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College RA Tells White Girls That Wearing Hoop Earrings is Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/11/2017 at 12:00pm
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Can you imagine going through life and paying attention to such petty things?

Robby Soave reports at Reason:

Pitzer College RA Tells White Girls to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings: It’s Cultural Appropriation

A residential advisor at Pitzer College sent a campus-wide email informing students—white women, in particular—that they should stop wearing hoop earrings.

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Anti-Feminism Posters Investigated as Hate Crime at American University

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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00am 3/11/2017 at 10:00am

So the message here seems to be that if you disagree with feminism or mock it, you are a hater.

The College Fix reported:

‘Anti-feminism’ posters at American University investigated as a ‘hate crime’

Law enforcement personnel are searching for the person who hung up “anti-feminism”...

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Mobbed at Middlebury Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8:30am 3/11/2017 at 8:30am
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By now, you may have heard there was some unpleasantness at Middlebury College recently.

They’re having free speech issues across the...

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Shocking Yale Study Finds Students Who Smoke Pot and Drink Get Lower Grades

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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8:00am 3/11/2017 at 8:00am

Who could have guessed such a thing would be true?

The Connecticut Post reports:

Yale study: High students, low grades

News flash: College students who spend a lot of time drinking and smoking marijuana might not have the best grades. This not-very-shocking finding is at the heart of a new study conducted by...

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MIT Media Lab to Give $250K Award for ‘Responsible Disobedience’

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This is an interesting concept. It seems to be all about getting people to innovate by thinking outside the box. More specifically, by disobeying existing rules and norms. It’s also open to multiple disciplines which could make choosing the winner a bit difficult.

The announcement was made this week on the MIT...

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Barnard College to Divest from Undefined ‘Climate Change Deniers’

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/10/2017 at 4:00pm
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Student and faculty activists at Barnard College have successfully pushed a measure to divest from companies that “deny” climate change. Oddly, they have yet to define what makes one a denier.

Toni Airaksinen of Campus Reform reported:

Barnard College to divest from ‘climate deniers’

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Harvard Law to Accept Applicant GRE Scores in Place of LSAT for Diversity

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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This seems wrong-headed.

The LSAT is supposed to be a predictor of law school success. So admitting people with a lower likelihood of success accomplishes what?

The New York Times reports:

Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

Harvard Law School, moving to open its doors to a larger, more...

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Critics Claim Mizzou Student Election Racist Because Winning Team is White

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

It looks like not much has changed at Mizzou over the last few years.

The College Fix reports:

Mizzou student election proves racism and sexism because white man won, critics say

Their slates were both socially progressive and their campaign promises substantially similar.

But because the winning candidates in the University of Missouri’s student government...

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Sorority to Allow Membership for Transgender Women Nation-Wide

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30am 3/10/2017 at 7:30am

If the social justice warriors in Hollywood ever remake Animal House, you know this would be a factor.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Sorority Will Allow Transgender Women to Become Members Nation-Wide

Alpha Chi Omega is the first sorority to announce that it will allow transgender women to become members at all of its...

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Middlebury College Profs Release Statement of Principles After Mob Attack on Speaker

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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The recent mob attack on a speaker that sent one professor to the hospital clearly had an effect on the faculty.

They released a statement of principles.

From Free Inquiry on Campus:

Free Inquiry on Campus: A Statement of Principles by a Collection of Middlebury College Professors

The principles are as follows:

Genuine higher learning is...

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U. Michigan Student Admits Slashing Her Own Face in Hate Crime Hoax

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This young woman claims things were said in her women’s literature class that scared her. College isn’t for everyone.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’

A 21-year-old Michigan woman pleaded guilty Monday to fabricating a “hate crime” in which an unknown white...

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Student Group Censored After Complaining About Lack of Free Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:30am 3/9/2017 at 8:30am
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A conservative student group at the University of Lincoln in the UK criticized their students’ union over a lack of free speech over criticism of an online magazine. In response, the students’ union shut down the group’s social media accounts, thus proving their point.

A student paper called The Linc

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Women and Gender Studies in U.S. up 300 Percent Since 1990

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30am 3/9/2017 at 7:30am

What are all these people doing for work, teaching Women’s Studies to the next generation of students?

USA Today reports:

Women’s studies has changed over the years — and it’s more popular than ever

Drew Nelson, a business major at Indiana University, never expected he would pick up a minor in gender studies.

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Student Group and Profs at Cornell Demand Fund for Illegal Immigrant Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:30am 3/6/2017 at 10:30am

Where is the money going to come from? Who is going to pay for it?

The Daily Caller reports:

Professors, Students Demand College Start Fund For Illegal Immigrants

Cornell University students hosted a protest to demand the college provide funds for all illegal immigrant students.

The protest, organized by the Cornell Coalition for Inclusive Democracy,...

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Middlebury Students and Faculty Reportedly Embarrassed by Mob Attack on Speaker

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Posted by    Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30am 3/6/2017 at 7:30am
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They should be embarrassed. Not only did the mob attack a guest speaker, but a prof ended up in the hospital.

The Boston Globe reports:

Attack on speaker stuns Middlebury College

Students and professors at Middlebury College were ashamed and embarrassed after an explosive protest Thursday night that has forced the school to reconsider...

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Vice President Pence to Deliver Commencement Address at Notre Dame

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/5/2017 at 4:30pm
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This is newsworthy because Notre Dame has a tradition of inviting the new president to give the address.

Campus Reform reports:

Pence, not Trump, to deliver ND Commencement address

Mike Pence will be the first U.S. vice president to deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame, which traditionally invites the president...

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Violence Breaks Out Between Pro- and Anti-Trump Camps in Berkeley

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/5/2017 at 4:00pm
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People marched in cities across the country Saturday to show support for President Trump. In a few places, anti-Trump protesters showed up and in Berkeley there was violence.

The Reuters report below plays coy about who initiated the violence, but Trump supporters didn’t show up to make trouble during the Women’s March....

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