Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 28)
 

Miami University of Ohio Closing Campus Confucius Institute

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/15/2020 at 12:00pm

Confucius Institutes have been repeatedly accused of pushing propaganda for the Chinese Communist Party. Tom Cotton and other Republicans have been sounding the alarm about this for a few years.

Campus Reform reports:

University changes tone, shutters Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institute

Miami University in Ohio has announced that it will close its Chinese...

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Class Action Lawsuits Launched at Two Universities by Students Demanding Refunds

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00am 4/15/2020 at 10:00am

This is going to happen at more schools, it’s just a matter of time.

The College Fix reports:

Universities hit with class-action lawsuits demanding tuition refunds

Students at two universities have filed lawsuits against their schools, demanding at least some of their tuition money back after campus officials switched to online learning following the...

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Baylor University Cutting Budget by up to $80 Million Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8:00am 4/15/2020 at 8:00am

The school is anticipating a drop in enrollment in the fall.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Baylor University announces up to $80 million in budget cuts in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Baylor University is cutting $65 to $80 million from its budget for the fiscal year that starts June 1, anticipating a dip in enrollment...

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Many College Students Unimpressed With Online Classes

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/14/2020 at 12:00pm

Who can blame students for feeling this way? This isn’t the experience they signed up for.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Feeling Shortchanged

Arica Kincheloe said she took a risk quitting her job and moving halfway across the country from Seattle to attend the University of Chicago’s nationally ranked master’s program in social service administration.

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George Washington U. President Pressured to Resign Over Supposedly Racist Remarks

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:00am 4/14/2020 at 10:00am

As you’ll read below, it sounds like this anger is really about the president’s unwillingness to divest from fossil fuels.

Campus Reform reports:

GW president pressured to resign after ‘racist remarks’

More than 100 faculty members at George Washington University have signed a petition circulated by the GWU Faculty Association demanding that the university’s...

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Missing in Action: Dems Have No Plans To Reconvene House of Representatives Until May

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00am 4/14/2020 at 9:00am
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House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) informed House Democrats Monday that they would not reconvene until May, barring some sort of emergency.

Do Democrats think we’re not in an emergency?

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Harvard Announces Hiring Freeze and Salary Cuts Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00am 4/14/2020 at 8:00am
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This seems drastic for Harvard. They could continue to operate for years without taking in a single penny.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Announces Salary and Hiring Freezes, Discretionary Spending Reductions, Potential Deferral of Capital Projects,...

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Duke University Testing Drug Which Shows Promise Fighting Coronavirus

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/13/2020 at 12:00pm
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This is the best thing about our higher education system. High tech labs with real scientists.

FOX 8 News reports:

Duke University testing drug that shows promise in fighting coronavirus, doc...

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U. Florida Student Petition Claims it’s ‘Morally Wrong’ for Landlords to Charge Rent Right Now

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:00am 4/13/2020 at 10:00am

Don’t landlords have employees and bills to pay like everyone else?

Campus Reform reports:

UF students: It’s ‘morally wrong’ for landlords to charge full rent in these ‘trying times’

University of Florida students are petitioning off-campus housing complexes for rent relief after the university urged students to return home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Princeton Announces New ‘Culture and Difference’ Requirement for Fall 2020

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2020 at 8:00am 4/13/2020 at 8:00am

If you were hoping the current crisis would stave off some of the social justice requirements in higher ed, you’re out of luck.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton U. announces courses which fulfill new ‘Culture and Difference’ requirement

Forty-one course offerings will satisfy Princeton University’s new “Culture and Difference” requirement this fall semester, as...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Slammed for Urging IMF Aid to Iranian Mullah Terror Regime

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 5:30pm 4/12/2020 at 5:30pm
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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is taking heat for calling on President Trump to reverse the block on the IMF to Iran. You would think at a time like this, she might be more focused on the people of California.

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Boston University May Not Reopen Campus Until January 2021

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/12/2020 at 1:30pm

That’s almost a year away. This is crazy.

WBUR reports:

Boston University Coronavirus Plan Includes Possible January 2021 Reopening

Boston University may delay reopening its campus until January 2021, the school said in a university news article Friday. The move comes as universities across New England and the country evaluate ways to keep their...

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Dartmouth College Projects $83 Million Loss for 2020 Fiscal Year

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:30am 4/12/2020 at 11:30am

Dartmouth has the resources to survive this. Smaller schools facing similar losses do not.

The Dartmouth reports:

College projects $83 million loss in revenue for fiscal year 2020

The College currently estimates an $83 million loss in revenue for fiscal year 2020 as a result of the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

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Heather Mac Donald: ‘Higher Education Today Resembles a Massive Ponzi Scheme’

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 9:30am 4/12/2020 at 9:30am
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It’s hard to argue with this analysis. Mac Donald hits the mark.

She writes at City Journal:

Call It a Ponzi Scheme

Higher education today resembles a massive Ponzi scheme. Colleges desperately recruit ever more marginal students who stand little chance...

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The Left and the Politics of Fear Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 8:00am 4/12/2020 at 8:00am
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We are witnessing the creation of a new narrative in real time.

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College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/11/2020 at 1:30pm
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The College Republicans invited Shapiro to speak, and some students are trying to pass a resolution condemning Shapiro as a white supremacist. So ridiculous.

The Daily Orange reports:

College Republicans reject resolution condemning Ben Shapiro

The Syracuse University College Republicans pushed back against a draft resolution from students that condemned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s...

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Poll: Majority of Democrats Want to Replace Biden With Andrew Cuomo

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/11/2020 at 12:00pm
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After seeing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on television dealing with the Coronavirus crisis in his state, some Democrats are having second thoughts about presumptive nominee Joe Biden.

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