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More Lawsuits Launched in Wake of College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/19/2019 at 2:00pm
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This is just the beginning. The ripple effect of this scandal is going to reach far and wide.

The College Fix reports:

Colleges linked to admissions scandal face mounting legal challenges from former applicants

Several lawsuits have been filed against universities engulfed in an admissions scandal, with parents and students claiming they were deprived...

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France’s EU Minister Names Cat Brexit ‘Because He Wants to Go Out,’ But ‘Stays Put’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/19/2019 at 12:00pm
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Troll level EXPERT. Nathalie Loiseau, France’s European Affairs Minister, named her cat Brexit because he appears to exhibit the same behavior that has roared through the UK parliament these past two years. From

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Bill Advances in Iowa to Ban Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00am 3/19/2019 at 10:00am

This needs to happen all over. Free speech zones are an insult to the idea of free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

Iowa is really close to banning free speech zones

An Iowa bill to eliminate free speech zones and prohibit universities from discriminating based on viewpoints is headed to the governor’s desk.

Specifically, Senate File...

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Balloon Popping Caused Active Shooter Scare at University of Michigan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:00am 3/19/2019 at 8:00am

It’s sad that people are so on edge that this could happen.

WTKR News reported:

Balloon popping caused active shooter alert on college campus

Several law enforcement agencies responded to reports of an active shooter at the University of Michigan main campus in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

Students in Mason Hall talked of running for...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ignores Student Demands to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/18/2019 at 2:00pm

It takes astounding arrogance for students to believe they have a say in how a school invests capital.

Campus Reform reports:

UIUC shrugs shoulders at fossil fuel divestment demand

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has stated that it has no plans to divest from fossil fuels after students approved in early March a...

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Progressive Students at U. Michigan Protest Ben Shapiro Appearance by Holding Teach-In

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/18/2019 at 12:00pm
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This seems silly, but at least it’s a better alternative to shouting a speaker down.

The College Fix reports:

U. Michigan students offended by Ben Shapiro appearance respond with a ‘teach-in’

University of Michigan students affiliated with progressive organizations held a teach-in Tuesday evening in response to an appearance by conservative pundit Ben Shapiro.

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Sanders: I Will Do a Better Job ‘Explaining What We Mean by Socialism – Democratic Socialism’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:00am 3/18/2019 at 10:00am
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an interview that he will do a better job explaining what people mean when they talk about socialism…democratic socialism.

Because adding “democratic” somehow makes socialism better? From

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Campus Carry Bill Defeated in West Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:00am 3/18/2019 at 8:00am

Conservatives in West Virginia need to take a close look at the Republicans who sided with Democrats.

The State Journal reports:

Campus Carry defeat welcomed by WV colleges, universities

Students and administrators at West Virginia’s colleges have praised the defeat of House Bill 2519, — also known as the Campus Self-Defense Act or “Campus...

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Grad Employee Union at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Petitions to Remove Job Postings for ICE, DHS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/17/2019 at 1:30pm

Grad students who want to unionize always claim it’s about pay. Then something like this happens which shows it’s also about politics and power.

Campus Reform reports:

Grad employees get cold feet over ICE

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), a public sector labor union representing graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...

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U. Tennessee Announces Free Tuition for Low Income Students

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:30am 3/17/2019 at 11:30am

Free tuition is a misleading term. Shouldn’t it really be called taxpayer-funded tuition?

The Hill reports:

University of Tennessee announces free tuition for lower-income students

The University of Tennessee will begin providing free tuition to students from low-income families, the school’s president announced Thursday.

The Associated Press reported the university’s interim president Randy Boyd as...

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College Council at SUNY New Paltz Votes to Rename Dorms Over Slavery Ties

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 9:30am 3/17/2019 at 9:30am

Erasing history in this way is more about power than anything else. The term “Year Zero” comes to mind.

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Mother Allegedly Involved in College Admissions Scandal Hosted Gillibrand Fundraiser Last Week

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/16/2019 at 1:30pm
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Will the mainstream media ask Gillibrand to comment on this? You know they would if she was a Republican.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Mom ensnared in college admissions scam hosted Gillibrand fundraiser last week

Here’s a political endorsement Dems don’t want. Alleged college scammer Jane Buckingham — the marketing CEO accused...

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Former University Diversity Officer Accused of Giving Her Husband Fellowship Worth $50K

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:30am 3/16/2019 at 11:30am

This is a perfect example of why we don’t need countless new bureaucrats in higher education. It gets harder and harder to track corruption.

Campus Reform reports:

CORRUPT: Ex-diversity officer smacked with massive FINE after giving husb...

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Students File Class-Action Lawsuit Over College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 9:30am 3/16/2019 at 9:30am
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This scandal is going to be so bad for higher education. We’re only at the beginning, and I fear it’s going to get so much worse.

USA Today reports:

2 Stanford students file first class-action suit in largest college admissions scam

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Australia’s Cardinal George Pell sentenced to 6 years for molesting two choirboys

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:45pm 3/15/2019 at 5:45pm
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George Pell, an Australian cardinal who was once the third-highest ranking Vatican official, was sentenced to six years in prison for molesting 2 choirboys in 1996.

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Graduate English Program at CUNY Seeks to Combat the Problem of Whiteness

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/15/2019 at 12:00pm

There is no other identity group or race for which this sort of talk would be considered acceptable.

Campus Reform reports:

CUNY: ‘Whiteness continues to be a crucial problem in our English department’

The Graduate English Center at the City University of New York is set to host an event on March 22, titled,...

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Elizabeth Warren Has ‘Zero’ Sympathy for Parents Caught in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:00am 3/15/2019 at 10:00am
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She also has zero self-awareness. How did she not see how this would come off to most people?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Warren Shames Parents Involved in College Admissions Process Scam

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Wednesday she had no sympathy for the parents charged in the massive college admissions scam to...

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