Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 18)
 

California State U. to Require Course on Ethnic Studies, Social Justice

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00am 7/23/2020 at 8:00am

Progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

FOX News reports:

Cal State University to require students to take course on ethnic studies, social justice

Courses on ethnic studies and social justice will soon be required for graduation from California State University after its board of trustees Wednesday approved a...

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Students and Faculty at Dartmouth Sign Letter Urging School to Fight ‘Structural Racism’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/22/2020 at 12:00pm

Have you noticed how the left has evolved from accusations of racism to ‘systemic’ racism and ‘structural’ racism?

The College Fix reports:

Hundreds of Dartmouth faculty, students sign letter urging school to fight ‘structural racism’

Calling...

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Popular Teacher Allegedly Fired From Michigan High School for Saying ‘Trump is Our President’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00am 7/22/2020 at 10:00am

This teacher has no history of being overtly political and is liked by parents and students. What exactly is the firing offense here?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Michigan School Fires Popular Teacher For Saying ‘Trump Is Our President’

A Michigan school district fired a popular high school teacher and coach after he pointed...

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John “Pay Attention to Me” Kasich to Speak at Dem Convention

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 9:00am 7/22/2020 at 9:00am
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Anyone who remembers the 2016 Republican primary knows that former Ohio Governor John Kasich loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice.

So it should come as no surprise that he is ditching his allegiance to the Republicans in order to speak at the Democratic National Convention in support of...

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Pete Buttigieg Hired by Notre Dame to ‘Restore Trust’ in Politics

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:00am 7/22/2020 at 8:00am
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There will be no protests or campus riots over this because Buttigieg is a Democrat. Must be nice to have that privilege.

Campus Reform reports:

Mayor Pete gets hired by Notre Dame to ‘restore trust’ in politics

Former South Bend, Indi...

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Conservative Student Leaving Syracuse University Due to Harassment and Threats

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00pm 7/21/2020 at 5:00pm
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Adrianna San Marco is a conservative student journalist who has been attending Syracuse University. Back in June, she was fired by the school’s student newspaper for writing a piece that suggested institutional racism is a myth.

Since then, she has been targeted with threats of violence, even death threats, from fellow students....

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UConn Medical School Suspending Honor Society Over Fear That Merit-Based Criteria is Racist

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/21/2020 at 12:00pm

The suspension is just the first step. They are currently considering shutting the whole thing down for good.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UConn Med. School May Shutter Honor Society Amid Diversity Feud

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is suspending nominations to its honor society and is considering getting rid of its...

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Writer: For Next 10 Years Top 100 Colleges Should Only Accept Students from Families That Make Under 100K

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00am 7/21/2020 at 10:00am

This would basically be an experiment in the progressive concepts of social justice and privilege, so many on the left would probably sign on to the idea.

Eboo Patel writes at Inside Higher Ed:

A Radical Proposal for How Elite Higher Education Can Change America

This is a time for proposals that shift paradigms...

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Students at Harvard Law School Call for ‘Automatic Bar Admission’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:00am 7/21/2020 at 8:00am

Would you even consider hiring a lawyer who hasn’t passed the bar exam? Have these students thought about this question?

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Law Students Call for Automatic Bar Admission, Citing Racial and Economic Disparity

Harvard Law School students joined peers from law schools across the state in a letter urging the...

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Notre Dame Stands by Use of ‘Fighting Irish’ Nickname and Leprechaun Mascot

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/20/2020 at 12:00pm

Now that we’re going down this road, every team name and mascot will be examined.

The Irish Post reports:

Notre Dame University defends use of ‘...

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Black Student Groups at Western Washington U. Demand ‘Black Student Space’ on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00am 7/20/2020 at 10:00am

They have other demands, which include defunding the school’s police department.

Campus Reform reports:

University promotes students’ demands, including ‘Black Student Space’ on campus

Western Washington University students are demanding that construction on a community building be halted to create a space for Black students.

Black Student Organizations at Western Washington University published a detailed...

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Wayne State U. Law School Warns Students Not to Advocate Dropping Bar Exam on Social Media

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:00am 7/20/2020 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how many problems social media has created for college students.

The College Fix reports:

Law school warns students not to advocate dropping bar exam on social media

As a handful of states have suspended the bar exam requirement for aspiring attorneys, one law school recently warned students to be careful about how...

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Homeless Encampment Growing on Campus of Seattle Central College

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 1:30pm 7/19/2020 at 1:30pm

Why is the school even allowing this to happen?

KOMO News reports:

Homeless encampment on lawn of Seattle Central College stirs concern

A growing homeless encampment on the front lawn of Seattle Central College in Capitol Hill is raising new concerns about crime, safety...

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Georgetown Students Petition for School to be ‘Sanctuary Campus’ for Protesters

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 11:30am 7/19/2020 at 11:30am

The petition also calls for the campus to be closed to police and other security forces.

Campus Reform reports:

Georgetown students want ‘sanctuary campus’ for protesters, but not police

Georgetown University students created a petition demanding that the school become a sanctuary campus for protesters.

The GUSA and The Corp, a student group made “to...

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Cisco Fires Employees for Criticizing Black Lives Matter During Online Diversity Forum

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 10:00am 7/19/2020 at 10:00am
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It becomes increasingly clear that criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement is simply not allowed. The tech company Cisco recently had an online meeting with employees to discuss diversity and related matters.

When the conversation turned to Black Lives Matter, some employees offered negative comments and were fired.

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Student Activists at Harvard Want the Board of Overseers to Change its Name

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 9:30am 7/19/2020 at 9:30am

The students claim that the word ‘overseer’ has a connection to slavery. Seems like a bit of a stretch, no?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard activist group wants Board of Overseers name changed — because slavery

A Harvard University activist group wants the name of the school’s Board of Overseers changed due to the...

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The Never Ending Protest Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 8:00am 7/19/2020 at 8:00am
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So this unrest has been going on for what, six weeks now? Anyone else positively sick of it?

It’s a horror show.

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