Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 5)
 

Cornell Coronavirus Plea to Students: Stop Partying!

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am 3/16/2020 at 8:00am
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Many students are probably just dumbfounded by the suddenness of all the closures.

From the Cornell Daily Sun:

While Some Cornellians Self-Quarantine, Others Pack Parties in Response to Campus Shutdown

It’s a tale of two Cornells: There are parties, bars and profane bedsheets; but also panic, hasty departures and those self-quarantining after studying abroad....

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Harvard and MIT Students Protest Closure of Campus and Dorms Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/15/2020 at 1:30pm

There are some situations that just won’t be solved by protests. This is one of them.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard, MIT students & faculty defiant amid colleges’ coronavirus commands

With colleges and universities closing across the country due to coronavirus concerns, students and faculty at some campuses have held protests over decisions affecting...

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Elon Musk: “Colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:30am 3/15/2020 at 11:30am

Musk makes a great point here about the value of higher education.

CNBC reports:

Elon Musk says college is ‘for fun’ and not for learning, echoing PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

In 2011, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel began paying college kids to drop out of school to develop a start-up. Elon Musk, who led the...

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‘Never Biden’ Movement Growing Among Bernie Supporters

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10:00am 3/15/2020 at 10:00am
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In the 2016 election, a significant number of Bernie Sanders supporters either stayed home, voted for Jill Stein, or even voted for Trump. They didn’t like Hillary Clinton, and they felt betrayed by the Democratic party.

Something similar is already taking shape in the 2020 election.

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Students Demanding Refunds After Campus Closures Will Seriously Hurt Some Schools

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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...

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Inside the Mind of Biden Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 8:00am 3/15/2020 at 8:00am
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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.

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00am 3/14/2020 at 10:00am
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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...

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Free Speech Advocacy Group Reaches Settlement With Iowa State

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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...

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Closing Down Campus Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00am 3/14/2020 at 8:00am
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Coronavirus has caused many schools to take the unusual step of sending everyone home.

It hasn’t gone smoothly in some places.

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

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm 3/13/2020 at 1:00pm
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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.

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Brown University Now Sending Students Home Due to Coronavirus

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00pm 3/12/2020 at 7:00pm
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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.”

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

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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...

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