Quick Takes  (Page 10)

Universities in Michigan Reportedly Facing up to a Billion in Losses Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/21/2020 at 2:00pm

As the devastation of this crisis comes into focus, it keeps looking worse for higher education.

The College Fix reports:

Fiscal carnage: Universities in Michigan face $1 billion in COVID-related revenue loss

The coronavirus has claimed ano...

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Columbia Law School Journal Seeks Papers on “the Intersection of Law and Menstruation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Sometimes higher education is beyond parody. Now is one of those times.

From the Faculty Lounge blog:

CFP – Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, April 9,...

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All Lectures at Cambridge University Will be Online-Only Until Summer of 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00am 5/21/2020 at 10:00am

It’s amazing how long some schools are planning to keep these policies going.

BBC News reports:

Cambridge University: All lectures to be online-only until summer of 2021

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Columbia Law Profs Who Led Fight Against Kavanaugh, Silent About Commencement Speaker Biden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYSDACKjdIA
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00am 5/21/2020 at 8:00am
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Remember, the left not only pushed the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, they went berserk over them. Joe Biden? Not so much.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Columbia Law School Profs Led The Fight Against Brett Kavanaugh. They’re Silent On Their Commencement Speaker, Joe Biden.

Columbia Law School will welcome a high-profile commencement...

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University of Notre Dame Opening Campus to Students in Fall With Reconfigured Schedule

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/20/2020 at 12:00pm

They’re starting early and eliminating fall break. Not a bad idea.

Campus Reform reports:

Notre Dame brings students back to campus, but there’s a catch

The University of Notre Dame has configured a plan for returning to campus for the fall 2020 semester that it believes will mitigate certain risks associated with campus life...

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Colorado State U. Hands Out $1,500 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00am 5/20/2020 at 10:00am

American citizens got checks for $1,200 but undocumented students here got $1,500? Got it.

The College Fix reports:

Colorado State University doles out $1,500 COVID aid checks to hundreds of undocumented...

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Mayor of Ithaca, NY, Says City Faces ‘Cataclysmic Trouble’ if Ithaca College and Cornell Don’t Open in Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00am 5/20/2020 at 8:00am

An important reminder that many cities depend on colleges and universities as a vital part of their economy.

CNBC reports:

Mayor sees ‘cataclysmic trouble’ if Cornell and Ithaca College do not reopen campuses this fall

The mayor of Ithaca, New York, told CNBC on Monday that the city’s economy faces dire consequences if local...

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U. Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches After Hazing and Nudity Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/19/2020 at 12:00pm

Naked cheerleaders and alcohol-fueled mayhem? This sounds like the plot of a 1980’s comedy film.

CNN reports:

University of Kentucky fires cheerleading coaches after hazing and nudity investigation

The University of Kentucky fired its entire cheerleading coaching staff after an investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct, including hazing, alcohol use and public nudity on...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Likely Bring More College Closures in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:00am 5/19/2020 at 10:00am

This spring sent a shock wave across college campuses, but it could get much worse next fall.

Charles Fain Lehman writes at the Washington Free Beacon:

American Colleges Are Headed for a Meltdown

They’ve been through riots, protests, and natural disasters—but America’s colleges have never seen anything like the financial meltdown the coronavirus is...

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Most Students at Princeton Would Take Leave of Absence if In-Person Classes Don’t Resume

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00am 5/19/2020 at 8:00am

This is the catch-22 many schools are facing. There are going to be problems whether they reopen or not.

The College Fix reports:

Most Princeton students would take leave of absence if in-person classes don’t resume

Nearly two thirds of students at Princeton University responded to a recent campus survey that they “would seriously...

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Congratulates Class of 2020 With Uplifting Message

https://twitter.com/GOPLeader/status/1262111024473202688
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/18/2020 at 12:00pm
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Kevin McCarthy does a great job here, and there’s no politicization.

Via Twitchy:

Kevin McCarthy sends out a message to college graduates and actually makes it about the them, not politics

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) sent out a message to the college class of 2020 on Sunday, and it was focused on...

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Officials at Providence College Apologize Following Large Gathering of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00am 5/18/2020 at 10:00am

This is another example of how ready people are to end the shutdowns.

WPRI News reports:

Providence College officials apologize following large student gathering Saturday

Providence College officials have issued an apology to the community after students poured out of off-campus housing and flouted coronavirus-related social distancing mandates this weekend.

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Syracuse University Increasing Tuition and Financial Aid for 2020-2021

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00am 5/18/2020 at 8:00am

Isn’t this the worst time possible to raise tuition?

Syracuse.com reports:

Syracuse University increases tuition and financial aid for 2020-21; sticker price likely more than $76K

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ACLU Suing Betsy DeVos Over Changes to Title IX Policies on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/17/2020 at 1:30pm

Funny, you don’t hear much about the ACLU speaking out about the trampling of people’s civil liberties due to the shutdowns.

NBC News reports:

ACLU sues Betsy DeVos over new campus sexual assault rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses...

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Cal State System Will Not Reopen in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:30am 5/17/2020 at 11:30am

It’ll be fascinating to see how students react this fall when some schools open and others don’t.

Reuters reports:

California cancels fall university classes as Fauci warns of reopening too soon

California’s state university system, the largest in the United States, canceled classes on Tuesday for the fall semester because of the coronavirus, while...

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New Prof at Auburn U. Won’t Say School Chant Because it Includes the Word ‘War’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 9:30am 5/17/2020 at 9:30am

You might say this professor has declared war on the word “war.”

The College Fix reports:

Incoming Auburn U. pr...

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College Republicans and Democrats United in Criticism of Chinese Propaganda on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5:30pm 5/16/2020 at 5:30pm

It’s good to know that students with different politics can get together on this issue.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans, Democrats join in condemning Chinese propaganda on campus

In a rare show of solidarity, College Republicans and College Democrats have joined together to reduce the influence of China’s Communist Party on American campuses.

The...

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