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White Privilege Symposium Will Feature Racial ‘Social Justice’ Video Game

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Posted by    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/17/2018 at 12:00pm

The game is described below and is every bit as bad as you might imagine.

The College Fix reports:

‘White Privilege Symposium’ allows people to play racial ‘social justice’ video game

A private college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will host a “symposium” on white privilege next month, a gathering that will feature, among other...

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Research Initiative at UC Davis Asks ‘Can there be capitalism without racism?’

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Posted by    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00am 8/17/2018 at 10:00am

Is this just another academic project designed to steer people towards socialism?

Campus Reform reports:

Researchers ask: ‘Can there be capitalism without racism?’

The University of California-Davis Humanities Institute is running a multi-year research initiative regarding “Racial Capitalism,” but has yet to actually define the term.

The program is one of four ongoing “Mellon Research...

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One in Five College Students Knows Someone With an Opioid Addiction

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Posted by    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:00am 8/17/2018 at 8:00am

This is a national crisis and doesn’t get nearly enough coverage.

The Washington Examiner reports:

1 in 5 college students knows someone addicted to opioids

A new study indicates that a growing number of millennials are facing pressure from the secondary effects of the opioid crisis through personal relationships with friends or relatives who...

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Horror: Almost 100 People Overdose in Connecticut Park Near Yale

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Posted by    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:00am 8/17/2018 at 7:00am
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A nightmarish scene unfolded at New Haven Green this week, a park located near Yale University. Throughout the course of the day on Thursday, emergency officials responded to dozens of cases of drug overdoses. A synthetic form of marijuana is believed to be the cause. The actual number of people afflicted...

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Harvard Prof Says Universities Shouldn’t Respect Trump Administration Officials

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Posted by    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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Saying something like this about the Obama administration would have cost this professor his job.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard prof: Universities should not ‘respect’ Trump officials

A Harvard University professor says universities should not give “respect or deference” to Trump administration officials.

Harvard professor Dani Rodrik, in an op-ed for The Boston Globe, calls Trump’s...

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Republican Prof Claims Central Washington U. Fired Him Over Politics

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Posted by    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00am 8/16/2018 at 10:00am

This professor was the target of claims of harassment. He says it’s all about politics.

The College Fix reports:

Central Washington University fires Republican lawmaker and professor

Rep. Matt Manweller’s time at Central Washington University has come to an end — for now.

The university placed the embattled Republican lawmaker on paid leave in December...

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More Than One Million People Now Defaulting on Students Loans Each Year

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Posted by    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:00am 8/16/2018 at 8:00am

This number is going up and is expected to hit 40 percent of borrowers by 2023.

CNBC reports:

More than 1 million people default on their student loans each year

More than 1 million student loan borrowers each year go into default.

Outstanding education debt in the U.S. has tripled over the last decade and...

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San Francisco Launching New ‘Poop Patrol’ to Deal With Dirty Streets

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Posted by    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00am 8/16/2018 at 7:00am
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While San Francisco has been doing its best to become a model progressive city by doing dumb things like banning plastic straws, its streets have gone to hell.

Human excrement on sidewalks has become such a pervasive problem that the city is launching a “Poop Patrol.”

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Feminist Professor at NYU Accused of Sexually Harassing Male Grad Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/15/2018 at 12:00pm

This story got very little attention in national media. Is there any wonder why?

The New York Times reported:

What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?

The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell, a world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York...

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Professor Defends Antifa and Likens Police to White Supremacists

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00am 8/15/2018 at 10:00am

Antifa should not be welcome on any college campus, yet they regularly get support from people in the higher education community.

The College Fix reports:

Morgan State prof defends Antifa, likens police to white supremacists

Appearing this past Saturday on MSNBC (as he often does), Morgan State University’s Jason Johnson defended...

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Researchers Create Survey to Gauge Microaggressions Against Atheists

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00am 8/15/2018 at 8:00am

Microaggressions are no longer just something social justice warriors on campus are talking about. They’re becoming the subject of studies.

Campus Reform reports:

Researchers identify 31 types of anti-atheist microaggressions

Three researchers recently created a psychological survey to help therapists gauge how often atheist clients may suffer from microaggressions.

The Microaggressions Against Non-Religious Individuals Scale...

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MA Mayor Boycotting Sam Adams Beer Because CEO Thanked Trump for Tax Cuts

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:00am 8/15/2018 at 7:00am
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Joseph Curtatone is the Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, a densely settled community outside Boston which is home to Tufts University. It’s a vibrant city with lots of great culture and nightlife.

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Kent State Grad Who Posed With AR-10 Organizing Campus Carry Rally

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:30pm 8/14/2018 at 2:30pm

Good for her. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of media coverage the event gets.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Kent State grad famous for posing with AR-10 is returning for campus rally

Kent State University graduate Kaitlin Bennett is holding an open carry rally at the university in the fall after gaining Internet...

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Report Indicates Gender, Ethnic Studies Profs Make More Than Math and Science Peers

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:30pm 8/14/2018 at 12:30pm

Thousands of students who graduate every spring with no job prospects are supporting this racket.

Campus Reform reports:

Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers

Professors of subjects such as Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies are largely outearning those that teach more traditional subjects like math and science, according to a...

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Heather Mac Donald: “There’s a multi-million dollar diversity bureaucracy on most college campuses today”

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/14/2018 at 12:00pm
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Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to address the culture on college campuses which influences people like Sarah Jeong, the controversial new hire at the New York Times.

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Lawsuit Prompts University of Iowa to Reinstate Religious Student Groups

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:30am 8/14/2018 at 10:30am

One Christian group was recently ejected from campus for requiring their leaders to be Christian.

The College Fix reports:

University of Iowa reinstates religious groups following lawsuit by Christian student group: lawyers

When a judge forced the University of Iowa to recognize a Christian student group on the same terms that it recognized a...

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Liberty University Students Volunteer to Help Victims of California Fires

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Posted by    Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 8/13/2018 at 12:00pm

This is a much more productive use of one’s time than protesting. Good for these young people.

WSLS News reports:

Liberty University students travel to help victims of California fire

It’s being called one of the worst wildfire seasons in California history.

The blaze has spread across more than 180,000 acres, displacing nearly 30,000 people.

Students...

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