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Brigham Young University Apologizes for Promotion of ‘Taco Tuesday’ Event

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/16/2019 at 12:00pm

A photo of students in sombreros and taco costumes used to promote the event was deemed cultural appropriation.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Major college forced to...

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University in Texas Seeks English Prof Familiar With Feminism, Social Justice, Queer Rhetoric

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:00am 1/16/2019 at 10:00am

Again and again, we are seeing evidence of the left’s agenda becoming more important than the subject matter being taught. It will eventually eclipse the subject completely.

Campus Reform reports:

Texas A&M English prof candidates better have a ‘feminist’ or ‘queer’ ‘agenda’

Texas A&M University-Commerce is seeking a new assistant English professor, preferably one...

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Transgender Activists Prepare to Rewrite Curriculum for Harvard Medical School

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00am 1/16/2019 at 8:00am

The left is methodically embedding their ideology throughout the academy. Nothing will be exempt, not even medical science.

The College Fix reports:

Transgender activists gearing up to rewrite Harvard Medical School’s curriculum

Harvard Medical School recently unveiled a project called the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative styled as “a three-year plan to...

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UC Davis Students Offended by Photo of Slain Police Officer With Blue Lives Matter Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/15/2019 at 2:00pm

The anti-police culture that has been cultivated by the left is disgusting.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College students offended by photo of slain police officer and Blue Lives Matter flag

After a photograph of a slain police officer went viral, students at...

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College Republicans at Stanford Accuse School Newspaper of Leftist Bias

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/15/2019 at 12:00pm

The College Republicans say they have screen shots of a candidate for editor of the paper basically admitting the publication is biased for the left.

The College Fix reports:

Stanford Daily forced to defend itself against accusations of leftist bias after internal document leaked

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Former Communist Leader Angela Davis to Give University’s Keynote on MLK Jr. Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00am 1/15/2019 at 10:00am

Any time a conservative speaks on campus it’s somehow controversial, but no one says a word when Angela Davis is going to speak somewhere.

Campus Reform reports:

Former communist leader, FBI’s Most Wanted activist set to keynote MLK Day speech

The University of New England is set to host a former leader of the...

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Republicans Kick Rep. Steve King Off Committees After White Supremacist Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 8:00am 1/15/2019 at 8:00am

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is no stranger to racial controversy and it’s nice to see the Republican party finally doing something about it. The Republicans have booted King from committees after he told The New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” From ...

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Ball State Prof Urges School to Disinvite MLK Jr. Day Speaker

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/14/2019 at 12:00pm

The school has invited Michael Eric Dyson to speak. One professor is objecting on the grounds that Dyson is a divisive figure.

The Star Press reports:

Prof urges BSU to disinvite MLK speaker

A Ball State University professor is calling the school’s choice of a Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Week speaker “a disgrace.”

MLK...

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Women Unhappy that Harvard’s Single-Sex Club Ban Applies to Them Too

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00am 1/14/2019 at 10:00am

The ban on single-sex clubs was meant to provide more equality and inclusion, but some women don’t like it because they see a need for women-only groups.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Harvard Cracks Down on All-Male Clubs. But It’s Women’s Groups That Have Vanished.

To some observers, the demise of exclusionary social...

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College to Host Workshop on the ‘Violence of Gender Roles’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 8:00am 1/14/2019 at 8:00am

Do you ever get the feeling that gender studies departments are driving much of the agenda in higher education?

Campus Reform reports:

Masculinity mayhem? Fla. college tackles ‘violence of gender roles’

An Orlando, Fla. college recently announced a workshop predicated on spreading awareness about “The Visible and Invisible Violence of Gender Roles” as a...

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U. Illinois Campus Police Advise Students to Report Acts of Intolerance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/13/2019 at 1:30pm

Police at this school are telling students to report acts of intolerance to the bias response team. This all sounds perfectly reasonable, doesn’t it?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Campus police want students to report acts of ‘bias’

Social media posts from the University of Illinois campus police are encouraging students to report “acts of...

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University in Indiana Hosting ‘Interactive Privilege Simulator’ on MLK Jr. Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:30am 1/13/2019 at 11:30am

One has to wonder how MLK would feel about this. Could he have even imagined being remembered in this way?

Campus Reform reports:

Indiana college hosts ‘privilege simulator’ on MLK Jr. Day

Indiana University Bloomington will feature an “interactive privilege simulator” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The simulator will “provide participants the opportunity to...

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Arizona State University Restores Students’ Access to Online Porn

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 9:30am 1/13/2019 at 9:30am

The school restored access after a journalist made an inquiry about it.

The College Fix reports:

Arizona State University restores students’ porn access

The Arizona Republic’s higher education reporter, Rachel Leingang, apparently remedied a budding crisis at Arizona State University: her press inquiry to the university’s administration led to a restoration of adult content...

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DePaul Student Reportedly Lied About Being Kidnapped and Robbed Near Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/12/2019 at 1:30pm

It must annoy police so much when time and resources are wasted on a lie.

The Chicago Sun Times reports:

DePaul student lied about kidnapping, robbery near campus, police say

A DePaul University student lied to authorities about being kidnapped near the school’s Lincoln Park campus Tuesday night and driven to an abandoned house...

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College to Teach Social Justice by Having Students Play ‘Monopoly’ Board Game

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:30am 1/12/2019 at 11:30am

It’s not just board games, either. It sounds like this school has an entire day of ‘fun’ events planned.

Campus Reform reports:

College invites students to ‘get a lesson in social justice’ by playing Monopoly

An Illinois college is planning to host a campus-wide symposium that will contain events and panel discussions related to...

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Campus Feminist Groups Taking up Alternative Spelling of ‘Womyn’ and ‘Womxn’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:30am 1/12/2019 at 9:30am

The goal here is to avoid including the word ‘men’ in the spelling.

The College Fix reports:

‘Woman,’ ‘womxn’ or ‘womyn’: Campus feminist groups opt for alternative spell...

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New Housing at Arizona State U. to be Retirement Community for Senior Citizens

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/11/2019 at 12:00pm

This sounds like the basis of a great comedy movie. Think of something along the lines of Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Retirees to Embrace Campus Life

New housing under construction at Arizona State Univers...

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