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Former U. Texas Coach Pleads Guilty to Taking $100,000 Bribe

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00am 4/26/2019 at 8:00am

The college admissions scandal ensnares another university official.

CNN reports:

Former University of Texas coach pleads guilty to taking $100,000 bribe in admissions scam

The former tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin who accepted $100,000 in bribes in the college admissions scam pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud on Wednesday,...

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Back to the Future: Biden Hires Anita Dunn, Former Obama Adviser Who Praised Mao

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00am 4/26/2019 at 7:00am
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The Joe Biden 2020 campaign has hired Anita Dunn as an adviser. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she served in the early days of the Obama administration as White House communications director. She’s also a fan of communist dictator Mao Zedong.

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Student Activists Outraged as Williams College Tries to Adopt Pro-Free Speech Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00pm 4/25/2019 at 7:00pm
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Williams College in Massachusetts is trying to embrace the free speech policy put forth by the University of Chicago. It’s a widely respected position on the issue which has even been endorsed by FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education).

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Charges Dropped Against U. Arizona Students Who Protested Border Patrol Agents

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/25/2019 at 12:00pm
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I use the word ‘protest’ lightly, because what these students did was so obnoxious. They’re very lucky the charges were dropped.

The College Fix reports:

Criminal charges dropped against U. Arizona Border Patrol-protesting students

In a move that will please civil libertarians and free speech advocates such as the Foundation for Individual Rights in...

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UCLA Hosting Event to Teach Students the Art of ‘Pole Dancing’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00am 4/25/2019 at 10:00am

This could be a valuable skill to have if you spend four years getting a useless degree.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA is now teaching students how to pole dance

Two official university divisions at UCLA teamed up to host an event Thursday which introduced students to the art of pole dancing.

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Trinity College Prof Tweets ‘Whiteness is Terrorism’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00am 4/25/2019 at 8:00am

It sounds like this professor needs a social media intervention. How embarrassing for the college.

The Hartford Courant reports:

Trinity College professor tweets ‘whiteness is terrorism,’ refers to B...

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Senator Ed Markey Tells College Students the Green New Deal is all About ‘Intersectionality’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/24/2019 at 12:00pm
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It’s also about socialism and it would be nice if Markey or Ocasio-Cortez would admit it.

The College Fix reports:

Green New Deal is all about ‘intersectionality,’ Senate sponsor tells college students

In order to convince college students to support the Green New Deal, the senior senator from Massachusetts told them it addresses their...

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Taylor University Standing by Mike Pence Despite Student Objections

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00am 4/24/2019 at 10:00am
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Some students and alums are angry that Mike Pence may give the commencement but the school is standing with Pence.

The Daily Signal reports:

College Refuses to Back Down After Protests Over Pence Speaking

What’s so controversial about an evangelical college inviting an evangelical leader to speak? Absolutely nothing—unless that leader is Vice President...

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U. Michigan Adopts New Recommendation Over Prof Who Discriminated Against Student Over Israel

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:00am 4/24/2019 at 8:00am
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This professor rescinded an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a student when the student revealed she was going to study abroad in Israel.

We have covered this story since last fall. Read the back story here and here.

Here is the update, via

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Cher Goes MAGA Over Bernie Saying Imprisoned Terrorists, Murderers and Rapists Should Get to Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00am 4/24/2019 at 7:00am
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Students Protest as University of Tulsa Slashes Liberal Arts Programs

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/23/2019 at 2:00pm

Wait until you see how they are reorganizing these departments. One of the headings is “Humanities and Social Justice.”

The College Fix reports:

University of Tulsa slashes its liberal arts programs, prompting protests, accusations of mismanagement

The University of Tulsa is preparing to undergo a dramatic downsizing of its College of Arts and Sciences,...

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Middlebury College Students Sneak Previously Cancelled Conservative Speaker Into Poli-Sci Class

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/23/2019 at 12:00pm

Last week at Middlebury College, administrators canceled a speech by a conservative over fears of protests. But the speaker was ultimately sneaked in by students who wanted to hear him speak.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Cowardice and Courage at Middlebury

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Professor in Pennsylvania to Teach Conservative-Friendly Course on Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:00am 4/23/2019 at 8:00am

This could be a first. Over the last two years, we’ve noted numerous examples of colleges teaching anti-Trump courses, so this is refreshing.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Penn. prof teaching conservative-friendly Trump course

A Pennsylvania professor claimed that university politics and sociology fields have been “hijacked by the far left” and spoke exclusively with...

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Democrats Oppose New Hampshire Law Requiring ‘College Students be Permanent Residents to Vote’

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00am 4/23/2019 at 7:00am
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New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is leading an effort to undo a new law which would prevent college students from voting in the state unless they are permanent residents.

Democrats obviously believe reversing this law would benefit them in the Granite State. Otherwise they wouldn’t be doing this.

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Students Demand More Diversity at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

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Posted by    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/22/2019 at 12:00pm

For the left, diversity is more important than qualifications or course content.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard students make ‘diversity’ demands for its Kennedy School

The adherents to that academic religion of diversity are still at it, this time at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

According to The Harvard Crimson, student activists have issued a...

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University of the Arts Rejects Student Demands to Fire Camille Paglia

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Posted by    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00am 4/22/2019 at 10:00am
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Although Camille Paglia is a leftist, she rejects social justice warrior culture and the virtue of being a victim. This has made her a target.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

University Rejects Calls to Fire Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia has long been a controversial figure in and out of academe — best known in the...

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Delaware State Official Pleads Guilty to Taking $70K in Bribes

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Posted by    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 8:00am 4/22/2019 at 8:00am

This official was taking bribes to give in-state tuition to people who didn’t qualify for it.

FOX News reports:

Delaware State University official pleads guilty to taking $70G in bribes from out-of-state students

A former Delaware State University official on Wednesday admitted to accepting more than $70,000 in bribes to falsely classify students as...

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