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Dolce & Gabbana Trolls Those Who Boycotted the Company Over Melania Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/15/2017 at 3:00pm
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Dolce & Gabbana have no problem dressing First Lady Melania Trump. Co-founder Stefano Gabbano likes to show off Melania’s D&G outfits on his social media accounts.

Well, Melania haters have tried to start a campaign to urge people to boycott the high scale fashion label. Domenico Dolce and Gabbana have decided to...

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Marxist Wisconsin Prof Makes Six Figures Teaching About Inequality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/15/2017 at 1:30pm

Members of the inner party never have to do without anything. That’s for the little people.

The Daily Caller reports:

Marxist Wisconsin Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year Teaching About Inequality And Oppression

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a sociology course informing students...

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Florida Minor League Baseball Team Will Offer Pregnancy Tests for Father’s Day

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Florida man! Florida woman! Florida….baseball team? Florida has never disappointed us with its people and creatures. Now a minor league baseball team has jumped into the mix!

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp plans to hand out free pregnancy tests at Thursday’s night game. From The Miami Herald:

The Florida minor-league team will have two...

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Louisiana Lawmakers Send Campus Free Expression Bill to Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30am 6/15/2017 at 10:30am

It’s amazing that additional laws have to be passed to protect free speech but so be it.

Campus Reform reports:

Free expression bill goes to LA governor’s desk

A bill supporting free speech on college campuses in Louisiana has passed the state house, and now moves to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards...

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Seven Universities in Illinois Downgraded by Moody’s

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:30am 6/15/2017 at 7:30am

This will not end well. Illinois can’t even pass a budget.

Illinois Policy reports:

Moody’s Downgrades 7 Illinois Universities, 5 Are Junk

Illinois public university’s finances are suffering due to the state’s current budget impasse. The impasse has exposed the poor financial decisions made by administrators at many higher education institutions.

The nation’s credit rating...

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MSNBC Expert Blames Scalise Shooting on Gun “Over-Proliferation”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/14/2017 at 3:00pm
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You knew the MSM would turn the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others into a gun-control story.

And sure enough, on MSNBC just now, terrorism expert Malcolm Nance said:

The most important thing that we need to understand from this is, this is what happens when you have an over-proliferation of guns....

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Franklin Pierce College Offers Students ‘Safe Space Pledge’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/14/2017 at 1:30pm

It’s probably a safe bet to think any student who embraces the safe space pledge probably needs a trigger warning for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Campus Reform reports:

University serves up soaring ‘safe space’ pledge

Franklin Pierce University now has a “Safe Space Pledge” listed on a website dedicated to “student conduct and...

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Oxford Lets Female Students Take Exam at Home Because Equality or Something

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30am 6/14/2017 at 10:30am

Isn’t this actually an insult to women? You can take the exam home because you’re not as smart as men.

The New York Post reported:

University lets female students take home exam...

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Rolling Stone Settles With UVA Frat For $1.65 Million Over False Rape Story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:30am 6/14/2017 at 7:30am

Rolling Stone got off easy with this. The fraternity should have ended up owning the magazine.

The Daily Caller reports:

Rolling Stone Settles With University Of Virg...

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Old Dominion U. ‘Safe Space Committee’ Concerned About ‘Heterosexism’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/13/2017 at 1:30pm

This might be the first time we’ve heard of a school that actually has a safe space “committee.”

Campus Reform reports:

‘Safe Space Committee’ works to challenge ‘heterosexism’

Old Dominion University’s “Safe Space Committee” is seeking to cultivate a climate of diversity by reducing “homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism” on campus.

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Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier

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Secretary Tillerson announced Tuesday that detained Cincinnati student, Otto Warmbier has been released from jail in North Korea and is on his way back to the United States.

North Korean authorities claimed Warmbier had a state poster in his luggage when he was departing the country. He was sentenced to fifteen years...

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UW Madison Now Offering Course on the Evils of Capitalism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:30am 6/13/2017 at 10:30am

Will the students who take the course be forced to give up their phones, cars, and modern clothing?

The College Fix reports:

UW-Madison class explores ‘harms and forms of injustice associated with capitalism’

A class at University of Wisconsin-Madison studies how capitalism “generates harms” and “is irrational in ways that hurt nearly everyone,” according...

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U. Chicago Students Demand Reparations for Slavery

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This is one of those issues that seems to come up on various college campuses two or three times a year.

The Daily Caller reports:

Students Make Reparations Demands At The University Of Chicago

A student group demanded reparations for slavery at the University of Chicago and the creation of an African American studies...

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Prager U: How to Get Kids to Listen

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The latest from Prager U enlists John Rosemond, author, and Family Psychologist, to explore the best way to get kids to listen:

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? The simple answer: Too many adults have followed some very...

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Vassar College Student Government Heavily in Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/12/2017 at 1:30pm
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Maybe student government should have spent more time on accounting, and less time trying to boycott Israel.

The Miscellany News reports:

VSA debt raises tough questions about budget oversight

Shahid Naeem...

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Delta and Bank of America Pull Sponsorship from Bizarre Trump Rendition of Julius Caesar

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/12/2017 at 12:30pm
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Last week, Leslie blogged about the bizarre rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar wherein Caesar is played by a man bearing an uncanny resemblance to Trump.

Consequently, Delta and Bank of America have pulled corporate sponsorship from New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park.

From the New York Times:

New York’s Public Theater lost...

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U. Washington Prof Claims Stress Over Trump’s Election Will Impact Evolution

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Trump’s election certainly has brought out the best and brightest among us, hasn’t it?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘stress’ of Trump election will change human evolution

A University of Washington professor recently suggested that the stress caused by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency could br...

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