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After Charlottesville, U. of Houston Will Rename Calhoun Lofts

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The administration at the University of Houston has decided to rename the Calhoun Lofts on campus “in the wake of recent events”. The lofts were not specifically named after Vice President John C. Calhoun to begin with.

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Utah Valley U. Under Federal Title IX Investigation

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The federal government has placed Utah Valley University under an investigation for possibly violating Title IX.

From The Daily Herald:

“The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has notified UVU of a complaint against the university. UVU just received notice of the complaint and is reviewing it,” UVU Spokesman Stephen Whyte said in an...

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U. Wisconsin to Create Group to Study KKK’s History on Campus

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A history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of a mentoring and economic development organization have teamed up to teach the KKK’s history on campus.

From The Wisconsin State Journal:

Chancellor Rebecca Blank said...

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University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues Under Cloak of Darkness

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Late Sunday night, under cloak of night, the University of Texas at Austin sneakily removed three Confederate statues from campus.

No prior notice was given, but construction crews toiled through the night beneath bright lights behind the protection of police-guarded fences to remove statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney...

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A Few Liberty U. Grads Will Return Diplomas to Protest Trump

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Some Liberty University graduates have decided to return their diplomas to the university as a way to protest the school’s President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s support of President Donald Trump, especially after Trump’s remarks after Charlottesville. From NPR:

Chris Gaumer, a former Student Government Association president and 2006 graduate, said it was a...

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Cambridge University Press WILL RESTORE Censored Chinese Articles

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Cambridge University Press received backlash when it decided to cave to China’s request to censor 300 articles from China Quarterly. Today, the world’s oldest publishing company has decided to reverse its decision. From The Washington Post:

The British-based publisher announced Friday it had removed 300 articles and book reviews from a version...

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Northwestern Prof, Oxford Employee Charged With Murder

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Authorities have charged professors from Northwestern University and Oxford University with the murder of of hair stylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in a Chicago apartment. Authorities found the man dead with 47 stab wounds and cuts. The Guardian reported:

Chicago Police’s Commander Brendan Deenihan told a press conference on Sunday there was instead a more...

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Some U. Michigan Profs Tell Abortionists to Describe the Gruesome Details

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Some pro-choice professors at the University of Michigan have decided that the best way to fight the pro-life movement is to encourage abortionists to be vocal about the gruesome details of the procedure. From Campus Reform:

Professor Lisa A. Martin, et al. published an article in the most recent issue of Social...

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Postmodernism is the Root of the Current Campus Madness

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This is a tad bit lengthy, but worthy read discussing postmodernism as the root of the current campus insanity crisis.

An excerpt from Scientific American:

How has it come to this? One of many trends was identified by Weinstein in a Wall Street Journal essay: “The button-down empirical and deductive fields, including all...

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This is Why Republicans Don’t Trust Higher Education

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Republicans have far less confidence in higher education than their Democratic counterparts. With the current college campus climate, it’s not terribly difficult to see why.

Both parties come to the table with varying perspectives though, and that plays into the vast difference in perception of higher education.

From Inside Higher Ed:

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Cambridge University Press Will Block Certain Articles From China

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Cambridge University Press has come under fire when it agreed to comply with Beijing’s request to block access to 300 studies from China Quarterly. The Financial Times reported:

The articles in China Quarterly, which cover a range of topics deemed sensitive by Beijing from human rights to Tibet and Xinjiang, were blocked...

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USC Commits Unforgivable Sin: Mascot’s Name is Similar to Robert E. Lee’s Horse

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Gotta give it to this student group — they worked extra hard to find something racisty where none existed.

From the LA Times:

…the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named...

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U. Chicago: Everyone ‘Free to Debate, Disagree, Argue’ Without Repercussions

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University of Chicago Dean of Students Dr. John Ellison is sticking to his guns when it comes to free speech. Just like last year, he has reminded all incoming freshman that free speech is tolerated on the campus. From Campus Reform:

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Illegal Immigrants May Have ‘Safe Spaces’ at Oberlin

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Oberlin College’s Multicultural Resource Center has decided on eight points to concentrate on eight ways to support illegal immigrants on its campus, which includes safe spaces. From Campus Reform:

Quietly inaugurated on April 19 as part of National Coming Out Day for illegal immigrants, the strategies to support illegal immigrants are ongoing....

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How ‘Bout We Punch You In The Face Week In Higher Education

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Mike is on vacation, so I’m resuming the higher ed roundup this weekend and next. It’s a beat I used to work for many years when College Insurrection was a separate website, and it’s one I enjoy. Here goes.

How ’bout we punch you in the face, you Nazi.

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New Chancellor at UC Berkeley Tells Students ‘Safe Space’ is Inner Resilience

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This lady won’t last a year. If she keeps talking like this, students will find a way to oust her.

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Confederate Statue Vandalized at Duke University

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This trend to vandalize and remove statues the left finds offensive actually began on college campuses, so this is hardly surprising.

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Confederate Statue At Duke University Latest To Be Vandalized

Duke University discovered vandalism was done to a Robert E. Lee statue Thursday, including what appear to be holes in...

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