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Negative Diversity Comments Prompt Bias Report at Penn State

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 11:00am 6/11/2017 at 11:00am

Saying something negative about diversity is heresy in academia.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Negative diversity comments’ reported for bias at Penn State

A recent report compiled by the Pennsylvania State University classifies “negative diversity comments” and the display of a confederate flag as “bias motivated incidents” on campus.

The report released on Thursday documents 27 allegedly...

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Suffolk U. Makes Faculty go Through Microaggression Training

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:30am 6/11/2017 at 8:30am

If you were a professor, wouldn’t you find this demeaning and unnecessary?

The College Fix reports:

Suffolk University follows through with mandated microaggression training for faculty

BOSTON – One word. That’s all it took for Suffolk University to institute mandatory microaggression training for its faculty.

The training has been completed, but what remains unclear is...

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UC Berkeley to Spend $2.7 Million Building ‘Gender Inclusive’ Locker Room

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/10/2017 at 5:30pm

Could this be the most expensive case of virtue signaling ever?

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley to build $2.7M ‘gender-inclusive’ locker room

UC Berkeley recently announced that its Recreational Sports Facility locker rooms will undergo a renovation in order to become more “gender-inclusive.”

The project is expected to cost $2.7 million and is funded...

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UK Election Fallout: Two of May’s Top Aides Resign

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/09/general-election-results-theresa-may-talks-dup-coalition/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:30pm 6/10/2017 at 3:30pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/09/general-election-results-theresa-may-talks-dup-coalition/

Prime Minister Teresa May narrowly holds on to her majority (and her job), but the fall-out from the ill-timed election and its disappointing results is just starting.  Two of her top aides have resigned in an apparent effort to divert criticism from May.

Fox News reports:

The fallout of the election disaster has...

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French Open: Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Stuns Simona Halep to Win Title

https://twitter.com/rolandgarros/status/873563247814647808
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/10/2017 at 1:30pm
https://twitter.com/rolandgarros/status/873563247814647808

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, who turned 20 three days ago, shocked the world when she defeated #3 seed Simona Halep, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to win the 2017 French Open.

This is her FIRST ever title. She’s also the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam and the first unseeded female to win the...

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Low Enrollment at Evergreen State College Threatens School’s Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZNCmMFwcI
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:30am 6/10/2017 at 11:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZNCmMFwcI

This is the best news I’ve read all week. They ought to bulldoze the place and salt the earth afterwards.

The Seattle Times reports:

The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

THE next few days are critical for the future of The Evergreen State College.

The public state college near Olympia has...

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Prof Says White Marble Artwork Contributes to White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:30am 6/10/2017 at 9:30am

Does this mean that black and white photography promotes racial equality? What other colors in art have sinister hidden messages?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘white marble’ in artwork contributes to white supremacy

A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.”

Professor...

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What Happened When a Man Went to a Women’s Only Screening of Wonder Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSB4wGIdDwo
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4:37pm 6/9/2017 at 4:37pm
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Last month, I blogged about Stephen Miller, who purchased a ticket to a “women only” screening of Wonder Women, held by the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. Naturally, the internet lost its mind.

Friday, Miller cashed in his ticket and enjoyed the latest superheroine flick. Here’s his account:

I didn’t know what to expect...

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Bryn Mawr College Offers Social Justice ‘Boot Camp’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/9/2017 at 1:30pm

This is what passes for academic study now? Annual cost to attend Bryn Mawr? $46,000.

Campus Reform reports:

Bryn Mawr offering social-justice boot camp to fight ‘privilege’

Incoming freshmen at three elite colleges are encouraged to apply for a week-long social justice boot camp to learn how to fight power, privilege, and racism.

The “Tri-College...

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Court of Appeals Upholds Gun Ban at University of Michigan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30am 6/9/2017 at 10:30am

A resident of Ann Arbour challenged the ban as unconstitutional but the appeals court disagreed.

M Live reports:

University of Michigan campus gun ban upheld by Court of Appeals

The University of Michigan’s campus gun ban has been upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

In a 2-1 opinion, the court said a 2001 ban...

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Students Who Shut Down Heather Mac Donald Allowed to Graduate

https://youtu.be/A-19YP84t-Y
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30am 6/9/2017 at 7:30am
https://youtu.be/A-19YP84t-Y

Allowing these students to graduate conflicts with school policy. No one is punished for anything.

The College Fix reports:

Students who shut down ‘War on Cops’ author allowed to graduate, in break with college policy

Actions don’t have consequences for Claremont McKenna College faculty.

Over the objections of the administration, professors voted to let students...

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Trey Gowdy to Replace Jason Chaffetz as House Oversight Chair

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:31pm 6/8/2017 at 3:31pm

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was selected to lead the House Oversight Committee Thursday. He’ll replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz who is departing the House mid-term.

From The Hill:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was chosen Thursday as t...

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Trump’s Attorney Marc Kasowitz Responds to Comey Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:19pm 6/8/2017 at 2:19pm

President Trump’s Attorney addressed statements made during former FBI Director Comey’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.

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Republican Floats Cutting Funding to Schools That Limit Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/8/2017 at 1:30pm

This is an excellent idea. Why should schools receive tax dollars if they can’t or won’t defend free speech?

The Daily Caller reports:

Republican Rep Floats Cutting Funding From Schools That Limit Free Speech

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney, a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, suggested Tuesday night that members may...

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Ohio State Ignores Activists Trying to Get Wendy’s Removed From Campus

https://youtu.be/nto06dEfbF0
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30am 6/8/2017 at 10:30am
https://youtu.be/nto06dEfbF0

The world would be a better place if college administrations ignored activists more often.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio State thumbs nose at food-justice activists who try to get Wendy’s kicked off campus

One of the top goals of “sustainability” activists is making food progressively more expensive for low-income people, so it was no...

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Evergreen State Prof Speaks Out in Defense of Colleague Bret Weinstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30am 6/8/2017 at 7:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo

Most of the faculty at Evergreen State is standing in solidarity with their left wing students but one professor is speaking out in defense of the professor at the center of the controversy.

From the Heterodox Academy blog:

A Second Evergreen Professor Speaks Out

I have been teaching Evergreen students about biology, agriculture, and...

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Feds: Up to 100 Girls Underwent Female Genital Mutilation in Michigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pxu80VMeP0
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:16pm 6/7/2017 at 9:16pm
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In Michigan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward announced to the court that as many as 100 girls underwent FGM by a local doctor and his wife.

She dropped the bombshell in order to convince a judge to the two locked up. From Detroit Free Press:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward disclosed the information...

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