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Some Profs Worry Online Teaching Content Will be Shared With ‘Right Wing Sites’

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10:00am 3/20/2020 at 10:00am

Area blogger sits and waits patiently.

Campus Reform reports:

Professors worried students will share lectures with ‘right wing sites’

Professors across the country are taking to social media to express...

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Former Democrat Campaign Staffers Struggle to Find Work During Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00am 3/20/2020 at 9:00am
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In a case of unfortunate timing, many of the Democrats running for president ended their campaigns just before the Coronavirus crisis hit.

Now many of the former campaign staffers are looking for jobs as life has come to a standstill.

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Protesters at Syracuse University Finally End Occupation

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00am 3/20/2020 at 8:00am

It only took a worldwide pandemic and national emergency for this to finally end.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse protesters end occupation of administrative building, will meet with administrators

Student activists have ended their “occupation” of a campus administrative building at Syracuse University roughly a month...

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Marvel Comics Introducing Social Justice Warrior Heroes With Names Like ‘Safespace’ and ‘Snowflake’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm 3/19/2020 at 4:00pm
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I wish I could say this is a parody, folks, but it’s not.

Marvel Comics is introducing a team of superheroes based on social justice warrior culture, and they are not making fun of it. They’re celebrating it.

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College Admissions Officers Begin Worrying About Enrollment Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/19/2020 at 12:00pm

Is it possible that there are schools that won’t survive this crisis? It’s not a stupid question.

Scott Jaschik writes at Inside Higher Ed:

Admissions Fears

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Princeton Students Petition for Changing Grading System to Pass/Fail for Spring 2020

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:00am 3/19/2020 at 10:00am

Normally, I would disagree with this. But given the drastic changes in such a short period of time, these students may have a point.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League students demand laxed grading system to alleviate ‘stress’

Students at Princeton University are c...

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Protesters at Syracuse University Continuing Occupation Despite Campus Evacuation

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:00am 3/19/2020 at 8:00am

This has been going on for months. I think it’s time to tell these kids that their little protest is over and now they have to go home for their own safety.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse U. race protesters...

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CNN’s Dana Bash Praises Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus: “Kind Of Leader That People Need”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:00pm 3/18/2020 at 4:00pm
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CNN’s Dana Bash did the unthinkable this week by praising Trump over his handling of the Coronavirus. Since Trump’s election, bias in our media has been especially awful, notably so at CNN.

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15 People at Duke University Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:00am 3/18/2020 at 11:00am

These folks were part of an overseas travel group.

FOX 46 reports:

15 people test positive for COVID-19 from Duke University

Fifteen members of the Duke community have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19, school officials announced Tuesday.

These 15 people are in addition to four other members who were diagnosed with coronavirus in another country...

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Young America’s Foundation Cancels Programs Through April Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9:30am 3/18/2020 at 9:30am

This is the way things are going all over. Things that don’t get canceled or postponed will become the exception.

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative group announces ‘difficult decision’ amid coronavirus fears

The conservative nonprofit Young America’s Foundation announced the cancellation of all of its events through April...

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Op-Ed: Coronavirus Could Pop the Higher Education Bubble

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:00am 3/18/2020 at 8:00am

I have been wondering about this very thing. Christian Schneider of the College Fix is on to something here:

How COVID-19 may be the needle that completely pops the higher education bubble

To promote social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across America have sent students home and are conducting classes...

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Indoors With These Classic Irish Tunes

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm 3/17/2020 at 1:00pm
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Your local pub may be closed, and you may be self-quarantining, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve compiled some Irish music videos below to get us started.

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Widespread Vandalism Reported at Middlebury College Ahead of Campus Closure

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/17/2020 at 12:00pm

Middlebury College is closing its campus due to Coronavirus, like so many other schools. Some students are not responding well to this news.

The Middlebury Campus reports:

Vandalism spikes as students prepare to leave campus

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Resident Assistants at U. Chicago Claim School Laid Them Off Without Telling Them

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:00am 3/17/2020 at 10:00am

It is starting to look like there is going to be a lot of legal fallout from the sudden closure of so many schools.

The College Fix reports:

University of Chicago lays off resident assistants without telling them

Some workers whose jobs are tied to physical places are still getting paid during the coronavirus...

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Joe Biden Embraces Plan for ‘Free’ Tuition at Public Universities

https://www.wcvb.com/article/think-i-ll-win-nomination-biden-explains-early-nh-departure/30875261
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00am 3/17/2020 at 8:00am
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This has become an issue every Democrat must embrace now to remain viable. Joe is obviously trying to court Bernie Sanders voters and other progressives.

CNN reports:

Biden backs free public university tuition in olive branch to progressives

Joe Biden is partially embracing progressives’ call for free public college tuition, backing a plan to...

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Colleges and Universities Canceling Commencement Ceremonies Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:30pm 3/16/2020 at 12:30pm

Are we essentially going to write-off the spring semester of 2020 at this point?

Campus Reform reports:

Colleges cancel commencement ceremonies amid coronavirus concerns

A growing number of colleges and universities across the country are canceling spring commencement ceremonies over coronavirus concerns.

At least eight schools — Berea College in Kentucky, Brigham Young University in...

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College Student Facing Felony Charges for Terrorism Over Joke Photo of AR-15 on Social Media

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:30am 3/16/2020 at 10:30am

Imagine finding yourself in this kind of trouble. What a crazy situation.

The College Fix reports:

College student facing felony charges of terrorism over joke AR-15 photograph

A college student from Lake Superior State University is facing terrorism charges for posting a picture to social media last fall in which he displayed his firearm...

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