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*UPDATE* Ravens Did Not Hand Out DNA Tests

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*UPDATE* Fellow author here at LI David Gerstman informed me on FB that the Ravens decided to forgo the giveaway. From CBS Sports:

A few hours before kickoff, though, the Ravens postponed the event to a later unknown date.

Why? The biotech firm sponsoring the event is “working to address questions from...

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Evergreen State Settles Lawsuit With Bret Weinstein and Wife for $500K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:30am 9/17/2017 at 8:30am
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Evergreen was lucky to settle for so little. Weinstein had a solid case.

The College Fix reports:

Evergreen State College settles claim with embattled professors for $500,000

Evergreen State College has settled a tort claim against it from embattled Professor Bret Weinstein and his wife, Professor Heather Heying, for $500,000, according to an email...

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California Legislature Approves Moving Presidential Primary to March

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Last week, Fuzzy blogged that California was contemplating moving its presidential primary from June to March. Earlier today, the lawmakers voted to do just that. However, Gov. Jim Brown hasn’t said if he will sign the bill. From The Associated Press:

A March primary would likely fall on so-called Super Tuesday, when...

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‘Freshman’ And ‘Upperclassman’ Replaced With Gender-Neutral Terms at Yale

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Left wing forces at Yale keep pushing, and the school keeps laying down for them.

The Daily Caller reports:

Yale Replaces ‘Freshman’ And ‘Upperclassman’ With Gender-Neutral Terms

Yale University announced Thursday it’s changing the terms “freshman” and “upperclassman” to “first-year” and “upper-level student” in official campus documents.

The university will make these changes in resources...

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Pakistan: Christian Man Sentenced to Death For Blasphemy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/16/2017 at 1:30pm
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As we oppose and reject antifa (really profa) and its violent opposition to drastically limiting free speech in this country, it’s worth noting the outcome in other countries when things we still count as free speech are counted as death-penalty offenses.

In Pakistan, a 35-year-old Christian man has been sentenced to death...

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Faculty Members at Berkeley Call for Boycott of Free Speech Week

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:30am 9/16/2017 at 11:30am

You can always count on the faculty at Berkeley to set s good example for the students, right?

From the Daily Californian:

UC Berkeley faculty members call for boycott of classes during ‘Free Speech Week’

In a letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley community, 132 campus faculty members from various...

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Former Students Speak Out on Behalf of Pro-Israel Prof Fired by U. Maryland

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Former students of Melissa Landa say she shouldn’t have been fired.

They wrote this to the Diamondback:

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Recent Cornell Symposium Focused on Xenophobia in the Age of Trump

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The academic left is going to beat this drum for the next four to eight years, no matter what happens. Their minds are made up.

Campus Reform reported:

Cornell hosts symposium on ‘xenophobia in...

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11-Year-Old Frank Achieves His Dream of Mowing White House Lawn

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Frank, 11, wrote a letter to the White House in August and told President Donald Trump he wanted to mow the lawn at the White House. Even though he usually charges $8, he offered his services for free.

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Survey Finds Lots of Students and Faculty at Mizzou are Miserable

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30am 9/15/2017 at 10:30am

What a surprise. Is there any wonder why enrollment is also tanking?

The Daily Caller reports:

Shocker: Students And Professors At Mizzou Are Generally Miserable, Survey Finds

A survey released this week by University of Missouri shows that 40 percent of all students and 60 percent of all professors have strongly considered leaving the...

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Joe Biden Compares Supporters of Due Process on Campus to Charlottesville Nazis

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:30am 9/15/2017 at 7:30am

If Joe Biden runs for president in 2020, this will come back to haunt him. Count on it.

The College Fix reports:

Joe Biden compares supporters of due process to ‘Nazis’ who marched in Charlottesville

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s* recent announcement that her department will revise Title IX enforcement practices led one angry former...

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Termination of Pro-Israel Professor Being Investigated at U. Maryland

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There is a very real anti-Israel bias in American academia. It’s good that this case is being looked into.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

U. Maryland Investigating Termination of Pro-Israel Professor

The non-renewal of a longtime University of Maryland professor’s contract is being investigated by the school’s Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct...

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Syracuse U. Makes Diversity a New Priority in School Library

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Libraries in higher ed are on the social justice radar lately, so this comes as no surprise.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse becomes latest college to make diversity a priority for its library

In an effort to increase its advocacy for the disabled and other minority groups on campus, Syracuse University has added an...

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Harvard Paying Students to Educate Others on Diversity and Inclusion

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This is a new trend. A similar thing is happening at Bryn Mawr College.

The Daily Caller reports:

Harvard To Pay Students To Educate Others About Diversity

Harvard University will pay students $11 dollars an hour to educate their peers about diversity and inclusion this fall.

Wednesday is the last day students can apply to...

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Left Wing “Anti-War” Banner Causes Outrage at Amherst College on 9/11

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/13/2017 at 1:30pm

The school wouldn’t take it down because they’re committed to free speech. Have you noticed the left’s free speech rights are always protected?

The Boston Herald reports:

Anti-war banner at Amherst College sparks 9/11 outrage

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Assumption College Cancels Charles Murray Speech Over Threat of Antifa Violence

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Antifa doesn’t even have to show up to shut down free speech anymore. The fear of their arrival is enough now.

Campus Reform reports:

College cancels Charles Murray over ‘mere threat’ of Antifa

Controversial economist and author Charles Murray was recently dis...

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Steve Bannon to Speak at UC Berkeley During Free Speech Week

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It’ll be fascinating to see how certain members of the student body react to this.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

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