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Yale Renaming History is a Danger to Education

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Recently, the Yale Corporation renamed one of its residential colleges for computer scientist Grace Hopper, dropping the name of John C. Calhoun, whose political philosophy included a defense of slavery.

The decision came after months of campus protest over honoring Calhoun whose beliefs many find abhorrent. Tampering with the historical record, however...

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U. of Texas Instructors Hold Office Hours at Bars to Avoid Campus Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:30am 2/23/2017 at 11:30am

I will never fully understand the irrational fear of inanimate objects that leads people to do things like this.

A handful of instructors, mostly grad students, from the University of Texas are holding office hours in a bar after the state implemented campus carry laws. They’re hoping gun-free zones will keep...

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Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00am 2/23/2017 at 10:00am

Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom.

The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan...

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Contender for Education Dept Civil Rights office could skewer SJW campus agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2/19/2017 at 9:30am
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The Department of Education and its sub-agencies appear here to stay (alas), but there is good news.   The “reforms” the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has inflicted—particularly on higher education—over the past eight years may well be in danger.

The Office of Civil Rights is a sub-agency within the Department of Education...

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Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30am 1/11/2017 at 8:30am

Democrats are going after Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she made financial contributions to FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE is an outstanding non-partisan organization which defends free speech and due process, among other things, for college students and faculty. Democrats have picked...

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Did Trump’s victory really “destroy the leftists’ long-term game plan”?

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We all complain about how leftism has penetrated and taken over just about every conceivable institution, from the media to academia to the federal bureaucracy and political structure.

It seems unstoppable. As leftists like to say, it’s the arc of history.

The writer who uses the pseudonym Zombie at Zombieblog disagrees, and the...

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Three U.S. colleges swept by hand, foot, and mouth disease

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Two Florida universities and the University of Illinois have been battling outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease that involve about three dozen cases in the last couple of months.

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 200,000 people in the U.S. get the disease each year, but Dr. Fenyong Liu,...

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VIDEO: Writer Christopher Hitchens Predicted the ‘Infantilism’ of Academia in 1994

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Author and commentator Christopher Hitchens passed away in 2011, but his work is still highly revered. Hitchens was smart and walked a fine line between the right and left. He began his career describing himself as a socialist but became very conservative on some issues over time.

In terms of academia, he...

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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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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:30am 9/7/2016 at 8:30am
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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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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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U. Iowa Offers Black Students Microaggressions Support Group

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Microaggressions are apparently a big problem at the University of Iowa, especially for black students. That’s the only conclusion one could reach based on a new support group offered at the school.

The Daily Caller reports:

Iowa Offers Black Students Support Group To Deal With Microaggressions

This fall, the University of Iowa is offering...

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Judge Who Ruled Against Rape Investigation at Brown Targeted by Campus Activists

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If progressives were allowed to re-write the 10 Commandments, they’d probably include something like:

Thou shalt not question rape culture.

The College Fix reports:

Federal judge who ruled against Brown’s rape investigation targeted by student campaign

When Judge Aaron Persky in California gave a convicted student rapist a sentence perceived by many as too lenient...

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Vanderbilt U. Plasters Campus With Gender Neutral Pronoun Guides

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 5:10pm 9/5/2016 at 5:10pm

Vanderbilt University is on a quest to make students use stupid made-up pronouns like Ze and Zir.

This is about controlling the way people speak, plain and simple.

The Daily Caller reports:

Overpriced Fancypants University Festoons Campus With Absurd ‘Ze, Zir, Zirs’ PRONOUN POSTERS [PHOTO]

Vanderbilt University has festooned its campus with professionally-designed posters which...

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Cornell Republicans Lose Credentials After Endorsing Gary Johnson

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The College Republicans at Cornell University have endorsed the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson.

They announced their support for Johnson in a post on Facebook:

Dear Members and Alumni,

The Cornell Republicans, as the official representatives of the Republican Party at Cornell, are dedicated to promoting limited government and individual freedom. But our organization...

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College Students Want to Ban Weapons They Can’t Even Describe

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:00am 9/3/2016 at 7:00am
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Young America’s Foundation recently visited the campus of George Washington University and asked students if they thought assault weapons should be banned.

While students believed strongly that they should be banned, none of them seemed to be able to describe what an assault weapon actually is.

From the YAF blog:

College Students Know Nothing...

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REJECTED: Judge Denies Rolling Stone’s Request to Toss Out UVA Defamation Suit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:02pm 9/2/2016 at 7:02pm

Remember the whole Rolling Stone/University of Virginia/faux rape story?

An investigation conducted by the Charlottesville Police Department found no evidence of rape at the accused University of Virginia fraternity.

Months ago,...

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