Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 30)
 

Rolling Stone Settles With UVA Frat For $1.65 Million Over False Rape Story

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:30am 6/14/2017 at 7:30am

Rolling Stone got off easy with this. The fraternity should have ended up owning the magazine.

The Daily Caller reports:

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Indigenous Advocates Want UN to Outlaw Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:00am 6/14/2017 at 7:00am

The progressive concept of cultural appropriation has gone international. A group of advocates for indigenous peoples wants the United Nations to make the practice a crime. What could go wrong?

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Old Dominion U. ‘Safe Space Committee’ Concerned About ‘Heterosexism’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/13/2017 at 1:30pm

This might be the first time we’ve heard of a school that actually has a safe space “committee.”

Campus Reform reports:

‘Safe Space Committee’ works to challenge ‘heterosexism’

Old Dominion University’s “Safe Space Committee” is seeking to cultivate a climate of diversity by reducing “homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism” on campus.

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UW Madison Now Offering Course on the Evils of Capitalism

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:30am 6/13/2017 at 10:30am

Will the students who take the course be forced to give up their phones, cars, and modern clothing?

The College Fix reports:

UW-Madison class explores ‘harms and forms of injustice associated with capitalism’

A class at University of Wisconsin-Madison studies how capitalism “generates harms” and “is irrational in ways that hurt nearly everyone,” according...

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U. Chicago Students Demand Reparations for Slavery

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:30am 6/13/2017 at 7:30am
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This is one of those issues that seems to come up on various college campuses two or three times a year.

The Daily Caller reports:

Students Make Reparations Demands At The University Of Chicago

A student group demanded reparations for slavery at the University of Chicago and the creation of an African American studies...

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It’s Time for Taxpayers to Start Issuing Campus Demands

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00am 6/13/2017 at 7:00am
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If taxpayers are funding public colleges and the loans which make it possible for many students to attend them, then taxpayers are completely entitled to issue demands.

That’s the subject of a new column I’ve written for Townhall:

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Vassar College Student Government Heavily in Debt

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/12/2017 at 1:30pm
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Maybe student government should have spent more time on accounting, and less time trying to boycott Israel.

The Miscellany News reports:

VSA debt raises tough questions about budget oversight

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U. Washington Prof Claims Stress Over Trump’s Election Will Impact Evolution

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:30am 6/12/2017 at 10:30am
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Trump’s election certainly has brought out the best and brightest among us, hasn’t it?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘stress’ of Trump election will change human evolution

A University of Washington professor recently suggested that the stress caused by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency could br...

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Kansas Profs Resigning Over State’s New Campus Carry Law

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:30am 6/12/2017 at 7:30am

Well, there are still plenty of other colleges to work at that don’t allow any guns on campus.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Triggered professors resign over new pro-gun campus law

A Wichita State University professor is resigning over a Kansas campus open-carry law that is set to take effect this summer.

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College Student to Plead Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/11/2017 at 1:00pm

This can’t be true. We’re constantly assured by Democrats and media that voter fraud never happens.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Student to plead guilty to voter registration fraud in a swing state

The broken voter registration system is receiving new attention after a James Madison University student has agreed to plead guilty to submitting...

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Appeals Court: Chimpanzees Not People, Don’t Have Constitutional Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/11/2017 at 12:30pm
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A New York appeals court has ruled that two chimpanzees in the state will not get a writ of habeas corpus for release from captivity because … well, they’re not human. This obvious legal point comes after litigation by animal rights activists.

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Negative Diversity Comments Prompt Bias Report at Penn State

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 11:00am 6/11/2017 at 11:00am

Saying something negative about diversity is heresy in academia.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Negative diversity comments’ reported for bias at Penn State

A recent report compiled by the Pennsylvania State University classifies “negative diversity comments” and the display of a confederate flag as “bias motivated incidents” on campus.

The report released on Thursday documents 27 allegedly...

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Suffolk U. Makes Faculty go Through Microaggression Training

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:30am 6/11/2017 at 8:30am

If you were a professor, wouldn’t you find this demeaning and unnecessary?

The College Fix reports:

Suffolk University follows through with mandated microaggression training for faculty

BOSTON – One word. That’s all it took for Suffolk University to institute mandatory microaggression training for its faculty.

The training has been completed, but what remains unclear is...

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The Big Hearing Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:30am 6/11/2017 at 7:30am

So the Comey thing didn’t really deliver everything the Democrats had hoped, huh?

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UC Berkeley to Spend $2.7 Million Building ‘Gender Inclusive’ Locker Room

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Posted by    Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/10/2017 at 5:30pm

Could this be the most expensive case of virtue signaling ever?

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley to build $2.7M ‘gender-inclusive’ locker room

UC Berkeley recently announced that its Recreational Sports Facility locker rooms will undergo a renovation in order to become more “gender-inclusive.”

The project is expected to cost $2.7 million and is funded...

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Low Enrollment at Evergreen State College Threatens School’s Future

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Posted by    Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:30am 6/10/2017 at 11:30am
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This is the best news I’ve read all week. They ought to bulldoze the place and salt the earth afterwards.

The Seattle Times reports:

The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

THE next few days are critical for the future of The Evergreen State College.

The public state college near Olympia has...

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Prof Says White Marble Artwork Contributes to White Supremacy

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Posted by    Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:30am 6/10/2017 at 9:30am

Does this mean that black and white photography promotes racial equality? What other colors in art have sinister hidden messages?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘white marble’ in artwork contributes to white supremacy

A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.”

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