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Wrong Side of History Week in Higher Ed

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You may have noticed that “College Insurrection” isn’t included in the title of this post. As Professor Jacobson explained earlier this week, we have integrated coverage of higher education into Legal Insurrection. Higher Ed related posts appear not only in the main column on the homepage, but also in the Quick...

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Vanderbilt U. now completely obsessed with gender pronouns

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Vanderbilt University has picked up the idea of preferred gender pronouns and run away with it. There are charts on campus to explain the proper usage of gender pronouns and name plates are providing individual pronoun preferences.

KLEW TV News reports:

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Melissa Harris-Perry: Georgetown’s Reparations For Slavery Not Enough

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:15pm 9/9/2016 at 5:15pm

Georgetown University recently took extraordinary measures to atone for connections to slavery in its past.

Melissa Harris-Perry, formerly of MSNBC, now writes at Elle:

Georgetown’s Reparations Are Not Enough

College is as much an idea as a location. Shaded quads and imposing libraries, fraternity parties and football games, impassioned peers and engaged professors represent...

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Activists at Brown U. Place Free Tampons in Men’s Rooms

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/9/2016 at 12:30pm

The ongoing lunacy over gender continues unabated on college campuses.

Brown University activists are now planning to make sure men’s rooms are equipped with feminine hygiene products.

Campus Reform reports:

Tampons coming to men’s rooms at Brown University

Brown University’s student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including...

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#yOUrbad: Oklahoma U progressives lash out over diversity, otherization and gender pronouns

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Progressive students at the University of Oklahoma are unhappy about the current level of diversity at the school, which just won an award for promoting diversity.

In response, some students have taken to Twitter to complain about the problem. Fox News reports,

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Northwestern Bans Prof From Campus Over Website And Safety Concerns of Faculty

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A political science professor at Northwestern University has been banned from campus after she created a website which is critical of the school.

Faculty members expressed concerns for their safety as well. It sounds like this professor could use some counseling.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Banned From Campus

Northwestern University has banned a full professor...

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Shock – Campus Carry Opponents Vastly Overstated Costs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/8/2016 at 4:00pm

Have you noticed that liberals sometimes turn into fiscal conservatives when it comes to paying for things they don’t like?

Campus carry is one such issue.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

Texas schools said campus carry would cost $15M this year but have spent less than $1M so far

The costs incurred by most public...

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Harvard Crimson: College Students Can’t Handle Guns Because Their Brains Aren’t Fully Developed

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A new editorial from the Harvard Crimson claims campus carry is an awful idea because college students’ brains aren’t finished developing. Also, they’re drunk a lot of the time.

This is not parody:

No Guns on Campus

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Students Push Social Justice Agenda at Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School has a new dean this year and some students view this as an opportunity to promote a new agenda at the revered institution.

According to these students, the study of medicine is severely lacking in soci...

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Indiana U. Criticized for Hiring Non-Native American to Run First Nations Program

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:15am 9/8/2016 at 8:15am

If we had an honest media, someone would probably ask Elizabeth Warren about this.

Wasn’t she the first “Native American” to be hired by Harvard?

The Indy Star reports:

Indiana University’s new hire irks Native...

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Cal State Los Angeles Offers Segregated Black-Only Student Housing

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Isn’t it amazing that segregation still happens in this day and age and more to the point, that it happens in academia?

The Daily Caller reported:

Taxpayer-Funded California University Offers Segregated Black-Only Housing

California State University Los Angeles has debuted segregated housing available to students who “identify as Black/African American.”

The Halsi Scholars Black Living-Learning...

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Prof Ends Hunger Strike Over Being Denied Tenure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:00am 9/7/2016 at 9:00am

Isn’t staging a hunger strike over being denied tenure a little like saying you’re going to hold your breath until you get what you want?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Professor Ends Hunger Strike He Began After Being Denied Tenure

Juan J. Rojo, the assistant professor of Spanish who went on a hunger...

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VIDEO: Clemson Students Speak Out After Praying Stopped on Campus

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Last week, we posted a story about Clemson University in which a student and a man who was not a student were stopped while praying on campus. The administrator who stopped them claimed they weren’t in a free speech area.

The story went national because free speech is an ongoing issue on...

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BIG changes at Legal and College Insurrections

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There have been two BIG changes that took place yesterday.

The first was the creation of the Quick Take section at Legal Insurrection, and the second was the consolidation of higher ed coverage at Legal Insurrection.

Quick Takes

You may recall that on December 12, 2015, I announced that we were creating a new...

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Syracuse University pro-BDS faculty circulating Petition denying pressure to disinvite Israeli filmmaker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:45pm 9/6/2016 at 8:45pm

The controversy over the disinvitation of Shimon Dotan, an Israeli filmmaker and NYU professor whose film was to appear at a conference next year at Syracuse University, continues to reverberate and grow.

The background is set forth in prior posts:

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Evergreen State College President Says Safe Spaces ‘Critical’ to Student Success

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:03pm 9/6/2016 at 7:03pm

The university system has existed for centuries without safe spaces but now they’re indispensable?

That’s what the president of Evergreen State College says.

Campus Reform reports:

Safe spaces ‘critical’ to student success, college prez says

In the wake of the University of Chicago’s attack on safe spaces, one college president is adamantly defending their usage...

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UCLA Student President Leaves School Over Anti-Israel Harassment

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Former UCLA law student and Graduate Student Association (GSA) president Milan Chatterjee has left the school after constant harassment from the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-Israel hate. All because he decided to remain NEUTRAL.

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has led numerous smear campaigns against Chatterjee, even...

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