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Study Finds Professors Donate to Democrats Over Republicans by Ratio of 95:1

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/23/2020 at 12:00pm

This is just another reminder of how radically imbalanced politics are in higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

STUDY: Profs donate to Dems over Republicans by 95:1 ratio

A recent study found that U.S. college professors donate exclusively to Democrats over Republicans by a 95:1 ratio.

Two researchers, Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and...

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Brown University Launches Investigation Over Homophobic Graffiti Found in Dorm

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00am 1/23/2020 at 10:00am

When did people begin taking graffiti seriously? It’s something stupid someone scrawled on a wall.

The Providence Journal reports:

Brown University investigating homophobic graffiti in dorm

The Brown University Department of Public Safety is investigating homophobic graffiti written inside one of the school’s dormitories, according to a report in the Brown Daily Herald.

Homophobic graffiti...

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Academic Who Left China to Escape Socialism Now Running for Congress to Stop it in America

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:00am 1/23/2020 at 8:00am

People with a story like this to tell deserve far more attention than they ever get.

The College Fix reports:

Education reformer left China...

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U. Mississippi Prof Running for Congress as a Democratic Socialist

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/22/2020 at 12:00pm

Just what America needs. Socialist professors in Congress. Does she even stand a chance in Mississippi?

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist professor announces run for Congress…in Mississippi

A University of Mississippi law professor has announced th...

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Northeastern University Student From Iran Gets Detained and Deported

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00am 1/22/2020 at 10:00am

It’s not entirely clear at this point why he was deported. Get ready for student protests over this.

The Hill reports:

Iranian student admitted to US university deported

An Iranian student admitted to Northeastern University was reportedly deported Monday night despite an emergency stay granted by a Massachusetts district judge.

Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein was...

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Faculty and Staff at U. Minnesota to Undergo LGBT Pronoun Training

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00am 1/22/2020 at 8:00am

This is madness. When is someone going to say enough and refuse to comply?

The College Fix reports:

University of Minnesota faculty, staff to undergo LGBT pronoun training

Faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota are gearing up to undergo pronoun training in order to make the campus a more welcoming environment for...

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Yale Profs Call on School to Strive for More Ideological Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/21/2020 at 12:00pm

This is refreshing. Diversity of viewpoint is largely overlooked in higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

​Yale profs speak out, call on university to strive for ideological diversity

While Yale University has been pushing for an increased diversity of staff based on race, gender, and sexual orientation, some faculty members are speaking out about the...

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Members of ‘Womxn’s’ March at Stanford U. Demand End to Rape Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am 1/21/2020 at 10:00am

If there is truly a rape culture problem on Stanford’s campus, why would anyone pay to send their daughter there?

The College Fix reports:

Stanford ‘Womxn’s’ March assembles, issues demands to end ‘rape culture’

This past Saturday, “dozens” took to Stanford University’s White Plaza to protest “rape culture” on campus, as well as to...

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McGill University Prof Resigning Over School’s Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00am 1/21/2020 at 8:00am

You have to give the guy credit for such dedication to his beliefs.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Quitting Over Fossil Fuels

A professor at McGill University is voluntarily leaving his tenured job next month, in protest of the campus governing board’s recent vote against divesting from fossil fuels.

Gregory Mikkelson, the associate professor, is a...

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Former Drexel University Prof Accused of Spending $185,000 in Grant Money on Strippers, Sports Bars

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/20/2020 at 1:00pm
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Authorities arrested a former Drexel University professor for allegedly using federal grant money on strippers, bars, and gambling. From Fox2Now:

Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, 57, was charged this week with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception, both felonies, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Nwankpa is the former chairman of the university’s...

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Europe Serves as a Warning on the Idea of ‘Free’ College

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00am 1/20/2020 at 11:00am

It turns out free college is very expensive. Who could have guessed?

The Daily Signal reports:

Europe Has Free College. Here’s How It’s Working Out.

Free college sounds great! Who doesn’t like free stuff?

To make the idea sound even more appealing, advocates continuously cite Europe as an example of success. Many European countries offer...

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University of Wyoming Prof to Run for U.S. Senate as a Democrat

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:00am 1/20/2020 at 9:00am

She was expected to make this announcement at the Women’s March, if that gives you any indication of her politics.

The Casper Star Tribune reports:

University of Wyoming professor second Democrat to enter race for U.S. Senate seat

Merav Ben-David is tired of trying to change things from the sidelines.

A University of Wyoming professor...

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Democrats Enlist College Students as Organizers in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/19/2020 at 1:30pm

Democrats know they blew it in Wisconsin in 2016. They’re obviously not taking any chances for 2020.

News 8000 reports:

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats’ campus push

Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters such as University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan.

He’s...

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Faculty at Ohio University Protests Cuts to Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:30am 1/19/2020 at 11:30am

Why do people think protests will change financial reality?

WCMH News reports:

Ohio University faculty protest proposed budget cuts

Ohio University leaders said...

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Harvard Hires ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’ After Long Search

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:30am 1/19/2020 at 9:30am

Is any one else amused by the creativity involved in making up these diversity administration job titles?

The College Fix reports:

After over a year, Harvard hires new ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’

After sixteen months, Harvard has finally filled its Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging position, a role that oversees numerous...

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Former Stony Brook University Prof Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cancer Research Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/18/2020 at 1:30pm

He allegedly used some of the money to pay his mortgage.

Newsday reports:

Ex-Stony Brook professor pleads guilty to stealing cancer research funds

A former professor at the medical school at Stony Brook University pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with diverting $225,000 in grant money meant for cancer research to pay his mortgage and...

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Student Debt Keeps Rising as Colleges Spend Millions on Diversity and Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:30am 1/18/2020 at 11:30am

The worst part of this is that it’s never enough. And people actually want this to be free, meaning more money from taxpayers.

Campus Reform reports:

Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens

The student debt crisis in America continues to grow at an alarming rate, with a...

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