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UMass Boston Course Seeks to Denaturalize Heterosexuality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00am 7/23/2018 at 10:00am

Note the fact that this course is essentially about politics and not sexuality.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Boston teaches class with goal of denaturalizing heterosexuality

An advanced political theory course at the University of Massachusetts, Boston seeks to denaturalize heterosexuality from a “gay affirmative” perspective, according to a description of the course.

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Stanford Student Threatens to ‘Physically Fight’ Campus Zionists

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00am 7/23/2018 at 8:00am

The administration at Stanford may want to keep an eye on this student.

The Weekly Standard reports:

Stanford Student Threatens to ‘Physically Fight Zionists’ on Campus

Hamzeh Daoud, a rising junior at Stanford, took to Facebook on Friday afternoon to declare that he’ll “physically fight zionists on campus next year.” Angered by the Israeli...

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Poli-Sci Prof: Higher Education Needs More Political Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:30pm 7/22/2018 at 1:30pm

Jessica F. Green teaches at the University of Toronto. She claims that the academy is “an inherently conservative institution” which is just bizarre.

She writes at the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Why We Need a More Activist Academy

I’m having an identity crisis. As a graduate student in political science, I learned to be...

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U. Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Paper Seeks ‘Social Justice Reporter’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 11:30am 7/22/2018 at 11:30am

This would be perfect experience for anyone who aspires to a career at CNN or MSNBC.

Campus Reform reports:

School newspaper hiring ‘social justice’ reporter

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student newspaper is looking to hire a reporter whose sole responsibility will be to cover stories related to “diversity, inclusion, and social justice.”

Earlier this...

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UC Berkeley Prof Calls Trump’s Presser With Putin ‘Textbook Treason’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlYCyJ2znc&t=841s
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 9:30am 7/22/2018 at 9:30am
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Berkeley is the one place you would almost expect to engage in this sort of rhetoric.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley prof: Trump is engaged in ‘textbook treason’

A political science professor at UC Berkeley says that President Trump’s recent press conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland is an example of...

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Columbia University Workshop Tells Teachers How to be ‘Agents of Social Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:30pm 7/21/2018 at 1:30pm

This is how progressive concepts trickle down from higher ed into lower grade classrooms.

The Daily Caller reports:

Columbia Grad School Tells K-12 Teachers How to be ‘Agents of Social Justice’

Teachers College, Columbia University hosted a workshop instructing K-12 history teachers on how to be “agents of social justice” on Tuesday.

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Yale Law Prof Wants People to ‘Hide’ Immigrants from ICE

https://youtu.be/eyWhAFjPOBE
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:30am 7/21/2018 at 11:30am
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Isn’t it fascinating how none of this anti-ICE activism happened for eight years under Obama?

Campus Reform reports:

Yale law prof encourages people to ‘hide immigrants from ICE’

A Yale University law professor encouraged people to “hide” illegal immigrants from...

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Dartmouth Business School to Judge Applicants Based on ‘Niceness’

https://youtu.be/4qSKtyAbXvE
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:30am 7/21/2018 at 9:30am
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This sounds like a… nice idea, but isn’t the criteria a little vague?

The College Fix reports:

Dartmouth business school will judge applicants based on ‘niceness’

An elite Ivy League business school will soon begin admitting students based in part on their level of “niceness,” with the school informing applicants that students there are...

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Community College in CA Offers Free Tuition to 500 First Year Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/20/2018 at 12:00pm
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If a school wants to do this on their own and not as part of mandated government program, more power to them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

California college: Free tuition for 500 first-year students

A California community college is offering free tuition and fees to 500 first-year students who apply to its First-Year Promise...

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Temple Prof Marc Lamont Hill Praises Wanted Cop Killer Assata Shakur

https://youtu.be/hH9sF_sg14c
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00am 7/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Marc Lamont Hill is also a frequent guest on CNN, yet somehow this has gone largely unnoticed.

The College Fix reports:

College prof praises cop-killing terrorist, calls her ‘treasured freedom fighter’

A professor at Philadelphia’s Temple University generated backlash on the Internet t...

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College Board Changes Plan to Erase Thousands of Years of History From AP Exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:00am 7/20/2018 at 8:00am
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They were going to change the exam to start at 1450, but after criticism they’re changing it to the year 1200. Not much of an improvement.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Compromising on a Timeline for History

Responding to criticism of its earlier plan to begin the Advanced Placement World History exam around the year...

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Ohio State Expanding Course on Microaggressions Taken by 2016 Campus Terrorist

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/19/2018 at 12:00pm

This course was taken by the former student who committed an act of terror on campus two years ago.

Campus Reform reports:

OSU expands ‘microaggression’ course taken by Somali terrorist

Ohio State University is expanding a course on “microaggressions” and “social justice,” despite concern over how...

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Former Police Chief for Evergreen State Claims School Didn’t Protect Her From Hostility

https://youtu.be/6MSMj1gQeb8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00am 7/19/2018 at 10:00am
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Evergreen State College should be a teaching moment for academia. It’ll be a miracle if this school survives.

The College Fix reports:

Former Evergreen State police chief claims school failed to protect her from ‘open hostility’

When it rains, it pours for Evergreen State College.

An eventful couple of years included a “Day of Absence”...

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UNC Has Spent Nearly $400K Defending Confederate Statue From Protesters in Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:00am 7/19/2018 at 8:00am

Here’s a radical idea. Find out which students are causing this problem and bill them. Then make paying the bill a condition of their continued enrollment.

The Daily Caller reports:

UNC Has Spent Over $390,000 Defending Confederate Statue From Protesters

The University of North Carolina has paid police $390,000 to defend a Confederate...

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MA Gov. Charlie Baker Trying to Protect Students From Sudden College Closures

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/18/2018 at 12:00pm

It’s not surprising that Baker is doing this. Lots of people in Massachusetts were upset about the sudden closure of Mount Ida College.

The Boston Globe reports:

Baker aims to protect students from future college closures

Governor Charlie Baker is proposing new regulations that aim to protect students from the chaos caused earlier this...

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Prof Blames Trump Administration for Rise in Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00am 7/18/2018 at 10:00am

Is there anything that can’t be blamed on the Trump administration? Apparently not.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof claims Trump ‘making microaggressions worse’ on campus

A professor at the University of St. Thomas in Texas recently blamed the Trump administration for the rise in microaggressions she and her colleagues have allegedly faced from each other...

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U. Oregon Student Govt. Gave Overwhelming Amount of Cash to Liberal Student Groups in 17-18

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:00am 7/18/2018 at 8:00am
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When you look at the numbers, this wasn’t even close. What bias?

The College Fix reports:

U. Oregon student government gave $250,000 to liberal clubs, only $1,500 to conservative ones in 2017-18

A College Fix analysis of how the University of Oregon student government divided its cash coffers among campus groups during the 2017-18...

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