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Survey Finds Disturbing Number of Students Believe Silencing Speech With Violence is Acceptable

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:00am 10/1/2020 at 10:00am

The students who agree with this should now be asked if they believe the same applies to them, personally.

Campus Reform reports:

REPORT: Disturbing number of college students justify shutting down speech with violence

Nearly one in five U.S. college students said they approve of violence in response to speech on campus in at...

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College Music Department Pledges to Remove ‘Systemic Racism’ From Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:00am 10/1/2020 at 8:00am

In too many places, the progressive agenda is more important than the actual subject of study.

The College Fix reports:

College music department pledges to remove the ‘systemic racism’ from its curriculum

The music department of Meredith College has promised to tackle racism problems, accord...

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University That Hosted First Presidential Debate Offered Students Counseling and ‘Support Spaces’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:30pm 9/30/2020 at 12:30pm
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If you need counseling and support spaces for a political debate, do you really belong in college? Shouldn’t you be sitting in a quiet room somewhere?

Campus Reform reports:

University hosting presidential debate offers counseling to discuss ‘impact of recent national events’

Case Western Reserve University, which will host Tuesday’s presidential debate between President...

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Writer Apologizes for Saying America Needs College Football

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:30am 9/30/2020 at 10:30am

This is the lowest form of virtue signaling. Groveling for having an opinion the woke mob doesn’t like.

From Inside Higher Ed:

Why America Needs College Football — Part 2

It doesn’t. I was wrong. And even worse, I was uninformed, ignorant and harm inducing.

I recently led a piece in Inside Higher Ed titled...

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Staff of Student Newspaper Quits After Advisor Says Breonna Taylor Wasn’t Murdered

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 8:00am 9/30/2020 at 8:00am

The narrative of Black Lives Matter must not be questioned. This also shows that if the mob can’t cancel you, they’ll cancel themselves in protest.

The College Fix reports:

Student newspaper staff quit en masse after advisor reportedly said Breonna Taylor wasn’t murdered

Should journalism advisors try to stop their student newspapers from publishing...

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President of Wichita State Who Canceled Ivanka Trump Speech Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00pm 9/29/2020 at 12:00pm
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No clear reason has been given for the resignation, but some donors to the university were apparently very angry with his decision to cancel Ivanka.

FOX 4 in Kansas reports:

Wichita State president who canceled...

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Grad Students at UNC Demand Redistribution of Administrator Salaries

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10:00am 9/29/2020 at 10:00am

This is where higher education has been heading for over a decade now. Is anyone surprised?

Campus Reform reports:

UNC grad students call for administrators’ salaries to be ‘redistributed’

The University of North Carolina’s “Anti-R...

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Princeton Trying to Walk Back Self-Accused Racism Following Federal Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 8:00am 9/29/2020 at 8:00am
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We covered the investigation in an earlier post. It’s funny to watch the school’s attempt to backtrack on this.

The College Fix reports:

In wake of Ed Dept. probe, Princeton denies it’s racist after it said it’s racist

Have you heard about the emerging claim among progressive scholars that 2+2 can equal 5?

That’s the...

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Reduced Classroom Time Due to Coronavirus is Driving Students to Demand Tuition Cuts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2020 at 12:00pm 9/28/2020 at 12:00pm

Students and parents should have been demanding tuition cuts before now. The price of college is completely out of control.

Reuters reports:

With classroom time reduced, U.S. college students demand tuition cuts

Full-time students at Chicago’s Columbia College spend $14,000 a year for professional, hands-on training in dance, film and music that the school...

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Delaware State University Disputes Biden Claim That He ‘Got Started’ There

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:00am 9/28/2020 at 10:00am
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This is the type of thing that the media can very easily confirm with a fact check. Will they?

The New York Post reports:

Delaware State University denies Biden was a student after claim he ‘got started’...

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Required Course at College in Idaho Makes Students List Examples of White and Male Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2020 at 8:00am 9/28/2020 at 8:00am

This has nothing to do with the pursuit of knowledge or scholarship, it’s just about advancing the progressive agenda.

The College Fix reports:

Mandatory class at Idaho college tells students to list examples of white and male privilege

A required course at an Idaho community college instructs students to identify privileges specific to men,...

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Board of Trustees at Duke U. Endorses Efforts to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:30am 9/27/2020 at 11:30am

For so many American colleges and universities, this is seen as the most important item on their agenda.

Duke Today reports:

Trustees Address University Efforts on Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

The Duke University Board of Trustees endorsed the university’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in a wide-ranging series of sessions and...

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Yale Prof Suggests American Democracy Was Founded on Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 9:30am 9/27/2020 at 9:30am

Is anyone else exhausted with the left’s constant framing of America’s foundation as racist?

Campus Reform reports:

Yale prof claims American democracy was founded on racism

Yale University Professor Mathew Jacobson led...

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UCLA Prof Partners With Progressive Group for ‘Non-Partisan’ Voter Registration Drive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:30pm 9/26/2020 at 1:30pm

What do you think the reaction would be if a large group of students who registered to vote through this project told them that they’re planning to vote for Trump?

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA prof’s ‘non-partisan’ voter registration org partners with leftist activist group

In honor of 100 years of women’s suffrage, a UCLA...

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University of Rhode Island Votes to Cancel Spring Break in 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:30am 9/26/2020 at 11:30am

College life sure sounds fun this year, doesn’t it? Is it any wonder why so many people elected to take a gap year?

WJAR News reports:

University of Rhode Island votes to eliminate spring break 2021

The University of Rhode Island...

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Theater Students at Ithaca College Threaten to Out ‘White Supremacist’ Faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 9:30am 9/26/2020 at 9:30am

As someone who studied theater in college, I really don’t understand this at all. It sounds like these students have been radicalized and have completely forgotten why they’re even in college.

The College Fix reports:

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University of Delaware Begins Laying Off Staff in Face of $250 Million Deficit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:00pm 9/25/2020 at 12:00pm

You would think someone in the media might want to ask Joe Biden how the school came to this point. Shouldn’t he know?

WDEL News reports:

Facing $250M deficit, University of Delaware turns to layoffs, furloughs

The University of Delaware will layoff staff in multiple departments and furlough all staff due to the ongoing...

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