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Betsy DeVos Blames Moral Relativism for Campus Free Speech Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s very encouraging that members of the Trump administration are addressing this issue.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Betsy DeVos accurately diagnoses higher ed’s free speech problem

On the occasion of Constitution Day, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her first major address on free speech in higher education – and she didn’t hold back.

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Student Claims School Covering Up Prof Who Shot Himself to Protest Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00am 9/18/2018 at 10:00am
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Last week, a professor at the College of Southern Nevada shot himself in the arm to protest Trump. One student says the school has swept the entire incident under the rug because the prof is a leftist.

Campus Reform reports:

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Honors College at Boston U. Drops Western Canon in Favor of Social Justice Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00am 9/18/2018 at 8:00am

The left is methodically replacing serious academic study with left wing indoctrination. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports:

Boston U. honors college abandons Socratic method, Western canon in favor of social justice curriculum

Students enrolled in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University used to have a required class called...

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit of Woman Injured at Berkeley Protest of Yiannopoulos Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/17/2018 at 12:00pm
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She was there to hear the speech and alleged that she was pepper sprayed by a protester. The judge ruled that Berkeley wasn’t responsible.

FOX News reports:

Judge tosses $23M lawsuit linked to Berkeley protest vs. Milo Yiannopoulos

A federal judge on Friday dismissed most claims in a $23 million lawsuit brought by a...

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U. Michigan Hiring Student Facilitators to Run Anti-Racism Workshops

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:00am 9/17/2018 at 10:00am

The narrative that college students are victims must be constantly reinforced.

Campus Reform reports:

University hiring students for ‘coalition building’

The University of Michigan announced it is hiring “student facilitators” to run “anti-racism” and “coalition building” workshops.

“Student facilitators” at the University of Michigan will work within the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs...

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UPenn Profs Launch ‘Media Awareness Initiatives’ Because Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:00am 9/17/2018 at 8:00am
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Does anyone recall such a program being launched at any universities when Obama was investigating journalists?

The College Fix reports:

UPenn profs launch ‘media awareness initiatives’ due...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison Introducing Policy to Punish Those Who Disrupt Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:30pm 9/16/2018 at 1:30pm

Free speech advocates are worried about these policies but the left has brought us to this point. How else do you deal with this problem?

Campus Reform reports:

College’s ‘protest guidelines’ concern free speech advocates

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Heather Mac Donald: Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:30am 9/16/2018 at 11:30am

Heather Mac Donald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, has been leading an effort to expose the left’s ruinous agenda in higher education.

She writes at Time:

How Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

“You have blood on your hands. You’re a murderer,” shouted one of the protesters at Judge...

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Study Finds Diversity Officers Contribute Nothing Positive to a University

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:30am 9/16/2018 at 9:30am

Diversity administrators are nothing more than a new class of pointless, highly paid campus bureaucrats.

PJ Media reports:

STUDY: Diversity Officers ‘Contribute Nothing Positive to a University’

A new Baylor University study has discovered that Chief Diversity Officers — who are typically paid upwards of $180,000 — are ineffective at one of their major...

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Libertarian Student Activists Had Major Impact on New Hampshire Primaries

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:30pm 9/15/2018 at 1:30pm

These students have a pretty impressive winning streak going. Good for them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Libertarian student activists win 13 New Hampshire primary races in one night

Last month, a libertarian activist group announced their involvement in 16 New Hampshire state house elections. On Tuesday night, 13 of the 16 candidates they supported...

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Student Council Declares Ingredients in School Ice Cream Not Inclusive Enough

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:30am 9/15/2018 at 11:30am

This sounds absurd on its face, but that’s just because of the ‘student speak’ they’re using. Read the story.

Campus Reform reports:

Student council members: Ice cream is not ‘inclusive’ enough

Student council members at The University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding...

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University Scrubs ‘Safe Space for White Students’ from Listings After Scrutiny

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30am 9/15/2018 at 9:30am

This proves once again, that many people in academia have no idea how crazy these things sound until they notice public reaction.

The College Fix reports:

University scrubs ‘safe space for White students’...

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Syracuse University Launching New $5 Million Dollar Social Justice Center

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/14/2018 at 12:00pm

The left’s agenda is eclipsing academic study all over the place. Five million dollars is serious money.

Campus Reform reports:

Syracuse University opens $5 million social justice center

Syracuse University in New York plans to open a $5 million Social Justice Center within its School of Education on Friday, thanks to an alumni donation.

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Tulane U. Under Dept. of Education Investigation for ‘Women Only’ Scholarships

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00am 9/14/2018 at 10:00am

This is happening at a few schools now. Give this a year or so and the left might get tired of equality.

The College Fix reports:

Tulane under federal investigation for women-only scholarships

Does it violate Title IX to exclude men as a class from scholarships?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is...

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Scott Walker Wants to Give Students up to $5,000 to Stay in WI After Graduation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:00am 9/14/2018 at 8:00am

Walker wants people with education and training to stay in the state. Now that unemployment is so low, this makes a lot of sense.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Scott Walker wants college students to get up to $5,000 for staying in Wisconsin after graduation

If Republican Gov. Scott Walker is re-elected, Wisconsin’s college students...

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Myanmar De Facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this month, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after they exposed the human rights abuses by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya minority. The judge claimed the two men “collected and obtained confidential documents.”

Now Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel...

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New York Students to Read Marx in ‘Capitalism Versus Nature’ Course

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/13/2018 at 12:00pm

Isn’t it strange how so many young people are embracing socialism? What could be causing it?

Campus Reform reports:

New York students will read Marx in ‘Capitalism Versus Nature’ course

The New School for Social Research, a graduate school in Lower Manhattan, will offer a course next semester to explore how feminist and Marxist...

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