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Author’s criticism of woman conforming to religious dress codes leads to censorship by Columbia U. Radio

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Posted by    Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00am 10/23/2016 at 8:00am

If you read the story below, something doesn’t add up. At one point it says the author cancelled the appearance but then it says a student producer cancelled it. Either way, the reason won’t surprise you.

From the National Coalition Against Censorship (emphasis added):

After Censorship Request, Author Cancels Reading on Columbia...

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RIP – Comedian Kevin Meaney Dies at 60

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Posted by    Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00am 10/23/2016 at 7:00am
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Anyone who enjoyed stand-up comedy in the 80’s and 90’s will certainly remember Kevin Meaney whose routine usually revolved around his parents protesting his jokes by saying “that’s not right” and warning him “we’ll lose the house.”

Meaney passed away Saturday at the age of 60. At the time of this writing,...

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U. Michigan Hosts Racially Segregated ‘Diversity Town Halls’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:25pm 10/22/2016 at 7:25pm

It’s almost like the people who are pushing the higher education diversity agenda don’t know what diversity really means. Almost.

Heat Street reports:

University of Michigan Hosts ‘Diversity Town Halls’ … That Are Racially Segregated

Three weeks ago, the University of Michigan discovered racist fliers posted around campus. One listed reasons “why white women...

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Group Releases Report Saying There’s No Free Speech Crisis on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 10/22/2016 at 12:30pm

The report was put out by a writers’ advocacy group called PEN America. I’m guessing the writers of the report haven’t spent much time on college campuses lately.

The College Fix reports:

New report says there’s no free speech ‘crisis’ on campus, gets Yale Halloween ‘really wrong’

PEN America, part of the writers’ advocacy...

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Pronoun Wars Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 9:00am 10/22/2016 at 9:00am
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A professor at the University of Toronto has decided not to use genderless pronouns. That’s a big problem for some people on campus.

Some people just can’t handle free speech.

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Posters for Christina Hoff Sommers Appearance at Columbia Torn Down

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Posted by    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00am 10/22/2016 at 8:00am
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We’ve seen this happen at other schools so it would be no surprise if this was happening at Barnard College at Columbia University in New York, too. Toni Airaksinen, a Barnard student, documented the poster destruction in her Twitter feed.

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Dr. Ezekiel ‘Death Panel’ Emanuel: Bill Clinton Has a Point About Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30am 10/22/2016 at 7:30am
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Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel ‘Death Panel’ Emanuel is back. This guy has an amazing ability to blame all the problems of Obamacare on everyone but the party which passed it and the president it’s named for.

He also agrees with some of Bill Clinton’s recent remarks on the law.

The Washington Free...

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Writer of False Rolling Stone Story About Gang Rape at UVA Admits ‘Errors’

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Posted by    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1:14pm 10/21/2016 at 1:14pm

The defamation case associated with the now famous story has gone to trial and the writer took the stand.

FOX News reports:

Rolling Stone reporter admits errors in retracted gang rape story

The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia on Thursday acknowledged Thursday...

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Student Wears Trump Hat at Rutgers, Gets Treated Exactly As You’d Expect

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Posted by    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30am 10/21/2016 at 10:30am

This student knew what he was getting into and did this partly as an experiment. He wrote about the experience at The Tab:

I wore a Trump hat around Rutgers for a week

When I bought my Trump hat to campus over the summer, I knew it was controversial to wear it in...

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Tufts Student Treated Horribly by Classmates for Launching Free Speech Campaign

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Posted by    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9:00am 10/21/2016 at 9:00am

It’s amazing that a student could be harassed by others for something as simple as promoting free speech.

The College Fix reports:

Student attacked by enraged peers upset at his ‘racist white cis male’ free speech campaign

A Tufts University sophomore who recently proposed a sweeping free speech resolution to the campus community has...

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SUNY Prof With Reliable Election Model Predicts 87% Chance of Trump Win

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Posted by    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00am 10/21/2016 at 7:00am
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Helmut Norpoth, a professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, has developed a model for predicting elections which, when applied, has correctly predicted every presidential election back to 1912 with one exception – the 1960 election.

He has been predicting a Trump win for months and he’s standing by...

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Ted Cruz Calls for Investigation of ‘Voter Fraud’ Operative Who Visited White House

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Posted by    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/20/2016 at 4:00pm
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In the wake of James O’Keefe’s latest bombshell videos, Democrat operative Bob Creamer left his position at Democracy Partners. Then it was revealed that Creamer had visited the White House hundreds of times.

Now Ted Cruz is calling for an investigation.

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Illinois Judge Uses Term ‘Cisgender’ in Ruling on Transgender Bathrooms

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Posted by    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/20/2016 at 12:00pm

This is a perfect example of how insane progressive concepts and words gain legitimacy. Two years ago most people had never even heard the word cisgender. Now a judge is using it in rulings.

Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air:

Illinois judge cites “cisgender” subjects in transgender bathroom ruling

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UMass Warns Students About ‘Cultural Appropriation’ in Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30am 10/20/2016 at 10:30am
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The left is Hell-bent on taking absolutely all the fun out of Halloween. Has it occurred to anyone on the left that someone might want to dress a certain way for Halloween as a celebration of a particular culture?

Campus Reform reports:

UMass creates cultural appropriation ‘threat meter’ for Halloween

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VIDEO: Oklahoma Teacher to students: “To be white is to be racist”

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Posted by    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:00am 10/20/2016 at 9:00am

To their credit, it was the students who blew the whistle on this teacher. Good for them!

The Right Scoop reports:

Teacher tells students “To be white is to be RACIST” — [VIDEO]

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Harvard Law Dean prevents student newspaper from publishing her interview

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/19/2016 at 12:00pm

This situation can be looked at from two angles. The Dean prevented publication of the interview but the students compromised themselves by agreeing to vague interview conditions.

From the Record:

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Dalhousie University Apologizes After Male Faculty Members Perform Striptease

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:30am 10/19/2016 at 10:30am

Dalhousie University in Canada has apologized to members of the school community after two male faculty members did a striptease… at a university function.

CTV News reports:

Dalhousie apologizes after male faculty members strip at university function

Dalhousie University is apologizing after two men performed a mock striptease at a university function.

Brian Leadbetter, Dalhousie’s...

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