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Farewell 2016 Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 9:00am 1/1/2017 at 9:00am
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2016 was a crazy year but as Professor Jacobson recently pointed out, the future holds promise.

Author lists!

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University Releases List of Words Banned For 2017

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 8:00am 1/1/2017 at 8:00am

Lake Superior State University releases a list of words every year at this time which are banned for the coming year. Here are some of their choices.

Via Inside Higher Ed:

You, Sir: Hails from a more civilized era when duels were the likely outcome of disagreements. Today, we suffer on-line trolls...

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University in California Spends Thousands to Erase Negative Story From Internet

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/31/2016 at 3:30pm

So universities do care about their public images? You’d never know it from the last few years.

The Blaze reports:

California university wastes thousands to wipe unpleasant story off the internet

In a modern twist on an Orwellian concept, the University of California Davis paid consultants at least $175,000 to scrub an unpleasant story...

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Georgetown Offers Credit for Attending Anti-Trump Event

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:30am 12/31/2016 at 11:30am
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If this is what our higher education system is going to be like for the next four to eight years, it deserves to collapse.

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Offers Class Credit For Attending Anti-Trump Teach-In

A professor at Georgetown University offered her students course credit if they attended a teach-in rallying opposition against...

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Aleister’s 10 Favorite Higher Education Posts of 2016

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:30am 12/31/2016 at 8:30am

As we wind down to the end of 2016, I thought it would be fun to create a list of some of our best higher education related posts.

We’ve done so many that it wasn’t easy to settle on just ten. Also, the list below isn’t arranged in any particular order based...

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Elizabeth Warren Already Hinting at Presidential Run in 2020

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:00am 12/31/2016 at 8:00am
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The Democrats have no back bench so this isn’t surprising. Will the Bernie Sanders fans forgive her for backing Hillary?

The Hill reports:

Warren stirs talk of 2020 White House run

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to bolster her Senate resume next year, sparking early talk about a 2020 presidential bid.

The Massachusetts Democrat will...

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In 2008 Media Couldn’t Wait for Obama to be Sworn in

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Posted by    Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:00am 12/31/2016 at 7:00am
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What a difference eight years makes. With few exceptions, our national media is confused and depressed about the prospect of President Donald Trump.

Back in 2008 however, the media was downright giddy over the election of Obama. Some journalists even wanted George W. Bush to step aside early so Obama could be...

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Drexel Prof Who Said He Wants ‘White Genocide’ Still Has Job

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/30/2016 at 3:30pm

If this professor had said something like this which offended the left, he would have been out of a job days ago.

Instead, he’s still employed and is talking about debate.

Campus Reform reports:

Drexel ‘white genocide’ prof claims university support

The Drexel University professor who tweeted “All I Want for Chr...

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Students Want Southern Illinois U. to be a Sanctuary Campus

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00am 12/30/2016 at 11:00am
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This is apparently still a thing, even though many major universities have decided against it.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports:

SIU president: Potential ‘sanctuary’ designation would be systemwide

Any decision to designate Southern Illinois University campuses as “sanctuary campuses” would be “consistent across the system,” President Randy Dunn told the Board of Trustees this month.

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Cornell Republican Student Assaulted By Liberals Speaks Out

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 9:30am 12/30/2016 at 9:30am

The head of the Cornell College Republicans was assaulted right after the election and now she’s talking about the incident.

The College Fix reports:

Cornell student assaulted for being Republican speaks out: Attack ‘pushed me further to the right’

Olivia Corn, president of Cornell University’s College Republicans, can vividly recall the night she was...

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George Soros Calls Trump a Would-Be Dictator

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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:00am 12/30/2016 at 7:00am

To most people, other than those on the far left, George Soros is the original Dr. Evil, so it’s kind of funny to hear him accuse Donald “America First” Trump of being a dictator in waiting.

Yet that’s just what he did this week in an op-ed at Project Syndicate:

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Bard College President Blames Racism For Election Outcome

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Posted by    Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/29/2016 at 12:00pm

The election has really shown how unimaginative the left is. They have nothing but the race card to explain the election. It’s so shallow, not to mention wrong.

The Blaze reports:

College president blames election outcome on ‘racism’ against Obama

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University of Kansas Library Tells Students to Pick Their Pronoun

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Posted by    Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 9:00am 12/29/2016 at 9:00am

Here’s the latest case of gender madness in higher education.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

Pick your pronoun at libraries at the University of Kansas

University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school’s library system meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear.

Various University of Kansas Libraries employees now sport the...

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Thomas Sowell Announces Retirement

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 4:30pm 12/28/2016 at 4:30pm
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This is sad news for anyone who enjoys Sowell’s writing but the man deserves to retire. He’s over 80, after all.

From Creators Syndicate:

Farewell

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing th...

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VIDEO: U. Michigan Prof Dragged Off Plane by Police

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/28/2016 at 2:30pm
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There doesn’t appear to be any real meaning behind this incident other than the fact that she wouldn’t comply with procedure. How strange.

The College Fix reported:

UMich professor dragged off plane by officers (VIDEO)

A woman recently dragged off a plane by airport authorities is University of Michigan assistant professor Rhima Coleman.

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Obama Claims He Was ‘Wildly Pretentious’ in College

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/28/2016 at 12:00pm

This is so hard to believe. After all, Obama is so unpretentious now, right?

The Hill reports:

Obama confesses he was ‘wildly pretentious’ in college

President Obama recalled his college years in an interview with his longtime friend and...

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Indiana U. Student Sues School After Being Cleared of Rape Accusation

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 9:00am 12/28/2016 at 9:00am

The student claims the school gave preferential treatment to his accuser which isn’t difficult to believe.

USA Today reported:

Male ex-student accused of rape sues school, woman

A former Indiana University student is suing the university, saying it gave preferential treatment...

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