Quick Takes  (Page 10)

Ecofeminism Course at UMass-Dartmouth Teaches About the ‘Oppression of Nature’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:30am 1/5/2019 at 11:30am

Everything oppresses women, even nature apparently. Who signs up for this course and takes it seriously?

Campus Reform reports:

UMass-Dartmouth charges pretty penny for ‘ecofeminism’ course

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an online “ecofeminism” course in which students can learn about topics like “the oppression of nature.”

“Ecofeminism: Philosophy & Practice,” a three-credit course, is...

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Prof Suggests Apportioning U.S. Senators Based on Population

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:30am 1/5/2019 at 9:30am

This is a concept that has been floating around in progressive circles for a while now. The left can’t stand the fact that less populous states like Wyoming have the same representation in the U.S. Senate as California.

Professor Eric Orts of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania writes at ...

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Dartmouth Announces New Plan to Combat Sexual Harassment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/4/2019 at 12:00pm

This stems from a federal complaint filed by some current and former students alleging sexual harassment by professors.

CNN reports:

Dartmouth College announces new initiative to comb...

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University in California Rolling Out Campus Snack-Delivering Robots

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10:00am 1/4/2019 at 10:00am

What could go wrong? I for one welcome our new food-delivering robot overlords.

Adweek reports:

Snack-Wielding Robots From PepsiCo Are Invading the University of the Pacific

In days of yore, peckish college students had to physically seek out sources of sustenance. No more: Food giant PepsiCo announced it is bringing a fleet of self-driving...

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Rutgers Social Justice Course Teaches ‘Resistance Strategies’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:00am 1/4/2019 at 8:00am

Another fine example of left wing political activism replacing serious scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Rutgers students earn credit for learning ‘resistance’

Students at Rutgers University can earn academic credit in spring 2019 by learning social justice “resistance strategies”...

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Brazil’s New President Vows to Take ‘Marxist Garbage’ Out of Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/3/2019 at 12:00pm

Trump should consider a similar approach here. Our education system is more indoctrination than education now.

Ashe Schow reports at the Daily Wire:

New Brazil President Vows To Tackle ‘Marxist Garbage’ In Schools

He’s called himself “Brazil’s Donald Trump.” Now, incoming Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be making good on that namesake by...

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Harvard Joins Over 60 Schools Supporting College’s Lawsuit Against New DHS Policy

https://youtu.be/CJpH2CjmXiE
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00am 1/3/2019 at 10:00am
https://youtu.be/CJpH2CjmXiE

A new policy from Kirstjen Nielsen and the DHS may affect how long international students can stay in the country and a lot of people in higher ed are freaking out about it.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard decries ‘destructive’ new Trump admin policy

Harvard University signed a statement in late December denouncing U.S. Secretary...

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Montclair State to Offer Course Exploring ‘Non-Human Perspectives’ of LGBT

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:00am 1/3/2019 at 8:00am

It’s always important to consider the non-human perspective on important issues like this, isn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

University offers class that explores ‘non-human perspectives’ of LGBT

A public university is giving its students an opportunity to learn about “non-human perspectives” of LGBT identities and politics, though the professor teaching the class did...

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Charity Run by Black Lawmakers Didn’t Give Out a Single Scholarship

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/2/2019 at 12:00pm

This organization, run by black lawmakers in New York, is intended to give scholarships to underprivileged youth. They spent money on food and limos instead.

The Daily Caller reports:

Black Lawmakers’ Charity Didn’t Give Out a Single Scholarship, Top Pols Hide Financials

The caucus of black New York state lawmakers runs a charity whose...

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Joe Biden Declines $100K Speaking Fee at University of Utah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSZDV1Gv8xk
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am 1/2/2019 at 10:00am
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Good for Joe. It’s not often you hear about a politician turning down a huge speaking fee.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

The University of Utah agreed to pay Joe...

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Young Americans for Liberty Scores Major Free Speech Wins Across the Country

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:00am 1/2/2019 at 8:00am

Congrats to these young people. This just goes to show there are still college students who appreciate freedom.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Young Americans for Liberty scores 50 pro-free speech policy changes on campuses across the country

Young Americans for Liberty, a national student group committed to the ideas of liberty, has hit an...

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Georgetown University Now Going After ‘Microaggressions in Medicine’

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

The sciences are no longer safe from the left’s agenda. Even medicine is being targeted.

Campus Reform reports:

Georgetown takes ‘A.C.T.I.O.N.’ against ‘microaggressions in medicine’

A Georgetown University department will be starting a “Microaggressions in Medicine” initiative this winter, aiming to teach students how to respond to microaggressions.

The School of Medicine at Georgetown along...

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Historian Thinks Museums Should Reconsider European Art Because of White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 11:00am 1/1/2019 at 11:00am

The left is determined to erase history. They’re succeeding by doing it a little bit at a time. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports:

Historian: Museums need to ‘reconsider’ European art exhibits because … white supremacy

A Philadelphia-based art historian and curator believes exhibitions of European art in American museums...

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Professor Jonathan Turley: Trump is Completely Transforming the Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9:00am 1/1/2019 at 9:00am
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George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley suggests that Trump is causing Democrats to take positions they never agreed with just to oppose Trump. He makes an excellent case, too.

He writes at The Hill:

Donald Trump is completely transforming the Democrats

Washington has long been a stranger to principle other than the principle of...

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Penn State to Host Speakers on ‘Trans and Intersex Wellness’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 31, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/31/2018 at 12:00pm

This is going to be sponsored by the school’s college of liberal arts. Has anyone asked why?

The College Fix reports:

Coming to Penn State this spring: ‘Critical Conversations on Trans and Intersex Wellness’

Penn State students are in for a treat this coming spring semester: The College of Liberal Arts’ Clinic and Elsewhere...

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Ohio Wesleyan U. Now Offering a Major in Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00am 12/31/2018 at 10:00am

Preparing young leftists for careers in progressive activism.

Campus Reform reports:

OWU offers ‘social justice’ major with mandatory ‘activism’ work

A university in Ohio is offering a “social justice major” to students, aiming to “cultivate…the knowledge and skills needed to analyze social injustices.”

Ohio Wesleyan University is offering the major to undergraduate students who are...

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Historically Black Women’s College Scrambles to Raise Funds to Stay Open

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8:00am 12/31/2018 at 8:00am

When a school slides to this point, the writing is pretty much on the wall.

The Hill reports:

Social media campaign raises $1 million to keep historically black women’s college open

A historically black college for women in North Carolina has raised more than $1 million as part of its push to raise enough...

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