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Pete Buttigieg Embraces the Idea of Student Loan Debt Cancellation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/16/2019 at 12:00pm
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Pete Buttigieg has stagnated in the polls and the media isn’t paying as much attention to him as they did a few months ago. This is an attempt to stay relevant.

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U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Gender and Women’s Studies Dept. Shares ‘ICE Raid Toolkit’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:00am 7/16/2019 at 10:00am

This is further proof that the gender studies departments of many universities tend to attract the most radical of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

Public university shares “Toolkit” to combat ‘Trump’s deportation machinery’

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s Gender and Women’s Studies department advertised an “ICE Raid Toolkit” meant to aid illegal immigrants in...

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Poll Finds Socialism is Popular Among Philosophy Majors

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:00am 7/16/2019 at 8:00am

This isn’t surprising. It’s hard to find an honest job as a philosopher.

Newsweek reports:

Almost 80 Percent of Philosophy Majors Favor Socialism, Poll Finds

verall, socialism isn’t winning over the majority...

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VIDEO: Doing Stand-Up Comedy on a Liberal College Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/15/2019 at 12:00pm
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This video was made in 2015, but I recently saw it for the first time on Twitter. The subject matter is still as relevant today as it was then, and it’s pretty funny.

Over the years, we’ve highlighted the fact that many college campuses can no longer handle comedy, because social justice...

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Scholars Publish Book Warning of Consequences of Transgender Ideology

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00am 7/15/2019 at 10:00am

Putting out a book like this takes serious guts. It’ll likely be attacked as hate speech, even though it’s based in common sense.

The College Fix reports:

Scholars’ new book questions transgender ideology

A new book from a group of academics offers a “dramatic intervention” into the prevailing narrative surrounding transgenderism.

In “Inventing Transgender Children...

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St. Bonaventure University Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit from Wiccan Professor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:00am 7/15/2019 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we ran last month. It’s an interesting case.

The Olean Times Herald reports:

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Student Attacked for Conservative Activism at Bentley University

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 1:30pm 7/14/2019 at 1:30pm

The student was collecting signatures to bring a FOX News host to campus. What a crime.

The College Fix reports:

Bentley University student attacked for conservative activism

A conservative student was assaulted while gathering signatures for a Fox News host to come to his campus. The attack occurred earlier this year and is only...

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Analysis Finds College Students Know Very Little About How Financial Aid Works

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:30am 7/14/2019 at 11:30am

This is one of the factors contributing to the massive and growing problem of student loan debt.

Bloomberg reports:

Aspiring College Students Know ‘Shockingly’ Little About Financial Aid

High school students know very little about how financial aid works, according to a new analysis.

An overwhelming majority of 11th and 12th graders (from 73% to...

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Harvard Criticized for Keeping $6.5 Million Gift From Alleged Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 9:30am 7/14/2019 at 9:30am
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Professor Ron Sullivan was stripped of a residential deanship by Harvard for agreeing to represent Harvey Weinstein, but they’re keeping Epstein’s money.

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Yale Prof Tries to Make Case That Life Was Better Under the Soviets

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:30am 7/13/2019 at 11:30am

The professor supposedly spoke to people who lived in Central Asia and Eastern Europe and they all confirmed this for her.

Campus Reform reports:

Yale prof: ‘Every single person I have…asked’ has said ‘life was better under the Soviets’

A Yale University professor claimed on Twitter that all of the people she surveyed in...

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Christian Student Group Suing University for Alleged Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:30am 7/13/2019 at 9:30am

Conservative students are wise to be proactive about protecting their rights. It’s the only way anything will ever change.

FOX News reports:

Christian student group sues university for ‘equal access,’ alleges religious discrimination

A prominent Christian student organization has sued its university, claiming the group was targeted because of its religious beliefs.

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University Refuses to Distribute Student Magazine in Order to Save the Environment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/12/2019 at 12:00pm

Imagine being the students who put so much hard work into creating this publication, only to be sabotaged by the administration.

The College Fix reports:

Georgia State cancels distribution of controversial student magaz...

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Amazon Charges College Student Over $3,000 for Overdue Rented Book

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:00am 7/12/2019 at 10:00am

This is absurd. The student was unwise to not return it on time but $3,000? Really? At least they got a refund.

WVLT News reports:

Amazon charges college student more than $3,000 for overdue book

A Delaware college student tried to save money by renting a textbook from Amazon, but...

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U. Florida Sensitivity Training Session Suggests People ‘Come Out’ as Illegal Aliens

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:00am 7/12/2019 at 8:00am

This looks like a classic example of intersectionality. Every group’s struggle is the same struggle, according to the left.

Campus Reform reports:

UFlorida ‘Undocupeers’ training: People can ‘come out’ as illegal aliens

The University of Florida has hosted several sensitivity trainings, suggesting that students...

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Expected Cuts at University of Alaska Could Reportedly Impact Accreditation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/11/2019 at 12:00pm

These proposed cuts have caused a near panic among faculty and staff. Now the story gets even worse.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Accreditation Risk From Alaska Cuts

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is warning Alaska legislators that a 41 percent cut to the state university system’s budget could threaten its accreditation status.

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Bill Advancing in California Would Mandate Colleges Provide Services for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00am 7/11/2019 at 10:00am

Isn’t it fascinating how the Democrat agenda is being implemented in higher education. It’s almost as if the two are intertwined.

Campus Reform reports:

California could soon mandate colleges provide services to illegals

A bill currently making its way through the California state Senate would require each campus that is part of the California...

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Prof Calls Student’s MAGA Hat an ‘Undeniable Symbol of White Supremacy’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:00am 7/11/2019 at 8:00am

This is one of the reasons people are so on edge over politics. One side is repeatedly accusing the other of pure evil.

The College Fix reports:

Professor denounces student’s MAGA hat: ‘Undeniable symbol of white supremacy’

A law professor recently declared in print that a student’s “Make America Great Again” hat constituted “racial...

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