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Suspect in UC Berkeley Attack Charged With Felony Assault

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It’ll be fascinating to see if there are any significant consequences in this case. It looks like the authorities are taking it seriously.

CBS News in San Francisco reports:

Suspect Charged With Felony Assault In Attack Of UC Berkeley Conservative Activist

The suspect in a brutal attack on a conservative activist on the University...

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Northern Michigan University Now Offering Degree in Cannabis Chemistry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/5/2019 at 12:00pm

With so many states legalizing marijuana, this is actually an up and coming field. You might call it a budding industry.

The Hill reports:

Michigan college launches four-year degree in cannabis chemistry

Hundreds of students have given the term higher education a new meaning, enrolling in a four-year degree in medicinal plant chemistry, The...

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Southern Vermont College to Close in Summer of 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00am 3/5/2019 at 10:00am

Earlier this year, it was announced that Vermont’s Green Mountain College will close. Now there is another.

The Vermont Digger reports:

Southern Vermont College says it will close this summer

Another small liberal arts college in Vermont will close its doors for good this summer.

Southern Vermont College president David Evans announced Monday that the...

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George Washington U. to Require Online Diversity Training for New Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 8:00am 3/5/2019 at 8:00am

Once again, the left’s ideas are so popular that they have to make them mandatory. Also, are we to believe that GWU is such a hotbed of hate that this is necessary?

The College Fix reports:

George Washington U. adds mandatory online diversity training for new students

New students at George Washington University now...

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Evergreen State College Trying to Give Itself a Makeover After 2017 Campus Unrest

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:30pm 3/4/2019 at 12:30pm

It looks like someone at Evergreen may have noticed all the colleges currently closing or downsizing.

Q13 FOX reports:

The Evergreen State College reinvents itself after 2017 turmoil on campus

Olympia, Wash. – For the past 52 years, Evergreen State College has offered non-traditional higher education options. Students...

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UC Berkeley Lashes Out at Critics of Its Handling of Attack on Conservative Student

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:30am 3/4/2019 at 10:30am
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While Berkeley is not responsible for the actions of the attacker in this case, they can’t escape the fact that no one was surprised that this happened at Berkeley.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley rips critics in newly released statement on campus assault, free speech

According to a lengthy statement released Sunday morning...

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Petition Calls on Harvard to Divest From the Prison Industry

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:30am 3/4/2019 at 8:30am

Campus activists around the country routinely call on schools to divest from Israel, the fossil fuel industry and now this. It’s often nothing more than a power play to ‘make’ the school do something they want.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Prison Divestment Advocates Rally, Deliver Petition to Harvard President Bacow

More than 100 Harvard...

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Tornadoes strike Alabama: 23 reported dead, with more victims likely

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30am 3/4/2019 at 7:30am
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*UPDATE: Authorities have now reported that 23 have died.

Several tornadoes hit southeastern US this weekend, killing at least 14 people in Alabama with officials fearing even more victims will be discovered.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told The Associated Press that he has called in help from elsewhere around the state because...

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UNC Chapel Hill Student Alleges School Took Down Her Website for Lampooning Admin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/3/2019 at 1:30pm

The parody website poked fun at how the school handled race relations.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Can Chapel Hill Take a Joke With a Point?

A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alleges that the institution took down her parody website that lampooned officials’ handling of race relations and only...

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Suspect Arrested for Attacking Conservative at Berkeley Once Worked for School

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:30am 3/3/2019 at 11:30am
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One has to wonder if this played any role in how long it took the UC Berkeley police to make the arrest.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Man arrested for assault on conservative once employed by UC-Berkeley

The University of C...

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George Washington University Introduces Bias Incident Reporting System

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 9:30am 3/3/2019 at 9:30am

Now GWU students can report thought crimes with greater convenience.

The College Fix reports:

School’s bias incident system allows students to report ’emotional impact,’ ‘verbal harm’

The George Washington University recently rolled out a new bias incident reporting system, a tool that allows students to report a variety of offensive incidents on campus, including...

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Ted Cruz Calls Out ‘Socialist’ Universities for Bias Against Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/2/2019 at 1:30pm
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More Republicans need to speak out in this way, especially when Democrats demand free college for everyone. Why should taxpayers fund political indoctrination centers for the left?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Ted Cruz calls universities ‘nutty’ and ‘socialist’ for avoiding controversial...

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University of California Math Prof Applicants Must Now Show Commitment to Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:30am 3/2/2019 at 11:30am

Every discipline will eventually be required to kneel at the altar of progressivism. By doing this in the hiring process, they screen out anyone who isn’t willing to play along.

Campus Reform reports:

Calif. math prof applicants better have ‘diversity contributions’ on their resumes

Applicants looking to teach mathematics at the University of California...

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University’s ‘Hawaiian Day’ Deemed Culturally Insensitive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30am 3/2/2019 at 9:30am

This happened at the University of South Dakota Law School. Can you blame people in South Dakota for wanting to celebrate Hawaii in winter?

The College Fix reports:

‘Hawaiian Day’ party deemed offensive, leis banned as ‘culturally insensitive’

The Student Bar Association of the University of South Dakota School of Law was told by...

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UCLA to Require the Offering of Breathalyzers at Frat Parties

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/1/2019 at 12:00pm

This is a kind of dumb half-measure. They’re requiring breathalyzers but not requiring people to use them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Major university will require breathalyzers at frat parties

As colleges continue their transformation from centers of education to daycare centers for grown children, one taxpayer-subsidized university in California is now taking action to...

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UC Davis Prof Under Fire for Old Tweets That Said Police “Need to be Killed”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00am 3/1/2019 at 10:00am

Is it any wonder why we see so many students spouting anti-police rhetoric on college campuses? Some of them are hearing this from educators.

Campus Reform reports:

Calif. student busts prof who said cops ‘need to be killed’

A professor at the University of California-Davis professor is fac...

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Students at U. Iowa Hold Rally to Ask ‘Does the University love us?’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:00am 3/1/2019 at 8:00am

It sounds like these students want the school to act as a parent. It says a lot about how the left views government.

The College Fix reports:

University of Iowa student rally asks: ‘Does the university love us?’

Students at the University of Iowa gathered Thursday afternoon commemorating the hashtag banner “#DoesUIowaLoveMe” and to...

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