Quick Takes  (Page 12)

U. Florida Threatens to Punish Students for Not Wearing Masks, Socializing

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 9:30am 7/25/2020 at 9:30am

College is going to be so much fun this year, you can already tell.

Campus Reform reports:

University of Florida threatens to punish students for not wearing masks, socializing

The University of Florida is warning students that failure to wear a mask...

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New Analysis Suggests Six Colleges in Massachusetts Will ‘Perish’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/24/2020 at 12:00pm

This is just the beginning. New England is a hub of higher education. If this happens in Massachusetts, you better believe it’ll happen in other parts of the country.

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Rice University to Use Large Tents for Outdoor Instruction, Advises Students to Bring Chairs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:00am 7/24/2020 at 10:00am

Why would any parent pay tuition to have their child attend college where they’re going to sit in tents wearing masks?

Campus Reform reports:

Students asked to bring their own chairs to campus with…tents?

As universities across the country are developing plans for students...

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Petition Demands Removal of Walt Whitman Statue at Rutgers University-Camden

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8:00am 7/24/2020 at 8:00am

We’ve gotten to the point where it seems like people are just doing this because they think they can.

The College Fix reports:

Petition demands statue of poet Walt Whitman be removed from Rutgers University-Camden

A statue of Walt Whitman, one of America’s most famous and influential poets, has come under fire at Rutgers...

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English Dept. at Rutgers to Deemphasize Traditional Grammar in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/23/2020 at 12:00pm

Black Lives Matter, as a political movement and ideology, is now being woven into basic aspects of education, like the study of English. This is madness.

The College Fix reports:

Rutgers English Department to deemphasize traditional grammar ‘in solidarity with Black Lives Matter’

The English Department at Rutgers University recently announced a list of...

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George Washington U. Will No Longer Recommend Book Equating Conservatism With Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00am 7/23/2020 at 10:00am
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The school has also apologized for including the book in a syllabus.

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California State U. to Require Course on Ethnic Studies, Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00am 7/23/2020 at 8:00am

Progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

FOX News reports:

Cal State University to require students to take course on ethnic studies, social justice

Courses on ethnic studies and social justice will soon be required for graduation from California State University after its board of trustees Wednesday approved a...

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Students and Faculty at Dartmouth Sign Letter Urging School to Fight ‘Structural Racism’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/22/2020 at 12:00pm

Have you noticed how the left has evolved from accusations of racism to ‘systemic’ racism and ‘structural’ racism?

The College Fix reports:

Hundreds of Dartmouth faculty, students sign letter urging school to fight ‘structural racism’

Calling...

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Popular Teacher Allegedly Fired From Michigan High School for Saying ‘Trump is Our President’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00am 7/22/2020 at 10:00am

This teacher has no history of being overtly political and is liked by parents and students. What exactly is the firing offense here?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Michigan School Fires Popular Teacher For Saying ‘Trump Is Our President’

A Michigan school district fired a popular high school teacher and coach after he pointed...

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Pete Buttigieg Hired by Notre Dame to ‘Restore Trust’ in Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:00am 7/22/2020 at 8:00am
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There will be no protests or campus riots over this because Buttigieg is a Democrat. Must be nice to have that privilege.

Campus Reform reports:

Mayor Pete gets hired by Notre Dame to ‘restore trust’ in politics

Former South Bend, Indi...

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UConn Medical School Suspending Honor Society Over Fear That Merit-Based Criteria is Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/21/2020 at 12:00pm

The suspension is just the first step. They are currently considering shutting the whole thing down for good.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UConn Med. School May Shutter Honor Society Amid Diversity Feud

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is suspending nominations to its honor society and is considering getting rid of its...

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Writer: For Next 10 Years Top 100 Colleges Should Only Accept Students from Families That Make Under 100K

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 10:00am 7/21/2020 at 10:00am

This would basically be an experiment in the progressive concepts of social justice and privilege, so many on the left would probably sign on to the idea.

Eboo Patel writes at Inside Higher Ed:

A Radical Proposal for How Elite Higher Education Can Change America

This is a time for proposals that shift paradigms...

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Students at Harvard Law School Call for ‘Automatic Bar Admission’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:00am 7/21/2020 at 8:00am

Would you even consider hiring a lawyer who hasn’t passed the bar exam? Have these students thought about this question?

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Law Students Call for Automatic Bar Admission, Citing Racial and Economic Disparity

Harvard Law School students joined peers from law schools across the state in a letter urging the...

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Notre Dame Stands by Use of ‘Fighting Irish’ Nickname and Leprechaun Mascot

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/20/2020 at 12:00pm

Now that we’re going down this road, every team name and mascot will be examined.

The Irish Post reports:

Notre Dame University defends use of ‘...

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Black Student Groups at Western Washington U. Demand ‘Black Student Space’ on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00am 7/20/2020 at 10:00am

They have other demands, which include defunding the school’s police department.

Campus Reform reports:

University promotes students’ demands, including ‘Black Student Space’ on campus

Western Washington University students are demanding that construction on a community building be halted to create a space for Black students.

Black Student Organizations at Western Washington University published a detailed...

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Wayne State U. Law School Warns Students Not to Advocate Dropping Bar Exam on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:00am 7/20/2020 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how many problems social media has created for college students.

The College Fix reports:

Law school warns students not to advocate dropping bar exam on social media

As a handful of states have suspended the bar exam requirement for aspiring attorneys, one law school recently warned students to be careful about how...

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Homeless Encampment Growing on Campus of Seattle Central College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 1:30pm 7/19/2020 at 1:30pm

Why is the school even allowing this to happen?

KOMO News reports:

Homeless encampment on lawn of Seattle Central College stirs concern

A growing homeless encampment on the front lawn of Seattle Central College in Capitol Hill is raising new concerns about crime, safety...

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