Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 3)
 

Transgender Prof Suing University for Not Covering ‘Gender-Confirming’ Procedure

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Posted by    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:30am 2/10/2019 at 11:30am

The argument here is that the school covers medically necessary hysterectomies but won’t do the same procedure for transgender purposes.

The College Fix reports:

University of Arizona professor sues state for not insuring ‘gender-confirming’ procedure

A transgender university professor has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona for its “discriminatory” health insurance plan...

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Student Op-Ed Asks: “Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:30am 2/10/2019 at 9:30am

This is from the student paper at Dickinson College, and it’s pretty stunning.

From The Dicksonian:

Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?

When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase “do you agree?” If so, your name is something like Jake, or...

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SOTU and Socialism Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8:00am 2/10/2019 at 8:00am

Trump’s State of the Union speech had lots of great points, but one of the most memorable was when he declared that America would never be a socialist country.

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Oregon College of Art and Craft Closing Down at End of Current Semester

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Posted by    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:30pm 2/9/2019 at 1:30pm

We will see more of this, especially from small private colleges.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

A Small Art College Will Close

The Oregon College of Art and Craft announced late Thursday that it will cease all degree programs at the end of this academic term.

“While this was a difficult and painful decision, the board...

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UC Berkeley Spends Over $2 Million Per Year on Diversity Related Employees

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Posted by    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:30am 2/9/2019 at 11:30am

What do these people do, exactly? Wouldn’t you love to sit in on a meeting where this expense is justified with data?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: UC-Berkeley spends $2.3 million annually on diversity employee salaries

Each year, colleges spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, some even millions, in an effort to foster more...

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Polling Finds Women Trump Supporters More Loyal to Him Than Men

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/28/cherokee-woman-blasts-elizabeth-warren-claiming-native-american-ancestry
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Posted by    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00am 2/9/2019 at 10:00am
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The media loves to talk about women. We are reminded daily about the historic number of women elected to Congress as Democrats in November. Women Trump supporters don’t get nearly as much attention, but new data suggests their support for the president hasn’t wavered.

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U. Pennsylvania Students Offered Safe Space During Heather Mac Donald Event

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Posted by    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9:30am 2/9/2019 at 9:30am
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Heather Mac Donald exposes the absurdity of the left and that makes her scary and dangerous, apparently.

The College Fix reports:

Student protesters offer ‘safe space’ from ‘Diversity Delusion’ author Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald provokes strong reactions in audiences when she speaks on campus. Black Lives Matter protesters repeatedly disrupted the author...

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The Beginning of the End Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00am 2/9/2019 at 8:00am
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If Hampshire College folds, no small private liberal arts colleges are safe.

What could be driving this collapse?

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U. New Mexico Angers Students by Offering Stay at Trump Hotel as Prize

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00pm 2/8/2019 at 2:00pm

How dare they trigger these poor snowflakes by reminding them who is the president.

Campus Reform reports:

UNM scraps Trump Hotel ad amid student backlash

The University of New Mexico removed a Facebook ad promoting a stay at a Trump Hotel as a contest prize after backlash from students and alumni.

On Friday, UNM’s athletics...

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George Mason U. Holds Forum for Students to Process Emotions About Northam Scandal

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/8/2019 at 12:00pm

Do you remember caring this much about politics when you were in college? A governor scandal in Virginia requires a student forum? Really?

The College Fix reports:

Virginia university hosts forum for students to process their emotions over Northam controversy

Anger. Frustration. Sadness.

All these emotions and more were expressed by students Tuesday during a...

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Another ‘Socialism’ Fail: Panera Bread Closing its Last Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant in Boston

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00am 2/8/2019 at 11:00am
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Panera restaurants launched a non-profit called “Panera Cares” in 2010, which ran certain locations on a pay-what-you-can basis. This month, the last such location in Boston is closing its doors.

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College Student Finds 30 Year Old Man in Her Closet Wearing Her Clothes

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8:00am 2/8/2019 at 8:00am

This guy is really lucky the young woman didn’t have a gun. Can you even imagine this happening?

The Daily Caller reports:

Ghost in North Carolina College Student’s Room Turned Out to be 30-Year-Old Man

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Students at Georgetown May be Forced to Pay Slavery Reparations Through a New Fee

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/7/2019 at 12:00pm

The student government already voted on this and if approved, all students will be forced to pay.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown students may pay reparations for slavery with new student fee

Georgetown University students will soon vote on whether they want to tax themselves to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the...

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Former ESPN Host Jemele Hill Made Assassination Joke During Trump #SOTU

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00am 2/7/2019 at 11:00am
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Jemele Hill is no stranger to controversy, which is usually self-inflicted. During President Donald Trump’s state of the union address, she made a joke about assassination and is now trying to backtrack.

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U. Iowa Cancels ‘Understanding Your Whiteness’ Event Claiming it Was Misconstrued

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00am 2/7/2019 at 10:00am

Like so many other dumb events on campus these days, this had nothing to do with scholarship or even fun. And when people noticed it, the school pulled the plug.

Campus Reform reports:

UI cries fake news while canceling ‘whiteness’ event

The University of Iowa canceled an event, titled, “Understanding Your Whiteness,” after questions...

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College Allegedly Altered Billboard Picture to Make Students Look More Diverse

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am 2/7/2019 at 8:00am

This illustrates the importance of diversity to higher ed. It’s like an undeclared religion in academia.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College photoshops billboard to make students look more diverse

York College of Pennsylvania isn’t exactly known for its diversity. About 82 percent of its students are white, according to Education Department data.

But, like most...

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San Diego State Ramps up New Effort to Combat Faculty Microaggressions

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/6/2019 at 12:00pm

What dies this have to do with serious academic study? It’s just more ridiculous left wing politics.

The College Fix reports:

Massive new diversity initiative at San Diego State combats faculty microaggressions, bias

San Diego State University is working on a massive new diversity effort that aims to combat faculty microaggressions, reduce bias, and...

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