of the biggest scams in America,” Loughner says in the video. “If the student is unable to locate the external universe, the student is unable to locate the internal universe.”

Loughner posted the video under the name under the username “2PLOY,” as TPM reported this week. Shortly after the video was posted, the community college delivered a notice of suspension to Loughner’s home. An officer wrote that Loughner “held a constant trance” and told the officers “I realize now this is all a scam.”

The video is embedded below.

 

Here is a screen grab of Loughner’s YouTube page:

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College football: Auburn’s Nick Fairley leaving for NFL – San Jose Mercury News

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AP Nick Fairley, Auburn's other big-name star, also is heading to the NFL after winning the Lombardi Award and helping Cam Newton lead the Tigers to a national title. The potential No. 1 overall pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school
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College women’s basketball results, Jan. 13 – San Francisco Chronicle

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College women's basketball results, Jan. 13
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Jasmine Smith led four Gaels in double figures with 16 points as St. Mary's turned a one-point halftime lead into a runaway and topped USF 73-51 at Memorial Gym on Thursday night. The greatest disparity was at the free-throw line, where St. Mary's
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College basketball on TV tonight

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Loughner’s YouTube Video Called College ‘Illegal’

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Under the username “2PLOY,” Jared Lee Loughner — the alleged gunman behind Saturday’s massacre in Arizona — posted a YouTube video in September titled “Pima Community College School-Genocide/Scam-Free Education-Broken United States Constitution.” That was the final straw that brought about the college’s suspension of Loughner, according to police reports released late Wednesday.

But even when an officer from the community college delivered notice of his suspension to Loughner’s home on Sept. 29, there was additional cause for worry. Loughner “held a constant trance of staring” as the officer narrated the past events of what had transpired.

“Even though we spent approximately one hours relaying the information and narration of Jared’s actions that brought him to his current predicament, Jared left his silence and spoke out saying ‘I realize now this is all a scam’,” he said.

From the reports, it seemed clear that administrators and police were disturbed by Loughner’s actions for nearly a year.

On February 5, 2010, Division Dean Patricia Houston reported Loughner to campus police for suspicious activity. Loughner had reacted strangely to a classmate’s reading of a poem in a poetry class. She said that Loughner had made comments that were “a huge leap from the context of the poem” and make unsolicited comments on abortion, wars, killing people, as well as suggesting strapping bombs to babies. Houston called Loughner “creepy” and said he had a “dark personality.” She also reported that another student had emailed the school because they believed Loughner was carrying a knife to class.

Then on April 6, the director of the college library called the campus police because Loughner was listening to music on his headphone and making loud outbursts. When an officer asked Loughner what he was doing, he replied that he often got really into music and he would “excitedly utter phrases and words from the songs.”

On May 17, Loughner became “very hostile” after instructor Patricia Curry told him his final grade for her class was a B. He “threw his work down” and said it was “unacceptable.” When Curry took Loughner outside the classroom to discuss, she said she felt as though the situation almost became physical. Loughner made Curry so nervous that she told police that she didn’t want to hold her final class of the year without “an officer in the area.” Loughner also met with Curry’s supervisor, Susan Heinrich, who reported feeling “intimidated” by the student.

On September 23, 2010, campus police responded to yet another distruption by Loughner. After being told he was only going to receive a half credit on a late homework assignment, Loughner flew into a rage and insisted his freedom of speech rights were being abridged. One officer, J. States, wrote on Sept. 23 that he “noticed during the conversation that Louhghner’s head was constantly tilting to the left and his eyes were jittery.”

“Officer Mattocks and I met with Mr. Conover and conveyed to him through our training and experience there might be a mental health concern involved with Loughner,” States wrote. The other officer, D. Mattocks, wrote “It was clear that he was unable to fully understand his actions.”

Loughner told a college administrator on Sept. 23 that he had not paid for his college courses legally because he had not paid in gold or silver. Dr. Aubrey Conover wrote that Loughner “held himself very rigidly and smiled overtly at inappropriate times.”

Here’s some excerpts from the video posted on YouTube.

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Here is a screen grab of Loughner’s YouTube page:

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Additional reporting by Melissa Jeltsen.









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College basketball on TV tonight

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College basketball Florida State upsets No. 1 Duke – Detroit Free Press

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Video flashback: Yes, some college students do know how to act at a massacre memorial

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Reader Joshua Jones, who lived through the Virginia Tech shooting rampage and attended the campus memorial where President Bush spoke, e-mails his response to the whooping and hollering during President Obama’s memorial tribute to the Tucson massacre victims at the University of Arizona tonight:

Mrs. Malkin,

My background:

I was in the audience in Cassel Coliseum on April 17, 2007. I heard President Bush speak after a crazy [email protected]@rd (Sung-Heui Cho) shot up my college.

