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Veteran Receives Degree From U. Louisville After He had to Leave 40 Years Ago

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:30am 8/25/2019 at 11:30am
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This is a touching story. The University of Louisville gave veteran Larry McKillip, 74, his associates degree 40 years after he had to drop off to care for his sick mother. I dare you to read this and not cry.

McKillip used the GI Bill to attend the university after Vietnam. He...

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Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Promises to Pay Temple Student’s Tuition if He Finishes School

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:30am 8/25/2019 at 9:30am
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When Raheel Ahmad saw rapper Lil Uzi Vert in a department store he took a chance and asked him to pay for his $90,000 tuition at Temple University. Lil Uzi Vert agreed on a few conditions. From The Blast:

“Uzi, what’s good, brah?” The fan called out to the artist as he...

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NYT’s ‘1619’ Series Cites Cornell Scholar Whose Economic Research On Slavery Has Been Disputed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/24/2019 at 1:30pm
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In its “1619” series, the New York Times cited a Cornell scholar whose economic research on slavery has been disputed.

From The College Fix:

In an October 2016 paper, scholars Alan Olmstead of the University of California Davis and Paul Rhode of the University of Michigan harshly criticized the research of Cornell’s Edward Baptist...

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Vanderbilt Unveils Missing Flag That Flew Behind MLK, RFK Speeches

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:30am 8/24/2019 at 11:30am
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How cool is this? Vanderbilt University found a flag missing for years that served as the backdrop during MLK and RFK speeches. From The Tennessean:

More than 50 Reserve Officers Training Corps staff and students gathered in the Library Lawn at Vanderbilt University to unfold a 150 foot American flag.

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Iowa College Professor Resigns After Backlash From ‘I am Antifa’ Declaration

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:30am 8/24/2019 at 9:30am

Kirkwood Community College Professor Jeff Klinzman resigned after the school decided to remove him after he told a local news outlet, “I am Antifa.”

From Campus Reform:

Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg released a statement Friday saying that the college accepted Jeff Klinzman’s resignation, according to a press release obtained by Campus...

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Director of MIT Media Lab Resigns Over School’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/23/2019 at 12:00pm
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You have to at least give this man credit for having principles.

The Hill reports:

Prominent MIT director resigns in protest over university’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

The director of the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media he is resigning in protest over the center’s ties to the late financier and accused sex...

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Art Professor Compares University’s Diversity Workshop to Orwell’s Animal Farm

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00am 8/23/2019 at 10:00am

It’s so refreshing to hear someone in academia complain in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: NC art prof slams faculty diversity workshop, claims admin using Orwell as ‘instruction manual’

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts told faculty to choose between two dates for a diversity workshop conducted by a professor...

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U. Kentucky Apologizes for Conspiring Against and Mocking Conservative Student Group

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00am 8/23/2019 at 8:00am

Do liberals understand this is one of the reasons many conservatives oppose free college? Why should they fund an industry that’s openly hostile to them?

The College Fix reports:

University of Kentucky apologizes for conspiring against, mocking conservative club

A recently published series of emails shows administrators conspiring against and mocking students attempting to...

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Yale Criticized for Failing to Stop Professor Who Allegedly Abused Multiple Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/22/2019 at 12:00pm

This sounds pretty serious. Yale has even hired a former U.S. attorney to investigate.

USA Today reports:

Yale failed to stop professor who sexually assaulted students over decades, report says

A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according to a report commissioned by the university, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in...

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Police at Washington State Disappointed With New Gun Control Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00am 8/22/2019 at 10:00am

The police don’t like this new law because it makes it harder for law-abiding students to arm themselves.

Campus Reform reports:

WSU police ‘disappointed’ after new state gun law takes effect

The Washington State University assistant chief of police says he is “disappointed” after a new gun law took effect.

The law, called Initiative 1639,...

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Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:00am 8/22/2019 at 8:00am

This is the right thing to do and smart politics. Republicans everywhere should be doing this.

The College Fix reports:

Wisconsin Republicans to reintroduce campus free speech bill

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Short Lived Diversity Chief at U. Iowa Not Required to Pay Back $25,000 Moving Expenses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/21/2019 at 12:00pm

This summer, the University of Iowa hired this man to be their head of diversity, equity and inclusion for over $200,000 and he resigned almost immediately. They gave him $25,000 for moving expenses when they hired him and now they’re not making him pay it back.

The Gazette reports:

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Columbia University Offers Tips to the Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00am 8/21/2019 at 10:00am

Is there any wonder why Republicans and independents increasingly see colleges as a bad thing?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Ivy League school urges ‘resistance’ to ‘mean and small-minded’ Trump’s ‘moronic’ policies

Columbia University called President Donald Trump “the mean and small-minded man in the White House,” in a piece published Monday on the university’s...

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UC-Berkeley Promotes Hotline for Students to Call if They Spot Immigration Agents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:00am 8/21/2019 at 8:00am

Berkeley cares more about non-citizens than the constitutional rights of American citizens, like free speech and the Second Amendment.

The College Fix reports:

University promotes hotline for students to call if they...

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New Jersey Gave Over $3.8 Million in Financial Aid to Undocumented College Students Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/20/2019 at 12:00pm

We shouldn’t be surprised by this. Most of the Democrats running in 2020 want to give illegal immigrants free healthcare.

NorthJersey.com reports:

NJ gave more than $3.8 million in financial aid to undocumented college students last...

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U. Alabama is Swimming in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00am 8/20/2019 at 10:00am

Dollars for diversity. This is a scam and American taxpayers should demand their money back.

Campus Reform reports:

U. Alabama got MILLIONS from taxpayer for ‘diversity.’ It’s about to get even more.

The federal government has granted the University of Alabama-Birmingham $1.25 million to help achieve gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,...

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University of Virginia to Keep Pro-Thomas Jefferson ‘Founder’s Day’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00am 8/20/2019 at 8:00am

This is in stark contrast to the Charlottesville City Council, which decided to drop the day.

The College Fix reports:

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