Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 30)
 

Students Demanding Refunds After Campus Closures Will Seriously Hurt Some Schools

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9:30am 3/15/2020 at 9:30am

Colleges and universities with massive endowments will be fine, but schools which are already experiencing financial problems could be in serious trouble.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Coronavirus Closures Pose Refund Quandary

Students across the country are making hurried plans to move out of their dorm rooms as the number of campus closures over coronavirus...

Read More...
 
 
 

Inside the Mind of Biden Week at Legal Insurrection

https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1238628007897706498
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 8:00am 3/15/2020 at 8:00am
https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1238628007897706498

Contrary to what you have heard from some media outlets, Joe Biden’s mental health is a legitimate issue, for reasons which are obvious to everyone.

Read More...
 
 
 

Ohio State Students Begin Demanding Refunds After Being Kicked Out of Dorms Over Coronavirus

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:30pm 3/14/2020 at 4:30pm

This is going to happen at a lot of schools in the coming weeks and months.

Campus Reform reports:

Ohio State students demand refunds after college kicks them out of dorms

At Ohio State University, thousands...

Read More...
 
 
 

UC Berkeley Grad Students Set up GoFundMe to Support Their ‘Cost of Living’ Strike

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:30am 3/14/2020 at 11:30am

This is apparently related to the grad student strike we recently saw at UC Santa Cruz.

The College Fix reports:

University of California grad students set up GoFundMe to support cost-of-living strike

Grad students at the University of California, Berkeley are hoping to raise a whopping $30,000 to help support their “cost-of-living” strike, an...

Read More...
 
 
 

Twitter Won’t Label Joe Biden Ad as Deceptive, Despite Obvious Anti-Trump Falsehoods

https://youtu.be/BEH4cmm_Zlg
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00am 3/14/2020 at 10:00am
https://youtu.be/BEH4cmm_Zlg

A new video ad the Joe Biden campaign is sharing on Twitter contains at least two obvious falsehoods. It pushes the false narrative that Trump called Coronavirus a hoax, and it rehashes the debunked ‘very fine people on both sides’ moment from Charlottesville.

In spite of these inaccuracies, Twitter will not label...

Read More...
 
 
 

Free Speech Advocacy Group Reaches Settlement With Iowa State

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:30am 3/14/2020 at 9:30am

Speech First is doing some great work to defend free expression on college campuses.

From their website:

SPEECH FIRST V. ISU; SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

– In January 2020, Speech First sued Iowa State University...

Read More...
 
 
 

Closing Down Campus Week in Higher Education

https://twitter.com/FlyerNews/status/1237597991826948096
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00am 3/14/2020 at 8:00am
https://twitter.com/FlyerNews/status/1237597991826948096

Coronavirus has caused many schools to take the unusual step of sending everyone home.

It hasn’t gone smoothly in some places.

Read More...
 
 
 

Biden’s New Campaign Manager is Beto’s Former Campaign Manager

https://youtu.be/D_SewuhqFig
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm 3/13/2020 at 1:00pm
https://youtu.be/D_SewuhqFig

Now that Joe Biden has moved back into the position of front-runner with recent primary wins, he is making changes to his campaign. He just hired Jen O’Malley Dillon, the former campaign manager for Beto O’Rourke, to be his new campaign manager.

(more…)

 
 
 

Brown University Now Sending Students Home Due to Coronavirus

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/13/2020 at 12:00pm

This is now happening all over the place. In years of covering higher ed news, I’ve never seen so many schools sending students home over a disease.

WJAR News reports:

Brown University to begin remote learning; Students must move off campus

Students carrying boxes was a common sight on the campus of Brown University...

Read More...
 
 
 

Daughter of GOP Rep. Threatened at U. Chicago for Criticizing Socialism

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00am 3/13/2020 at 10:00am

The fact that socialism even has support at our colleges and universities is an indictment of our higher education system.

Campus Reform reports:

UChicago student, daughter of former GOP rep ‘harassed,’ ‘threatened’ for opposing socialism

The daughter of former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy found herself amid a swarm of online harassment for speaking out...

Read More...
 
 
 

Less Than One Percent of Political Donations Made by Yale Trustees Have Gone to Republicans

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00am 3/13/2020 at 8:00am

Why should American taxpayers be forced to fund ‘free’ college when it is an industry that represents only half of the country?

The College Fix reports:

Less than one percent of donations made by Yale trustees have gone to Republicans

Less than one percent of political contributions made by current Yale University trustees over...

Read More...
 
 
 

DOJ and DEA Announce Arrests of Over 600 Alleged Mexican Cartel Members

https://youtu.be/cMfDkTIlJRA
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00pm 3/12/2020 at 7:00pm
https://youtu.be/cMfDkTIlJRA

The Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration just announced the arrest of over 600 alleged Mexican Cartel members as part of an operation called “Project Python.”

(more…)

 
 
 

Students and Activists Suing University of California System Over Use of SAT and ACT Exams

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The argument here is that test prep programs are expensive and therefore exclusive.

CNBC reports:

A coalition of students and activists are suing one of the biggest university systems over the SAT

With acceptance rates at top colleges and universities falling to record or near-record lows, high school students and families are feeling more...

Read More...
 
 
 

VIDEO: Students at U. Dayton Fill Street After School Announces Housing Closure Over Coronavirus

https://twitter.com/FlyerNews/status/1237597991826948096
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00am 3/12/2020 at 10:00am
https://twitter.com/FlyerNews/status/1237597991826948096

Things got a little tense here because of the size of the crowd.

Campus Reform reports:

Students block street, jump on cars after in-person classes canceled over coronavirus fears

Students at the University of Day...

Read More...
 
 
 

Harvard Tells Students to Move Out of Dorms by Sunday Due to Coronavirus

https://youtu.be/4OXSnft0HaM
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00am 3/12/2020 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/4OXSnft0HaM

Many students are probably stunned by this development, especially given the short notice.

CBS News in Boston reports:

Harvard Tells Students To Move Out By Sunday Due To Coronavirus, Classes Moving Online

Harvard University is telling students to move out of their dorms by Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the spread of coronavirus....

Read More...
 
 
 

San Diego State to Add Diversity and Inclusion Monitors to Faculty Hiring Committees

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/11/2020 at 12:00pm

Does this mean potential hires will now need the approval of a diversity administrator to be hired?

The College Fix reports:

Diversity and inclusion monitors to join faculty hiring committees at SDSU

San Diego State University has announced plans to train so-called Inclusion Representatives for faculty search committees in an effort to ensure those...

Read More...
 
 
 

VIDEO: Students for Trump Questioned by Administrators at Kennesaw State While Registering Voters

https://twitter.com/Speech_First/status/1237483507175190529
Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00am 3/11/2020 at 10:00am
https://twitter.com/Speech_First/status/1237483507175190529

In the video below, the person registering voters claims he is a student. I have no recollection of anything like this happening to college students who supported Obama and engaged in campus activism on his behalf.

Read More...