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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:

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and...

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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.

The College Fix reports:

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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.

The Daily Caller reports:

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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College Republicans at UVA Falsely Smeared as Racists

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The College Republicans at UVA got smeared online over the white nationalists marching there even though the Republicans denounced them.

Campus Reform reports:

UVA College Republicans falsely smeared as racists

The University of Virginia College Republicans group got a welcome assist from its Democratic counterpart after its members were falsely accused of participating in...

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Profs Claim Field of Medieval Studies is Too White

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Every academic field must have the same amounts and combinations of diversity, apparently.

The College Fix reports:

Medieval Studies scholars deem field too white

A growing concern among Medieval Studies scholars is that the field is too dominated by white, male scholars who appreciate its link to Christian values and the fact that it’s...

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Ryerson University Cancels Free Speech Event Due to Safety Concerns

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This is how the enemies of free speech win. Fear leads to silence.

The Daily Caller reported:

College Responds To Hosting Panel On Free Speech By Canceling It

Ryerson University canceled a panel Wednesday dedicated to discussing the silencing of free speech on college campuses, citing “campus safety.”

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Community College in Michigan Creates Social Justice Retreat for HS Students

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This is straight up left wing indoctrination masquerading as education.

The Blaze reports:

Community college creates ‘social justice retreat’ for high school students

Michigan’s Kellogg Community College’s Center for Diversity and Innovation will host an overnight...

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U. San Francisco to Hold Segregated ‘Blacks Only’ Orientation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/16/2017 at 1:30pm

Once again, academia is setting the civil rights movement back years. Why are people OK with this?

The College Fix reports:

University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in...

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CUNY Prof Laments ‘Linguistic Racism’ in Standard English

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So the English Language is racist now, as well? There’s no end to it.

Campus Reform reported:

Prof: ‘privileging of standard English’ is ‘linguistic racism’

A professor of medieval literature at the City University of New York (CUNY) lamented academia’s support for “Standard American English” in a recent op-ed.

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Cleveland Cannabis College Expanding Curriculum

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The irony here is that graduates of this school will probably have decent job prospects.

News 5 Cleveland reports:

Cleveland Cannabis College curriculum expanding this fall

A year shy of Ohio’s medical marijuana program becoming operational, Cleveland Cannabis College is expanding it’s curriculum in the hopes of helping to fill the thousands of jobs...

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Conservative Student Attacked at Charlottesville Vigil in Syracuse

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Let’s play a game. Pretend that a conservative white student approached a liberal black student at an event and said “You’re not welcome here.” What do you think would happen?

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U. Chicago Grad Students to Vote on Unionizing

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If grad students unionize, what comes next? Labor strikes? Using union power for politics?

The Chicago Tribune reports:

University of Chicago grad students to hold union vote

A group of about 2,500 University of Chicago graduate students have been cleared to proceed with a union vote, a victory for organizers after a long hear...

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Profs Advised to Treat Classroom Microaggressions Like Assaults

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This is part of a new trend on the left to treat words as acts of violence. It is dangerous and stupid.

The College Fix reports:

Professors advised to treat racial microaggressions in classrooms like assault

Professors attending a recent academic conference were advised to treat racial microaggressions in the classroom like actual assaults,...

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