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Mizzou Reduced to Renting Out Dorm Rooms to Sports Fans

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/26/2017 at 1:30pm

Mizzou is trying to make up for lost revenue by becoming a sort of motel.

Campus Reform reports:

Shunned by students, Mizzou opens dorms to sports fans

The University of Missouri is planning to rent out some of its vacated dorms to make up for many of the school’s significant financial woes.

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Occidental Prof Wants Ban on Wealthy White Frats

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:30am 6/26/2017 at 10:30am

Once again, a progressive academic is trying to control what everyone is allowed to do.

The Daily Caller reports:

Prof Calls For ‘Wealthy White’ Frats To Be Banned, But Pauses On Banning Black Ones

A professor argued that colleges should ban fraternities “which hoard power and influence specifically for white men” in a May...

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Yale Dean Who Called White People ‘Trash’ Leaves Position

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We covered this story when it happened last month. Actions sometimes have consequences.

The New York Times reports:

A Yale Dean Lost Her Job After Calling People ‘White Trash’ in Yelp Reviews

A dean at Yale who was placed on leave after she left online reviews recommending a restaurant for “white trash” customers and...

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U. Delaware Prof Blasted for Insulting Student Who Died After Return From North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/25/2017 at 12:30pm
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What kind of person insults someone who died after such a horrible experience? This professor deserves the criticism she’s getting.

The FOX News Inside reports:

College Professor Blasted After Saying Otto Warmbier ‘Got What He Deserved’

A college professor is receiving backlash for saying that Otto Warmbier “got exactly what he deserved.”

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Campus Free Speech Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10:30am 6/25/2017 at 10:30am

This effort was advanced almost entirely by Republicans. Democrats oppose the idea of consequences for those who infringe the free speech rights of others.

The Journal Sentinel reports:

Wisconsin Assembly passes campus free speech bill

Lawmakers late Wednesday voted to crack down on University of Wisconsin System students who disrupt other people’s speeches and...

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College Prep Seminar Asks Students to Identify Their Privileges

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 8:30am 6/25/2017 at 8:30am

Can this be interpreted as anything other than fomenting resentment and jealousy? What does it have to do with academics?

The College Fix reports:

College prep seminar asks high schoolers to identify their privileges

A recent college preparatory event had Michigan high schoolers count up how many privileges they experience, and at the end...

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Diversity Conference Administrators Want Implicit Bias Training on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/24/2017 at 1:00pm

Does anyone on the left realize how Orwellian this kind of talk sounds to most people? Apparently not.

The College Fix reports:

Administrators at diversity conference: Require implicit bias training on campus

Everyone has “blind spots,” or implicit biases, that can lead...

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U. Florida Wants Students to Evaluate ‘Emotional Risks’ When Planning Events

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00am 6/24/2017 at 11:00am

This is part of the problem we face in higher education now. Too much emphasis is placed on the danger of hurting anyone’s feelings.

The Washington Examiner reports:

University of Florida asks students to evaluate ’emotional risk’ of campus events

Before approving student events, the University of Florida asks campus organizations to evaluate the...

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Liberty and Law Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:30am 6/24/2017 at 8:30am

Libertarians want maximum freedom for everyone. Why would that be a problem on college campuses?

Free speech on campus is fundamental.

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U. Missouri Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00am 6/24/2017 at 8:00am
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As someone who grew up loving Bill Cosby’s work in comedy, this whole thing has been very sad to watch.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.

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Evergreen State College President Claims Disruptive Students Will be Disciplined

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/23/2017 at 1:30pm
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I’ll believe this when I see it. Far too often in cases like this the school says there will be discipline then does nothing.

KOMO News reports:

Evergreen College President: students involved in disrupting classes...

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Northwestern Prof Makes Argument for Limitations on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:30am 6/23/2017 at 10:30am
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This professor falls back on the incorrect idea that “hate speech” isn’t free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘Racist hate speech’ causes cigarette smoking

A Northwestern University professor argued Wednesday that “hate speech” should be a form of expression that is subject to legal limitation.

In an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, sociology professor...

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Student Complains After Prof Assigns Libertarian Reading Material

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30am 6/23/2017 at 7:30am

The professor assigned reading from the Cato Institute. What a crime.

The College Fix reported:

Student tries to get professor in trouble for assigning her libertarian reading

University of St. Francis student Jennifer Martin tweeted Wednesday that her professor (an adjunct, it turns out) gave her an assigned reading on “national health care systems”...

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New Libertarian Student Club at Linfield College Harassed and Condemned

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/22/2017 at 1:30pm

So many progressives don’t even seem to understand what Libertarians believe. If they did, more college students would probably be Libertarians.

The College Fix reports:

Students launch libertarian club at small Oregon college and get harassed, investigated,...

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Grand Valley State Offers Scholarships to Students for ‘White Privilege’ Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30am 6/22/2017 at 10:30am

Left wing social engineering projects shouldn’t be treated like serious academic pursuits.

Campus Reform reported:

GVSU offers scholarships to attend White Privilege Conference

Grand Valley State University is encouraging students to attend next year’s “White Privilege Conference,” even offering “opportunities for scholarships” to attendees.

The 19th Annual White Privilege Conference that will take place in...

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Trinity College in Connecticut Reportedly Closed After Prof Posts Threats to GOP Online

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:30am 6/22/2017 at 7:30am

The shooting in Virginia last week brought out the crazy in some people. One professor at Trinity College in Connecticut posted comments on social media that may have temporarily closed the school. It’s unclear whether the school was closed because of the posting or because of threats in reaction.

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U. Missouri System Creates ‘Diversity 101’ Program For Faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/21/2017 at 1:30pm

The University of Missouri is experiencing enrollment problems over the campus protests of 2015. Programs like this one aren’t going to help that problem.

The Daily Caller reports:

University Announces Diversity 101 For Faculty To Create ‘Culture Of Inclusion’

A university announced Monday that an introductory diversity course will teach concepts like “inclusive excellence”...

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