Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 50)
 

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

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00am 3/12/2020 at 10:00am
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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...

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

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00am 3/12/2020 at 8:00am
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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....

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

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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...

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

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00am 3/11/2020 at 10:00am
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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.

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Leftists at U. Maryland Protest LGBT Talk by Conservative: “Rhetoric That Gets Us Killed”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00am 3/11/2020 at 8:00am

Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire is a conservative and a Catholic who takes his faith seriously. Reaction to his talk is a little over the top.

The College Fix reports:

Leftists protest conservative’s talk on LGBTQ issues: ‘rhetoric that gets us KILLED’

Activists at the University of Maryland are sounding an alarm of...

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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Carving ‘White Pride’ Into Sidewalk in Front of Tennessee Business

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00am 3/11/2020 at 7:00am
https://wcyb.com/news/local/jcpd-woman-arrested-for-carving-white-pride-into-sidewalk-at-jc-business

Law enforcement in Johnson City, Tennessee, responded this week to a possible hate crime. Someone carved the words ‘white pride’ into the sidewalk in front of a black-owned gym. Ultimately, a suspect was arrested.

Oddly enough, the person who was arrested is a woman of color.

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VIDEO: Northwestern Protesters Block Street After School Refuses to Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/10/2020 at 12:00pm
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Blocking streets will not win support for your cause. Why do people do this?

Campus Reform reports:

Northwestern climate protesters shut down roadway after being told no

Climate activists at Northwestern University shut down a major roadway Friday after finding out that the school would not be going through with a fossil fuel divestment...

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Amherst College Cancels Classes for Remainder of Spring Semester Over Coronavirus

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

This is amazing. Amherst is not only going to remote, internet based classes, they are sending the students home.

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Columbia University President Condemns Anti-Semitism in Statement Ahead of BDS Vote

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00am 3/10/2020 at 8:00am

Kudos to President Bollinger for making this statement. We need more leaders in higher education to do the same.

From the Columbia website:

President Bollinger Condemns Anti-Semitism in a Statement Before the Senate Plenary

I want to speak about a difficult matter—about a concern I have regarding the risk of a rising anti-Semitism on...

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