Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 335)
 

VIDEO: Student’s Trump Hat Causes Meltdown at Canada’s Mount Royal U.

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:35pm 9/16/2016 at 4:35pm
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A student wearing a Trump hat at Mount Royal University in Canada was accosted by other students and told he had to remove it because it was “hate speech.”

CBC News reports:

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Student need for Trigger Warnings causes Ithaca College Prof to drop course material

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/16/2016 at 3:00pm

We’ve now reached the point where a professor can’t teach her course properly because too many of the course materials might trigger someone. This is madness.

Campus Reform reports:

Ithaca enters trigger warning debate

An Ithaca College professor says she has stopped teaching sensitive material in her Sociology of Sexualities course because it has...

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Whistleblowers at U. Utah Claim They Were Fired for Exposing Waste

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/16/2016 at 12:00pm

This wouldn’t be the first time people were targeted for exposing wasteful spending.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Lawsuit accuses University of Utah of firing whistleblowers over wasted public funds

Two former University of Utah employees are suing the state’s flagship university, saying they were fired in retaliation for discovering policy violations and budgetary...

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Cornell Republicans Fight NY GOP Expulsion Over Gary Johnson Endorsement

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:00am 9/16/2016 at 9:00am

As we reported recently, the College Republicans at Cornell University were stripped of their credentials by the New York Federation of College Republicans for endorsing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

The group is now fighting to be reinstated.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

Cornell Republicans Fight Expulsion, Enlist Attorney in Appeal to National Committee

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U. Chicago Profs Defy Administration on Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings

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Posted by    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00am 9/16/2016 at 8:00am

The University of Chicago’s refreshing position on free speech vs. safe spaces is being undermined by some members of the faculty.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Chicago Professors Fire Back

More than 150 faculty members at the University of Chicago on Tuesday published an open letter to freshmen in which they take a strikingly different...

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Conservative Students at Columbia Allege Threats and Harassment

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:45am 9/15/2016 at 11:45am

One has to wonder if the university will be setting up a safe space for conservatives on campus.

The College Fix reported:

Columbia U. conservatives’ horror stories: Threatened, bullied, censored

It’s not easy being a conservative student at Columbia University. In fact, it’s downright hostile, if interviews from a student and recent alum of...

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British Prime Minister Speaks Out Against University Safe Spaces

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The debate over free speech in higher education vs. coddling and safe spaces isn’t only happening in the United States.

The Independent reports:

British Prime Minister Theresa May hits out at ‘safe spaces’

The Prime Minister has hit out at “safe spaces” at universities, arguing that they stifle freedom of speech – and could...

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House Democrats Push for Gun Control Vote… Again

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:30am 9/15/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the House Democrats’ big gun control sit-in back in June. They’ve now moved on to phase two of their gun control campaign, demanding a vote.

NBC News reports:

House Democrats Renew Push for Gun Control Votes

House Democrats made a renewed push for votes on gun control measures on Wednesday —...

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University of Chicago Student Defends Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00am 9/15/2016 at 8:00am

A senior at the University of Chicago is unhappy about the school’s position on trigger warnings and safe spaces.

Naturally, the New York Times gave her a place to defend them:

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Free Speech, Too

I didn’t get the University of Chicago welcome letter that made the rounds on the...

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VIDEO: Columbia Student Cries Over Trump Chalking on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:45pm 9/14/2016 at 7:45pm
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We covered the great campus Chalkening back in April.

Now James O’Keefe has used this to make a Columbia student cry.

The Daily Caller reported:

EXCLUSIVE: Ivy League Student Brought To Tears By Trump Chalking [VIDEO]

Conservative activist James O’Keefe visited Columbia University’s campus in late August and brought a student to tears by showing...

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Brown University to Expand Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/14/2016 at 1:30pm

Brown isn’t the first university to do this and it certainly won’t be the last. With all the talk about American college students struggling to pay for school, shouldn’t they be the first priority?

The Providence Journal reports:

Brown University to expand financial aid options for undocumented students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University is...

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National Anthem Protests Enter College Athletics

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Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem is now being mimicked by some college athletes.

Who says the left has a hive mind?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Taking a Stand by Refusing to Stand

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Yale SJW Student to Professor: “I want your job to be taken from you.”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00am 9/14/2016 at 7:00am
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Last fall at Yale University, an administrator and professor named Nicholas Christakis, Master of Silliman College at Yale was confronted by a mob of angry students over a nontroversy regarding Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation. Christakis and his wife, who also worked at the school, ultimately resigned over this.

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Posters Marking Remembrance of 9/11 Vandalized at U. Florida

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:30pm 9/13/2016 at 6:30pm

Earlier this week, we reported on a similar incident at Occidental College. Do these students have any idea how offensive their behavior is to most Americans?

Campus Reform reports:

9/11 posters vandalized at Florida

Posters memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 2001 were vandalized by University of Florida students on Friday afternoon.

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9/11 Memorial Vandalized at Occidental College

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:45pm 9/13/2016 at 2:45pm
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It’s astounding that something as simple as remembering an attack on America, the biggest one since Pearl Harbor, has become a problem for some people on college campuses.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Outrage, questions after 9/11 memorial vandalized at Occidental College

Nearly 3,000 flags planted around Occidental College to remember...

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Native American Students Protest ‘Colonial Imagery’ at U. New Mexico

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/13/2016 at 1:00pm
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Are you beginning to get the sense that college students are just looking for things to protest?

Hyperallergic reports:

Native American Students Fight to Remove Col...

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Talking Points: Hillary Tried to “Power Through” Illness

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:30am 9/13/2016 at 11:30am
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In the same way that Democrats and the media kept Hillary’s health out of the news until it could no longer be ignored, they’re now working together on the explanation.

Clearly, someone sent out a memo which suggested the words “power through” should be used in every response.

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