In a few days I would bury a man whom I had last seen when he came up to me the week earlier to congratulate me on my baptism and entry into the Catholic Church over Easter Weekend. It would be my first military funeral, but not my last.

His name was Matthew Joseph La Porte.

I was a sophomore member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (VTCC). Several of my friends and the woman I love most dearly were supposed to be in Norris Hall. Thankfully none of them were due to being late, ill, or simply choosing to skip classes. I was sequestered in the Pamplin College of Business building during the attack.

President Bush spoke for barely 10 minutes if that. He was solemn, dignified and respectful-although the microphone that broadcast into the rest of the coliseum was barely working and we could barely hear and understand him as a result-we got the point he made.

President Obama’s disgusting attempt at what appears to be a political rally in the wake of a similar massacre is beyond reprehensible.

Joshua sends a video reminder that there are young people — taking their cue from solemn adults — who know how to act appropriately at a college campus memorial for victims of mass murder. Flashback:

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Lansing Community College starts first LGBT scholarship

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LANSING — Lansing Community College, the state’s third largest community college, has announced it is offering a scholarship for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. While some four year institutions such as Michigan State University offer such scholarships, this is believed to be the first scholarship offered to the gay community at a community college in Michigan.

The scholarship is open to any member of the LGBT community who has a 2.2 or higher grade point average, is under the age of 25 and resides in the district. Applicants should also be involved in the LGBT community in some way.

The scholarship was named for Betsy Lou Robson, a member of the Lansing community. Her family determined that funding the scholarship was an excellent way to honor her. The funding is enough to last for three or four years, says Peggy Hellwig but the LCC Foundation is soliciting donations to keep the scholarship running for many years.

Leaders in the LGBT community were hailing the new scholarship, which has an application deadline of Jan. 28.

“It’s a wonderful thing to see young, out, and proud members of the LGBT communities being recognized and helped in their educational goals. We are particularly pleased to see this start to happen on the community college level, where so many people turn for vocational education or for a more inexpensive way to begin their college careers,” said Denise Brogan-Kator, interim executive director of Equality Michigan. Equality Michigan is a statewide education and advocacy organization for the LGBT community. “Thank you, Lansing Community College, for leading the way – we hope Michigan’s other community colleges will be able to join you soon in offering these crucially important scholarships to LGBT students.”

The Lansing Association for Human Rights, a Lansing area LGBT group, also praised the scholarship.

“We are delighted by this scholarship opportunity made available to our community. Ms. Robson’s generosity and thoughtfulness is much appreciated,” said Penny Gardner, president of LAHR. “We look forward to knowing who are the recipients for LAHR to honor them and the memory of Ms. Betsey Sue Robson at some future event.”

Gardner said having such a scholarship available for the LGBT community was important.

“Having this LCC Betsey Lou Robson scholarship available to the LGBT community means that we are recognized as integral to LCC and to Lansing. It means in yet another way, LGBT people will have another opportunity to advance and achieve their goals. LCC was chosen because Ms. Robson lived in Lansing,” said Gardner. “I wager she was familiar with the LGBT active presence in Lansing, was also familiar with those discriminating obstacles some of us are able to negotiate and is providing assistance to individuals to negotiate them a bit easier. Further, I imagine she might have foreseen the long term effects this support will provide to our city and to groups like LAHR over time.”

For more information on the scholarship — whether donating to it or applying for it — please visit the LCC Foundation website. The scholarship will fund up to four semesters for those who win the scholarship. Hellwig says the scholarship is currently funded for several years, but without funding support added to the current nest of cash will lead to an end of the program.

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Gaming College Admission in Texas

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One of the most novel ideas of college admissions in recent decades has been the “10 percent plan” in Texas. And research released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that some students figured out how to game the system to get into a flagship — and that the net result of this activity was to help white students at the expense of minority students.

From Inside Higher Ed. How did the students do it?

The study…found significant shifts in patterns among students who stood to benefit from being in less competitive high schools. These patterns run counter to the usual tendency of families to try to get their children into the best high schools possible…identifying those students with “motive and opportunity” — those who were likely to fall below the 10 percent in competitive high schools but were strong enough students that they would be in the top 10 percent in weaker high schools in which they could enroll — the scholars estimate that 25 percent or more of students moved to new high schools for “strategic” reasons…Generally, the movement was from magnet schools to less competitive local schools, where the grade-point average to be in the top 10 percent was lower and/or the students moving could earn better grades.

The research, by Julie Berry Cullen, Mark C. Long, and Randall Reback, is here.

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