Quick Takes  (Page 1)

San Antonio Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/22/2017 at 3:30pm
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James Amos Headley, 59, threatened to kill Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his family.

The San Antonio Express-News reports:

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Vandals Remove Hands from Jesus Statue at Carlow University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/22/2017 at 1:30pm
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Can you imagine how long it took to do this? Who is this committed to vandalism?

CBS News Pittsburgh reports:

Hands Broken Off Of Granite Jesus Statue At Carlow University

Officials at Carlow University are trying to figure out who vandalized a statue of Jesus...

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Community College Official Wants to Drop Algebra Requirement Due to Low Pass Rates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30am 7/22/2017 at 11:30am

If algebra is an obstacle for some students, perhaps educators just need to work harder.

The College Fix reports:

College official: Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it

The chancellor of the California community college system has stated that institutions’ algebra requirements are “the biggest barrier” for “underemployed or unemployed Americans,” and as...

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Berkeley Reportedly Reverses Position, Will Allow Ben Shapiro Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:30am 7/22/2017 at 9:30am
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It was looking like this was going to be a repeat of the Ann Coulter situation, so this is good news.

Townhall reports:

UPDATE: Under Pressure, UC Berkeley Reverses Decision, Will Accommodate Shapiro Speech

This welcome news hardly makes up for all of their recent sins against free expression, but it’s a start. ...

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Youngstown State Prof Calls Chick-fil-A ‘Fried Food For Homophobes’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/21/2017 at 1:30pm

Chick-fil-A has become a target for leftists at Youngstown State. One professor joined the chorus with an insulting comment.

The Daily Caller reports:

Professor Labels Chick-fil-A ‘Fried Food For Homophobes’

A petition from Change.org wants...

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American Enterprise Institute Scholars Suggest Ben Sasse for New Harvard President

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:30am 7/21/2017 at 10:30am

Senator Sasse would probably be an outstanding choice to lead Harvard but this will probably never happen.

Campus Reform reports:

Scholars suggest Sasse take over as Harvard prez

Harvard University President Drew Faust is stepping down next June, and two American Enterprise Institute scholars think Senator Ben Sasse would be the perfect replacement.

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Professor Advocacy Group Fights Transparency on Tax Funded Climate Research

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30am 7/21/2017 at 7:30am

Anything funded by taxpayers should be available for explicit review by taxpayers.

The College Fix reports:

Professors group wants taxpayer-funded climate change research blocked from public scrutiny

The American Association of University Professors has filed an amicus brief arguing professors at a public university should be exempt from public records act requests from a...

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College in Illinois Outlaws ‘Disparaging Comments’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/20/2017 at 1:30pm

Who gets to decide which words are disparaging? Isn’t that a rather subjective thing?

Campus Reform reports:

‘Disparaging comments’ outlawed at Illinois college

Students at Carl Sandburg College could now be subject to “disciplinary proceedings” for the use of “offensive language” or “hate speech.”

According to the Illinois community college’s Student Code of Conduct, administrators...

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Mike Pence to Address Conference of Conservative College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:30am 7/20/2017 at 10:30am
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Vice President Pence is going to deliver a speech at the Young America’s Foundation conference. He’ll be a hit with this crowd for sure.

From the YAF blog:

Vice President Mike Pence to Address YAF’s National Conservative Student Conference

Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is pleased to announce that Vice President Mike Pence will address...

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Berkeley Claims They Can’t Find Appropriate Venue for Ben Shapiro to Speak

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:30am 7/20/2017 at 7:30am
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In a recent Quick Take, I asked if Ben Shapiro would be allowed to speak at UC Berkeley this September. Now the school is using the same excuse for him that they used for Ann Coulter.

The College Fix reports:

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Baylor University Currently Running 22 Diversity Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/19/2017 at 1:30pm

Diversity is great. We get it. But does a university really need over 20 diversity programs?

The Daily Caller reports:

Largest Christian University In Texas Running 22 Diversity Programs

There’s no shortage of diversity initiatives at Texas’s Baylor University, which holds the distinction of being the largest Christian university in the Lone Star state.

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College Students in Oklahoma Want Lawmakers to Force Profs to Use Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:30am 7/19/2017 at 10:30am

If you need a warning before hearing certain ideas, do you really belong in college?

The College Fix reports:

College students in Oklahoma ask lawmakers to force professors to use trigger warnings

Student government leaders representing universities across Oklahoma recently approved a resolution calling on state lawmakers and higher education regents...

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More High School Students Get A’s Despite Declining SAT Scores

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:30am 7/19/2017 at 7:30am

Is the culture of “everyone gets a trophy” now affecting the awarding of grades in American high schools? One could easily make that argument based on this report from USA Today:

A’s on the rise in U.S. report cards, but SAT scores founder

The good news on America’s report cards: More high school...

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Claremont McKenna Punishes Some Students Who Shut Down Heather Mac Donald

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/18/2017 at 3:30pm
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The punishments were handed down from the April incident which prevented Heather Mac Donald from speaking on campus.

This announcement comes from the Claremont McKenna website:

Claremont McKenna College completes Student Conduct Process on April 6 blockade

Findings and Outcomes

On the evening of April 6, a group of approximately 170 individuals from the Claremont...

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Wright State University Gets Award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/18/2017 at 1:30pm

Imagine a “House of Horrors” designed by social justice warriors and you’ll get a mental picture of this event.

Campus Reform reports:

University receives award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ event

Wright State University has received an award for its annual “Tunnel of Oppression” event, which exposes students to various forms of oppression such as...

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Hillary more UNPOPULAR than Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:00am 7/18/2017 at 11:00am

There’s a saying, “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.”

Not when it comes to Hillary Clinton.

A survey shows that she is still unpopular, her second lowest rating in 8 years. And lower than Trump.

The Washington Examiner reports:

More people have a favorable view of President Trump than his 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton,...

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Evergreen State Finally Tells Students Some of Their Actions Were Criminal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:30am 7/18/2017 at 7:30am
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The question now is whether any of the students will be punished for their criminal actions. We’re not holding our breath.

The College Fix reported:

Evergreen State finally tells protesters–two months after melee–their actions were ‘criminal’

A memo emailed Friday from an Evergreen State College administrator to students warned them that aggressively cornering and...

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