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North Carolina Gets Highest Marks for Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:00am 6/28/2017 at 9:00am

The number of schools in North Carolina which get top free speech ratings from FIRE puts the state in a unique and admirable position.

The College Fix reported:

The best state for campus free speech is … North Carolina?

North Carolina seems intent on proving that its university campuses aren’t micromanaging what students can...

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Charles Murray: Middlebury Mob Was “repudiation of what the university is all about”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:30am 6/28/2017 at 8:30am
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In March of this year, the sociologist and writer Charles Murray visited Middlebury College to deliver a lecture. Before he could even begin, the event was set upon by a mob of students who shut it down and ultimately sent a professor to the emergency room.

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James Madison U. Student Gets Jail for Registering Dead People to Vote Democrat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/27/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is an update to a story we ran recently. The student is going to jail for a crime Democrats insist never happens.

WTVR 6 reports:

Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100...

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UCLA Institute Claims Trumpism Consolidates Power Through White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30am 6/27/2017 at 10:30am
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The academic left will keep making this same dumb argument for the next four to eight years.

The Daily Caller reports:

UCLA Institute: ‘Trumpism Consolidates Power Through White Supremacy’

An institute at the University of California Los Angeles argues that “Trumpism consolidates power through white supremacy, misogyny, nationalism, xenophobia, corporatism, and militarism” and performs...

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University Seeks Coordinator for Social Justice From a Catholic Perspective

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:30am 6/27/2017 at 7:30am

It’s amazing how many Catholic universities have embraced progressive campus policies.

Campus Reform reports:

University seeks coordinator for social justice ‘pilgrimages’

Lewis University is seeking a new University Minister to “encourage students to live and understand social justice from a Catholic perspective.”

The new “University Minister, Coordinator of Social Justice Formation” will be tasked with...

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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.

A housing request...

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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.”

The University of...

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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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