Quick Takes  (Page 10)

U. Vermont Students and Faculty Demand Abolition of Campus Police, Flying of BLM Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:30am 8/1/2020 at 11:30am

Apparently, the supposed campus ‘rape culture’ emergency we have been hearing about for years is no longer a problem. It must be over if there’s no need for police.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs and students ‘demand’ full ‘abolition’ of campus police, BLM flag to be flown

A student-led initiative at the University of Vermont...

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Biologist Forced Out of Academia for Saying Male and Female are not Social Constructs

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:30am 8/1/2020 at 9:30am

The progressive agenda now overrules science, and if you refuse to accept this, you will be punished.

The College Fix reports:

Evolutionary biologist forced out of academia for insisting male and female are not social constructs

When evolutionary biologist Colin Wright has debated Christian conservatives on the topic of creationism or intelligent design, he...

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People Calling Police on College Students for Not Wearing Masks or Social Distancing at Parties

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/31/2020 at 12:00pm

This is happening in Amherst, MA, a town that owes much of its economy to the many colleges in the area.

Mass Live reports:

College parties take on a new cast in COVID-19 era: Amherst residents concerned about students without masks, too close together

Residents have been calling police after seeing college students outdoors...

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Political Science Prof Faces Termination for Failing to Complete Mandatory Diversity Training

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00am 7/31/2020 at 10:00am

Would you blame any professor for standing up to this? It’s insulting. It’s like being told you need training to think the right way.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

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Graduate Employees at Penn State Hold ‘Die-in’ to Protest Reopening of Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:00am 7/31/2020 at 8:00am

These people could just quit their jobs, if they’re really so concerned.

The College Fix reports:

Penn State graduate employees hold ‘die-in’ to protest campus reopening

A gathering of Pennsylvania State University graduate employees held a “die-in” last week to protest the school’s plan for reopening campus.

According to the Daily Collegian, on July 20...

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Conservative Student Group at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Pressured to Support Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:30pm 7/30/2020 at 12:30pm

You will be made to care. The Federalist Society at this school is facing a campaign to blacklist them if they don’t bend to the left’s demands.

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative student group thre...

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Grad Students at U. Minnesota Demand More Anti-Racism Initiatives

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00am 7/30/2020 at 10:00am

Notice what they’re not demanding. Better professors, higher quality education, etc. The progressive agenda is what’s important.

The College Fix reports:

U. Minnesota grad students demand more anti-racism initiatives in their departments

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Western Michigan U. Says Students Must Avoid Large Parties and Wear Masks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8:00am 7/30/2020 at 8:00am

A certain number of people go to college just for the social aspect. Many of them will probably stay home this year.

MLive reports:

Students must avoid large parties, wear masks for safe return, WMU president says

Students and staff will have to do their part this fall in order for in-person education to...

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Former Head of Harvard Chemistry Dept. Accused of Spying for China Faces New Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/29/2020 at 12:00pm

This guy is in a world of trouble and for obvious reasons. It’s amazing how much he was allegedly being paid by China.

The College Fix reports:

New charges filed against Harvard chemistry professor accused of spying for China, Wuhan University

The feds continue to pile on charges against the former chair of Harvard...

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Black Campus Activists at Tulane U. Demand Free Tuition and Reparations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00am 7/29/2020 at 10:00am

This seems like another example of activists taking advantage of the current climate. Why else would they suddenly make these demands now?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Campus Activists Demand Free Tuition and Reparations

Tulane University activists are demanding...

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U. Texas-Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests on Hiring and Promotions for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 8:00am 7/29/2020 at 8:00am

This is all being pushed under the banner of diversity and inclusion, which increasingly appears to mean, people who agree with progressives only.

The National Association of Scholars reports:

Exclusive: UT Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests for Hiring and Promotion

The University of Texas at Austin is plunging head-first into the murky waters of...

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George Washington University Offering Online-Only Classes in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/28/2020 at 12:00pm
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The school is going to allow some students to live on campus, but they will still have online classes only.

WTOP News reports:

George Washington University to go online-only in fall

The George Washington University in D.C. will hold all undergraduate classes online in the fall semester.

The university said in a statement Monday that...

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Virginia Commonwealth University ‘Protests’ Cause Over $100,000 in Damage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00am 7/28/2020 at 10:00am

Imagine being a donor to this school and knowing that it’s being treated this way by some current students.

Campus Reform reports:

Universities suffer more than $100k in damages amid violent weekend protests

Amid protests taking place in major cities this weekend, universities were not immune to the violence.

Cities that experienced a rise in...

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Campus Statue of John Harvard Vandalized With Spray Paint

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8:00am 7/28/2020 at 8:00am
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This paint will be cleaned away immediately if it hasn’t been already. Harvard has immense maintenance resources.

Boston.com reports:

Famous Harvard University statue vandalized

A statue of Harvard University’s namesake has been vandalized on campus.

The John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard...

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UW-Madison Prof: Unlikely That Conservative Would be Hired Under Minority Recruitment Program

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/27/2020 at 12:00pm

In higher education, diversity is based on how people look, not how they think.

The College Fix reports:

UW-Madison prof: ‘next to no chance’ conservative could be hired via minority recruitment program

While a minority hiring program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison values skin...

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Students at UConn Demand Full Defunding of Campus Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:00am 7/27/2020 at 10:00am

Who exactly do these students think is going to come to their rescue if they become victims of serious crimes?

WTNH News reports:

UConn students demand full defunding of campus police

UConn students from across the state rallied on the steps of the State Capitol Saturday calling to defund UConn police.

Students held up signs...

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Harvard Undergrads Experience Increase in Depression and Anxiety

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 8:00am 7/27/2020 at 8:00am
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The good news for these students is that they are at Harvard. They have access to pretty much any resource they might need.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

University Task Force Finds Increase in Harvard Undergraduates Reporting Depression, Anxiety

The percent of Harvard undergraduates who reported they have or believe they have depression and anxiety...

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