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Yale Dean Placed on Leave for Calling White People ‘Trash’

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This story is an important reminder that students aren’t the only left wing social justice warriors on campus.

The Daily Caller reports:

Yale Dean Put On Leave After Calling People ‘White Trash’

Yale University placed Dean June Chu, who received criticism for remarks such as calling people “white trash,” on leave Thursday.

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U. Hawaii Prof Demands White Men Quit Their Jobs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00am 5/19/2017 at 9:00am

This professor seems to believe identity politics are more important than anything, including academics.

Heat Street reports:

University of Hawaii Professor Demands White Men Quit Their Jobs

A University of Hawaii math professor h...

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CNN Claims Sen. Ben Sasse Has a Sense of Humor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30am 5/19/2017 at 7:30am
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CNN claims Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has a “sense of humor.” But what does CNN know, amiright?

It all started when Sen. Sasse tweeted thusly:

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One Dead, Several Injured After Car Speeds Into Times Square Crowd

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/18/2017 at 3:00pm
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A speeding car drove into a crowd in New York City’s Times Square, which killed one person and left several more injured. From NBC 4:

The driver was taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd near 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue shortly before noon, sources said. A cause of the...

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Notre Dame Fine With Students’ Plan to Protest Mike Pence Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/18/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is about more than Mike Pence. These students are disrespecting the office of the Vice President.

The Washington Post reports:

Notre Dame students plan to...

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REPORT: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Expected to Announce Resignation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:14pm 5/18/2017 at 12:14pm

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz is expected to announce his resignation today, according to a reporter from Politico.

Chaffetz shocked hill-watchers when he...

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Nooses and Bananas Appear at American University, Students Issue Demands

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It is completely fair to view this entire incident with skepticism. It’s playing out in the same way two other stories did in recent weeks.

CNN reports:

Bananas, nooses at American University spark protests, demands

It’s mid-May, and the talk around American University should be of graduation, internships and students’ plans for the summer....

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Northwestern U. Students Shut Down Talk by Immigration Officer

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It’s amazing that this is still occurring on college campuses after all the bad publicity for so many schools in recent months. What do we have to do to stop this from happening?

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Sheriff Clarke Jumps the Gun on DHS Appointment Announcement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:01pm 5/17/2017 at 6:01pm
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Wednesday, Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke announced he’d be leaving his post for a gig at the Department of Homeland Security.

From WISN:

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said he is leaving the Sheriff’s Office to become deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Russian Embassy May Soon Reside on a Street Named for Murdered Anti-Putin Dissident

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/17/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has passed a bill to rename a street in D.C. after Boris Nemtsov, an anti-Putin dissident who was murdered in 2015. The street? It lies in front of the Russian embassy. From the Free Beacon:

“Boris Nemtsov dedicated his life to the cause of...

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Russian Royal Family Postcards Hit the Auction Block

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 5/17/2017 at 3:30pm
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Postcards from Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden, who traveled with Tsar Nicholas II and his family to Siberia, provide details of the royal family only a few weeks before the Bolsheviks executed them. These rare postcards will go up for auction in the UK Saturday. From Fox News:

“Any ephemera written by a member...

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Prof: Students Who Are ‘Traumatized’ by College Need Professional Help

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This is a point I have made repeatedly over the years. People who need safe spaces, are plagued by microaggressions and react violently to the free speech of others aren’t ready for college.

The College Fix reports:

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Senate Intelligence Committee Wants to See Comey Memos

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:15pm 5/17/2017 at 1:15pm

Tuesday, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz sent a letter to the FBI, requesting copies of Comey’s Memos with President Trump. Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee made the same request.

From Politico:

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday asked the FBI to turn over memos prepared by former Director James...

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White Students at American U. Barred From Entering ‘Sanctuary’ for Black Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:30am 5/17/2017 at 10:30am

Has it dawned on anyone in higher education that situations like this are setting back race relations? Or is that the whole point?

From Truth Revolt:

White Students Blocked from Lounge Designated as ‘Sanctuary’ for Blacks

A cafe/lounge at American University, a private institution in Washington, D.C., was designated a “sanctuary” for black students...

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REPORT: Sen. Thom Tillis Collapses During Race (Update: He’s fine)

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Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., received CPR, and was whisked away in an ambulance, reports Fox News.

From Fox News:

Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a Washington, D.C. race Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance after reportedly receiving CPR.

Tillis,...

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Columbia University Will Have Six ‘Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30am 5/17/2017 at 7:30am

Columbia apparently heard about Harvard’s separate black graduation and tried to outdo them.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia hosts 6 ‘multicultural graduation ceremonies’

Columbia University will play host to six different graduation ceremonies for students of particular ethnicities and backgrounds this year.

While all graduating seniors will attend the main commencement ceremony, those who identify as...

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U. Arizona Backing Off Plan to Pay Students to be Social Justice Advocates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/16/2017 at 1:30pm

This is an update to a story we featured recently. The school is beginning to see why the optics on this are so bad.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports:

Social justice advocate position at University of Arizona questioned

Buffeted by claims it was creating “speech police,” the University of Arizona is backing down from...

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