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Vanderbilt U. Students Demand School Cut Ties With Wendy’s

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:30am 3/21/2017 at 10:30am
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Is anyone else getting tired of kids who have never worked a day in the real world making demands on schools and companies? Some of today’s students seem to think activism is the only reason they’re in school.

News Channel 5 reported:

Students Demand Vanderbilt Cut Ties With Wendy’s

Vanderbilt students hit the streets...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Accused of Inciting Middlebury Mob

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:30am 3/21/2017 at 7:30am
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Carl M. Cannon of Real Clear Politics suggests that the SPLC bears responsibility for the recent mob that sent a Middlebury College professor to the hospital.

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Critics Say Trump Budget Won’t Protect Pell Grants

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Something has to be done to reign in the cost of college and the crazy amount of borrowing that goes along with it.

It would be great if Trump got the government out of the picture completely.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Protecting Pell? Critics Say Budget Wouldn’t

The document outlining the Trump administration’s first budget,...

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Study Finds Wealthier Colleges are Worst Free Speech Offenders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/20/2017 at 1:30pm

Campus Reform recently highlighted the findings of this study. It seems the more money a college has, the more likely they are to squelch free speech.

Take a look:

REPORT: Wealthiest colleges are worst free speech offenders

A new study has found that the colleges most prone to disinviting conservative speakers and stifling open...

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In 18 Years, a College Degree Could Cost Half a Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30am 3/20/2017 at 10:30am

The cost of college is rising with alarming speed. The trajectory isn’t sustainable.

BuzzFeed reports via CNBC:

In 18 years, a college degree could cost about $500,000

People worried about college affordability today can at least take this to heart: Getting a degree now is an absolute bargain compared to what it could cost...

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Oklahoma State Senator Faces Child Prostitution Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/19/2017 at 5:00pm
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GOP Oklahoma State Senator and Oklahoma Trump Campaign Chairman Ralph Shortey faces child prostitution felony charges after police investigated his stay with a 17-year-old boy at a Moore hotel. From News on 6:

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UW-Green Bay Profs Offered Money to ‘Diversify’ Their Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/19/2017 at 2:00pm

Diversity is now so important it can bring extra pay?

Campus Reform reports:

UW-Green Bay offers profs $2K to ‘diversify their courses’

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering up to 10 faculty members a $2,000 stipend each to “create an inclusive classroom environment” and “diversify their courses.”

According to a Wednesday announcement on the...

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U. Maryland to Hire ‘Undocumented Student Coordinator’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/19/2017 at 12:00pm
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A staffer dedicated to illegal immigrant students funded with tax dollars. How is this even legal?

FOX News reports:

University of Maryland to hire ‘undocumented student coordinator’

The University of Maryland is facing backlash from some conservative groups because...

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Hillary Threatens To “Come Out of the Woods,” Help Americans Find “Common Ground”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 10:00am 3/19/2017 at 10:00am

Who better to bring Americans together and help them find common ground than the woman who sees half of Trump supporters, including those in the rustbelt states she lost, as a basket full of deplorables?  A woman who looks down from atop her high perch at “flyover” country and sees swarms...

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Bid Notice: Trump’s Mexican wall to be 30-feet tall and look good from north

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/18/2017 at 5:00pm

Things are moving fast on the Mexican border.

Or at least, the planning is moving fast.

According to AP, contract proposal solicitations specify a 30-foot wall that is hard to cut through and only looks good from...

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Iowa State University Holds ‘Social Justice Summit’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/18/2017 at 3:30pm

Isn’t it interesting how mobs of angry conservatives never show up to stop events like this?

Campus Reform reports:

ISU ‘Social Justice Summit’ ponders privilege, advocates activism

Iowa State University recently held a “Social Justice Summit” in an effort to “create strategies for implementing social change.”

The summit was guided by staff members from the...

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Reuters: Mexicans increasingly heading for Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/18/2017 at 1:30pm

The Trump administration’s renewed enforcement of current immigration laws is having an impact beyond actual deportations.

Illegal immigration from Mexico appears to be in decline as fewer people are being detained crossing the border.

Another effect appears to be Mexicans increasingly heading to Canada, after Canada eased restrictions just as Trump was increasing...

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Turkish President to Turks in Europe: “Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:30am 3/18/2017 at 11:30am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist, is in a fight with the Netherlands, as we reported the other day.

Erdogan is pushing for the large Turkish immigrant population in Europe, who can vote in Turkish elections, to support his referendum to expand his powers and further entrench his authoritarian rule....

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Emerson College Releases New List of Words That Can’t be Used

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am 3/18/2017 at 10:00am

Emerson College is a school that specializes in communications. Do they really think this is a good look for them?

The Daily Caller reports:

Language Police At Fancypants College Deem The Word ‘Homosexual’ Offensive Now

Emerson College, a fancypants school dedicated solely to communication and performing arts, has officially deemed the word “homosexual” to...

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Sexual Assault Rate Reported at Duke Five Times as High as Most Dangerous City in US

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00am 3/18/2017 at 8:00am

If this is true, why would anyone send their daughter to Duke University?

KC Johnson reports at Minding the Campus:

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Amy Schumer Blames ‘Alt-Right Trolls’ For Bad Reviews on Netflix Special

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/17/2017 at 6:00pm
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It’s all the rage! Not doing well? Gaining weight? Blame Trump or the alt-right. Comedian Amy Schumer’s Netflix special has not received decent reviews. Instead of taking responsibility, Schumer points the finger at others:

Schumer’s “The Leather Special” debuted last week on Netflix, and as the streaming service’s subscribers are starting to...

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Venezuela Arrests Bakers Due to ‘Bread War’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/17/2017 at 4:30pm
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro waged a war on bread and has unleashed his authorities on the bakers. These officials arrested four bakers after they did not use wheat in regular bread:

Two of the four bakers were detained for making illegal brownies after the government ruled that 90 percent of wheat must...

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