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Dueling Commencement Speeches Week in Higher Education

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When it comes to commencement speeches, some people are more welcome than others.

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Butler U. Responds to Criticism of Anti-Trump Course by Changing Description

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:30am 5/20/2017 at 8:30am
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The course hasn’t changed at all, they’re just trying to run for cover over backlash.

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Prof: To Stop Campus Craziness, Stop Donating Money

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Walter E. Williams is a professor at George Mason University. He has advice for Americans who want to stop all the craziness on college campuses.

He writes at The Daily Signal:

Let’s Hit Left-Wing Colleges Where It Hurts. In the Pocketbook.

Parents, taxpayers,...

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Yale Dean Placed on Leave for Calling White People ‘Trash’

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This story is an important reminder that students aren’t the only left wing social justice warriors on campus.

The Daily Caller reports:

Yale Dean Put On Leave After Calling People ‘White Trash’

Yale University placed Dean June Chu, who received criticism for remarks such as calling people “white trash,” on leave Thursday.

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U. Hawaii Prof Demands White Men Quit Their Jobs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:00am 5/19/2017 at 9:00am

This professor seems to believe identity politics are more important than anything, including academics.

Heat Street reports:

University of Hawaii Professor Demands White Men Quit Their Jobs

A University of Hawaii math professor h...

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Notre Dame Fine With Students’ Plan to Protest Mike Pence Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/18/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is about more than Mike Pence. These students are disrespecting the office of the Vice President.

The Washington Post reports:

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Nooses and Bananas Appear at American University, Students Issue Demands

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It is completely fair to view this entire incident with skepticism. It’s playing out in the same way two other stories did in recent weeks.

CNN reports:

Bananas, nooses at American University spark protests, demands

It’s mid-May, and the talk around American University should be of graduation, internships and students’ plans for the summer....

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Northwestern U. Students Shut Down Talk by Immigration Officer

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It’s amazing that this is still occurring on college campuses after all the bad publicity for so many schools in recent months. What do we have to do to stop this from happening?

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Prof: Students Who Are ‘Traumatized’ by College Need Professional Help

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This is a point I have made repeatedly over the years. People who need safe spaces, are plagued by microaggressions and react violently to the free speech of others aren’t ready for college.

The College Fix reports:

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White Students at American U. Barred From Entering ‘Sanctuary’ for Black Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:30am 5/17/2017 at 10:30am

Has it dawned on anyone in higher education that situations like this are setting back race relations? Or is that the whole point?

From Truth Revolt:

White Students Blocked from Lounge Designated as ‘Sanctuary’ for Blacks

A cafe/lounge at American University, a private institution in Washington, D.C., was designated a “sanctuary” for black students...

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Columbia University Will Have Six ‘Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30am 5/17/2017 at 7:30am

Columbia apparently heard about Harvard’s separate black graduation and tried to outdo them.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia hosts 6 ‘multicultural graduation ceremonies’

Columbia University will play host to six different graduation ceremonies for students of particular ethnicities and backgrounds this year.

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U. Arizona Backing Off Plan to Pay Students to be Social Justice Advocates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/16/2017 at 1:30pm

This is an update to a story we featured recently. The school is beginning to see why the optics on this are so bad.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports:

Social justice advocate position at University of Arizona questioned

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U. Illinois Spends $60 Million a Year on Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30am 5/16/2017 at 10:30am

The largest portion of this money goes to scholarships so that’s a good thing. Still, the amount is another example of how diversity obsessed higher education has become.

The College Fix reports:

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Students at Oberlin Want to ‘Socialize’ Dining Halls

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These students are clearly smarter than everyone else. Let Oberlin grant their wish so we can all watch what happens.

Campus Reform reports:

Oberlin students seek to socialize dining halls

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Student Loan Debt in U.S. Tops $1.5 Trillion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/15/2017 at 1:30pm

The Obama administration didn’t do much to address this problem but it keeps growing. Trump really needs to make a plan here.

Truthout reported:

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

The level of student loan debt in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion,...

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Texas A&M Won’t Fire Prof Who Called for Killing White People

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:30am 5/15/2017 at 10:30am

This is one of those rare instances where the school has decided it’s very important to stand up for free speech.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Texas A&M won’t fire professor who called for killing white people

In a May 10, 2017 email to students obtained by Red Alert Politics, Texas A&M President Michael K....

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Attendees at U. Penn Class Reunion Wear ‘Denounce Trump’ Buttons

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Liberals in higher ed are getting a little tiresome with the anti-Trump activism. No one was ever this disrespectful to Obama.

The College Fix reports:

U. Pennsylvania 50th class reunion attendees to don ‘Denounce Trump’ button at festivities

Over the course of this weekend, mem...

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