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John Patrick

Born and raised in New York, John is a graduate of Canisius College and Georgia Southern University. He interned for Red Alert Politics during the summer of 2012 and now works as a contributor to the site. Catch him on Twitter @john_pat_rick

Articles From John

Study: Students who spend more time with professors become more progressive

A new study by psychology professors in California has found that students who spend more time with their professors during office hours outside of class tend to become more progressive over time. Using research surveys collected from approximately 12,000 students at a variety of college campuses, Christos Korgan, a professor of psychology at the University of […]

Student petition UW-Madison to label Abraham Lincoln as a “murderer” fails

School officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have denied a student request to label Abraham Lincoln as a murderer of Native Americans. According to the school newspaper The Daily Cardinal, a number of students from the Associated Students of Madison had petitioned the chancellor to attach a plaque to a statue of Lincoln on the […]

OSU magazine: Your Halloween costumes are only offensive if you’re white

A student magazine at the Ohio State University has published a guide for students to determine if their Halloween costume may be racist or offensive to other students. According to the October edition of 1870 Magazine, three categories of costumes that require special consideration are “A Meme,” “Something Sexy,” and “Politically Charged.” Despite claiming that their […]

Georgetown’s student newspaper begins documenting “bias incidents”

The official school newspaper of Georgetown University is teaming up with ProPublica to begin documenting and reporting incidents of “bias” on the school’s campus. According to The Hoya, the official Georgetown University student newspaper, hate crimes on college campuses have dramatically increased within the past year, and Georgetown has also experienced a number of hate […]

High school quiz includes “Shooting at Trump” as multiple choice quiz answer

A Wyoming high school has been forced to apologize after one of their teachers administered a multiple-choice quiz to students that included an answer choice which involved shooting at President Donald Trump. According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, angry parents called Teton County School District No. 1 to protest the inclusion of an […]

Harvard quietly renames Columbus Day on the school calendar

School administrators at Harvard University have quietly designated the 2nd Monday in October as “Indigenous People’s Day.” According to the Harvard Crimson, the move is likely a reflection of the decision by the City Council of Cambridge to rename Columbus Day as “Indigenous People’s Day,” after members of the council said they wanted to reclaim the […]

Harvard Divinity Professor: NRA is a “domestic terrorist organization”

Most people of faith offered prayers and compassion to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting this past Sunday, but one professor of religion at Harvard University took the opportunity to inject hateful, political rhetoric into the time of mourning. Dr. Jonathan Walton, a tenured Professor of Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School, spent […]

Professors: Childish “pee games” give boys an advantage in physics

A group of Australian academics are claiming that the gender gap in physics (males performing better at the subject that females) can partially be traced to the phenomenon of “pee games” that boys often engage in at urinals during their youth. According to Anna Wilson, Kate Wilson, and David Low, all of whom are physics […]

UNC to host 10-week training session on “toxic masculinity”

In an effort to promote a greater understanding of gender identities on campus, male students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill are being encouraged to take part in a semester-long program designed to address issues of “toxic masculinity.” According to the UNC’s student wellness website, the UNC Men’s Project is designed to “increase […]

Gonzaga University to host three day conference on “Hate Studies”

This October, Gonzaga University will host their 4th annual International Conference on Hate Studies, a three day symposium that will bring together top researchers and thought-leaders who are “focused on hate and justice.” According to the conference website, the theme of the conference is “Engaging with Communities for Justice,” with emphasis on addressing “hate, related […]

Hypocrisy? Ivy League colleges admit more students from top 1% than the bottom 60% combined

Despite having financial endowments larger than the GDP of a small country, Ivy League universities love to paint themselves as crusaders against economic inequality. According to a new report however, Ivy League admission policies have long favored the wealthiest students over the poor and middle class. Analysis by the Equality of Opportunity Project shows that […]

Professor promotes ‘EcoSexuality’: Getting ‘very dirty’ with plants, rocks, and water

While environmentalists have frantically spent years coming up with new ways to get humans concerned about global warming, their latest trend involving sex with the environment may be the most bizarre yet. According to Elizabeth Stephens, an art professor at the University of California- Santa Cruz, “ecosexuality” is a new movement that involves becoming sexually […]

Campus newspaper: President Trump is exploiting hurricane visit for profit

The editorial board for the University of Florida school newspaper reached a new low this past week, when they accused President Donald Trump of using Hurricane Harvey to profit himself, simply because he wore a “USA” hat during a visit to the recovery efforts. According to the student editors, Trump has been seen wearing a […]

Physics professor: Science can’t be trusted because it’s ‘conducted primarily by white men’

A physics professor at the University of Washington is blaming white male scientists for having too much influence in the field of scientific research. “It’s 2017, and people are still debating whether or not women are intellectually inferior to men, and whether we are entitled to a workplace that isn’t toxic to people simply based […]

Professor resigns from academic organization over liberal bias, lack of political diversity

A political science professor from Portland State University has resigned from the American Political Science Association (APSA), citing the group’s “serious lack of political diversity.” In an essay published for Minding the Campus, Dr. Bruce Gilley described his efforts to assemble a panel for the APSA’s annual meeting that would enable scholars to discuss and […]

4S Conference: We must “decenter English as the de facto language of academia”

In response to the political landscape shift of 2016, an academic conference is encouraging participants to take steps to disenfranchise the usage of English language in the classroom and throughout academia. The Society for Social Studies of Science, a group of humanities professors from around the globe, held their annual meeting in Boston, MA this […]

Trump’s FDA nixes Obama’s regulations demonizing e-cigarettes

Last month, Food and Drug Association Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced that the agency was adopting a new approach to regulating e-cigarettes in the United States. The commissioner deserves much praise for his willingness to address this controversial topic, because his approach will ensure that individuals who use nicotine products will have access to forms of […]

Arkansas professor in hiding after Twitter misidentifies him as a white nationalist

Twitter users have begun a campaign to publicly identify and shame individuals who participated in the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville over the past weekend. While a number of photos from the event were blurry and hard to see, a bearded man with a University of Arkansas Engineering shirt stood out amongst […]

California college hosts “Welcome Day” for illegal immigrant students

Despite plans by the Justice Department to crack down on sanctuary cities and campuses that harbor illegal immigrants, administrators at one college near Los Angeles openly defied federal laws last week by hosting a campus orientation designed specifically for students living in the country illegally. On August 5th, students and administrators at Cerritos College hosted […]

Despite liberal outcry, Trump didn’t cause international enrollment to drop at U.S. colleges

While many on the left predicted a severe drop in the enrollment of international students during the Trump Presidency, new data released this past week on college enrollment indicates that Trump-era regulations have had little impact on international student enrollment at college and universities in the United States. According to new research by the IIE Center […]