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University of Delaware Launches ‘Biden Institute’

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/15/2017 at 12:30pm

When did Vice President Biden become a symbol of scholarship and academics?

ABC News reports:

Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

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Yale Admins Consider Replacing ‘Freshman’ With ‘First Year’

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Freshman is no good because it contains the word man, you see.

The College Fix reported:

Yale administrators consider replacing ‘freshman’ with gender-neutral term ‘first-year’

Since apparently there is nothing more pressing than stressing over “proper” language, administrators at Yale are pondering eliminating the term “freshman” and replacing it with non-gendered “first-year.”

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Prof Delivers ‘Recovering from Whiteness’ Lecture at Ohio U.

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30am 3/15/2017 at 7:30am

The left is obsessed with race. How does this contribute to learning and scholarship?

iOTW Report has the story:

Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about “Recovering from Whiteness”

Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, “Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and...

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VIDEO: Students Hate Betsy DeVos but Agree With Her Policies

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00am 3/15/2017 at 7:00am
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In the video below, college students are asked for their thoughts on President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Their responses sound like they came right off a Democratic Party memo: “DeVos isn’t qualified for the position!” and “Anyone but her would have been a better choice!” and “She doesn’t know what...

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Attendees at Physics Conference Urged to Wear Pronoun Stickers

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/14/2017 at 1:30pm

People attending a physics conference are presumably scientists, right? These people need pronoun stickers?

Campus Reform reported:

Physics conference urges attendees to wear ‘pronoun stickers’

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) encouraged attendees of its winter summit to wear “pronoun stickers” in order to “reduce instances of misgendering.”

Organizers of the seasonal gathering were...

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VIDEO: UW-Madison Students Support Freedom of Conscience Until it Conflicts With Liberal Ideology

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/14/2017 at 1:00pm
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Alliance Defending Freedom recently visited the campus of UW-Madison and asked students when it’s OK to refuse to do business with someone. Two hypothetical situations presented to students sounded fine to most but a third caused quite a bit of discomfort.

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Student Leaders at Ohio State Want Safe Spaces All Over Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:30am 3/14/2017 at 10:30am

They say the safe spaces are needed for people to talk. Why can’t people talk anywhere they want on campus without safe spaces?

The College Fix reports:

Ohio State student leaders want ‘safe spaces’ campus-wide

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Students Labeled Racists for Wearing U.S. Flag Colors

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30am 3/14/2017 at 7:30am
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This is the type of story that makes you want to run out and buy an American flag t-shirt or a Trump hat.

The Daily Caller reported:

Students Denounced As Racist For Wearing US Flag Colors

Students from one Iowan high school recently apologized to the principal of another Iowan high school when people...

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College Students Hold ‘Nap-In’ for Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:45pm 3/13/2017 at 1:45pm

Isn’t this sweet? College students having naps just like pre-schoolers.

PJ Media reported:

Snowflake Silliness: Illinois Student Leads ‘Nap-Ins’ to Inspire ‘Dream of Diversity’

At a college in Illinois, students seemingly believe that the best way...

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Aquinas College Cutting Programs, Forcing Student Transfers

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:30am 3/13/2017 at 10:30am

The higher ed bubble keeps growing.

The Tennessean reports:

Aquinas College cuts programs, up to 140 students must transfer

Aquinas College has announced plans to dramatically shrink its operations, cutting most of its employees and leaving more than half of...

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Michelle Obama Wrote College Recommendation Letter for TV Actress

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30am 3/13/2017 at 7:30am
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A letter like that could get you in anywhere. The school would probably admit you just to get their hands on it for their archives.

The Hill reports:

Michelle Obama wrote college recommendation for ‘Black-ish’ actress

Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi a college recommendation letter, W Magazine reports.

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Elizabeth Warren howls over Trump replacement of U.S. Attorneys

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:15pm 3/12/2017 at 6:15pm
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Elizabeth Warren knows that both Obama and Bill Clinton dismissed U.S. attorneys after taking office. Yet she’s preparing to go to war over Trump doing it. Warren is just doing what she always does best. Playing to the far left base of her party.

Alan Yuhas reports at The Guardian:

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College Republicans Have Tripled Their Membership in… Boston?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/12/2017 at 2:00pm
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Liberal college campuses in a liberal area are seeing a remarkable jump in membership in the College Republicans.

What’s going on?

The Christian Science Monitor reported:

In liberal Boston, College Republicans see club membership triple

Perhaps it was only inevitable that in America’s most Democratic state, Nilo Asgari’s elephant sticker would get her in trouble.

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Mississippi Preparing to Ban Sanctuary Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00am 3/12/2017 at 10:00am
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More states will probably follow this lead if the left keeps pushing this issue.

The Daily Caller reports:

Mississippi On Verge Of Banning ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

The Mississippi legislature has had enough of universities that proclaim themselves “sanctuary campuses” to shield illegals from the law, Campus Reform reports.

State representatives are preparing legislation that would effectively...

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Trump Rising Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 9:00am 3/12/2017 at 9:00am
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The left is still focused on their “resistance” to Trump but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to care.

The left is not taking it well.

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Harvard Publishes List of ‘Fake News’ Sites, Targets Conservatives

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:00am 3/12/2017 at 8:00am
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Legal Insurrection isn’t on the list but many other good sites such as the Washington Examiner were unfairly cited.

From Campus Reform:

Harvard pushes list calling conservative websites ‘fake news’

Harvard University recently created a research guide on “fake news” that identifies dozens of respectable conservative websites as “unreliable” or simply “fake” while rating...

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Vice Provost at Santa Clara U. Overrides Student Vote to OK Conservative Group

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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/11/2017 at 2:00pm

The group in question was Turning Point USA. The student government was against having a campus chapter but a Vice Provost overrode their decision.

The Mercury News reports:

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