Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 22)
 

Environmental Group at Columbia U. Demands School Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00am 10/28/2019 at 8:00am

The left thinks if they say climate change is an emergency enough times, people will agree with them.

The College Fix reports:

Environmental group demands Columbia U. declare a ‘climate emergency’

The Columbia University chapter of a group dubbed the Sunrise Movement has called on the university president to declare a “climate emergency” by...

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‘No Safe Spaces’ Documentary Exposes the Left’s War on Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:30pm 10/27/2019 at 4:30pm
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Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager joined forces a few years ago to examine the erosion of free speech on college campuses and in society in general. Their film, No Safe Spaces finally opened this weekend.

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University in Scotland Issues Trigger Warnings Before Lessons About Grimm Fairy Tales

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/27/2019 at 12:00pm

This would be funny if it wasn’t also so incredibly sad.

The Daily Mail reports:

Now snowflake students need to be warned about ‘violent material’ in… FAIRYTALES! Glasgow University gives ‘trigger warnings’ before lessons covering classic Brothers Grimm tales

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Union for Harvard Graduate Students Votes to Authorize Strike

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:30am 10/27/2019 at 9:30am

They’re demanding more money and better benefits. Here’s hoping Harvard enjoys lying in the bed they made.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Graduate Students Union Votes To Authorize Strike Against University

Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout.

The Harvard Graduate Students Union represents...

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Crashing the Democrat Star Chamber Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:00am 10/27/2019 at 8:00am
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Republicans finally did something to fight back against the Democrats’ secret proceedings this week.

The whole thing is ridiculous.

Democrats have good reasons to be worried.

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FIRE Comes to Defense of UConn Students Arrested Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/26/2019 at 3:30pm

This case is a perfect example of why an organization like FIRE is needed. Read the back story here.

Campus Reform reports:

Charges against UConn students arrested for ‘ridiculing’ language ‘must be dropped,’ legal org says

A student free speech legal advocacy organization has come to the support of two University of Connecticut students...

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Former Acting ICE Chief Shouted Off Stage by Student Protesters at UPenn

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/26/2019 at 12:00pm
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Former acting ICE chief Tom Homan was supposed to speak during an event at the University of Pennsylvania this week, but student protesters decided they were more important. They made such a scene that the school ended up cancelling the event.

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Clock Tower at West Virginia University Reportedly Haunted by a Cow

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:30am 10/26/2019 at 11:30am

This sounds silly at first glance, but the actual story is a little creepy.

The Insider reports:

Inside West Virginia University’s haunted clock tower, where students say they hear the tortured moos of a cow slaughtered in a prank gone wrong

Every school has its secrets. At West Virginia University, one of the campus’s...

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Fraternity Suspended at Ohio University for Making Pledges Clean Houses

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30am 10/26/2019 at 9:30am

Does this even qualify as hazing? It sounds more like community service.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio University suspended fraternity because it made pledges … clean houses

During my freshmen orientation, the administration forced new students to do a community volunteering activity. My group cleared brush in a field. It was fun because we...

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Jailed for Speech Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00am 10/26/2019 at 8:00am

So we have now come to the point where people can be jailed for saying bad words.

While so many other things go unpunished.

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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten to Curb Free Speech

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/25/2019 at 12:00pm

This is shocking and depressing news. Why would anyone want to give their freedoms away?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Poll: Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten

A majority of Americans believe the First Amendment should be rewritten and are willing...

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Student Protesters at Duke U. Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Speech

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00am 10/25/2019 at 10:00am

At least in this case, the protesters were removed pretty quickly. It’s still a sickening situation, though.

The Jewish Journal reports:

Protesters Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Duke Speech

A group of around 20 student protesters disrupted former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Oct. 23 speech at Duke University.

The Duke Chronicle reports that the...

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University in UK Adopting Use of ‘Jazz Hands’ Because Traditional Clapping is Triggering

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00am 10/25/2019 at 8:00am

This is a good reminder that madness in higher education isn’t limited to the United States.

Campus Reform reports:

British univ. decides CLAPPING isn’t inclusive enough

A student newspaper at Oxford University in the United Kingdom is reporting that the school’s student council will encourage the use of “jazz hands,” the British Sign Language...

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The True Story of How I Met “The Amityville Horror” Investigators

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00am 10/25/2019 at 7:00am
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In case you haven’t heard of Ed and Lorraine Warren, they became America’s most famous ghost hunters and demonologists following their involvement in the investigation of the 1970s haunting known as “The Amityville Horror,” which became the basis of a sensational book and movie.

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Republican Lawmaker Criticizes ‘Social Justice Agenda’ in Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/24/2019 at 12:00pm

Rep. Barbara Ehardt said this during a forum on diversity. That took guts.

Idaho Ed News reports:

Boise State Diversity Forum: GOP Lawmaker Says Social Justice Agenda Has Run Amok

More than 300 people crowded into Boise State University’s student union building Tuesday night to hear a bipartisan panel of lawmakers speak to diversity...

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Harvard Crimson Faces Campus Backlash for Asking ICE to Comment on a Story

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:00am 10/24/2019 at 11:00am
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In September, students at Harvard held a protest against ICE. The student newspaper The Harvard Crimson covered the protest and as part of their story, asked ICE for comment.

Now the campus left has focused their outrage on the paper.

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CEO from California Sentenced to Three Weeks in Prison Over College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00am 10/24/2019 at 10:00am

Three weeks in jail? The penalties in this scandal have been pretty light so far.

CBS News reports:

CEO sentenced to 3 weeks in college admissions scandal

Jane Buckingham, a marketing CEO in California, was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison and a year of supervised release as part of the college cheating...

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