Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 21)
 

Coronavirus Crisis Could Present New Challenges for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8:00am 5/14/2020 at 8:00am

This is bad news because free speech on campus was already an ongoing issue before the pandemic.

The College Fix reports:

Campus officials may use COVID-19 as cover for restricting free speech, activists say

Colleges might use the coronavirus pandemic to excuse censorship against conservatives when students return to college campuses in the fall,...

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Pelosi Palooza: House $3 Trillion Relief Bill Loaded With Dem Political Goodies

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/13/2020 at 1:30pm
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Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are once again exploiting the Coronavirus crisis in an attempt to ram through spending they would never get passed otherwise.

Pelosi has been absent in Washington for weeks, but she somehow produced an 1,800 page bill with a price tag of $3 trillion dollars that reads like a...

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Northwestern U. Furloughs 250 Workers and Plans Cuts Due to Budget Shortfall

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/13/2020 at 12:00pm

The school has even stopped contributing to retirement funds for employees. Wow.

CBS News Chicago reports:

Northwestern University Furloughs 250 Workers Amid Budget Shortfall

Northwestern University has furloughed 250 workers and suspended contributions to employee retirement funds as it reports a $90 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday.

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U. Arkansas Prof Arrested for Alleged Wire Fraud and Failing to Disclose Ties to Chinese Government

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00am 5/13/2020 at 10:00am

There is going to be a crackdown on this sort of thing. It has been going on for a few months already. This professor is facing 20 years in prison, if guilty.

FOX News reports:

Arkansas professor allegedly hid China ties to secure NASA grant money

A University of Arkansas engineering professor was charged...

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Dan Crenshaw: Maybe College Students Will Laugh at Microaggressions After Pandemic

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 8:00am 5/13/2020 at 8:00am
Rep. Dan Crenshaw

Crenshaw is suggesting that after students have lived through a real crisis, maybe they’ll drop all the SJW stuff. Not likely.

Breitbart reports:

Dan Crenshaw: After Coronavirus, College Kids Might Laugh at Microaggressions

“Maybe college kids will go to school next year and laugh at the idea of microaggressions, because maybe they actually lived...

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‘Female-Only’ Programs in Education Are Coming Under Increasing Scrutiny

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/12/2020 at 12:00pm

You can’t say you want ‘equality’ and then advance programs for women only. More and more people are noticing this reality.

From Real Clear Investigations:

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Prof Wins Free Speech Victory After College Panicked About Test Questions on Islamic Terrorism

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00am 5/12/2020 at 10:00am

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education got involved here and helped make the difference.

From the FIRE blog:

VICTORY: Chancellor affirms professor’s academic freedom after Arizona college panicked over test questions about Islamic terrorism

Scottsdale Community College’s mishandling of a professor’s academic freedom drew an apology from the district’s interim chancellor Monday, just...

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Higher Education in America Added More Than Half a Million Administrators From 1987 to 2012

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:00am 5/12/2020 at 8:00am

This is one of the most obvious reasons for the massive increases in the cost of college tuition.

From the Heritage Foundation:

Why College Costs Are Out of Control

American colleges and universities are failing in one of their most basic missions: to equip students with the tools they need for a career.

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Kamala Harris Now Being Touted as Top Choice for Biden VP

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00am 5/12/2020 at 7:00am
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There has been a ton of speculation about who Joe Biden will choose as a running mate. He narrowed it down a bit during the last Democratic debate by plainly stating that he would choose a woman.

Since then, most people agreed that the short list included four people.

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Model Predicts Up to a Third of Private Four-Year Colleges Are Now at High Risk Financially

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/11/2020 at 12:00pm

Many schools in the United States were already at risk, but the Coronavirus crisis has thrown everything into high gear.

WBUR reports:

One Third Of Private 4-Year Colleges Are At High Risk Financially, Model Predicts

A model developed by Boston startup Edmit finds that more than a third of private four-year colleges in the...

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UVA President Unsure What College Football Season Will Look Like This Year

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:00am 5/11/2020 at 10:00am

College football fans might be disappointed this fall. No one seems to know at this point how the season will proceed, if it even does at all.

NBC Sports Washington reports:

UVA president Jim Ryan thinks if there is a college football season, it won’t be a normal one

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Professor Jonathan Turley Corrects Obama About ‘Precedent’ in Michael Flynn Case

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8:00am 5/11/2020 at 8:00am
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In Obama’s recent ‘leaked’ phone call, he claimed that there is no precedent for someone charged with perjury getting off scot-free.

In a thread on Twitter, Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University offered a free lesson on the subject. See below:

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Colleges and Universities in New Jersey Hit Hard by Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/10/2020 at 1:30pm

When it comes to the states, few have been hit as hard by this crisis as New Jersey.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Pandemic in N.J. ‘Unlike Anything’ Before

New Jersey has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The state has had the second highest number of deaths caused by the virus. The shutdown has...

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Ohio State to Pay Over $40 Million to Settle Suits From Students Who Claimed Abuse by School Doctor

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:30am 5/10/2020 at 11:30am

This relates to the high profile case of alleged abuses by Dr. Richard Strauss who killed himself in 2005.

NBC News reports:

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Tucker Carlson: ‘Sociopath’ Adam Schiff Should Resign Over Russia Hoax

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 10:00am 5/10/2020 at 10:00am
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The release of the Russia investigation transcripts reinforce the fact that the investigation and everything that went with it amounted to little more than a colossal waste of the nation’s time.

Tucker Carlson made this point fiercely in his monologue on Friday night.

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University of California May Not ‘Fully’ Reopen in the Fall

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 9:30am 5/10/2020 at 9:30am

The university probably isn’t getting much pressure from the governor’s office.

The College Fix reports:

Report: University of California will not be ‘fully’ open in the fall

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Joe Biden’s Awful No Good Very Bad Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8:00am 5/10/2020 at 8:00am
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Joe Biden is having a very rough time with his presidential campaign.

The hits just keep coming.

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