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URI Co-Sponsors Conference on ‘Social Justice in Higher Education’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/21/2019 at 12:00pm

The conference agenda reads like a parody of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

Public univ. sponsors social justice conference to address ‘white accountability,’ ‘microaggressions’

The University of Rhode Island sponsored a “Social Justice in Higher Education” conference, with speakers discussing topics such as “White Accountability,” “Addressing Microaggressions,” and more.

The conference was put on Wednesday...

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New Study Claims Democrats Over-Reported Stress After the 2016 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00am 5/21/2019 at 10:00am
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If you remember the insanity that unfolded on American college campuses, you might dispute the findings of this study.

The College Fix reports:

Study claims Democrats ‘over-reported’ mental stress following 2016 election

Remember studies like this one which showed some 25 percent of those surveyed reported “clinically significant” stress levels due to Donald...

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Op-Ed Calls Elizabeth Warren’s Free College Plan a Form of Vote Shopping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l-254XnpkA
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:00am 5/21/2019 at 8:00am
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It’s difficult to disagree with this point.

Vicki Alger writes at the Sun Sentinel:

Democratic presidential candidate Warren shopping for votes with college free-for-all plan

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free college. But that reality hasn’t stopped Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts from touting her trillion-dollar-plus plan.

Step...

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Morehouse College Commencement Speaker Paying Student Loans for Class of 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/20/2019 at 12:00pm

He announced this during his commencement speech, to deafening cheers, no doubt.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:

Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off Class of 2019’s student loans

Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.

But during...

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Vermont’s Green Mountain College Graduates Final Class

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:00am 5/20/2019 at 10:00am

It was announced earlier this year that the college would close this spring.

The Post Star reports:

‘Bittersweet:’ Green Mountain College gradu...

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Students in College Admissions Scandal Claim They Were Told to Say They Were Minorities

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:00am 5/20/2019 at 8:00am

This speaks volumes about the admissions process, doesn’t it?

The Hill reports:

Students in college-admissions scandal advised to say they were minorities: report

The man in the middle of a college-admissions scandal that sought to get the children of wealthy parents into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also reportedly...

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Student Protesters Stage Walkout Ahead of Mike Pence Speech at Taylor U.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/19/2019 at 1:30pm
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Do you think any of these students will one day look back and feel stupid for doing this?

USA Today reports:

Dozens walk out before...

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Commencement Speaker at Hampshire College Focuses on ‘White-Supremacist Capitalism’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:30am 5/19/2019 at 11:30am
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Hampshire College is currently fighting for its life but that hasn’t caused them to rethink their left wing politics.

Mass Live reports:

Hampshire College commencement speaker rails against ‘white-supremacist capitalism’

Ericka Hart – a social justice practitioner, sexuality educator, descendant of slaves and cancer survivor – delivered Saturday’s keynote commencement address at Hampshire College.

Hart...

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Prof Who Urged Public Harassment of Politicians Granted Tenure

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9:30am 5/19/2019 at 9:30am

You may remember this guy from a few months back. He called for others to mess with the food of people he doesn’t like. Now he has tenure.

The College Fix reports:

Professor who called for public harassment of politicians granted tenure

A professor who previously called for aggressive public harassment of politicians, including...

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Colleges from New York to California Now Offer Funding and Services for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/18/2019 at 1:30pm

Is there another country on the planet that goes so far out of its way to offer funding and services to non-citizens?

Campus Reform reports:

Schools from New York to California shell out money for illegals

Colleges from New York to California are proclaiming their support for illegal alien students, offering them scholarships, mentoring,...

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Elizabeth Warren Event at George Mason U. Draws Hundreds, but Not Many Students

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:30am 5/18/2019 at 11:30am
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I believe Democrats vastly overestimate her appeal on a national stage.

The College Fix reports:

Campus campaign stop for Warren draws hundreds, but few students

U.S. Sen...

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Investigation Finds Multiple Cases of Sexual Abuse Ignored for Years at Ohio State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:30am 5/18/2019 at 9:30am

It’s awful that this was allowed to go on unchecked for so long.

ABC News reports:

Investigators say university ignored nearly 2 decades of ‘shocking and painful’ sex abuse allegations

An investigation has determined that Ohio State University officials ignored nearly two decades of accusations of sexual abuse against a long-time university doc...

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Georgetown to Expel Two Students Linked to College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/17/2019 at 12:00pm

This scandal is having a very real impact on people’s lives and it’s far from over.

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Intends to Expel Two Students in Admissions Scandal Aftermath

Georgetown University intends to expel two students linked to the massive college admissions bribery scandal.

“Today, we informed two students of our intent to rescind...

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Pepperdine Gifts Christopher Columbus Statue to Nearby Catholic School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00am 5/17/2019 at 10:00am

Pepperdine had to get rid of the statue because Columbus had become a problematic figure for the student body.

The College Fix reports:

UPDATE: Pepperdine gives embattled Christopher Columbus statue to neighboring Catholic college

A little over two years ago, Pepperdine University made the decision to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus after...

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Gordon College Cutting Faculty and Some Majors

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00am 5/17/2019 at 8:00am

Hampshire isn’t the only small school in Massachusetts struggling for survival.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Liberal Arts Cuts, Evangelical Edition

Gordon College, an evangelical Chr...

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Republican Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Freedom of Religion on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/16/2019 at 12:00pm

This ties directly into the protection of free speech as well. Kudos to these senators.

The College Fix reports:

Republican senators introduce Equal Campus Access Act to protect students’ religious freedom

Three Republican senators have proposed legislation in an effort to protect college students’ freedom of religion on campus.

The Higher Education Act of 1965,...

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Conservative Student Group Wins Lawsuit at U. Colorado-Colorado Springs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00am 5/16/2019 at 10:00am

Not only will the group be officially registered at the university, but their legal fees will also be covered.

Campus Reform reports:

WINNING: Conservatives in Colorado claim victory after suing school

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs has agreed to a settlement with a Christian student organization, allowing...

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