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One Year Master’s in Data Journalism At Columbia Costs $150K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 12:30pm 8/13/2017 at 12:30pm

The high and rising cost of college is one thing, but this is positively stunning.

The Daily Caller reports:

The Cost Of A One Year Master’s In Data Journalism At Columbia Is … $150K

A new one-year data journalism master’s degree offered by Columbia University costs $150,000.

Prospective students will need to pay approximately $106,000...

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Former Berkeley Chancellor Gets Massive Golden Parachute After Failed Tenure

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 10:30am 8/13/2017 at 10:30am

This is one of the reasons tuition is out of control.

Red Alert Politics reports:

After disastrous tenure and resignation, ex-Berkeley Chancellor still gets massive salary

A former UC Berkeley chancellor is set to make nearly $434,000 next year, despite the fact that he won’t be teaching or managing any campus programs. Nicholas Dirks...

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NY’s New School: Small Classroom Chairs Are a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:30am 8/13/2017 at 8:30am

The things to be outraged about just get sillier and sillier.

The College Fix reports:

Latest microaggression: Seats in the classroom that are ‘too small for many people’

Just when you thought all the possible microaggression scenarios humanly possible had been called out, more pop up.

The latest offensives to avoid come courtesy of The...

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Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz to be Harvard Fellow This Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/12/2017 at 4:30pm

Jason Chaffetz has lots of interesting pursuits lined up for his post-congressional career. This is the latest.

The Associated Press reports:

Former US Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to Be Harvard Fellow

Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz will be one of six visiting fellows at Harvard University this fall, the school announced Wednesday.

Chaffetz, a...

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Report: Judge Won’t Let Andrea Tantaros Conceal Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/12/2017 at 2:30pm

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’s attempt to keep secret the fact that her 2016 book on feminism was written by a man has failed.  A judge ordered that the case be unsealed.  Tantaros is also suing Fox News for sexual harassment.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

A New York federal judge has decided...

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Evergreen State Seeks Someone to Retool “Marketing and Branding” Efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 8/12/2017 at 12:30pm
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I’m reminded of a scene in the Simpsons where the family sees a commercial for a theme park.

The voice over says “Come to Duff Gardens, where roving gangs aren’t a big problem anymore.”

The College Fix reports:

Evergreen State to beef up its ‘marketing and branding’ efforts

Evergreen State College, which arguably has the...

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Grinnell College Feminist Prof to Teach Course Lamenting American Whiteness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:30am 8/12/2017 at 8:30am

Isn’t it wonderful how nobly academia advances us as a society?

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist prof to teach class lamenting ‘American Whiteness’

A feminist professor at Grinnell College is offering a course this fall on “American Whiteness” that...

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Oregon State to Offer Social Justice Course on ‘Fat Studies’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/11/2017 at 1:30pm

Sometimes the progressive curriculum is beyond parody. This is an apt example of that.

Campus Reform reported:

‘Fat Studies’ course deems ‘weightism’ a ‘social justice issue’

Oregon State University will offer a spring course on “fat studies” in order to teach students how “weight-based oppression” is a “social justice issue.”

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WWII Veteran is Returning Flag Taken From Enemy Soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:00pm 8/11/2017 at 12:00pm
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On Friday, 93-year-old WWII veteran Marvin Strombo will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to return a Japanese flag he took from a fallen enemy soldier during the 1944 battle in Saipan. The Associated Press reported:

Strombo knelt and pulled out a silk flag, all the space around the bright red emperor’s sun filled...

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Southern Methodist U. Rethinks Decision to Move 9/11 Memorial After Backlash

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30am 8/11/2017 at 10:30am
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The school was going to relocate the memorial to avoid triggering people but they have since thought better of the decision.

The Blaze reports:

After widespread backlash, SMU now says it won’t move 9/11 flag memorial to less prominent spot

After widespread backlash, including a letter from the governor of Texas, Southern Methodist University...

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Columbia Facing $250K Fine After Muslim Employees Criticized for Too Many Breaks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30am 8/11/2017 at 7:30am

The fact that Muslims pray five times a day was apparently a factor here.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia faces $250,000 fine for telling Muslim employees not to take so many breaks

When Columbia University’s internal investigation of its chaplain for religious discrimination came up empty, an ex-employee went to the government.

Now the Ivy...

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Judge Tells State Dept. to Look For More Clinton Benghazi Emails

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/10/2017 at 4:30pm

A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search for more emails from state.gov accounts for more Benghazi emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan. From Fox News:

U.S. District Judge for...

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Social Justice Journalism Grant at Brandeis U. Excludes White Men

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/10/2017 at 1:30pm

This is the only group the left seems to have no problem discriminating against. The exclusion of any other group would immediately trigger a lawsuit.

The Daily Caller reports:

Brandeis University Social Justice Journalism Grant Excludes White Men

Brandeis University is offering a new $10,000 journalism grant for journalists interested in social justice issues....

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Study Finds Conservative Students Fear Backlash for Talking Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:30am 8/10/2017 at 10:30am

Given what we’ve seen unfolding on college campuses in recent years, can anyone blame conservative students for being afraid to speak out?

PJ Media reports:

Conservative Students Fear Intense Backlash for Talking Politics, Study Finds

Conservative students fear the most backlash for sharing their political views, according to a new study conducted by Heterodox...

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U. Oregon Journalism School to Increase Focus on Gender, Diversity, Ethics

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30am 8/10/2017 at 7:30am
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The University of Oregon Journalism School is obviously training the next generation of mainstream media reporters.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

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Far left uses “intersectionality” to defend indefensible Islamism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 8/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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The cancellation of an appearance by noted atheist author and speaker Richard Dawkins is just the latest example of campus speech shut down. We covered the shut down in Richard Dawkins Berkeley Event Canceled Over Tweets Critical of Islamism:

Dawkins refused to apologize, as reported at Berkeleyside:

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Oregon State Imposes Mandatory “Diversity Education” for Students Who Live on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/9/2017 at 1:30pm

Where are all the student protesters when schools mandate programs like this one? All they all OK with being forced into such a program?

The Daily Caller reported:

Mandatory Social Justice Education Imposed On Oregon State Students

Oregon State University is instituting mandatory “diversity education” for students who live on campus.

To facilitate this development,...

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