Quick Takes  (Page 19)

Some Members of U.Texas-Austin Marching Band Refuse to Play ‘Eyes of Texas’ Claiming it’s Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 11:30am 8/23/2020 at 11:30am

If these students really believe their school song is racist, maybe they should just drop out.

Campus Reform reports:

UT band members refuse to play ‘The Eyes of Texas,’ citing racist h...

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Students at Various Schools Demand Tuition Cuts as Schools Pivot to Online Learning

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 9:30am 8/23/2020 at 9:30am

This is one instance where student demands make sense. Why should they pay the same tuition for online classes?

FOX News reports:

Students demand tuition cuts as more colleges pivot to virtual learning

Students at dozens of universities have circulated petitions demanding a reduction in tuition, with more schools switching to online teaching or...

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36 Students Suspended From Purdue University for Attending Off-Campus Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1:30pm 8/22/2020 at 1:30pm

If you were in college right now, would you even bother returning to campus this year? It sounds like no fun at all.

CBS News reports:

36 Purdue University students suspended after off-campus party

Thirty-six students at Purdue University who attended a party on Wednesday night have been suspended, a spokesperson for the university...

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Federal Government Investigating Case of Fordham U. Student Disciplined Over Social Media Post

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:30am 8/22/2020 at 11:30am
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We have been following the story of student Austin Tong, who was banned from the campus of Fordham University for posing with a legally owned gun on social media. This is...

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Actress Lori Loughlin and Husband Get Minimal Jail Time in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 9:30am 8/22/2020 at 9:30am

Loughlin got a sentence of two months and her husband got five months. Why even bother?

FOX News reports:

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli sentenced in college admissions scandal case

Two of the highest-profile defendants in the college admissions scandal, which exposed the rich and famous paying big bucks for scams to get their kids...

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UC-Berkeley Campus Asked to Reduce Power Usage Between 3 and 8 PM

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/21/2020 at 12:00pm

California is currently experiencing a power crisis, which is even affecting college campuses.

Berkeley News reports:

Campus asked to reduce power usage from 3-8 p.m.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Administration Marc Fisher and Vice Chancellor for Research Randy Katz sent the following message to faculty, staff, postdocs and...

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Students at Trinity U. Threatened With Suspension for Not Social Distancing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00am 8/21/2020 at 10:00am

Campus life at many schools is going to miserable this year. Wouldn’t you take a gap year?

Campus Reform reports:

Trinity University threatens to suspend students for not social distancing

Students found to be in violation of Trinity University’s COVID-19 procedures may be suspended from the school, according to a recent email from the...

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Group of Professors Calls for End to Standard English as the Norm

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8:00am 8/21/2020 at 8:00am

The basic argument here is that standard English is, you guessed it, racist.

The College Fix reports:

‘Black linguistic justice’: Professors dem...

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CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Mandates Ethnic Studies for State University System

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/20/2020 at 12:00pm
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Doesn’t Gavin Newsom have some bigger issues to deal with in California right now?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

California Governor Mandates Ethnic Studies Courses for University Students

California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) signed a bill Monday mandating students in the California State University system take at least one course in ethnic studies despite...

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Black Student Organizations at Hofstra Want Zero Tolerance for Hate Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00am 8/20/2020 at 10:00am

This is just one item on a list of 13 demands the organizations are making.

The College Fix reports:

Hofstra U. black student organizations want zero...

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Revolutionary War Statue at University of Virginia Vandalized With Red Paint

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00am 8/20/2020 at 8:00am

Does everyone remember when we were assured this was just about Confederate statues?

Campus Reform reports:

Revolutionary War statue doused in red paint at UVA

A statue of George Rogers Cl...

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Profs Recommend Keeping Your Kids in Public School to Show Anti-Racism Commitment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/19/2020 at 12:00pm

So many parents are choosing to home school, and who can blame them? Public schools in many places are failing the community.

The College Fix reports:

Profs to white...

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U. Michigan Student Newspaper Allegedly Told Staff Not to Use FOX News as a Source

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:00am 8/19/2020 at 10:00am

According to this report, it’s acceptable for students to cite CNN and MSNBC. What a joke.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: UMich student paper tells staff not to cite Fox News

Based on a tip from a concerned student at the University of...

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Iowa State Prof Reportedly Warned Students Not to Criticize Gay Marriage, Abortion, BLM

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8:00am 8/19/2020 at 8:00am

After this came to light, the school responded saying this was ‘inconsistent with the university’s standards.’

The YAF Blog reports:

Iowa State Professor Threatens to “Dismiss” Pro-Life, Conservative Students From Her Class

An English professor at Iowa State University has threatened to dismiss students who voice opposition to abortion or the Marxist Black Lives...

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Stanford Drops Admission Test for Medical Students Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/18/2020 at 12:00pm

Is it possible that the school is just worried about lower enrollment due to Coronavirus?

Campus Reform reports:

Stanford scraps admission test requirement for medical students

Several of Stanford University’s graduate programs, which rank among the best in the United States, removed or revised their admissions requirements in response to difficulties presented by the...

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Student Columnist at UC Berkeley Argues in Favor of ‘Violent Resistance’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00am 8/18/2020 at 10:00am

The left keeps fanning the flames of violence. There is going to come a point where people have had enough and it won’t be pretty.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley ‘decolonization’ column argues in favor of ‘violent resistance’

A student columnist for the Daily Cal, the student paper at UC Berkeley, recently argued...

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University of Iowa Anticipates $100 Million Loss Due to Lack of Fall Sports

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:00am 8/18/2020 at 8:00am

What happens if we’re still dealing with Coronavirus next spring? Will schools just keep canceling sports?

KCRG News reports:

University of Iowa anticipating revenue loss of $100 million due to fall sports moving to spring

With the fall sports season being postponed until the spring, University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said the...

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