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University Drops Crusader Mascot for Being Associated With Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30am 10/19/2017 at 10:30am

This is just another case of political correctness gone wild.

Red Alert Politics reports:

University dumps its mascot because it’s “associated with violence and destruction”

A private Christian liberal arts university in Idaho has announced that it will change its mascot after critics argued that – like most school mascots – it was once...

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Northwestern Expands ‘Deconstructing Masculinity’ Program

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30am 10/19/2017 at 7:30am
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Try to imagine any college program that openly suggested that there’s something wrong with femininity. It would never happen.

The College Fix reports:

Northwestern doubles its programming on ‘deconstructing masculinity’

The private university that put a female professor through multiple Title IX investigations for criticizing “sexual paranoia”...

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James O’Keefe Confronts NYT Deputy Managing Editor About Unethical Staff Members

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:04pm 10/18/2017 at 8:04pm
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James O’Keefe and Project Veritas has continued their crusade against the mainstream media, recently targeting the New York Times. O’Keefe confronted Deputy Managing Editor Clifford Levy on the streets on Wednesday.

Levy ignored O’Keefe the entire time.

O’Keefe asked him about Nicholas Dudich, who admitted in an undercover video that he uses the...

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Swarthmore Students Burned American Flag on Columbus Day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/18/2017 at 1:30pm
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The group responsible was the Swarthmore Indigenous Students Association. They also issued demands.

Campus Reform reports:

Swarthmore students burn American flag on Columbus Day

On Columbus Day, the Swarthmore Indigenous Students Association (SISA) burned the American flag and issued a set of demands,...

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Sen. Sasse “Accidentally” Dumps Dr Pepper on Sen. Cruz During Sessions Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:20pm 10/18/2017 at 1:20pm

During a somewhat important Senate hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ben Sasse apologized for creating a raucous. Sasse claimed he “accidentally” dumped a Dr Pepper on Sen. Ted Cruz.

To which Sen. Cruz responded:

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Report Suggests Some Colleges Ignoring Trump Admin’s Sex Assault Guidelines

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/18/2017 at 12:00pm
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Isn’t it interesting how the left has decided which laws they will follow in the age of Trump?

The Daily Caller reports:

Colleges Might Be Ignoring Trump Admin’s Sexual Assault Guidelines

Colleges are ignoring the Trump administration’s sexual assault guidelines, according to a Sunday report.

Statements from college students and administrators suggest that campuses are...

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Bias Response Team at Evergreen State Banned Criticism of Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30am 10/18/2017 at 10:30am
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This isn’t surprising at all. Evergreen State is a left wing indoctrination institution.

The College Fix reported:

UNCOVERED: Evergreen banned criticism of Black Lives Matter through its bias response team

The Evergreen State College had previously banned criticisms of Black Lives Matter, saying somewhat innocuous posters critiquing the movement hung on campus “diminish the...

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Netanyahu Has a Message for Iran’s Foreign Minister: “Delete Your Account”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:25pm 10/17/2017 at 4:25pm
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a scathing video on his official Twitter account Tuesday. Calling out Iran’s Foreign Minister, Neyanyahu said he has a higher opinion of the Iranian people than their own government.

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Prager U Exposes The Southern Poverty Law Center

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/17/2017 at 3:00pm
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Here at LI, we’ve devoted a fair amount of internet discussing the Southern Poverty Law Center and their maliciousness.

Prager U’s latest video, The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group, is a fantastic primer on the SPLC and how they use their storied past to malign groups with whom they...

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Bernie Sanders Supports Unionization Efforts of U. Chicago Grad Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is a no brainer for him. Bernie also thinks school should be free – for the students.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Bernie Sanders Lends Support to U. Chicago Grad Students’ Unionization Effort

Sen. Bernie Sanders has lent his support to the unionization efforts of graduate students at the University of Chicago, as...

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Boise State Prof Under Fire for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30am 10/17/2017 at 10:30am

For the left, there are some topics which are not open to discussion or questions.

The Daily Signal reported:

This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses.

Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under...

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Eastern Illinois U. May Rename ‘Lincoln Hall’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30am 10/17/2017 at 7:30am
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The reason given for this is that the counterpart building is named for Douglas, who supported slavery. The suggested change seems pointless as well.

The College Fix reports:

Eastern Illinois University’s ‘Lincoln Hall’ eyed for name change

The “Lincoln Hall” dorm at Eastern Illinois University may be renamed because its counterpart at the school...

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Astronomers Witness Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Astronomers have witnessed the collision of neutron stars for the first time and discovered that it created gold. They have concluded that gold, platinum, and uranium are the result of these collisions. From The Wall Street Journal:

“Gold is forged in the nuclear furnace of neutron star collisions,” said astrophysicist Duncan Brown,...

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New UVA Program Pairs Politically Diverse Students for Lunch Dates

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/16/2017 at 1:30pm
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This actually sounds like a good idea. When people get to know each other, they’re more likely to be respectful despite differences.

The Daily Caller reports:

UVA Initiative Pairs Politically Diverse Students For Lunch Dates

Students will pair students of different political persuasions for lunch or coffee dates for a University of Virginia student...

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Prof to Sue Marywood U. for Firing Over Nazi Satire Video

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:30am 10/16/2017 at 10:30am
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You know those satirical videos that always start with “Hitler finds out about…” which people share on social media all the time? This professor got fired over one of those.

The Times of Israel reports:

US professor fired over Nazi satire video can proceed with suit

A professor can proceed with his federal lawsuit...

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Here Come the College Warnings About Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30am 10/16/2017 at 7:30am
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We go through this every year. Nothing terrifies a college more than politically incorrect Halloween costumes.

The College Fix reports:

That time of year: Here come the warnings about ‘proper’ Halloween attire

It’s getting orangey out there (no, not a reference to President Trump) what with the leaves falling...

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Scotland: Stranded Family Rescued By Hogwarts Express

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 10/15/2017 at 6:00pm
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A family of six were enjoying an outing in Scotland when their canoe was swept away, leaving them stranded.  Unsure what to do, they called for assistance and were told that the Hogwarts Express was on its way to rescue them.

The train used in the Harry Potter films is actually called...

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