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Conservative Columnist Decries Safe Spaces in Commencement Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/21/2017 at 2:30pm

More of today’s college students need to hear this message. Especially if they’re trying to shout down the person who’s saying it. That didn’t happen in this case, though.

The College Fix reports:

This commencement speaker nails it: ‘Leave your safe spaces’

Commencement means beginning, and so it’s natural that most commencement speakers impart...

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Social Justice Bake Sale Sparks Discrimination Investigation at Regis U.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/21/2017 at 12:30pm

This is the sort of thing that causes panic on college campuses these days.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Opens Discrimination Investigation Against Student After Social Justice Bake Sale

A college launched a Title IX investigation in May against a student for hosting a bake sale in which he satirically offered baked goods in...

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U. Georgia Prof Given $200K to Study Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:30am 5/21/2017 at 10:30am

The study is supposedly looking into the idea that microaggressions are the reason for the lack of diversity in science. Really.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Lack of diversity in science prompts $200k study on microaggressions

Even though Barack Obama is no longer president, government agencies are still doing his bidding by doubling down on...

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Harvard Student Gets an A on Thesis Submitted as Rap Album

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30am 5/21/2017 at 8:30am
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Maybe getting a degree from Harvard isn’t as difficult as people imagine it to be.

WSBTV News reported:

Harvard senior from Ga. submits rap album as thesis, gets an A

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s...

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DePaul University Raising Student Fees to Fund Scholarships for Illegals

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00am 5/20/2017 at 11:00am
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You would think students would be outraged by this. We’ve seen campus protests for tuition hikes at other schools.

Campus Reform reports:

DePaul hikes student fees to fund scholarships for illegals

DePaul University is hiking student fees to finance a scholarship fund for illegal immigrant students.

Students approved a campus-wide student government referendum, spearheaded by...

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Dueling Commencement Speeches Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00am 5/20/2017 at 9:00am
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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.

The College Fix reports:

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Prof: To Stop Campus Craziness, Stop Donating Money

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/19/2017 at 1:30pm
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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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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:30am 5/19/2017 at 10:30am
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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.

In an email,...

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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:

Notre Dame students plan to...

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Nooses and Bananas Appear at American University, Students Issue Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30am 5/18/2017 at 10:30am
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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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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30am 5/18/2017 at 7:30am
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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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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00pm 5/17/2017 at 2:00pm
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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.

While all graduating seniors will attend the main commencement ceremony, those who identify as...

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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

Buffeted by claims it was creating “speech police,” the University of Arizona is backing down from...

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