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Emboldened Students at UC Santa Cruz Issue More Demands

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Posted by    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30am 5/12/2017 at 7:30am
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Administrators caved to student activists at UC Santa Cruz last week, meeting all of their demands. Now, the students are back with a new set of demands. Who could have guessed this would happen?

The College Fix reports:

Black student group at UC Santa Cruz threatens more campus takeovers if additional demands...

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Calls Grow for Reopening of Hillary Investigation After Comey Ouster

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Posted by    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00am 5/12/2017 at 7:00am

Now that James Comey is out at the FBI, a growing chorus is suggesting that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal should be reopened. Professor Jacobson said in

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U. Rochester: Single Gender Organizations a Form of ‘Discrimination’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/11/2017 at 1:30pm

Harvard started going down this road last year so it’s no surprise that other schools are jumping on board.

The Daily Caller reports:

Single-Gender Organizations A Form Of ‘Discrimination’ At New York College

he University of Rochester’s student government has decided that participation in single-gender organizations is a form of “discrimination.”

The ruling from Rochester’s...

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The Resistance Graduates Trump from Hitler to Nixon

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Posted by    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:30am 5/11/2017 at 11:30am
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It seems like just yesterday that “the resistance” was sure that Trump is the second coming of Hitler. With the firing of James Comey however, Trump has been transformed overnight into Richard Nixon.

In the past 24 hours, countless hot takes have been written about this. Here are a few examples.

Scott Lehigh...

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U. Arizona Paying Students to be ‘Social Justice Advocates’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:30am 5/11/2017 at 10:30am

Is this where higher education is headed? Paying students for left wing activism?

Campus Reform reports:

University paying students to be ‘Social Justice Advocates’

The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to assume the responsibilities of “Social Justice Advocates.”

According to an online job description, Social Justice Advocates, or SJAs for short,...

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Florida Memorial U. Awarding Posthumous Degree to Trayvon Martin

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Posted by    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30am 5/11/2017 at 7:30am

Like the media, academia is doing its part to reinforce the progressive narrative around this story.

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

Florida university to award Trayvon Martin a posthumous honorary degree

At its commencement ceremony on May 13, Florida Memorial University will present a posthumous honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed...

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Art Professor: House Republicans Should be Lined up and Shot

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/10/2017 at 1:30pm

It’s funny how liberals call Republicans haters then wish for the death of Republicans in the same breath.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: House GOP ‘should be lined up and shot’

An Art Institute of Washington professor recently declared that House Republicans “...

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Democrats in Congress Three Times as Likely as Republicans to be Ivy League Grads

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This isn’t very surprising, is it? The party which is obsessed with privilege is the privileged party.

The American Interest reports:

The Party of the Ivy League

Democratic Congressmen are three times as likely to have attended an Ivy League college as their Republican counterparts, according to a new tally from the Chronicle of...

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Israel Makes Impressive Security Preparations for Trump Visit

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:30am 5/10/2017 at 8:30am
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Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are set to visit Israel with Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner later this month as part of a three stop tour of the Middle East.

A massive effort for increased security is already underway in Israel.

The Times of Israel reports:

Frenetic preparations underway for Trump’s Israel visit

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Prof Targeted for Discipline for Criticizing Diversity Training Resigns

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:30am 5/10/2017 at 7:30am

The Duke University professor who was in hot water for criticizing diversity training has quit. This is what you face if you work in higher education now.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Duke Professor Announces Resignation After Criticizing ‘Illiberal Roots’ of Anti-Racism Training Program

A professor at Duke University’s Divinity School has announced his...

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Black Students at Harvard Are Holding a Separate Graduation Ceremony

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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Supporters say this is about community but it’s nearly impossible to get past the optics. Should every group of students start holding separate ceremonies?

BET News reports:

Here’s Why Black Harvard Students Are Holding Their Own Graduation Ceremony

Getting a diploma from Harvard is one of the biggest accomplishments a person can achieve, but...

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New York Times Does Fair Profile of College Republicans At Berkeley

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:30am 5/9/2017 at 10:30am
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This is newsworthy for its fairness. I’m amazed to see a decent piece about the College Republicans at Berkeley in the Times.

Here’s an excerpt:

Life and Combat for Republicans at Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — On this famously liberal campus, it is easy to dismiss Berkeley Republicans as an oxymoron. Being a Republican at...

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Liberals Have Returned to the Comfort of Conspiracy Theories

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00am 5/9/2017 at 10:00am
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Within weeks of Trump winning the election last fall, liberals were already shrieking about how the election was stolen by Russia. It’s easier and more comforting to say it was stolen than to admit you lost for a reason.

The tendency to rely on conspiracy however, has become a weekly or sometimes...

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Prof Faces Disciplinary Action for Calling Diversity Training a Waste of Time

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30am 5/9/2017 at 7:30am

This professor is correct but he made the mistake of telling the truth. In the religion of porgressivism which rules academia, you’re not allowed to do that.

The College Fix reports:

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Missouri Doughnut Store Owner Blames Protests for Business Failure

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/8/2017 at 1:30pm

The University of Missouri isn’t the only organization suffering due to the campus protests of 2015. A local business owner is blaming the incident for the closure of his shop.

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Butler University Faces Backlash Over Anti-Trump Course

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:30am 5/8/2017 at 10:30am
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A new course offering at Butler University may have been the tipping point for many people. Trump Derangement Syndrome has already jumped the shark.

The Indy Star reports:

Butler’s ‘Trumpism’ course description draws backlash

Butler University said it is reviewing its course description practices after it received backlash for a fall 2017 course offering...

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Cedarville U. May be First in Ohio to Allow Campus Carry

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30am 5/8/2017 at 7:30am

Under Ohio law, this issue can now be decided by a school’s board of trustees. Don’t be surprised if more school’s follow Cedarville’s lead.

The Dayton Daily News reports:

Cedarville U. could become first Ohio college to allow concealed carry

Although Cedarville University could become the first college in Ohio to allow some form...

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