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University of Washington Cancels In-Person Classes Until End of Quarter Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/7/2020 at 1:30pm

The school is going internet based through March 20th. It is the first school to do this.

The Hill reports:

University of Washington switches to virtual classes after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

The University of Washington has just become the first large U.S. university to end in-person classes and exams for the...

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Hiring Freeze Enacted at Portland State University Amid Falling Enrollment

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:30am 3/7/2020 at 11:30am

The school is also dipping into reserve funding. Sounds serious.

KGW8 News reports:

Portland State University enacts hiring freeze amid falling enrollment

In a letter sent to students and staff Thursday, Portland State University Interim President Stephen Percy announced the school will immediately enact a hiring freeze and will spend $12 million of its...

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Only Bernie and Biden, No Tulsi, at Next Dem Debate Under DNC’s New Qualification Rules

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00am 3/7/2020 at 10:00am
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After Super Tuesday, Tulsi Gabbard appeared to qualify for the next Democratic debate in Phoenix, Arizona. Unsurprisingly, the DNC changed the rules to keep her out of it. Now the event will feature only Sanders and Biden.

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Poll Finds Many Democrat and Republican College Students View Each Other as ‘Evil’

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30am 3/7/2020 at 9:30am

This is a sentiment that exists among many people in the general public as well.

The College Fix reports:

Many Democratic and Republican college students think of each other as ‘evil’: poll

It’s one thing not to like members of the opposite political party, but it’s quite another to think they’re malicious and diabolical....

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Look for the Union Label Week in Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00am 3/7/2020 at 8:00am
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Has higher education been improved by the introduction of unionization for grad student teachers? Now is a good time to ask this question.

Meanwhile, the antics at...

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Mark Robinson of “I’m the Majority” Fame Wins GOP Nomination for Lt. Governor in North Carolina

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2020 at 3:00pm 3/6/2020 at 3:00pm
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Mark Robinson became a sensation when a video of him defending the rights of law-abiding gun owners at the Greensboro, North Carolina city council meeting went viral in 2018.

He just won the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in the state.

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Dartmouth Employee Suspected of Having Coronavirus Allegedly Attended Mixer With Students

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/6/2020 at 12:00pm

The school claims this employee was told to go home and stay there.

MSN reports:

Told to Stay Home, Suspected Coronavirus Patient Attended Event With Dartmouth Students

When an employee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire showed signs of possible coronavirus last week, a medical worker who had examined him...

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Student Protesters at Syracuse University Release Laundry List of Demands

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00am 3/6/2020 at 10:00am
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I am not exaggerating when I call this a laundry list. There are thirty-four specific demands. I can’t include them all here, but I’ll cite a few for your enjoyment.

From Syracuse.com:

3. Mandatory diversity training

From the demands: “Institute a clause in new faculty and staff contracts that requires mandatory diversity training, as...

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New Art Course at Iowa State University to Emphasize ‘Critical Whiteness’

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00am 3/6/2020 at 8:00am

This is another example of the subject of study being eclipsed by left-wing ‘woke’ politics.

The College Fix reports:

New Iowa State University art course to emphasize ‘critical whiteness’

A new one-credit art course at Iowa State University will “talk about white privilege” and “emphasize critical whiteness.”

“Diversity in Art,” taught by Women’s and Gender...

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VIDEO: Penn State Students Hold Candlelight Vigil After Closure of Local Taco Bell

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/5/2020 at 12:00pm
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This sounds like something out of The Onion, but it’s completely real.

The Insider reports:

Around 100 college students held a candlelight vigil at Taco Bell after it suddenly closed down

With the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” on their lips, and flickering candles warming their fingertips, Penn State students said goodbye to something they...

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Non-Tenured Faculty at Syracuse U. Getting Diversity Training to Appease Student Activists

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00am 3/5/2020 at 10:00am

Do student activists run Syracuse University? It’s starting to look that way.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse forces non-tenured faculty to take diversity training to appease student activists

Syracuse University administrators have steadily given in to student activist demands after months of protests sparked by possible hoax incidents involving racial graffiti and a “white...

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Survey Finds One Percent of Faculty Members at Harvard Identify as Conservative

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00am 3/5/2020 at 8:00am

These numbers seem to indicate a lack of intellectual diversity.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Harvard newspaper survey finds 1% of faculty members identify as conservative

A recent survey by the Harvard Crimson found that conservatives make up just over 1% of the school’s faculty.

Harvard University’s student newspaper published the survey results on Tuesday of...

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Did Tulsi Gabbard Just Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate?

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 4:00pm 3/4/2020 at 4:00pm
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) picked up a delegate in American Samoa on Super Tuesday. This technically qualifies her to participate in the next Democratic debate in Phoenix. Arizona on March 15th.

Will the DNC allow her to participate?

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Petition Launched to Temporarily Close University of Washington Over Coronavirus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:30pm 3/4/2020 at 12:30pm

This isn’t surprising, considering Washington state has reported deaths due to the disease.

The Daily reports:

Petition to close campus amid coronavirus draws over 13,000 signatures

A petition among students to close campus amid a rise in local novel coronavirus cases has drawn over 5,000 signatures in about three hours Sunday night after getting...

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Stanford Law Students Stage Walkout During Discussion on Legality of DACA

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00am 3/4/2020 at 10:00am

The speaker said he would discuss “both sides for and against DACA.”

Campus Reform reports:

Law students storm out of ‘purely legalistic’ DACA discussion

Stanford University law students, upset about a “morally affronting” discussion of the arguments for and against the legality of DACA, staged a walkout of the event in protest.

On Feb. 10,...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Embarrassing Massachusetts Loss Exposes Her Fawning Media Fans

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/elizabeth-warren-fight-to-defeat-trump.html
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:30am 3/4/2020 at 8:30am
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As we commemorate Elizabeth Warren’s Super Tuesday loss in Massachusetts, it’s important to note that she not only lost the state she represents in the United States Senate, she came in third.

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College Democrats at U. Tampa Condemn Presence of Border Patrol on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:00am 3/4/2020 at 8:00am

The Border Patrol apparently has a recruiting table at the school.

The College Fix reports:

College Democrats ‘publicly condemn’ presence of federal border patrol agents on campus

College Democrats at the University of Tampa have “publicly condemn[ed]” United States Customs and Border Protection agents for holding a recruiting table on campus, sparking a social...

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