Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 30)
 

Student Debt in America Hits New Record

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/23/2017 at 1:30pm

The Trump administration would be wise to start dealing with this sooner than later.

Bloomberg reports:

Student Debt in America Has Hit a New Record

Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive year Americans’ education debt rose, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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President of Trinity College in DC Insults Famous Alumna Kellyanne Conway

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:30am 2/23/2017 at 10:30am
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This is bad for the college, not to mention tasteless. Instead of taking advantage of what could present the college with opportunities, they’re throwing it away for partisanship. Not smart.

Campus Reform reports:

Trinity prez: Conway complicit in Trump’s ‘war on immigrants’

The President of Trinity College in Washington D.C. is heavily criticizing not...

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Bias Response Teams: Encouraging Students to Snitch on Each Other

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30am 2/23/2017 at 8:30am
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Of all the free speech problems we have on college campuses, one of the most chilling ones comes in the form of “Bias Response Teams.” Under such a policy, a student can be anonymously reported for saying or doing something deemed offensive, and then get visited by the bias response team.

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Professors at Penn Told Not to Assume the Gender of Any Students

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30am 2/23/2017 at 7:30am

It’s probably a good thing not to assume anything about anyone but in most cases, you can identify someone’s gender instantly.

The College Fix reports:

Penn State professors told: ‘Avoid assuming the gender of any student’

In response to growing concerns over “implicit bias and stereotype threat,” Penn State professors have been provided a...

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Ohio State Hosting Lecture on Islamophobia Three Months After Terror Attack

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/22/2017 at 1:30pm

Remind us again, who was the victim?

The Daily Caller reports:

Ohio State Lectured On ‘Islamophobia’ Three Months After Terror Attack

After being subject to a terrorist attack by a Somali refugee student less than three months ago, Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting a lecture Monday night on the dangers of “Islamophobia.”

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Black Yale Student Protesting Calhoun College Finds Out He’s a Direct Descendant

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:30am 2/22/2017 at 10:30am
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Talk about inconvenient truths. Oof.

Truth Revolt reported:

Black Yale Student who Protested Calhoun Building Discovers He’s a Direct Descendant

Recently Yale University caved to student demands to rename one of their dozen residence buildings. The Calhoun Building was named after Yale graduate John C. Calhoun, who was John Tyler’s secretary of state, James...

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Law Prof Who Slammed Kangaroo Courts May Lead Trump Education Civil Rights Office

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:30am 2/22/2017 at 7:30am
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This could be a sign of good things to come from the Trump administration where higher education is concerned.

The College Fix reports:

Law professor who slammed kangaroo courts could lead Trump’s education civil rights office

Gail Heriot is a law professor at the University of San Diego, member of the U.S. Commission on...

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Indiana Bill Would Make Sanctuary Universities Illegal

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00am 2/22/2017 at 7:00am
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While many noted universities have already decided against instituting sanctuary campus policies, the concept remains popular with progressive minded students.

Indiana is moving towards outlawing sanctuary campuses.

Kaitlin L Lange and Meghan Holden of the Indy Star reported:

Bill to make sanctuary universities illegal moves forward in Indiana

An Indiana Senate committee approved a measure...

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Georgetown Prof Reportedly Thinks Slavery, Rape OK Under Islam

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/21/2017 at 1:30pm

This is shocking. How can a professor say such things are justified for any reason?

Campus Reform reports:

Islamic Studies prof: slavery, rape OK under Islam

Georgetown University professor of Islamic Studies Jonath...

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Newspaper Calls for Reinstatement of Student Suspended for Exposing Teacher’s Anti-Trump Rant

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:30am 2/21/2017 at 10:30am
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We covered the rant with video in a prior post. The editors of the OC Register are sticking up for the student.

Check out this editorial:

Recall board if OCC student isn’t reinstated

Orange Coast College has turned its back on academic freedom and integrity with the suspension of Caleb O’Neil for recording Olga...

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College’s Writing Center Claims American Grammar is ‘Racist’

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30am 2/21/2017 at 7:30am

In the future, everything will be racist for 15 minutes. Oh wait, that’s happening now.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over...

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Filmmaker Confirms Numbers on Refugees And Crime in Sweden

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00am 2/21/2017 at 7:00am
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During his rally in Florida this weekend, Trump brought up the problems some countries in Europe and elsewhere are having with refugees. He singled out Sweden and the left, including many people in media, jumped on it.

It turns out, Trump was basing his claims on a segment from the Tucker Carlson...

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John Kerry Taking Global Affairs Position at Yale

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/20/2017 at 4:30pm

It looks like John Kerry is headed to Yale now that his gig at the State Department is over.

The Daily Caller reported:

John Kerry Retreats To The Ivy League Without His Coveted Nobel Peace Prize

John Kerry will become Yale University’s first Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs, a capacity in which he will...

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Columbia Accidentally Accepts Students Then Rejects Them

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/20/2017 at 1:30pm

This sort of thing happens at different schools every once in a while, usually due to clerical error. That doesn’t make it any easier for the students, though.

CBS News reports:

Not so fast on those acceptance notes, Columbia University says

Columbia University says it’s strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices...

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Rush: People Voted for Trump Because They Thought the Country Was Over if Hillary Won

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 8:40am 2/20/2017 at 8:40am
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In a rare appearance on FOX News Sunday, Rush Limbaugh addressed a number of Trump related issues including the reasons for his loyal support, his battle with the media, and who’s obstructing him in Washington.

Here are some details from FOX News:

Limbaugh blasts news media attacks on Trump as pointless, ‘kind...

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UC San Diego Students Want the Dalai Lama Banned from Campus

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:30am 2/20/2017 at 7:30am

Have we really come to the point where the Dalai Lama is too controversial for some college students? This is madness.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Too “politically incorrect”: Students want Dalai Lama banned from campus

Social justice warriors can find a way to be offended by anything. Even the Dalai Lama’s words are too...

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Student Group at Yale Wants Co-Ed Frats But Would Exempt Sororities

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/19/2017 at 6:00pm
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There are times when the targets of SJW campaigns have to just say “no.” Especially when the situation is so clearly unfair.

Heat Street reports:

Yale Student Group Wants to Force Fraternities to Admit Women, Gives Sororities Free Pass

A Yale student group has waged a war on the university fraternities and will use...

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