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Girl Accepted to Yale for Essay About How Much She Loves Pizza

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30am 6/2/2017 at 7:30am

College essays sure have changed over the years. Lots of people love pizza but who knew writing about it could get you into Yale?

From GMA via Yahoo News:

Girl gets into Yale after penning essay on Papa John’s pizza

Carolina Williams, of Brentwood, Tennessee, said it was “surreal” when she found out in...

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LA City College Creating Rodney Dangerfield Institute

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/1/2017 at 4:30pm
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The late, great Rodney Dangerfield is going to be honored by LA City College with a comedy training institute which will be named for him.

Los Angeles Daily News reports:

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NEXT THURSDAY: Comey Testifying Before Senate Intel Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:33pm 6/1/2017 at 1:33pm

After canceling a tentatively scheduled hearing with the House Oversight Committee in order to first meet with Special Counselor Mueller, Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week.

From Politico:

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, regard...

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Layoffs Begin at University of Missouri Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/1/2017 at 1:30pm

Mizzou has never fully recovered from the highly publicized campus protests of 2015. Now, layoffs are starting to happen.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

University of Missouri System begins layoffs at headquarters

The University of Missouri System began a major round of layoffs at its Columbia headquarters Wednesday in a cost-cutting move that appears...

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Washington State Lawmakers Propose Defunding Evergreen State College

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:30am 6/1/2017 at 10:30am
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Given what’s been unfolding at this school for the past few weeks, lots of people will probably agree with this idea.

Campus Reform reports:

Lawmakers propose defunding Evergreen State amid protests

State lawmakers in Washington are fed up with the antics of Evergreen State College, and plan to introduce legislation Thursday to privatize the...

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UC Berkeley Adjunct Calls For Renaming Building Because of Namesake’s Alleged Anti Chinese Sentiment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:00am 6/1/2017 at 9:00am
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Removing statues and renaming buildings makes liberals feel better about themselves but it also erases history which should be remembered.

Berkeley is the latest to get in on this. Charles Reichmann, an adjunct at Berkeley, recently wrote this for the San Franc...

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Hillary’s Broken Record: I lost because of Misogyny

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:55pm 5/31/2017 at 4:55pm
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Hillary Clinton was interviewed at the CodeCon 2017 forum today.

She was asked a lot of questions about her loss in the election

Not surprisingly, she blamed sexism and misogyny as a big part of her problem.

 
 
 

Yale Psychiatry Prof Says Trump’s Mental State is Cause for Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/31/2017 at 1:30pm
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I think millions of Americans are much more concerned with the mental state of today’s college students.

Campus Reform reports:

Yale prof: Trump’s ‘mental impairment’ a ‘state of emergency’

A Yale University professor of psychiatry has continued to push the ethical boundaries of her field by once again saying President Trump’s “mental impairment” makes...

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Oxford Students Confront and Insult British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:30am 5/31/2017 at 10:30am
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It looks like obnoxious liberal students are acting out in the UK as well. Good to know it’s not just us.

The International Business Times reports:

Boris Johnson berated by angry students at Oxford College: ‘What dead animals have you f****d?’

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was met by a group of angry students as...

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UCLA to Hire Students as Social Justice Advocates Despite Backlash at U. Arizona

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30am 5/31/2017 at 7:30am

The University of Arizona was going to try this but backed off when the public caught wind of it.

Now UCLA is going to try.

PJ Media reports:

Even After Arizona Backlash, UCLA Will Hire ‘Social Justice Advocates,’ Too

The backlash against the University...

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New York State Approves Tuition-Free Public College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/30/2017 at 1:30pm
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Shouldn’t this be called taxpayer funded college tuition? It’s not going to be free for them.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

New York Approves Free Tuition Regulations

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved regulations for the state’s new tuition-free public college tuition program Thursday, including some key regulations that...

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WH Comms Director Mike Dubke Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12:41pm 5/30/2017 at 12:41pm
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White House Communications Director Mike Dubke’s resignation was made public Tuesday. Dubke resigned May 18, but agreed to work through the President’s first trip abroad. He’s said to be leaving on good terms.

From Fox News:

Veteran GOP strategist Mike Dubke resigned as White House communications director on...

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California Regents Spend Thousands Partying, Vote to Raise Tuition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:30am 5/30/2017 at 10:30am

It’s easy to be so free with other people’s money, isn’t it?

CBS News reports:

California regents party at university’s expense, report says

The University of California Board of Regents spent tens of thousands of dollars on parties, including a $17,600 banquet the night before they voted in January...

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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00am 5/30/2017 at 9:00am
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Officers placed golfer Tiger Woods under arrest in Jupiter, FL, for allegedly driving under the influence. From WPTV:

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway.

Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods, 41, was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released...

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Hunter College to Offer “Abolition of Whiteness” Course

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

Substitute any other race or ethnic group and this would be decried as hate. Student groups would hold protests and the media would cover it until the school issued a formal apology.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Abolition of Whiteness’ course offered at Hunter College

Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this...

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PayPal Investigating Account of Neo-Nazi Hezbollah Supporting Group

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/29/2017 at 5:00pm

PayPal has started an investigation into the group Der Dritte Weg (The Third Way), a neo-Nazi group from Germany that supports Hezbollah, Bashar al-Assad, and Holocaust denier Horst Mahler. From The Jerusalem Post:

In response to a Jerusalem Post query on Twitter, AskPayPal wrote in German: “We, in no way, wish to...

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Mike Rowe: Why Do We Only Glamorize Expensive Colleges?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/29/2017 at 3:00pm

“I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head who every year will rank the top colleges. None of them ever include a trade school. That’s where the pressure starts,” said Mike Rowe, unofficial spokesman for skilled work and trade jobs.

Forget the expensive degrees, most degrees are not...

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