Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 20)
 

U. Michigan Offering Course on Media Bias and Fake News in the Age of Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00am 6/6/2019 at 10:00am
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It’s about time someone thought to offer a course on this topic. There’s so much material to work with!

Campus Reform reports:

UMich offers course on fake news coverage of Trump

The University of Michigan is offering a course during the fall 2019 semester on bias and inaccurate reporting in the news media, specifically...

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Hampshire College to Face Decision on Accreditation in Mid-June

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Posted by    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am 6/6/2019 at 8:00am
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The hits just keep coming for Hampshire College. If they lose their accreditation, that could be the beginning of the end.

Mass Live reports:

Decision on Hampshire College accreditation expected...

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Williams College Now Under Federal Investigation for Alleged Discrimination Against Jewish Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/5/2019 at 12:00pm
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There’s a lot of back story here, which we covered. This investigation comes as no surprise.

The College Fix reports:

Williams College under federal investigation for discriminating against Jewish students

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College over concerns that it violated antidiscrimination law when the student government refused to recognize a...

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Famed Sex Crimes Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Being Purged After Netflix Program About ‘Central Park Five’

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00am 6/5/2019 at 11:00am
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Linda Fairstein was the sex crimes prosecutor in New York City in 1989 when a young woman was attacked and raped in Central Park. The case drew national attention and a group of minority teens who were allegedly “wilding” in the park were convicted.

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Young Democratic Socialists at Texas State Celebrate Gay Pride With Call for Violence

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00am 6/5/2019 at 10:00am

This says a lot about this group and not in a good way at all.

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist group celebrates ‘literally no straight people’

The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) chapter at Texas State University boasted on Twitter about not having any straight members on its E-Board and Coordinating Committee after calling...

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New Debt-Free College Program in Connecticut Dubbed an ‘Investment’

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am 6/5/2019 at 8:00am

Calling this an investment is a soft way of admitting someone has to pay for it, namely the taxpayers of Connecticut.

The Middletown Press reports:

Connecticut’s debt-free college program called an investment

The debt-free community college program that is part of the new state budget being acted on Tuesday will cost up to $8.1...

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Santa Clara U. Denies Recognition to Young Americans for Freedom Citing ‘Emotional Harm’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Instead of offering laughable excuses like emotional harm, schools should be honest. They should come right out and admit that they’re biased against conservative ideas.

Townhall reports:

Santa Clara University Blocks YAF Chapter’s Recognition, Cites ‘Emotional Harm’

Santa Clara University recently piled on to the multitude of discrimination cases against conservatives on college campuses...

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U. New Mexico Advised to ‘Build a Wall’ Around its Campus for Safety Reasons

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00am 6/4/2019 at 10:00am

Build a wall, you say? That sounds like a familiar suggestion for how to increase security.

Campus Reform reports:

UNM advised to BUILD A WALL to make campus safer

The University of New Mexico, in an effort to make the campus safer, could soon build a wall around its perimeter.

UNM media relations officer Daniel...

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Students Protest Oberlin College Commencement Speaker From Apple

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:00am 6/4/2019 at 8:00am
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The underlying message of a protest like this is that the protesters believe they are more important than the graduation ceremony. It’s a selfish act. Also, be sure to check our continuing coverage of Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin.

The Chronicle reports:

Oberlin College students protest commencement speaker

During the Oberlin College commencement speech led...

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Activists Demanding Divestment From Prisons and Fossil Fuels Shut Down Forum With Harvard President

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00am 6/4/2019 at 7:00am
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In April, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow should have spoken during a forum at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Before he could begin, student activists caused the event to end when they demanded that the school move its endowment away from prisons and fossil fuels.

The story has become big news now because the school...

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Angela Merkel Takes Thinly Veiled Shot at Trump in Speech at Harvard

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Posted by    Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/3/2019 at 2:00pm
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Lefties at Harvard must have just eaten this up.

The Associated Press reports, via Boston.com:

Here’s what Angela Merkel told Harvard graduates

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told graduates of Harvard University they must “tear down walls of ignorance” and reject isolationism as they tackle global problems such as climate change and terrorism.

Merkel made the...

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Over One Third of College Students Reportedly Have Credit Card Debt

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Posted by    Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/3/2019 at 12:00pm

As if massive student debt wasn’t bad enough. Having a credit card for emergencies is a good thing for students but they shouldn’t use it for general purposes if they can’t afford it.

CNBC reports:

Over a third of college students already have credit card debt

Erza Bobo, a 21-year-old student at the Culinary...

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Prof Warns Children Especially Susceptible to Transgender Ideology

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Posted by    Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00am 6/3/2019 at 10:00am

This is an excellent reminder about why children should not be indulged on this issue.

The College Fix reports:

Professor warns: Children are particularly susceptible to transgender ideology

In a recent talk and subsequent Internet post, a professor of psychology disputed the idea that children can honestly determine their “gender identity”—whether or not they...

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Fear of Offending Others is Chilling Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/2/2019 at 1:30pm

This is what victim culture has brought us. People are afraid to speak freely.

Forbes reports:

New Report: Most College Students Agree that Campus Free Speech is Waning

Too many students feel afraid to speak honestly on campus for fear of offending someone, a new national survey of college students says.

University censorship regimes are...

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Man Who Allegedly Laundered Money in College Admissions Scandal to Cooperate

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:30am 6/2/2019 at 11:30am

This gives you an idea of just how large and far reaching this scandal goes. Huge amounts were involved.

Bloomberg reports:

Chief Launderer in College Admissions Scam Plans to Cooperate

The chief financial officer of the firm behind the U.S. college admissions scandal has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering charges and cooperate with...

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Veterans Walk Out of Meeting With Ocasio-Cortez After She Bashes U.S. and Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:00am 6/2/2019 at 10:00am
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in a meeting with constituents this weekend and drifted into predictable territory, criticizing the United States and President Trump. Two veterans who were at the meeting, walked out.

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Students Chain Themselves to a Tree to Protest Climate Change

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Posted by    Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:30am 6/2/2019 at 9:30am

This sounds more like theater than a protest. I especially like the part about the student in the dinosaur costume.

The College Fix reports:

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