Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 7)
 

Jailed for Speech Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00am 10/26/2019 at 8:00am

So we have now come to the point where people can be jailed for saying bad words.

While so many other things go unpunished.

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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten to Curb Free Speech

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/25/2019 at 12:00pm

This is shocking and depressing news. Why would anyone want to give their freedoms away?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Poll: Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten

A majority of Americans believe the First Amendment should be rewritten and are willing...

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Student Protesters at Duke U. Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Speech

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00am 10/25/2019 at 10:00am

At least in this case, the protesters were removed pretty quickly. It’s still a sickening situation, though.

The Jewish Journal reports:

Protesters Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Duke Speech

A group of around 20 student protesters disrupted former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Oct. 23 speech at Duke University.

The Duke Chronicle reports that the...

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University in UK Adopting Use of ‘Jazz Hands’ Because Traditional Clapping is Triggering

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00am 10/25/2019 at 8:00am

This is a good reminder that madness in higher education isn’t limited to the United States.

Campus Reform reports:

British univ. decides CLAPPING isn’t inclusive enough

A student newspaper at Oxford University in the United Kingdom is reporting that the school’s student council will encourage the use of “jazz hands,” the British Sign Language...

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The True Story of How I Met “The Amityville Horror” Investigators

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00am 10/25/2019 at 7:00am
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In case you haven’t heard of Ed and Lorraine Warren, they became America’s most famous ghost hunters and demonologists following their involvement in the investigation of the 1970s haunting known as “The Amityville Horror,” which became the basis of a sensational book and movie.

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Republican Lawmaker Criticizes ‘Social Justice Agenda’ in Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/24/2019 at 12:00pm

Rep. Barbara Ehardt said this during a forum on diversity. That took guts.

Idaho Ed News reports:

Boise State Diversity Forum: GOP Lawmaker Says Social Justice Agenda Has Run Amok

More than 300 people crowded into Boise State University’s student union building Tuesday night to hear a bipartisan panel of lawmakers speak to diversity...

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Harvard Crimson Faces Campus Backlash for Asking ICE to Comment on a Story

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:00am 10/24/2019 at 11:00am
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In September, students at Harvard held a protest against ICE. The student newspaper The Harvard Crimson covered the protest and as part of their story, asked ICE for comment.

Now the campus left has focused their outrage on the paper.

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CEO from California Sentenced to Three Weeks in Prison Over College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00am 10/24/2019 at 10:00am

Three weeks in jail? The penalties in this scandal have been pretty light so far.

CBS News reports:

CEO sentenced to 3 weeks in college admissions scandal

Jane Buckingham, a marketing CEO in California, was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison and a year of supervised release as part of the college cheating...

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President of Michigan State Apologizes for Border Patrol Classroom Presentation

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00am 10/24/2019 at 8:00am

The presentation reportedly made the campus feel unsafe. Are these people adults?

The College Fix reports:

Michigan State president apologizes for U.S. border patrol cl...

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Rutgers University Students Place Dead Lobster in Tree and Make ‘Pilgrimages’ to it

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/23/2019 at 12:00pm

This sounds like something out of a Monty Python sketch but it’s completely real.

People reports:

Rutgers University Students Put Dead Dining Hall Lobster in Tree, Jokingly Make ‘Pilgrimages’ to It

What seemingly started as a prank by Rutgers University students has turned into a school-wide meme.

Each September, the university’s dining halls host a...

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Student Govt. at UMass Amherst Declares Climate Emergency, Wants School to do Same

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00am 10/23/2019 at 10:00am

Voting for a declaration like this doesn’t really do anything, does it? It’s just an exercise in virtue signalling.

Campus Reform reports:

UMass student gov declares ‘climate emergency’…but some say they’re just blowing smoke

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution declaring a “climate emergency” during one of its...

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Conservative Asian-American Student at U. Michigan Called ‘White Supremacist’ in Fliers on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8:00am 10/23/2019 at 8:00am

This student is a Trump supporter, so people are trying to shame her into shutting up. It’s despicable.

The College Fix reports:

Fliers single out Asian-American conservative activist at University...

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Word Crime: Two UConn Students Arrested For Saying Racial Slurs

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00am 10/23/2019 at 7:00am

Two students from the University of Connecticut are currently under arrest because they used racial slurs. That may be tasteless and inappropriate, but at the end of the day, they’re just words.

These students were arrested for saying words.

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Faculty at Purdue University Fights Effort to Bring Chick-fil-A to Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/22/2019 at 12:00pm

The left’s obsession with Chick-fil-A is ridiculous. And these are faculty members, not students.

The Journal and Courier reports:

Purdue faculty fights back against university’s support for Chick-fil-A on campus

Not happy that Chick-fil-A was coming to the West Lafayette campus – and even less pleased with the impression that Purdue’s administration ignored their...

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Increases Aid for DACA Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00am 10/22/2019 at 10:00am
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It seems like almost everything Newsom does is out of the progressive playbook. Doesn’t California have more pressing issues than this?

Campus Reform reports:

Calif. gov. gives more aid to DACA students

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill in...

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Student Govt. at Texas State Says ‘Coming Out as Conservative’ Event is Homophobic

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:00am 10/22/2019 at 8:00am

It’s not uncommon for people who are gay and conservative to say that it was easier for them to come out as gay than conservative.

The College Fix reports:

Texas State U. student government labels ‘come...

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Extinction Rebellion is Swiftly Turning Public Opinion Against Themselves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOW9gLHLyKI&t=33s
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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00am 10/22/2019 at 7:00am
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Extinction Rebellion is the left wing climate change activism group that was recently confronted by an angry crowd of London commuters. The public is quickly losing patience with them and it has as much to do with their annoying tactics as it does with their cult-like behavior.

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